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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 04:54 PM
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2. hey, you moronic, mythologically-challenged fundie cretins-- THIS is the truth of the rainbow
Iris, goddess of the rainbow

IRIS was the goddess of the rainbow, the messenger of the Olympian gods. She was often represented as the handmaiden and personal messenger of Hera. Iris was a goddess of sea and sky--her father Thaumas "the wondrous" was a marine-god, and her mother Elektra "the amber" a cloud-nymph. For the coastal-dwelling Greeks, the rainbow's arc was most often seen spanning the distance beteween cloud and sea, and so the goddess was believed to replenish the rain-clouds with water from the sea. Iris had no distinctive mythology of her own. In myth she appears only as an errand-running messenger and was usually described as a virgin goddess. Her name contains a double meaning, being connected both with iris, "the rainbow," and eiris, "messenger."

Iris appears in ancient Greek vase painting as a beautiful young woman with golden wings, a herald's rod (kerykeion), and sometimes a water-pitcher (oinochoe) in her hand. She was usually depicted standing beside Zeus or Hera, sometimes serving nectar from her jug. As cup-bearer of the gods Iris is often indistinguishable from Hebe in art.
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  -Foaming-at-the-mouth rabid right wingers want to take the Rainbow flag away from Teh Gays marmar  Dec-16-10 04:50 PM   #0 
  - Gonna look pretty funny with  walldude   Dec-16-10 04:53 PM   #1 
  - hey, you moronic, mythologically-challenged fundie cretins-- THIS is the truth of the rainbow  niyad   Dec-16-10 04:54 PM   #2 
  - +1 n/t  foxfeet   Dec-16-10 04:57 PM   #5 
  - You will just confuse them by adding more gods  Angry Dragon   Dec-16-10 04:59 PM   #6 
  - one can only hope. .  niyad   Dec-16-10 05:12 PM   #9 
     - Whats even more fun is telling them that at one time the folks they claim  mrcheerful   Dec-16-10 05:54 PM   #21 
  - Thank you for that.  AlinPA   Dec-16-10 05:02 PM   #8 
  - you are most welcome  niyad   Dec-16-10 05:12 PM   #10 
  - There is also the rainbow in Hawaian religion  nadinbrzezinski   Dec-16-10 05:45 PM   #19 
  - Fascinating. (seriously).  DirkGently   Dec-16-10 05:59 PM   #22 
  - dupe....  SpiralHawk   Dec-16-10 04:56 PM   #3 
  - To hell with them  Angry Dragon   Dec-16-10 04:57 PM   #4 
  - Orwellian.  joshcryer   Dec-16-10 05:00 PM   #7 
  - "I'm forever claiming rainbows...  immoderate   Dec-16-10 05:18 PM   #11 
  - Don't forget the Skittles motto...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-16-10 06:24 PM   #24 
  - well  undergroundpanther   Dec-16-10 05:25 PM   #12 
  - and apparently they're also trying to appropriate "rainbow coalition"  eShirl   Dec-16-10 05:32 PM   #13 
  - Our symbols are COOLER than theirs  undergroundpanther   Dec-16-10 05:38 PM   #15 
  - Can't we just share?  Kurovski   Dec-16-10 05:36 PM   #14 
  - Fuck this guy  Xicano   Dec-16-10 05:40 PM   #16 
  - ... Her professions her religion, her sin is her lifelessness, and though her eyes are fixed upon  struggle4progress   Dec-16-10 05:42 PM   #17 
  - what a waste of life.... bitching and whining about gays  fascisthunter   Dec-16-10 05:42 PM   #18 
  - They need to change their name to the National Organization of Bigots  rpannier   Dec-16-10 05:46 PM   #20 
  - "NOB"....  awoke_in_2003   Dec-16-10 06:28 PM   #25 
  - "Families put rainbows in their children's nurseries"...  awoke_in_2003   Dec-16-10 06:23 PM   #23 
  - I say we take back the word NOM  eShirl   Dec-16-10 06:29 PM   #26 

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