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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #30 on: August 20, 2014, 01:31:03 PM »
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Interesting word you have used there Aelin - 'canicular'...as in relating to the flooding of the Nile each year and the rising of Canis Major (Sirius - the Dog Star).

Yes, you're right for origin of the word. Sirius was amajor star for some civilisations, like Egypt (it's goddes Sothis; and star of Isis), Greece (Orions' dog), China (Tianlang, the celest wolf).
Sirius having a regular race in the sky, it's a good friend for peasants.
For an isle in Greece (i don't remember its name), it was a period of illness.
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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2014, 01:33:55 PM »
For volcanoes, they're in activity in this moment. Stromboli has open a new crater.
Etna is still in wake up.
Japon has a new little island with volcano.
By the volcanoes of Auvergne decide to wake up too.  :tearlaugh:
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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2014, 01:57:23 PM »
yep cookie  if the one  north of you  goes we aint gonna  have  much  left  hopefully that wont  happen  anytime  soon
the one in Iceland will not be a good thing either  mayhap it  will  just  settle back  down and behave
look at Kilauea  on the  big island she has  been erupting  since  1983 and still going strong

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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2014, 03:15:12 PM »
For volcanoes, they're in activity in this moment. Stromboli has open a new crater.
Etna is still in wake up.
Japon has a new little island with volcano.
By the volcanoes of Auvergne decide to wake up too.  :tearlaugh:

There is the baby Krakatoa growing every year. It will be some time before it is as large as 'daddy' though.

Etna has been active for several years now. Didn't know about Stromboli.

I would be more concerned about the Pyrenees stirring from their slumbers! Do you live in the Auvergne region, Aelin? I have only been to Chambery and Lyon.

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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2014, 03:21:27 PM »
yep cookie  if the one  north of you  goes we aint gonna  have  much  left  hopefully that wont  happen  anytime  soon
the one in Iceland will not be a good thing either  mayhap it  will  just  settle back  down and behave
look at Kilauea  on the  big island she has  been erupting  since  1983 and still going strong

Agreed on Yellowstone!!!

I don't know if the Iceland one will settle down, because there is a lot of plate shifting going on in that area - noticeably in Greenland but they are on the same plate and the ones in Iceland have been stirring for the last decade or so and erupting fairy violently. Now there is definitely a 'Land of Fire and Ice'! I think it is from there the Ice and Frost giants were born ;)

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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2014, 03:22:51 PM »
I'm not in Auvergn, but region is not far.
i didn't know that there is a baby Krakatoa  :thud:
Stromboli is an italian volcano, no far away from Etna because it's at North of Sicilia. It's in Aeolian Islands.
For the moment, apart from the floods, the Pyrenees seem calm.
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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2014, 03:25:36 PM »
Yes, it is called 'Anak Krakatau' - baby Krakatoa.


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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2014, 03:26:08 PM »
Yep, in Scandinave mythology (and Icelandic mythology has most of similarities), Giants birth of the encounter of fire and ice. And after, exist Giants of fire, Giants of ice, (and Giants of moutains).
Island is land of contrast... and of the Elfs!
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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2014, 03:28:22 PM »
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« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2014, 03:33:01 PM »
Yep, in Scandinave mythology (and Icelandic mythology has most of similarities), Giants birth of the encounter of fire and ice. And after, exist Giants of fire, Giants of ice, (and Giants of moutains).
Island is land of contrast... and of the Elfs!

I always thought that the Ice giants were the glaciers, and the Fire giants were the volcanoes, mythologized. But that is my own opinion.

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Re: Attic Poll #13 ~What's your major flaw?
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2014, 03:34:50 PM »
 :hijacked: it's normal, we're weird  :tearlaugh:
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I always thought that the Ice giants were the glaciers, and the Fire giants were the volcanoes, mythologized. But that is my own opinion.
It's a possibility. Ancient people were lool Nature better than we do now. Do myths with the Giants, or stories of stars was a way to transmit knowledge.
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« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2014, 03:56:29 PM »
It's a possibility. Ancient people were lool Nature better than we do now. Do myths with the Giants, or stories of stars was a way to transmit knowledge.

Yes, many ancient myths are actually about things that went on in the heavens and sometimes impacted events here on earth (sometimes literally!). To our ancestors of old, the heavens represented Time (no clocks) and so the myths were important to remember things, like when to plant, harvest and when the seasons would change.

When the Dog Star would rise it was time in Egypt for the Harvest, because their fields would soon be flooded.

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« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2014, 04:10:55 PM »
Dog Star was a star important for Greece, China, Egypt, Dogon. I don't know for Mayas or Aztecs.

Other stars which had suceed, those of Orion: Egypt and Greece (still), Sumer, China... And often with a myth in link to Sirius.
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