Wednesday, March 12, 2014

News Article? Light of freedom — gone out.

 Storm clouds stir above the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument as night falls over Washington, D.C.

Light of freedom — gone out.
A shroud of darkness descended over the U.S. Capitol dome amid power outages throughout Washington, D.C., on Wednesday night.

The power outage is due to heavy winds during Winter Storm Vulcan.  I first became aware of it on Twitter.  I will be reading the headlines throughout the night.

The storm, is it another "god" from ancient lore?  

In ancient Roman religion and myth, Vulcan (Latin: Volcānus or Vulcānus; pronounced [wɔl.ˈkaː.nus], [wul.ˈkaː.nus]) is the god of fire[1] including the fire of volcanoes. Vulcan is often depicted with a blacksmith's hammer.[2] The Vulcanalia was the annual festival held August 23 in his honor. His Greek counterpart is Hephaestus, the god of fire and smithery. In Etruscan religion, he is identified with Sethlans.
Vulcan belongs to the most ancient stage of Roman religion: Varro, the ancient Roman scholar and writer, citing the Annales Maximi, recalls that king Titus Tatius dedicated altars to a series of deities among which Vulcan is mentioned

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