April 21st, 2004

surya

Awake and alive, and plotting the downfall of the world as we know it . . .

*grins* Well, I'm finishing up a paper for class. I had to skip yesterday because I wasn't comfortable going to class and trying to think, so I just stayed in my office and worked (mind-numbing and all that).

But now, I have to write about myth and such. At this point, I don't really want to, but I told the prof it was done yesterday and that I'd turn it in today, so I have to now. . . Time to make good on that promise. . .
surya

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."

-Hesiod, Theogony


"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
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surya

Oh, here I am. . .

Taken from danicia:

Tell the listening audience a memory of me. When you first met me, when I did something stupid, ect. And then post the query to *your* Journal...

If you've never met me (or if you can't think of anything interesting)... make something up. Confuse the issue a bit ;)
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