day 14: luna 🌖
day 14: luna 🌖
Yesterday was the day I officially introduced myself to Aphrodite.
I set up a working space with her statue and prayer beads. I lit some vanilla incense and her pink cherry blossom candle. I also had a ring that I had decided to dedicate to her as devotional jewelry. Then I just kind of talked to Her - I have no idea if I did it “right” or not. But it felt . . right
After I was done introducing myself and telling Her why I want to work with Her I dedicated a silver heart spoon ring I had to Her. I had it siting in my cleansing bowl (The large glass container directly behind Aphrodite) over night. I cleansed it with the incense and then held it between my hands while I thought about all the reasons I wanted to carry something the I felt would connect me to Her. What it would remind me of throughout the day when I felt it on my finger or saw it.
I closed by thanking Her and then leaving Her an offering of water mixed with some raspberry syrup.
Demeter when she found out Zeus let Persephone be taken:
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Horus & Thoth Battle Spirits
"C'mon dude! Fairies aren't real!" The demigod laughed at the petite boy who held elvish features.
"C'mon dude! Demigods aren't real!" The buff demigod could only stare in shock at the young child.
Hera: Athena, how about you read five books before you buy more?
Athena: That’s far too long a wait.
Hera: Alright then two.
Zeus: Wow, you make me look harsh.
Please don’t repost or copy this dialogue. You didn’t come up with it, and doing either isn’t as flattering as you might think.
Ariadne, looking at bunny: ew
Me: why ew?
Ariadne: it looks like *bluescreens* the spices you put in to make gingerbread
Me: gingerbread isn't made with spice
Ariadne: THEN HOW ARE YOU MAKING IT GINGERBREAD
Godtober Day 16: Artemis
+ few titans for my two titan fanatics <3
꧁ ˙ ∙ 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗺𝘀𝘀𝗴 . . . helo i am a lil confused !! will we be able to pick ANY god or is it just the big ones u listed in a previous ask? sorry im stupid:((((((
any god ! your only limit is the fact that the gods must be greek. we encourage minor gods , which is why we’ve compiled a long list of them in our navi
Inktober 2021 day 15: helmet
Discord for witches !! This is a safe space and a judgment free zone where you don't have to worry about gatekeepers, people fear mongering, or spreading misinformation.
Cute matching pfp's
Nico loves kisses and shit from will but hates when other people because he's "the scary son of hades" and he likes keeping that title so people won't come up to him because he has social anxiety probably and that's why he hates people coming up to him.
Summary: Felix has promised his mother, Demeter, that he would never leave her no matter what. But he has kept a secret from her: a forest nymph who he loves more than life itself. He knows he shouldn’t enable his mother’s toxic possessiveness, but he’s still scared to tell her about the one he loves. Will anyone ever be able to stand up to Demeter?
Pairing: Felix Lee X Reader
Genre: Fluffyish Oneshot
Word Count: 3023
Warning: Yelling and toxic parental behavior (ends happy)
Taglist: @esmeraysoath @soulangel @weuschoiceheart @starlit-serenade @rai-scutum
Demeter means well. That is what Felix tells everyone who meets his mother. Sure, she may be a little temperamental and a bit touched in the head, to put it lightly. But really, she does mean well. Of course, he knows he shouldn’t be apologizing for her behavior, but what else could he do? She was a titan, and a powerful one at that. He was just a demigod and he loved her too much. Sometimes all he could do was simply knuckle under her punches and pick up the pieces when she fell apart.
Now, on the rare occasions when Felix could leave his mother for a spell, it was his turn to collect the mail. Most of the letters were wishes meant for Demeter, but every so often, the children that still lived with Demeter would receive mail as well. Sifting through the more important letters, Felix’s older sister came bounding up to him, a look of hopefulness on her face.
“Any from him?” She asked.
Nodding, he smiled at her, offering her a pristine envelope. “There’s also one from our beloved cousin, Seungmin, as well. If you’re at all interested in what he has to say, that is.”
“You can read it first.” She mumbled, staring lovingly at the envelope in her hand, as if it were the most precious treasure in the world. “He’s invited me to the Underworld next winter. Hopefully Demeter will be kinder to the idea of us being together by then.”
“Hopefully.” He mused, looking at the rather rumpled envelope from Seungmin. He wasn’t as particular about appearances like Hongjoong was, but the thought was still touching.
“Felix, you should come with me!” His sister gushed, grabbing his arm before bouncing on the balls of her feet like a child. “I hear it’s not as dark and drafty down there as you might think! It’ll be like a vacation! Won’t that be fun?”
He bit his lip. “I don’t know. Someone should really look after mom…”
Sighing, she shot back, “Felix, all you ever do is look after mom and her crazy mood swings. When are you going to do something for yourself? C’mon, just one winter in the Underworld will do you some good. Maybe then you’ll be able to think about yourself for once.”
“Look,” He tried to explain, upset he had to explain it to his sister who knew what Demeter was like. “She’s our mother, whether you like it or not. She’s just afraid of losing more of her children, that’s all. She’s afraid they’re going to keep leaving her.” He explained.
His sister shook her head with disdain. “You need to stop giving her excuses for her rotten behavior. It’s not right and we both know it. We have to grow up and fly from the nest sooner or later. We can’t stay with her forever. Please, Felix, I beg of you, try and do something for yourself. Come with Seungmin and I, please.”
Biting his lip, he was about to agree when he remembered the fiasco from a couple of seasons ago with his sister, Hongjoong, their mother. Instead, he shook his head. “I can’t. I have a responsibility to stay with her, whether you like it or not. But you and Seungmin can tell me all about it when you return, alright?”
Sighing, she gave a solemn nod. “Very well. I’ll write to Hongjoong and inform him of your decision. I hope you don’t come to regret it.”
“I will try not to.” He attempted a light-hearted smile, but she didn’t return it.
“You’re a dutiful son, Felix.”
He didn’t know what to say to that. She was right, but the slight malice in her words still cut at his heart. Instead, he turned on his heel and said, “I’m going to go write to Seungmin.”
She nodded and he left her to sigh lovingly at the precious letter in her hand from her beloved. Felix felt bad for her, knowing that she just wanted to spend time away from her mother with her cousin, but he couldn’t do it. If anything happened to his mother, he would feel personally responsible. He always felt like he was in charge of his mother’s well-being and it was not a role he took lightly. His mother had a fragile mind and needed tending to as often as possible. He couldn’t just leave her. To her, he was her golden child.
But, not every golden child is so pristine. Contrary to popular belief, Felix himself has secrets he keeps from Demeter and he prays that she will never, ever find them out.
Instead of going to write to Seungmin, Felix made a detour into a thick copse of trees, where the sun barely shone. However, it still managed to peek through some twisted branches devoid of leaves, illuminating a clearing in the woods. There, his secret was waiting for him. Upon arriving, he broke into a big grin and chuckled.
The girl, with her hair decorated in a layer of delicate frost, turned to look at Felix with a giant smile painted on her face. “Hello to you too, my sunshine. I thought you weren’t going to show.”
He shrugged. “It was my turn to get the mail.”
She perked up at his words, her smile getting impossibly brighter and warming his heart. “Mail? Did Seungmin send you something? Can you read it to me please?”
Laughing, Felix sat down next to what was once a small pool of water, but now was covered in a thick sheet of ice that could probably support both of their weight. “Of course, sweetheart.”
The two of them sat, nestled together, as he read the letter to her. Seungmin had written about all of the different spirits he met down in the Underworld and all their interesting stories. He also asked Felix if he would join him in the Underworld next winter, telling him that he was sure Felix’s sister would go to be with Hongjoong. The request had made the girl sitting next to him excited, like a child receiving candy and toys for no reason.
“Felix, sunshine, you should go! It sounds like so much fun to be able to go to new places like that! Then you can tell me about your stories and not the ones your cousin Seungmin tells you.” She gushed, flopping onto her back before giving a dreamy sigh. “What I wouldn’t give to be able to leave this place.”
Felix sighed, understanding what she was really saying behind her excited words. If he thought his life was bad, this girl was a forest nymph, which meant she couldn’t leave her forest. All she has ever seen were the same trees and pool of water her whole life. She was bound to this forest whether she liked it or not, giving him no room to complain about Demeter.
“I would, but I have my mother to take care of. So, I have to stay here.” He explained.
She gave him a weird look. “What? Sunshine, what does your mother have to do with anything?”
Felix rubbed the back of his neck awkwardly, unsure of how to explain his mother to someone who didn’t really know who she was. “Well, my mom is kind of capricious and if someone doesn’t stay behind to take care of her when she has one of her mood swings, she could basically, in essence, cause an eternal winter until one of her children comes back to subdue her.”
Frowning, she replied, “That doesn’t sound good at all. Have you told her that you’ll come back no matter what happens down there?” There was a small pause before she muttered under her breath. “At least, I’d like to think you’d come back.”
“Of course I’d come back.” Felix took her hand in his before pressing a soft kiss to it, making her giggle and blush. “I’ll always come back home to you, Y/n.”
She smiled sincerely at him and squeezed his hand back. “You’re too sweet to me, sunshine. Sometimes I wish you weren’t. You deserve to be with someone who can go anywhere and do anything-”
“Hey.” He cut her off, placing a hand on her cheek and stroking it with his thumb. “I love you so very much and I will always love you. I will never leave you, no matter what happens or who dares to try and get in my way. I promise you, I’m yours forever, come hell or high water.”
Again, she smiled sweetly, leaning into his touch. “Really, you are too sweet to me.”
“And I’m glad it’s me that’s too sweet to you.”
She chuckled before getting serious with him. “But really, sunshine, if you want to go see your family, don’t let your mother stop you. You deserve to be with your family, and your mother shouldn’t get in your way, know matter how crazy she gets. Besides, you shouldn’t have to be her personal babysitter. You are allowed to have your own life and at least one of us should live a full one.”
He sighed. “I know but-”
“FELIX! FELIX WHERE ARE YOU! FELIX!” A woman’s voice shrieked near the edge of the forest.
His blood froze and he quickly stood up, a frantic look on his face. “I’m so sorry Y/n, sweetheart, I have to go. I’ll be back tonight, I promise. Just, I have to go.”
“Oh, okay, bye!” She called after him, a note of sadness in her voice. However he didn’t have time to think about that. His mother needed him and he needed to be there for her. So without acknowledging her unhappiness at his sudden departure, he raced off to the edge of the woods.
It didn’t take long for him to find Demeter, as she was currently sobbing in the middle of a field, dark clouds circling overhead. Felix’s heart hurt seeing her cry. He knelt down to her level, before engulfing her in a hug. Neither of them said anything for a long time until her cries died down a bit.
Felix then softly asked in a soothing voice as he held her close, “What happened? What’s wrong?”
“Did you know that your sister is going to the Underworld next winter with Persephone and Seungmin?” Demeter’s voice quivered, bordering on frantic, and she looked up at him with fear in her aged eyes. “Are you going to leave me too?”
He quickly shook his head. “No, mother, I’m not going to the Underworld with them But I think she should go with him. I’m sure she’ll come back when winter is over. I don’t think Persephone or Hades will allow her to stay down there for eternity, just like they don’t allow Seungmin to stay. She’ll come back, I know it.”
“No! She is going to leave me! Just like Persephone did! You all leave me! I don’t want to be left behind again!” She started to sob again and Felix held her tight. Again, he knew better than to keep making excuses for her clingy behavior, but what could he do? She was still his mother and he had an obligation to protect and care for her, no matter what.
Remembering what his sister said to him earlier that day, Felix decided to explain the situation to her. She at least deserved that much. “Mother, I’m not going to leave you, but if I’m being completely honest with you, some of us need to go out into the world and be our own people. We can’t stay here in your garden forever. However, even though we leave the nest, we’ll never forget you and we’ll always come back home to you. I promise you that.”
She shook her head wildly, shaking his shoulders in the process. “NO! NO, NO, NO! You’re going to leave me just like Persephone, like Seungmin, like your sister! You’re going to leave me forever just like everyone else I have ever loved! I will not stand for it! You will never leave me!”
“Mother! I just told you I’m not going to leave you!” For the first time in his life, Felix could taste the bitter sourness of anger in his mouth. His usually calm temper was quickly spiking with the heat of frustration. “I have been by your side all my life! I have never once been anywhere on my own or learned anything about myself without you breathing down my neck! I’ve been taking care of you more than myself! I don’t know what’s out there beyond the garden or what life is like for normal people! Letters don’t count! I want to experience everything my life has to offer and Y/n agrees with me!”
“Who’s Y/n?” Her voice was quiet and calm, unlike her previous loud cries.
He realized that he had just made the worst mistake of his life.
Gulping, he tried to pick his next words carefully. “Y/n is a forest nymph I met a while ago. But that’s not-”
“YOU HAVE BEEN GALAVANTING WITH A FOREST NYMPH BEHIND MY BACK? FELIX HOW COULD YOU! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME! NOW YOU’VE GONE AND FOUND SOMEONE WHO WILL TAKE YOU AWAY FROM ME JUST LIKE HADES DID TO PERSEPHONE! LIKE HONGJOONG HAS DONE TO SEUNGMIN AND YOUR SISTER! YOU’RE LEAVING ME NOW YOU WICKED BOY!”
Demeter continued screaming and crying and even weakly hitting him in the chest. He just stood there and took it all. He was still so frustrated with himself that he betrayed his lover to his mother when he promised he would never tell her. However, he wasn’t worried about himself. He was more worried about Y/n. His mother could do anything to hurt her, whether by her hands or by using another god’s power. He couldn’t allow himself to stand by and watch the one he loves the most get hurt because he accidentally spilled his secret.
“WELL? SAY SOMETHING FELIX!” She screeched.
There was a brief pause before he spoke.
“Don’t hurt her.”
His mother paused, her tears halting for a brief moment. “Wh-what?”
Clasping his hands in front of him, he sank to his knees and his own tears started to flood into his eyes. “Please, I beg of you, don’t hurt her. I will do whatever it is you ask of me, just please don’t harm her. I will stay with you and never leave your side for as long as I live if that’s what it takes. I won’t complain or leave ever. But Y/n is everything to me and I will never, ever, ever forgive you if you hurt her.” He paused to take in a shaky breath. “I love her. Please, mother, spare her, please.”
Demeter stared at her son, as if seeing him for the first time. He could see the shock in her face as clear as day. Never once in her life did she ever see him get so angry and desperate ever. It made her heart hurt to see him like this. What had she done to her son, to her beautiful, sunshiney son who was nothing but good to her her whole life?
Before he knew it, his mother’s arms were around him, almost crushing him. “Felix. I don’t know what to say.” She breathed, her voice sounding more frail than it ever had been before. She didn’t sound sad or broken like always; she sounded broken. “I didn’t know.”
It was his turn to be shocked. “What?”
She pulled back, her eyes wet with tears yet again. “I didn’t realize you felt that way, about Y/n, about your life, about everything. I should have known. I should have seen how unhappy you and your sister and all my other children were. I was just so scared that I would be left behind and forgotten. I should have known what I was really doing was pushing you all away. I’m sorry. I’m so, so, so sorry. I know my apologies can’t make up for what I have done all these years, but that’s all I can give to you right now. I will strive to do better in the future, but for now, all I can do is apologize.”
“Shh.” He whispered, hugging her again. “It’s okay, mother. I forgive you.”
Demeter cried. Not her usual loud, obnoxious sobs, but a soft, almost peaceful cry. “Thank you, thank you, thank you. I do not deserve you, my son.” She repeated over and over again.
“I love you mother.”
“I love you so very much, Felix.”
They stayed like that for what felt like hours. Eventually, Demeter pulled back, dried her tears, and huffed at her son. “Well, now that I know about her, I would very much like to meet the love of your life. I’ve met your sister’s and when Seungmin returns, I’d like to meet his love he has spoken about in his letters. But for now, I want to meet the forest nymph that has captured my sunny boy’s heart.”
Felix could feel his heart fill with love for his mother and his cheeks warm at her words. He stood up before offering out his hand. “It would be my honor, mother. I’ll show you the way.”
Her hand in his, he led her into Y/n’s forest, telling her as much as he could about the one he loved before she met her. When they were close to her pool of water, she stopped him. “I don’t know Felix. I’m still scared that if I allow this, you’ll leave me.”
With a soft sigh, he gave her a small smile. “Don’t worry mother, I promised you I will never leave you and I will keep that promise.”
And with that, he brought her into the clearing where Y/n was sitting next to the pool of ice. She turned to see Demeter and Felix before smiling and bowing her head out of respect. “Hello. It’s so nice to finally meet you.”
spent the entire day working on these two paintings and just made this set of 2 prints available on my etsy shop. I like how they turned out :) 💕