The Karpoi– The Seeds of Creation

Language is flexible, so fruit doesn’t always mean a ‘sweet treat to eat.’ One phrase(an idiom), fruits of labor means rewards we receive for work done. Translate fruit into Greek and you arrive a karpos. Our vocabulary often comes from the gods, the word chlorophyll comes from the Chloris, the Greek goddess and karpos came from the Karpoi, Greek deities who brought forth the fruit of the earth which may or may-not be actual fruit. Minerals such as iron are fruit of the earth. The Kabeiroi(the Cabeiri) are craftsmen deities(iron-workers) who shape the fruits of the earth. the similarity between Karpoi and Kabeiroi comes from flexible vocabulary. Mythical Little People often slip in and create mischief or objects then slip back out without being seen. Santa’s elves are creator deities.

Mythology is a confusing mess, so it’s fitting that the most ancient of myths contains a foundation decree, known as the Mes–a mess without an ‘s’. The cult, in my novels, is the Cabeiri and a dwarf is their leader. The Cabeiri of Greece are similar to the Phoenician Patakoi, who are related to the Egyptian Ptah–and all fall into the category of mythical Little People.

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Cowford and Bosporus

Bosporus is where Io from Greek mythology crossed after she was transformed into a cow; thus, Bosporus is the Cowford (cow passage) of Istanbul. Jacksonville, Florida, was once named Cowford because this was where cattlemen crossed the St. Johns River. I make allusions in my novels and in the second book this allusion makes an appearance. People may not be able to figure out what I’m alluding to, so I wrote this post. In the tale, Zeus hides Io from Hera by transforming the girl into a cow, but Hera knows and sends Argus, a giant with 100 eyes to keep Zeus from making a booty-call, so Zeus sends Hermes to distract the watchful giant, but Hera sees all and sends a gadfly to pester Io; thus, Io runs away and crosses Bosporus and arrives at Mt. Caucasus where Prometheus is chained up; the Titan tells her she will be transformed back and give birth to greatest of all heroes; in the end Zeus finally gets his booty-call and Io gives birth to Hercules.

Argus, who was slain by Hermes, is not forgotten; Hera commemorates his 100 eyes through the peacock’s tail.

Strippers in Florida Fiction and Non-Fiction

Florida probably holds the most strip clubs and certainly the most books featuring strippers. Strip Tease by Carl Hiaasen is the most famous of these books, Florida Roadkill by Tim Dorsey probably ranks second. Garden of Last days by Andre Dubus III has probably comes in third. Naked in Garden Hills by Harry Crews began the trend. Troika by Adam Pelzman is a modern love story. The Miracle Strip by Nancy Bartholomew is the first book in a mystery series featuring a Florida stripper. Sunshine State by Sarah Gerard is a non-fiction collection of essays; in which, the first features a stripper, if I’m not mistaken. Strip City by Lily Burana is a autobiography.

Factions of a Dwarf by M. Brace DeFreak is my book about a female dwarf and a fertility cult which operates an adult entertainment network. A genetic memory drug is prime element; through which, the reader can explore Florida history and trivia. A dwarf, who came with the Pedro Menendez and his conquistadors, inspired my use of a dwarf; and the fact that many circus performers settled in Gibsonton, Florida. Florida is indirectly named after Flora, the Roman goddess–thus the fertility cult seemed fitting. Ghosts conjured by drug provides much of the humor.

Bette Midler–Just Another White Elitist

The same week, Mariano Rivera makes the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, and speaks of his love and respect for Trump–Bette Midler says Trump must pay Blacks to be in photographs supporting him. Obviously, Rivera isn’t poor and in need of bribery; this the famed reliever must like Trump even though Rivera is a Hispanic with very brown skin. Midler doesn’t believe Blacks or Browns can make decisions with their head rather than their need for a bribe,

Trump and Rivera support Israel’s right to exist, so neither hate Jews. Midler is Jewish and considering her White/Jewish elitist behavior probably has uses WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) as a derogatory term for Protestants; even though, Protestant isn’t a religion (it’s a variously related group of religions) and though Protestants formed the foundation of the US and gave freedom of religion; which; allows Jews and other religions to be citizens. The reason Protestant favored freedom of religion is due in large part to the Bartholomew’s Day Massacre when Catholics killed non-Catholics in France–just another Holocaust.

I’ve seen White Elitist hate aimed at me (I’m part Native American and my ancestors can honestly be called the first Hispanics, in the continental US of A.) I’m more native to Florida than the average Jew in Israel is native to Israel. I understand why Jews want a haven, but a hatred toward American Protestants extremely despicable because American Protestants fought against Hitler and generally support the Jewish right to exist, something some religious countries fight against.

I would say Midler should go back to where she comes from, but she her ancestors took advantage of Protestant America’s belief in religious freedom. As one of the truest natives of Florida–I believe she should be stripped of cash to live in a poverty level lower than myself if she sets foot in my homeland. MY Native American ancestors never signed a treaty and we’ve been invaded and hated too many times.

The Goddess Who Gives Florida, Her Name

Catholics named Florida, but the name originates with Flora, the Roman goddess of spring and the flowers who decorate her season. Pagan gods are forever threaded into language, so Christianity and other religions can’t separate from more ancient days.  Juan Ponce de León named the land, he came to, La Florida because he landed in the season of Pascua Florida (“Flowery Easter”). The abundance of flora gave further reason for the name.

Flora has another tie to Florida–Flora Disney, Walt’s mother. This tidbit of trivia is alluded to in my second novel. I created a character named Flora Holder, an ancestor of the male main characters of my novels. The last name, Holder, comes from my ancestry, but I used Flora as a first name to commemorate the goddess. My Native American ancestry comes from the Holder side of my family, so I Flora Holder is my goddess.

From Conch to Launch

Native Americans  used shells for various purpose. Large shells such as whelks and conch were very popular. With 100% certainty, my Injun ancestor used these shells and would have used these shells for centuries more, if not for my Spanish and other European ancestors. Floridian and other Southeastern cultures lack much access to metals add it’s impossible to advance to the Bronze/Iron age without the availability of metal. Advancement comes from need and my ancestors had abundant seafood and hunting game, so they were highly content. The used fire to shape their  canoes and had materials to cover their basic needs, but my European bloodline rocketed Florida into the Space Age.

A main character in my third book will be a poet and, ‘From Conch to Launch’ will be the name of his poem. I love allusions and allusions turn poems into puzzles and the puzzle in this poem will hold the secret to a genetic memory drug. My Injun ancestors measured their age by lunar cycles, so a genetic memory drug would multiply the number of moons seen; thus, the Fountain of Youth may have come from mistranslation of Fountain of Many Moons. The fertility cult in novel wants to improve their genetic memory drug, so they want the secret recipe hidden inside the poem.

Documents show my Spanish ancestors were in Florida before the Pilgrims reach Plymouth Rock, and my Native American ancestors are likely the most Floridian of all; thus, I gave characters in my novels an ancestry which matches my own. ‘From Conch to Launch’ inspired my novels; though, I hadn’t came up with the phrase, yet. Two years ago, I coined the phrase, and more recently came up with the poem part. Most likely, I will write individual lines; rather than, compose a complete poem; which may be too daunting of a task. Individual lines will work for the novel because the cult will be examining individual lines. Creating the poem’s puzzle will be challenging, but hopefully it will be interesting.

Who is the Cacica of my Tribe?

Cacica refers to the female leader of a Timucua village, according to Father Pareja who developed a written language for the Timucua.

Cacique is term for males and I most likely am one; since I’m most likely member of the tribe, in my village. Children of my great-great grandmother are the only ones eligible. My Native American ancestor had a Spanish name which hints, she spawned from the Spanish mission system which operated in Florida. I can’t say for sure which tribe, but the Timucua seems the most likely and the Apalachee come in second.

In 1824, only three men and their families lived in the abandoned village; the Osteen brothers and old man Edwards. My ancestor’s surname was Osteen, but her Spanish given names were names a Spanish Indian or a Black woman would likely have and family features rule favor Injuns. Seminoles such as Billy Powell (Osceola) American sounding names. The Osteen name came from one of the two brothers because she was a daughter or the name was adopted for some unknown reason. Only her the Spanish, in her given names offers proof of tribe. Granddad hated his grandmother and her ancestry due to claims of abuse. If he was Seminole, he would likely know it, but there is reason why he didn’t know which Spanish Indian tribe–the Seminoles wiped them out.

Experts say my tribe is extinct, but I believe my great-great grandmother and her decedents make up the tribe; thus, she would have inherited the title of Cacica. When she died, one of her children would have taken the leadership role. My great grandfather would have been eligible, but I doubt she him due to his drinking problem and the fact he dumped kids on her after his wife died. Who takes the title is in question because I haven’t tracked down my more distant family; I only know where my aunts, uncles, and my first cousins live. Timucua leadership passed down by the maternal and in honor of my great-great grandma, women should keep the role.

Hernando De Soto ran into a cacica, if I remember correctly and Wikipedia names another, in the quote below which notes the numbers baptized:

Pareja achieved some success with the Saturiwa; in 1602 he had 500 Christians within his custodio.[5] Nearly that number were confirmed during a visit in 1606 by Bishop Altamirano, including Cacica Maria and five of her subordinate caciques from the area.[6]

The quote and other info can be found at this link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Pareja

Injuns or Injians or Amerindian?

Injuns was deemed offensive because it made fun of Native American pronunciation of ‘Indian,’ but Native Americans didn’t confuse themselves with Indians of India, so I suggest we use Injuns and just forgive the foul-ups. The Spanish Injuns of Florida differ from Native Americans of the US and ‘Spanish Native Americans of Florida’ is cumbersome.

I suggested we use the Injian with a ‘j’ in a prior post due to the derogatory nature of the corrupted spelling and pronunciation. My Native American ancestor came from Florida and had a Spanish name which  indicates she spawned the Spanish  Missionary system which operated in an earlier era of Florida. My grandfather and a younger version of me had speech  problems, so Injuns was our likely  pronunciation. I believe probably indicates my grandfather’s grandmother came from the Timucua tribe; which, the Seminoles helped wipe out. Great-great grandma could have been the last of Timucuans and thereby the chieftess of the tribe consisting of her descendants.

Seminoles had American names; Osceola was Billy Powell; thus illustrating why I prefer using Spanish Injuns for members of tribes in Spanish Florida. Search-engine coders could create the shift to Injuns and I implore them to–on behalf of my people.

Bringing Back Six Gun Territory

Six Gun Territory was a Western style theme park in Silver Springs, Florida. Stunt men performed shootouts and fall from roofs of the fake town. They may have a yearly reunion, but this post is about a fictional universe. The cult, in my novel, normally take part in sexual entertainment, but I plan for them to branch out. A Western\steampunk version of Medieval Times with  paintball park added to the mix. The addition of steampunk designs helps adds some spice to the idea. Of course, the saloon would serve as the central attraction. I believe the idea is economically feasible for the real world, but I only need to worry about a fictional world,

The pic comes form Wikipedia with the following details:

Description: English: Tourists at defunct Six Gun Territory, western themed amusement park in Silver Springs, near Ocala, Florida (closed 1984)
Date circa 1967
Source Father of JGKlein, used with permission
Author Father of JGKlein, used with permission