Candle Energy SpellWith this light,Given by flickering flame,Let fire grant me energy while in its domain;Let my mind and body, in candle light be charged,And let the energy of life and heat fill me to the brim;So I will it, so mote it be!
SisyphusThis time we're talking about Sisyphus
Definitely not a name you want to mispronounce.Sisyphus was the son of Aeolus, the king of Thessaly, and Enarete, the founder of Corinth. It's said that while alive, he was an evil and sly man. He was said to ambush and murder travelers. He would betray the secrets of the gods, and even chained the god of death itself, so that the dead could not reach the underworld. In one telling, it was Thanatos who was bound.That made Hades very angry, and so he sent Ares, the god of war, to release Thanatos.The other story, though, is much odder, in my opinion.Hades came to claim him for the kingdom of the dead, bringing a pair of handcuffs. Sisyphus feigned fascination with the relative novelties, and persuaded Hades to demonstrate how they were used. Somehow, he persuaded him to demonstrate on himself. And to add insult to injury, Sisyphus then locked Hades in a closet. Nobody could die, and Hades became enraged.Finally, he escaped, and forced Si
The NornsThis time, we're talking about the Norns.Pretty much every mythology has a personified version of Fate. The Egyptians had the Shai, which was a deity without any set gender that determined the span of all humans' lives. Greeks had the Moirai sisters Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos, who determined the fates of every mortal, and were later made into the Parcae in Roman mythos. The Saxons had wyrd, the personified concept of personal destinies, and the Asians have the red string of fate, or several variants of the idea, which is supposedly a small, red string which is tied to the pinkies of soul mates to link them together, as well as gods like Tung-Yueh-Ta-Ti.But most influential, at least I think, are the Norn sisters. The Norns, or the Fates of Nordic mythology, were likely three of the most powerful beings in existence. It's possible that the Moirai were actually one and the same with the Norns, and I couldn't say one way or the other if that was true or not, because mythology in thos