[sees a celebrity discuss being trans, genderqueer, gay, bi, queer, polyamorous, etc] neat! it’s cool that this person is using their platform to bring these conversations into the mainstream, and i like seeing them address it so openly. i hope they are doing this because they’re comfortable rather than because they feel obligated/outed. i enjoy seeing celebrities who live and love the way i do. i’m so glad that i can appreciate this individual’s perspective and presence, while also understanding that i do not know them & that i am only exposed to their public persona & that their thoughts/actions will never be a perfect mirror of my own. it’s so good to find value in what public figures do without becoming heavily emotionally invested in their public personas and politics
#okay this post ended up sounding more passive aggressive than intended but i really was just thinking about #liking celebrities without emotional investment. context was reading interviews with willow about polyamory #she practices it very similarly to how i do for many of the same reasons! #but despite having this in common i know basically nothing about the woman and am not a friend of hers #like it really is this easy to go 'hm. neat!' #instead of ascribing completely to either celebrity worship or Kill Them All #also gotta wonder if some of this is just getting older. cause i can tell the way i process feelings and attachments is like #MARKEDLY different age 25 than at age 16. or like. even age 20. #this is one of those procrastination posts because i tabbed away from my work and it was a mistake
Silent night, holy night
All is calm, i’m singing, all is bright
Round yon virgin mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Oh, sleep in heavenly peace
Silent night, holy night
Shepherds quake, oh, at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing alleluia
Christ the savior is born
Christ the savior is born
Silent night (such a silent night
Holy night (oh, what a holy, holy night)
Son of god (son of god)
Oh, love’s pure light (oh, what a lovely night)
Oh, now, radiant beams from thy holy face
Oh, with, with the dawn, the dawn of redeeming grace
Oh, jesus, lord at thy birth
Jesus, lord at thy birth
Mercyme – Silent Night via Christian Music Videos Online
Day 8: Find how your god has manifested in other religions than the one you are currently focused on. How have other cultures interpreted their energy?
Hermes' energy haven't been complety interpretated as other gods in the Greek Pantheon by other cultures because Hermes has too many aspects. So, I'll introduce you some gods and a curious character that vibe with some of Hermes works...
Nabu (at the top to the left): He's a god from Babilonian culture. The relation most of people observe with Hermes is about the writing. Nabu writes destiny, after all he is recognized as a literacy god and patron of scribes (also wisdom).
Odin (at the left but below): Odin is a Norse god of wisdom, magic, poetry and he has a connection with war-death. Why do people can relate with Hermes energy? Well, besides of magic, death and poetry, Odin is a traveler god and he shows this "humanistic" nature; they're between us.
Hermod (in the middle at the top): Another Norse god. In this case, there's a curious myth where he is sent by the Æsir to go through Helheim to take back Baldr to Asgard. People link him with Hermes because of the ease to travel to the death's world.
Hermes Trimegistus (in the middle of the picture): Not a god but a character origined by the syncretism of Hermes and Thot. For a long time, there was/is the belief Hermes Trimegistus existed but there are theories that he's just a fictional character in history because some people wanted to save alchemic literature and another kind of philosophy. This character develop a philosophical system called hermeticism. It's kinda critizice by some people, but I recomend if you're interested in magic or witchcraft to check out. Hermes energy in this character is very obvious besides the name, it's because you must decode images and texts to understand something, like another kind of translation.
Anubis (in the middle but below): An Egyptian god of death, embalbing and afterlife. Greeks related him to Hermes because both have a connection with death. There's a point in the history were both cultures syncretize and formed Hermanubis.
Thot (in the top at the right): Another Egyptian god, a god of wisdom, magic, writing and who judges the dead. This is a notorious link, because he shares many aspects of Hermes. Reason why Egyptians and Greeks assimilate both deities creating Hermes Trimegistus.
Yacatecuhtli (at the right but below): I know Aztecs are another culture and very far away from the others I told, but it was curious to me to find out he's an Aztec god of commerce and travels.
⭐ There's an honorifical mention I wanted to share too but I didn't add it in the picture because I didn't find any photos of this other Aztec god called Coccochímetl, a commerce god but of the bargain and exchange too.
That's everything for today, @4res. Hope you like it!!! I was thinking so much in other deities similar to Hermes, it was hard 😅
P. S. If there are some points where the information is wrong, you can tell me :)
This is a Loki icon that I bought from the Norseman Arts Etsy page. You can also follow him on Instagram. The owner of this store made the icon as a one-off project. There is a matching pendant he made for Loki, but I didn't feel called to buy it.
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