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The Games of Heraby Lady Goo Goo Sports Reporter, Monday 28th May 2012

Lady Goo Goo -Sport Reporter

Throughout time many stories have been told of girls’ participation in sport. These stories have entered the cultural heritage of a people. Sometimes those stories have been limiting to the encouragement of girls into sport.

One of the greatest stories of women participating in sport, goes back to the great Ancient Olympics. Women and girls did not participate in these games, although they did have their own festival dedicated to the Goddess, Hera, the wife of Zues who was the head man at the Ancient Games.

Participating in the Heraean Games back in ancient days was a big motivator for me to drive the Galaxic Women’s Sport Foundation. Although it was great to be able to participate, there were some very strange rules back then.

A committee of 16 women from a cities of Elis organised the event. Like the ancient Olympics, the event was conducted every 4 years.

The goddess, Hera

Every year the Heraean Games were held, a peplos or a robe was woven and presented to the great Goddess, Hera and placed in her temple.

Girls competed in 3 age groups in only 3 separate foot races the length of the chariot’s racecourse, but less distance than the men.  It was known as the “Maiden’s Footrace” in honor of the goddess, Hera.  The winners received Olive crowns, just like the  Olympic victors and a share of the cow sacrificed to Hera.

One of the conditions to compete was that the girls who participated were not allowed to be married. If a married woman was found to have competed she was  “barred on penalty of death from the sanctuary of Zues on the days of the athletic competition for boys and men.”  Legend also has it that women and girls were not permitted to watch the men and boys events.

This ban was a key motivator to establish, in another universe outside of Earth, the Inter Galatical Girls Warrior Sports Foundation. I’ll write more on this foundation in future posts:)  I will also be covering the concept of music and sport in future articles

As a background, take a look at these videos:

Birth of the Olympics 

Olympian Goddesses of Ancient Greek Mythology

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Great Girls to join the Daily Galaxy team

By Astro Joey –Editor in Chief Sunday 27th May 2012

With the recent announcement of the  new link between the Daily Galaxy and Paper.il Rosetta Stella, media mogul and  owner of the Daily Galaxy has commissioned 4 additional staff to meet our reader’s needs. Joining the Paper will be :

New Sports Reporter: Lady Goo Goo

Lady Goo Goo who will cover sports and in particular the up and coming 2012 Earth London Summer Olympics. She comes to us with an extensive background in sport. She was a multiple Gold Rock medal winner in the original Hera Olympics and Heads up the inter Galatical Girls Warrier Sports Foundation.

New Science Reporter : Little Pluto

Little Pluto will head up the Science team reporting on galaxic, universal and wordly space and natural phenomena events. She is a winner of the Galaxia Science prize for her work on outer Galaxic  Activities, She is the Vice President of GOGETS (Galaxic Orgnisation for Girls Education and Training in Space)

Kristy Solar Flare – As the official Planet Girlon Royal Musical Minstral, Kristy will update us with all inside news on entertainment and from time to time profile the great girls and women in the industry.

Rosetta Stella stated that “The Daily Galaxy is fortunate to have such accomplished girls on the team. They are wonderful examples of what can be achieved  when you set your eye on a goal and keep focused. They are all very inspiring in their own right.”

The team has already been out and about around the Galaxies scooping their stories. Keep an eye out in the new Astro Joey and the Cosmic Rays Music Mag for up dates.

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