Thursday, July 14, 2011


Those of you who know me know that I am a hard-core advocate of kettlebells and kettlebell workouts.  I have been using Dragon Door Publications' Kettlebell Goddess dvd for about a year now, sporadically (ok, ok, at least once a week, but more when I can, or when the weather's too bad for me to take my workouts outdoors). One of my favorites--and the workout I've since been inspired to work up to for at least twice a week, every week--is one named after Odyne, the Greek goddess of pain.

Every time I complete this work-out (or, almost, as I still can't hack the double-cleans after the double-swings with my 20-pounders), I feel stronger, more in control, and a lot of my anger subsides.  I also get curious about the goddess for whom my favorite workout was named.  Here's my problem--I'm not finding much, other than quick, tepid, "oh-she-was-the-Goddess-of-Pain-and-she's-Greek" stuff.

I'm going to try and do a deep-web search later this afternoon if I'm able (and can remember) but if anyone has links they might be willing to share, it would be greatly appreciated.


  1. What did you find out?

  2. Nothing yet, other than the usual. . . very disheartening, but I'll keep looking. Maybe I'm not digging deep enough, or hitting the right sources.