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#177148 - 05/26/08 01:05 AM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
morphememedley Offline
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If she only had one visible eye from her witch-beginning (parthenogenetic or otherwise), could what would normally (to some) be the third eye have served as her second eye?

If she had one visible seeing eye and one visible apparently-blind eye, perhaps the latter was used for her dark arts.


Edited by morphememedley (05/26/08 01:11 AM)

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#177150 - 05/26/08 04:09 AM One Eye , Witch, Joseph Campbell [Re: zmjezhd]
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Edited by BranShea (05/26/08 12:40 PM)

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#177151 - 05/26/08 12:15 PM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: morphememedley]
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In the book, not the movie, she did not have green skin, and she had only one eye, not two or more with any non-functional. The one eye was, indeed, telescopic in nature, so she could see all of her realm in the West. When Dorothy and her friends set off to destroy her, she saw them coming from a long way off. There was no sneaking into the castle at all. She had a reputation for making slaves of those she captured. She had no idea who Dorothy was, but sent four waves of minions to dispatch them all, except for the Lion, as she thought it would be amusing to hitch him up to a cart. Dorothy escaped murder by the apparently visible mark of the Good Witch of the North's kiss on her forehead. By the way, the witch of the North remained nameless, the Good Witch of the South was named Glinda, and she did not appear until the end of the story, when Dorothy sought her out to go home.

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#177152 - 05/26/08 12:20 PM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: twosleepy]
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why do I get the strong feeling that you've read more than just The Wonderful Wizard?

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#177153 - 05/26/08 08:33 PM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: tsuwm]
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Your feeling is accurate; however, all that I recounted above is from the first book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I have a very old copy, plus a copy of Ozma of Oz that were part of my family's books. There were tons written, and I have certainly not read them all. They get way off into unfamiliar territory real quick...

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#177154 - 05/26/08 10:36 PM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: twosleepy]
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thanks for the clarification, sleeps. I have read a couple of the Oz stories, but didn't remember the details.
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#189676 - 03/02/10 01:50 AM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: BranShea]
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most mythology seems to have emerged fron reflection on the sun moon and stars.in indigenous australia often ancestors are seen as living in the stars very reminiscent of the myths in star wars etc.

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#189677 - 03/02/10 04:28 AM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: heinzkarl]
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Welcome, smile you've returned to cyclops and mythology exactly 3 days and five years after this thread was started.
Sun and moon must have given great reason to wonder and worship in the very old days and even though we know more about it now we still do not know the wherefrom-whereto.

I can imagine our ancestors living in the stars as there must be at least enough stars in the sky to account for every soul that ever lived.

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#189682 - 03/02/10 11:11 AM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: BranShea]
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The current movie "Australia", now out on DVD, shows
brilliantly the stars and the ancestors concept.
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#189719 - 03/03/10 09:24 PM Re: Joseph Campbell and One Eye [Re: LukeJavan8]
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Originally Posted By: LukeJavan8
The current movie "Australia", now out on DVD, shows brilliantly the stars and the ancestors concept.


It is, however, the second worst movie in the history of the world.

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