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  • djohnhopper
    16.05.2021 - 12 minutes ago

    FAVOURITE BOOKS: Writer: Bettany Hughes.

    Title: Venus and Aphrodite: History of a Goddess (2019).

    Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before the Ancient Greeks conceived of this voluptuous blonde, she existed as an early spirit of fertility on the shores of Cyprus -- and thousands of years before that, as a ferocious warrior-goddess in the Middle East. Proving that this fabled figure is so much more than an avatar of commercialised romance, historian Bettany Hughes reveals the remarkable life story of one of antiquity's most potent myths.Venus and Aphrodite brings together ancient art, mythology, and archaeological revelations to tell the story of human desire. From Mesopotamia to modern-day London, from Botticelli to Beyoncé, Bettany Hughes explains why this immortal goddess continues to entrance us today -- and how we trivialise her power at our peril.

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  • idk-what-im-doing-here
    16.05.2021 - 18 minutes ago

    Men: *exist*

    The Hunters of Artemis:

    #not just them #the hunters of artemis #percy jackson #the heroes of olympus #percy jackon and the olympians #the trials of apollo #thalia grace#greek mythology#zoe nightshade
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  • ladyeliserose
    16.05.2021 - 23 minutes ago

    Persephone Girl Playlist:

    Persephone by Tamino

    Cherry by Lana Del Rey

    Sweet Ophelia by Zella Day

    Born to the night by Ava Max

    World away by tonight alive

    Cosmic love by Florence + the machine

    Runaway by Bon Jovi

    Body by SYML

    Alejandro by Lady Gaga

    Milk and cookies by Melanie Martinez

    Pomegranate seeds by Julian Moon

    Seven devils by Florence + the machine

    Ain’t no rest for the wicked by Cage the Elephant

    Dancing with the devil by Breaking Benjamin

    Where’s my love alt version by SYML

    I will follow you into the dark by Deathcabforcutie

    Queen by Loren Grey

    Undisclosed desires by muse

    I’m a ruin by MARINA

    A handsome stranger called death by FOE

    Breath of life by Florence + the machine

    War of hearts by Ruelle

    Afterlife by XYLO

    Raise hell by DOROTHY

    Six feet under by Billie Eillish

    Yellow Flicker Beat by Lorde

    Judas by Lady Gaga

    Fear and loathing by MARINA

    Young God by Halsey

    Lilith by Ellise

    Dark Doo Op by MSMR

    Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey

    Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

    Eyes on fire by Blue Foundation

    Devils backbone by the Civil Wars

    Black magic woman by VCTRYS

    To be human by MARINA

    Take me to church by Jasmine Thompson

    Bones by MSMR

    Gods and monsters by Lana Del Rey

    Three witches by the pierces

    Love song for a vampire by Annie Lennox

    Edge of seventeen by Stevie Nicks

    Never let me go by Florence + the machine

    Ashes by Madi Diaz

    We fell in love in October by girls in red

    Bella’s lullaby by Carter Burwell

    Phase me out by VERITÉ

    Sing of the moon by The Collection

    Joke’s on you by Charlotte Lawerence

    Jerome by Zella Day

    Bad girls by M.I.A

    Wild flower by The Cult

    Baby by Cannons

    Good days by SZA

    Pray to god by HAIM

    Empire by Shakira

    Jocelyn by Maddison Beer

    Sweet but psycho by Ava Max

    Graveyard by Halsey

    Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

    Sweet Child O Mine by Guns N Roses

    Go forth and rule hell x

    #dark academia#greek mythology #greek goddess aesthetic #greek goddesses#greek goddess#persephone aesthetic #hades and persephone #persephone #hades and kore #hades aesthetic#lore olympus#circe#goddess athena#athena aesthetic#athena#hecate aesthetic#hecate#artemis aesthetic#artemis#hera aesthetic#hera #goddess of spring #queen of underworld #proserpina #queen of hell #the song of achilles #sabrina the teenage witch #sabrina spellman #the secret history #lana del rey
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  • qwffy
    16.05.2021 - 1 hour ago

    Achilles when he doesn't get enough attention on the battlefield so he goes to Patroclus:

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  • kunoichi96
    16.05.2021 - 2 hours ago

    Page Turner: Circe

    As a fiend for all things related to Greek mythology, it was only a matter of time before I read this book. I was a bit worried as I have been stung by overhyped books before. Thankfully, Circe was not only able to live up to the hype, but I thought it was better than promised. Circe by Madeline Miller is a retelling of The Odyssey but from Circe’s perspective. We follow her as she grows up,…

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    #Circe #Circe by Madeline Miller #Greek Mythology#Madeline Miller#Mythology#Page Turner #Page Turner: Circe
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  • slothyblu
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    If no-one treats you like how Orpheus treated Eurydice , I guess he doesn't deserve you.

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  • afanoffandom
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    I was gonna do something when i got like 100 followers but i still haven't finished at 123 lmao

    #its a greek mythology thing
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  • the1999kid
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    “𝐀 𝐠𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚 𝐜𝐚𝐠𝐞.”

    ― 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐞
    Art by Daniel Bilmes
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  • blithesag
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    “but in solitary life, there are rare moments when another soul dips near yours, as stars once a year brush the earth. such a constellation was he to me”

    circe - madeline miller

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  • the1999kid
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    “I thought once that gods are the opposite of death, but I see now they are more dead than anything, for they are unchanging, and can hold nothing in their hands.” -

    𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐞

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  • the1999kid
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    “It is a common saying that women are delicate creatures, flowers, eggs, anything that may be crushed in a moment's carelessness. If I had ever believed it, I no longer did.”

    - 𝐌𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫, 𝐂𝐢𝐫𝐜𝐞

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  • the1999kid
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    "𝐇𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐞𝐭𝐬. 𝐀𝐬 𝐢𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐛𝐞 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐰𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐩.”-

    𝑴𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝑴𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒓, 𝑪𝒊𝒓𝒄𝒆

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  • tsoad
    16.05.2021 - 3 hours ago

    I heard the great hall before I saw it, the sound of hundreds of voices banging against stone walls, the clatter of goblets and armor. The servants had thrown open the windows to try to dampen the sound; they had hung tapestries, wealth indeed, on every wall. I had never seen so many men inside before.

    Not men, I corrected myself. Kings.

    - The Song of Achilles

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  • aqua-regia009
    16.05.2021 - 4 hours ago

    Nymph Preserving the Head of Orpheus by Luke Hillestad

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  • martinskis-lydias
    16.05.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Love being told that the degree I’m working towards is going to be useless once I graduate

    #thanks dad #I’m already struggling #that definitely makes it easier #school#history #I was telling him about the Greek mythology I’m learning #and he was like this is going to be useless In ThE rEaL wOrLd #and I honestly don’t believe that #because the more I study history #the more I see it repeat itself or inspire and therefore return #and I tried to explain that #but he just kinda laughed and shut it down #sometimes I hate that nobody in my friends or family is into the stuff I’m into #because I just want to share it with people that get as excited as me #there are people that talk to me about it and remember and stuff #but it’s not the same #shut up alex
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  • idiotic-brainspark
    16.05.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Percy Jackson's Persephone: An Analysis

    Pssh, Persephone, right? Queen of the Underworld, Bringer of Death, the one Hades will do anything for? She's awesome!

    Except... Not so much in the PJO universe. Not to say she isn't awesome there either, but Persephone doesn't appear much there.

    (the movies don't count. Fuck the movies)

    In fact, her major appearance in the books, is in the short story The Sword of Hades, which centers around Persephone sending Nico, Percy and Thalia to retrieve a stolen sword that was meant to be a new symbol of power for Hades. This is important because a symbol of power has great status in the Olympian world, and could be seen as Hades trying to gather up more power than his brothers.

    We find out at the end of the story, that Hades didn't ask for that sword to be made. In fact, it was made even though he had forbidden it. Because Persephone believed that he deserved more power. This was a ploy by Persephone to get more power for them.

    Does this make her a selfish person? Or even a remotely bad person? I mean, the story makes it seem that way. But I believe Persephone was acting on a pretty well established characterization of herself. So that's what I'm doing here, defending her actions, or at the very least rationalizing them, and giving input as to what kind of person she is in the Percy Jackson lore.

    Please remember that the gods aren't always nice people, and are capable of doing very amoral things, but you still like them, okay?


    Okay, so, chronologically, her story starts with her mother. Most importantly, how Demeter is incredibly doting on her, to a worrying extent. In fact, in Percy Jackson and the Greek Gods, it's mentioned because of this, she has the general disposition of a bratty child. And it's only when Hades takes her away that she actually starts making mature decisions.

    We see this sort of thing happening in front of us in The Last Olympian, where Demeter's constantly ripping into her for all her choices, despite Persephone's attempts at making her stop.

    Mythologically speaking, Persephone isn't even called Persephone when she's with her mother on the surface. She's called Kore, or Maiden. She's literally another person when she's in her presence.

    Then comes the problem of her children. Now, Persephone doesn't have many children in the mythology itself. She has four possible children, one of whom (Makaria, goddess of blessed death) is only offhandedly mentioned. Though it should be considered that she's a psychopomp, or person who guides souls to the afterlife, and has been since she was very young.

    Zagreus is another child, he's kinda well known, though he doesn't appear in the books. Hera gets the Titans to eat him when it turns out that Zagreus was probably gonna be the next Olympian king. They have to get a mortal woman to give birth to him again. (Long story)

    Melinoe, actually does appear in the books, and funnily enough it's in the same Sword of Hades short story Persephone's first major role was in. She's jumped ship to the Titans and actually helped Ethan Nakamura to get away with her father's new sword.

    Then there's Ploutos, who's parentage is heavily debated on to this day. (It probably contains either Tyche, Demeter, Persephone, Zeus, Hades) but he's the god of wealth, and Zeus ends up blinding him to ensure he can't discriminate in distribution of wealth.

    I feel like we're sensing a pattern here. Time and time and time again, politics has taken over to prevent Persephone from being happy.

    Her husband is constantly shat on by the rest of the pantheon. Her children become stepping stones or pawns or traitors. Her mother treats her like a child.

    So why shouldn't she be allowed to be bitter?? Why should she be condemned for being ambitious?? For wanting power???

    Underneath all the poise and grace, I think she's just hurt, and bitter, and understands more than Hades that conflict is necessary.

    The Underworld is a difficult place to manage. It's larger and more expensive than the domain of the other two. He's having trouble keeping up, and needs that extra power. Being the firstborn son, Hades has the right to rule Olympus. He's more suited to, in fact. But he doesn't. And that makes her angry. Because Zeus is a terrible ruler.

    So she's doing it for him. She has the ambition that Hades is missing. She dabbles in the politics Hades refuses to participate in. So why would shouldn't she have that power??? It doesn't make her a bad person.

    #pjo#analysis#greek mythology#persephone#hades#percy jackson #nico di angelo #Melinoe #sword of hades #demigod diaries #percy jackson and the greek gods #no really would love to hear your thoughts on this
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  • khaosandbees
    16.05.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Honestly fuck Agamemnon

    #tagamemnon#ancient greece#greek mythology #yes im salty about a war that happened 3000 years ago #trojan war
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  • voidstilesplease
    16.05.2021 - 6 hours ago

    Achilles receives the news of Patroclus' death

    How it is:

    How it is:

    Sing, O muse, of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. || Troy (2004), dir. Wolfgang Petersen // The Song of Achilles (2011), Madeline Miller

    #patrochilles #if we ever get a tsoa film adaptation at all #i would love to see Achilles descend into MAD fury and grief over Patroclus's death as if he want to just die then and there too #like how it should be #the song of achilles #tsoa#madeline miller#greek mythology#troy (2004)#patroclus#achilles #achilles x patroclus #academia#dark academia#books#bookish#bookblr#bibliophile#book quotes#quotes #late to the party woes
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  • greekthemyths
    16.05.2021 - 7 hours ago

    Mortal woman: *exists*


    #greek mythology#greek gods #greek myth memes #incorrect greek gods #incorrect greek mythology #mythology#Zeus#io#semele#danae
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  • greekthemyths
    16.05.2021 - 7 hours ago

    Patroclus: *dies*


    #the trojan war #achilles#patroclus#greek mythology#greek gods #greek myth memes #incorrect greek gods #incorrect greek mythology #Odysseus#Agamemnon#diomedes#menelaus
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