Going up the trail
Pictures I took on May 16, 2013 during the moderated Q&A that followed the opening of the Seattle International Film Festival, featuring a showing of director Joss Whedon’s movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
The film played at McGraw Hall at Seattle Center to an audience of 3000. Tickets sold out within 6 hours of the showing being announced as the gala premiere of the festival. I’d never seen a movie with a crowd that large before. The film, BTW, is a fantastic, smart and funny adaptation.
So much awesome….
And I was sitting next to her :) It was glorious!
Mythbusters in a nutshell
View towards the San Juan Islands and the Olympic Mountains from the Fragrance Lake trail in Larrabee State Park.
ZOROASTRIAN AND PERSIAN
DRUJ- A female demon in
Zoroastrianism who represents the principle of wickedness. DRUJ means “falsehood” and “deceit.” Drauga is the old Persian version of the name. DRUJ is associated with AHRIMAN, the principle evil being. In the final confrontation between good and evil, ASHA will destroy DRUJ.
DRAUGA- in Persian lore and Zoroastrianism, a class of chiefly female beings, sorcerers, monsters, fiends, the unrighteous, and the hosts of Hell. Specific types of DRUJ or DRAUGA.
*DRUJ NASU, the corpse fiend, who represents corruption, decomposition, decay, contagion, and impurity. The glance of a dog can expel it from a corpse. It can be expelled from a living person by a bathing and purification ritual lasting nine days.
*AZHI DAHAKA, half-man and half-monster with three heads, six eyes, three jaws, and two serpents growing out if his shoulders. AZHI DAHAKA was created by AHRIMAN to wreck destruction in the world. He committed incest with his mother, AUTAK, also a demon.
*JAHI, a female DRUJ of debauchery, whose name is the root of jahika, or “harlot” or “prostitute.” AHRIMAN kissed her and caused menstruation to begin in the world. JAHI’S name is also associated with wizards and sorcerers