Saturday, February 01, 2014

UH OH: the portents are not favorable


Father Z discusses the portents...


of course, these things can be read several ways.

The attacking birds were crows, who in Europe are associated with evil, not Ravens.

 In Norse mythology ravens are the messengers of Odin (and in the Hobbit book, can talk t, o dwarves). Even the movie has this dialogue:

Gloin: Aye, Oin has read the portents, and the portents say: it is time.
Oin: Ravens have been seen flying back to the mountain as it was foretold. When the birds of the old return to Erebor, the reign of the beast will end.

and, of course, it was seagulls that saved the Mormons....

unrelated item: The Hobbit book can be found on line here.

Unrelated item  NSA spies on you via AngryBird app....

and then there is this: Angry pirate birds.

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