A Journal of Chaotic Calamities

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tammuz:

Relief depicting the eagle-headed Assyrian god Nisroch (the word for eagle in Arabic is Nisr) on the walls of the Northwest Palace of king Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud (883-859 BCE). The god Nisroch is associated with the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who conquered and destroyed Babylon and Judah in 700-701 BCE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
Photo by Babylon Chronicle

tammuz:

Relief depicting the eagle-headed Assyrian god Nisroch (the word for eagle in Arabic is Nisr) on the walls of the Northwest Palace of king Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud (883-859 BCE). The god Nisroch is associated with the Assyrian king Sennacherib, who conquered and destroyed Babylon and Judah in 700-701 BCE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.

Photo by Babylon Chronicle

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historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 
lived from around 1157 to 1247
fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
was “a warrior worth a thousand”
she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

historical-nonfiction:

Tomoe Gozen, female samurai and badass. 

  • lived from around 1157 to 1247
  • fought in the Genpei War (1180–1185)
  • the only historical account of her is the The Tale of Heike, an epic retelling of the struggle for supremacy between the Taira and Minamoto clans in the war
  • however, her grave and one of her handmaiden’s graves exist today, so she was probably real
  • Tomoe was described as extremely beautiful (of course)
  • a superb archer and swordswoman, both riding and on foot
  • was “a warrior worth a thousand”
  • she also rode unbroken horses down cliffs!

(Source: Wikipedia)

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davidguttenfelder:

North Korea held its annual marathon in Pyongyang on April 13, but this time they opened up the event to foreign tourists. I watched as residents lined the roadsides to watch with curiosity as these visitors, some tattooed, some surprisingly overweight, one in jeans, and all of them smiling and high-fiving the local people, as they made their way to the finish tape.
Check out some of my photos of the event at NBC News and Time Magazine. 

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davidguttenfelder:

North Korea held its annual marathon in Pyongyang on April 13, but this time they opened up the event to foreign tourists. I watched as residents lined the roadsides to watch with curiosity as these visitors, some tattooed, some surprisingly overweight, one in jeans, and all of them smiling and high-fiving the local people, as they made their way to the finish tape.

Check out some of my photos of the event at NBC News and Time Magazine

~~~

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onlyechoesrespond:

♚ Plants in Mythology → Apples/Apple Trees
Apples have been regarded as sacred or magical in almost every country in which they grow, and from very early times. Apples are brimming with symbolic meanings and mythic associations, having heavy mentions in Greek, Norse, and Christian mythology. In China they represent peace, and apple blossoms are a symbol of women’s beauty. To destroy an orchard was in many parts of England almost sacrilegious, and it was said that if an orchard was destroyed to make way for another crop, the crop would never prosper. In other traditions, they can signify wisdom, joy, fertility, and youthfulness. 
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onlyechoesrespond:

♚ Plants in Mythology → Apples/Apple Trees

Apples have been regarded as sacred or magical in almost every country in which they grow, and from very early times. Apples are brimming with symbolic meanings and mythic associations, having heavy mentions in Greek, Norse, and Christian mythology. In China they represent peace, and apple blossoms are a symbol of women’s beauty. To destroy an orchard was in many parts of England almost sacrilegious, and it was said that if an orchard was destroyed to make way for another crop, the crop would never prosper. In other traditions, they can signify wisdom, joy, fertility, and youthfulness. 

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