Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Phoenix reborn into a Devil Child

The atomic bomb has not only defiled the essence of rebirth and renewal as symbolized by the mythical Phoenix; it has usurped human dignity and the sacredness of life, casting a shroud of fear and gloom on humanity, and defying the Creator Himself. 

Dr Abe V Rotor

This blood-curdling photo appears like a child monster in the like of the fiction character in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein.  Here civil defense officials watch an atomic bomb test on Yucca Flat, Nevada, in 1951, six years after the US dropped two atomic bombs, first on Hiroshima and then on Nagasaki, killing hundreds of thousands people, mainly innocent civilians. To this day there are still people dying as a result of the radiation, notwithstanding physiological and psychological effects on both old and young generations. (Life photo.)

A phoenix depicted in a book of mythological creatures by FJ Bertuch(1747–1822)

In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. The phoenix symbolizes renewal in general, as well as the sun, time, empire, resurrection, and life in the heavenly Paradise. (Wiki)

                      Deadly nuclear mushroom cloud over Hiroshima (left) and Nagasaki  
                       Hiroshima before and after the atomic bombing, August 5, 1945                                                                    
                              Nagasaki before and after the bombing, August 9 1945 
                   Nagasaki WWII memorial, hypocenter of the atomic bomb

Acknowledgement: Life and Wikipedia for the photos

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