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Aviary at the Gates of Heaven: Examining the Bird Symbolism in the Thoth Empress Card
"This card, summed up, may be called the Gate of Heaven." Book of Thoth, p. 77. Eight birds adorn the fourth card of the Thoth Deck Major Arcana, The Empress. These eight birds, their variant symbology united, point at one overarching meaning -- as...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
Harding, Deborah
Deborah Harding began gardening alongside her parents when she was just able to walk. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two daughters. She writes articles on herbal concerns for magazines and web-zines, and gives lectures and workshops on growing herbs...
Real Interviews >> Authors
Arcane Ruminations
Special Plates Notice how each particle moves. Notice how everyone has just arrived here from a journey. Notice how each wants a different food. Notice how the stars vanish as the sun comes up, and how all streams stream toward the ocean. Look at the chefs...
Tarot Cards >> The Major Arcana
The Muses
Nine Goddesses, the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, charged with overseeing intellectual and artistic endeavor: Erato, Euterpe, Kalliope, Klio, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania. The realms of the muses: Erato Love Poetry Euterpe Lyric...
Deities & Heros >> Greek
How Odin Became Santa Claus: Symbolism and Pagan Origins of a Gift-Giving Saint
The story begins in the northern regions of Europe where the supreme god Odin, also known as Wodan among the German tribes, reigned. (He still lives among us in Wednesday, which is Wodan’s day). Odin/Wodan was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge,...
Deities & Heros >> Nordic & Germanic
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism
King Arthur and the Cymry Heroes
The Celtic Britons called themselves the Cymry, which meant "fellow countrymen" in their Celtic tongue. Once Roman rule ended in Britain in about 410 A.D., a power vacuum developed, leading to the onslaught of Germanic invasions by Angles and Saxons,...
Saga of Times Past >> Legend and Prehistory

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Cherewatuk to deliver spring Mellby Lecture on grief in epic poetry
In her lecture, titled “The Tears of Things: Epic Grief,” Cherewatuk will examine scenes from various epic poems that represent grief, drawing from famous epics such as Homer's Iliad and Virgil's Aeneid, as well as less well-known epics such as Derek ...
UGA grad writes epic poem he says serves as sequel to Bible
To Brett Farkas, the world hasn't seen a great epic poem since John Milton's “Paradise Regained” 345 years ago. But Farkas believes that drought has ended.
First female epic poet, forgotten voice of the Renaissance and Galileo's pen pal
She, a polymath and the first Italian woman to publish a work of epic poetry, had earned a name among both literary and scientific circles.
Poets Give Voice to Art in 'Sound and Sense' at Wadsworth Museum
The literary element is an excerpt from the epic poem “The Columbiad,” written by Joel Barlow, a Connecticut-born poet and diplomat, and published in 1807.
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Photographs are structured with the equivalent of poetry's metrical cadences and internal rhymes, and treated less as generators of translatable ideas than of suggestive metaphors. 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th Street, 212-423-3500, ....

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