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Swimming Circles Around You/Me/Him/Her [Sep. 27th, 2007|09:50 am]
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Young priests of the island of Leukas, Greece, to qualify for service at the temple of Apollo, were required in ancient Greece to don the wings of an eagle and plunge from Cape Dukato into the sea, a dive of 230 feet. It was assumed that the gods would eliminate those unfit, but no diver was ever injured, although the ordeal was performed for centuries.
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[User Picture]From: dominatrixcat
2007-09-27 05:19 pm (UTC)
thats amazing!!! i would love to jump there!!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-27 06:37 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-09-27 05:22 pm (UTC)
I think I would have preferred to join one of those temples with the sexy initiation rites. Jumping off cliffs just doesn't work for me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-27 06:37 pm (UTC)
Which sexy initiations are you referring too? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2007-09-27 06:57 pm (UTC)
Well, according to several erotic novels I've read, Greco-Roman worship practices involved a bit more cultic prostitution and a bit less cliff diving. But that could just be dramatic license ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-27 07:00 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomdan
2007-09-27 07:40 pm (UTC)
That's the kind of thing where it seems that, because those diving have faith they will be protected, they are relaxed and less likely to injure themselves than someone who freaked out and tensed up prior to impact.

Or that's a sciencey take on it at least.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-27 07:42 pm (UTC)
Makes sense to me! *nod*
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[User Picture]From: yourmomsbish
2007-09-28 04:45 am (UTC)
Im one of those people easily amused by a perfect circle
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-28 04:14 pm (UTC)
As am I! :)
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[User Picture]From: candycoatedpill
2007-09-28 02:52 pm (UTC)
That's awesome. I wanna dive off a cliff!!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2007-09-28 04:16 pm (UTC)
lol! Use a life preserver, yeah? ;)
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