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Inspirational People/Events/Myths that inspired me.

In the beginning, Juliette talks about the Tower of Babel and the Great Flood.

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Chapter 15 – The Things You Don’t See Charles Darwin – The Tree Of Life

Chapter 16 – Boxing Day. In remembrance to all those who lost their lives in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami – images. Mark Ferguson © Nine Network Australia – video

Chapter 17Hells Bells Toll For The. Facts taken from the Lisbon Earthquake in 1755.

Etymology, mythology, and culture

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altair

The name Altair has been used since medieval times. It is an abbreviation of the Arabic phrase النسر الطائر, an-nasr aṭ-ṭā’ir (English: The flying eagle). This name was applied by the Arabs to the asterism of α, β, and γ Aquilae and probably goes back to the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians, who called α Aquilae the eagle star.[16] The spelling Atair has also been used.[17] The Koori people of Victoria also knew Altair as Bunjil, the Wedge-tailed Eagle, and β and γ Aquilae are his two wives the Black Swans. The people of the Murray River knew the star as Totyerguil.[18] The Murray River was formed when Totyerguil the hunter speared Otjout, a giant Murray Cod, who, when wounded, churned a channel across southern Australia before entering the sky as the constellation Delphinus.[19]

In Chinese, the asterism consisting of α, β, and γ Aquilae is known as 河鼓 (Hé Gŭ, English: River Drum).[17] Altair is thus known as 河鼓二 (Hé Gŭ èr, English: the Second Star of the Drum at the River, or more literally, Riverdrum II).[20] However, it is better known by its other names: 牵牛星 (Qiān Niú Xīng) or 牛郎星 ( Niú Láng Xīng), or in English, Star of the Cowherd.[21][22] These names are from the love story of 七夕, Qī Xī, in which Niú Láng and his two children, β and γ Aquilae, are separated from their mother, 织女 (Zhī Nŭ, English: Weaver Girl), the star Vega, by the Milky Way. They are only permitted to meet once a year, when the Milky Way is crossed by a bridge of magpies.[22][23] The Japanese Tanabata (七夕?) festival, in which Altair is known as Hikoboshi (彦星, , English: Cow Herder Star?), is based on this legend.[24]

SUMMER TRIANGLE –

Altair System –  http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/sumtri-t.html

Celtic Tree of Life

Trees for the ancient Celts, especially those tracing back to the Druids were not inanimate objects. They were instead living beings attributed with many powers. Apart from that they provided shelter, food and warmth and were integral to life.Celtic beliefs
The Celtic symbol tree of life has been carried down over the centuries and is today portrayed in several ways each one depicting and image similar to that of a tree.The tree of life symbol shows a tree with roots and branches that are interwoven with each other. The roots which were considered the foundation symbolized the Otherworld. The trunk of the tree which joined both roots and branches they attributed to the mortal world and the branches signified their connection to the universe of mighty entities. In simpler terms the roots and branches were believed to connect to the worlds above and below while the trunk remained in the present world and acted as a connection for the Celts to both these worldsCeltic tree of life meaning
It is a symbol that has become very popular today because it depicts nature and the worship of nature. In Gaelic it is called “crann bethadh”. The tree symbolizes life force, something that has the ability to support the life of another or others. Trees provide food, fuel and shelter. They house and sustain other life forces such as animals or insects and have for many years held great purpose for human beings. In ancient times the Celts only inhabited areas that were covered with trees.The tree of life symbolized rebirth too. As trees went through seasonal changes the Celts tracked and acknowledged these changes. They attributed these changes to spiritual meanings and held them in much esteem. As these trees underwent what they considered birth, death and rebirth the Celts participated in rituals to mark these changes. .In totality the Celtic tree of life symbolizes strength, longevity and wisdom. It depicted the connections between earth, the spirit world and the universe. The tree of life also symbolized the endurance of time.Each tree for the Druids held different and special meaning. While some were believed to carry messages to the Otherworld where spirits lived, others could bestow blessings such as prosperity or love. It was believed that if one fell asleep next to a tree they had the ability to wake up in the fairly world.The Celts being a nomadic tribe always left a large tree in the center of the clearing. This tree took the form of a sacred tree thereafter. The reason they did this was that they believed it embodied both their security and integrity. At the site of this tree the chieftain would perform ceremonies in the hope of connecting to the heaven above and the world below.So powerful and sacred were trees that the Celts believed they would gain power over their enemies by simply cutting down their sacred tree.The tree of life has long been associated with many cultures other than the Celts as they have long been recognized as being able to sustain and protect life.

About the Author:
Tim Lazaro is a Celtic Symbols enthusiast. For more great tips and advice on the Celtic Tree of Life Symbol visit http://www.allaboutcelticsymbols.com.

THE DEFINITION OF PARADOX:

A seemingly illogical or self-contradictory statement

or suggestion, that may in fact, be very true.

Chapters from book 1 that were inspired by and based on actual events in history:

Chapter 3 Hallelujah – 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits El Salvador in 2001

Death Toll –944 Souls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_El_Salvador_earthquakes

Chapter 8 Kali & Bonga – Bengal Famine 1769

Death Toll –10 million Souls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_famine_of_1770

Chapter 16 Boxing Day – Boxing Day Tsunami 2004

Death toll – 230,210+ Souls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami

Chapter 17 Hells Bells Toll For Thee – Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755

Death toll – Between 10,000 and 100,000 Souls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1755_Lisbon_earthquake

R.I.P

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2011 11:26 am

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  2. October 5, 2011 1:38 am

    Cool stuff, Patti! I, too, was inspired by a lot of different mythologies and the parallels and crossings of so many from such disparate places! I tried to put as many as I could into my upcoming novel, The Bones of the Earth.

    I’ll have to take a closer look at the books, now.

    Scott

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