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27-August-2005 :: Druj

gorgeous. clean 5-pointed star (all angles) & hexagram (missing Pluto - Druj angle).


Volturnalia was the Roman festival on August 27 dedicated to Volturnus, 'god of the waters,' god of fountains. Volturnus was a tribal river god who later was identified as god of the Tiber river. The Volturnus River, in southern Italy, is named for him. Volturnus was the father of the goddess Juturna, who was first identified with a spring in Latium near the Numicus River and later with a pool near the temple of Vesta in the Forum of Rome. They were both honored on this day with feasting, wine-drinking, and games.



In Roman mythology, Volturnus was a god of the waters, probably derived from a local Samnite cult. The Volturnus river in Campania is named in his honour.


Volturnus fl., Volturnum :: Etymology: The name is strongly linked with that of the city Capua, which was called also Volturnum (Liv.) Since Capua has been thought to derive from an appellative or a personal name meaning 'hawk', also Volturnus has been related to Latin voltur 'vulture', which has been reconstructed from IE *gwletur-. But this word has been explained as Etruscan by many scholars, and the same name of the river has been explained as Etruscan velthur 'hawk' (Facchetti). An alternative explaination, that fits better the form Olotronus, could be from 'the curved river', with the first part from the IE root *uel(e)- 'to turn, wind', and the second part that is maybe the IE agent suffix *-ter-, like in Cluturnum.


A flamen was a priest of the Roman religion. The etymology of the word flamen is obscure. Some Indo-Europeanists have attempted to link it to the Sanskrit word brahman; this etymology is controversial. There were fifteen flamines in the Roman republic. The most important three were the flamines maiores, who served three Roman gods (Jupiter, Mars & Quirinus). These flamines were required to be patricians ... The remaining flaminii, called flamines minores, could be plebeians. Some of the deities they worshipped were rather obscure, which suggests the antiquity of the institution and the pre-republican origin of these priesthoods ... Flamen Volturnalis, who worshipped Volturnus


Between the advent of meteorology as a considered science with the early Presocratics through to Theophrastus, great steps were made in anemology. It is mainly the work of Theophrastus, who built upon Aristotle’s findings, that contributed most to the field, and with the study of natural philosophy of Rome, there is little that can be added by way of serious research. The Roman interest in anemology and meteorology was slow to begin, and did not reach its zenith until the works of Pliny the Elder and Seneca. The Epicurean Lucretius provides a good example of the earlier use of meteorology, which in his work De Rerum Natura tended towards the heavily poetic rather than the strictly scientific; thus his account of the seasonal year: On came Spring and Venus, and her winged harbinger [Cupid] marching before, with Zephyrus and Flora a pace behind him strewing the whole path in front with brilliant colours and filling it with scents. Next in place follows parching Heat, along with Ceres his dusty comrade, and the Etesian winds that blow from the north-east. Next comes Autumn, and marching beside him Euhius Euan [Bacchus]. Then follow other seasons and winds, Volturnus thundering on high and Auster, lord of lightning (591) ... Volturnus (wind ESE-SE) is a dry wind from the landmass of Asia Minor, while Auster is the south wind.

The Annotated "Franklin's Tower"

You ask me where the four winds dwell
In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day
Ring like fire when you lose your way

four winds :: In Greek mythology, according to Bullfinch's Mythology: [The winds were] "Boreas or Aquilo, the north wind; Zephyrus or Favonius, the west; Notus or Auster, the south; and Eurus, the east." Here's a list of definitions of the wind gods from Mythtext, a web site: Eurus: Greek god of east wind. Son of Eos, possibly by Astraeus. Sometimes equated by the Romans with Volturnus, the god of the river Tiber.

Les fêtes romaines

Août :: 27-08, VOLTURNALIA: l'ANTE DIEM SEXTUM KALENDAS SEPTEMBRES; ce dieu personnifie un vent du Sud-Est, sec et violent, une catastrophe pour les fruits; on le persuadait de se tenir coi grâce à des rites qui attendent encore leur découvreur!

Priests and Priesthoods of Nova Roma

Flamen Volturnalis (Priest of Volturnus) :: The Flamen Volturnalis oversees the cult of Volturnus, a River God sometimes also associated with the Southeast wind. (Both these aspects may be related to travel and trade.) The Flamen Volturnalis leads public rites sacred to Volturnus.

Roman Calendar : Augustus

27 VI Kal Sept NP: VOLTUNALIA Sacrifice by the flamen Volturnalis to Volturnus to avert harsh dry winds as raised clouds of dust at Cannae (Livy 22.43.10).

The Volturnalia

The Volturnalia is a festival dedicated to Volturnus, the river god (of the Tiber) and an alter-ego of Janus. Volturnus was the father of the goddess Juturna and they were both honored this day with feasting, wine-drinking and games. August was originally called Sextilis, or the sixth month (after March). It was renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar, the most revered of the Roman emperors. In Egypt, this day was known as the Nativity of Isis. Although originally a foreign deity, the worship of Isis became popular among many Romans. Isis was the daughter of the earth god Geb and the sky goddess Nut. This day was celebrated as the Festival of Liberty (or day of Freedom) in Greece every fours years, and games would be held at Plataea.

Space Shuttle Atlantis

NASA scheduled the 27th launch for Atlantis for September 2005, during the window of September 9 - 24. It is unlikely to fly on schedule, due to the complications during Discovery's launch of mission STS-114 and NASA's subsequent suspension of all future shuttle launches. It is the designated STS-300 rescue orbiter for the STS-114 mission.


STS-121 is the second "Return To Flight" mission. It is still considered a test flight. The next launch window starts September 9, 2005. This date is unlikely the actual launch date because NASA has suspended all Space Shuttle flights until the foam debris problem that doomed STS-107 and reappeared in STS-114 is fixed.

May 25 :: (Holidays and observances) Commemoration of the Venerable Bede (Anglican); Argentina - Day of May Revolution/National Day (1810); Chad, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe - African Freedom/Unity Day; Jordan - National Day/Arab Renaissance Day (1946); Libya, Sudan - Sudan National Day/May Revolution Day (1969); United States - Memorial Day/Decoration Day, a legal holiday (1868); Virginia - Confederate Memorial Day (1868); Lebanon, Liberation Day (1999); Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia - Day of Youth; Ancient Latvia - Urbanas Diena observed; Towel Day, in memory of Douglas Adams, is observed. 2004 - The theatrical version of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (movie) is released on DVD.

BBC On This Day :: 1982: Dozens killed as Argentines hit British ships; 1961: Kennedy pledges man on moon; 1963: African states unite against white rule; 1979: Price of milk shoots up; 1994: Camelot wins UK lottery race.

me :: still at sister's house being a nanny; fight with big sis; consult taro, Princess of Cups = cut card - had to laugh when i pulled 4S~TRUCE; GRID: 4S~TRUCE on PALLADIUM aethyr. Libra (Cancer), 4th house ‡ Imagination, fantasies, inner feelings, domestic life (Home). Libra is also a blue flame; ARGENTINA (§–2003-Feb-12 OCCULTATION TYC 6755-00648-1 Hydra; Papua New Guinea, New Zealand) + RADIOCOMMUNICATA. +++ PALLADIUM aethyr = one of six vestal decans increasing Enochian Aethyrs from 30 to 36; two grid triangles = one blue (Ascending Tongue of Prayer : Leo-Aqu-Gem), one red (Descending Tongue of Grace : Leo-Sag-Ari). 4S covers third Libra decan, asteroids (transits) ARGENTINA (21Li16) = day & RADIOCOMMUNICATA (26Li52Rx) = night. JUPITER 21Li55Rx, SPICA 23Li16, LEVIATHAN 26Li01Rx, 2001XZ255 26Li58, GALATEA 27LI01, BACCHUS 28Li5, DESIDERATA 28Li54Rx. EON Phase 12 : (108°) Maturation, Cosmic Intent, Higher Spin, Catalysing.

{jeez.} {Discovery Landing: 07-August-2005} {Discovery Landing: 08-August-2005}

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