"The Seven Lucky Gods" by Utagawa Kuniyoshi. They are seven japanese shintō deities and represent good fortune. All of them (Bishamon, Ebisu, Daioku, Fukurokuju, Hotei and Jurōji) are men except for Benten, on the second image. #mythologyweb Source of the info: Encyclopedia Britannica
Had a night to think about it and I still can’t completely put my thoughts together for THE IRISHMAN. But for the sake of it and for my love of writing about film…Here we go! I was completely floored and I was just left stunned at the end of the film. First and foremost I owe a lot to Martin Scorsese, GOODFELLAS is my favorite film of all time, and other films don’t even come close. That is the film that made me fall in love with movies. Almost 30 years later after the masterpiece that was GOODFELLAS, he crafts another genre defining masterpiece with THE IRISHMAN. It really was a culmination of basically everyone’s career in the film. If Marty retires after THE IRISHMAN, he literally ‘drops the mic’ because it was 3 hours and 30 minutes of just absolute phenomenal and captivating story-telling. The film spanned damn near eighty years. It was really mind-blowing of how everything came to play. The de-aging was mesmerizing and flawless. It was so freaking amazing. The make-up is on another level for sure. Scorsese really came back to basics of what made him the filmmaker he is. His films are renowned for everything. Whether it is for film-buffs or film schools. They are universally known. THE IRISHMAN is nothing less of his perfect film. He really left his signature in damn near everything in this film. From the cast, to the music, to the editing and etc. The cast was phenomenal literally everywhere. From characters to Ray Romano to Bobby Cannavale to Stephen Graham. It was just jam-packed of amazing actors. But the real stories are the gods of cinema. Robert De Niro is now my front-runner for Best Actor because he was just flat-out jaw droppingly spectacular. Yeah, people said he lost his step and whatnot, but he is Bobby freaking D! This was out of this world from De Niro and he showed that he is still here to play. If he goes out with a bang from THE IRISHMAN well then ‘mic drop’ there too. He was at times sweet and kind hearted but then at times he was bone-chillingly fierce.
Not only is she beautiful she got brainz
I'm overwhelmed with joy beyond being captured by just words how the feeling is bubbling
Congratulations are in order baby girl for making me proud
#all we do is win, win, no matter what!! #genetically coded
#acha niringe nisharembeshwa
The ancient Greek religion had at least three gods that were viewed as conceptions of time: Chronos, Aion, and Kairos.
Chronos (not to be confused with the Titan Cronus) was likely the first of these gods to be established. Chronos represented empirical time, such as the past, present, and future. He was the embodiment of linear time and was associated with the simplest version of time (e.g. the time from your birth until now).
In contrast to Chronos, Aion was viewed as representing eternal time. He was closely associated with the afterlife, as well as the cyclical nature of certain events (e.g. the seasons). Like Chronos, the effects of Aion would apply to all people regardless of what they did, but this was different from the third god of time: Kairos.
Kairos was considered the embodiment of opportunist time. That is, moments when action must be taken to achieve a task. Ancients concerned with argument and persuasion often used Kairos as a tool to explain human actions and consequences, as well as a metaphor when describing opportune actions.
A simple way to think of these three gods is how they are represented in a given year: Chronos is the length of the year, Aion lives in the cycle of seasons, and Kairos represents the time when one should take advantage of the weather to plant or harvest.
Interestingly, all three of these forms of time are still alive in religion today. For instance, all three of these gods and their representations can be found as concepts in various Abrahamic religions.
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“Those possessing a more chthonic intuitiveness are aware that soul and skin are the true twin arms of the cross. To become the nexus where these poles meet is to experience the Gnostic-pagan reality of spirit-haunted matter, of soul enfleshed. This is the inkling of the luminous half-world, of the Hanging Place that is neither of the transcendent immaterial plane nor fully of the Earth. It is why the Hanging Place has served, both in mythical and in existential examples, as the mode of termination for god and thief alike.” Richard Gavin - The Moribund Portal: Spectral Resonance and the Numen of the Gallows
#Gods love am still alive
This gives me confidence that tomorrow I will be there as God wishes.
2 hours from now
Foreigners are not expected to follow ritual and tradition in Japan. As long as they are not being loud, rude or otherwise disrespectful, of course. However, I'm so glad that I've been shown how to properly conduct myself at a shrine.
This was my first visit to a Japanese shrine (where I entered the grounds). First, step over (not on) the threshold under the tori gate entrance. This symbolises stepping from the outside world, into a place of ceremony and tradition.
Then, use this wash area to wash your left hand, then right and then your mouth, using your left hand. Bow and step away.
Here is the Daishougun jinja Shrine, 'The god of Stars' that enshrines the guardian deity of direction who also protects people from disaster.
Here is where I watched a monk make the first mark in my freshly made stamp book. I also got to see a gardener showing his respects to the shrine itself before tending to the garden. A process that is meant to symbolise notifying the sleeping guards that you are here. If I recall correctly, it consists of: bowing. Ringing a large bell. Bowing twice more. Ringing the bell once more and viewing a final time.