Voodoo mythology is a fascinating hybrid of Yoruban, Dahomey, Fon and Christian mythology intermixed with touches from Caribbean belief systems.
Haiti is the central location of the Voodoo belief system but naturally it has spread throughout the world as have other faiths.
Here is a VooDoo god whose Holy Day is today, May 1st.
ZACA – The god of agriculture and the harvest, making him the patron deity of farmers and fieldworkers. Zaca is the friendliest and most approachable of the gods and may be addressed as “Cousin Zaca” if spotted in the fields. He dresses in denims and a straw hat just like the rural Haitians do. In addition, Continue reading
* GREAT PLAINS ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
MORNING GAMES – The 7th seeded MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE LANCERS shocked the country yesterday with their SEVENTEEN to FIVE lambasting of the 2nd seeded NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS. The Lancers led 3-1 at the end of the 1st Inning and never looked back enroute to this colossal upset. ###
And speaking of shockers the BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS came in as the 8 seeds but toppled the TOP SEEDED DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS 3-1! ### The 5th seeded DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS kept the upset mojo going by beating the 4th seeded MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS in an 8-1 buttkicking. ### And the 3rd seeded MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS were the only higher seed to win in the morning games. The Warriors eviscerated the 6th seeded HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS to the tune of ELEVEN to ONE!
EVENING GAMES – The (2) NORTHWESTERN (IA) COLLEGE RED RAIDERS bounced back from their morning loss and won a 1-0 pitcher’s duel to eliminate the (6) HASTINGS COLLEGE BRONCOS. A 4th Inning run was the game’s only offensive production. ### Meanwhile the (4) MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE MUSTANGS sent the incredibly disappointing top seeds – the DOANE COLLEGE TIGERS – home with their 8-7 win in an Instant Classic. ### The (3) MIDLAND UNIVERSITY WARRIORS won a 7-4 thriller over the (7) MOUNT MARTY COLLEGE LANCERS. ### And the (5) DAKOTA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY TIGERS also went 2-0 for the day with an 8-3 triumph over the (8) BRIAR CLIFF UNIVERSITY CHARGERS. Continue reading
* SOUTHERN STATES ATHLETIC CONFERENCE *
UPSET OF THE DAY – The SSAC’s 8th seeded AUBURN UNIVERSITY AT MONTGOMERY WARHAWKS (formerly the Senators) delivered the shock of the day yesterday. The Warhawks rose up and dragged down the conference’s top seeded FAULKNER UNIVERSITY EAGLES in an undeniable Instant Classic. The Eagles were leading 2-0 going into the top of the 8th Inning when the Warhawk bats came to life, seizing a 4-2 lead. Faulkner, the defending national champions of NAIA college baseball, pulled to 4-3 in their half of the Inning and AUM responded by adding another run in the top of the 9th. The Warhawks limited the Eagles to just 1 run themselves in the bottom of the Inning and nabbed a 5-4 victory! AUM’s P.J. Leto got the win!
THEY HAD ‘EM ALL THE WAY! – With apologies to the late baseball broadcaster Bob Prince. The 2nd seeded BREWTON- PARKER COLLEGE BARONS well and truly had their First Round opponents – the 7th seeded UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE RAMS – all the way. A 2-0 lead after the 1st Inning became 3-0 after the 2nd, 4-0 after the 5th and 6-0 after the 6th! The Rams finally got on the board in the top of the 8th Inning with a pair of runs but the Barons added another run of their own to make it 7-2, which would hold up as the final score! For the Barons Mike Venturelli walked away with the win. Continue reading