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Old 05-06-2014, 04:39 AM   #653
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A German rhyme first printed in 1796 closely resembles "Ring a ring o'roses" in its first stanza and accompanies the same actions (with sitting rather than falling as the concluding action)..

Wir sind der Kinder dreien,
sitzen unter'm Hollerbusch
Und machen alle Huschhuschhusch!

Loosely translated this says: "Ringed, ringed row.. We are 3 children, sitting under an elder bush.. All of us going hush, hush, hush!" The rhyme is well known in Germany with the first line "Ringel, Ringel, Reihe" (as the popular collection Des Knaben Wunderhorn gave it); it has many local variants, often with "Husch, husch, husch" (which in German could mean "quick, quick") in the 4th line, comparable to the "Hush! hush! hush! hush!" of the first printed EnGlish version.. Notable also this popular variant..

Ringel, Ringel, Rosen,
Schöne Aprikosen,
Veilchen blau, Vergissmeinnicht,
Alle Kinder setzen sich!

The translation is "A ring, a ring of roses. Beautiful apricots. Blue violets, forget-me-nots. All children sit down." Swiss versions have the children dancing round a rosebush.. Other European singing games with a strong resemblance include "Roze, roze, meie" ("Rose, rose, May") from The Netherlands with a similar tune to "Ring a ring o' roses" and "Gira, gira rosa" ("Circle, circle, rose"), recorded in Venice in 1874, in which girls danced around the girl in the middle who skipped and curtsied as demanded by the verses and at the end kissed the one she liked best, so choosing her for the middle..The rhyme has often been associated with the Great Plague which happened in England in 1665, or with earlier outbreaks of the Black Death in EnGland..The line Ashes, Ashes in colonial versions of the rhyme is claimed to refer variously to cremation of the bodies, the burning of victims' houses, or blackening of their skin, and the theory has been adapted to be applied to
OTher Versions of the RHyme...

The symbol of the Olympic Games is composed of 5 interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field. This was originally designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games..The emblem of the union was 2 interlaced rings like the vesica piscis typical interlaced marriage rings and originally the idea of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung: for him, the ring symbolized continuity and the human being..The vesica piscis is a shape that is the intersection of 2 circles with the same radius, intersecting in such a way that the center of each circle lies on the perimeter of the other. The name literally means the "bladder of a fish" in Latin. The shape is also called mandorla ("almond" in Italian)..The most famous example in nature of the vesica piscis is a solar eclipse.At various points in the Moon's orbit, it appears to be exactly the same size of the Sun when both are observed from Earth. As the Moon moves to cover the Sun, it forms a vesica piscis. This had great significance to the ancients..In many ancient cultures, the Sun was a male god and the Moon a goddess, and the vesica piscis symbolized an opening or gateway between these 2 polarities through which creation can take place.. The ancient Egyptians practiced sacred geometry based on "As above, so below".. Architects and artists copied the solar eclipse/vesica piscis and its mathematics in their sacred buildings and artwork to reflect their religious beliefs...This ancient tradition was passed on through the centuries by the Freemasons..The vesica piscis has been used as a symbol within Freemasonry, most notably in the shapes of the collars worn by officiants of the Masonic rituals... It was also considered the proper shape for the enclosure of the seals of Masonic lodges...SACRED GEOMETRY VESICA PISCIS TUTU... my mind's eye, I see,3 circles joined in priceless, graceful harmony..2 full as the moon,1 hollow as A Crown..2 from the sea, 5 fathoms down..1 from the earth, deep under the ground.. The whole, a mark of high renown.. Tell me, what can it bee..Classiest Prozzie I've seen all Week!...

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