Monday, March 19, 2007

Not much time

Today is the Minervalia, a festival honoring Minerva/Athena, goddess of wisdom and war. It was celebrated by flutists dressing in long robes and masks wandering the streets of Rome playing their tunes, to make up for some long-ago sin by the Roman people against them.

It's also the Quinquatria, a festival honoring Mars/Ares, god of war, and Minerva. For this festival the Salii, priests of Mars, danced before the pontiffs and the tribunes, in order to gain Mars' blessing. Despite it being a day honoring two war gods, it was decreed that no blood could be shed on this day as it's Minerva's birthday.

Happy birthday, Minerva, I'm sure you look as lovely as ever. Being as you are immortal. And all.


Much too much last-minute crap to get through to post more tonight. A real entry tomorrow... maybe. Maybe Wednesday. I'm having a hectic couple of days.

Oh, and "not a serial killer" wasn't an option on this quiz...

What Kind of Serial Killer Would You Be?
Your Result: Organized and Goal-Oriented

You're a planner. You'd carefully plot each murder, and carry it out methodically. You'll kill them in one location and move them to another later, and you'll study up your forensic science. The good news is, you're much harder to catch.
You won't kill for the person, you'll kill for material gain. Your goal is finance, not a psychopathic compulsion- but you have absolutely no problem killing as many people as necessary to get what you want.

Organized Visionary
Organized and Mission-Oriented
Organized and Hedonistic
Disorganized and Gain-Oriented
Disorganized Visionary
Disorganized and Mission-Oriented
Disorganized and Hedonistic
What Kind of Serial Killer Would You Be?


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Anonymous said...

You find the funniest surveys to participate in...and yes, I'm sure athena was a very pretty goddess, but then you would be too if you had attendants working on your statue day and night.