Bendis was originally from Thrace, which was in Southeast Europe, but like all goddesses worth her salt, she moved to the Big Apple to make her way in the world, and in Bendis's day, the Big Apple was Athens.
When Bendis went to Athens she couldn't find an apartment to save her life, and, being new in town, the gods on Mount Olympus wouldn't even return her calls. But Bendis didn't get discouraged. She let her unfailing fashion sense open doors for her. Wearing a fetching short skirt, a fur stole draped over one shoulder, knee-high boots and a hipster hat, Bendis was page five material in no time.
Soon, people were even having nighttime horse races to honor Bendis. Like modern relays, horse riders would pass a flaming torch (always a fun idea!) from one rider to the other until a horse and rider either passed the finish line or else everyone died tragically of third degree burns.
Secure in her celebrity among the people, she didn't have to look for an apartment anymore. Her worshippers made her a temple with a totally awesome view of the Parthenon, marble floors, a second bedroom, and even a garbage disposal (and those were really hard to find).
Bendis reminds us that when you are hunting for anything--from an apartment to the perfect macaroon (La Maison du Chocolat, Wendy), the key is to know your adversary and prepare accordingly. Do you have the right boots for the job? No? Then you need to get them. (How about these?) Don't take no for an answer. Meet obstacles with style and elan. People will be LUCKY to have you as a neighbor! You are charming, kind, witty, creative, and dependable. Don't forget it! You bring something to this equation. You bring you, and that's a big plus.
Channel this goddess: When apartment hunting, when hunting for your heart's desire, when updating your wardrobe, when looking for a good pair of boots or a hipster hat.
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