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The Tree People at Night: the Oldest Dance

The priestesses of Dionysus frolicked with satyrs in the night, in processions lit by pine pitch torches. It’s still going on!

The old myth was not about people, or, better put, it was about people who took their identity from trees, and were, for all purposes, the trees that got up and danced. 13 more words

Beauty

Drawings

If anybody wants to try and draw the Elementals or other creatures from my novel, they are welcome to do so as long as they show me the pictures before they post them. 44 more words

Folly and Moonlight - National Poetry Month - Day 14

A poem before sleep.

How much folly is wisdom?

Even Now

Yes, even now, in this dark,
as shadows thicken and night
breathes deep last light, 62 more words

Poetry

Ancient Roots of the Flamenco Dancer

The flamenco is a rustic dance with possible roots to the Cabeiri. Castanets are associated with the Satyrs and their parents—the Dactyls and the… 119 more words

Mythology

What Are Satyrs? Little Worse Than the Sailors in This Story

Pausanias, 1.23.5

“Because I wished to know more than another about Satyrs—who they are—I traveled to many men for stories of them. The Carian Euphemus told me that once while sailing to Italy he was led off his course by the winds and into the sea beyond in which others do not sail. 215 more words

Greek

Σειληνοί / Silenoi

Η Σειληνοί ήταν πνεύματα ( δαίμονες ) των ρεόντων υδάτων και της ευφορίας της γης. Κατάγονταν από τη Θράκη και τη Φρυγία και ήταν σύντροφοι του θεού Διονύσου,  γιοί του Σειληνού ( μάντης και διαπαιδαγωγός του Διονύσου ) καθώς επίσης και προπάτορες των φυλών των Σατύρων και των Ορειάδων (νύμφες του βουνού).Συνήθως αναπαρίστανται ως (ηλικιωμένοι σε κάποιες περιπτώσεις) σάτυροι με ουρά αλόγου όπως και αυτιά, μύτη γαμψή και συχνά καλύπτονται με μακρυά φουντωτή χαίτη.Οι δώδεκα αρσενικοί φύλακες του Διονύσου , όταν εκείνος ήταν βρέφος , γνωστοί ως Φήρες Λάμιοι, ήταν πιθανώς Σειληνοί (κατά άλλους κένταυροι).Υπάρχουν αρκετές αναφορές γι ‘αυτούς από τον Όμηρο, τον Παυσανία, τον Στράβωνα και πολλούς άλλους.

ANCIENT GREECE

short story: Winter Solstice (part 2 of 2)

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IN THE Fairy Court as the soft snow fell, the Winter Giantess visited to behold the Child-Eater Rue had caught. She wished to see if the Fairy Queen’s favor had been kept. 3,907 more words

Fairy King