Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Fourth Draft

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I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

The Handwritten text boxes titled Information Snippet add background details from the research work.

Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past months while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably a couple of hundred hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

PPS Soon to become an epic poem, a poetess has commissioned me to illustrate.

Saying Thank You

Your donation of $3 will encourage me to continue in my creative efforts.

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Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Third Draft

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See fourth draft here

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the header greek

I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

The Handwritten text boxes titled Information Snippet add background details from the research work.

Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past months while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably a couple of hundred hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

PPS Soon to become an epic poem, a poetess has commissioned me to illustrate.

Saying Thank You

Your donation of $3 will encourage me to continue in my creative efforts.

$3.00

Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel Second Draft

See fourth draft here

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Some dark satisfaction comes from the destruction of all that offends him.(wrong image?)

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It is a satisfaction tainted with anger. These stupid mortals, these rebellious Gods, Slimy Giants, these ravaging Titans; they must be watched.

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They never learn.

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Zeus had already destroyed humanity three times, he killed Titans here and there, Cyclops fell on a ferocious whim, Goddesses lost loves, teachers lost livers.

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He fumed. He hardly even was aware in his mighty rage that he was hated. What did the dissatisfaction of others matter to the one who was all powerful! – Master of the Earth.The Earth Mother Goddess.She mattered.

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The Earth Mother Goddess.

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The Earth Mother Goddess, the Mother of the Earth, the Earth itself, some call Eurynome; creation from chaos: She mattered.

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And she was a mother – the Mother!

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“Zeus killed my children

and I shall revenge.”

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“Let my earth bring its very bones to life and bring forth to birthing my rage. For a huge child, has been born to me.”

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“Typhon”“Typhon, my child, my monster, my destructive force personified.”He darkens the sky. Largest monster ever born.“Let him rise,” he is too giant for the earth.”My Typhon” His very thighs are snakes writhing across the world beneath him.

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“Behold the God-slayer.” Each arm a myriad of snakes; in their multitudes, they stretch across the very heavens.

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“Burn him, crush him, poison him.” His eyes are fire.

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“Shatter his bones to feed me” From the bellowing maw of his huge mule head burst mountainous boulders; deafening, crushing.

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“This is my son.”

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How Zeus laughed to hear.

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How Zeus quaked to see.

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How Zeus screamed.

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The Goat-god Pan he screamed.

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All the gathered Gods – they froze in fear.

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“Change shape! Be monstrous. Save us.” “Mighty mighty Zeus.”

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A lion. A thunderbolt. An eagle. A quail. A wren. A sheep.

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They all became sheep.

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He ran.

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And as is the way with sheep, they all ran.

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Panic flicker-flashed across their psyches, multitudes of animal images blasting out of sheep-skin into other beings.

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Meanwhile, in sumptuous splendour lay Athene; pampered, petted, soothed and bathed.

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These beautiful handmaidens were nothing as beautiful as her. This sensual existence is far too ecstatic for a mere mortal to bare.

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Look on Athene!

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While far far away

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Rubble roared, bellows broke the peacefulness.

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Athene heard.

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Raced across the wide seas in the very first ever ship. Her crafted craft. The ship.

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See the peak of Olympus.

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Rising up, flying, over the fires.

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To the meadows far beyond.

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She lands among the May flower and bee song to see fields of sheep silently grazing.

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She stands beside it.

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“I know who you are beloved King of Heaven.”

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“See over flaming mountains; the creature will seek you.”

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“Die sheep or become brave.”

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Quail, wren, serpent, thunderbolt, eagle.

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It is Zeus.

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“Fly high our beloved god, for you must defeat him.”

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Rising up to his mountain. Almost returning to true form.

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The thunderbolt flies.

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The great beast is engulphed in a cataclysm of lightning.

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Out of the fiery storm burst mountainous boulders.

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Zeus is knocked backwards, flattened as

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the monstrous Typhon bellows boulder after boulder.

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to spin through the air.

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Zeus slices through the stone, the boulders split and fall.

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Zeus stands to slice again.

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Burning eyes fire down upon him.

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Zeus falls in faint.

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Typhon looms above him; scooping him up in hundred league snake arms.

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Then like wind of thunder, a hurricane of heat, he rises flies, blows fierce…

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Gods and Goddesses look on in horror at Typhon disappearing across the sea.

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High among the mountains, bellowing, Typhon stands.

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Zeus’ sickle in his hand he swings high to cut.

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Down the sickle sinks into wrists and spine.

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Zeus’ very sinews are exposed.

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A myriad swarm of snake limbs grapple as teethed maws snatch.

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His snake arms pull.

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The very sinews from inside Zeus’ limbs.

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Deep into a cave he throws these strings.

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Doll-like dead-limbed Zeus is laid in powerless torment.

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As jelly laid in stony dark.

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“I Delphyne sister-monster guards.” The voice it echoes out from cave to across the seas.

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All Gods lay and wail in writhing pitiful despair.

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“The world is ending while you wail!”

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“This darkness will take us all, he will not rest at Heaven’s Father, the universe shall squirm.”

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Hermes and Pan they clutch at each other and terrified towards the chariot they step.

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The dark cave below.

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Great Goat God leaps; from chariot to deep within.

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Delphyne is waiting; serpent sister she has poisons ready see she writhes.

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He screams. Pan screams.

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He screams his terrifying paralyzing scream. Pan’s panic scream.

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As poison drips from massive teeth Delphyne is catatonic gripped.

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This is the moment Hermes needs. He leaps.(Above to be replaced)

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And from the cave with Zeus to drag.

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The sinews gathered drape across the lifeless God.

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The chariot flies.

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“We have him,” Hermes cries, “Be ready, run, run gods hide.”

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Between them Athene strides.

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“Zeus must save us, sew him, thread him, string him, stitch!”

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The God of Heaven stands again; uncertain stands, at centre of his universe he stands.

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He backwards falls.

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“See great Father God, you simply need to stand.”

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The Thunderbolt he suddenly clasps, the sickle once again; the glistening flint.

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He takes the reins.

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“Fly Father God, Great God, fly.”

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“My spirit flies with you,” cries Athene, “As I am all the Fates I fly to aid.”

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Upon the highest mountain amid enormous range it stands.

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The Fates attend him. Flying to him.

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He is besotted by three beauties bringing him rare treats.

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“Behold our exotic fruits.” “With these we bolster you.” “Great strength we promise.”

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“Typhon we love you.”

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The beast feasts. Now…

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Typhon has a whole huge mountain in his arms.

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A tiny chariot high in sky as monstrous mountain flies.

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The chariot tilts up and wide and fires a firebolt down.

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The mountain bursts aside.

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Mountain after raging mountain, Typhon is unstoppable.

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The final summit is his to wield now – Vesuvius.

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The great Vesuvius, yes, this beast is monstrous strong.

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The fates look on as he only just can throw this thing.

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“We loved you,” whisper Fates from far cave, “we loved you and we strengthened you, but only for a short time. See you falter, weaken now.”

Zeus is higher now than even the stars. And flying down hard.art 0013 a bx

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Gigantic Vesuvius is hurtling right at him.

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“Let Heaven and Sky and Fate empower me!”

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Fire thunderbolt, thunderbolt on thunderbolt on thunderbolt. All God’s energy is spent on this last mighty blast.Vesuvius repelled it falls.

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Down with such increasing speed.

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It hits the beast. Down

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Down still through the earth it crushes down.

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Typhon’s fiery rage it burns and builds and climbs. See the fire near as Typhon strives.

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The very Vesuvius it burns because of him.

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Very nearly he is out, he fights it still, see mountain rage.

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Vesuvius volcano is his rage, and Typhon he may yet one day succeed.

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Listen, hear his bellowing.

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I have done a great deal of research in the build up to turning this very strange and ancient tale into a graphic novel so that it is all based on history, (unless it was the morphine). Some of the research work helped me create the individual features linked to below:

Athene

Hermese the Babe

The Great Goat-God Pan

The Three Fates

Doom of Zeus – the Making of

Creation Recording

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Yes this is what I have been busy with over the past several weeks while in and out of hospital and beginning my long recuperation by the sea.

I came up with the idea of developing a graphic novel around a Greek myth earlier in the year and an independent publisher is now on board with an interest in hybrid publishing (that’s when you publish online and with a major distributor too).

It has been a dream for many years to do something with the quirky and strange Typhon and the terrible Zeus; their battle suited my online graphic novels perfectly.

We are probably hundreds of hours from the ‘for sale’ version, but I shall update here as pieces and text boxes are completed.

Please do share with friends as we will be asking for help shifting the finished product later in the year.

PS the first graphic novel from Viking Comics Inc. The Hammer Flies is almost ready for release as a slide show presentation – my first movie!

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The Three Fates They Spin Your Thread – More of Adrian’s Ancient Greek Myth Collection

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The Three Fates They Spin Your Thread – More of Adrian’s Ancient Greek Myth Collection

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Erebus the deep dark which is shadow is in union constantly with that which is Night and from this long intertwining long ago there came three beings; the Fates. Night has spawned us many more beings as we all know but none so beautiful, so powerful, so timeless and old. Even before Erebus and even before there was Night some say then there were the Fates; Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos the conjoined. For they are the death aspect of HER. They are the Triple Goddess. They are the Moon Goddess. They are the Goddess. Some may say her name, think that they dare and remain to be right. And if that name they spoke for the Fates; the Triple Moon Goddess in her death aspect it may be the word that they say would be Athene. So some say.

Of the three conjoined begot by Erebus in Night Atropos is the smallest and Atropos is the most terrible.

Feel now for the white linen thread trailing behind as you go, for it connects you to life and it is her who watches this where you cannot see. It is her who chooses the moment that you are only dimly aware will happen one day. Though perhaps it will be night when Atropos decides. Perhaps tonight.

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Before all of that there is the moment of your arrival, spinning upon a thread which you will follow as you will lead it through. For Clotho spun you; every incident of you.

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Year by year is stretched across the rod to be counted, moment by moment even, until your line is set, this your length of thread is laid by Lachesis who has decided how long you exist.

It is Atropos who cuts. She determines in the end and you descend, or float at her attending.

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All is pre-set.

Oh how the younger gods laugh at this.

For Zeus the mighty Zeus has spoken, claiming supremacy for his sovereignty. The ruler of all, the father of all, the ruler of fate and the ruler of the Three Fates. Ruler of all.

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How the Three Fates laugh.

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“I am the father of the Fates!”

The people of Delphi, at least, accepted his mastery of fate, supremacy; Lachesis no longer acknowledged there in their temples.

Some say Zeus was their father and Themis was their mother. He wasn’t the father though, no one could accept or swallow that. They were before even he.

Oh how the Three Fates laugh.

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The Three Fates hold the power over all.

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Younger gods, however, they say Zeus he weighs out lives in charge of Fates.

The thread of life is spun on Clotho’s spindle, measured by the rod of Lachesis and at its end is snipped by Atropos, Yet Zeus says he can intervene. “Let that one live!”

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Oh how the newer gods they laugh.

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Ordinary people they say they resist the Fates; stay in that day, train up to fight, move house, refuse betrothal, dodge the snip. They say they live.

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Oh how the younger gods laugh.

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These gods they talk of when the Fates were fooled, unsealed, when Apollo tricked them got them drinking, “Come relax, enjoy; eternity is a very long time.” Admetus was saved, or so they say. And…

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How the young gods laugh.

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Once when the Pythian Priestess danced she danced into a trance, an oracular trance, what she confessed the listener entranced. Not his children after all, the Fates are from the long before, are parthenogenous. The Fates they sprang from Necessity, the ancient Goddess Necessity she saw the

Three Fates flying from her. Long long before. There is more, if they are from before, then Great God Zeus must answer to them; dangle on their very whim.

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Oh how the Three Fates laugh now.

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The folks in Delphi worship only two Fates; Birth and Death. In Athens Aphrodite Urania is the oldest of the three, the Eldest of the Fates; the Nymph-goddess to which the sacred king was sacrificed eons back at summer solstice. The people of Athens know Urania means queen of the mountains, the Delphinians know this too. They are but the some who say, the some who say the thing some say. Not us who listened to the dancing Priestess who informed us of the Mother of the Fates, Necessity for she is the strong Fate, not even any Gods contend her. So Zeus must answer.

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Oh how the Three Fates laugh now.

So Athens says there are three fates, Delphi they say two fates, Dancing Priestess tells us there are four, three are born of one and all the four of them become the Three Fates. Let that be how it is explained.

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And yes, the Three Fates laugh.

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Is it myth that makes the threads flow from us taken from the habit of the swaddling clothes, for they are marked with symbols and sigils; ancestry and family are marked upon the bandages of birth to place the babe within its place for all the rest of its life, to seal its fate. Or are the babies swaddled because we know the Fates will thread us from behind and we label / swaddle to show we loyally are of similar mind. Then though perhaps the Three Fates send the ancestry bandages right after they have cast the thread which is our life?

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Family and clan names are things for humans in their mere humanness and that is mortal, Gods and Fates however have their other ways of being from the past and future. Take the Fates, the Three Fates; they are the Triple Moon Goddess of Necessity; Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos as Birth and Death of Delphi,  Aphrodite Urania Athenian Nymph-goddess royal of the mountains. Hence their white robes and linen thread, Spinner, Measurer and Unavoidable sacred are they as Isis. The Pariae, the Ancient Ones, the Three Fates are the three Danaids; with three Rhodes’ cities named for them, Linda, Cameira and Ialysa, formerly Linodeousa (binder with linen, Catamerizousa (sharer out), Ialemistria (wailing woman). Yes they are the Telchines; the enchanters ie the Triple Moon Goddess Danae. Yes, they are the Moerae, if we moera-out (share out) the phases we have the three beings and the three moon times:

The new, the maiden-goddess of the spring, the first period of the year.

The full moon, the nymph-goddess of the summer, the second period.

The old moon, the crone goddess of autumn, the last period.

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The trees reflect these phases in their needs and growth and character, and the Fates embrace the trees and feed us knowledge through them.

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Take you sickle cut the twigs from tree type, tree type, till the echoes of the moon time spell the letters of your learning. God Hermes knew the power of the Fates and assisted in the alphabet of trees. The alphabet of trees is the alphabet of sharing is the alphabet of seasons is the alphabet of everything.

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And from that alphabet came everything, for Hermes with them helped them shape us, gave us astronomy, scales musical, pugilism, synchronised physicality, mass and distance. They also brought us the cultivation of the olive tree.

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These are they, the Three Fates who give us opportunity, the chances life brings, and so much more, they bring us powerful gifts, even love making, like with Aphrodite, she was spinning when they met her, now her life is devoted to love, to widespread love and you may call upon her influence because of the three.

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Even with death they empower you, send you where you deserve to go, no heroes ever if not for the cutting of the cord to send them homeward, no reincarnating, no freedom from torture, although it is true no visits to Hades where one twitters like a bird and gasps for falling blood drops.

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Have you wefted and weaved along your thread as best you could or tugged against the pastel way?

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They will fight for you if you fight the way of right, they will fight for Gods and you alongside if the enemy is evil. Let the brazen pestles fall upon the head of giants. Where the evil fall dead because of them the ground will burn forever onwards.

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Let them bring fruits of the moment, fleetingly beautiful to empower, or Death-Apple to poison, drink if you will of the juice of such fruits for it is sure that you are pure, pure as the fleeting fruits of the Fates.

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The Three Fates can save you even, if it is unfair that you should die, and if loved ones love you enough and cry enough the Fates will invest a twig with parity with your life, so you will live as long as the twig is unburnt.

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Please them as they please us and gifts can come; eye of perception, tooth of divination, herbal sickle or sacred bag. Wish them well, they will even sing at your wedding.

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Other great feasts where the Fates are fawned over is when sheep are with lamb and honey has fermented. There in the open in the Oaken Grove we gather around the altar  for the Three Fates Feast.

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So every year a length of white linen thread is lifted from the great bundle which is your life and this will be your allotment of line for the year ahead, enough to last, yet, if it were to not stretch quite far enough this is because they have decided this is the end for you. You will not know for certain until it is suddenly cut and you fly from the earth. You might want to feel to see how much you think the Fates have given you this year though, feel to see.

For at its end, either the year has ended or you have.ttfs

Recent blogs include from the Greek Myths, Athene , Hermes and Pan.

Behold the God-slayer Typhon – Doom of Zeus – Graphic Novel First Draft

Ales and Tales around York pubs.

and more as the Skald to the Chieftain inspired by Georg and Gudvangen.

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