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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fertility – May Day; MSH#15 – Vanir; Mary, the Virgin Mother of God (celebrated the month of May)

May Day is a joyful celebration of the return of fertility to the earth. [Yeah! Spring!] It is often pictured as flower bedecked girls dancing around May poles. [A pretty phallic symbol and celebration of sexuality.]

Mythological Species of Humanoids #15 – the Vanir – From Norse Mythology, The Prose Edda (the Younger Edda) and The Poetic Edda (the Elder Edda). Long ago, the war gods, the Aesir of Asgard, waged a war on the fertility gods, the Vanir of Vanaheim, known also for wisdom, prophecy and dark magic.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Arbor Day and Mythological Species of Humanoids #14 and #15 - dryad and hamadryads

Happy Arbor Day everybody! A day to celebrate and plant trees is a great day!
Here's some facts I rounded up about today. I've put the link below the facts, if you like what you see.
The first Arbor Day was on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Julius Sterling Morton (1832-1902), a Nebraska journalist and politician originally from Michigan started it. A second Arbor Day took place in 1884 and it was made an annual legal holiday in 1885, using April 22nd to coincide with Morton's birthday.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Vigil Mass and Happy Earth Day

Well, I wasn't planning on writing on this topic. I've already written about Easter, but the Easter Vigil mass this year moved me. And the topic of the homily was directly related to this blog, so I decided to post an extra entry.

Let me set the stage. It was a typical busy Holy Saturday, full of grocery shopping, Easter Egg dying, taxiing kids, defending Peter Jackson's

Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter and Mythological Humanoids # 13 - Flower Fairies

Easter is amazing!

The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ from the dead is perfectly placed this time of year as the new life of spring reinvigorates everything.

I'm not sure there is much I can add to this wonderful holiday.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Holy Week and Mythological Humanoid # 12 – Centaur

First a little poesy:
Spring, my Spring, where do you hide? North Wind don't cast her aside. We ache to stroke her gentle face, to hear her color, smell her grace. Ah! There you are at last...

This is the holiest week of the year for Christians.

Palm Sunday - Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a colt, the foal of an ass, symbolizing the return of the conquering king, coming in humility and peace. The populous responds with elation. They lay palm fronds and

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Rabbits - Picture Book Review – Tops and Bottoms, by Janet Stevens and Mythological Humanoids #11 – Pookas

I'm going to continue using characters from SylFae Tree Saga, my work in progress for this picture book review, because I think it adds interest, it helps me explore my characters better and I enjoy it.

    “Hi, Caitlynn! What'd you got?” Lukas called to her as she came in his gate.
    She smiled and waved. “Hi, Lukas! I've brought your homework.”
    “What's in your hand?” Lucas pointed to the book she carried.
    “Oh this! It's one of my favorite picture books. I read it to some third graders today for hobby time.” Caitlynn crossed the grass to where Lucas was.