This posting constitutes an update and enhancement to the previous posting about the Santa Fe, Texas, shooting of May 18, 2018.
The victims of the Santa Fe shooting are:
Kyle McLeod, 15
Chris Stone, 17,
Jared Conard Black, 17
Kimberly Jessica Vaughan
Sabika Sheikh, 17, a Pakistan exchange student
Cynthia Tisdale, substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School; her husband is a police detective in League City, Texas.
Ann Perkins, substitute teacher at Santa Fe High School.
Shana Fisher, 16, reportedly the first person killed; the shooter stalked her and she refused his romantic advances.
Christian “Riley” Garcia, 15
On May 18, 2018, 5.18.18, a new film opened, Deadpool 2.
Picture of Santa Fe Shooter and Russell from Deadpool 2. Russell wants to burn down an orphanage where he was abused in the movie. ~ S. L.On the 5.18.18 posting, I mentioned the Bath School disaster, sometimes known as the Bath School massacre, which happened on May 18, 1927, in Bath Township, Michigan. That event killed 38 elementary schoolchildren and six adults and injured at least 58 other people.
May 18th is a day associated with rock'n roll suicides. Ian Curtis of Joy Division hanged himself on May 18th 1980. And Chris Cornell of Soundgarden hanged himself on this day last year. ~ L.
The following from T. M. was also sent to me:
As I type this comment, the royal wedding is taking place and leads to my first observation about the latest HS massacre compared to the previous one at Parkland.
The Parkland shooting took place on Feb 14, St. Valentine’s Day, when innocent young love is celebrated. The Santa Fe shooting took place less than a full day before the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, another celebration of young innocent love.
The day before the Santa Fe shooting, I had prepared a comment about the synchro-mystical history of David Hogg’s name, looking back to its origin 7 or 8 centuries ago in the Scottish clan called Hog, also spelled Hogg. I wasn’t sure where exactly to place it as a comment so I let it sit. Now I realize it is to go right here.
A webspage shows the Hog/Hogg crest.
Notice the Hog clan motto in Latin: Dat Gloria Vires = “Fame gives strength”
In Church Latin, Gloria is usually translated as “glory” a positive attribute given to God. But in secular classical Latin, besides the positive meanings of “glory, fame, renown”, Gloria can also go negative and mean “ambition, vainglory, boasting.”
So today, David Hogg, whose fame — be it positive renown or negative narcissism — was based entirely on being a Parkland shooting survivor, faces another HS shooting. How will his “glory” now give strength to a new group of student survivors? Or must his glory fade according to another Latin motto that drops like the proverbial “other shoe” here:
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi = “So passes the glory of the world” or more tersely: “Fame is fleeting.”
By "coincidence," on Thursday, May 17, 2018, miles from the Santa Fe High School, a UH-60A, a variant of a Black Hawk helicopter dropped an ammo box accidentally through the roof of the Parkland Elementary School of El Paso, Texas. The Parkland HS, Florida, of course, was the location of the school shooting of February 14, 2018.
Thanassis Vembos writes:
I read with much interest your thoughts about the recent Santa Fe shooting in Twilight Language.
Here are some thoughts of mine regarding the surname of the killer.
The surname of the shooter is Pagourtzis, meaning “he of the pagouri”. Pagouri means “flask” or “canteen”, a vessel containing (usually) water.
The modern Greek word pagouri most possibly comes from the ancient Greek word pagouros (=crab) + oura (=tail), possibly because of the initial shape of the canteen.
Interestingly the ancient Greek word survives in zoology: The Paguridae are a family of hermit crabs of the order Decapoda.