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Exponential Detritus For Feeble Minds

Saturday, October 04, 2003

Persephone (pur-SEF-uh-nee) Beautiful daughter of Zeus and Demeter. Carried off to the Underworld by Hades. Sometimes considered an Olympian. She paroled Sisyphus from the Underworld. Peirithous and Theseus attempted to abduct her.

Runes of the Day 

This rune represents travel or movement. This can mean a journey through life itself, a pilgrimage, quest or a spiritual one towards enlightenment. It can mean information in the form of a message both received and given. Changes will operate at all levels when this Rune appears.

This rune represents freezing, coolness within friendships or relationships, inactivity, stagnation and waiting. Your plans may have to be put on hold or remain as they are until a more favourable time. Patience will be needed.

Verbosity is an Onionskin 

God shakes his golden curls and laughs and says
he doesn't believe in you either
there's no proof that you exist
you are too paradoxical and
insubstantial as rhetoric
meaningless as words
a house of cards
you fall at a touch
an onion,coreless
peel away to the center there is nothing
no one
you are made of air
perhaps in truth
you were never there

Friday, October 03, 2003

Tarot Cards Of The Day:

Ace of Stones: Health. Prosperity. Beauty. Good weather.

Five of Stones (Material Difficulty): Wintry times. Money troubles. Illness. Isolation.


Myth of the Day :Ariadne of Naxos

Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos of Crete, who attacked Athens after his son was murdered there. The Athenians submitted and had to sacrifice 14 youths to the Minotaur in his labyrinth every year. She fell in love with Theseus, a young man who volunteered to come and kill the Minotaur, and helped him by giving him a magic sword and a ball of thread so that he could easily find his way out. She ran away with Theseus after he achieved his goal. But he left her sleeping on the island of Naxos, and Dionysus wedded her himself.

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

"O foolish Psyche, is it thus you repay my love? After having disobeyed my mother's commands and made you my wife, will you think me a monster and cut off my head? But go; return to your sisters, whose advice you seem to think preferable to mine. I inflict no other punishment on you than to leave you for ever. Love cannot dwell with suspicion." So saying, he fled away, leaving poor Psyche prostrate on the ground, filling the place with mournful lamentations.
Tarot Cards of the day:

Strength: Inner strength. Love and gentleness. Confidence. Ability to give love.

Seven of Wands (Courage): Courage and daring - possibly, the courage to retreat. Using one's power for transformation.

Bulfinch's Mythology, The Age of Fable - Chapter 11: CUPID AND PSYCHE

Monday, September 29, 2003

McSweeney's Link:
Myth of the Day (Norse)


A mighty female warrior, one of the Valkyries, and a heroine from the German epics, especially in the Nibelungen saga, in which she is a Icelandic princess. She defied Odin and in punishment he imprisoned her within a ring of fire on earth, decreeing that there she would remain until a brave hero rescued her. Siegfied (Sigurd) braved the fire, broke her charmed sleep, and fell in love with her. He gave her the ring, Andvarinaut, unaware of its curse. Eventually she kills herself when she learns that Sigurd had betrayed her with another woman (Gudrun), not knowing he had been bewitched into doing so by Grimhild.

"Brunhilde." Encyclopedia Mythica.
[Accessed September 29th, 2003.]

Tarot Cards Of The Day:

Four of Cups (Mixed Happiness): Find a moment of peace and balance. Action is possible and will lead to growth.

Ten of Wands (Oppression): Oppression. Depression. Transformation from cruelty to liberation. Possible fail.