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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Crow/Apollo and Elephant/Dirgathapas - Cursed flyer and cursed singer

Liar! Liar! your wings arent on Flyer

Greek mythology : White lies leads to black feathers


Corvus, the Crow
Legend tells us that the crow once had silver white feathers and a beautiful singing voice. One morning the god Apollo sent the crow to fetch a cup of water.

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Having spied some half-ripened figs, the crow lingered at the spring waiting for them to ripen. He had quite a feast, but soon realized he was due for a scolding from Apollo for his tardiness.

The crow lied to Apollo about his whereabouts but Apollo could easily tell the crow was lying.

He angrily punished him by changing the color of his feathers to black and condemning him to be known in the future for his croak instead of his song.

Hindu mythology : Even non-flyers hate heavy flyers


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In olden days elephants had wings and they were able to fly. One day they tried to rest on top of a big tree and a yogi was teaching his students under that tree. And the branches broke unable to withstand the weight of the tree and it fell on the kids and also on the yogi.
This pushed Yogi into raging fire of inferno, as usual as any Yogi he cursed the elephants to loose their wings. And from that day onwards elephants had no wings and they lost their flight.

So, what would have Yogi done if any bird shat on him? He would have cursed them to be deprived of ..? whatever, I think people in olden days needed more anger management classes.

Yogis are supposed to meditate everyday if not all day.

 Reminds me of Seinfield episode, "Serenity now" 
"Bottles up the anger and then eventually and you blow"
"You were in the nut house"
"What do you think put me there?"
"They found a family in your freezer"
"Serenity now, insanity later"

Moral of the story:

There is a reason why cherries grow on trees big and huge and pumpkins grow on creepers. You wouldnt mind standing under a cherry tree but under a pumpkin tree?
Ok, crow is despicable because of black feathers and croak - what about seagulls then?

13 comments:

  1. lol yeah sounds like they needed an anger management class or two. Seagulls are just as annoying as crows. Avoid a pumpkin tree, check!

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    1. Ok, Canadians do they get mad at all? I would suggest people to visit Canada over yoga or meditation you see. :) coconut tree is tall and skinny even if they fall it could be fatal but you aren't resting under coconut tree for shade.

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  2. Is this what happened to Miley Cyrus? She lied to us about being a good person, and now she's doomed to look like her hair was cut by a lawnmower and crow some awful song on the radio for eternity?

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    1. Forget about her singing, man when that chick opens her mouth to talk - I just feel like someone is pouring melting lead into my ears. She was easy on the eyes a while before now with that lawnmower hairdo, my eyes my eyes my eyes.

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  3. That is one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes. "Serenity Now!" Kramer goes nuts. I will still strive for inner peace but will keep my eye to the sky for the crows. Lest they crap on my head while I'm trying to meditate.

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  4. Mine too. :) I loved George's dad version of yelling out "serenity now" as if he is asking everyone to start for war.
    Don't complain loud about bird shit Elsie the tree huggers will start collecting donations to put panty on birds. Or we could wear a hat.

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  5. Why would a god send a crow to fetch a cup of water? I must be human for I don't get this....

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    1. Maybe he heard of this another story about crows and thought crow may have better solutions to fetch water? maybe crow doesn't need to paid an hourly rate to fetch water, I dont know Blue, good question though.
      http://www.taleswithmorals.com/aesop-fable-the-crow-and-the-pitcher.htm

      Flying elephants and flying shit doesn't bother you?

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    2. I was just wondering.... I can create the universe but where's my water?

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  6. Hi, Really great effort. Everyone must read this article. Thanks for sharing.

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