Sunday, October 22, 2006

By the Dark of the Moon


Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," your Fabulous Forum for Fantastic Faeries!

This compelling fae is a "teaser" from the motherlode talent of Seitou. In other words, he's not completely finished yet. But, by all the gods, wouldn't you follow him into the forest if he winked at you? And as he tempted you into the bog to drown, wouldn't you say, "Well, so be it, this is nice peat, maybe some anthropologist will dig me up someday." ???

Tonight is a dark moon, an extra special time to begin new projects and to meditate on self-improvement. Perfect your love for all things great and small. Those who love can't even contemplate allowing others to suffer.

We're going to take a moment to re-acquaint you with the mission of "The Gods Are Bored." No time better than the dark moon for that.

When Mount Vesuvius erupted, the citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum faced mortal peril. In some places, hot ash fell first, and those who stayed indoors thought they were safe. In other places the lava just poured in faster than people could run, especially those carrying children. And who leaves a child behind when a river of lava is coursing into town?

In the end, the ash folks didn't fare any better than the lava folks. All of them got buried alive.

Now, this is what the archeologists found when they excavated. Many citizens of Pompeii, fleeing the fury of the volcano, had only a moment to snatch one or two possessions from their homes. Very few chose bags of money. Most have been found clutching small statues of gods or goddesses, their patron deities so to speak.

All these human beings, overcome horribly by a natural disaster, are now credited with believing in "myths." So those little statues of Mercury and Athena and Hera that they clutched in their last moment of despair, those are just ... empty little statues. Myths.

Hold the doggone phone.

What do many people clutch now when they're near the doorway to the Other Side? A crucifix. Is some archeologist gonna call Jesus a "myth" in 2000 years? Face facts. The answer is YES SIREE.

This site categorically rejects the notion that any deity, however localized, minimalized, marginalized, or rendered historically obsolete, is a myth. We at "The Gods Are Bored" say, either Everything Is, or Nothing Is.

Holding that truth to be self-evident, we respect and revere deities of every culture and creed, trusting that some of them have been misunderstood by their followers. Personally we feel that most female deities promote a kinder, gentler model, based on a woman's selfless nurture of a child.

But hey. Who are we at "The Gods Are Bored" to tell you how to conduct your religious life? It's none of our business. All we ask is this: If we respect you, then you should respect us.

When that lava comes pouring into your town, you may grab your Bible, or your crucifix. Fine. Rock on. As for me and my house, we'll go down with our magick wands in our hands -- to be met with open arms by the Gentry of Sidhe.

So might it be.

Salutations of the dark moon to all!

FROM ANNE
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS
Artwork by Seitou exclusive to "The Gods Are Bored," use only with permission of this site.

1 Comments:

At October 23, 2006 , Anonymous indifferent children said...

Don't be too hard on the "myths". Myth does not necessarily mean "untrue":

Myth \Myth\ (m[i^]th), n. [Written also mythe.] [Gr. my^qos
myth, fable, tale, talk, speech: cf. F. mythe.]
1. A story of great but unknown age which originally embodied
a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience,
and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul
are personified; an ancient legend of a god, a hero, the
origin of a race, etc.; a wonder story of prehistoric
origin; a popular fable which is, or has been, received as
historical.
[1913 Webster]

2. A person or thing existing only in imagination, or whose
actual existence is not verifiable.
[1913 Webster]

Even the second definition leaves the gate open with " or whose actual existence is not verifiable."

 

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