Mine: The coming of the soul to the weighing of its worth in the Kemetic (Egyptian) afterlife. Is YOUR soul lighter than a feather? And related, the tale of Isis' search for lost Osiris.
Runner-up: Leda and the Swan. It's beautiful, miserable, and outlandish. And feathery. And a reminder that the divine does not fall upon us by our choice, and what comes of it is beautiful but usually that something beautiful originates in a moment of keen, human pain that perhaps can be redeemed by what follows (or sometimes not), but can never be justified by what follows.
What myths, what moments of the marvelous from truly ancient stories, have stuck in your mind, and why?
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