Astro City (2013-) #25 It’s an Honor Guard spotlight with guest artist Jesus Merino: Blessed from birth by powerful forces, Hummingbird’s young life has practically been a fairy tale. But charmed lives come with hidden curses—and her curse may just prove fatal. Luckily, she’s not fighting it alone. Guest starring Cleopatra, Starwoman, Mermaid, Greymalkin and the other women of Honor Guard.
Medieval Mermaid Chair, St Senara’s Church, Zennor When Cornish mystery plays were performed in the Middle Ages the mermaid was used as a symbol to explain the two natures of Christ - God and Man. Several Cornish churches have mermaid frescoes, but this is the only carving. Photo by Baz Richardson
In this image the mermaid–who does not much resemble “the little mermaid” of recent lore—is identified by the woman who embroidered her as: “GORGONA, H THEA TIS THALASSIS,” MERMAID GODDESS OF THE SEA.” Assuming that the woman who created this embroidery was probably a Christian, I was surprised to see that she nonetheless referred to the mermaid as a Goddess. Was this phrase passed on to her down to her from pre-Christian times? Did she see any contradiction between her Christian beliefs and…
SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. -- A middle school student in South Elgin is out of a coma after being beaten by a classmate -- and he's getting some high-profile support. Kenyon Woods Middle School 7th grader Henry Sembdner suffered facial fractures and injuries to his brain when he was attacked for allegedly bumping into a classmate Friday.