Tuesday, 12 February 2019
The first one I shall discuss deals with the princesses Anna and Elsa from Disney's Frozen. These sisters that we've grown to love and watch and sing along with have a long lost brother. Their brother is Tarzan! It's also been confirmed that Anna and Elsa's parents didn't die at sea. Instead, they were shipwrecked on a tropical island and had a baby boy. Sadly though, the parents were killed by a leopard or a tiger. Many have speculated on this for a while because of the physical resemblance to the parents of Tarzan and parents of the Frozen girls.
If that isn't enough, more revealed shocks about celebrities. Superman "the Man of Steel" was surrounded by zombies, and these are all of the victims of disasters that he failed to help. It might be seen as just an effect but really, Superman is troubled deeply with guilt for not being able to save everyone. So therefore, he's haunted. This shows itself in Batman v. Superman film.
We've already been told that Dumbledore of the Harry Potter series is Death in person. That much has offcially been confirmed as true.
Other shocking fan theories that could be true:
Saturday, 9 February 2019
Valentine's Day or V Day is a very romantic day of the year to celebrate love and romance. At the end of Winter there is this one holiday that is such an adorable tradition. Yes, it's better to show your loved ones how you feel every day of the year and not just one day but there is a lot of things about Valentines Day that no one knows. The origins of course, which is totally dark.
Perhaps it goes back thousands of years to a holiday called Lykaia, always celebrated on Wolf Mountain or Lykaion in Arcadia. It was said that Lycaon was a man who wanted to spoil the feast by planning to eat his son called Nyctimus. Out of punishment, the gods turned him into a wolf. This became associated with cannibalism and werewolves then although that holiday was held in the Spring. This is the much earlier phase. Long before the worship of Zeus and the Olympian gods, prehistoric people held rituals in the Wolf Mountain as archeological digs found an Ash Alter and skeletal remains of a boy with a line of stones to indicate human sacrifice. It's worth pointing out that Mount Lykaion is the birth place of the god Zeus.
It was said to be a time called Feast of the Wolf. It has to be mentioned that Lupercalia might be Lupa the Shewolf or Lupercus the god and wolf, who was known in Arcadia. Lupercus was said to have been favoured by shepherds, who felt that He watched over their flock. The festival of Lupercalia was often prepared by the Luperci priests, who wore goatskins and travelled half naked, during the festival they would purify the land of evil spirits. The cave Lupercale is where sacrifices of goats and dogs happened. Birth place and childhood home of Romulus and Remus who were raised by their adoptive wolf mother Lupa.
The ancient people of Rome celebrated Lupercalia during the season over the days of 13th to the 15th February. It's said that people got drunk; sacrificed animals, usually a goat or a dog, and then beat women with the dead animals that were just sacrificed. Vestal Virgins made salt mealcakes. People ran around the streets naked. It was considered "fertile" for women to line up so that men could assault them. Sports and games happened and winners were awarded with armour. Often it resorted to violence and bloodshed. Men picked womens' full names from a jar, and this was a very discreet and crude form of match making game that resulted in complete strangers having sex.
Emperor Claudius II executed a priest called Valentine on the 14th Februrary in the 3rd Century. This figure became a maryr and canonised as a saint, now we know who is Saint Valentine, and associated with courtly love and Valentine's Day. The reason for the link with romance and love on Valentine's Day is because Pope Glaucius I of the 5th Century sanitised the pagan holiday of Lupercalia and made it all about the Saint Valentine martyr. But people like Chaucer and Shakespeare turned the holiday cute and fluffy with love hearts and romantic love.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
Monday, 4 February 2019
Here are a couple of interesting wolf sayings with some background from France.
"Between the dog and the wolf" is a saying in France, which is Entre chien et loup. It has a very curious meaning. such as when it's the time of twilight and the light is low, when you see a dog's shadow, it appears like a wolf. The dog represents the real world, the wolf represents the supernatural and Otherworldly. It's said to be quite a creepy saying that implies something or someone is a lot darker than you thought they were.
Another strange French idiom elle avoit vû le loup translates as "She has seen the wolf". It describes when a girl has lost her virginity, and the saying is in reference to "seeing the wolf" may be a folkish origin tale about girls, their menstrual periods and losing their virginities as closest to the moon and lunar cycles. The symbol is obviously about blood. Menstrual periods and flow of blood. Loss of virginity can result in bleeding. As the cycles with the moon change, the moon has always been linked to werewolves. The tale of Little Red Riding Hood by the Brothers Grimm, is a story from a load of collected traditional oral tales that are many centuries old. The French saying and the story by Grimm connects back into Dark Age continental Europe, and possibly before.
If you liked this article, you can read more about werewolf tidbits at Spooky Isles here:
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Ged (Sparrowhawk) is a wandering mage who encounters the young troubled Prince Arren, disturbed by guilt from killing his father and stealing the magical sword. Sparrowhawk takes him to the farm of Tanar, who used to be a priestess, where a mysterious little orphan girl Therru also lives. Therru doesn't trust or like Arren very much. Sparrowhawk discovers that a powerful wizard named Cob is going to upset the balance of life.
There are dragons, direwolves, a cruel despot and even a magical sword. This is a high fantasy film and one of Ghibli's best. To the people who love Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones, this anime film is for you.
I rate this a 9/10.
Tense moments: Quite a bit