Aeschylus, Agamemnon 1146-9.
Cassandra/Philomela bitter half-envious survivor dynamics forever.
art meme: spring and winter in paris
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” ― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast
P O S E I D O N / Ποσειδων
The world was divided in three, and each received his domain. When the lots were cast, I won the grey sea for my home forever…
my body is a temple, but it’s a temple to dionysus
#i am henry winter
mythology meme: [2/8] myths, legends, and stories
↳ pandora’s box
Although the phrase ‘Pandora’s box’ is the most common in popular use, the term ‘Pandora’s jar’ would be more appropriate. The misconception was born some time during the 16th century when Erasmus of Rotterdam translated the original Greek text into Latin.
In classical Greek mythology, Pandora is the first human woman, created by Hephaestus at the command of Zeus. All the gods bestowed some kind of a blessing to her: Athena gave the skill for weaving and produced clothes for Pandora; Aphrodite gave charm and beauty; Hermes gave the power of speech, curiosity, and her name, Πανδώρα, (which means ‘all-gifted’ or ‘all-endowed’) to signify the unique gifts she received from the gods. She was also given a large jar (πίθος) and told not to open it under any circumstances. She was presented to Prometheus’s brother Epimetheus, who accepted her, although his brother had warned him not to accept any gifts from the gods. Of course, Pandora’s inquisitive nature gets the best of her and she opens the jar, releasing all sorts of woes unto the world to torment humankind. Only Hope remains in the jar.
→ the twelve olympians
Mythology meme - Hecate
Hecate (Hekate - Greek mythological origin) is the mother goddess of witchcraft and rules over the earth, heavens, and underworld. Often depicted as a woman holding two torches, she wears a long gown and is accompanied by her familiar, a she-dog. Hecate is also associated with the crossroads, and governs over the moon, light, necromancy, and sorcery.
T H A N A T O S / Θανατος
I see him coming, Thanatos who dedicates the dying, who will lead her down to the house of Hades. He has come on time. He has been watching for this day on which her death falls due…
Old Vineyard with Peasant Woman by Vincent van Gogh (1890)
CLASSICAL ELEMENT SERIES
CHARLES MACAULAY When there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire — and that is exactly what he intends to do. Fire symbolises energy, drive and passion as well as the destructive influence of these when uncontrolled. It may also symbolise purification.
I would love to have a library like Sherri Dupree’s! I love the art of the side of the shelves. So perfect.