Rainbows...Unicorns..and Fluff...

By: Roxanne
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Nothing like a walk around the EC Discussion Boards when the rain is beating against the roof and you've seen every rerun of Ghost Whisperer ad nauseum.
A lot of talk about Rainbows, Unicorns and Fluff on the boards these days. So I decided to research the phenomena of the * curious trinity*.

Origin of the

***** Rainbow

According to Wikipedia

The legend of Uenuku

Uenuku was out hunting very early one morning when, in a clearing, he saw a beautiful girl who seemed to coalesce out of the morning mist (The Mist Maid). He
persuaded her to stay and talk with him for a moment, and to return the
next night, and the next, and the next, and before long they fell in
love. Each night she would come to him but as a mist maiden her home was
in the sky, so she had to leave him at dawn. At last she agreed to
marry Uenuku on condition that he tell no-one about her.

They had a few months of happiness, though she still appeared only at night and left at dawn, and in time a little girl was born to them. But
Uenuku's friends were skeptical of this wife and child they had never
seen. He tried to explain that she left him each morning at first light,
so his friends suggested that he block up the doors and windows so she
could not see the sun. This he did, but of course the trick was
discovered and when the mist maiden knew he had deceived her, she left

Uenuku wandered the world searching for his beloved wife and daughter. At last, seeing him lonely and bent with age, Papa"">Rangi the Skyfather took pity on him and changed him into a
rainbow so that he could join his family in the sky.

The link:

Rainbows - According to the Bible

The rainbow symbolized the covenant God made with Noah (representing mankind) not to destroy the world in such a way again: a covenant of peace.

The link:

****** UNICORNS *****

The origin of the unicorn is much harder to pin down than the creation of the Pegasus myth. Pegasus is a mainly Greek/Roman phenomenon whereas
the unicorn can be found in the stories and legends of a far flung
region of the Northern continents, from Japan in the Far East to most of
Europe and even into northern Africa and India.

In the orient the unicorn, usually referred to as a Ki-lin or Chi-Lin,
is considered a harbinger of good fortune and a prophet of great things
to come. It is said that a Ki-Lin would appear at or near the time of
the birth of great men and wise emperors. One legend relates the
appearance of a Ki-Lin at the birth of Confucius and that it carried in
it's mouth a piece of imperial jade with the prophecy of the baby's
greatness written upon it. The Ki-Lin has been a foundation of Chinese
mythology as early as 2700 BC and is thought to be the first
manifestation of the unicorn myth.

Unicorn link:

The Unicorn Tapestries located at the gallery of the Cloisters in NYC tells an interesting interpretation of the Christian vision of the Unicorn as a symbol of the Christ being hunted and killed and by his blood *roses* bloom. (I took this tour and whether you are Christian or not it will move you on a soul deep level.)

The link to the Unicorn Tapestries in the Cloisters:

Last by not least:
**************** FLUFF *******************

This is Fluff:

The latter being the worst possible thing for you.....but oh so good with peanut butter!!!!

08/22/10 02:10:59PM @roxanne:
While I often joke that I have unicorns and rainbows coming out of my *arse*, the walk through the cloisters and the tour of the hall of Unicorn tapestries really did blow my mind.I never knew that the Unicorn was used as a secret code for Jesus with the early Christians, and seeing the tapestries tell the story of his being hunted and killed just reaches so deeply inside of you no matter what walk of faith you come from.I would recommend a trip to the Cloisters if you ever make it to NY. There is this wonderful calm connection with the antiquity of it all..............a nice way to spend an afternoon.Blessed Be.Let there be Fluff!!
08/23/10 02:21:28AM @roxanne:
Yes, Deirdre, the herb garden is wonderful. And we sat and had refreshments in the courtyard and I could have been in some medieval fortress as we strolled the grounds. I got the same feeling when I attended a birthday party at St. John the Divine. So much stone and natural textures I have a deep connection to these monastary like settings. If you ever come back to NY let me know. I'd love to do the tour with you. Ladies of the Roundtable, a trip to NY with all of you would be high on my bucket list. And then at night who knows..A Broadway Play or the Russian Tea Room???I do love rediscovering the hidden treasures of this amazing city....just follow the yellow brick road..Rainbows , Unicorns and Fluff OH MY! -- LMAO