Myths and Legends of the Ancient World

Guttorm stooped down and took the wild flower gently between his thumb and forefinger taking care not to bruise it.

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Tu’uu Mata’afa Mulipola Peato Mikaele

The 100th Anniversary of our Lady of Fatima’s apparition in Portugal 1917 PART II

The Second Apparition On June 13, 1917 the three seers were joined by about 50 people as they awaited the Lady’s next promised visit. Again, the children saw a flash of light followed by the apparition of Mary.

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Three seers of the vision in 1917 Lucia, Farancisco and Jacinta.

The 100th Anniversary of our Lady of Fatima’s Apparition in Portugal 1917

As the Universal Catholic Church has begun to put in place numerous festivities marking the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Apparition of Our Blessed Mother Mary to three little children in Fatima Portugal

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MOTHER’S DAY EVENT: NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach Programme held  yesterday as one of the many that will be held this year, an event set out to promote rugby league, education and healthy living.

Outreach programme celebrates Mother’s Day in the rain

Despite the heavy rainfall, the team from the NRL-Digicel Pacific Outreach programme were still able to pull in some fit, willing and able Mums to take part in their Mother’s Day Event. 

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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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Editorial

Domestic violence, love and the Bible’s formula for happy couples

Bad habits are sure hard to break. And when it comes to the ugly issue of domestic violence, while much has been said, written and done in an effort to eradicate it completely, the truth is that we have a long, long way to go.

Letters to the Editor

Peaceful Samoa and suicide bombers

Dear Editor, Re: Samoa is the place to be Well, I think Mata’afa Keni Lesā, you are starting to write the truth and you sure make sense when you listened to your conscious.

Street Talk

Ali Fa’afetai, 37

How do we address number of alcohol-related deaths?

The growing number of alcohol-related deaths is alarming. Hardly a month goes by without several incidents where precious lives are wasted due to alcohol abuse and drinking sessions gone wrong. What can we as a country do to stop these unnecessary deaths? What is your solution? Ilia L. Likou asked in today’s Street Talk and this is what people said:

Think a Minute

Success is mostly failure

Think a minute…A successful man said: “Success is mostly about failing.” What we don’t know about the world’s most successful people is the many times they failed before they finally succeeded. Successful people know how to keep going and learning from their failures until they finally reach their goal.

Columns

Mothers Day

A Mother loves right from the start. She holds her baby close to her heart.

Between the Lines

BETWEEN THE LINES

GREGOR PAUL FAN CLUB Don’t you just love the New Zealand Herald rugby writer, Gregor Paul?

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