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  Planet Waves | Nessus Notes by Eric Francis
The Nessus of mythology was a treacherous character, so vile as to rape the wife of Heracles even as he was charged to save her life.
Nessus is about power dynamics and the dynamics of abuse, very important themes today in the western world, as we discover we were all abused as kids (and I mean it).
Nessus is like Chiron, only you can add a lot of psychological dynamics, abuse dynamics, and what Melanie Reinhart describes as "the bottom line." Nessus is reminding us of what an abusive world we live in, and now we have something we can do about it.
www.planetwaves.net /contents/nessus_notes.html   (3230 words)

 Nessus - Wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A centaur in Greek mythology, Nessus, in a fit of lust, attempted to kidnap Deianira, the wife of Heracles.
As a final act of malice, Nessus told Deianira, as he lay dying, that his blood would ensure that Heracles would love her forever.
She foolishly believed him and, when her trust began to wane, she spread the blood on a shirt and gave it to her husband who died slowly and painfully as the blood burned his skin severely.
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /ne/Nessus.html   (158 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 399 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Nessus attempted to outrage her: Heracles heard her screaming, and as the centaur brought her to the other side, Heracles shot an arrow into his heart.
The dying centaur called out to Deianeira to take his blood with her, as it was a sure means for preserving the love of her husband.
Scarcely had the garment become warm on the body of Heracles, when the poison which was contained in the ointment, and had come into it from the poisoned arrow with which Heracles had killed Nessus, penetrated into all parts of his body, and caused him the most fearful pains.
www.ancientlibrary.com /smith-bio/1507.html   (1123 words)

 Nessus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Greek mythology, Nessus was a famous centaur.
As a final act of malice, Nessus told Deianira, as he lay dying, that his blood would ensure that Heracles would be true to her forever.
She foolishly believed him and, when her trust began to wane, spread the blood on a shirt and gave it to her husband, who died slowly and painfully as the shirt burned (either in actual flames or by the heat of poison) his skin.
www.guajara.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/n/ne/nessus.html   (206 words)

 Planet Waves | Nessus: Underworld Messenger By Denice Taylor
Nessus is a Centaur orbiting between Pluto and Saturn, a messenger from the Underworld.
Nessus is a catalyst, a transformative energy that changes the structure of whatever it touches.
The dynamics of rape, the violation of sanctity and sacredness, are the energetic fingerprints of Nessus.
www.ericfrancis.com /issues/0305/nessus.html   (982 words)

 The Redemption of Nessus
What Nessus does is leave Heracles violence and cruelty naked, which means he could be the cure, for example, not only the disease.
The Sun/Neptune sextile gives her a vision that transcends the limits of life, while Nessus is the star that breaks those limits going beyond death and being human, as Frankenstein did.
That sole image went beyond everything that has been said about Nessus, because it is human and alive, beyond the ugly monster of rationality trying to explain the depths of life, and it reached the infinite, taking me with it.
www.expreso.co.cr /centaurs/essays/redemption.html   (2949 words)

Like many mortal women in Greek mythology, Deianira (also Deianeira) occupied a perilous threshold position between the daylit world of Olympian gods and heroes and the dark chthonic primordial world of primitive earth magic.
Later, a wild centaur named Nessus attempted to kidnap Deianira as he was ferrying her across the river Evenus, but she was rescued by Heracles, who shot the centaur with a poisoned arrow.
As he lay dying, Nessus lied to Deianira, telling her that a mixture of the semen that he had dropped on the ground and his heart's blood would ensure that Heracles would love her forever.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Mythology/Dianeira.html   (434 words)

 Latin 1 - Mythology - Creatures and Monsters - Centaur
The dying Centaur Nessus tricked Deianeira, Hercules' second wife, into taking some of his blood poisoned by the deadly venom of the Hydra on Hercules' arrow.
Nessus told her to use his blood as a "love potion"on Hercules if sometime in the future he ever fell out of love with her.
Nessus tried to attack Deianiara on the other side of the river Evenus.
www.dl.ket.org /latin1/mythology/2creatures/centaur.htm   (452 words)

 Anchient Greek Mythology
Athena was primarily the goddess of the Greek cities, of industry and the arts, and, in later mythology, of wisdom; she was also goddess of war.
in Greek mythology, god of the sea, the son of the Titans Cronus and Rhea, and the brother of Zeus and Hades.
Stories of his escapades were numerous in ancient mythology, and many of his offspring were a result of his love affairs with both goddesses and mortal women.
members.tripod.com /Vampyress_13/mythology.html   (2694 words)

 Chiron and Friends - Nessus
Nessus, according to the myth, offered to ferry Heracles' wife across a river.....and when he reached the other side, tried to rape her.
As Nessus lay dying, he told Heracles' wife that, should Heracles ever be unfaithful, she could bring him back to her by placing the blood-soaked cloak (now on Nessus' back) over Heracles' shoulders.
When Nessus was stationary over my ninth house Moon, the woman I loved left the United States to go spend a month living with a man in another country....a man she was considering moving in with.
www.zanestein.com /nessus.htm   (1332 words)

Astrologically, wherever Nessus is placed in the chart is where we need to deal with issues of power and lust.
An example of Nessus in action was the event of 11 September 2001 when American passenger planes were hijacked and deliberately flown into the twin towers of theWorld Trade Center in New York killing 5000 innocent people as well as themselves.
In the Sibly chart of the USA (as per Nicholas Campion’s book of World Horoscopes) Nessus, at nine degrees of Pisces in the 3rd house, is forming a trine aspect to the Sun and Jupiter in Cancer in the 7th house.
www.bsa.bristolastrology.net /nessus.html   (775 words)

Nessus went to River Evenus, near Calydon, and Eurytion in Olenus, Achaea.
Nessus was one of the Centaurs who fought against the Lapiths, at the wedding of Peirithous and Hippodameia.
Nessus encountered the hero Heracles, who was leaving Aetolia with his wife, Deïaneira.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/centaurs.html   (1428 words)

 Centaurs - WiccanWeb.ca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The depiction of centaurs on painted vases changed after the Archaic period: from the sixth century BCE onwards, centaurs were depicted with a horse's body and a human torso joined at the waist to the horse's withers where the horse's neck would be.
Among the centaurs, the third one with an individual identity is Nessus.
The mythological episode of the centaur Nessus carrying off Deianira, the bride of Heracles, also provided Giambologna (1529-1608), a Flemish sculptor whose career was spent in Italy, splendid opportunities to devise compositions with two forms in violent interaction.
www.wiccanweb.ca /wiki/index.php/Centaurs   (925 words)

Nessus had heard that Heracles had married a very beautiful woman named Deianira and wished to see this bride for himself.
Nessus shook his head clear of those dark thoughts, focusing once again on the happiness of his friend.
I am just as much of a hero as he is.' Nessus frowned to himself, though it was only he that knew if it was because he agreed with the ruminations or were vexed by them.
students.ou.edu /W/Jaron.Williams-1/Nessus.html   (1026 words)

 Some explanations about mythology and astronomy of the Centaurs
Nessus makes an offer to Herakles: he would like to bring Deianeira safely on his back to the shore on the other side.
Much later, Nessus has passed away for a long time, the critical situation indeed becomes real: Deianeira receives a message that her husband possibly is betraying her with another woman called Iole.
In Greek mythology there is also another Chariklo, which is mentioned with no connection to Chiron as the mother of the famous and blind seer Teiresias.
www.robertvonheeren.de /explana.htm   (3757 words)

Later on in their life, the male centaur, Nessus, abducted Deianira, but Hercules came to her rescue by shooting Nessus with a poison tipped arrow.
The dying Nessus told Deianira to keep a portion of his blood to use as a love potion on Hercules if she felt that she was losing him to another woman.
Nessus had lied to her, for the blood really acted as a poison and almost killed Hercules.
www.pantheon.org /articles/h/hercules.html   (754 words)

 Nessus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nessus (mythology), a famous centaur from Greek mythology
The Tunic or Shirt of Nessus, his poisoned shirt, in the story of Hercules
Nessus is a fictional metropolis in Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun, staggering in both its size and its age.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nessus   (131 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Nessus.
A source of misfortune from which there is no escape; a fatal present; anything that wounds the susceptibilities.
Nessus, in revenge, gave Dejani’ra his tunic, saying to whomsoever she gave it would love her exclusively.
Dejani’ra gave it to her husband, who was devoured by poison as soon as he put it on; but, after enduring agony, the hero threw himself on a funeral pile, and was consumed.
www.bartleby.com /81/12019.html   (150 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royal Legends of Greece - Hercules, Hero of Greek Mythology
Mythology by Edith Hamilton, illustrated by Steele Savage.
The Chiron Dictionary of Greek and Roman Mythology translated by Elizabeth Burr.
Surveys classical mythology, discussing the relationship between Greek and Roman myths, and describes the birth and life of Hercules.
www.royalty.nu /legends/Hercules.html   (2428 words)

 Poseidon's Greek Mythology Page - Monsters and Other Creatures
There were many monsters in the stories of Greek Mythology, here are some of them, if you know of any that I have missed, please email me with it.
Nessus was a cunning but stupid centaur who carried the current wife of Heracles, Deianira, over the river Evenus on the couples escape from Calydon.
As he lay dying he whispered to the frightened girl “Take my blood, and if he is ever unfaithful to you, put it on his tunic and he will be madly in love with you”.
members.tripod.com /~Poseidon64/monsters.html   (1833 words)

 The third Centaur Nessus
Nessus is now the third named centaur - after the two formerly discovered centaurs Chiron and Pholus.
The mythology of Nessus has strong associations to plutonic themes: Nessos took revenge for the mortal wounding of his heart through Herakles´ poison arrow by causing great pain to overcome the Greek hero, even whilst fighting with death, through a mean trick.
Besides Chiron and Pholus, Nessus is the third and last centaur equipped with a substantial, famous mythology which has been a source of inspiration to artists throughout the ages.
www.robertvonheeren.de /newness.htm   (1579 words)

 Further notes on Nessus
Nessus is also to be seen in his having died at such an early age (30 yrs), usually related to his privations and exposure during his years in the N.Y. slums and later as a war correspondent, in Cuba and Greece, united with his deliberate disregard for his health.
It is not a certain mythological fact that Nessus "raped" Deianira, and he probably didn't, even though I am told that in some versions it is mentioned that Deianira had at her disposal Nessus blood and "sperm".
Nessus lost his life for love of Deianira when he tried to escape with her while Hercules was swimming across the river.
www.expreso.co.cr /centaurs/posts/notes/nessus.html   (4049 words)

In Greek mythology, a centaur who wanted to violate Deianira, the wife of Heracles.
Before he died, however, Nessus gave Deianira his blood and told her that it would ensure Heracles' love for her for ever.
When she later gave a garment soaked in the centaur's blood to her husband, it poisoned him.
www.pantheon.org /articles/n/nessus.html   (98 words)

 Borisography - Alphabetic: N
Greek Mythology: Nessus was raping Deijaneira when Herakles shot him from across the river with an arrow poisoned with the blood of the Hydra.
In Carpathian mythology, a tribe of insects known as the Lakin was responsible for order and organisation in the world while a band of menacing goblins known as the Hestas was constantly working to create disorder and destructiveness.
The painting seems not to have been finished, presumably because of deadline pressure - see the detail image, where it is evident that only one of the goblins has had the final coat of green added to his face.
members.westnet.com.au /hgunter/boris/n.htm   (340 words)

On one occasion as he was travelling with his wife, they came to a river, across which the Centaur Nessus carried travellers for a stated fee.
Nessus attempted to run away with her, but Hercules heard her cries and shot an arrow into the heart of Nessus.
The dying Centaur told Dejanira to take a portion of his blood and keep it, as it might be used as a charm to preserve the love of her husband.
www.usefultrivia.com /mythology/hercules.html   (1973 words)

 9724 Centaurs Mythology hobby kit by Valiant Miniatures!
The Centaurs, a savage and barbaric race of beings, half horse and half man, are perhaps the most famous and unusual creatures of Greek mythology.
Nessus, the smaller of the two, played a disreputable part in the death of Hercules.
Chiron, remarkably well-adjusted for a Centaur, was widely respected for his wisdom, and, as tradition has it, was transformed after his death into the constellation Sagittarius.
www.veltd.net /valmin/imgvalmin_02/pages/9724_CentaursMyth.htm   (100 words)

 Centaur: Half Man Horse Myth, Centaurs, Mythilogical Creature, Centaur :Mythical Realm
Centaurs, according to Greek mythology, were said to be the offspring of Ixion, son of Ares, and a cloud.
Back to Greek mythology, these Man-Horse beasts lived in Thessaly, fed on meat and were given to riotous revelries.
Nessus, a wild Greek Centaur, tries to abduct Deianira (Herules' new bride), while ferrying her across the River Evenus.
www.mythicalrealm.com /creatures/centaurs.html   (638 words)

 Classical Monsters
MONSTERS IN Monsters in classical mythology are typically part animal and part human, or else they constitute a collection of animal graftings.
Nessus had given Dejanira, the wife of Heracles, a small bottle filled with his own blood, telling her that if she ever found that her husband ceased to love her, she could restore his affection by using it.
Throughout the centuries, the serpent has generally symbolized some sort of evil, whether monstrous, as in Greek and Roman mythology, or as the symbol of the devil, as in Christianity.
www.wsu.edu /~delahoyd/classical.monsters.html   (2249 words)

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