10/24/12

Goddess of the Week: Peitho

Rachel needs a goddess who'll help her land an awesome book deal. She needs Peitho, the Greek goddess of persuasion because, lord knows, great writing isn't enough to get you what you want.

Peitho, who with her good friend Aphrodite equaled the one-two seduction punch of the ancient world, knew that it was much better to persuade people into giving you want you want than to compel people into giving you want you want.

Peitho flatters and flirts. She kisses asses and butters bread. But mostly she builds her reputation on competence and logic. Knowing that people tend toward self interest, she endeavors to show people how in helping her they, actually, help themselves.  So work on that cover letter, Rachel! Practice that elevator pitch, and, mostly, let Peitho remind you that you are fabulous and that you deserve success. Don't be your own worst enemy. Be competent. Be logical, and go!




11 comments:

claire said...

My pantheon of goddesses expands splendidly thanks to you.
Best of luck to Rachel and Peitho!

Shell Sherree said...

All the best to Rachel! With Margaret and Peitho in your corner, you're well on your way.

drnickle2 said...

Your article inspired me and much informative. Really fabulous.

drnickle2 said...

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Tony Van Helsing said...

I don't remember seeing Peitho in Clash of the Titans.

Ms M said...

I've not come across Peitho before. Definitely a goddess who is important!
And best wishes to Rachel.

Petrea Burchard said...

Good luck to Rachel!

Susan Campisi said...

It takes a strong goddess to know that sometimes you just have to kiss some ass to get what you want. Best of luck, Rachel!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Were u able 2 final a picture of Goddess Peitho? And, is she Italian??

Jean Spitzer said...

Smart goddess.

altadenahiker said...

She's a double-edged sword. Not that I ever held her in my hand. The gift of persuasion can get you everything, but a little too easily. I wouldn't mind easy, but it probably wouldn't do me any favors in the long run.