►Mythology: “Dogs in Several Myths” 🐕 / “Collaboration with Brenda Davis Harsham” 💫.-

Visit Aquileana’s dog mythology post for my epic poem about a fairy tale dog. Woo-hoo and thanks, Aquileana, for publishing my poem, Laelaps, Hound of Magic! Collaborating is a fun way to widen your blogging horizons. I often feel inspired by Aquileana’s well-researched posts, and this time I had time to read and let a poem emerge before she even published. Such fun! Thanks again, Aquileana!

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Mythology: “Dogs in Several Myths”🐕:

“Collaboration with Brenda Davis Harsham💫”

Artemis & Dog. Roman copy of the 1st cent. CE after a Greek original, 4th cent. BCE. Rome, Vatican Museums.

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Introduction:

The dog is the first domesticated animal, and is symbolically associated with loyalty and vigilance, often acting as guardian and protector. Dogs are portrayed as guides and companions, hence the notion of “man’s best friend.”

Dogs almost always appear in a positive light. Native American legends generally portray the dog as the symbol of friendship and loyalty. The Joshua Athapascans believe that dogs were the first beings made by their creator-figure, Xowala’ci. The Jicarilla Apache, on the other hand, tell the story of God Black Hactcin, who first created a dog and then made man as a companion for the dog.  

In Irish Mythology, dogs were the traditional guardian animals of roads and crossways…

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Northern Thaw

We are trading spring for winter and back again here. This resonates with me. And it ends on a truth that echoed like a bell. I hope you like it as well.

Stuff and what if...

Winter starts to wane

Lakes opening to spring’s smile

Darkness defines light

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Ocean Magic

A taste of blue sea magic from Wanderlust should make your blood pressure drop, your happiness quotient rise and your sense of well-being double. Have a great week ahead and lots of magic, Brenda

Wanderlust

From the moment I lay eyes on it…

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Until the the moment I leave.

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The ocean always works its magic.

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With its vast and endless horizon

With its gentle and soothing rhythms

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With its tumultuous wildness

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With its healing serenity

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With its ancient wisdom

And its magnificent grandeur

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The allure of the ocean has no boundaries.

Its magic is there for everyone…

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to experience, to feel, to embrace.

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Our Connections

I love the way this poem makes me feel, right through. I feel happier, energized and more creative. I hope you feel that way, too! Peace, Brenda

Source of Inspiration

Sometimes when I
look at the sky
I see the ocean
connected by air
sun and moon
star fish waving
to sister stars
clouds dipping to
caress white tops
then I know
without putting
into words
just know
such bliss

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