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posted on Apr, 23 2011 @ 03:38 PM
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Hi ATS writers. My last topic isn't getting many bites so I thought to make something less complicated.

Each poster is a traveling bard that tells a tale then the next poster has to figure out who (or what) the poem is referring to.

Here's mine. A biography of an ancient character.


Overindulgent was his kind
With wine, women and losing their minds
Being half man and half horse
Their character encompassed the worst
But the gods are fickle and so am I
So here' s the tale of a sign in the sky

Sagittarius is the heavenly name
Of this brave centaur of lasting fame
Unlike his kind he had wit and heart
The son of a Titan, who exceeded his part
Both wisest of men and noblest of steeds
He trained many heroes who did epic deeds
To Achilles and Jason he taught from his soul
But his pupil, Herakles, brought an end to this role
When an arrow of poison by chance pierced his thigh
The pain was immense, his roar filed the sky
He surrendered his immortality to cease the pain
So ended the legend, the great centaur’s reign

Who am I referring to?
edit on 23-4-2011 by TheLegend because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:22 AM
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KHEIRON.

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You cannot find me in this upper world of yours, nor should you.
Styx, O' River of Death, bound me where I stand guard.
Welcome to hell, . . . do tell . . .
You can enter anytime you like, but you can never leave.
My mother , half woman . . half snake,
Pets me some . . for family sake.
Man's best friend I'll never be,
Think of one, or two . . . then three.
Me ?



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:02 AM
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Originally posted by TheLegend
Hi ATS writers. My last topic isn't getting many bites so I thought to make something less complicated.

Each poster is a traveling bard that tells a tale then the next poster has to figure out who (or what) the poem is referring to.

Here's mine. A biography of an ancient character.


Overindulgent was his kind
With wine, women and losing their minds
Being half man and half horse
Their character encompassed the worst
But the gods are fickle and so am I
So here' s the tale of a sign in the sky

Sagittarius is the heavenly name
Of this brave centaur of lasting fame
Unlike his kind he had wit and heart
The son of a Titan, who exceeded his part
Both wisest of men and noblest of steeds
He trained many heroes who did epic deeds
To Achilles and Jason he taught from his soul
But his pupil, Herakles, brought an end to this role
When an arrow of poison by chance pierced his thigh
The pain was immense, his roar filed the sky
He surrendered his immortality to cease the pain
So ended the legend, the great centaur’s reign

Who am I referring to?
edit on 23-4-2011 by TheLegend because: (no reason given)


You speak of Chiron,



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 01:03 AM
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Originally posted by SIEGE
KHEIRON.

.................

You cannot find me in this upper world of yours, nor should you.
Styx, O' River of Death, bound me where I stand guard.
Welcome to hell, . . . do tell . . .
You can enter anytime you like, but you can never leave.
My mother , half woman . . half snake,
Pets me some . . for family sake.
Man's best friend I'll never be,
Think of one, or two . . . then three.
Me ?


You are Cerberus



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 03:14 PM
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Just look at my name,
It's no surprise
that I'm a master of disguise.

I sprang full-grown
from the head of Zeus.

For a life of my own
did I get loose.



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by pthena
Just look at my name,
It's no surprise
that I'm a master of disguise.

I sprang full-grown
from the head of Zeus.

For a life of my own
did I get loose.


Hmm tougher....you are Athena?



posted on Oct, 27 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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reply to post by coven83

The mention of disguises refers to the several appearances in the Odyssey of Homer, where Athena assumes the guise of familiar people in order to offer advice.

The "full-grown from the head of Zeus" is from the Iliad of Homer.





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