Hey, neato timing! I got a surprise sercee from @maximillian_deersteak in the form of The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh!

I love it!

The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh was an alien hero inspired by Bruce Wayne, named Tlano. He teleported Earth’s Batman to his home planet, Planet X, where Bruce Wayne would acquire powers akin to Superman, to help ward off invading robots. Bruce would later adopt the identity himself, using it as a subconsciousness that acted as Batman without the burden of Bruce Wayne. Zur-En-Arrh from Earth-0 later passed his “consciousness” to the Failsafe android. The Batman of Zur-En-Arrh was created by Ed Herron and Dick Sprang, first appearing in Batman #113 (1958).

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Pink pig

Day 20,219 Painted pig update 🐖 ! Hot pink, with “FAITH” written on the left side, and “IO” on the right.

Does this refer to a child named Faith’s 10th birthday?

The Mormon’s tenth article of faith?

My personal favorite and third largest of Jupiter’s moons, Io, and its relation to creationism? (Io is my favorite moon because it is both very beautiful and the most volcanically active (not because anti-science crackpots try to use it as dogmatic, yet abstract proof of a much younger universe than the Big Bang).

Maybe a worshipper of Io, one of Zeus’s human lovers? Though he (or maybe Hera) turned her into a heifer, not a sow.

#paintedpig #traditionalart #salemva #salemtraditions #io #pinkpig #lds #mormon #faith #astronomy #transgender #mythology #greekmythology #shapeshifting

Io (/ˈaɪ.oʊ/), or Jupiter I, is the innermost and second-smallest of the four Galilean moons of the planet Jupiter. Slightly larger than Earth’s moon, Io is the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System, has the highest density of any moon, the strongest surface gravity of any moon, and the lowest amount of water by atomic ratio of any known astronomical object in the Solar System. It was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei and was named after the mythological character Io, a priestess of Hera who became one of Zeus’s lovers.

The ancients connected Io with the Moon, and in Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, where Io encounters Prometheus, she refers to herself as “the horned virgin”. (The points of the crescent 🌙 moon looking a little bit like the horns?)

Maybe the most appropriate story, given that it is June—

Lygdus and his wife, Telethusa, were an impoverished couple living in Crete. When Telethusa became pregnant, her husband informed her that they could not afford to have a daughter and that they had no other option but to kill the child if it were a girl. Eight months later, Io, later in the story referred to as Isis, came to Telethusa in a vision and told her that she should keep her daughter when she was born and must tell her husband that it was a boy named Iphis. Later in the story, Isis (Io) changes Iphis’s sex when she is supposed to marry her fiancée, Ianthe.