Friday, May 1, 2009

Mayday! Mayday!

an international radio distress signal used by ships and aircraft.
a distress signal using the word "Mayday"

ORIGIN 1920s: representing a pronunciation of French m'aider, from venez m'aider 'come and help me.'

May Day
May 1, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honoring workers.
the fifth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of spring
(usu. one's May)poetic/literary one's bloom or prime

ORIGIN late Old English , from Old French mai, from Latin Maius (mensis) '(month) of the goddess Maia.'

Maia 1Greek Mythology
the daughter of Atlas and mother of Hermes.
Maia 2 Roman Mythology
a goddess associated with Vulcan and also (by confusion with Maia 1 ) with Mercury (Hermes). She was worshiped on May 1 and May 15; that month is named after her.

plural noun
blood and other matter discharged from the uterus at menstruation.
[treated as sing. ] the time of menstruation
ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from Latin, plural of mensis 'month.'

noun (also Moon)
the natural satellite of the earth, visible (chiefly at night) by reflected light from the sun.
a natural satellite of any planet.
( the moon) figurative anything that one could desire
a month, esp. a lunar month

ORIGIN Old English mōna, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch maan and German Mond, also to month , from an Indo-European root shared by Latin mensis and Greek mēn 'month,' and also Latin metiri 'to measure' (the moon being used to measure time).

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Abe's Axe is a symbol. Like the firey wand of Hermes, it is the conduit for bringing into action manifestations from the creative imagination. He is not killing vampires so much as freeing living dead men. The great emancipator would like to bring you into the 4th dimension of consciousness. He is going to have to kill you to do this, though. Or, actually, just annihilate your ego to transport you. In this instance, his axe is the craft. A craft is both a transport and a skill. The magician's wand is both. A pen can be mightier than the sword. What's your craft? Use your symbol well. . .

Heal The King!

Heal The King!