posted on Mar, 15 2003 @ 12:05 PM
Have to agree with you arc!
Lets take some examples:
In Ancient Egypt, Ra, the sun god was portrayed by the symbol of an entwined snake.
He was a very powerful god and feared during the night.
Hathor, goddess of childbirth and said to be the wife and sister of Ra. She is represented by a horned cow and is said to have been able to seduce men
into joining her worhip and bed!
Thats why, if you don't like another woman, she is called a cow!!
Saying that, many people believe that certain animals have connections with their gods and worship them so, why should we take the crap out of their
While reading this post i came up with the best dipiction of mythical creatures to be used for todays conflicts!
If you know the story of Bellerophon and Chimera, then you'll know what i'm talking about, if not, then here is a small recap:
Bellerophon was a greek prince who became a great hero because of his duty to the gods. One night, he was summoned by Apollo and asked to complete one
task before he left for his wife back in Athens.
His task was to kill a beast roaming the countryside near Carthridge. The beast had a head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a serpent.
She spat flames from her mouth and venom from her tail.
The god Apollo sent him Zeus' winged horse, Pegasus, to help him and off they went!
After many attempts at trying to kill it with blows to the head and arrows, he left and hid in the cave until daybreak. Hephaestus, blacksmith of the
gods, came to him in a dream and gave him and idea to destroy the Chimera.
All that night, Bellerophon cast molton metal into a special spear and sword and made metal lumps for his second assault.
The next day, he flew out on Pegasus and attacked the beast, a single slice of his sword cut off the head of the serpent tail and he thrust his spear
into it's mouth, coating the blade with venom. He then repeatedly stabbed the monster and threw the metal lumps down its gaping throat. He knew that
the monster breathed fire and when he came in close, it tried to fry him and chocked on the melting metal, soon dying when she leaped into the
This is Mel Brooks ending, my fingers are getting tired!!
Went back to Cathridge, found his wife in bed with 2 others, was outcast from his palace and died from a massive bang to the head by sleeping under
the skeleton hull of the Argo!
Nice one...save the place and get killed by a piece of wood!!!
I was getting carried away from the main subject there!!
Think of America as Bellerophon and Iraq as Chimera!!
Lets just hope that the ending doesn't happen?
[Edited on 15-3-2003 by RavenStar]