Both Giuliani and McCain are "heroes" but there are probably other reasons, too, why we should steer clear of them

"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy"

F. Scott Fitzgerald


*HERO: Greek word for a man sacrificed to Hera, possibly from Sanskrit Heruka, a Knowledge-Holding Deity, via Egyptian Heru or Harakhti, Horus-Osiris as a dying god.

The Greek May Day festival was Heroantheia, "Hero-Flowering." The "flower" was the hero's fructifying blood, represented by red or pruple flowers, and described by the same word applied in the Bible to menstrual blood (Leviticus 15:24).

The May Day Hero was therefore a flower-god: Narcissus, Hyacinthus, Adonis, or Antheus, who were all the same deity, sometimes called Naaman, "Darling," because he was Aphrodite's beloved.


"If he's a hero, then what is he doing still alive when the other guys are dead?"

Ente Grillenhaft


* From The Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets by Barbara C. Walker, Harper & Row 1983, ISBN 0-06-250926-8

Information on the Encyclopedia is also at these sites:

Goddess Gift

Cybrone -- not every admirer is completely uncritical, and this presentation of her views on yoni-sorship, tantra and asceticism shows.

And Salmon River talks about "hags."



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