Legend Of The Mer By Sheri L. Swift Book Review

Lana Prentis is 17 years old and has some unusual physical challenges: she has white hair, silver eyes, milky-white skin and webbed fingers and toes.    She lives on Safe Harbor Island off the Coast of North Carolina. Her father (Cole Prentis) is the lighthouse keeper and also the keeper of many secrets. He told Lana her mother drowned when Lana was only three years old, and he never allows her in the water.

My favorite character was Lana because she’s very curious and she wants to know what really happened to her mother and what her heritage, that she got from her mother is. There were certain scenes that made me laugh because it was so awkward it just made you want to laugh.   There wasn’t really anything that I didn’t like about the book.

I would suggest readers that like teen books and like fantasy and being apart of a family  And I would rate this book a rating of four stars.

 

 

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Medusa

She was a monster, one of the Gorgon Sisters; the daughter of Phorkys and Keto; the grandchild of Gaea (Earth) and Oceanus (Ocean). She had the face of a woman but had hair consisting of snakes.

Sister of Sthenno and Euryale; she was the mortal of the three sisters. Originally she was a golden-haired maiden who was a priestess of the Goddess of Wisdom, Athena, who in turn had Medusa have a life devoted to celibacy, however, Medusa fell in love with Poseidon and later on married him. However, by doing this, she had betrayed Athena by not following her vows of maidenhood. Because of this, Athena was angered at Medusa and cursed her to instead have a greenish tinge to her skin, blood-shot eyes and her hair to become that of venomous snakes, causing whoever that looked into her eyes to turn to stone; after turning, it could not be reversed.

The Moirai

The Moirai were the daughters of Nyx or night, but it is also said that they are the children of Zeus, the King of the Gods, and also the God of the Sky, and Themis, the Goddess of Justice.

The Fates had the power over every being. The Roman poet Virgil, Stressed that even the King of the Gods had to accept the decisions of The Moirai. Hesiod called the Fates, Clotho, (“the spinner”), Lachesis (“the allotter”), and Atropos (“the unavoidable”).

The name Clotho, with the reference to spinning thread, thus created the basis of the images for the Fates, as controlling the thread of each person’s life.

Clotho spun the thread.

Lachesis measured it out.

Atropos cut it with a pair of shears to end the life span.

The Romans  called The Fates Parcae, “those who bring forth the child”; their names were Nona, Decuma, and Morta. They were originally the goddesses of childbirth, however the Romans adopted the Greek  concept of the three weavers of Fate and added a third goddess to complete the triad, which means a group of three.

A triad of goddesses linked with human destiny appears in various forms of mythology, in addition to, the Moirai. The Greeks  recognized a triad of goddesses called The Horae  who were associated with the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite. Their names were Eunomia (Order), Dike (Destiny), and Irene (Peace)

The Norse  called their three Fates, The Norns Urth, the past; Verthandi, the present; and Skuld, the future. Sometimes referred to as the Weird Sisters from the Norse word “wyrd”, meaning “fate.”

The Celts  had a triad of war goddesses, collectively known as the Morrigan, who determined the fate of soldiers in battle.

The image of a triple goddess may be linked to a very ancient worship of a moon goddess in three forms: a maiden (the new moon), a mature women (the full moon), and a crone (the old moon).

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                                                         The Moirai

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