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Myths
« on: February 03, 2009, 02:51:30 PM »
This was posted along long time ago.. but I want to find the whole thing.. I think it was a Greek myth.. it went from how I recall the following way

one of the gods decided for punishment that he would split us in half. and that why half of a mans body is the other half of a woman's body.. and that he put the other half all over the world.. as punishment to make man and woman search for their other half to reunite it

if anyone knows what it is or if its a Greek myth or something else.. Let me know.. thanks
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 06:48:16 PM »
That's homophobic and disgusting.



Just kidding. It's from Aristophanes and told in Plato's Symposium.
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2009, 08:15:55 PM »
yeah it's from symposium, it was inspiration for Hedwig and the Angry Inch's "The Origin of Love"

https://www.youtube.com/v/WzX7SP1NkAg

When the earth was still flat,
And the clouds made of fire,
And mountains stretched up to the sky,
Sometimes higher,
Folks roamed the earth
Like big rolling kegs.
They had two sets of arms.
They had two sets of legs.
They had two faces peering
Out of one giant head
So they could watch all around them
As they talked; while they read.
And they never knew nothing of love.
It was before the origin of love.

The origin of love

And there were three sexes then,
One that looked like two men
Glued up back to back,
Called the children of the sun.
And similar in shape and girth
Were the children of the earth.
They looked like two girls
Rolled up in one.
And the children of the moon
Were like a fork shoved on a spoon.
They were part sun, part earth
Part daughter, part son.

The origin of love

Now the gods grew quite scared
Of our strength and defiance
And Thor said,
"I'm gonna kill them all
With my hammer,
Like I killed the giants."
And Zeus said, "No,
You better let me
Use my lightening, like scissors,
Like I cut the legs off the whales
And dinosaurs into lizards."
Then he grabbed up some bolts
And he let out a laugh,
Said, "I'll split them right down the middle.
Gonna cut them right up in half."
And then storm clouds gathered above
Into great balls of fire

And then fire shot down
From the sky in bolts
Like shining blades
Of a knife.
And it ripped
Right through the flesh
Of the children of the sun
And the moon
And the earth.
And some Indian god
Sewed the wound up into a hole,
Pulled it round to our belly
To remind us of the price we pay.
And Osiris and the gods of the Nile
Gathered up a big storm
To blow a hurricane,
To scatter us away,
In a flood of wind and rain,
And a sea of tidal waves,
To wash us all away,
And if we don't behave
They'll cut us down again
And we'll be hopping round on one foot
And looking through one eye.

Last time I saw you
We had just split in two.
You were looking at me.
I was looking at you.
You had a way so familiar,
But I could not recognize,
Cause you had blood on your face;
I had blood in my eyes.
But I could swear by your expression
That the pain down in your soul
Was the same as the one down in mine.
That's the pain,
Cuts a straight line
Down through the heart;
We called it love.
So we wrapped our arms around each other,
Trying to shove ourselves back together.
We were making love,
Making love.
It was a cold dark evening,
Such a long time ago,
When by the mighty hand of Jove,
It was the sad story
How we became
Lonely two-legged creatures,
It's the story of
The origin of love.
That's the origin of love.
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2009, 08:45:27 PM »
Wow thanks alot guys.. Quite speedy!!! :)
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 12:39:50 PM »
Im actually taking a Greek Mythology class right now. The class is real interesting, but the professor has a bad lisp so I don't even bother listening to him. I just put on my headphones and read from the book
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2009, 07:34:22 PM »
Im actually taking a Greek Mythology class right now. The class is real interesting, but the professor has a bad lisp so I don't even bother listening to him. I just put on my headphones and read from the book
Now that maybe a class worth paying attention in. I think Greek Mythology is very inna-resting.

Like the Myth posted, I think that shit is gold. Just crazy how people from a certain time period, could come up with somethang that could explain a situation. They had very creative minds.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 07:35:59 PM by QuietTruth »
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 02:40:02 PM »
I love the greek mythology, damn I should also follow a class about that when I finish my school

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Re: Myths
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2009, 02:22:32 AM »
Im actually taking a Greek Mythology class right now. The class is real interesting, but the professor has a bad lisp so I don't even bother listening to him. I just put on my headphones and read from the book
Now that maybe a class worth paying attention in. I think Greek Mythology is very inna-resting.

Like the Myth posted, I think that shit is gold. Just crazy how people from a certain time period, could come up with somethang that could explain a situation. They had very creative minds.

they were on drugs
 

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Re: Myths
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2009, 11:51:46 AM »
Wow thanks alot guys.. Quite speedy!!! :)


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