Christmas Tales of Alabama by Kelly Kazek

By Kelly Kazek


Kelly Kazek endeavors to inform the historical stories of Alabama Christmas traditions, little identified proof, legends, and lore.

Filled with quite a number never-before-published tales that come with: the foundation of "Have your self a Merry Little Christmas", Huntsville Botanical Gardens through the vacation trips and different traditions around the kingdom. discover Christmas presents and vacation miracles all around the kingdom.

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Apollo served Admetus for a time as a shepherd, either from love as a reward for his piety or to expiate a capital crime. Admetus wooed Alcestis, the daughter of Pelias, but her father would give her only to one who could yoke lions and boars to a chariot. Admetus accomplished the task with Apollo’s aid. Apollo then prevailed on the Moirai (Fates) to release Admetus from death, provided that someone would volunteer to die in his place. When Admetus was about to die after being seized by a sickness, his parents refused to die in his place.

Mercury is sent to secure from Dido, queen of Libya, a welcome for Aeneas. Meanwhile Aeneas and Achates meet Venus in the forest, where she is disguised as a nymph. Venus tells them Dido’s story. Aeneas in reply bewails his own troubles, but Venus interrupts him with promises for success. She then changes before their eyes from nymph into goddess and vanishes. Hidden in a magic mist, Aeneas and Achates approach Carthage. They reach the citadel unobserved and are encouraged when they see scenes from the Trojan War depicted on the city walls.

60) the hero is “false Aeneas,” referring to his desertion of Dido. ) in dactylic hexameters, telling of Aeneas and the founding of a new home for the Trojans. The poem was left unfinished at Vergil’s death. In his will he asked that the work be destroyed, but the emperor Augustus intervened, and so the poem Aeneid, The 22 survived. It is the most influential work of Latin literature and is one of the cornerstones of world literature. The Aeneid is written in 12 books, or sections. The translation by John Dryden opens with the well-known lines from book 1: Arms, and the man I sing, who forc’d by fate, And haughty Juno’s unrelenting hate, Expell’d and exil’d, left the Trojan shore.

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