Wednesday, May 19, 2010

An Experiment for Home

Studying the Zodiac is a very fun exercise that can also tell one a lot about a person. For instance, being a Scorpio, I have a water sign.

Water is Alchemically Wet and Cold. Water has been talked about at length by many and since I'm going to deal with it later, I'm not posting much on this right now.

Also, it is ruled by Mars and Pluto, which are matched by Aries and Hades in the Greek and Tyr and Hel in the Norse. Aries and Tyr are gods of war and glory. Hades and Hel are gods of death and the underworld who are vital to preserving life by keeping the dead from returning (a la Zombies). All of these deities often get looked down upon, though arguably Tyr has the best reputation. Aries has a bad one, at least in Athens, Greece, though Sparta is said to have liked him and Rome loved him. Hades and Hel get the worst treatment, Hel being viewed by many as an ugly monster. Still, Hades was one of the nicest Greek gods (or at least was less of a dick to mortals). Hel does look odd, being half normal skin tone and the other have the blue of a corpse, but I don't think she's all that ugly. Like Hades she hard-lines not letting the dead leave her realm, but it is by all accounts a very nice realm.

I'm not going to go into what this means in relation to my being, though there is an interesting correlation at least between the Gods and Goddess who rule my sign and me as a person and Scorpio.

Try it out for yourself.

1 comment:

  1. It's unfortunate that fear and the almost overwhelming indoctrination of Christian culture into our minds has oriented us against Hades, Hel, and the other Chthonic gods.