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What's the Deal with Voodoo Anyway?

What is Voodoo? We often seen the religion as Voodoo, but a more accurate spelling is Vodou.  Voodoo spelling is more the pop-culture spelling of the religion.  Voodoo is a religion that originated in Africa, it is a combinations of different Catholic, African and Native American traditions and rituals.  A person who practices Voodoo is a Voodooist.  Unlike many traditional religions, Voodoo has no scripture and is a community based religion with individual experiences.    Is Voodoo Bad? Voodoo is a religion.  It is a religion that has wrongly been singled out and associated with evil.  Voodoo is different and many times people are afraid of the things they don't understand.  What makes it worse is that it has become...

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The Story of Icarus from Greek Mythology

About Icarus from Greek Mythology Icarus is known in the Greek mythology as the son of an artisan named Daedalus, who was also the maker of the Labyrinth. He lived on an island in Crete where the ruler was King Minos. Icarus’ father was a celebrated inventor of great and unique mechanical creations. Daedalus's invention created for King Minos' daughter impressed the leader. Icarus' father was commissioned to build a cage where King Minos could hide the half-bull and half-man monster, the Minotaur. Daedalus built the infamous Labyrinth. Good Old Dad King Minos was greatly impressed with the work of Icarus' father, which led him to the decision of imprisoning Icarus and Daedalus so the inventor could work solely for him. The king's greed led the young...

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The Golden Age of Piracy

Pirates in Today's Culture Pirates are a popular force in our culture today, they are probably second only to zombies in generic pop culture characters.  Pirates are so popular you see them everywhere, they have become a sacred cow.  This is where my idea for “The Golden Age of Piracy” ended up.  I have painted several pirate artworks, mostly because of where I live and working with Captain Carl “Fizz” Fismer, a treasure diver.  I wasn’t satisfied with the traditional pirate art, I wanted something more.  I wanted to make the ultimate pirate artwork, the is where I started when creating “The Golden Age of Piracy”. The Pirate Flag What makes a pirate flag or jolly roger so powerful for so many years is how simple the...

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