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http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/the-wise-old-man/

This archetype was described as Carl Jung as a person with great judgment and wisdom.  The wise old man is sometimes referred to as the Sage. This archetype is characterized by being old, bearded, father-figure type who uses his great personal knowledge of the world and offer guidance through stories and may impress upon his [...]

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Chaos


http://www.dreamsemantics.com/2009/02/chaos/

Chaos in Greek Mythology meant the original state of the universe before the Gods were born.  In other words: nothing.  It is the opposite of cosmos, in ancient Greece meaning order.  The Greek poet Ovid mentioned in Metamorphoses, a collection of 15 books the creation of the universe that Chaos is “rather a crude and indigested mass, a lifeless lump, unfashioned and unframed, of jarring seeds and justly Chaos named” which is how we have the modern meaning for chaos: disorder.

Chaos in mythology is often referred to as where everything came from.  In Hesiod’s Origin of the Gods, Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects emerged.  From Chaos, we have Gaia or Earth, Tartarus the Underworld, Nyx darkness of the night, Erberus, darkness of the underworld, and Eros sexual love.  In other words Chaos is the womb from which everything emerged from.

If you consider the ancient Greek meaning of Chaos and its modern meaning, they are conflicting. Which is also probably why proponents of the Chaos theory say that its systems are not random however, these same systems cannot be predicted.

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