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Jason and Argonauts: Part V

Suspecting her father would do something evil, Medea informed Jason and agreed to help him steal the Golden Fleece, only if he took her away with him and married her. With little choice; Jason consented to take her away from her father and also to marry her. Jason, Medea, and Orpheus went to the location of the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was nailed to a tree in a small garden and guarded by the Sleepless Dragon. This dragon was actually more of a giant serpent in the tradition of the "dragons" found in the most ancient dragon-centered texts. Like most dragons in epics, it met an unlucky fate. Orpheus and Medea, in a joint effort of music and sorcery, put the beast to sleep while Jason quietly took the Golden Fleece. Jason killed him. They rushed back to the Argo and immediately set sail, for they knew King Aeetes would chase them once he found out Medea’s treachery.
Apsyrtus was only a child and was in the Argo with his sister. As Aeëtes and the pursuing Colchians gai…

Jason and the Argonaut: Part IV

Before the Argonauts arrived in Aea, capital of Colchis, Lady Hera knew they would need the help of Medea, daughter of King Aeëtes. Like her aunt, the immortal Circe, Medea was powerful sorceress and high priestess of Hecate, Goddess of Magic and Witchcraft. Hera knew that the Argonauts would fail in their quest without Medea's magic.

To achieve this, Hera wanted Medea to fall madly in love with Jason, that she would even betray her father. Hera commanded Aphrodite to let her son Eros to make Medea instantly fall in love with Jason, with one of his arrow. Aphrodite agreed and instructed Eros, making Medea falling under Jason's charm.

When Jason arrived with his men in Aea, Hera made sure that the first person to meet Jason would be Medea, who instantly fell in love with the hero when Eros pierced her with his arrow. The Argonauts went ashore and decided to make their way to the city of Aea, to the court of King Aeëtes of Colchis.

As a guest of Aeëtes, Jason was entertained, u…

Jason and Argonaut: Part III

Adventures on the way The Argonauts started their trip with feelings of joy and enthusiasm. They were only seeking for some excitement and wanted to experience new ways, to see the world around them. They thought it was just a usual journey and didn’t know that this journey would change the life of most of them. They had no idea about the adventures and horrible things to come, nor did they know that some would never return back.
Landing on Lemnos For a long time, the island of Lemnos had been inhabited only by women and it was there that the Argo first weighed anchor. These women had provoked the wrath of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love, for not worshipping her and as a sign of vengeance she had cursed them with horrible body odor. Unable to bear the awful stench, their husbands had deserted them to this isolate island. Humiliated and furious for their appalling condition, the women had murdered every male on the island. There they lived with their queen Hypsipyle until the day Jason an…

Jason and Argonaut: Part II

In Iolcus; Pelias, son of Poseidon and Tyro, had anger the Goddess Hera, by murdering his stepmother, Sidero, at the goddess' altar! To further anger Hera, when Pelias became king of Iolcus, he banned people from worshipping her. Talk about a death sentence. Hera is Queen of the Gods and tormentor of Hercules and Zeus’s other illegitimate children. So can you say royally screw?
Let back up a bit. Tyro (Pelias’s mother) married her uncle Cretheus, king of Iolcus in Thessaly years ago. Tyro bore him three sons: Aeson, Amythaon and Pheres. When her husband died; Aeson, being Cretheus' eldest son, should have inherited the throne from his father. Pelias seized the throne and had his half-brother Aeson thrown into prison. But Aeson had a son, Jason, who as baby was send to be in the care of Chiron,  a wise Centaur and Trainer of Heroes. Pelias learned from Delphi that a man (Aeolid) with one sandal would cause his death.
Many years later, Pelias was holding games in honor of the S…

Jason and Argonaut: Part I

Aries the Ram usher in the zodiacs and spring. It was the ram's fleece that is sought after by Jason and Argonaut. How?

Once upon a time; Athamas, a founder of Halos in Thessaly but also king of the city of Orchomenus in Boeotia, took as his first wife the cloud goddess Nephele. They had two children, the boy Phrixus and the girl Helle. Later years Athamas became enamored of and married Ino, the daughter of Cadmus, Founder King of Thebes (Greek). When Nephele left in anger, drought came upon the land by Lord Zeus.
Ino was jealous of her stepchildren for they are next in line for the throne and plotted their deaths. She persuaded Athamas that sacrificing Phrixus was the only way to end the drought. Nephele and Hermes appeared to the children with a winged ram whose fleece was of gold. On the ram's back, Phrixus and his sister Helle escaped as the ram flew across the sea. Helle, however, fell and drowned at Hellespont, which was named after her.
Phrixus arrived safely in Aea, a…

Happy St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. Along with St. Nicholas and St. Valentine, the secular world shares our love of these saints. This is also a day when everyone's Irish. He is the Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, 17 March, 461.  His father, Calphurnius, was a deacon from a Roman family of high social standing. His mother, Conchessa, was a close relative of the great patron St. Martin of Tours. St. Patrick's grandfather, Pontius, was also a member of the clergy. Surprisingly, St. Patrick himself was not raised with a strong emphasis on religion. Education was not particularly stressed during his childhood either. When St. Patrick was 16 years old, he was captured by Irish pirates early in the morning from his family's estate. They brought him to Ireland where he was sold into slavery in Dalriada. There, his job was to tend sheep. Saint Patrick's …

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Strong Women: Lilith

For the ladies around the world; you are the equal to any man and stronger than closed-minded men.

Goddess of Woman’s Equality The First Feminist
"Male and female he created them," proclaims Genesis in its first version of humanity's creation. But the Bible later changes its mind, explaining the creation of woman as God's afterthought. Jewish tradition outside the Bible understood the difference: there was a female created simultaneously with Adam, and her name was Lilith.
When Adam suggested intercourse to Lilith, she enthusiastically agreed. Adam then instructed Lilith to lie down beneath him. Adam feared to be scratch up by Lilith’s talons for feet.  Insulted, as Adam’s equal, Lilith refused to lie on her back while Adam took the dominant position in sex (missionary style). Lilith believed that they should make love as equals (the beast with two backs). Adam was adamantly against this, wanting his wife to be submissive. Lilith said fuck it and left the Garde…

Snow Day

Well God Boreas and Goddess Khione created a snow day on the East Coast.  
Boreas is the Greek God of the North Wind and Winter. Boreas is the son of Eos (Goddess of Dawn) and the Titan Astraeus and the brother of Zephyrus, Eurus and Notus. Unlike the gentle Zephyrus, however, the violent and stormy North Wind was capable of terrific destruction. Gods often appealed to him to torment mortals, such as the time Hera asked him to shipwreck the hero Heracles (Roman’s Hercules) on the island of Cos. Still, he often helped sailors by providing them with a friendly breeze. Him and his brothers works under Aeolus, Master of the Winds. He is at home beside the river Strymon, but also inhabits a castle on Mount Haemus, a favorite haunt of the monster Typhon. Boreas blew from the north, whistling through his conch. He often is depicted as being amber-winged, extremely strong, sporting a beard, and normally clad in a short pleated tunic. Boreas can change to his Roman form, Aquilon when he was w…