From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
At my temple in Bubastis, the roof was held up by giant pillars carved to look like lotus stalks, like this one. [Lotus capital column from the temple of Bast at Bubastis, 22nd Dynasty (ca.840BCE)] Public domain.