's Written in the Stars
There are a million and twelve references in this one, so let's get started discussing them, shall we?"non omnis moriar"
is Latin for "Not all of me shall die."
The contest stipulated that at least one Latin phrase be included.Eureka
is Greek for "I have found it" and is the California state motto. I come from California, and am finally moving back this coming fall. Our state flag features the Goddess Minerva, whose Greek form is Athena, whose name and aspects I prefer. She is the Goddess of wisdom, battle strategy, and crafts such as weaving.
For the contest, we were instructed to write about our zodiac sign, and as you may have gleaned, mine is Capricorn. Capricorns are known for being cold, introverted and determined. In my case, (and most cases I've seen) the latter two are true and the former is just an illusion. Capricorn is ruled by the planet (and God) Saturn, who is said to be a harsh disciplinarian, which is meant to explain the Capricorn's determined nature. We are notoriously hard on ourselves. Irony, because I HATE authority figures, unless I've being authoritative towards myself, of course.
Consequently, Saturn is also Zeus' father. Zeus is the Greek God of the sky, also King of the Olympians. He heard a prophecy that he would have a child who would surpass him in power. This is believed to be Athena, who sprung full-grown from his head.
Hecate is the Greek Goddess of threshold, crossroads, life and death, life transitions and just about everything else. She is my patron Goddess. I was born December 31st.
The Capricornus constellation is the smallest of the zodiac and is very faint. It is located in an area of the sky called the Sea, and is surrounded by constellations that represent water signs, though Capricorn is an earth sign, though Capricorn is represented by a goat with the tail of a fish.
Those of you who follow my writing probably got the references to my partial leg paralysis and my unending self-doubt about the writing of my novel. For those of you who didn't get the references, well, that's what I was referring to!
Thanks for reading!