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Some Thoughts on the Big and Little of it

Last week I pointed out that the Indo-European peoples had more than their share of stories about their predecessors being abnormally short (gnomes/elves/fairies) or tall (giants) and asked anyone who was interested if they might have any ideas as to why that was. 469 more words

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Scentual Sunday

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
L’Orfeo: Act III: Possente spirto
Orfeo: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
John Eliot Gardiner: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir

L’Orfeo (SV 318), sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo, is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. 413 more words

Scentual Sunday

Fairies and Giants, Elves and Gnomes

I thought this week I would do things a little different; a brief commentary followed by a couple questions I hope will generate some interesting responses. 303 more words

Celtic Myth

Greek Mythology God and Goddesses Documentary

To get your writing juices started this fair day, from the history channel. Think of those myths and how they are still prevalent today. How can you use the stories, morals, events, or elements of human nature can be used. Enjoy……

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Peaceful Combat

The Olympic Games, were held every four years in Ancient Greece, in honour of the gods. Attributing them mythical origin, the games were more than simply entertainment but festivals of peace giving. 330 more words

The Art Of Narrative

Bible:

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17 ESV… 404 more words

Be That Star That Shines in the Darkness

During the Renaissance people began once again to explore and experiment with the world around them. One area of science which made great leaps during this time was astronomy.  85 more words