“Everything is true. God’s an astronaut. Oz is over the rainbow. And Midian is where monsters live.”
- Peloquin, Nightbreed (1990)
Good band, too. They took their name from this quote.
God is an astronaut.
Good (or bad) fortune which occurs beyond one’s control, without regard to one’s will, intention, or desired result. There are at least two senses people usually mean when they use the term, the prescriptive sense and the descriptive sense. In the prescriptive sense, luck is the supernatural and deterministic concept that there are forces (e.g. gods or spirits) which prescribe that certain events occur very much the way the laws of physics will prescribe that certain events occur. It is the prescriptive sense that people mean when they state that they “do not believe in luck”. In the descriptive sense, luck is merely a name we give to events after they occur which we find to be fortuitous and perhaps improbable.
Greek mythology: also Epialos, Epioles or Epialtes - the spirit (daemon) and personification of nightmares.
Greek mythology: the daemon personification of death. He was a minor figure in Greek mythology, often referred to but rarely appearing in person. His name is transliterated in Latin as Thanatus, however his equivalent in Roman mythology is Mors or Letus/Letum. Sometimes he is erroneously identified with Orcus (Orcus himself had a Greek equivalent in the form of Horkos, God of the Oath).
1. of or like a corpse.
2. pale; ghastly.
3. haggard and thin.
Latin: gathered to his fathers; deceased.
1. subject to death; having a transitory life.
2. of or pertaining to human beings as subject to death; human.
3. belonging to this world.
4. deadly or implacable; relentless.
5. severe, dire, grievous, or bitter.
6. a human being.
7. the condition of being subject to death.