Thursday, March 10, 2016

SELCHIES-2016

SELCHIES -
Selkies are said to be fictional creatures that live in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish 
Mythology. They can shed their skin form seals to become humans which are usually woman. The legend is originated on the island of Orkney and the Shetland Islands. The Silkies have many different names.This can be Selchies; Silkies or Selch. is some of the Scots word for the seal/selkie from the old English seolh. 
Legends-
The legends of the Silkier has been around for centuries, especially in the Icelandic, Ireland and Scotland countries. These of course were the oceans of the very icy seas.The Selkies of these icy seas are able to become human by shedding their seal skins and can then return to the seal form by putting them back on. Ancient stories concerning the selkies are generally romantic tragedies. Sometimes the human[mostly always men] will not know that their lover is a selkie and wakes to find them gone.Other times the human male will hide the selkie skin which is almost always of a Female selkie, thus preventing her to return to the seal form. A selkie can only make contact with one particular human for a short amount of time before they must reture to the sea/ocean. They are not able to make contactt with that human again for seven years, unless the human has steal their selkie skin and hidden it or even worst of all 
''burned it' If they have burned the selkie seal skin they may never go back to the ocean again where they probably have a husband and children and a entire family that they will never see again. And the longing for the sea will forever be there but she will never be able to be again.
There are a few such stories in ballad; called the Great Silkie or Sule Skerry and the movie 
'The Secret of Roan Inish'. 
The Selkie legend is also told in Wales, but in a slightly different form. The selkies are humans who have returned to the sea. Dylan - Dylan Eil Don - the firstborn of Arianrhod - was variously a merman or sea spirit who is some versions of the story escapes to the sea immediately after birth. In the Faroe Islands there are two version of the story of the Selkie or what they say 'Seal's Wife'. This is how the tale goes; A Young farmer from the town of Mikladalur on the island of kalsoy goes to

the beach to watch the selkies dance under the moon light as they always do every summer, because it can be so very cold in the winter months. The selkies always take care in hiding their seal skins so that they can find them at dawn to put them back on to go back into the sea their home to their families. Also so that no farmers or fishermen can find them to make them their wife against the will. Well, in this tale that is just what happened to one such selkie, the farmer that was watching them dance by the moon light was also watching where they were putting there seal skins too. He had his eye on one beautiful selkie maiden, so he went to find her skin and so she couldn't go back to sea, and forced her to marry him.

The farmer kept her skin in a chest, and the key to lock it around his neck both day and night. One day when he was out fishing, the farmer discovered that he forgotten to bring his key. When he returned home the selkie wife had escaped back to the sea, leaving their children behind. Sadly years later, when the farmer was on a hunt in the ocean, he killed both her selkie husband and her two selkie sons. She then promised to take revenge upon the men of the island of Mikladalur. Some of them drowned, some shall fall from the cliffs and slopes and this shall continued, until so many men have been lost that they will be able to link arms around the whole island of Kallsoy.
Male Selkies are very handsome in their human form, and have a

great seduction powers over the human women. They will typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their romantic life. This includes married women waiting for their fisherman husbands to come home after months at sea. If a human woman wishes to make contact with a selkie male all she has to do is go to a beach and shed seven tears into the sea.
If a human male steals a female selkie's skin, she is in his power, that instant he has taken her seal skin. Then is forced to become his wife.

Female selkies are said to make excellent wives, however their true love & home is the sea, they will often be seen gazing longingly at the ocean. If  she finds her skin again, she will immediately return to her true home, and sometimes to her selkie husband in the sea. Sometimes a selkie maiden is taken as a wife by a human man and she has several children by him. In these stories, it is one of her children who has discovered her sealskin who often unwitting of its significance and she soon returns to the sea leaving the child. The selkie woman usually avoids seeing her human husband again but is sometimes shown visiting her children and playing with them in the waves. Selkies are not always faithless lovers. One tale of a fisherman Cagan who married a Seal-Woman.
Against his wife's wishes he set sail during a dangerously late in the year, and was trapped battling a terrible storm, unable to return home. His wife shifted to her seal form and saved him, even though this meant she could never return to her human body and hence her happy home.
Some stories from Shetland have selkies luring islanders into the sea at midsummer, the lovelorn-humans never returning to dry land. Seal shapeshifters similar to the selkie exist in the folklore of many cultures. A corresponding creature existed in Swedish legend,and the Chinook people of North America have a similar tale of a boy who changes into a seal.
Theories of the origins of the Selkie~    
There seem to be lots of theories on the Selkie, one is that they belief is that the selkie ware actually fur-clad Finns, traveling by kayak. Another is that shipwrecked Spaniards that washed ashore and their jet black hair resembled seals. As the anthropologist A. Asbjorn Jon has recognized though, there is a strong body of lore that indicates that selkies are said to be supernaturally formed








from the souls of drowned people.
It really comes down to what you believe.
I hope you all enjoyed the legend of the Selchies
there are so many legends about them
Odine the Selkie Movie
love you all
Your Friend always
WENDY


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Plague of 1348

~Black Death of 1348~
Good evening my dears and welcome to my humble blog. I know my dearest Friends, Followers, Supports and Readers that I have been gone for almost all of January and basically all of
February too. I am sorry for this my dears I am writing again from my desktop and I hope that soon that I will have everything in order. Well, basically what has happened is this; first in the beginning of January my windows 10 went off its rocker so I was able to have a dear friend fix the program and the virus to. I was able to work on the laptop for a few days but then the next problem came up. And this one had been brewing for 3years and I didn't realize it till it was to late. You see I have had the wonderful laptop that my parents gave me and my husband only 3years ago and just 6to8 months into it I was have problems with the heating fan. however, I did take care of it the whole time by writing and looking up the HP support and call techs on what to do. I cleaned 2times a week got cool sense and even a special cooling fan that sits  under the laptop. for my birthday in December. but we still had to baby the computer. So that's why I having been around for almost 2months. 
I am sorry for the last couple of months but I hope to catch up this month with as many stories as I can. For today's story I am going into the curious reasons of why the Black Death happen in 1348. I have read many of books on it not on the actually truth of what it's history but books that are more like fiction on 'What if? books. One is that I remember was about some boys or a family that found some very old bones on their farm land will doing their crops in old England. They decided they might be worth some money to help the family and brought it to the local Science Medical of Bones. Well, they got a huge surprise. The bones were very old, but they still had the black death host still living within the bones that they found. Well, as I remember the family members got the same plague as in 1348 and the
Father Carry's his sick young child
while  others stay far away
book was a race against time to stop the same Black Death the reached all over England to the shores of Italy. It was a interesting book and a creeping book at the same time. It is said that the Back Death is to originated in the arid plains of Central Asia, where the plague then travelled along the Silk Road reaching Crimea by the year 1343. How it was carried is most likely by 'ORIENTAL RAT FLEAS' that were living on the 'BLACK RATS' that were regular passengers on the huge merchant ships of the day. This is how they believe the PLAGUE, spread throughout the MEDITERRANEAN & EUROPE. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60% of Europe's total population. In total, the Plague reduced the world's population from an estimated 450 million people to 350 - 375 million in the 14 century.
Bubonic plague, which has disappeared from Europe and large parts of the globe, is spread by bites from plague-carrying rat fleas – Xenopsylla cheopis – whose main host is the black rat. In Europe the threat of the Black Death pandemic, which appeared with black rats brought by merchant ships from Asia, eventually died out as black rats were displaced by brown rats and health and hygiene improved.
Victims often develop painful swelling in the lymph nodes called buboes, flu-like symptoms and gangrene. Although the disease is treatable with antibiotics, without treatment the mortality rate is almost two-thirds of those infected, according to the US Centres for Disease Control.

The world's population as a whole did not recover to pre-plague levels until the 17th century. That's 3
England
century's later. That tells you how one disease can wipe out almost have the world for 3centurys. Kinda makes you think? If that could happen back in the ancient times what about modern times. We could very well be just as easy wipe out the same if we don't take care of out people and the earth all around the world. It would seem that the plague of 1343 still would recurred occasionally in Europe up to the 19th century. Well, since the 19 century, I thought I would look on line to see if there has been any more modern 20th century First Case of Bubonic Plague. I found it? In 2011it appears that in New Mexico the Bubonic Plague or Black Death isn't just ancient history anymore. New Mexico health officials recently confirmed the first human case of the bubonic plague previously known as the 'BLACK DEATH' TO SURFACE IN THE US IN 2011. The unidentified man of 58 years old was hospitalized for a week after suffering from a high fever, pain in his abdomen and his groin. He also had swollen lymph nodes reported New York Daily News. The officials declined to say when the man was released from the hospital, however a blood sample from the man was tested positive for the Black Death. It seems that the Santa Fe officials said they are still investigating how the man contracted the black plague. Flea bites are the most common method of transmission to humans; in this case the doctors suspect a flea bit the man on his left leg.
The case Bubonic plague found in Madagascar ~
In Madagascar health experts have confirm one of the worst outbreaks in the modern times of the Bubonic plague that has taken the lives of 20 villagers which has raises fears that the disease could spread to nearby towns & cities in Madagascar. Once feared as the Black Death - of 1348 the rodent borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages 'Bubonic Plague' has now killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed. This confirmation that the bubonic plague was responsible for the deaths last week near the north-western town of Mandritsara of Madagascar followed a warning in October from the International Committee of Red of the Red Cross (ICRC) that the island nation was at risk of a plague epidemic. It would seem that the 20 cases have turned into 50 cases. The one person that was affected by the bubonic plague has become a great health risk in his environment which happens to be a very densely populated cities, such as the poor districts and prisons of Madagascar. A plague many be an disaster for All! The professor Togier from the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar who has descried  the situation as the "Nuclear Blast' Why! because the disease could become extremely difficult to stop and contain if we don't get a handle on it. That is the major risk with the Bubonic Plague and how it was back In 1348. This is why the health ministry and other actors in Madagascar have put in place a contingency plan. The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar revealed on Tuesday that tests taken from the bodies in the village last week that showed that they all had died of the bubonic black plague. They institute added it was concerned that the disease could spread to many many!!! other neighboring towns & cities where living standards have declined since a couple lived in 2009. The deaths are doubly concerning because the outbreak occurred both outside the island of Madagascar. Normal plague season runs from July to October, however at  the lower elevations of  Madagascar there has been signs of outbreaks occurring.. This is a scary sign It might be spreading all around the island. It seems that there are two forms of the Bubonic plague; The first and the most common is the Bubonic plague that is transmitted from fleas to humans. In some cases the humans can be the transmitter and then the disease becomes the pneumonia plague, which can kill within 24 hours scary stuff. There have been roughly one case in 50 that will turn into pneumonia plague. Then this effected person sadly a serious health risk in his/her environment. This is when a person that is effected with this pneumonia plague in a very densely populated cities-poor districts & even prisons of Madagascar it can spread at a alarming rate - even on ships overseas. Last Year about 60+ people died in Madagascar of the Bubonic Plague - the highest number globally of modern times. The Plague has prevalent in the island central highlands of Madagascar, where 200 to 400 confirmed cases of the plague has been reported every year to the world health organization. This is just a third to fifth of the globally cases that have been reported. Who knows about the ones that haven't been. Professor Rogier from the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar has said that if this doesn't get handled it can become what you call a nuclear blast of disease all over the world. Because once it gets a hold of the few country's it will be extremely difficult to stop and contain.
The plague spreads in Madagascar ever year and the Red Cross focuses closely on trying to prevent
Bubonic plague in Madagascar Lab
the plague within Madagascar’s prisons. Inmates are at particular risk due to a lack of water and overall sanitation in prisons; they share their cells with cockroaches, bugs and hundreds of rats. Prisons in Malagasy are tough and very overcrowded, so if one or two people become sick with the plague, it can rapidly become a catastrophe. Our aim is to ensure that we stick to zero cases.
This involves training the “rat brigades” we teach them how to prepare special boxes through which the rats pass so that their fur gets covered in insecticides that kill the fleas and their eggs. It is only after the rats have been used to spread the insecticides that they are captured and killed and the brigades check if any of them have been infected. Eleven prisons now have properly-trained rat brigades, and we just have to supply them with the necessary items.
Fleas is what is killing us all
from the carrier Rats
In fact, this is the process that you are supposed to carry out everywhere – not just in prisons – if you want to reduce the risk of catching the plague. The difficulty is that the rats are everywhere in the capital. I live in Antananarivo, and just yesterday we saw rats running around our house. We were just saying, “Well, we need to do something about it in our own home!”.
But, as I said, this year is not particularly different to previous years; it’s just that people are now writing about it and linking it to Ebola. An outbreak of disease comes along and everybody freaks out a bit. It’s true that in the 14 and 15th centuries bubonic plague wiped out half of Europe. It still has not been eradicated completely from the world; around 20 countries are still affected.
The last case in the US was reported back in 2011. One person died, a scientist. He was tracking a wild animal, and for some reason he found a fox and he decided to carry this animal back home for an autopsy. Basically, the animal transmitted the plague and he died.

But in truth, the biggest problem here and around the world is ignorance. The biggest killer in this country, and in many places of the world, is really ignorance.
If war can wipe out millions of lives from the face of Earth, so can a disease. The worst ever pandemic in history of mankind was the Black Death that claimed the lives of nearly 75 to 200 million people worldwide. The disease received its name 'Black Death' in Europe where it was responsible for wiping out nearly 30-60% of the total European population. So, what was the disease? How did it spread? How was it stopped? There are many questions like these that will be answered in this article titled 50 interesting Black Death Facts. Definitely, this article is going to be a long one so, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea!
It’s just that people don’t get the diagnosis, don’t get the antibiotics, and die. And this is the drama of this country. The plague should not kill anybody in Madagascar. The health ministry has a stock of antibiotics and the treatment of plague is free so there is no discrimination. It is ignorance that is killing people .
It would seem that there is 1,000 to 3,000 globally yearly of the plague. Although Australia and Europe are the only two countries that are free of the Black plague. The countries that have the recent epidemics in recent years are Asia, Africa, & US. So this isn't something to take lightly. I believe that it won't be some war but a disease that will probably that us all out if we don't get a handle on this. It might look something like this old map if we don't do something and something fast.





Hello my dears 
welcome to my blog 
I hope that you find it informitive & interesting
I have always been interested in this subject
I am sorry for the darkr subject but
I am still dealing with my G+/ Blogger accout
and other things that make it hard to post 
but I hope to get it all worked out soon I am
getting help but good people
 I love you all my dears 
Your friend always
WENDY   

Thursday, March 3, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY
MARCH 2 2016

Hello my dearest friends, followers, supports & readers I just wanted
to tell you a little bit about the people in my life and how they get
me through each day. Yesterday was my father's Birthday
He has always been very close and dear to me in the good times & the
times that have been not so good. He has been through
the cold war and his earring isn't so good, We talk on the 
phone at least once a week and email all the time. I always write to him
on veteran day to remind him how much he is loved and that
he is my hero too. As I once did for my Uncle Ed who was in the Vietnam War
as a young Marine at the front lines. Who is now my guardian Angel.
~This is my thoughts and my love for my father~
Dad, I just wanted to let everyone to know how special you are & how
lucky I am to have you as my father. Through the last 10+ years, you have been so
supportive - lovely father during my hardest time of my life.
I just don't know how I could have made it through these years
without you & my lovely momma too!
Dad you have always been there, even when I was a young girl
teen, and getting through 2year college(took 4years) and 4years BA.
You are my Hero and my lovely father, and I wish you good
health and many, many more birthday to come.
I'm looking forward to the summer because that's when
I get to see you. Which I miss you very much.
Happy Birthday Dad my hero. Love you!
YOUR LOVELY DAUGHTER WENDY

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ORIENTAL UNICORN-2016

ORIENTAL UNICORN~
THE KILIN
Hello, my dears & welcome to my humble blog. Thank you so much for all your support. I know its been quite a long time since I have written a post for your all. I have just had a bit of unlucky two first two months (Jan-Feb)but I hope the worst of it is over. I never realize how much I do depend on my computer and the Internet to keep in touch with you all my dear friends, followers, supports and readers too. So for today the first day of March and I pray to better months ahead. I give you the Oriental Unicorn. I have done a post just on the Unicorn and the interesting facts that it is found in the bible scriptures which was very in lighting to me. If you are curious about that post I will leave the link at the bottom of the post. As I have said in my other post called 'The Unicorn' I have always been curious about their orgin & how they relate to the different bibles around the world.
The Unicorn of the far east are quite a different character from those of the western area's. For one I have found that their appearance is very different & there are several different kinds of the oriental unicorn too. The main kind of Unicorn in the Orient is the Ki Lin or the Chi Lin. In ancient text of China it is said that the male of the Unicorn is; [Ki] & the female is; [Lin], which is always spoken as a unit- Ki Lin. These oriental unicorns are depicted as to having the body of a deer with the hooves of an horse with a fine head & a single horn. Their bodies is what places them very much in a class of their own. Usually they are multicolored with blue, aqua blue, black, red, white & yellow. These creatures are described as being about 12feet in height.
The King of the Unicorns as the best
that I could find
The Kilin was said to be one of the celestial beings with the dragon, the tortoise and the Feng Hwang... Now, its appearance was auspicious and many dignitaries such as Confucius was honored by its presence.
The King of the Unicorns is described as an single horned type of stag with an tail more like that of the water buffalo. There is another kind of oriental unicorn that is called the
Kish Twan, which is described as much like that of the Ki Lin. However, it was green & had a thicker tail like that of a horse. But its it's unicorn horn was on its muzzle. They are also extremely fast. They can also take great strides for distances too. In the plans of Mongolia, it's said that a beast called, 'the Poh' lives there. The Poh is an beautiful white horse with a huge black tail. However instead of hooves he has large claws on its feet like that of a tiger & large fangs on its feet like a tiger. He also has great fangs for his teeth too. He of course has a horn in the center of his forehead. The Poh unicorn are known to be aggressive too. They will hunt the tigers and leopard within their region too for food. There's another type of oriental unicorn known as the Hai Chai. This Unicorn also goes by the name Kai Tsu. This unicorn have a body like an horse, but it's reddish-yellow within it's body and a single black horn make it a bit different. It is said to about the Kai Tus is able to detect the guilty and the innocent. Basically they can tell who is telling a lie. The 'Too Jou Shen' Unicorn was more like a lion in appearance, but had legs and cloven hooves of an deer. They also have quite shorter and rounded horn. They were regarded as guardian figures and could depict the entrance to tomb complexes too. In many of the legends of Japan the Unicorn was Transferred from the Kilin of China and the name became 'Kirin'. The Kirin is covered in scales. I hope that you all enjoyed my second post from my
long time away. I hope to make up for it in time my dearest friends, followers, supports and readers
I thank yu for always being there for me even when I wasn't love you all.














YOUR FRIEND ALWAYS
WENDY



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