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I don’t know if the ancient Greeks had a Labor Day, but if they did, it was likely a festival dedicated to Ponos. Ponos was the minor god of labor. Starting with his mother, Eris, the goddess of discord, his entire family tree was populated with gods of terrible things, such as murder, lies, and pain. They say hard work builds character, but I think the ancient Greeks may have had a different perspective since it was lumped in with the nasty side of life, like fighting.
Happy Labor Day!
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