Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aztec Underworld - Mictlantecuhtli

Boo-boo, boogy-boogy, it's underworld time! The silly religions of today that claim deities from the flaming underground abyss, are not the only ones who had special characters down below. Many of us get tired of hearing about the cartoon figure known as "satan," "devil" or "lucifer" and we just need to change it up a bit.

The main boogy-boogy man in this post, is from Aztec mythology and this lovely being goes by the name "Mictlantecuhtli" which simply means "Lord of Mictlan." The Aztec Underworld has 9 layers, the deepest being Mictlan, and is ruled & dominated by the precious, dear Mictlantecuhtli.

This particular underworld tyrant was one of the primary gods of the Aztecs, with worship & rituals sometimes involving cannibalism along with other ill-minded, sick, freaky, flesh-eating acts of insanity that often transpired in or around the sacred temple of asininity.

Below, I'll provide a depiction of the tyrannical, despotic Aztec Underworld hero that goes by the name, which is a joy to spell, "Mictlantecuhtli"......


---The divine woo-woo of wooism says, "Boo-boo!"

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mexico City 1997 UFO - Video Link & More...

Okay, this was most likely a computer-generated hoax, but it's interesting to read all of the different reports and elaborations upon this subject. The eye-witnesses always make things even more hazy, but nonetheless, it was one of those daytime sightings that was worth a look.

Below, I'll provide a few excerpts from a couple websites along with a separate video link......

Summary: In September 1997, [Mexican TV host and UFO researcher] Jaime Maussan received a very special package. Someone had sent him a video tape, in itself nothing remarkable. But when he played the tape on his video recorder, it took his breath away. For the anonymously sent recording showed nothing but points of light and sky - except for a large, metallic, structured, rotating disk, which maneuvered in broad daylight over Mexico City, with a dateline of "Aug. 6 1997."
Enclosed with it was only a note, which read, "We know what happens to witnesses, if they go public with something like this." Maussan's first reaction was, "This is a fake; it can't be real!" Yet, on the advice of his colleague he viewed it carefully, again and again, and started wondering. In addition to the video, there were multiple eye-witnesses in the area.

You can read more, here:
http://www.ufoevidence.org/cases/case864.htm

To just view the full-sized video, go here: http://www.ufoevidence.org/videos/footage/MexicoCity1997.wmv

A couple skeptics conclusion, after studying the video for over one hundred hours:

"If the UFO were a real object "out there" beyond the building, this differential blur could occur only if the UFO suddenly moved with the random motion of the camera in such a way as to remain at the same location in the field of view of the camera even though the building image changed its position. That is, the UFO would have to track the motion of the camera. And this is in the time of one frame, 1/30 sec. Actually, in less than the time of one frame the UFO would have had to "jump" downwards many feet (I don't recall the exact number) and then back up again in the next frame because there is no differential image smear in the frame following.

As I recall there were two frames which show this very obvious differential smear. But Sainio studied all the frames and found that the building image smear was almost always greater than the UFO image smear. I should point out that Sainio and I spent well over a hundred hours analyzing that video. It was very interesting and 'looking good' until he discovered the differential smear. The differential smear (and also the image jump referred to by King) introduced an artifact that could not be explained unless one assumed that the UFO tracked the random hand vibration of the camera and moved in a rapid, jerky motion just enough to have its image remain unsmeared throughout the video. This seemed highly unlikely for the apparently smoothly moving (and rotating) object and so Sainio and I have considered this differential smear to be the 'fingerprints of a hoax'. Of course, we cannot explain the witness reports. We just wonder if there is really any connection."
[source = http://www.hyper.net/ufo/vs/m25-012.html ]


Editor's Comment:
In my opinion, there was just too damn much wobble going on with that supposed UFO caught on video. Don't get me wrong, I definitely believe there is intelligent life on other planets and I also believe in "flying saucers" or at least some type of spacecraft that is not built by the struggling Homo sapiens. At any rate, unless the aliens in the craft depicted above were either drunk or having difficulty, I see no reason why it would hover in such an irregular manner. I would hope that an advanced race of beings would be able to zig & zag, hover, and dart off in a more uniform, smooth fashion. To me, that video looked like a classic replication of something you'd expect to see in a '60s Sci-Fi flick. Sort of shoddy, cheap & cheesy, but interesting...

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Dionysus - God of Wine

Dionysus was the Greek god who inspired ritual insanity, drunken madness, joyful worship, along with presiding religious ceremonies, eccentric ecstasy, crazy carnivals, kooky celebrations, and was also a major figure of Greek Mythology. It sounds like him and the free-spirited Satyrs would get along just fine, if ya know what I mean...
Dionysus was the god of wine and is often depicted with vine leaves in his hair, while holding a cup or goblet of wine. He is often described as being sort of a feminine male, but with him being a divine sot, this is to be expected. Dionysus was, in addition to his wine god status, a god of Greco-Roman mysteries.

Popular Birth Story of Dionysus

Dionysus, by myth, had a bizarre birth. His mother was a mortal woman named "Semele," and his father was the mighty Zeus, the king of the gods. Zeus' wife, Hera, a jealous goddess who was a bit of a prude, discovered the affair while Semele was pregnant. Appearing as an old hag, Hera befriended Semele, who confided in her that Zeus was the actual father of the baby in her womb. Hera pretended not to believe her, and planted seeds of doubt in Semele's mind.

Semele got duped by Hera's deception and due to this, she became curious and doubtful. Semele demanded of Zeus that he reveal himself in all his glory as proof of his godhood. This was a terrible mistake by her albeit Zeus begged her not to ask this, but she persisted and he finally agreed. Hence, he came to her wreathed in bolts of lightning; mortals, however, could not look upon an undisguised god without dying, and she perished in the ensuing blaze.

Zeus rescued the fetal Dionysus by sewing him into his thigh. A few months later, Dionysus was born on Mount Pramnos in the island of Ikaria, where Zeus went to release the now-fully-grown baby from his thigh. In this version, Dionysus is borne via two "mothers" (Semele and Zeus) before his birth, so one could say he was a "twice-born" wine-drinking bastard, perhaps. He is also known as Bacchus (the Roman equivalent).
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