GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND THE GOD’S VAGUE FAMILY TREES

The geographical origins of Western literature lie in areas as diverse as the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Central European Forests and the North western coasts, each of which had a lot of myths, legends and some of them were written down.

Now, if you see Greek mythology, the family tree is so vague and confusing, that it will take any human more than 1 life to understand this tree. Let me put before you a  few facts about the mythology of Greece :-

  • Greek mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices.
  • It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece.
  • The word mythology, (“exposition of myths”), comes from Middle French ‘mythologie’, from Late Latin ‘mythologia’, from Greek ’μυθολογία mythologia’  (“legendary lore, a telling of mythic legends; a legend, story, tale”) from μῦθος mythos (“myth”) and –’λογία –logia’ (“study”).
  • Greek mythology has over a 1000 gods and goddesses, most of them being a product of inbreeding.
  • The prominent Gods of Greek mythology are… ……
  1. Zeus – The All -Father
  2. Poseidon – The god of Water (Restricted mostly to oceans)
  3. Hades – The god of the Underworld
  4. Apollo – The sun god and Zeus’s son
  5. Hermes – The god of mischief
  6. Dionysus – The god of wine
  7. Eros – The god of Love
  8. Hercules – The god of strength
  9.  Ares – The god of war
  10. Hephaestus – The god of the blacksmiths
  • The prominent goddesses are …….
  1. Hera –  Zeus’s sister as well as his wife
  2. Aphrodite – The goddess of lust and Zeus’s sister
  3. Athena – Zeus’s sister and daughter
  4.  Demeter – The goddess of fertility
  5. Artemis – Goddess of hut
  6. Hestia – The goddess of hearth and domestic life
  7. Hecate – The goddess of magic
  8. Hygea – The goddess of health and hygiene
  9. Iris – The goddess of rainbows
  10. Tyche – The goddess of prosperity and fortune

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Witchcraft and Satanism – Hoax or truth ?

[More information can be derived from the below stated websites]

[Even if you dont read the entire blog, please read the last part (not about witchcraft, just an addition I have been wanting to post about)as it can help save someone from doing something he/she may regret later]

So, a few days ago, as I was looking up for information on interesting topics for a project, I came across the term “WITCHCRAFT AND SATANISM”.[Dont worry, I am not a Satanist XD]

But on a more serious note, how many of us know what witchcraft is ? And no I do not mean old, haggard ladies riding on their broomsticks after dusk. Do we even know what Witchcraft or Satanism actually means? Let me put it out for you guys

Witchcraft :- Witchcraft broadly means the practice of, and belief in, magical skills and abilities that are able to be exercised by individuals and certain social groups. Also, the false assumption that witches worship Satan is false.

According to Greek mythology, the witches worships the goddess Hecate , who is Trivia in Roman mythology. Also, some witches may believe in Crone. The crone is a stock character in folklore and fairy tale, an old woman. In some stories, she is disagreeable, malicious, or sinister in manner, often with magical or supernatural associations that can make her either helpful or obstructing. The Crone is also an archetypal figure, a Wise Woman. Usually, the witches who follow Crone, are the brightest as she also is the figure of a wise woman, as stated above [I do not mean to say  Hermione Granger followed the crone]. To be honest, whenever we think about witches, the atrocities that have been committed against them, are huge and inhumane. The worst form of atrocities committed is in Salem, Massachusetts, also infamously known as the Salem witch trials, between between February 1692 and May 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft. 31 were imprisoned. However, only 19 ( 18 women, 1 man) were put to death, by hanging. None of them were burned at the stake like it had been the practice before.  The man who was hanged, refused to admit that he was a witch and was crushed to death with stones as the authorities tried to elicit a confession. His last words, allegedly, were – “More weight!” . So, after knowing this about the witches, the million dollar question… DO THEY STILL EXIST?

The answer is a big resounding YES .

[check this link https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2016/10/26/23-confessions-from-real-life-witches/21592638/]

Yes, witches exist.

No, they don’t worship Satan

No, they don’t all own cats

No, they are NOT at all crazy

No, they are not the bad guys

No, they don’t ride on brooms [ I am sure they can afford transport]

No, they can’t ‘turn’ witches.. it ain’t a choice mate

And NO THEY WON’T CURSE YOU !

The common stereotypes that are prevalent in today’s day are what fuels the fear. Like seriously people….. Green skin? Pointy nose? Large warts? Get out of Hansel and Gretel and come back to the 21st century and do so pretty fast . In this century, the skin color depends on a lot of stuff.. Pretty sure I haven’t seen green yet and the nose can be made pointy or short by this wonderful Medical Breakthrough called Plastic surgery ! So, I believe we need to come out of ‘Hansel and Gretel world’ and look around.  I m going to list a few stereotypes and if you happen to believe them, time to say good-bye to beddy-bye land. [BTW The stereotypes below are all false and far from reality]

1. Witches are naturally evil.
2. Witches are not human but rather an evolved form of humans.
3. Witches do not look like regular people.
4. You must be born into a family of Witches to become one.
5. Witches can steal “powers” from each other.
6. Witchcraft and Christianity are opposites.
7. It is difficult to hurt a witch.
8. Witches are resistant to spells.
9. Witches always dress in black.
10. Witches can change their form and appearance at will.
11. Witches can change the form and appearance of others at will.
12. Witches can manipulate time.
13. All Witches engage in ritualistic orgies.
14. Witches can fly on broomsticks
15. Witches can fly without broomsticks.
16. A witch is a female with super powers.
17. A male witch is called a Warlock.
18. Witches worship Satan
19. Witches have made a deal with Satan to attain supernatural powers.
20. Witches perform animal and human sacrifices.
21. Witchcraft has no rules.
22. Witchcraft is the same as Satanism
23. Witches hate Christians
24. Wicca and Witchcraft are the same thing.
25. Wicca has nothing to do with Witchcraft.
26. Witches promote Abortion as a form of human sacrifice.
27. Witches are allergic to water.
28. Witches hate being called Witches
29. No man can be a witch.
30. Witches are the same a Gypsies.
31. Witchcraft is not a religious practice.
32. Being a witch means not believing in any higher power.
33. Witches can possess people.
34. Witches get sick or hurt when Jesus Chris is mentioned or a crucifix is shown to them.
35. All witches practice “Black Magic”
36. Witches and Genies are always communicating.
37. Witches can levitate
38. Witches become a witch by having another witch cast a spell on them.
39. Witches grant wishes.
40. Witches can turn into ghosts.
41. Witches can make things “float”
42. Witches do not come out during the day.
43. Witches avoid public and live in the woods.
44. Witches have no worries and are always happy.
45. Witches can bring pictures “to life”
46. Witches summon demons and then take control of them for future use.
47. Witchcraft is not a religion.
48. Witches put curses on priests.
49. The Pentagram is a sign of Satan
50. Witches do not exist..

[Source – https://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy/Stereotypes-Of-Witches]

So, that was pretty much everything about witches. I will post more about this in my next blog about Satanists.

But, my dear readers, I am not done yet.  I ask for only 10 more minutes of your precious time. For the past few months, I have been seeing a lot of people who become victims to a monster we today call “Depression” . The term is not unfamiliar and neither are the consequences of people who can’t deal with it. Depression is not noticeable on a person’s face. The person may be smiling outside and making others feel happy, but on the inside, they must be breaking. I have a few friends who I know are going through this. I have also read up a lot of articles about this. I m going to list a few causes of depression, symptoms and how you can help yourself or others.

Depression is a serious illness caused by changes in brain chemistry. Research tells us that other factors contribute to the onset of depression, including

  1. genetics,
  2. changes in hormone levels,
  3. certain medical conditions,
  4. stress,
  5. grief
  6.  difficult life circumstances.

Here are the common symptoms seen in people with depression. If you are experiencing any of these please contact the links i post below.

Pain areas: in the back
Mood: anxiety, apathy, general discontent, guilt, hopelessness, loneliness, loss of interest, loss of interest or pleasure in activities, mood swings, panic attack, sadness, or emotional distress
Behavioural: agitation, excessive crying, irritability, restlessness, self-harm, or social isolation
Sleep: early awakening, excess sleepiness, insomnia, or restless sleep
Whole body: excessive hunger, fatigue, or loss of appetite
Cognitive: lack of concentration, slowness in activity, or thoughts of suicide
Psychological: depression or repeatedly going over thoughts
Also common: constipation, headache, poor appetite, substance abuse, or weight loss
If you have experienced any of these, with a continued feeling of being blue or empty you may be having depression. I suggest you talk to someone whom you trust. Don’t bottle it up.It only makes it worse. And please do not self- harm.
I may not know the person who reads this, but please remember my dear readers, though I do not know you, I care…… And if you think you have no one who cares about you, you are definitely wrong, because I care. In case you do have depression, I suggest the following. ;
Get in a routine. If you’re depressed, you need a routine, says Ian Cook, MD. He’s a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA.
.Set goals. When you’re depressed, you may feel like you can’t accomplish anything. That makes you feel worse about yourself. To push back, set daily goals for yourself.
. Exercise. It temporarily boosts feel-good chemicals called endorphins. It may also have long-term benefits for people with depression. Regular exercise seems to encourage the brain to rewire itself in positive ways
Get enough sleep. Depression can make it hard to get enough shut-eye, and too little sleep can make depression worse.
Eat healthy. There is no magic diet that fixes depression. It’s a good idea to watch what you eat, though. If depression tends to make you overeat, getting in control of your eating will help you feel better
If you still need help, you should see a professional. Please stay safe people. That monster called depression is ravaging the streets and getting people faster than any other monster.
If you know someone who is going through depression or wants to self harm, please contact –
[International Association for Suicide Prevention – Resources: Crisis Centers]
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Kaleidoscopic of Emotions

Today, I am going to post about a really controversial topic, the LGBT community.. It is a topic which people choose to not speak about. Usually when we say LGBT, the first thing that comes to mind is ‘Gay’ and ‘Lesbian’ which is the ‘more spoken about’ group.  We term these people as ‘Homosexuals’ and then come up with a term called ‘Homophobia’, which in my opinion, is being scared of two perfect and normal people, who are in love.

We have two terms – Homo and Hetero . Now, a heterogeneous group of people is when man people of different genders, caste, races, religion, co-exist peacefully. On the other hand, a homosexual group is when people of the same gender,caste, races, religion live together. We are perfectly  happy to see a Heterogeneous groups, then why fear the Homogeneous groups …….. That’s the question I want to raise in this blog.

Gay because ….

Well, there is no reason, love’s always in season…

And love is love.

– All Hills [Coming out The official song].

Why are you scared of something as simple, as pure, as magical and beautiful as homosexuality? Let me also clear something .. A misconception if I might say ….. Homosexuality is NOT a disease that can be cured ! And to be extremely frank, it is not a choice either. And it is so not a mental disorder. I have actually had a friend of mine, who texted me saying that the person has certain feelings for the same gender, but was so scared about coming out, that the person had a nervous breakdown.

We have scared them so much that they are scared to come out.

Also, another aspect to this so-called ‘Phobia’ is hate. Utter and complete hate towards these people. This community has consistently been the third most frequent target of hate violence over the past for the past five years. The most recorded crimes are against the Transgender people, which is more than 100[reported], in the last 2 years.

 

After all the emphasis we give on the words ‘Progressive economy ‘ we have problem like these. We are unable to open up our 19th Century minds and accept ! If that is so, I am really sorry to say that none of the   are really so…. Not even the United States………  Until we can learn to accept ever  human as he or she is ….. Without hating them because thew love people of the same gender as themselves…..

 

LIKE REALLY PEOPLE, THIS IS THE 20TH CENTURY …….. GROW UP FOR GOD’S SAKE AND ACCEPT ……..

If You cant accept and appreciate people for who the really are, then I really don’t know if I can classify you as ‘Human’…… Know why … because Humans have a heart , emotions and a sense of Humanity … Without that, you are just a lump of flesh and blood, who consumes Oxygen and breathes out carbon dioxide.

 

“LEARN TO RESPECT AND CARE FOR ALL ,

‘CAUSE THAT’S WHAT MAKES US TRULY HUMAN.

 


 

DONALD TRUMP – The new face of America

Now, I would like to start by saying that neither am I completely for trump, nor am I completely against him. Ok, now that is a bit vague ….. Let’s say I am 51.1% against him and 48.9% for him. That’s a 2.2% difference….. I guess most of you must’ve understood what I mean… Right?

So, Donald Trump, the 70 year old republican, is now the new face of America. The ‘elected’ president of the United States of America,is a  really good man…. Lots of plus points. The only drawback being that he is a proven pervert, a rapist, a sexist, a homophobic and overall, mad. Let’s just say that America is the ‘Titanic’ and Trump is the captain who drives the ship right into the iceberg.  That’s what gonna happen pretty soon.

 

This blog may not be as long as my other blogs I post, but I request the readers to reconsider the person to whom they give their precious vote…… Your vote should not be based on the following judgement – “Oh .. Candidate 1 has committed fraud of 2 Billion Dollars, Candidate 2  has committed rape and candidate 3 is a racist, sexist and a homophobic… So .. the third candidate seems less harmful, in comparison to the first two” .

That, dear readers, is called messed up judgement… And should definitely not be the basis on which you elect a person …. It makes more sense if you say,”Well, that guy has committed a fraud, is a proven racist, sexist and homophobic person and the other guy is ‘accused’ of doing stuff and on the day of elections is proven innocent.. Let us vote for him” . Now that is sensible reasoning….

One cannot judge a person because she or he got back with their ex…. Maybe they just wanna patch up and make stuff work !!! People have a problem with getting back with ex husbands … cause that is demeaning … But have no issue with the wife of a candidate having nudes all over the net??

 

Is America that backward that they cannot accept a woman as their leader? They call themselves the most sophisticated and advanced country, but they can’t accept a woman as their president !??? 43 presidents and not one is a woman …

 

Like seriously ! What the hell is wrong with people ? These guys need to change their thinking…. They accept Homosexuals, Bisexuls and all other kinds of sexual orientations, but can’t accept women to lead them ? If they don’t change the way they think, it is going to end really bad

 

Again, I am not saying that I am against Trump, but neither am I for him and if you read this blog completely,without judging or cursing me, You will know what  i mean, right ??

 

Lets just keep our fingers crossed that the 5 years that Donald Trump is president of America, we don’t become bankrupt, the world doesn’t go to war, the all the religions are still alive, America still has good ties with Mexico and that America is not the only country left …

 

Lot to ask for… Fingers crossed

Champion

An average runner runs,

Until the breath in him is gone,

But a champion runs with Iron will,

That makes him carry on.

For breath the average runner begs,

When limp his muscles grow,

But a champion runs on leaden legs,

His courage makes him go.

The average man gets complacent,

When he does his best to score,

But the Champion does his best

And then a little more.

Homosexuality

I question the readers,

” What’s wrong in being gay?”

Why do you say that it isn’t the way ?

 There is nothing right, nothing wrong,

In loving a person, who is of the same gender drawn.

There isn’t any impurity in that kind of love,

They too have stumbled into Cupid’s trove.

What’s wrong in being Bi-sexual?

It doesn’t mean that their love isn’t sensual.

It just means that they know the best of both worlds,

And when searched, have a heart of gold.

What is wrong in being Pansexual?

The critics don’t know their level of affection.

It means being attracted to the personality, not the person,

And that kind of loves only deepens, never worsens.

What is wrong in being transgender?

They don’t deserve labels like “Nature’s rule benders”.

To think of it, they have knowledge about all aspects,

They deserve our respect.

Let’s not label them with hurtful names,

Like “gay faggots” or “freaks”;

‘Cause really people, mainly critics,

They don’t deserve the fire.

For those of you reading this right now, don’t hate the community. As humans, it is in our nature to hate or feel afraid due to anything that is unique or out-of-the-ordinary.

But these people are unique.. Their love and the bonds they form are stronger and cannot be understood easily.

If you don’t understand it, its ok….. Just don’t demean the, or make them feel hurt or insecure…..

And R.I.P to all those who lost their lives in the Orlando Shooting.

#supportLGBTcommunity

Fate

Mrs. Reyna Foster was really happy. Her husband, Mr. Ryan Foster, had promised to get her a new dress quite soon. He was, after all, getting a much needed and deserved promotion in the company. He was being promoted from the post of normal office goer, to the post of a manager. It was a really happy and busy day for both of them.

Reyna and Ryan were up quite early the day that her husband was going to get the promotion. They were really excited. Their kids, Aurora and Abed, aged 6 and 3 were up too. Though they didn’t have a clue of what was happening, they sensed that it was something of great importance and pride, because their father wore a Grey Flannel Suit to work that day. The Foster family was not very well to do. However, both the parents worked hard to make ends meet. They earned just enough to put food on the table, clothe their children and provide them with good education.so, after learning about the promotion, they were naturally very happy. Reyna then told her kids about their dad’s promotion to the post of a manager. Abed and Harriet were very glad. Not wanting to be late on the first day as manager, Mr. Ryan Foster hurried away. Mrs. Reyna too, sent her kids to the bus stop and bade them a happy day as they left for school, on the bus. Then, Reyna set out to buy the groceries needed to make a good spread for the children at lunchtime, when they returned home. She also knew that a promotion meant more wok for her husband. But as long as neither of her two mouths went hungry, she was willing to see her husband less often. It wasn’t an easy decision but, they had to see to it that their family had enough to survive on. That evening, Ryan came home a little early. Reyna and the kids were happy to see their father. Ryan called Reyna into a room. With bated breath, Reyna watched her husband, as he removed an envelope from his bag. He tried to smile, but somehow, it just didn’t happen. Reyna took one look at his face and in one short second her facial expression changed. What was initially a brightly lit face, with high hopes, was now just a blank, expressionless lump of mass. As her husband removed the fateful envelope, his hand shook. He beckoned Reyna to take the letter from his hand. For him, that letter held the weight of only thousand words, but to his family, it meant the burden of a thousand kilograms. Reyna read the letter.  Her eyes welled up with tears. Swallowing a lump that had been formed in her throat, she read the letter out loud. It said, “Dear sir, we are very sorry to inform you that your promotion has been retracted. This is due to the fact that your bank balance is only $20. I am sorry to say that you are broke. We not only retract your promotion, but also relieve you of your job. Yours sincerely, the management”. Reyna’s hand trembled as she put down the fateful piece of paper. She broke down and wept. Her husband could just watch with downcast eyes. They were barely making ends meet. Just then, the kids called out to their parents. Wiping her tears, Reyna went out the door. She suddenly had an idea. She told her children to wait at home because she and daddy had some work to do. She told Ryan to get into the car. She went to her vault in the cupboard and took out her wedding presents like the diamond ring. She got into the car and told Ryan to take her to the bank so she could give it as mortgage in return for loan. After much resistance, Ryan agreed. But it wasn’t meant to be. A few hours later, the children were taken to be put into group homes. The children had lost their parents in a really gruesome road accident.

Years later, a boy in a Grey Flannel suit, stood at Ryan Foster’s and Reyna Foster’s grave, on their death anniversary with a letter in his hand. Beside him, stood an elegant looking girl, who also stood at his grave and wept. Those letters that the two kids held in their hands, were letters of promotion. Letters on the same day that their parents had died. Was it a coincidence? Or was it just fate playing her best cards again? That is left up to you, my readers

TO ALL THE TEACHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD……

I know that I wasn’t the brightest child in class,

Nor was I the studious type, which by now you would know,

I was the one who smiled as soon as I entered the door.

 

I never even once, picked up my pencil to write,

But nevertheless, miss, you never left my side.

You always encouraged me to correct my blunders,

‘Cause somewhere, you knew that this child of yours will do wonders. 

 

You extended my boundaries to places that I never dreamt of,

You told there were no limits that I could not reach to,

What they say is true” Actions speak louder than words”,

 You helped me grow and made me fly like an ambitious bird.

 

I hoped that you could stay, but a little while more,

 And change a few more children, right to the core.

But, with a heavy heart, and tears in my eyes

I must bid farewell, adieu to my teacher,

My role model, my guide and the illuminating lamp who lit the way for me.

MY VIEWS ON LIFE

When i sit back and start to think of the meaning of the word life, I get drawn into a deep conversation with myself.

‘LIFE’. “This is a simple four lettered word”, you may think. But go into its depths and you will find that life has a more deeper and graver meaning than any of us could even imagine. I want the reader of this blog to close his eyes for a minute and think about what, according to him, is life made up of. Let me take a guess. The first few things that might have come into your thoughts are all the small enjoyments that life is made up of . All the luxuries. But go deeper into yourself. Tap your subconscious and then ask yourself – “DO THESE THINGS REALLY MAKE UP LIFE? CAN I NOT DO WITHOUT THEM?”. Well my friend, the answer is a loud resounding “NO”. These things do not make up life. They are small and unimportant. Yes, they make life enjoyable, but they do not make  life. To explain myself, let me cite a story………..

it is called – ‘Empty Pickle Jar- a lesson on life ‘ .

A professor stood before his philosophy class, holding a large and empty pickle jar. When the class began, he proceeded to fill the jar with golf balls. Then he asked the students whether the jar was full. They agreed that it was. So, the professor picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He asked the students again, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was. the professor, then picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. His students responded with a unanimous “YES”. The professor then produced a bottle of chocolate milk from under the table. He poured it into the jar, effectively filling up the empty space between the sand. The students laughed. “Now,” said the professor, ” I want you to recognize that the jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things like your Family, your Children, your Health and friends. The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your Job, your Home, your Car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. If you put the sand into jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that make you happy. Play with your children, get regular check-ups, enjoy dinner with friends and family. There will always be time to clean the house. Take care of the golf balls first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand ” . One student asked,”What about the chocolate milk ?”.The professor replied,” No matter how full your life, there is always room for chocolate”.

Remember everyday is a gift……..

And the quality of your life, is your gift to yourself.