Thank Godwin It’s Friday! Today’s lesson in the Magic University back-to-school week is about SWEARING.
Magical folk at Veritas don’t swear by using the language of their oppressors (the Church) and they don’t believe in damnation. So there’s no “damn” “hell” “God” or “Jesus Christ!” in their lexicon of swear words. Instead, they tend to invoke the revered figures of their own heritage and past who include poets (Dante, Sappho, Blake) and famous witches and wizards (Circe, Merlin). Each generation of course has their favorites and some go in and out of fashion. Once in a while ancient gods or goddesses may slip in, as well (like Minerva).
Herewith, a brief “translation guide” to some of the colorful phrases you may hear magical folk say, after which we’ll have today’s quiz and the answers from yesterday!
Magical swear terms, translated to the mundane tongue:
Circe’s tit = oh shit/crap
Circe’s creamy left tit = holy crap
What in Dante’s Inferno…? = What the hell…?
Pigfucker = jerk
Pigfucking son of Circe = motherfucker
Pythagoras’s shit-covered cock = holy fucking shit
Merlin and Morgana’s goatfucking third cousin = Jesus H. Christ on a dildo-tipped pogo stick
There are many, many more phrases in the books…
And now, today’s quiz! Comment or email your answers to enter to win your choice of a signed copy of book one in the series or all three of books 1-3 in ebook form! Today’s quiz is Fill In The Blank. Poetry is one of the major magical subjects at Veritas and is one of the main magical skills one can develop. They say no one can brew a love potion but that the perfect love poem would be irresistible! So fill in the blanks with 1-7 words each and be creative! There are no wrong answers today! I’ll take entries until midnight eastern time!
1. From an angel’s lips come the sweetest of sighs
On the wing s/he takes to the skies
I will find heaven _______________
2. Magic grows like the hawthorn tree
Wild and sharp in younger days
Then stalwart strength comes with age
Fiercely guarding ____________
3. There once was a siren from Crete
Whom the sailors all wished to meet
“But they drink too much wine”
She complained at the time
4. Desire grows tall as a thundercloud
Arousal crackles like lightning
And release falls like __________
5. Love is as ________ as __________
Yesterday’s Winner & Answers
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Ellid! Here are the correct answers:
Esoteric Techniques and their names:
A. Tapping the Geyser = 4. Drawing energy from the Earth through sustained arousal without orgasm (with eventual release)
B. Lone Oak Exercise = 1. For enlarging the penis
C. Moonlight Rose = 5. Plucking a thought from a partner’s mind at the moment of orgasm
D. Briar Rose = 2. Ritual fluid exchange using a drop of blood instead of a drop of semen
E. Osiris’s Gift = 3. Healing through reciprocal penetration
Tomorrow will be the final quiz in the week! Book four in the series, the final one, will be released next week from Ravenous Romance!