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Inmate Blog Entry: Tuesday, March 14 2017

Inmate Blog Category: Mythology

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Location: Waverly , VA
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There is a Greek myth that claims at when the first people were created they had 2 heads, 4 arms, and 4 legs. These very first people were called “individuals”. In Greek mythology the names are always important because they give you insight into the persons. True nature in the case, the word individual when broken down is made of the prefix “in”, which means not; in the middle is the term “divi”, which means divide; and last is the word “dual” which means two. So literally, the word individual means “not divided two”, or two people not divided or people not divided or separated. The myth explains that people were created this way so that everyone would always be with their better half, best friend, companion, etc. But when people take things for granted, they place less value on these things. The individual took their other halves for granted and as a result they constantly complained, fought with each other, and every prayed for separation. It is said that the Gods grew tired of it and sent down lightning bolts to strike the individuals. These lightning bolts split the individuals in half so that they had one head, 2 arms and 2 legs, like we have now. But when they were first created, despite the fact that they were actually 2 people undivided, only one soul was placed in the individual and when they were split in half by the lightning bolts it also split there soul in half. Hence, the term “soul mate, a punishment for being ungrateful, the Gods confused the peoples mind so that they wouldn’t recognize who they were once connected to. Now people spend their whole lives trying to find the one that makes them complete again.

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