Deucalion was a total goody two-shoes. Good thing, too, because it saved the lives of him and his wife Pyrrha. See, way back in the day, Zeus decided that humanity was completely corrupt, so he sent a giant flood to drown everybody. Well, everybody except the god-fearing Deucalion and Pyrrha, that is. At the advice of his dad, Prometheus, Deucalion built a floating wooden chest. (Sounds a lot like Noah, right?) The last man and woman ended up landing on the top of Mt. Parnassus, where they hung out until the water went away. After that, they threw some rocks over their shoulders to create a new race of human beings. Aw, we love happy endings.
Dooky (I hate this one.)
|Occupation||King of Thessaly (retired)|
|Education||The Prometheus School of Ship Building|
|Political views||Pro-Zeus (though he can be a little harsh sometimes)|
Pronoia or Clymene (Mom)
|Children||Hellen (the ancient Greek king, not "of Troy")|
Pandora (named after her famous grandma)
|Friends||Prometheus (my awesome dad who suggested I build a boat—thanks, Pops!)|
|Relationship status||Married to Pyrrha|
|Interested in||My wife|
|Quotations||"Water, water, everywhere,|
And all the boards did shrink;
Water, water, everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink."
– "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"Flood-tide below me! I watch you, face to face;
Clouds of the west! sun there half an hour high! I
see you also face to face."
– "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman
"DELUGE, n. A notable first experiment in baptism which washed away the sins (and sinners) of the world."
– Ambrose Bierce
"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear."
– Martin Luther King Jr.
"I was in another lifetime
one of toil and blood.
When blackness was a virtue
and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness
a creature void of form
'Come in' she said
'I'll give you shelter from the storm'."
– "Shelter from the Storm" by Bob Dylan
|Books||The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge |
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Proof that it's a bad idea to take animals with you on a boat.)
Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" by Walt Whitman
Genesis in the Bible
|Music||Colder Weather by The Zac Brown Band |
Shelter from the Storm by Bob Dylan
Home by Phillip Phillips
On the Sea by Beach House
Rock the Boat by Hues Corporation (me and Pyrrha's song)
Sloop John B by The Beach Boys
Row Row Row Your Boat (Pyrrha got so annoyed when I got this stuck in my head during the flood.)
|Movies||Titanic (They should have went simpler; a wooden chest worked for me.) |
The Blue Lagoon
Life of Pi
The Perfect Storm
Jaws (You should've seen the size of sharks in my day.)
|TV Shows||When the Levees Broke |
The Blue Planet
|Likes||Toy model boats |
|Activities||Building boats to survive devastating floods|
Throwing rocks over my shoulder to create new humans (I know, it's a weird hobby. But it was just so fun!)
|Groups||Flood Survivors |