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7 Secrets of the Goddess Gaia's Secret Reading Notes

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Gaia is the Earth mother. The only way her son Chronus could leave Gaia's woumb was by castrating his father. Chronus then declared himself King. Chronus killed all of his kids so no one could take the power from his as he did to his father. Gaia saves one kid of Chronus and raises him in secret. After he's grown up he kills Chronus and takes over. There is an idea of primal female deity, first adored then brutally side lined by a male deity is a consistent theme in mythologies around the world.  An example from an indian tribe was when Sednas father casts her overboard. When she tries to climb back he cuts off her fingers. As she's struggling to get back in he cuts her arms too. Shiva asked Vishnu agreed to be her lover provided she game him her third eye, He then used his third eye to burn her and turn her to Ash. This ash became three new Gods.  In all of these stories from around the world males have to compete for the female prize. In bird species they choose the male

Crash Course Myth videos

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  Overview of Mythology Video 1 - Definition of Myth  It starts by saying are myths historical facts or deliberate fictions. We really can't say for sure whether these events happened or not and these are still argued today. So we have to realize when going over these myths or literary artifacts it should just be interpreted as a lesson. The bible is a great example of how many people interpret it differently. The definition of myth is that a story is false and not to be taken seriously but many have been taken seriously. Myth comes from the Greek word Mythos which means story. The main components of myths for this video is significance and staying power. Theres two versions of myths one with Gods and ones without supernatural events. The first example story is about Persephone the daughter of Zeus. Zeus brother captures Persephone to make her his wife. Eventually in the underworld she was told to eat 6 seeds which she did so she would spend half in underworld with Hades and half a

Reading Notes: Week 12

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Chapter 5 - Diagon Alley  Harry realizes it was not a dream and Hagrid and Harry go to get school supplies. They go to Gringotts bank where Hagrid takes Harry to his vault where he discovers his parents left him lots of money. They also go to vault 713 where Hagrid grabs something which he tells Harry is "official Hogwarts business" and Harry doesn't ask any questions. Then in Diagon Alley with Harry gets a robe. He also meets a stuck up boy named Malfoy that makes Harry worry he won't be a good wizzard. Finally he gets a wand where the wand picks the wizard and the only other person to have the wand Harry got was Voldemort.  Chapter 6 - The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters  Harry has to stay with Dursleys for one more month but finally it was time and the Mr. Dursley took Harry to the train station where Harry was to find Train 9 3/4. He can't find this train until he over hears a family with red hair talk about it. He talks to them and figures out h

Reading Notes: Week 12

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For my Free reading I've decided to read books from the Harry Potter Series. I've never read the books and only seen the movies but I've heard the books provide a lot more details. There are 17 chapters in the first Harry Potter so I will read 4 per section. I'm hoping to do a twist off Harry Potter for my 3rd story in my project.  Harry Potter and the Sorceress Stone  Chapter One - The Boy Who Lived  The Dursleys live in England and are embarrassed by Mrs. Dursleys sister who died and they pretended not to know her. One morning Mr. Dursley saw a cat reading a map but acted like he didn't see it. Later he hears chatter about his sister in laws one year old son, Harry. He didn't tell Mrs. Dursley. That night Dumbledore shows up turns off all lights and talks to the cat who is Proffesor McGonagall. They discuss Voldemorts attempt to kill Harry but he is the boy who lived and they drop him off at the Dursleys where no one would expect him. They left Harry with a la

Tech Tip: Text to Voice for Chrome

This makes it so much easier after you have completed your writing. Even when reading your writing it still can feel right because you wrote it, but when it's spoken to you it's much easier to see where the mistakes were made. I will use this tech tip for other classes besides this one!

Epified: Krishna: Part B Reading Notes

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Krishna rides Hastin  Krishnas older brother Balram told everyone he wanted to be strong enough to kill the ferocious bull Hastin. Hastin was the biggest and strongest bull in Vridavan. Krishna vowed to ride this bull but no one believed him. Krishna visited the cowshed every-night playing the flute. Krishna leapt onto Hastin and he rode him all around the village. The villagers realized the lesson of kidness Krishna had taugh them.  The Saviour of Dharma Krishna told Yashodha that he wanted to marry Radha but Yashodha refused. Krishna had to talk to the priest of the Yadus as the priest told him this was not his destiny. He found he was the savior of Dharma and even heard his parents weren't his parents. This all made him sad and he couldn't marry Radha.  Akrur Invites Krishna  Krishna had escaped all attempts at killing him. Kans decided to play one final trick and sent Akrur to talk to him. When he talked to Krishna he could tell from his appearance he looked divine. While A

Epified: Krishna: Part A Reading Notes

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An Introduction  There was a boy who had many enemies before he was born so they tried to prevent his birth. After his birth they always tried to send people to kill him and his family. He survived and became a king with many allies.  Kamsa  There was a cruel king Kansa. A voice told him that his eighth child would kill him. Out of anger he killed his cousin and her husband. Every time a new child was born Kansa smashed the newborn against the walls. With Devaki having her 7th child the goddess Mahamaya transported the child from her womb to Robinis womb making Kansa think she had a miscarriage. Kansa was happy. When Devaki had her 8th child Vishnu they knew this child was a God.  Vasudev Meets Yamuna  Vasudev was holding Vishnu in the prison cell and a voice told him the guards were sleeping and the cell was unlocked. They made it outside and the voice said go to Yamuna. To cross the waters he surrendered to the water and a serpent appeared to take them across. The voice told him they