Friday, September 12, 2008
In mythology Circe is a sorceress, known for her magic and knowledge of herbs and potions.
In the Odyssey, Circe invites Odysseus 's crew to dinner and turns them into pigs, bar one who escapes to tell Odysseus. He goes to rescue them and is warned by Hermes that he must use the herb moly to protect himself from Circe's potions. He does so and he and Circe become lovers.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Ajax the Great is a hero of the Trojan war, noted for his strength and bravery. He has several fights with Hector and is also instrumental is retrieving both the bodies of Partroclus and Achilles after they are killed. After burying Achilles he competes with Odysseus for Achilles' magical armour, but loses.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Mordred is the result of the unknowingly incestuous union of KingArthur and his half-sister Morgause. A prophecy warns Arthur that a child born on May Day will be the cause of his death and the fall of his kingdom, so all the children of nobles born in May, including Mordred, are collected and sent on an old boat out to sea. The boat is wrecked but Mordred survives. He later becomes one of Arthur's Knights but while Arthur is away tries to seize Guinevere. Arthur returns and kills Mordred, but not before he has dealt Arthur a wound that eventually causes his death.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
A typical Texas Hill Country landscape, painted in watercolor, of course. Live Oak tree, bluebonnets, windmill and farm. A scene we love, here in Texas.
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