Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Selfie Show 2008-2017: A Retrospective

:::: A Retrospective ::::
"Selfie Show" 2008-2017
And The Other Topics Today Are:
Valkyrs+Horse Symbology
& Mount Aries+Buri
& Art+Progress
& More...
The Ride of the Valkys (108 years old)
:::: 1909 by John Charles Dollman ::::
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting half of those who die in battle, the valkyries bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin (the other half go to the goddess Freyja's afterlife field Fólkvangr). There, the deceased warriors become einherjar (Old Norse "single (or once) fighters"). When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses. Valkyries are attested in the Poetic Edda, a book of poems compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Edda and Heimskringla (by Snorri Sturluson), and Njáls saga, a Saga of Icelanders, all written in the 13th century. They appear throughout the poetry of skalds, in a 14th-century charm, and in various runic inscriptions

The Old English cognate terms wælcyrge and wælcyrie appear in several Old English manuscripts, and scholars have explored whether the terms appear in Old English by way of Norse influence, or reflect a tradition also native among the Anglo-Saxon pagans. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the relation between the valkyries, the norns, and the dísir, all of which are supernatural figures associated with fate. Archaeological excavations throughout Scandinavia have uncovered amulets theorized as depicting valkyries. In modern culture, valkyries have been the subject of works of art, musical works, video games and poetry. 

The word valkyrie derives from Old Norse valkyrja (plural valkyrjur), which is composed of two words; the noun valr (referring to the slain on the battlefield) and the verb kjósa (meaning "to choose"). Together, they mean 'chooser of the slain. The Old Norse valkyrja is cognate to Old English wælcyrge. From the Old English and Old Norse forms, philologist Vladimir Orel reconstructs a Proto-Germanic form, *wala-kuzjōn. However, the term may have been borrowed into Old English from Old Norse: see discussion in the Old English attestations section below. Other terms for valkyries in Old Norse sources include óskmey (Old Norse "wish maid"), appearing in the poem Oddrúnargrátr and Óðins meyjar (Old Norse "Odin's maids"), appearing in the Nafnaþulur. Óskmey may be related to the Odinic name Óski (Old Norse, roughly meaning "wish fulfiller"), referring to the fact that Odin receives slain warriors in Valhalla. 

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The Darkest Apocalypse Ever

Conceived Came From

The Gnostics

by Miguel Conner

:::: January 11, 2017 ::::

Listen to the Bootleg edit of the
gorgeous Portishead cover
of Abba's original song.
Elf (german) = Eleven (english) = 11 (decimal) = 1011 (binary) = B (hexadecimal)

The Wulfing navy on the move,
an illustration from the poems
on the Wulfing Helgi Hundingsbane.
The WulfingsWylfings or Ylfings (the name means the "wolf clan") was a powerful clan in BeowulfWidsith and in the Norse sagas. While the poet of Beowulf does not locate the Wulfings geographically, Scandinavian sources define the Ylfings (the Old Norse form of the name) as the ruling clan of the Eastern Geats.
The Wulfings play an important role in Beowulf as Beowulf's father Ecgþeow of the Wægmunding clan had slain one of its members, and was banished for not paying the weregild. The Danish king Hroðgar, who was married to Wealhþeow, a Wulfing woman, graciously paid the weregild, and when Beowulf arrived at the Danish court in order to slay Grendel, Hroðgar interpreted this as a son's gratitude.
In Old Norse sources, the clan figure prominently in the Heimskringla and in Sögubrot, where Hjörvard and his son Hjörmund belong to it. It is also mentioned in the Lay of Hyndla and in Skáldskaparmál where Eiríkr the Wise was one of its members. However, its most famous member was Helgi Hundingsbane who had two poems of his own (Helgakviða Hundingsbana I and Helgakviða Hundingsbana II), in the Poetic Edda, and whose story is also retold in the Völsunga saga.
Sam Newton and others (including Rupert Bruce-Mitford), have proposed that the East Anglian Wuffing dynasty was derived from the Wulfings, and it was at their court that Beowulf was first composed.

"Vladimir, Du trägst Dein Herz am rechten Fleck und bist ein sehr engagierter Mensch! Du vertrittst die höchsten Ideale und setzt Dich für eine bessere Welt ein. Vladimir Du bist wirklich ein RebellDu warst immer anders und dadurch einzigartig. Du wurdest geboren, um die Gesellschaft in Frage zu stellen und neue Standards zu setzen! Du wurdest als Rebell geboren und machst die Welt zu einem besseren Ort.~
"Trees are sanctuaries.
Whoever knows how to speak to them,
whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth."
~ Hermann Hesse ~ 
Cultural Symbolism: Horse Symbol Meanings

Symbolic Meanings of the Horse

Horse symbol meanings date back to prehistory, and the first civilized, written acknowledgement of the Horse comes in the third millennium BC where historians uncovered slate tablets in Elam (present day Iraq and Iran) which reference this noble, wild beast. Due to its natural companionship with man in both work and art, the Horse easily wins a special seat in history, ranking high marks of honor, reverence and symbolism. Serving man in war, mobility, productivity, agriculture, development of all kinds, the Horse is by far one of the largest contributor to the enhancement of civilization. With such recognition and accomplishments, a vast and diverse trail of symbol meanings is sure to follow the horse's rich history with humankind.

A summary of prevalent symbol meanings for the horse...

Common Symbolic Meaning of Horses

  • Power
  • Grace
  • Beauty
  • Nobility
  • Strength
  • Freedom
The Horse symbol meanings of power are widespread through most cultures, and it is linked as an emblem of life-force. Many cultures assign the attributes of the four elements to the Horse: EarthFireAir, and Water.

Horse Meanings in Different Cultures

As a Celtic symbol, the Horse was associated with war. With war, comes attributes of victory, conquer, longevity as well as procurement of territory and other spoils that come with triumph in battle. All of these heady aspects of valor were associated with the Horse in Celt animal symbolism. In fact, so much so, the Celts hailed the Horse as the beast belonging to the sun god, and assigned it a place with the goddess Epona (see Celtic Gods & Goddesses for more information on Epona).

The Greco-Romans also associated the Horse with the spoils of war and attributed it to symbolism such as power, victory, honor, domination and virility. In Greco-Roman myth the Horse is said to be created by Poseidon (Neptune) and is devoted to Hades (Pluto) and Ares (Mars). Romans also believed the Horse to be a symbol of the continuity of life, and would sacrifice a horse to the god Mars every October, keeping its tail through the winter as a sign of fertility and rebirth.

In Hindu Brihadaranyaka, the Horse is linked to Varuna and as such, is equated to the cosmos. Additionally, a white horse is believed to be the last incarnation of Vishnu. Buddha is said to have left this physical plane riding a white horse. Also in Buddhism a winged horse is often depicted carrying the Book of Law. As one of the symbols in the Chinese zodiac, the horse in Chinese culture is equated with Gemini, and represents practicality, love, endurance, devotion and stability.

As a Native American symbol, the Horse symbol meanings combine the grounded power of the earth with the whispers of wisdom found in the spirit winds. The Horse has long been honored has helper, messenger, and harbinger of spirit knowledge to the Native American. Considered wild and an emblem of freedom, the Native American sees many potentialities in the symbolic nature of this noble creature.Another aspect of Native American symbol meanings of the horse comes with the understanding that the wild freedom of the Horse can be harnessed and used to the benefit of the tribe. This understanding comes only when man and beast enter a silent contract - acknowledging mutual respect and awareness of responsibility to each other. (follow this link for other Native American Symbols on this website).

Horse Color Meanings

What about a horse of a different color? The color of the Horse is also steeped with symbol meanings. Here are the most common color meanings for the Horse:

  • Black Horse:
    Mystery, death, night, secret, messenger of esoteric knowledge

  • White Horse:
    Light, sun, day, vitality, illumination, resurrection, messenger of birth

Horse Symbol Meanings in Dreams

Just as in ancient culture, the symbol meanings for the Horse are just as strong in dreams. Carl Jung observed the Horse to represent the intuitive aspect of human nature, and also thought it was a symbol of the human body in certain dreams. Seeing yourself riding a Horse in your dreams may indicate you will see a project or event to successful conclusion. Falling off a Horse in your dreams indicates you're nervous about a project or event you have scheduled. Dreaming of a Horse with reins, pulling a wagon, tied with ropes, etc., indicates you are feeling restricted and desire more freedom in your life. A bucking Horse in your dreams indicates a need to break old habits. For more symbol meanings of animals in dreams click here for Animals in Dreams page. You may also want to catch my blog post on Sky Dogs and Horse Helpers for insights on how horses can teach us some profound lessons about partnerships with animalkind. I hope you have enjoyed this summary of symbol meanings for the Horse. Be sure to click on the in-site links at the end of this page for more symbol meanings, as well as articles on animal symbolism. Thanks for reading, and happy symbolic interpretations.


Rooster is the 10th in the 12-year cycle 
of Chinese zodiac signs. 
The Years of the Rooster include 
1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017...
Rooster is almost the epitome of fidelity and punctuality. For ancestors who had no alarm clocks, the crowing was significant, as it could awaken people to get up and start to work. In Chinese culture, another symbolic meaning of chicken carries is exorcising evil spirits.

Earthly Branch of Birth Year: 有                                            
Wu Xing (The Five Elements): Jin (Metal)                     
Yin Ying: Yin                                               

:::: Widder-Frau - Das Energiewunder ::::

Leidenschaft, Ehrgeiz und ein Tempo, bei dem andere Sternzeichen vor Neid erblassen – die stürmische Widder-Frau steckt einfach immer voller Power. Wenn’s nach ihr ginge, könnte der Tag ruhig 48 Stunden haben, damit sie all ihre Pläne auch wirklich umsetzen kann. Woher dieser schier unerschöpfliche Tatendrang kommt, ist aus astrologischer Sicht schnell erklärt: Das Element Feuer und der Planet Mars, benannt nach dem römischen Kriegsgott, statten die Widder-Frau mit jeder Menge Extra-Kraftreserven aus. Deshalb entspricht die Widder-Frau im Tierkreis auch der kämpferischen Amazone. Unser Astroporträt verrät Ihnen jetzt alles über das durchsetzungsfähige Feuerzeichen.

Die Widder-Frau – die tatkräftige Macherin
Allen zwölf Sternzeichen werden ganz spezielle Entsprechungen zugeordnet, und symbolhafte Bilder veranschaulichen dabei die jeweiligen Charaktereigenschaften, Verhaltensweisen und Lernaufgaben aus astrologischer Sicht. Wer tickt wie? Ein Blick auf die Typologie für jedes Tierkreiszeichen verrät es Ihnen sofort!

Typologie für die Widder-Frau:
  • Zeitraum: 21. März bis 20. April
  • Bestimmender Planet: Mars
  • Bestimmendes Element: Feuer
  • Typus: Kardinal, männlich
  • Temperament: Cholerisch
  • Farbe: Rot
  • Zahl: Neun
  • Edelsteine: Jaspis, Rubin
  • Landschaften: Vulkan- und Wüstenlandschaften
  • Körperliche Ebene: Kopf, Muskelsystem
  • Jahreszeit: Frühlingsbeginn
  • Urbild: Die Amazone
  • Aufgabe: Führung, Aufbruch, Pioniertaten
  • Berufsfelder: Selbstständigkeit, Handel, Politik, Sport

Mount Aries in Poland (english) = Der Widderberg in Polen (deutsch)

Der Widderberg (Barania Góra) ist ein Berg in Polen. Mit einer Höhe von 1220 m ist er der zweithöchste Berg in den Schlesischen Beskiden und die höchste Erhebung im polnischen Teil Oberschlesiens. Der Berg ist ein beliebtes Touristenziel mit vielen Ausblicken auf die benachbarten Gebirge und das Tiefland. Am Westhang des Berges entspringen die beiden Quellflüsse der Weichsel, die Weiße Wiselka (Biała Wisełka) und die Schwarze Wiselka (Czarna Wisełka), die im Weichsel-Stausee bei Wisła-Czarne zusammenfließen.

polnisch Odra
obersorbisch Wódra
Die Oder ist ein mitteleuropäischer Strom
der in Tschechien entspringt, durch Polen fließt und einen Teil der Grenze zwischen Polen und Deutschland bildet. Sie mündet durch das Stettiner Haff und um die Inseln Usedom und Wolin herum in die Ostsee. Die Oder als Grenzfluss ist ein Ergebnis des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Die Oder ist 866 Kilometer lang (898 Kilometer bis Świnoujście (Swinemünde)). Zu ihren Nebenflüssen gehören die Lausitzer Neiße und die Warthe, die als längster Nebenfluss die Länge des Flusssystems auf 1045 Kilometer verlängert. Der mittlere Abfluss beträgt an der Mündung in das Stettiner Haff 574 m³/s, womit die Oder nach RheinDonauInn und Elbe der fünftgrößte Fluss in Deutschland ist. Ihr Einzugsgebiet ist im Westen und Südwesten von dem der Elbe, im Osten von dem der Weichsel und im Süden von dem der Donau begrenzt. 

Buri (altnordisch Búri) ist in der nordischen  Mythologie der Stammvater der Götter. 

"I want to make you ... I want to make you transcend, discover the ..." ~ R. of the S.

:::: The wild, extinct supercow returning to Europe ::::

R. of the S. = Return of the Supercows

1+(1+1) = 1+(2) = 3 = 1+1+1 = C
11+(1+(1+1)) = 11+1+2 = 14 = N
11+(4+(4+4)) = 11+12 = 23 = W
1+9+8+1 = 10+10 = 9+11 = T
19+81 = 10*10 = 100 = E*T
My Dinner with Andre is a 1981 American comedy-drama film directed by Louis Malle, and written by and starring Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn. The film depicts a conversation between Gregory and Shawn (not necessarily playing themselves) at Café des Artistes. Based mostly on conversation, the film's dialogue covers such things as experimental theatre, the nature of theatre, and the nature of life, contrasting Shawn's modest, down-to-earth humanism with Gregory's extravagant spiritual experiences.


The Empress (III) is the third trump or Major Arcana card in traditional Tarot decks. It is used in Tarot card games as well as divination.
:::: Brick Gothic ::::
Polish: Gotyk ceglany
German: Backsteingotik

Brick Gothic is a specific style oGothic architecture common in Northern Europe, especially in the regions around the Baltic Sea, which do not have natural stone 
resources. The buildings are essentially built using bricks. Buildings classified
as Brick Gothic (using a strict definition of the architectural style 
based on the geographic location) 
are found in 
Sweden and 
As the use of baked red brick arrived in Northern Europe in the 12th century, the oldest such buildings are classified as the Brick Romanesque. In the 16th century, Brick Gothic was superseded by Brick Renaissance architecture. Brick Gothic is characterised by the lack of figural architectural sculpture, widespread in other styles of Gothic architecture; and by its creative subdivision and structuring of walls, using built ornaments and the colour contrast between red bricks, glazed bricks and white lime plaster. Many of the old town centres dominated by Brick Gothic, as well as some individual structures, have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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