Awww thanks! And I promise I’ll try to find a better theme! <3
HERMES » He is quick and cunning, and moved freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind.
I’m sorry, but I don’t think I do.
♛ what would persephone wear » many would think the queen of the underworld would incorporate the flames within her clothes, but much to the contrary. the way she dresses reflects the way she feels; she is majestic and valuable, for her captor hades always makes sure she is provided the best, the most amazing stones cover her from head to toe as the unholy armor she so desperately needs to get through the day. but the shades of fabric only vary from ivory to the deepest black, which represent the dullness of what her life has become.
A deal with the Devil is a cultural motif, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, but elemental to many Christian folktales. According to traditional Christian belief in witchcraft, the pact is between a person and Satan or a demon. The person offers his or her soul in exchange for diabolical favours; those favours vary by the tale, but tend to include youth, knowledge, wealth, or power.
So it’s known that I am crazy about mythology, and I couldn’t find a graphic challenge of any sort, so I decided to come up with one instead. So yeah, here it goes:
1 Mythology (greek, norse, roman, etc)
2 Mythological Objects
5 OTPs (Hades/Persephone, Thetis/Peleus, Loki/Sigyn, etc)
6 Muses and/or Nymphs
7 Norse Gods/Goddesses
8 Lengendary creatures
9 Greek Gods/Goddesses
10 Movies/Books based on mythology
If you do it, make sure to tag it as mythology meme (or link me to it, cause I’d love to see it)!
♡ N E V E R B E R O Y A L S ♡ for dirty ragtag girl gangs ♡ listen. ♡
♕ royals x lorde | youth (remix) x daughter | arabella x arctic monkeys | q.u.e.e.n feat erykah badu x janelle monae | young blood x the naked and the famous | sister x kate nash | queens of noise x the runaways | bad girl good girl x miss a | already dead x cherri bomb | problem x natalia kills | monster verse x nicki minaj | femme fatale x sky ferreira | girl gang x kate nash ♕
Crowns are the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection.
GREEK MYTHOLOGY » ares and aphrodite (requested by my lovely maddie)
While Ares is the Son of Zeus and Hera, Aphrodite predates all of them, old myth tells us that when Cronos cut of Uranus’ genitals and tossed them into the ocean, the sea swelled with foam and gave birth to Aphrodite, Zeus’ half-Sister. BTW, Uranus was his Father, and the Titans and Olympians have a long standing history of Son betraying Father. Very dysfunctional families in that pantheon. In more modern mythology, she is known as a Daughter of Zeus or an adopted Daughter. Either way you slice it, she was related to Ares by Ichor.
All she did was make love, all day, all night, with much wild abandon. So beautiful was she that Ares and Apollo both vied for her hand in marriage causing a rift between the already estranged Brothers that lasted the rest of Time. However, Zeus thought it best if the Goddess of Love and Beauty was humbled a bit. Aphrodite left a wide path of destruction and broken hearts in her lustful wake. Zeus also believed that Love should not be confined only to the Beautiful, Love should be deeper than that. As such, he gave her to his other Son, Hephaestus the blacksmith of the Gods.
By Olympian standards, Hephaestus was ugly. His body and face hideously deformed, he was slow and walked with a pronounced limp. He is a tragic figure who was belittled by the handsome and beautiful inhabitants of Olympus. Ugly from birth, Hephaestus was scarred from the forge, always smelled of smoke, his hands were always rough with burrs. He thought he would never find a woman to love him. He was delighted when he was given Aphrodite, the beautiful and fair maiden, as his Wife.
It wasn’t that Aphrodite didn’t or couldn’t love Hephaestus, indeed, she loved everyone she came in contact with, it was her nature, she couldn’t help herself, but rather that she just couldn’t be tied to down to one person. She didn’t mean to be cruel and break so many hearts leaving rivers of tears in her wake. She simply wasn’t meant to be possessed by one man alone.
It wasn’t long before she was sneaking around with other men while Hephaestus worked his forge making weapons for the Gods late into the night. Chief among her lovers was Hephaestus’ Brother, Ares God of War. It’s no wonder they were so fatefully attracted to each other; he being the embodiment of everything male from his statuesque physique to his badass attitude and she being the essence of everything female from her outward beauty to her carnal desires. They were destined to fall in love. Who else could contend with and quench their fiery passions but each other? Who else could understand their wild ways and not be heartbroken at their inability to be faithful a lover? Who else lived their lives with as much passion and zeal as they?
There is a fine line between Love and Hate after all.
They took to the deep stillness of Ares’ forests for long nights of lovemaking, but one night they became careless when Aphrodite took Ares to her own bed. The one she shared with Hephaestus.
In the deep cover of the forest no one could see them, but as Helios, the Sun, rose the next morning and peered into Aphrodite’s bedroom window, he saw the two lovers and told Hephaestus who was so enraged he set a trap for Wife and his Brother. Knowing he wasn’t strong enough to best his Brother in battle, Hephaestus came up with a clever plan. He worked in his forge day and night until the trap was ready. The next time Aphrodite took Ares to their marriage bed, Hephaestus lay in wait to trap them in an unbreakable net. The heartbroken God of the Forge set his trap around the bed he shared with his Wife, whom he believed loved him, and ensnared Ares and Aphrodite in the act of making love. Hephaestus dragged them naked before off all the Gods who laughed at the adulterous couple, especially Ares, who always considered himself so cunning yet he’d been trapped by his disabled Brother who demanded payment and retribution for the offense. Yet, no amount of payment could ease his broken heart.
Once freed of their chains and shamed before all of the Gods Ares and Aphrodite went their separate ways for a while. Yet, as Love would have it, they found their way back to each other and carried on an affair that lasted long after Hephaestus’ death and that saw fruition in five children the most famous among them (according to more modern mythology) is Eros.
They stayed together, not as Husband and Wife, but as Friends and Lovers, two sides of the same coin, for the rest of Time. (x)
HISTORY MEME ♕ [1/1] war
The Wars of the Roses were a series of dynastic wars fought between supporters of two rival branches of the royal House of Plantagenet: the houses of Lancaster and York for the throne of England. They were fought in several sporadic episodes between 1455 and 1485, although there was related fighting both before and after this period. They resulted from the social and financial troubles following the Hundred Years’ War. The final victory went to a relatively remote Lancastrian claimant, Henry Tudor, who defeated the last Yorkist king Richard III and married Edward IV’s daughter Elizabeth of York to unite the two houses. The House of Tudor subsequently ruled England and Wales until 1603.
ORIGINAL FAIRY TALES AND THEIR NOT-SO-HAPPY ENDINGS ♛ Rapunzel (Persinette)
The tale goes that there was a girl of fairy decent. She was quite lovely, with onyx coloured skin and hair the color of polished gold. She was an orphan, and it’s said she was found in a Parsley patch by an older woman as an infant. She was named Persinette because of such fact. The Foster Mother was called Gothelle, and different variations have described her as everything from a Nyn to a Boreal to an Alf of some years. But whatever the race she is always described as a Mage; Gothelle placed Persinette in a tower with no doors and only one window, where she raised the girl. Depending on the region and the race ascribed to Gothelle her intentions for this can be benign or malevolent. The child, being of fairy parentage, grew ever more lovely as she aged, and was well cared for in the tower, such that she never though it to be akin to a prison. Her hair was never cut, though Gothelle made sure it was kept clean and brushed. On the eve of her 13th birthday, Persinette’s psionic powers began to take shape and she discovered the ability to control her hair. She could change it’s shape, it’s density and even it’s length. She could use it as she would extra limbs and hands. As teenagers do, she began to sneak out at night. She accomplished this by forming her hair into functional wings and flitting out the window.
It was during one of these outings that she met a young Princess (in some versions it’s a Prince) who heard her singing and became enamored with her. She showed her where she lived and he began to visit regularly. This continued until one evening when Gothelle came to brush Persinette’s hair and discovered that she had a particular kind of illness about her. Gothelle is enraged by the tryst and cruelly cuts Persinette’s hair off, banishing her from the tower and dooming her to a life wandering the wilderness. She uses then the cut hair to lure Persinette’s lover into the tower where a trap is sprung. She declared that he (or she) would never see the one they love again and cast them out the window of the tower and toward the sharp rocks and thorns below. However, Persinette arrived and saved her love before they met their deadly fate. She had used her control over her hair to will it into growing long again and had then flown on her golden wings back to the tower, where she caught the Princess as she fell towards her doom. She rebuked her Foster Mother for her cruelty, and after slaying Gothelle, left with her love to marry them and live freely in the castle for the rest of her days.
The Ulfhednar were a group of Viking warriors who originated from ancient Norse religious rites. The Ulfhednar wore wolf skins, and their own skin was black-died. Like the Berserkers, they preformed chants and rituals prior to battle, when, through adrenaline, they became 10 times stronger and faster, became immune to pain, and bled less.
Unlike normal berserkers, these warriors wielded no shields. They eventually merged with the Berserkers in name, yet continued to prefer their own methods.