Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein captured Moon with Jupiter and its moons!
Wow it’s like a family photo!
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In my 26 years, Easter, like Christmas, has been a secular holiday. Yet when I was sent to Sunday school I would learn about the brutal judicial execution of an outspoken radical who spoke out against the establishment, also known as the Romans (I am looking at the backstory of Easter from an anthropologic lens, so please don’t take offense). How did we go from an execution and resurrection of a poor Jew named Jesus to magical bunnies that leave chocolaty treats and small toys?!
When I was young, I found it hard to understand or reconcile the two faces of Easter. On one side, I was learning that Jesus died for our sins. On the other side, we are being given the one thing I failed to give up for lent the first 16 years of my life: chocolate. What did chocolate have to do with the crucifixion? Your guess is as good as mine. I suspected it had to do with the color of the wood. Also rabbits. What, did they use rabbit holes to hold up the crosses? These questions were never found amusing by either the laymen teachers or the nuns, except, interestingly, the by Deccan who told me to look into it. This is what I got.
In our day and age, Easter, just like Christmas, is an amalgamation of all the outlying and phased out holidays that would also take place during this time of the year. Well, what holidays are we talking about here? Easter is anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year, which is based on the first full moon after the spring or “vernal” equinox or, in English, March 21. Several holidays in the pagan calendar fall into or very close to this time period: Imbolc (though falling in February) is spring related and shares the same day as Groundhog Day in the U.S.; Spring Equinox or Eoster (new life coming to the earth); and, the most famous of the pagan holidays, Beltane (the sacred marriage, maypole dances, drinking, and fornication). Leaving Roman pagan holidays out, more than 10 holidays fall within the timeframe.
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Before things continue to hit the fan in “Sa-zakana”, let’s take a quick look-see refresher on “Yakimono”, the half-way mark of season 2 of ‘Hannibal’. Of course, spoilers are afoot below the cut.
The “Uprising” arc is in full swing … and seeing as “End of the Beginning” leads into the events of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and “Turn Turn Turn” follows up ‘Winter Soldier’, it might as well be a good idea to get you readers caught up. it goes without saying that spoilers for both episodes AND ‘Winter Soldier’ are under the cut, so read at your own risk!
After a wild success, we decided to make our Pride and Prejudice/Lizzie Bennet Diaries flowchart available for reblog! Which character are you?seen onrebloggy.com/Pride and Prejudice
Remember this, guys? Well, we brought it back!
Hannibal’s prepping for a dinner party in “Futamono”, and that can only mean one thing - heavily implied cannibalism!
The return of HBO’s blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones was met with a lot of fanfare as millions tuned in and millions more took to the internet to illegally stream it. Read on for the breakdown of “Two Swords”.