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[Tidbits] Man


#1

Oh … you’re going to love this. Here’s the question. Is man man
… or is man woman? Methinks the answers are going to vary …
depending upon which side of the fence one resides. And the answer
is … man is woman! It get a tad complicated … so listen up.

Of course … you may all well ask how I come to this conclusion …
and in fact … why even pursue this tack. First the why. I have
this pair of “Man” cufflinks in gold … though I must admit the
fellows do not seem to be too thrilled at having been portrayed.
Perhaps they’ve heard this tale before. And now to the how …

According to my source … Man … in the original old Norse
language … meant Woman. The name Man was the word used to describe
the Moon … creatress (note feminine ending) of all living
creatures. Ancient sacred love songs were composed in tribute to
the female Moon and her earthly incarnations: Women. The songs were
called: Mansongr … which translates into Woman-Songs. Oh … and
there’s more me lassies and lassies … for Man is clearly
evanescing into an ever dissipating memory soon to be forgotten by
word smiths.

A Moon-goddess–it would seem–once appeared as a Fairy Queen who
led the entire population of males into the sea where they perished.
No men were left. Just women … and more women. Today … it
becomes apparent to anyone with logical thought … that man no
longer roams the earth. Which brings to mind a question about this
whole Massachusetts thing … but I believe it best to let that one
go by.

Mana … also at times called Mania … a derivative of the word Man
… was a Goddess with maternal powers, magical powers, supernatural
force, and a tendency to drift into a state of lunacy. (Note Luna
for moon, etc.) Mana at times ruled the underworld which many of you
may have thought was ruled by some sort of male-type creature. No
no. A female runs things down there.

Mana was also known as the Mood Goddess who gave birth to the race
of Man … I mean Woman … which is what Man originally meant
anyway. Ye gads … this is not easy.

So there it is … Man does not exist … only Woman. For those of
you who occasionally tend to look down and say whoa … hey …
that’s a man-thing … to you I say it matters not a whit. My books
… heavily laden with scientific research … state quite clearly
that there are no men … my cufflinks and the male of the species
notwithstanding. Still … I repeat … when you look at these
cufflinks you might now well understand why these chaps seem so
unhappy.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Tidbits Graphics … and then click on the link that says: Man …
where you’ll see an image of a pair of yellow gold Man cufflinks.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark
http://www.tyler-adam.com


#2

In Sanskrit the word man derives from the word ‘manas’ which means
’mind’… for those of you who like this sort of useless
… useless, that is, unless we extrapolate a bit and come
to the conclusion that ‘man’ has no gender identity… and that opens
a whole other can of worms. Anyone wanting to travel down that road
does so at his or her own risk. Me … I’m staying away. I once wrote
about witchcraft and got a rather vituperative gentleman who took
umbrage over the fact that I was taking aim at witches… who he said
were really rather nice people. Obviously he never read Snow White.

In Aboriginal myth Baiame created the first Man. And later… Woman
came out of the Yucca tree to join him. In Africa the Efik tell how
the sky-god Abassi sent the first man and woman on earth and then
forbad them to procreate for fear they might excel him in wisdom.
Does this theme sound a tad familiar folks? Erlik–an evil spirit of
Slavonik myth–is at times seen as being the first man who fell from
grace and was banished to the depths and became ruler of the
Underworld. To the Vedic, Yama was the first man and was also the
first man to die. In Persian myth… Mashye and Mashyane were the
first man and woman. In Judeo/Christian belief… these folks were
called Adam and Eve.

The variant stories of Genesis abound. Man–it would appear–has from
the beginning of time wondered about origins and where he came from.
Speculations and myths abound. It might appear that no one really
knows where they came from. Except for me of course. I know where I
came from. Do you?

There are paths along which all this speculation goes… but I shall
not traipse them or pace them lest I tread on someone’s toes. So
this will be a rather short Tidbits… except for one little thing. I
have this gorgeous egg depicting Adam and Eve being expelled from
Eden after eating that ol’ apple. It is… I believe… made of gold
with a green dioptase crystal. It’s a stunner of the first degree
worth about 6000 Swiss Francs in 1989.

For those of you who are new to this thing called Tidbits…may I
direct you to my home page at www.tyler-adam.com where you will
scroll down the left side menu till you get to the area that says
Current Tidbits… and then click on it in order to view this egg of
superb craftsmanship and beauty.

And there ya have it.
That’s it for this week folks.
Catch you all next week.
Benjamin Mark