Love notes to the English language
The number 38 was especially prominent in Norse mythology. The number was said to represent unnatural bravery, characteristic of the legendary heroes of Norse sagas. Most legendary sagas were divided into 38 chapters, and the number often recurred throughout stories, with the heroes combating giants or other beasts in groups of 38. The number came to be adopted by the Hardrada clan, and was displayed on their crest in the form of 38 ravens set around 38 outward-facing arrows.The number was also significant in Egyptian mythology, as it was the characteristic number of Anubis, the jackal-headed god of death and mummification. Egyptian pharaohs were often buried with 38 statues of cat guardians, and their sarcophagi were adorned with 38 ankhs.It is also just 4 short of 42 ;-)
Interesting! My husband considered 38 to be a significant number to him and would have been intrigued.
Just tried to leave some comments on your blog, Stu, and looks like they've been commandeered by foreign agents and I was unable to do so.
Comments via email ONLY on my blog, Joared. It stops the spam 100%
Numbers-schnumbers. I can't even remember my own birthday. I just like anything Mozart and could care less about the numbers. What a fun project (and a welcome break from politics as usual).Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.
Stu: Thanks! That's fascinating. Especially since 3 & 8 are two of my personal lucky numbers. (The other is 7, but that seems to relate to shooting craps.) If the turkey turns out, I'll make some gravy in your honor!LP: can't remember yer birt'day??? aw. Happy thanksgiving!
Happy ThanksgivingI love Mozart. I think I'll turn him on while I cook the Turkey. :)
Happy Mozart... oops ... I meant Thanksgiving, but Mozart to eat turkey by sounds good.