In the style of Balladeer’s Blog’s separate examinations of Hawaiian and Samoan myths as a subset of Polynesian Mythology comes this look at the deities worshipped on the Polynesian outliers Bellona Island and Rennell Island. Despite its much smaller size Bellona had a larger population for much of their history.
NGE’OBIONGO – The goddess of the stone ovens used by the people of Rennell and Bellona. The ovens were shown such reverence that it was forbidden to eat near them or to scatter firewood or even to speak in raised voices in their vicinity. Nge’obiongo would punish anyone who violated those taboos, just as she punished women who were bad or lazy cooks or who prepared meals without first properly cleaning their hands.
Undercooking the food would also invite this deity’s wrath. On rare occassions some of the prepared food would be left in the ovens as an offering to Nge’obiongo.
MAHUIKE – The earthquake god of Bellona and Rennell Islands (henceforth Bel-Ren). Like his counterparts in Hawaii and Samoa, Mahuike lived far underground and caused earthquakes by pushing at the earth with both of his arms.
Once, after a particularly destructive earthquake, the god Tehu’aingabenga fought Mahuike for injuring his worshippers and broke off one of the earthquake god’s arms. After that the quakes caused by Mahuike were never as severe. (In Hawaiian versions it is Maui who breaks the earthquake god’s arm off and in Samoan versions it is Ti’i Ti’i who does it. Bel-Ren myths do feature the figure Mautikitiki but he is less prominent than Tehu’aingabenga.)
HILLARY CLINTON: THE CANDIDATE OF THE ONE PERCENTERS WHO OWN HER.
It’s no secret that Hillary stole the nomination from Bernie Sanders (“She wasn’t elected, she was SELECTED” … like George W Bush in the year 2000, maybe?)
Now come revelations that – in addition to all the other bribe money she’s taken and all of the money she stole from Haitian aid – FBI Director Comey, who declined to prosecute Hillary recently, HAS A BROTHER INVOLVED WITH THE CLINTONS AND THERE’S AT LEAST A MILLION DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT WAS TRACED TO … THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. Continue reading
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A Mexican national who has been previously deported at least three times was arrested in connection to a north Texas shooting and crime spree. Two people were murdered during the September 26 rampage.
Officials later learned Luviano has a history of prior arrests and has been deported at least three times in the past.
“I would say at this point in time he has no status to be in the United States,” Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Hector Gomez, with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, told Fox.
Luviano has previous convictions for multiple counts of burglary of a vehicle, driving without a license and possession of a controlled substance. The jail records reveal at least two previous felony convictions in Williamson County. Luviano was being held in the Williamson County jail on charges of possession of a controlled substance and murder, according to jail records obtained by Breitbart Texas. Has…
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I’ve been sitting here eating my soup with the two oddly-garbed thugs who look like the mascots of college sports teams watching over me and I just had this epiphany: What if Marina Joyce and Poppy are one and the same? What if her “mother” is really one of her make-believe handlers and the two ARG’s – Poppy and Marina Joyce – are going to tie together? IF the Marina Joyce business really is just an ARG in the first place, that is.
Whatever! I just wanted to weigh in on this since conspiracy kooks were going nuts over this b.s. These online conspiracy deals are fun up to a point, I guess, but at least this one (or these two) doesn’t (or don’t) feature Slenderman … yet. It’s interesting to wonder what Aleister Crowley might have done with internet memes. Continue reading
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NUMBER TEN GETS KNOCKED OFF – The 24th ranked COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO BULLDOGS traveled to take on the number 10 team – the BUTTE COLLEGE ROADRUNNERS. A 7-7 tie in the 1st Quarter became a 14-7 lead for the Bulldogs by Halftime. Neither team scored in the 2nd Half so 14-7 was the final tally, too. The Roadrunners did not exactly get their Buttes kicked (Thank you! I’m here all week!) but they still lost at home.
NUMBER TWELVE FALLS AT HOME – The crowd at Mashin-Roth Stadium was stunned on Saturday night as the unranked CHAFFEY COLLEGE PANTHERS came to visit the 12th ranked GROSSMONT COLLEGE GRIFFINS. At the midpoint the Panthers held just a 3-0 advantage and the 3rd Quarter ended in a 10-10 tie, but in the 4th Chaffey College managed a 17-10 upset of the Griffins. Continue reading
SHE PUTS MOST AMERICAN FEMINISTS TO SHAME
Swashbuckling gay man Milo Yiannopoulos continues defeating close-minded 1960s burnouts in university administrations and outfighting their sycophantic 1960s- wannabe “students”.
What Milo irreverently calls his “Dangerous Faggot Tour” of those intolerant asylums called American colleges continued at the University of South Florida, where he got a kind assist from a young Arab woman who had fled Muslim misogyny. She slapped down the kinds of arguments that cowardly enablers of Muslim violence love to use:
“I’m 100% Arab, I’ve been in the USA for 3 years, I fled the Middle East and an Islamic marriage, never again,” she said, heaping even more embarrassment on people who pretend to be “liberals” and “feminists” yet who are terrified of ever criticizing Islam.
She went on to defend the sensible need to properly vet Muslims entering the U.S. in ever-larger numbers, many bringing with them the hatreds and superstitions of their outdated religion. (I’m an atheist so don’t bother trying to tag me as a Christian or a Jew)
She earned an enormous round of applause from the rest of the audience when she told people who want to fill the U.S. with the kind of fanatics she fled to meet her in 15 minutes “for an ass-kicking.”
I will say AGAIN that we should be televising weekly debates between Muslim violence enablers on one side and courageous women like this on the other side. Continue reading
Readers of Balladeer’s Blog have indicated that they are preferring this new setup in which I cover just the 4 year colleges on Sundays and then do these 2 year colleges during the week.
NUMBER SIX TAKES A FALL – The COPIAH-LINCOLN COLLEGE WOLFPACK played host to the 6th ranked JONES COUNTY COLLEGE BOBCATS and improved to 2-2 with the win. The Wolfpack trailed the Bobcats 7-0 in the 1st Quarter but had managed a 10-9 edge by Halftime. Jones County went back up 15-13 by the end of the 3rd Quarter but Copiah-Lincoln came back in the 4th to win it 27-22.
AND NUMBER SEVEN COMES TUMBLING AFTER – Meanwhile the GEORGIA MILITARY COLLEGE BULLDOGS visited the number 7 team in the nation – the COLLEGE OF DUPAGE CHAPARRALS. By the end of the opening Quarter the Bulldogs led the Chaparrals 10-7, a score which was unchanged at the break. An action-packed 2nd Half saw Georgia Military College complete the upset by a final count of 24-12. Continue reading