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ISdN - Viviane 3



Sovrani del Nulla - The Lords of Nothing

Dei, Eroi, Santi. Erano i signori del mondo, salvatori dell'umanità, patroni e custodi, esempi di virtù. Ma ora gli uomini li hanno dimenticati, hanno abbandonato i propri miti, spento le sacre aureole, relegato il divino ai margini di una società pragmatica e materialista prossima al deperimento.
L'umanità ha rinunciato all'eternità in favore di una labile contingenza.

Gods, Heroes, Saints. They used to be the Lords of the world, mankind's Saviors, patrons and guardians, pure examples of virtue. But now people have forgotten them, they've left myths behind, put off sacred halos, and relegated the numinous at the edge of a pragmatic and materialistic society on the way of perishment.
Humanity gave up eternity in favor of fleeting contingency
(Thanks Laura for the translation)

Model: Sara
Location: Ravenna (Italy)
Character: Viviane is the "Lady of the Lake" in Arthurian legend. She gave King Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanted Merlin, and raise Lancelot after the death of his father. She embodies the spirit of the lake, and is a character similar to the nymphs of Greek mythology. Its name is reminiscent of a lakeside Celtic deities, and is probably the literary transposition. It is believed that the character of Vivian is in fact the Anglo Saxon goddess of the ancient cult that tries to survive the Christianization.
Viviane plays a major role in The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley.
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4272x2848px 4.53 MB
Canon EOS 450D
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1/395 second
Focal Length
21 mm
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Date Taken
Dec 19, 2010, 3:40:48 PM
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"I call upon the sword, the mighty Excalibur
grant me the skill to fulfill my quest

I call upon my king and the knights of the table round
grant me the courage to stand to this test

I call upon the seer, Merlin the sorcerer
grant me the magic to end my pain

I call upon the spirit that lives in a noble heart
grant me the passion that's within my veins"

-- Ayreon - The Castle Hall