Nike

Nike stands vigil on the Cordova Street median at Thurlow in downtown Vancouver. Daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, she comes from a distant past. Sister to Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal), she represents Victory.  Endowed with speed and agility, she took her place as the divine charioteer, rewarding the…

Defining The Hero

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” Joseph Campbell Hercules, Perseus, Theseus – these were the myths for which I searched the libraries as a 10-year-old.  Magnificent heroes, blessed with superhuman strength and unfaltering courage, forged their destinies through journeys fraught with danger and treachery.  As…

Masters of the Universe

“Nights through dreams tell the myths forgotten by the day.”   C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections Mythology is a story of the sacred that has come down through the ages of humankind.  The breadth and depth of this discussion is immeasurable for it encompasses all cultures throughout time.  Even definitions and categorizations are complex and the subject…

Alexander’s Curriculum Vitae

Today marks the birthday of Alexander III of Macedon (AKA Alexander the Great) At 30, Alexander’s Curriculum Vitae would read: Marital Status:  Three Wives (Roxane, Statiera and Parysatis) Education:  Studied under Aristotle, who studied under Plato Address:  Numerous domiciles ranging between the Mediterranean to Himalaya Current Occupation: King, Conqueror, Empire Builder Prior positions: Commander –…