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Daho Kay
23 October 2010 @ 10:02 pm

Watch and find out! Complete with Mario accents.
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Daho Kay
04 October 2010 @ 11:36 am
Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

Daho Kay
30 September 2010 @ 06:43 pm
Seriously?? Disney???

I was not expecting this XD;
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Daho Kay
15 September 2010 @ 09:45 pm
Ok, umm.....this is disgusting.


The colbert clip pretty much says it all XD
Daho Kay
06 September 2010 @ 09:11 pm
From both Catholicism and the Neopagan scene, I've been surrounded by the idea of personal gods, and even entertained the notion for a while out of curiosity. Yet for most of that time, that idea never made sense to me, nor was it really experienced (I don't consider Grandmother Spider to be a deity like how Athena or Yahweh would typically be portrayed as, she's more like a land spirit). Delving into reconstructionist materials, I'm confronted once more with the idea of gods and worship.

Interestingly enough though, it was Hellenistic influence that allowed Snorri Sturluson to create the Nordic pantheon, with Odin at the top of the hierarchy, rather than what the people actually believed, pre-conversion. The gods were much closer to home than that, literally being in the mountains, forests, and storms rather than some far-off world. Which makes more sense, especially with regards to different "pantheons" appearing in different tribes of various locations, despite all of them being considered Germanic (Loki and Skadi aren't found on the continent, for example, being restricted mainly to Scandinavia, and Wodan vs Odin seem to have different characteristics from being found in different locations, despite often being considered the same guy).

Then, for my own situation, there's also the lists of Hungarian and Slavic deities to look into, plus spirits unique to the Alpine region. So not only are there no neatly traced and categorized pantheons, there's many different tribal recognitions to look into as well. All with the influence of Catholicism too.

So here are all these deities that my pre-Christian ancestors supposedly worshiped, with plenty of overlapping characteristics and attributed roles. Both Donar and Perkunos are said to be thunder gods from different regions, and Perkunos's wife, Dodola, has similarities with Thor's mother of Icelandic lore. So what's going on here....are they the same? Two different workers of the same role in different areas? Is Perkunos, the thunder god, the father of the one who hammers out lightening?

And the Great One's answer is....*drumroll*Collapse )

So, long post short, the idea of deities is something I'm more comfortable with now, and willing to let into my life, but still won't be a huge aspect. They're going to be a part of the ancestor worship, and some seasonal celebrations, rather than their own "thing". The local spirits are the most important ones to me, and both Grandmother Spider/spiders and Grim have the greatest priority.
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Daho Kay
02 September 2010 @ 05:52 pm
Eeeeee, I love this "Tea House" theme for iGoogle!!
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Daho Kay
31 August 2010 @ 07:13 pm
Here's something related to Tengriism, from hunmagyar.org:

The rest of the site:
Daho Kay
23 August 2010 @ 08:23 pm
I found a copy of an old photo (like, 1800s black and white photo), unlabeled in a stack of family photos.

Any idea how to figure out who these people are if other family members don't know?

Based on the dress styles, I want to pin the date around 1900-1910.

Edit: Nevermind, I asked Jeni and turns out it's my adopted Great-Great Grandparents. That's Great-Grandpa Ray on the second to the left, standing up. He died just a few years ago and is the one that's helped me out so much with college funds.

The youngest girl next to the Dad in the center is Aunt Lil. She died when I was around 10; I remember everyone saying how she had the best complexion in the family XD I still have a silver locket I received from her when I was 6/7.

She doesn't know who those other people are though, except she suspects that the girl sitting next to the Mom in the center is the one that died young. She does look a little sickly in the photo.

Wow. And I actually knew these people, in this century-old photo. It's crazy to think about, in a way.