Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The fire burnt low in the hearth but the servant women made no move to add fuel to it.

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HELPING ANIMALS: (from left) Miriama Mati, Dr. Ken Lameta and Ava Toa at the APS animal clinic, working diligently on promoting animal wellness and protection in Samoa. Ken is a local vet, now working at APS.

The HOWLER

HEALTHY ANIMALS EQUALS HEALTHY PEOPLE APS clinic just received a new shipment of dog and cat Worm, Tick and Flea medicine

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A significant outcome of the dialogue

One significant outcome of the Dialogue on Science and Science Policy for the SDGs in the Pacific SIDS, is the Apia Ministerial Communiqué.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

King Giuki’s burg was bustling with excitement. Darkness had fallen but the streets were alive with people and lights. It was the first night of the full moon and tonight Prince Gunnar’s bride was expected to arrive.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The wall of fire rose high above the surrounding trees, the flames steady and strong.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

The horsemen left King Giuki’s burg at dawn, riding out through the forest to the distant mountains beyond.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

As dawn broke over the land of King Giuki, a young man on horseback made his way out of the burg.

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Myths and Legends of the Ancient World - The Charmed Drink

The mead hall of King Giuki was filled with the sounds of music and laughter. At his table, the king sat smiling, his horn in his hand and his eyes fixing themselves upon each of his sons in turn.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - Queen Grimhild

“What is ailing you girl?” the Queen asked sharply as her daughter dropped her spindle for the fifth time that morning. “You cannot seem to concentrate on your work!”

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Myths, legends of the ancient world - The Girl in the Shadows

The sun was low in the sky when sounds of laughter and the galloping of horses filled the air. Gundrun, the daughter of King Giuki, looked up from her spinning and through the open door caught a glimpse of the men returning from the hunt.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The King’s Guest

The young woman sat alone beneath the shade of a tall fir tree some distance from the castle. She was dressed in fine robes which were embroidered in golden thread and her white neck gleamed with precious stones, but the soft blue eyes were glazed and distant and the pale brow was marred by an uneasy frown.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dream

The trees towered over her, their leaves rustling in hushed tones far above. She looked down at the bow in her hand, and realized that there was a quiver of arrows strapped to her back and a dagger in a golden sheath at her waist.

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Myths, legends of ancient world - Sigurd and Brynhild

The young man sat upon the bed of stone, his gaze drinking in the beauty of the maiden who slept at his side. From the auburn curls that fell over her pillow to the slender hands that lay uncurled upon her chest, Brynhild was exquisite.

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Myths and Legends The Blacksmith’s Fate

The treasure of Fafnir the dragon, gleamed in the light of the rising moon and at the cave’s entrance, a grin spread across the old blacksmith’s face. At last the treasure was his. All his. He had done well in plotting the destruction of his brother Fafnir and ensuring the death of Sigurd.

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Hachiko’s statue near Shibuya Train Station, Tokyo, Japan.

THE HOWLER

New vet from New Zealand at APS clinic until Dec 19th. Rachel Oliver, a vet from New Zealand, is volunteering her time to help the animals of Samoa. 

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Myths and Legends - The Blacksmith’s Plan

Sigurd the young Volsung slowed his mount to a trot and cast a questioning glance back at his old teacher whose mare was galloping to catch up. 

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Myths and Legends - The Last Volsung

The fleet of ships ploughed through the waves towards the land of the Hundings where King Lygni reigned and at the helm of the swiftest vessel stood the youth Sigurd.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient world

Queen Hjordis stood over the open trunk, her hand upon her chest.

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Myths and Legends - Ancient World Sigurd’s Sword

Regin the blacksmith was hard at work over his anvil. He was forging a sword for his pupil Sigurd, the son of Sigmund the Volsung. 

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Myths, legends of ancient world - The Dragon’s Treasure

The sun was sinking behind the mountains and in a large cave which was hidden beneath the rocks of a high cliff, something stirred and opened its mouth to yawn.

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Editorial

Parting words of a Christian

There is an age old phrase that many people quote, “You shouldn’t talk about religion or politics.” Why? The obvious answer is of course, that they can cause conflict.

Letters to the Editor

Life after for a C.E.O.

Dear Editor Re: In with the new, out with the old Malo le faiva ma le tautua Sulu. So many opportunities out there to explore and you have so much potential and still young ‘n active.

Street Talk

Ruta, 45

What changes in the police ministry are needed?

The Police Commissioner, Fuiavailili Egon Keil has finally returned to work following a long suspension and an appearance in court. Now that he’s resumed his position, Sina Filifilia Sevaaetasi hit the streets of Apia asking the question “Is there a need to have changes in the police force?”

Think a Minute

Above the law

Think a minute…Does a thief steal because he’s a thief? Or, is he a thief because he steals? Studies show that over 80% of criminals who have been in prison and then freed after serving their time are back in prison for the same crime in less than 1 year!

Columns

Moving on

Eyes closed Head on my pillow Mind racing

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

The righteous thing The Ministry of Revenue is not the most popular of government Ministries right now. That’s for sure.

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