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Rest in the Field of Elysium

Elysian, a word from Greek Mythology relating to Elysium, meaning:  Blissful, blessed, celestial, heavenly, ethereal. It is an adjective describing something peaceful and perfect, something divinely inspired something beautifully creative.  “Being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods” Elysium is the place of paradise for the heroic and the virtuous. The souls of those who had either died a hero's death or led a virtuous life will live in peace in Elysium forever. Elysium seemed to be the only happy part of the Underworld, and beyond its gates, one could see neighborhoods of beautiful houses from every time-period in history. Originally only heroes whom the gods had made immortal went to Elysium. Eventually, it became the destination of anyone who had lived a righteous life. Chosen by the gods, the souls of mortals and demigods who have been good, righteous, and/or heroic, would remain after death to live a blessed and happy eternal death, and indul…

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Happy Mother's Day

Guiding Light Mom

Mom, from the time I was really young,
I realized I had,
who always cared,
who always protected me,
who was always there for me no matter what.
You taught me right from wrong,
and pushed me to do the right thing,
even when it was hard to do.
You took care of me when I was sick,
and your love helped make me well.
You had rules,
and I learned that when I obeyed them,
my life was simpler, better, richer.
You were and are
the guiding light of my life.
My heart is filled with love for you,
my teacher, my friend, my mother.

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs
Mother Goddess A mother goddess is a goddess who represents, or is a personification of nature, motherhood, fertility, creation, destruction or who embodies the bounty of the Earth. When equated with the Earth or the natural world, such goddesses are sometimes referred to as Mother Earth or as the Earth Mother. The mother goddess may also have many different roles. The mother goddess can be distinguished from the Earth Mother (earth…