Month: February 2015

Spooky Saturday: Ghost Stallion

Ghost Stallion, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Ghost Stallion, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

A small note before I get started;I love horses, and as a horse-crazy young girl, I suppose I should have been conditioned to always want to read stories about wild, strong, untamed stallions and whatnot. The truth is—no. I did enjoy the Black Stallion stories,but in truth I wanted to read more tales dealing with female horses, which was why I enjoyed Marguerite Henry’s books. The traditional concept of the wild stallion leading his herd could not be more untrue; it is actually the matriarch, usually the oldest mare, who says where the herd goes and what they do. The stallion is the protector and the guard at the back of the herd.

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Dream Diary: The Worried Creature.

DD Worried Job Creature   2_ 27 2015

Worried Creature.,Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Instead of listing a dream from the Diary that I wrote about years ago, I’ll tell you about a fresh one! The night before last, I had this dream that I had lost some sort of really important job. My companion/roommate was this thing, and this illustration shows it worrying and carrying on over my losing my job. It had a bluish, tattered shawl that it kept wringing and pulling over its head. I do not know if it was male or female. Had sort of a naked mole rat look, though.

Fiery Friday: Kukulkan

Kukulkan, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Kukulkan, Copyright 2015 Liz Vitale

Today is a sad day; Lenoard Nimoy was announced dead.

It is a bit of a stretch, using a creature from the Star Trek genre to display on today’s Fiery Friday, especially since it is not a true dragon, but at the same time, I think it praises Star Trek: The Animated Series, which I loved as a child. So here goes:

From Startrek.com:

A being of immense power, Kukulkan comes from a race that was spacefaring and powerful before humanity ever discovered fire on Earth. Lonely, he traveled to Earth to teach the civilizations there peaceful ways, so they would not go the way of his own once-destructive civilization. Apparently, Kukulkan stayed for hundreds of Earth years, influencing the Mayan and Aztec cultures, as well as the Toltecs (who knew him as “Quetzalcoatl”), Egyptian, and even Chinese cultures. With an appearance that resembled a dragon (green snakelike face, yellow eyes, a single pink horn, blue feathers and wings, and a serpentine red and pink body), Kukulkan became known as the “winged serpent god,” and he was respected for the knowledge he brought. When he left Earth, he promised to return when summoned, even giving the Mayans a remarkably accurate calendar. But they never summoned him, and Kukulkan traveled the spaceways, forgotten and alone, collecting peaceful specimens for his intergalactic zoo.

Kukulkan appeared in the episode titled “How Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth”.