MythTickle by Justin Thompson

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  1. legaleagle48

    legaleagle48 said, over 3 years ago

    Poor Venus. She’s probably beyond mortified that the plant that bears her name is a monstrous, remorseless, carnivore (yet she dated the God of War at one time — why?)!

  2. Odd Dog

    Odd Dog GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Gotta say you’ve a great ( but twisted ) sense of humor Justin.
    Love it.

  3. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t you just love the facial expressions… esp. panel 4.

  4. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Nothing more crude than a burping Venus Fly-Trap!
    —But it’s just the great circle of life, Venus!

  5. Frank Siegle

    Frank Siegle GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    it’s the way of the world, Venus.

  6. jason thompson

    jason thompson said, over 3 years ago

    Yep, yet more priceless facial expressions. Love todays strip. ;:^)

  7. Master Diver

    Master Diver GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    She could change her name to Aphrodite…

  8. rkozakand

    rkozakand said, over 3 years ago


    according to all the stories Venus was vain, self centered, manipulative, and totally without any concern for others, she would eat up men and spit them out with no concern whatever. The plant is well named.
    Of course, the plant is named after the planet which was named for the goddess.
    Just as the days of the week were named after the 7 ancient Venus has Friday
    Freya’s day, Freya being the Germanic equivalent to Venus.
    Venerdi in Italian. Venus’s day

  9. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @ rkozakand,
    Dude, it’s a comc strip. Don’t take it so seriously, it doesn’t. You know your stuff, that’s for sure.

  10. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Here, Venus, ever see a Sundew or Darlingtonia?
    Some years ago, I got invited to a BLM and FS presentation on chamaecyparus and efforts to stop the blight. Went through several areas outside of Cave Junction. The most noteworthy was having an impromptu meeting in a Darlingtonia fen, standing in about 3" of slowly moving water. At least one tiny Sundew was on the edge of the fen. One of the botanists cut open a dead Darlingtonia and it was filled with insect exoskeletons. Mythtickle’s version of Venus would freak to see that.

  11. Saucy1121

    Saucy1121 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Seymour was the fellow who grew the plant. The plant was named Audrey II (after the girl he loved).

  12. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, over 3 years ago


    The plant in Little Shop of Horrors was named Audrey (or Audrey 2 in the musical)…

  13. MihirAsher

    MihirAsher GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Cause all’s fair in love and war!

  14. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 3 years ago


    " Just as the days of the week were named after the 7 ancient Venus has Friday Freya’s day, Freya being the Germanic equivalent to Venus.
    Where is Fenrisulfr when we need him?

    Freya is not analogous to Venus. She is closer to Hera/Rhea combined with Vesta with a dash of Ceres/Demeter.
    True, your reference to Italian and most Modern Romance Language use the names of Roman Gods for day names except Saturday and Sunday, which in Italian are Sabato and Domenica, respectively.

    In English then Italian
    Monday ~ Lunedi from Latin Luna as the Moon
    Tuesday (Norse Tyr, German Twiz or Tviz or Tiw),~ Martedi, from the Roman God Mars.
    .Wednesday(Norse Odin, Old German Wotan) ~Mercoledi, presumably from Mercury.(You really think Odin was analogous to Mercury, messenger of the gods?)
    Thursday(Thor’s day) ~ Giovedi, presumably referring to Jove.
    Friday (prob Frigg’s day) ~ Venerdi related to the goddess Venus.

    But the important thing to remember is that English is a Germanic language. Any conflation between Venus and Hera is an extreme reach, regardless of how languages shift over time, especially as a result of conquest. So English is an admixture of Celtic/Gaelic, Breton(includes a bit of France, the Germanic Angles and Saxons, Jute(Denmark), and Scandinavian(which cross-pollinated with several Germanic languages) and Netherland Dutch(another germanic language), and Gaelic seems to have a bit of Phoenician influence.

    The Babylonians had a seven day week before Greece, Rome , Germany and Scandinavia developed ordered societies.

    There are two excellent websites for mythology, far better than Wikipedia, but their links are stored on another computer that I cannot easily access.

    No offense intended, but I have troubles trying to make Frigg(Frigga in AE) or Freya analogous with Venus, or Odin analogous to Mercury, who in my opinion is closer to Loki.

    The Roman gods, like the Greeks’ lived at Olympus, which became part of Rome, but the poets placed them everywhere, including the heavens, better to fit in with their largely animist religions.


  15. JusSayin

    JusSayin said, over 3 years ago

    PS: Saturn/Cronus was not a god, but a titan, and father to most of the gods. Minerva/Artemis had an unusual history, and the birth of Venus/Aphrodite is intriguing, and separates Venus/Aphrodite even further from Frigga.


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