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Old 18-06-2014, 12:11 AM   #21
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In Greek mythology, Circe ( Greek Κίρκη Kírkē) was a goddess of magic (or sometimes a nymph, witch, enchantress or sorceress). By most accounts, Circe was the daughter of Helios, the god of the sun, and Perse, an Oceanid. Her brothers were Aeetes, the keeper of the Golden Fleece, and Perses. Her sister was Pasiphaë, the wife of King Minos and mother of the Minotaur.. Other accounts make her the daughter of Hecate, the goddess of witchcraft herself..Circe was renowned for her vast knowledge of potions and herbs..Through the use of magical potions and a wand or a Staff, she transformed her enemies, or those who offended her, into animals..Some say she was exiled to the solitary island of Aeaea by her subjects and her father for ending the life of her husband, the prince of Colchis. Later traditions tell of her leaving or even destroying the island and moving to Italy, where she was identified with Cape Circeo..In Homer's Odyssey, Circe is described as living in a mansion that stands in the middle of a clearing in a dense wood. Around the house prowled strangely docile lions and wolves, the drugged victims of her magic; they were not dangerous, and fawned on all newcomers. Circe worked at a huge loom.. She invited Odysseus' crew to a feast of familiar food, a pottage of cheese and meal, sweetened with honey and laced with wine, but also laced with one of her magical potions, and drunk from an enchanted cup.. Thus so She turned them all into swine with a wand after they gorged themselves on it...

Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. The Market opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continuously operated public farmers' markets in the United States.. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. Named after the central street, Pike Place runs northwest from Pike Street to Virginia Street, and remains one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations..The upper street level contains fishmongers, fresh produce stands and craft stalls operating in the covered arcades. Local farmers and craftspeople sell year-round in the arcades from tables they rent from the Market on a daily basis, in accordance with the Market's mission and founding goal: allowing consumers to "Meet the Producer"..Before the creation of the Pike Place Market in 1907, local Seattle area farmers sold their goods to the public in a 3-square block area called The Lots, located at 6th Avenue and King Street.. Most produce sold at The Lots would then be brought to commercial wholesale houses on Western Avenue, which became known as Produce Row..Throughout the early 1920s, the north side of the Corner Market became known as the Sanitary Market, housing delicatessens,butchers, restaurants, and bakeries..The so-called "mosquito fleet", the precursor to the modern Washington State Ferry system, would bring shoppers from various islands in Puget Sound to shop, and Market vendors began to bring goods directly to the docks for sales. Colman Dock and Pier 54 (then known as Pier 3) were within walking distance, and the persons coming to sell their wares at the market would disembark from the steamers at these docks. The area became a social scene, where young Seattle locals went to see and be seen..At the time of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941, many of the farmers selling in Pike Place Market were Japanese-Americans.. The late Seattle historian Walt Crowley estimated that they might have been as many as 4-fifths of the farmers selling produce from stalls..One of the Market's major attractions is Pike Place Fish Market, where employees throw 3-foot salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand..The first Starbucks Coffee store, founded in 1971, was originally located at 2000 Western Avenue..Rachel provided the theme for the Pigs on Parade fundraiser that was first held in 2001 and was one of several events in various cities modeled on a similar 1998 event in Zurich; the Zurich event centered on cows and was the first of what have come to be known as CowParades.. A similar Pigs On Parade fundraiser was held in 2007 on the occasion of the Market centennial, Witch happened to coincide with the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Pig... know, I've been in some towns where the girls weren't very pretty. Matter of fact, I've been in Somme towns where they were downright ugly. But this is the first time I've ever been in a town where there are no girls at all — 'cept little ones...If he Rydes in with no idea of the reception we can prepare...

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