. Sometimes he carries a butterfly in one hand, symbolising his ambivalent, transformative dual function as carrier of souls. At other times, Thanatos is depicted as the beloved twin son being held in the arms of his mother, Nix, showing a similar closeness to mother as Eros to Aphrodite. Thanatos can appear
us to the unconscious in its fullest possibilities of collective, transcendent, spiritual energy. Expressed mythically, the symbol conjoins immanence figured by the divine earth, or Mother Nature, to a transcendence manifest as a Sky Father, a monotheistic god who created everything as separate from
use of owls . Kapauku: “The sharp, large claws of birds of prey, especially of the horned owl … are used in Kapauku surgery … (Pospisil, 1963, p. 289). Example of other use of owls . Copper Inuit tale: “That is how Father and Mother owl talked to each other…. They snapped and quarreled over silly
Chinese history. Hui neng lived in a most ideal condition to pursue a religious path, but he, like many others have experienced, was not free from a personal misfortune. His father died while Hui neng was a young boy. Subsequently, Hui neng and his mother moved to Canton where he grew up. 14 As a youth
corollary of the orator in his own defence in the most delicate charge against himself (1.110): the accusation of having placed a suppliant’s bough in the Eleusinium (temple in Athens dedicated to the goddesses Demeter and Persephone) during the celebration of the Mysteries. There must have been an
support, while Greville’s arm frames Clytie , rather than a living member of the family. Townley’s family members are absent and replaced by nude or semi-clad gods, nymphs, and goddesses, but these also throng the canvas with the arrested animation and hints of narrative which were typical of Zoffany
miles to the west, there is Mount Sanwei, where three bluebirds live. This mountain is hundreds of miles wide.
Guo Pu 郭璞 (276–324) comments that the “three bluebirds” were mainly responsible for seeking food for the Queen Mother of the West (Xi Wangmu 西王母), and that they lived on the mountain.
prediction is fulfilled in Libation Bearers , the second play. Orestes returns from exile and kills his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. Again, two corpses are wheeled out of the palace and presented to the citizens; Orestes denounces Clytemnestra and Aegisthus as the murderers of his father and
this iconic work of German literature goes back to the moment when his mother (or, as Memories, dreams, reflections puts it, ‘her No. 2 personality’) said, ‘suddenly and without preamble’ to her fifteen-year-old son: ‘You really should read Goethe's Faust one of these days’ (Jung and Jaffé, 1962
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