Kariye Museum (Turkey). 'Tucked away in the shadow of Theodosius II’s monumental land walls, Kariye Museum (Chora Church) is adorned with mosaics and frescoes that were created in the 14th century and illustrate the lives of Christ and the Virgin Mary. These are among the world’s best examples of Byzantine art, rivalled only by mosaics adorning churches in Ravenna, Italy.' www.lonelyplanet....
One of the unexpected (at least from previous years’ perspectives) things that happened with the Sacred Nights today was something simple, and which would have taken place on whatever day happened to be the most convenient. When I left my office this afternoon, I took the picture of Antinous down off the wall and laid it face-down on a shelf. Why? Because I won’t be going in to work again until Monday, which will be after the Death of Antinous on the 28th, but before his apotheosis on Foundation
Artemis/Diana/Artemida~She was goddess of chastity, virginity, the hunt, the moon, and the natural environment. Artemis is the daughter of Zeus and Leto. Her twin brother is Apollo. She is the lady of the wild things. Protector of the young. Like Apollo she hunts with silver arrows.She also presides over childbirth, which may seem odd for a virgin, She became associated with Hecate. The cypress is her tree. All wild animals are scared to her, especially the deer.