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Pictures of Fire and Flame
Fire and Flame
What is the attraction?
It dances and flickers?
It's warm and Bright?
For what ever reason, peoples eyes become glued to it, and we are as moths to a flame!
Bonfires In The Garden
We have been clearing our garden, and, being lucky enough to be allowed bonfires in this area.
We had many.Big ones!
I used the opportunity to practice taking photos of them
Do you love fire?
Are you afraid of fire , or do you love it?
No Smoke Without Fire
This well known saying is often used to mean nothing happens without a reason, or there is usually some truth in a rumour. Or to imply that you can't have one thing without another.
You can have a smokeless fire, but if something combustible is smoking fire is to be expected!
It's always good to work at home, unless you are a Fireman
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke— Vincent Van Gogh
Fire In Music
Many times fire has been an inspiration in music.
From such things as "The Magic Fire Music" from Act 3 of Wagners opera Die Walkure(The Valkyrie) Where a Norse demigod lights a protective circle of fire around Wotans beloved Brunnhilde.
To things like the Prodigy and "Firestarter.
Love it or Hate It "The Prodigy"
The Beltane Fire Dance
Morris is a traditional English folk dance. Each area of the country has its own particular style and dress. The earliest written mention of it was in the 1400's.
The Beltane Border Morris in the video create a lot of their own dances.
They are not the only Morris to black their faces. This is believed to have started as a way to disguise themselves as any money they received for dancing was considered begging. That was illegal, and punished by severe beatings through the town.
Songs About Fire Quiz
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Prometheus The giver of Fire
In Greek mythology, when Zeus withheld fire from man because of a rift between Prometheus and himself. Prometheus, creator of mankind, snuck up mount Olympus, lit a torch from the sun, and proceeded to hide a burning coal in a hollow stalk.
Hence the start off the olympic flame.
The spread of civilization may be likened to a fire; first a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power— Nikola Tesla
The Fire Demon
Born amid the flames
To carry on with wicked games
The Pheonix is often depicted as being reborn from the flames of the burning body it had before.
Hell has always been considered a place of fire and punishment. The smell of sulphur being strong in the air.
These two things seem to be exact opposites and yet both rely on the flames to be.
It is folly to punish your neighbour by fire when you live next door— Publilius Syrus
Born in 85 BC
Still relevant today
A mighty flame followeth a tiny spark.