Friday, January 18, 2008

you asked...

Someone asked me, 'Why the tag for cloning posts is "saturnalia"?'

Saturn (Chronos) was one of the elder gods. It was prophesied that the only way Chronos would lose his power was when one of his children would depose him. To prevent this from happening, each time his wife Rhea delivered a child Cronus would immediately devour it.

Thus, saturnalia, a wild debauched party in which we consume our own children in order to maintain our own power.