Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Today is the Feast of the Furies...

...honoring Nemesis and the Erinyes, Old Greek Goddesses who punish murderers, abusers, and exploiters of others.

Maybe if we call on them as the kindly ones they will protect us in this world gone mad...

(This painting by Bourguereau was done in 1862. Titled Orestes Pursued By the Furies, I borrowed it from a site maintained by Beloit College. (

It can also be found on Wikipedia -- but there they call it The Remorse of Orestes. )

In related happenings, Bush says he won't be pulling the troops out of Iraq as long as he is in the White House and the Boston Globe reports that up to 2500 discharged marines will be recalled to active duty.


Indigobusiness said...

Foolish in our belicose blunderings, we seem to have lost our mythos compass, thinking we can control our destiny by taking the world by force.

My species has elevated itself to the precipice: pointing fingers, ranting, awaiting a push.

Indigobusiness said...

Excellent choice of art, btw, but there are hints within of our cultural implosion.


I can't tell you the number of times I alone have been pursuded by the Furies.

Indigobusiness said...

Sirena- I received your email and am duly persuded, I'm sure.