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Seven Deadly Sins: Sloth Second Edition

Sloth (Latin, Socordia) can entail different vices. While sloth is sometimes defined as physical laziness, spiritual laziness is emphasized. Failing to develop spiritually is the key to becoming guilty of sloth. In Christian faith, sloth rejects grace and God. Sloth has also been defined as a failure to do things that one should do. By this definition, evil exists when good men fail to act.
Calypso is a lovely seductress, a queen, and a goddess. She is the daughter of Atlas, Titan of the West and Lord of Endurance and Tethys, a Titaness and sea goddess. She is described as being a kind and sweet 'minor goddess'. She lives and rule an island called "Ogygia" (pronounced Oh-jee-jee-ah).
Sometime after Zeus defeated the Titans, Calypso send to the island Ogygia west of Greece. Ogygia is a phantom island that exists everywhere and nowhere. It was designed as the prison for Calypso. It is a very gorgeous place, where there are invisible servants and a beautiful garde…

Seven Deadly Sin: Greed Second Edition

Greed (Latin, avaritia) also known as avarice is a sin of excess. Greed is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power. As a secular psychological concept, greed is, similarly, an inordinate desire to acquire or possess more than one needs. The degree of in ordinance is related to the inability to control the reformulation of "wants" once desired "needs" are eliminated. It is typically used to criticize those who seek excessive material wealth, although it may apply to the need to feel more excessively moral, social, or otherwise better than someone else. The best creature that personified greed is the European (Western) dragon or better known as the classic dragon. The Western dragon tends to be quite huge and heavy with sharp-claws and ba…

Seven Deathly Sin: Wrath Second Edition

To recap:
Wrath (Latin, ira), also known as "rage", may be described as excessive and uncontrolled feelings of hatred and anger. Wrath, in its purest form, presents with self-destructiveness, violence, and hate that may provoke feuds that can go on for centuries. Wrath may persist long after the person who did another a grievous wrong is dead. Feelings of anger can manifest in different ways, including impatience, vigilantism, and revenge.

Accounts of the murder often speculate on the possible complicity of Philip of Macedon's wife, the fierce Olympias, and his half-estranged son, Alexander. The full story is less well known, but it is given in circumstantial detail by Diodorus Siculus and confirmed by Aristotle. The polygamous Philip, who 'waged war by marrying’, had several wives and numerous mistresses, but he also had male favorites. One of these, Pausanias ('beloved by him for his beauty') though the relationship is often stormy.
Though Philip was often…

The Gift of Pandora

Before the story begins, let me say that some people take umbrage at the title "Pandora's Box" and insist it should be "Pandora's Jar". They may have reason—based on what Hesiod wrote, but myths change with the re-telling and people are accustomed to "Pandora's Box," so I shall use the term, in this, my re-telling of the myth of Pandora and her box. The background to the story of Pandora's Box is the Titan Prometheus's passive-aggression towards the king of the gods, Zeus with the Dawn of Humanity. Having gotten away with or having paid the price for one misdeed, Prometheus kept going back for more. Zeus was very creative in the way he meted out punishments. Pandora was one example.
The Gift of Pandora Prometheus was mankind's benefactor. Zeus, the young King of the Gods wasn't crazy about us and didn't want us to have, among other things, fire. Prometheus, then, to remedy the situation, and ascended into heaven, with the …

Seven Deadly Sin: Lust Second Edition

To Recap:
Lust or lechery (carnal "luxuria") is an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body. It is usually thought of as excessive sexual wants, however the word was originally a general term for desire. Lust can take any form such as the lust for knowledge, the lust for sex or the lust for power. Therefore lust could involve the intense desire of money, fame, or power as well. Lust is a powerful psychological force producing intense wanting for an object, or circumstance fulfilling the emotion. Many religions separate the definition of passion and lust by further categorizing lust as type of passion for something that does not belong to oneself. A great example of lust is the daring and dangerous vampire.
Vampire. The word conjures up images of suave, handsome, or strikingly beautiful creatures, such as is depicted in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. Those of you who are fans of her books are quite familiar with the arrogant and sexy Lestat.
One of the most famo…

10 Common Myths About Weed

October: Season of Fright and Harvest

We are in fall with great weather and crazy people in politic. Here is a something special  for you.
Notus Notus (Greek Νότος, Nótos) is the Greek God of the South Wind. Notus' winds are heavy and filled with moisture, creating fog and mists. He was associated with the desiccating hot wind of the rise of Sirius after midsummer, was thought to bring the storms of late summer and autumn, and was feared as a destroyer of crops. His Roman counterpart is Auster. Notus is the son of Eos (Dawn) and Astraeus. He is the South Wind, one of the four Anemoi. In ancient Greek religion and myth, the Anemoi (Ancient Greek: Ἄνεμοι, "Winds") were Greek wind gods who were each ascribed a cardinal direction from which their respective winds came (see Classical compass winds), and were each associated with various seasons and weather conditions. They were sometimes represented as mere gusts of wind and  at other times were personified as winged men.
His brothers Boreas: North Wind