2014年6月21日 星期六

-latry, idolatrous, Selene, Narcissus. helio-, heliolatry, Narcissism


"But as a third world war can't be waged, they make regional wars...they produce and sell weapons, and with this, the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies ... are resolved." In a remarkable interview with the La Vanguardia newspaper, Pope Francis has forcefully linked capitalism and war. Is he right? In a blog post we argue that he is not - but we believe his intuition is sound and he is asking the right questions.http://econ.st/1jDaYmg




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Cinematographer Jack Cardiff, right, looks through the lens as director Michael Powell sets up a shot. Powell, who worked with Cardiff on “The Red Shoes” and “Black Narcissus,” called Cardiff “the greatest color cameraman in the world.” In a nearly 90-year career in cinema, Cardiff worked with directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and King Vidor, and stars such as Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner.






Wikipedia article "Selene".

Luna

Roman sculpture of the torch-bearing moon goddess Luna, or Diana Lucifera ("Diana Bringer of Light"), who was equated with the Greek Selene (Vatican Museums)
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Roman sculpture of the torch-bearing moon goddess Luna, or Diana Lucifera ("Diana Bringer of Light"), who was equated with the Greek Selene (Vatican Museums)


Selene
In Greek and Roman religion, the goddess that personified the Moon. Her parents were the Titans Hyperion and Theia; her siblings were Helios and Eos, the goddess of dawn. Selene fell in love with Endymion, a handsome young shepherd; Zeus cast Endymion into eternal sleep, but Selene visited him in the cave where he slept, and he fathered her 50 daughters (one for each lunar month between Olympiads) and, according to some accounts, Narcissus. In art Selene is often represented as a woman with the crescent moon on her head. As Luna she had temples in Rome on the Aventine and Palatine hills.


Public Rapes Outrage Brazil, Testing Ideas of Image and Class

By SIMON ROMERO

A recent wave of rapes in Rio de Janeiro has cast a spotlight on the conflicted attitudes toward women in a country where many hold positions of power.

QUOTATION OF THE DAY

"We like to believe in Brazil that we live in a peaceful, happy place, when the truth of our existence is far more complicated. It's like we're Narcissus gazing into a pool of sewage."
MALU FONTES, a newspaper columnist, criticizing a lack of attention paid to rapes of poor women in Rio de Janiero.







helio-

or heli-
pref.
Sun: heliocentric.
1826年尼普斯(Joseph Nicephore Niepce)以光畫《Heliographic》來發表世界最初的戶外風景攝影,這種被稱為以「陽光的軌跡」來描寫景物的攝影術,把人類視覺的經驗推到「極限的牆致」...
[Greek hēlio-, from hēlios, sun.]



heliotherapy (noun) Therapeutic exposure to sunlight.
Synonyms:insolation
Usage:Heliotherapy has long been used as a treatment for various skin conditions.


heliolatry
(hee-lee-OL-uh-tree)

noun: Worship of the sun.

Etymology
From Greek helio- (sun) + -latry (worship). A related word is heliotrope (a plant that turns toward the sun).

Usage
"Professor Frazer himself has warned that his vaccine is not an invitation to feckless heliolatry, stressing that any jab, no matter how effective, 'is not a replacement for prevention'." — Tamara Sheward; Browned Off by a Baking Fad; Herald-Sun (Melbourne, Australia); Jan 7, 2010.

Se・le・ne


━━ n. 【ギリシア神話】セレネ ((月の女神)).


日本宇宙航空研究開發机构(JAXA)和日本放送協會(NHK)利用2007年10月18日(日本時間,以下同)發射的距月球約100km高度繞月觀測軌道飛行的衛星“月亮女神(SELENE)”,從太空用高清攝像机(HDTV)成功拍攝了月球表面的圖像。這是人類首次在距离月球表面100km上空拍攝到的月球表面高清影像……

Diva Behavior and Narcissism: Healthy or Unhealthy?29

 

 

The Narcissism of Minor Differences
How America and
Europe Are Alike



narcissism

Syllabification: (nar·cis·sism)
Pronunciation: /ˈnärsəˌsizəm/

Definition ofnarcissism

noun

  • excessive or erotic interest in oneself and one’s physical appearance.
  • Psychology extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one’s own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type.
  • Psychoanalysis self-centeredness arising from failure to distinguish the self from external objects, either in very young babies or as a feature of mental disorder.

-latry
suff.
Worship: bibliolatry.worship of (idolatry)

[From Greek latreia, service, worship.]


idolatrous

Line breaks: idol|atrous
Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈdɒlətrəs 
  
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ADJECTIVE


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