April 21st, 2004
|01:57 pm - The Children of ["Stubborn"] Eris:|
"Hateful Eris gave birth to painful Distress and Distraction and Famine and tearful Sorrow; also Wars and Battles and Murders and Slaughters; also Feuds and Lying Words and Angry Words; also Lawlessness and Madness - two sisters that go together - and the Oath, which, sworn with willful falsehood, brings utter destruction on men."
"Strife [Eris] is the only one of the children of Night who produces further children of her own. This distinction is due partly to the prominence of Strife in Hesiod's view of the universe, and partly due to the nature of the children of Strife. In contrast with the children of Night, who represent inevitable limitations and evils in human life, the offspring of Strife are man-made; they are the result of human actions inspired with the spirit of Strife. They, like the children of Night, fall into three groups. In the first group Strife is presented as causing an interruption in economic productivity, and consequently brining Distress, Famine, and Sorrow [and Distraction]. In the second group Strife is presented as the cause of armed conflict [War, Battle, Murder, Slaughter, Feud]; the third group shows Strife as the cause of legal problems and the perversion of justice [Lying and Angry Words, Lawlessness, Madness, and the Oath]."
-Norman O. Brown, Appendix to the Theogony
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Waiting for the Next Explosion", -JB
Ah Ate. I honestly don't know where I'd be without Her. Probably better off, but then if I wanted things to go my way way all the time, I wouldn't be a Discordian.
With the Discordians around here, She's become pretty much a universal scapegoat for when one of us messes up. We've also been looking for someone to blame for our laziness, but She hasn't bothered to reveal Herself, and we can't be bothered to look.
Probably irrelevent, but there you go.
|Date:||April 21st, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Hail Ate!
I honestly don't know where I'd be without Her. Probably better off, but then if I wanted things to go my way way all the time, I wouldn't be a Discordian.
You know, I think we're all in agreement with that sentiment. . . :)