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Lights of the Heaven Edition I

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The Sight of Helios
Today is the Beginning of Summer. The Summer Solstice begin at 1:16 pm so I think to honor the Sun at it highest. I have choose to honor Helios today.   Helios is the Titan God of the Sun. He is the son of the Titan Hyperion and Titaness Theia and the brother of Eos, Goddess of Dawn and Selene, Mother Moon. By the Oceanid Perse, he became the father of Aeetes: King of Colchis, the Great Enchantress Circe, and Queen Pasiphae of Crete. His other two daughters are Phaethusa and Lampetia. At the end of each night his sister, rosy-fingered Eos rises from her home in the east and, mounted on a chariot, she rides to Olympus to announce the approach of her brother, Helios. Once Helios appears Eos becomes Hemera (Day) and escorts him on his travels across the sky until, becoming Hespera, she announces their safe arrival on the western shores of Ocean. Awaken by the rooster, his sacred animal, he leaves his splendid palace in the far east and daily travels his four-horse char…

Happy Father's Day

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Well many people think because they had sex and created a child they are a dad.  However, that couldn’t be further from the truth. That short span of personal pleasure does not qualify one for the dad title. So, in my opinion if you’re one of those deadbeat dads who walk around bragging about your children but do little to nothing for them, then the title really doesn’t apply to you.
A real dad is someone who truly loves you. Now that word love encompasses unconditional love. That means they are always there to help. They hurt when you hurt. They are human but will admit their mistakes when wrong. That while they will always be protective, they will let you grow while making sure you does not stray too far off course. They do not judge but try to help yet, they will try to provide what is important to you while teaching you responsibility and values.  A dad is someone we can confide in when we are down and out. Who is always ready with a kiss and a big hug? They will not condemn, yel…

An article about two dad families

Gay Fathers Day: Two-Dad Families Doing Well in Transition to ParenthoodReleased:6/14/2010 9:00 AM EDT
Embargo expired:6/14/2010 10:10 AM EDT
Source:Alliant International University Newswise — The first study ever to examine the experiences of gay male partners who became fathers via surrogacy shows that they are more likely than heterosexual fathers to scale back their careers in order to care for their children. Also, these fathers report that their self-esteem and their closeness with their extended families increases after becoming parents. In most respects, life changes resulting from parenthood were very much like those experienced by heterosexual couples – closer relations with co-workers, a transition away from single friends toward other couples (straight and gay) with children, and less time for sleep, exercise, and hobbies. The study involved 40 gay men who became parents through surrogacy, an assisted reproductive technique in which prospective parents contract with a woman to…

Happy Flag Day

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The Fourth of July is traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York S…

Home is Where Heart is I

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Hestia, Greek Goddess of the Hearth and Home Her parents are the Titans, Lord Cronus & Lady Rhea. She is their first child. But Cronus, made fearful by a prophecy that one of his children would grow up to usurp his throne, quickly swallowed the infant Hestia (as he did the brothers and sisters that followed) in order to prevent the fulfillment of the prophecy. Later, following the birth of Zeus, the grieving goddess Rhea tricked her husband into swallowing a rock wrapped in swaddling instead of the infant, causing him to vomit up all the babies he had swallowed. First in, Hestia was the last to be disgorged.  The Goddess Hestia grew in grace and beauty and soon caught the attention of the gods Apollo and Poseidon who both sought her hand in marriage. But Hestia wasn't having any of it . . . saying that Aphrodite's and Queen Hera’s ways (romance and marriage) were not her way, she placed her hand on Zeus' brow and swore an oath that she would not marry. More than anything …

The Blessing of Marriage I

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Juno, or to spell it the Latin way, Iuno, is the Roman Great Goddess, the Queen of the Gods, Sky-Goddess, Protectress of Women, Mother of Mars, Wife of Jupiter, She of the many epithets and a very long history of worship in Rome. She was one of the Capitoline Triad, with Jupiter and Minerva, Who were considered the three main Deities of Rome. She is an especial Protectress of women in marriage and childbirth, and many of Her epithets relate to that aspect, but She could also have a more civic or martial character as Protectress of the Roman people. Juno Regina, or Juno the Queen, is Juno in Her aspect of Queen of the Gods and Queen of Heaven. As Queen, She holds the scepter and wields the thunderbolt. She was the patroness of the State of Roman. In that aspect, she was portrayed as wearing the goat-skin cloak of Roman soldiers and worshiped as both a battle goddess and a goddess of reason, who would guide the Romans both to wartime and civil victory.  As each man was believed to have…