Welcome to this week’s Battle Of The Vases!
It’s vase-to-vase combat like you have never seen before!
How it works: We share two vases and YOU vote which is your favourite! The winner will then move on to the next round to face another competitor!
Last week, Hope Rising In Springime and The Eye of Horus battled to the death! Your vote has determined that Hope is no longer Rising In Springtime!
Oh the Hu-pottery of it all!
The Series so far.
Gorgeous Vases of No Contact Wrestling
Pillar of Atlas
Iris En Ciel
Kermit The Vase
Make It Work
Hope Rising In Springtime
The Eye Of Horus
Coming Back from the depths of a lake!
Could it be?!?!
Why, YES IT IS!!!
The Ogopogo, also known as N’ha-a-itk (Salish), is reported to live in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia, Canada. Ogopogo is commonly described as a 40 – 50 foot long sea monster resembling the extinct Basilosaurus.
The name ‘Ogopogo’ is thought to have originated from a song originally performed at a dance hall in Vernon, British Columbia.
The First Nations people thought N’ha-a-itk (Salish) was a water spirit, a man turned into a monster for murdering a respected elder. Once a monster, the Ogopogo would demand a live sacrifice for safe passage across Lake Okanagan. It was said that the only animal who could tolerate his company was the rattlesnake.
Maybe that is why no one can get close enough to take a clear picture of the Ogopogo.
Below is a short excerpt from the song and Vernon, British Columbia dance hall craze that would help launch the legend:
His mother was an earwig, His father was a whale;
A little bit of head
And hardly any tail— And Ogopogo was his name.
‘The Eye of Horus’, tells the tale of a feathered god, an 80 year struggle for power, avenging the death of a father, a missing testicle and eye and a race down the Nile. Did your parents ever say ‘It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.’? Horus’ mother might have wanted to mention this to him.
Horus was depicted as a falcon, or a human figure with a falcon’s head. Fittingly he was the Egyptian god of the sky. His right eye represented the sun god Ra, and the left eye was symbolic of the moon. One could literally say he had stars in his eye, or at least a star.
That would be fitting because Horus was kind of a big deal, as he was a contender for the throne of Egypt. But he was not alone in contention for the throne!
His rival and uncle Set, who had murdered Horus also wanted the throne of Egypt, and both of these gods liked to fight dirty. Their battle would last for over eighty years and would include many contests arbitrated by the other gods and battles between the two.
In one such battle, Horus would lose his left eye, ripped out by Set, but Set did not get off lightly. He lost a testicle. Eventually Horus would recover his eye, and the god Thoth would heal it. Thus the Eye of Horus has come to represent, healing, restoration and protection.
And some people worry about laser eye surgery!
At the time it was commonly believed that an evil eye could cast a spell on the heart with just one glance. To counteract this the Eye of Horus often acted as a protective symbol.
You may be wondering how this 80 year old battle would end? In a boat race and some trickery. Tired of the constant fighting and upheaval the gods decided a boat race would determine the victor for the throne and the end to this conflict. Horus somehow convinced Set to use a stone boat. He had painted his own boat to look like stone as well, only his was made of wood.
As you can imagine, Set did not get very far. His boat sunk. Horus had avenged his father’s death, and many of the future pharaohs of Egypt were thought to be his reincarnation.