Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Luna & Leia

Did I miss anything?
Yesterday: Princess Luna, she's so cute you'll forget she turned into a monster and tried to cloak the world in eternal night during an omnicidal fit of jealousy.

Today: Princess Leia who contrary to reports is no hologram like certain rappers.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy National Princess Week!

Yes it's National Princess Week!

A marketing ploy claiming to celebrate the sparkle and wonder of every princess — real, aspiring, or imagined.

First up since it's Sunday Let's Celebrate Princess Celestia, the Ruler of Equestria! The most magical pony and the only pony with wings and a horn!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Red Roses and White Lilies!

Quick bit:

The the Royal Wedding DJ Game: Red Roses and White Lilies... MLP:FiM why are you so awesome?

If you don't understand:

Robert Schuler (“W. B. Yeats: Artist or Alchemist?” Review of English Studies 22:37ff) interprets this last line as relating to Yeats's interest in sexual magic. Schuler also notes that the lily and rose in alchemical literature symbolize the moon and the sun, the white and red tinctures in the alchemical process. More detail can be found in Gorski's Yeats and Alchemy (State University of New York, 1996).

Source: http://www.tarotpassages.com/old_moonstruck/oneill/1.htm

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Lyra is a Bard

This is probably just coincidence but there is a reason I occasionally refer to Lyra as a Bard and it's more than just because she has a Lyre on her flank. I prepared this when doing a presentation on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Indo-European Mythology. Again this is maybe coincidence but it's always stood out to me.

Anyways in Figure 1 we have Lyra Heartstrings. Figure 2 is the Awen symbol, Awen is the Welsh word for inspiration and often poetic or musical inspiration. It was invented by Edward Williams (aka. Iolo Morganwg) and is often used as symbol for gorseddau in Britain and used by such groups as The National Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain and The Cornish Gorsedh as well as Meso-Druidic and Neo-Druidic Groups. The gorseddau are big promoters of traditional literary scholarship, music, and poetry. As seen in Figure 4 they typically wear a shade of blue as a traditional Bardic color (the National Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain having an interesting shade for this discussion). Finally compare the Awen Symbol with Lyra's Cutie Mark (Figure 4) and notice how it very much resembles the three line Awen Symbol put into a Lyre or Harp. It's probably just a coincidence but its always looked like it to me.