Thursday 19 November 2009

Guabancex - Goddess of Hurricanes

Yesterday, I said I was going to pick The Bad Witch's God (or Goddess) of the Week from a lovely big book I got from the library called Myths and Legends by Philip Wilkinson.

That is exactly what I did - but I hope what happened doesn't portend anything.

When I tried opening the book at random, the pages kept falling at Guabancex, the goddess of hurricanes much feared by the ancient Taino, who lived in the Bahamas before European settlers arrived.

Myths and Legends states:

"The Taino saw the Caribbean weather patterns as evidenced of the ascendancy of different deities. The rains were brought by the god Bionayel (Son of the Grey Serpent), who was heralded by the dark rain clouds across the sky. But he was balanced by his brother Marohu, the god of the clear skies who ensured fair weather. Occasionally, this climatic harmony was broken by the mighty anger of Guabancex, the goddess of storms and bringer of hurricanes."
It's been pretty stormy in the UK over the past week, and there are several flood warnings in place, but I think we are very unlikely to get a hurricane here. According to the BBC Weather Centre, hurricanes never occur over the British Isles.

Now, you might think that sounds a bit too much like the words of BBC weather forecaster Michael Fish's statement, when he poo-poohed any suggestion that a hurricane was on its way to the UK just before disaster struck on the night of 16 October 1987. However, that was apparently just a deep depression left by a hurricane that had formed out at sea, rather than the real deal.

Nevertheless, the storm was bad enough. It caused widespread power cuts, destroyed buildings, toppled trees and left many people homeless. It isn't something I would want to live through again and I have the deepest sympathy for those affected by real hurricanes.

Some friends of mine bought a beach-side apartment in Biloxi, USA, just a few months before the area was hit by Hurricane Katrina back in 2005. The damage caused by that disaster was so bad that - like many people - they weren't able to go back home for months and even then they were faced with having to repair a wrecked property.

The hurricane season lasts from the start of August to the end of November, so hopefully there won't be any more devastating tropical storms of that level this year.

And, I keep reassuring myself, there is probably some perfectly ordinary reason the book kept falling open at the entry for the Guabancex. Perhaps the person who looked at Myths and Legends in the library before me had been doing some sort of project on hurricanes and bent the spine to keep the pages open.

Mind you, I think I'll be watching the news for the next couple of days, just to be sure.

The picture top right shows Hurricane hit Britain from Press Association Images, an image available to buy through Amazon. Myths and Legends is published by DK and is also available to buy through Amazon

Hurricane hit Britain from Press Association Images
Myths and Legends

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ours is an envionment where evil is perceived to be rewarded while good is punished. As with everything the Gods have a reason for creating this perception::::
People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON'T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
EVERYBODY pays for what they do wrong, only evil people must wait until their next life before they will experience the wrath of the Gods, manifested in their reincarnation as a lower form of life into environments with increased/enhanced temptations.
Sadly, this allows the Gods to position this perception of evil rewarded as temptation, one which they use as an EXTREMELY effective corruptor.

Both Africa and the Medittereanean are regions which have sexual issues. This is a sign of morbid disfavor once you understand that females are the God's favored gender. Muhammad's (Mohammed's) polygamy halfway through his life as a prophet was preditory. Now a huge percentage of Muslims believes in male superiority and that the abuse of women is God's will. Female genital mutilation is still practiced in Africa. Black misogyny is the most eggregious example in the recent past.
Black member size is temptation to a predisposed population.
The patriarchal cancer spread throughout Europe because of Christianity, of which the majority of policy makers were Italian men. Expect the largest landowner in Europe and the continent's original superpower also played a major role in African slavery.

Militancy in Africa is consistant with the Iraqi example, as was slavery and the KKK here in America:::Fear enforces proper behavior. Without it we see what happens as a result of gross/morbid disfavor:::::AIDS, crack babies, dead young men in gangland retaliation killings. This is the purpose behind many black's historical tendancy towards resistance.
The same principle was true in Europe and throughout the world for centuries:::People whom lived under iron fists were conditioned to think the right way. As a result they experienced higher numbers of children ascend into heaven because they were taught to think and behave appropriately, which they passed on to their children. Our preditory envionment of "freedom" was the primary purpose the Gods had when implimenting this strategy that is the United States, one which they used to spred the cancer of democracy and westernization throughout the world. And the Gods use this tool that is America to prey on the disfavored both at home and abroad:::Much like the ghetto, America in general experiences a heightened level of temptation due to the people's disfavor.

Even the Old Testiment is not to be taken literally, but the Gods do offer clues throughout to help the disfavored:::The apple is a tool of temptation used to corrupt Adam and Eve and cast them out of the Garden of Eden.
There is another lesson to be learned from this passage, and it is quite similar to the vailing issue and the discourse over women's attire which ultimately died in the 70s:::Women are responsible for and control the fate of mankind.

Think about what I say. Consider what I teach. Society is going to become disturbingly ugly as we approach the Apocalypse due to spiralling, runaway disfavor.
I do not know when this will occurr, but it is the God's way to grant some time before they end on Planet Earth.
Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their "investment".
Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God's awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God's temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.
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