Sakhmet, whose name means “the powerful one,” was a warlike, bloodthirsty goddess. She was usually portrayed as a slender woman with the head of a lioness. As the daughter of the sun-god Re, Sakhmet waged war against both the enemies of the sun-god and the enemies of the king, who was the “physical son of Re.” This head of Sakhmet shows the goddess wearing both the solar disk and the uraeus, the fire-spitting cobra that symbolized kingship (the head of the uraeus is broken off).
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“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
I’ve been real obnoxious with the Carl Sagan adoration since this weekend. With the new version of “Cosmos” airing it was a good time to revisit a man I had seen little bits of throughout school and on-line. I count as a hero anyone who expounds the virtues of perpetual curiosity and learning. Sagan was the face of science advocacy and along with his program “Cosmos” he took any opportunity to explain the importance of science to us as a species and the awe-inspiring beauty a greater understanding of the universe provided to us. These alone endear Dr. Sagan to me but it was his own theories and core beliefs that also resonated so deeply with me.
“Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.”
Sagan was very proud of the fact that he was just some kid on the streets of New York City whose journey into astrophysics began with a library card and book on space. What had I been but someone who read textbooks and wandered the non-fiction section of my own local library? Limiting your education to the classroom and the teacher is a habit everyone needs to be broken of. For some of us it comes easy to see, but we have to always let people know learning happens all the time when you are open to it. This was the fundamental goal of the good doctor. Anyone can learn is everyone is worthy of the knowledge collected through the ages.
“Understanding is a kind of ecstasy”
Are you kidding me? I’ve said and written just about the same thing before I saw this exact quote because of Sagan and others like him. People who wanted to spread their enthusiasm for knowledge and curiosity to the masses. Science and expanding the knowledge of all the things around us is important to humanity in order to live with the world not just on it. We are a part of nature and what we do on Earth has an effect for good or bad. There is also the pure thrill of understanding that Carl Sagan speaks of, its not just useful to us but it hits some spot in our brain to come to new realizations and put together the puzzle pieces of existence. No one was worse for not coming to scientific knowledge first, “…even if you’re the last person on Earth to see the light - you’ll never forget it.”
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