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Vulcanalia

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Today is the Vulcanalia: The Feast of Vuclan

Vulcan God of Fire and the Forge God of Metals and Metallurgy God of Volcanoes and Hammers Vulcan is Hephaestus' Roman form. As Vulcan, he becomes more disciplined, militaristic, and warlike. While the Greeks envisioned Hephaestus as a benevolent and clever Blacksmith of Heaven, the Romans believed Vulcan is also the God of Volcanoes and Fire's destructive capacity which gave him a greater respect among their people.
Vulcan was worshiped primarily to obtain his protection in averting fires, so there were numerous shrines dedicated to him where fires were most feared, such as areas near volcanoes and where grain was stored, especially at the port of Ostia. The month of August was when Vulcan was worship the most because like now August has some of the most hottest days. An interesting note is that his shrines stood outside of the walls of cities.
Vulcan established his workshop in the heart of Mount Etna, where he fashioned a giant …

Wave of Oceanus

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The Monsters of the Deep series were to introduce you to the Titan Lord who keeps them under control (most of the time.) His name is Oceanus.
Oceanus First Ruler of the Sea Titan Lord of the Oceans Father of the World Waters Oceanus is known as a Titan and also known as a Protogenoi. He is the Titan Lord of the Primeval Oceans. As a Titan and Protogenoi, he was the firstborn from Uranus and Gaia and made to live in Tartarus until freed by Kronos. While Tethys created the subterranean caverns to guide the water to earth, Oceanus provided the earth with rivers, springs and rain clouds from his ocean.  Oceanus is likewise the god who controlled the rising and setting of the heavenly bodies which are considered to emerge and descend into his watery world at the ends of the earth. Oceanus’ spouse was Tethys, the nurse, who had been thought to disperse his water to the earth via subterranean caves. He fathered the nymphs called Oceanids. These nymphs have the tails of fish and in habited a…

Monsters of the Deep III

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Levitation Great Dragon of the Sea Originally cited as a “great sea monster” in the first chapter of Genesis, the Leviathan has because synonymous with any large monster or creature like the Greek Ceto. It is to blame for tsunamis and rogue wave destroying the regions. According to legend; the Leviathan was a fire-breathing sea dragon of such immense size that the sea boils when it swims on the surface. It ruthlessly and fearlessly rules over all the creatures of the sea. The Leviathan’s skin is like a double coat of mail, with overlapping scales as large as shields on its back, and as sharp and  hard as diamonds on  its underbelly.  Piercing  and slashing weapons will simply bounce off such protection. It breaths smoke from its nostrils and flames from its mouth which is rimmed with teeth. Its fins radiate a brilliant light and its eyes are like the shine of the sun. No living thing on earth could ever hope to oppose its might. Leviathan roamed the sea, breathing fire and spewing sm…

Monsters of the Deep II

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Probably no legendary creature was as horrifying as the Kraken, a giant sea monster. According to stories this huge, many armed, creature looked like an island when motionless and could reach as high as the top of a sailing ship's main mast with its arms deployed. The Kraken is a legendary sea monster often mentioned in pirate myths. It was said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Iceland. People thought the monster to be some sort of giant squid, living in the deep of the ocean and surfacing from time to time to attack ships. Some claim that islands that were seen from time to time and subsequently vanished may actually have been Kraken sightings. The Kraken was a cephalopod-like beast, with a squid-like mantle, a number of long, suckered tentacles at the base of its head. Some of these were as thick around as a galleon's main mast, most significant were the two long forearms powerful enough to split a ship into fragments in mere seconds. The huge suckers on the Kraken'…

Monster of the Deep

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I am watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. I was seeing a monster shark called Megalodon. This great beast hunt at Capetown, South Africa, Hawaii , Indonesia, Gulf of Mexico etc. Scientists stated the Megalodon is extinct.
What is a Megalodon?:

1. Megalodon's teeth were about 7 inches long...
Megalodon didn't earn its name ("giant tooth") for nothing. The teeth of this prehistoric shark were over half a foot long, serrated, and heart-shaped (by comparison, the biggest teeth of a Great White Shark are only about three inches long). You have to go back 65 million years—to none other than Tyrannosaurus Rex—to find a creature with consistently bigger choppers, though the canines of some saber-toothed cats also measured up.
2. ...and were once described as "tongue stones." Because sharks are constantly shedding their teeth--thousands and thousands over the course of a lifetime--Megalodon teeth have been found all over the world, from antiquity to moder…