Hi everyone! I'm Ariella McManus, 5th year Ravenclaw Prefect. Currently, in addition to this class, I am taking Ancient Civilizations, HOL Exchange Program: Beauxbatons, Magic in Famous Mysteries, Astrology and Harry Potter, as well as the dreaded OWLS. I also teach my own mythology class, which deals strictly with Egyptian Mythology. I am presently working on a class in Dreamology which I hope to have ready for the Fall Term. In RL, I am the married mother of one daughter, who is also a member of this site. I daresay that I am probably older than most of you; but what is age but a number anyway? When I'm not busy with HOL, I enjoy cooking, working with graphics, reading, and controlling the lives of my precious SIMS. I am also a die hard Doctor Who fanatic, so beware that I will talk your ears off should the subject be mentioned!
I chose to take this class due to my lifelong love of mythology. Honestly, it doesn't matter which culture it is; I enjoy mythology as a whole. I will say that I have a particular fondness for Celtic Mythology, but other than that, anything goes. I am hoping by taking this class, not only to revisit some of my 'old favourite friends', but to learn some new information as well. As far as Greek mythology goes, while I am no expert on the subject and have never been a formal scholar of it, I would dare to venture that I am quite well versed on it. A sickly childhood led to many hours of convalescing in bed and reading, and the Greek mythologies were among some of my favourites. Those early years sparked a love affair with them that has thankfully never ended. Sadly, I am not that well versed in cultures such as Japan or Chinese mythology, but Roman mythology ranks right up there with my 'big three', namely Greek, Roman, and Celtic. As far as the colour pink goes, I suppose it depends on the shade of it and my mood on the given day. I am more of a muted tone person myself, but a little pink every now and then never hurt anyone. Of course, my husband would disagree wholeheartedly, but what does he know?!! Cheers!
Ravenclaw Prefect/Head Student/Student Teacher/ar1107
“Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!”