The Watchers



And Remember

“The past is already written

The ink is dry” Game of Thrones

Using the “O” in the alphabet, it symbolizes the Earth is the foundation of life, on the strong outpouring of prosperity along with the sun light, and of the accomplishing prosperity of the Harp Time means, a jump with advanced technology and first-class company.

Janus the Gatekeeper of heaven and Earth is on guard. Fortuna walks in squares through the four corners of the universe, peeping through the doors and has set heart on freeing Nuliajuk.

Janus is beginnings and transitions, and thereby of gates, doors, doorways, passages and endings. Depicted as having two faces, looking to the future and to the past. Presiding over the beginning and ending of conflict, and hence war and peace. An open door meant time of war, and closed door is to mark peace.

Janus is transitions, and has functions pertaining to birth and to journeys and exchange, and in association with Portunus, concerns with travelling, trading and shipping, is bothered about harbour and gateways.

As gatekeeper of the gates connecting Heaven and Earth and guardian of all passages related to time and motion, the first place in ritual invocations and prayers, is given in order to ensure the communication between the worshipper and the gods.

The original Chaos and the first era of the world, which got organised only afterwards. Preserving a tutelary function on this universe as the gatekeeper of Heaven and being the first to reign on the banks receiving Saturn in the age when the Earth still could bear the gods.

“DIY non traditional ideas of caduceus

Leave me with the stormy winds

Let my mind wonder a thousand things

To understand and choose Right from Wrong”

Nuliajuk from the Kivalliq Region, ᓴᓐᓇ goddess of the sea and marine animals who came to rule over Adlivun, the Inuit underworld, is also known as Sedna, Arnakuagsak, Sassuma Arnaa, Nerrivik, or Nuliajuk (District of Keewatin, Northwest Territories, Canada). She is sometimes known by other names by different Inuit groups such as Arnapkapfaaluk (“Big Bad Woman”) of the Copper Inuit from the Coronation Gulf area and Takánakapsâluk or Takannaaluk (Igloolik).

Nuliayuk was a mistreated orphan. One day the people tried to get rid of her by attempting to drown her by chopping off her finger tips. But the fingertips would transform to seals and walruses. Eventually Nuliayuk marries a sculpin and lives in the sea controlling all sea mammals.

Nuliayuk (Sedna) lives in the ocean for a very long time. Nuliayuk just sits on the ocean floor, her long hair flowing, moving back and forth with the tides and the currents. When you look down into the sea over the side of a boat in summer, you can see her hair, swaying back and forth. Sometimes as her hair moves with the water, it gets all disheveled and tangled up. The creatures of the sea get caught in it and no matter how hard they try they cannot get out. It would be so nice if Nuliayuk can run her fingers through her hair and let all these animals out, but Nuliayuk has no fingers.

You see a long time ago, when she was just a girl, Nuliayuk refused to marry; she would take no men for a husband. It was a cruel world in which she lived. There were no animals to hunt, no caribou, seals, whales, walruses, fish, nothing. Her family was starving and could no longer feed her. If she had married she would have had a husband to support her but no she refused to marry anyone.

One day Nuliayuk’s parents loaded their boat with the few things they had and headed off to another hunting place, hoping for better luck. They left Nuliayuk behind. They could no longer support a woman who had refused to marry. Nuliayuk did not want to be left behind so she swam out to the boat. Nuliayuk grabbed the gunwales and tried to climb aboard. Her father took his axe and chopped her fingers off to keep her from climbing in. Nuliayuk no longer to hold on to the gunwales of the boat, slipped down to the depths of the sea. And that is where she lives to this day. Her fingers too fell into the sea one by one and one by one they became the animals of the sea. They became whales, walruses, fishes and all the other sea creatures.

But now Nuliayuk has no fingers with which to comb her hair, and when her hair is all tangled up, these poor animals get caught in and cannot get out. They tickle her head and that makes her angry. She shakes her head; she screams and flails her arms about. She makes the water boil until there are big waves. If her hair gets tangled up, there are no animals to hunt, no meat to eat, no sealskin for boats, no whale meat to feed the dogs. Even if there were animals about no one could go to sea to hunt them when Nuliayuk is angry. Nuliayuk has become the most feared creature in all the land. She has the power of life and death over all the people.

The only people who can calm her down are the shamans. Now and then, they dive down to the bottom of the sea. They run their fingers through her hair and make it all neat and tidy. They free the animals. They soothe her and settle her down and the sea becomes calm and smooth again. There are seals, walruses, fish, and whales again. People can go out to hunt and have food to eat.

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