|Meagan and Pete|
Friday, August 22, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
|Catherine of Mecklenburg|
Sibylle, "Sibylle of Saxony"
Aemilia, "Emilie of Saxony"
Sidonie or Sidonia, "Sidonie of Saxony"
Maurice, "Maurice, Elector of Saxony"
Severinus, "Severinus of Saxony" (Died at 11)
Augustus, "Augustus, Elector of Saxony"
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Meaning: "She tore"
Other forms: Oiá
The Goddess Oya represents the warrior-spirit of the wind, lightning, fire, magic, and fertility. She guards the Underworld, and creates hurricanes and tornadoes, which are said to be her twirling skirts as she dances. She is also the spirit of change, and the changes that come from destruction. Oya wears every color but black, and she sleeps at the gates of cemeteries. She is not only a Goddess, but an Orisha, which is an elemental spirit, her element being lightning. She holds the power to call forth the spirit of death, or even send him back. Oya is the protector of women, and her knowledge of magic makes her associated with witches.
When she dances, she is said to have a horse tail, and she can transform into a water buffalo. Some of her favorite offerings are shea butter, eggplants, rum, pennies, masks, and wind instruments. She is called "the one who uses air as her cutlass", and "the one who puts on pants to go to war", among many other things. Shango is either her husband or brother, and in battle she leads him, as he is the Orisha of thunder, which follows lightning.
Friday, August 15, 2014
|Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha|
Their children were:
Margaretha Désirée Victoria, "Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler"
Birgitta Ingeborg Alice, "Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Hohenzollern"
Désirée Elisabeth Sibylla, "Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld"
Christina Louise Helena, "Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson"
Garl Gustaf Folke Hubertus, "Carl XVI Gustaf"
Meaning: Poetic term for a valley
Other forms: N/A
Savannah Guthrie of "The Today Show" just had a little girl she named Vale Guthrie Feldman. I've liked the name Vale for a really long time, though I actually prefer it for a boy. A vale is a poetic word for a valley, which comes from the Old French val, which was derived from the Latin vallis or vallem which meant "valley". I'm sure a few of you have even heard of the "vale of years" from "Othello", and the "vale of tears" saying. I think Vale is a really lovely and obscure nature name, that doesn't seem overly hippie.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
|Maria Megale Komnene|
Irene of Hungary
Irene of Sulzbach
Maria of Antioch
Anna of France
Maria of Hungary
Euphrosyne Doukaina Kamatera
Theodora Doukaina Vatatzaina
Anna of Hungary
Irene of Montferrat
Maria of Armenia
Irene of Brunswick
Anna of Savoy
Maria of Bulgaria
Anna of Moscow
Sophia Palaiologina of Montferrat
Maria Megale Komnene