General Muttering – The Power of Three, the Trinity in Myth.

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A curious, well at least curious to myself, thought occurred while I was reading about the mythical idea of the “Fates”, the concept of edifices, individuals or an individual; spinners and weavers of human lives.  They take many forms, the Fates for example regardless of the period and geographical location follow the same concept:

  • Moirai in Greek mythology; Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos at the birth of each man would appeared spinning, measuring, and cutting the thread of life.
  • Parcae in Roman mythology; Nona, Decima and Morta spinned out the thread of a mans future life, followed his steps, and directed the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods.
  • Nornir (Norms) in Norse mythology; Urðr, Verðandi and Skuld appeared at a person’s birth in order to determine his or her future.
  • Sudice in Slavic mythology; three old women (various regional names) spinners who approach cradles of every newborn child, and foretell their fate.

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Book Review – Children of the Different by S C Flynn

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Nineteen years ago, a brain disease known as the Great Madness killed most of the world’s population. The survivors all had something different about their minds. Now, at the start of adolescence, their children enter a trance-like state known as the Changeland and emerge either with special mental powers or as cannibalistic Ferals.

In the great forest of South West Western Australia, thirteen-year-old Arika and her twin brother Narrah go through the Changeland. They encounter an enemy known as the Anteater who feeds on human life. He exists both in the Changeland and in the outside world, and he wants the twins dead.

After their Changings, the twins have powers that let them fight their enemy and face their destiny on a long journey to an abandoned American military base on the north-west coast of Australia…if they can reach it before time runs out.
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