Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day's Blog (15)

The Day of the Bear

While the Wolf has no less than 35 days during the year in which it is celebrated, the Bear has only two: the 2nd of February and the 1st of August. These two days divide the year in two perfect halves – when the great change in the wheel takes place.



Bearing the same duality as all the other symbols in the Dacian mythology, the bear has a chtonic…
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Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 31, 2010 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

The True Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

A guy named Bob May, depressed and brokenhearted, stared out his drafty apartment window into the chilling December night. His 4-year-old daughter, Barbara, sat on his lap quietly sobbing. Bobs wife, Evelyn, was dying of cancer. Little Barbara couldn't understand why her mommy could never come home. Barbara looked up into her dads eyes and asked, "Why isn't Mommy just like everybody else's Mommy?" Bob's jaw tightened and his eyes welled with tears. Her question brought waves of grief, but also… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on December 27, 2009 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Thanks Giving

I know this is a time of giving thanks for what we have in our lives.



I am thankful that in this tough economy, when people lose their jobs left and right, not only my job is not in any kind of jeopardy, but everybody, staff and residents, have supported me with love and care and can’t wait to see me back, even if they know it might be another couple of weeks or so before that can happen.



I am thankful that while other people lost their homes, I still have the roof of my… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on November 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Oklahoma City Metro Pagan Pride Day is seeking more security volunteers

Hello everybody. All the details for the Oklahoma Pagan Pride Day are pretty much set now (still taking apps for vendors and performers btw) but we're still low on security volunteers.



If anyone has a background in law enforcement, military, or general and you'd like to help out, e-mail me at rmccain2@gmail.com for more details.



Also, even if you don't have a background with any sort of enforcement work, I would appreciate it if you'd pass this along to all your friends.… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on August 24, 2009 at 9:01pm — No Comments

Snow drops on my birthday





Since I was a baby, every year, for my birthday, my father would wake up in the very early morning, and go to the Farmer's Market and buy little wicker baskets with snowdrops.



Him and Mom would then slowly open my bedroom door and approach my bed holding the snowdrops, and Dad would start singing a very, very old Romanian tango (I think of the 1930's) with the lyrics slightly changed so it would sound like for both of them.





For years and years I… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on March 12, 2009 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Help me help Mikey!

My dear friends. I do not have the habit to ask for help, but this time I will try and reach out to you all. Every little bit helps, I know, we all go through financial difficulties, but hopefully you can help me in this. Helping Mikey.



Who is Mikey?



Mikey is my neighbor.

Mikey is one of the many Vietnam Veterans who struggle for decades to stay alive in a world full of nightmares. One of the many Vietnam Veterans who battles his personal demons of PTSD, with nights… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on March 2, 2009 at 11:04am — 1 Comment

Romanian tradition of the Eggs of the Spring Equinox

As many know, in the area of the world I come from, the eggs are very important in witchcraft. From the special painted eggs of the spring equinox, decorated with occult symbols (the famous painted eggs of Romania, Bielorussia, Ukraine, Poland, Croatia, Bulgaria, etc) to various uses in spellcraft.



From old times, the eggs painted for the spring equinox have each of them a story. Their preparation involves specific rituals. Each color or pattern or symbol used to decorate the egg is… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on February 4, 2009 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

A lil' Romanian mythology

Căpcăun - the Ogre



A Căpcăun in Romanian folkore is an Ogre . The Căpcăun either kidnaps children or young ladies (mostly princesses). It represents evil, as do the Zmeu and the Balaur, among several other negative characters.



Căpcăun appears to have meant "Dog-head" (căp meaning "head", căun meaning "dog") derived from Romanian cap ("head") and câine ("dog") (these words are derived from Latin caput and canis respectively).



Făt-Frumos, Prince… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:22pm — 1 Comment

The Dacians

The Dacian Tribes



Also known as Getae, the Dacians were an amalgamation of Thracian tribes who created a formidable state on the eastern confines of the Greco-Roman world. Their neighbours to the north-west were the Germanic tribes, to the north-east the Scythians, to the west the Celts, in Pannonia and to the south-west of the Danube the Illyrians, and to the south the Greeks. The Dacians were a Thracian people, but Dacia was occupied also by Daco-Germans, and in the… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:21pm — No Comments

Romanian Dragons



"As part of our continuing examination of dragons in Romanian mythology, we look at some of the tales featuring the two chief dragon-types found there.



In doing so, we have chosen to give mainly details from the myths, legends, tales and ballads themselves, with little attempt at commentary or comparison with other myths from elsewhere.



That many of the tales do appear to have counterparts from other places is undoubted.… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Dacians or Getae? Historical point of view

1900 years ago Traian, one of the greatest emperors of Rome, began what was to be the adventure of his last important conquering: Dacia.



Situated at the northern borders of the empire, the Dacia of year 100 appeared more as an enemy rather than an “amicus et socius populi romani”, as was stated in the treaty of 89.



In his attempt at reconstituting the political, economical, military and spiritual history of old Dacia the… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Dochia



When the Romans came again to wage war upon the land, Decebalus, the Dacian king, caught word that the Roman Emperor Trajanus had set quads to capture his beautiful daughter, Dochia, to bring her to Rome and make her his personal slave.



So he called his daughter and told her to cast aside her princessly robes, and put on the simple clothes of a shepherdess, and to go hide in the mountain. So his daughter did, and covered her long… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Sarmisegetusa Regia

Everybody knows about the Egyptian, Maya, Aztec, Sumer civilizations. Documentaries and articles keep bringing news of the results of research about these megalythical ancient civilizations, of their unheard of technological achievements.



But very few know about a more mysterious ancient civilization – the Dacians.



Silent and mysterious, the Dacian temples and fortresses, built in precise cosmogonical patterns, defy the passage… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:17pm — 3 Comments

Some views on my tradition

The study of the traditional spiritual culture of the Romanian people starts from the study of beliefs, customs and ancient magic practices that have been preserved, along with Christian cult practices, to this present day. Under the hard conditions of our historical existence this has been an important moral support.



Since times immemorial ancient beliefs and customs have been transmitted and they have existed in close connection to the daily working activities and the wish for… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on January 29, 2009 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

The time outside of time



Thus all the Mighty Ones descended in the Underworld, to let the world sleep and rest, and get ready for spring.



And there they began their Godly feast and rest. Unseen and unheard, Dros traced his steps back. Once outside, in the darkness and cold of winter, his body shimmered and in a few blinks of an eye, a great stag was standing at the entrance of the cave.



Through the blizzard he ran, his hooves making no more sound… Continue

Added by Seachain Aroon a.k.a. Day on December 14, 2008 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

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