Mythology Monday ~ Goddess Isis

Mythology Monday ~ Goddess Isis

Goddess Isis is the most legendary goddess of ancient Egyptian mythology. Most dynamic of all, she is goddess of almost everything -- most famously known as goddess of love, motherhood, fertility, magic, mystery, healing, death, and rebirth. Her Greek name is "Isis" while the ancient Egyptians called her "Aset" or "Iset." In the beginning times, [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

Mythology Monday ~ Kali

One of my favorite dieties is the Hindu goddess Kali. Misunderstood goddess The ancient Hindu goddess Kali represents death, darkness, and total chaos. Incredibly complex, she is the most misunderstood of all goddesses -- it is said that fully understanding Kali is equivalent to transcending fear. Themes of Kali include creation and destruction; violence and [...]

Film Review: I watched “JOKER,” and then I watched Harley Quinn’s “Birds of Prey”

Film Review: I watched “JOKER,” and then I watched Harley Quinn’s “Birds of Prey”

Joker & Harley Quinn are Gotham City's most infamous lovebirds. This past autumn, "JOKER" was released, followed by the winter release of "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn.)" Both films follow each character separately. "JOKER" is the prequel to Joker's career as Batman's nemesis, telling the story of how he [...]

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

Mythology Monday ~ Nymphs!

In Greek mythology, nymphs are supernatural, female incarnations of nature -- the plants, flowers, trees, mountains, wind, sea, etc. Nymphs are minor goddesses: more powerful than humans yet a step below the gods & goddesses. Nymphs are typically depicted as beautiful and graceful women with soft, sweet appearances. Often, they are confused for fairies. These [...]

Film Review: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

Film Review: Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)

"Caesar and Cleopatra" ~ The two-hour long film from 1945 is an adaptation of the George Bernard Shaw play from 1898. The somewhat historically accurate plot line follows the true political alliance between Julius Caesar (solider and eventual dictator of Rome) and Cleopatra Selene VII (queen of Egypt,) and explores the connection between each other. [...]

Book Review: “Mad Love” ~ A Harley Quinn Novel

Book Review: “Mad Love” ~ A Harley Quinn Novel

"Mad Love," by Paul Dini and Pat Cadigan, follows the story of Harley Quinn: from a young girl to the very start of her legendary criminal career as Gotham's most notorious supervillain. Little miss Harleen Quinzel was born and raised in Brooklyn by her mobster father and and stressed yet shockingly supportive mother, followed by [...]