This resonated with me as I know a great cat called LOKI who I am awfully fond of.
Loki the cat looking at 111 across the street. A number that has been swimming in and out of consciousness lately...
It just so happened that the next day I found myself visiting Loki's owner and recalled the Young Adult poster.
I showed my friend the poster that reads "LOKI" above a Kitty, on her computer, with Loki the cat as desktop background.
Wikipedia says that after an altercation with Thor, the Norse prankster God Loki gets bound with entrails and a snake is placed above his head. Venom drips towards Loki but is captured by a bowl held under the snake. When the bowl is full, Loki's wife Sigyn (who is holding the bowl) must empty it periodically. Meanwhile venom drips into Loki's eyes, causing him to writhe in agony and this is where earthquakes come from.
The story sounded very familiar but I couldn't remember why...
A couple of days later I'm playing a board game with other buddies. Randomly this card is pulled asking a multiple choice question relating to Prometheus.
The answer contained a bit of the story of Prometheus reading: "Prometheus was chained to a rock as punishment for bringing fire to Man. A large bird then descended daily and pecked out his liver (which grew back daily)".
This gave me a profound "Aha!" moment as I realized this is exactly what Loki's story was reminding me of:
-Both are bound after upsetting a thunder god (Loki upsets Thor, Prometheus steals Zeus' fire).
-Both involve entrails (Loki is bound with them and Prometheus' liver is eaten).
-Both have an animal that cause them pain (Loki's snake and Prometheus' giant bird).
Even those particular animals seem far from arbitrary when we consider they are classic alchemical symbols of as above (bird) so below (snake).
Here we see the snake and bird together as the caduceus. This is the story of how we unite heaven and earth, becoming whole, by realizing how all opposites and dualities are united by arising out of pure consciousness itself. Both good and bad, self and other happen in a medium transcending all understanding and equivalent to the purest joy.
There is GoOD and there is bad, both arise out of GOD which is GOOD. This doesn't seem to make sense to the mind (which is very much in its favor).
Pretty tight in my opinion... But none of that was the actual tipping point (usually when I do a "face palm") I need before sitting down to write a post.
The top two sites we get when entering the word "Prometheus" in Google. Wikipedia's article for the God Prometheus and IMDb's profile for the 2012 film with the same name.
That only came about a week later when it just popped into my head that Charlize is to star in Ridley Scott's much anticipated return to the Alien franchise he started called "Prometheus".
Star Charlize unites both Loki and Prometheus and returns us su'sync'tly back where we started!
Thanks for reading and take care out there.