Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Super Heroes, Quizzes. & Research

Paschal of Murat11 tagged me to declare my super heroine persona. I wasn't sure what mine was and struggled with the idea for a while. There's an image that comes to mind, but she isn't a super heroine, unless you have a name for her that I don't know. The image that I'm thinking of is from a painting by Luis Royo called Seeds of Nothing. Here is what my personal image of strength looks like.


There she is in all her glory. She fought a long, hard battle. Nothing of those who opposed her remains, except corpses. She is wounded, tired beyond thought, but she knows she's done fighting. She came out on top. The battle is won. Not pretty is it? But sometimes strength comes from the bottom. From the seeds of nothing.

But I couldn't think of a name. I started researching other super heroes and stumbled across this quiz which seemed to fill the need for a super hero nicely. I took it. Here are my results. Do you think this is me?

Your results:
You are Supergirl

Lean, muscular and feminine.
Honest and a defender of the innocent.


Click here to take the "Which Superhero are you?" quiz...


I don't really feel this is me. She is someone I grew up with and read about as a child but I never saw her as me. Honest? Yes! Defender of the innocent? Well, yes, I suppose I would do that. It still doesn't feel like me. Strength came too easily for her.

Among the other super heroines I discovered, on my search for an identity, I came across one more that fascinated me. I discovered Dawn, a character in Sirius comics. Gorgeous, isn't she? From Wikipedia this is Dawn.

Dawn is the goddess of birth and rebirth. While her appearance depends on who is viewing her, she is generally depicted as a young, red-haired woman with three "tears" running from her left eye. Back during the witch hunt, witches were discovered to only cry from their left eyes. Dawn is the guardian of all the witches on Earth, the goddess they pray to. Gaia, Aurora, Mother Earth.
Dawn is shown in many different facets, many shapes, sizes and colors. Dawn is all women, and all women are goddesses. Joseph Micheal Linsner always stresses that all women are goddesses, that's why Dawn takes so many shapes. Because all shapes are beautiful, and so are all women.

If I had to pick a known super heroine who is as I believe, it might be Dawn. Rebirth both personal and spiritual is something I've experienced. The variety in women fascinates me. Yes, we're beautiful! I haven't thought of myself as a witch, but I tend towards the Episcopaganism that is so popular today. I have a totem animal. I've moved a scrying stone with my mind. And I believe I have a healing touch. Yes, Dawn could be me. And darn, I look good as a redhead! (G)

29 comments:

jsd said...

Perhaps Dawn and the woman in Seeds of Nothing are in flipsides of the same coin? At least that's how my brain sees them.

Lee said...

JS, you may be right. One brings death and destruction in her wake and the other brings life. Is there more to this image you have? Care to elaborate any?

Joy!

Shrinky said...

I think we are all super-hero's in our own right (wink).

I read your interview not so long back at David's site. You, my dear, have absolutely no need to adopt a persona at all! (You're already there.)

Lee said...

Shrinky, your words inspire and uplift! What a blessing you are to the world! May your renewal never cease and your superpowers take you far beyond your dreams.

Joy!

San said...

Lee, I believe that J.S. and Shrinky are both on to something. Why not be all of these dazzling, powerful superheroines rolled into one? That one would be you, as you are!

Never shrink from your own power, my friend.

Lee said...

LOL Ok San, I'll roll them together and incorporate them! Yum! Seriously, I can see some of the Super Girl persona in the Dawn and Seeds of Nothing one. I just struggle to see me in her or her in me. But the other two! Definitely! :)

Was that play on words intentional?

Hugs! & Have a warm Sunny Day!

murat11 said...

Well, first thing I gotta say is that there seem to be some bare-assed super heroes afoot.

Awesome image. On closer inspection, it reminds me of some of the Tarot representations I've seen of the Ten of Swords, also known at times as the Lord of Ruin. It's a grim-looking card most often, but not so grim necessarily in its deeper meanings. The battlefield appears lost; the Lord is impaled by ten swords, all pointing to the possibilities for rebirth.

Lee said...

Yep, those trousers probably got in her way. (G)

Didn't know you'd explored tarot decks, Paschal. Have you checked out this website?

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/

Joy!

murat11 said...

Yep. Been there. Found my way to the awesome Tarot of Prague a few years back. I've done some writing with Tarot with students in the past.

Sandi McBride said...

I am Spiderman (woman?) I have no idea why...but I'm liking it...and the G'daughter will love it!
hugs
Sandi

Lee said...

Man, you make me wish I was back in English class again. You sound like your kids have so much fun! Too cool!

Joy!

Lee said...

Go for it, Sandi! As an ex cop you've already attained super hero status. I'd be fascinated to see what persona you envision for yourself.

Hugs!

david mcmahon said...

Finding strength is such an amazing path of life, isn't it, Lee?

Many things that affect us in many ways only succeed in making us stronger.

Vienna for Beginners said...

You go, Supergirl Dawn!

I came over from David.

Lee said...

Yes it is, David! And the ones which show us our strengths are often such surprises to us. You know, everyone complained about all the self reflection papers the university made us write. So much of what I do these days is self reflection that now I'm grateful.

Cheers!

Lee said...

Thank you, Vienna for the encouraging cheer and the heads up about David's page! Welcome to my place! I checked yours out too and will definitely be back for more.

Cheers!

CrazyCath said...

Your strength shines through and warmth with it.
Over from David's. Thanks for the link. I got tagged too and that'll help!

Lee said...

Thank you, Cath! Welcome to my place and welcome to the link! I look forward to reading your results. :)

Peace!

CHEWY said...

I'm Batgirl.

Batgirl

Lee said...

Being a caped crusader is so much fun! Welcome Chewy!

Peace!

John-Michael said...

OK I looked for the photo of you as a red-head. But HooBoo just doesn't fit the Super-Heroine mold!

(I thank you for "dropping in" to my blog.)

Casdok said...

I like the idea of rolling them altogether, we can but dream!

Lee said...

LOL You haven't seen him destroying the Monster Cat that goes by Hyram! Actually there is a photo of me but I haven't posted it yet. Guess now I should get around to it.

Thanks for visiting me!

Joy!

Lee said...

Casdok, the image you show on your profile makes me think you might look really good as a Super Heroine. Why not join in the fun?

Thanks for visiting!

Joy!

Mima said...

I'm over from Sandi's blog, and wanted to say hello. I have to say you look great as a superhero, I'm not quite sure how I feel as Spiderman, a little de-sexed anyway, so I guess it would have to be Spiderwoman! I did like your pick of Dawn, she sounds amazing and very strong.

Lee said...

Hi Mima! Welcome to my place! Spiderwoman is a great choice! She can do all kinds of cool things. Thank you for the kind words. Yep, Dawn is VERY interesting. :)

Peace!

Vienna for Beginners said...

Glad I was the bringer of good news!
May there be many more for you,
cheers,
Merisi

david mcmahon said...

Some great feedback to this post, Lee - but that doesn't surprise me in the least!

Lee said...

Thanks, David! What surprised me was the amount of it. Being on your list helped a bunch but I think a lot of people liked the idea of finding their super hero persona. When I went around and read the blogs of those who commented there were a lot who had taken the quiz or decided what their persona was. :)

Cheers!