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absencesrepetees · 2 months ago
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four roads (alice rohrwacher, 2021)
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midfandom · 2 years ago
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my favorite thing is how Robert’s irish accent kept messing up that one scene for him 😂
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100witches · 2 years ago
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1- Hecate
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1- Hecate
Greek Titan of Witches, Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Crossroads.
When I first began this project, I knew that I wanted to end with Hecate. She is simultaneously the final and the first, our alpha and omega of Witchcraft. She dominates popular witch lore, but you would never know it as she resides in the shadows, side plots, and brief mentions. Only when you seek her out does she reveal herself to you, lighting your path while casting shadows and ghosts. Many, if not all, modern Witches, Pagans, and Wiccans see Hecate as a Goddess of Witches, amongst other appropriate attributes, and continue her worship and reverence now several thousand years ongoing.
As is the case with most of Greek Mythology, Hecate has multiple origin myths and genealogies. This is most likely the result of her originating outside of the Greeks, and being adapted and merged with the existing pantheon. Most traditions have Hecate as the daughter of the Titans Perses, titan of destruction, and Asteria, titan of falling stars and nocturnal prophecy. Hecate was their only child, and was able to retain her powers post Zeus’ coup as she helped him fight the Giants. As child of Asteria, her grandmother was the Titan of the Moon, Phoebe, and her cousin was Olympian lunar all-star Artemis.
There are various stories in which Hecate plays a part. Her most notable and appropriate for this time of year, however, is her integral role in assisting Demeter’s search for her beloved daughter, Persephone. Upon Persephone’s decent into Hades, Hecate, through the light of her torches, helped Demeter discover her daughter in the underworld. As such, Hecate has become a chthonic Goddess, and Persephone’s yearly attendant and psychopomp to the underworld. Her position as gatekeeper and guide to Hades solidifies many of her numerous attributes.
Hecate is associated with ghosts, necromancy, and magic. She is identified with crossroads, torches, and dark hounds. She was a common household deity for the Athenian—her shrines placed in doorways and city gates to both protect from restless spirits and bestow blessings and safe passage. Her worship and cult was as extensive as her various attributes, with temples and shrines scattered across the Mediterranean. As a key figure in the Persephone saga, Hecate was integral in the ancient Eleusinian Mysteries, impacting secret societies and occult rituals to this day.
Out of all her characteristics, her association with the crossroads is perhaps the most pertinent to my series. Most often, we think of crossroads as the intersection of two roads, yielding four directions. This was not always the case, however, as it was more common to have a proverbial ‘fork in the road’, yielding three directions. This is the kind of crossroads in which Hecate resides. Her statues depict her in triplicity, forearms outstretched, holding torches, keys, serpents, daggers, etc. One face in each direction, Hecate is the arbiter of passages, and in this way is the consort of the God Hermes.
Hecate is one of the original Triple Goddesses of Witchcraft, if not the primordial one. Her triplicity has defined much of Modern Pagan theology, with her stance representing the three phases of the moon, Waxing, Full, and Waning (Maiden, Mother, Crone respectively). Her mythological genealogy as the granddaughter of Phoebe and cousin to Artemis has yielded Hecate as a Goddess of the Moon in her own right, most often known as the unseen phase of the moon, the New Moon (however she is just as often associated with all moon phases). In Greek/Roman Mythology, Hecate joins many lunar goddesses in addition to Phoebe and Artemis, including Selene and Diana. The five were often conflated, confused, and worshiped both in tandem and in conflict. This ever shifting, impossible to pin down, lunar association echos her transient nature of existing in the shadows.
Hecate is both mysterious and severe. Her face is hidden behind her torches, or on the dark side of the moon, however her presence is a constant. She is life, death, and rebirth. She is both light and dark magic. She was beloved in her association with rites of passage like childbirth, and feared in her role as Queen of Shades, present at the final rite of passage, death. Her nature has permeated my entire series in such a profound and indescribable way, I can only show you:
#93: Lilith— often worshiped by modern Pagans in tandem with Hecate #92: Circe: Daughter of Hecate #89, #54, #39: Bewitched: A common expression “For Hecate’s Sake!” Occurs throughout the show. #79: Aradia: Daughter of Lucifer and Diana. Often seen as the daughter of an amalgamated Diana-Hecate. #70: Medea: Priestess of Hecate #67: Charmed: The Halliwell Sisters: Appears in the episode “The Wedding from Hell” #56: Ceridwen: Often worshiped in tandem with Hecate as Dark Mothers by modern Pagans. . #52, #27: Practical Magic: The necromancy ritual the Owen’s Sisters perform, albeit pronounced incorrectly. “Black as night, erase death from our sight. White as light, Mighty Hecate make it right.” #10: Willow Rosenberg: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mentioned in several episodes and referred to as “Queen and Protectress of Witches.” #7: American Horror Story: Coven: Supreme Fiona Goode invokes Hecate “Come to me Hecate, Mother of Angels, Cosmic World Soul.” #5: The Weird Sisters: Macbeth: Hecate is their master
This list is pretty fitting for a Goddess whose name etymologically may mean “she that operates from afar.” She is seldom a central figure or even visible, however witches from the Owens to the Goodes, from Willow Rosenberg to Endora, invoke her name and ask for her spirit, guidance, and presence. Hecate, in many ways, is both the first witch, and the last. She is our alpha and omega. She is the embodiment of power and strength. As a Goddess of Witchcraft, she does not merely exist in the margins of society like the rest of us—She is the margin itself.
Hail Hecate.
“Hecate, Cerridwen. Dark Mother take us in. Hecate, Cerridwen. Let us be reborn.”  
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candy-crackpot · 2 years ago
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Because the curse mark is a pentagram Allen has been likened to Akuma numerous times, but the pentagram used to signify the five wounds of Christ in ancient times, negative meaning was only a 19th century occultist addition.
And then I tought: what if that pentagram is not just any pentagram but is actually the symbol of tetragrammaton?
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Tetragrammaton means "consisting of four letter" which was a way Herbrews reffered to God (YHWH). In the Japanese Romanisation, Allen's name is 'Aren'.
It's true that Allen in English is 5 letters but
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(May I point it out, I love the Easter Egg of 5341 which is the reverse of 14 and 35, 14th Noah after 35 years.)
And Allen himself is not the only one with 4 letters:
Adam
Mana
Neah
and Tyki who bears eerie close resemblence to Neah, who is said to be holding the key to the trith behind the war.
These 5 are closely related to the Millennium Earl, the 5 parts that might make up a whole, the truth: God.
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twixnmix · 3 years ago
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The Beatles photographed by Robert Whitaker at West Hampstead Studios in London, 1965.
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tikattu · 3 years ago
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tfw you’re just chillin and observing the divide with your pal and you see his face for the first time and the gay thoughts hit you haha am i right fellas
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i-heard-a-rumour · a year ago
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Klaus: hey Luther can you do me a favour real quick?
Luther: uh, sure, I guess?
Klaus: cool, I just need you to say "I'm gonna" loud enough for everyone to hear
Luther: okay, I'm gonna
Diego, Allison, Klaus, and Vanya: tAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD
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herbgerblin · a year ago
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Okay so my friend texted this earlier today and at first I was like, “lmao marvel comics.” But then I remembered ATTYPF, (by @anonymousalchemist & @marywhal) and I was SENT
Note: I did realize halfway through drawing this that I missread the original post but my point still stands.
Bonus blupjeans, as well as image descriptions under the cut:
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[ID: The first image is a screenshot of an old tumblr post. The initial caption reads: Marvel has been around long enough that at one time “solid dick” was slang for “straight talk.” Underneath is a panel from an old marvel comic. It depicts Iron man, with his arms crossed, saying, “Still brooding, eh? Maybe what you need is some solid dick from an Iron man!” Captain America looks back over his shoulder and replies, “Maybe I do, shellhead...Maybe I do.” The comments beneath the images read,  “I CAN’T BREATHE” (via aceofheartsu) and “If I ever stop reblogging this, just assume I’m dead” (via xylodemon).
The second image is a redrawing of the former. This time with Lup, a human woman with tan skin and shoulder length hair—with a buzzcut. She wears the MCU captain america suit. In the spot of iron man is instead Taako, with tan skin and long blonde hair up in a ponytail. He is dressed as the winter soldier. Taako says,”“Still brooding, eh? Maybe what you need is some solid dick from Iron man!” Lup replies with, “Maybe I do, solider...Maybe I do.”
The third image is a drawing of Lup and Barry. She is still dressed in the Captain America Suit. Barry has pale skin and short brown hair that is slightly greying. He wears glasses and the MCU Iron man suit. Lup’s arm is slug around Barry’s shoulder as she smiles coyly and says, “Hey, I could really use some solid dick right about now.” Barry looks taken utterly aback and is blushing profusely. End ID.]
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road-rhythm · a month ago
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My hobby is pausing TV shows to read the lorem ipsum text set people have provided for the background
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Wine Bottle, woke up in a secret vineyard. It was the tenth time it had happened. Feeling ridiculously puzzled, Wine Bottle grabbed a potato, thinking it would make him feel better (but as usual, it did not). Ever so extemporaneously, he realized that his beloved painting was missing! Immediately he called his enemy in training, Thomas Jefferson. Wine Bottle had known Thomas Jefferson for (plus or minus) 153 years, the majority of which were eccentric ones. Thomas Jefferson was unique. He was charismatic though sometimes a little… selfish. Wine Bottle called him anyway, for the situation was urgent.
Thomas Jefferson picked up to a very ecstatic Wine Bottle. Thomas Jefferson calmly assured him that most spotted wolf hamsters panic before mating, yet legless puppies usually earnestly grimace *after* mating. He had no idea what that meant; he was only concerned with distracting Wine Bottle. Why was Thomas Jefferson trying to distract Wine Bottle? Because he had snuck out from Wine Bottle's with the painting only five days prior. It was a curious little painting.
It didn't take long before Wine Bottle got back to the subject at hand: his painting. Thomas Jefferson belched. Reluctantly, Thomas Jefferson invited him over, assuring him they'd find the painting. Wine Bottle grabbed his rhinoceros and disembarked immediately. After […] the phone, Thomas Jefferson realized that he was in trouble. He had to find a place to hide the painting and he […]. He figured that if Wine Bottle took the spaceship, he had take [sic] at least five minutes before Wine Bottle […].
[…] any reasonable ideas. Thomas Jefferson was interrupted by four dimwitted roads that were […] Jefferson belched. 'Not again', [sic] he thought. Feeling concerned, he aimlessly reached for his live […] one of them. Apparently this was an adequate deterrent—the discouraged critters […] desert, squealing with discontent. He exhaled with relief. That's when he heard […].
[…] had to make an unscheduled stop at McDonald's to pick up a 12-pack of….
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Thomas Jefferson woke up in a secret vineyard. It was the second time it had happened. Feeling very concerned, Thomas Jefferson punched a ripened avocado, thinking it would make him feel better (but as usual, it did not). In a blinding moment of misguided bravado, he realized that his beloved painting was missing! Immediately he called his former cellmate, Wine Bottle. Thomas Jefferson had known Wine Bottle for (plus or minus) 200,000 years, the majority of which were curious ones. Wine Bottle was unique. He was clever though sometimes a little… stupid. Thomas Jefferson called him anyway, for the situation was urgent.
Wine Bottle picked up to a very unctuous Thomas Jefferson. Wine Bottle assured him that most legless puppies sneeze before mating, yet man-eating capybaras usually surreptitiously cringe *after* mating. He had no idea what that meant; he was only concerned with distracting Thomas Jefferson. Why was Wine Bottle trying to distract Thomas Jefferson? Because he had snuck out from Thomas Jefferson's with the painting only six days prior. It was a flamboyant little painting.
It didn't take long before Thomas Jefferson got back to the subject […] grimaced. Reluctantly, Wine Bottle invited him over, assuring him […] Jefferson grabbed his refrigerator and disembarked immediately. […] Bottle realized that he was in trouble. He had to find a place to hide […] aptly. He figured that if Thomas Jefferson took the neighborhood- […] take at least six minutes before Thomas Jefferson would get there….
Thank u Leverage this is the gr8est tale ever told between a Wine Bottle and a Thomas Jefferson I love it
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natroze · 2 years ago
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The four states of road trip: -disturbingly awake -awake but highly caffienated -deadass asleep -camping is probably his natural state of being
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oxymitch · 2 years ago
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Vision defeats Nyx with the power of creativity and using the Avengers database in the House of Ideas. 
- Avengers: No Road Home #10, 2019
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[peter and johnny stranded in the middle of nowhere]
Johnny: Hey, Pete, look on the bright side, at least things can't get-
[It starts pouring rain]
Peter: Excuse me, were you about to say "worse"?
Johnny: No.
Peter: No? You're sure?
Johnny: Definitely not.
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Southern Folklore and the Trouble of Passing Down
This post may not be of much interest to many, but I wanted to make something to point out the difficulty of taking passed down stories and folklore and translating it to usable practice and show why taking notes and conducting experiments with your practice is so necessary. As my example, here’s how to conjure the devil to you (according to Southern folklore):
 1. Go to a crossroads of four roads for nine consecutive mornings and on the ninth morning the devil will appear and you must physically fight him and, assuming that he let’s you go, he’ll ask your terms - what you want and for how many years you want on Earth before he comes for you. 
2. Go to a crossroads of nine roads for nine Sunday mornings and on the ninth the devil will appear and play music (with you? against you?) and ask what kind of earthly pleasures you want. 
3. Go to any public crossroads for nine consecutive mornings with a live black chicken and on the ninth the devil will meet you and teach you anything you want to know.
Now while I have no interest in conjuring the devil at a crossroads I’d have a hard time of it if I was. Although there are some consistent elements - the nine mornings spent at a crossroads - there's a lot of variation here, and this is a mild example of the kinds of wild variation in folk stories and magic practices. Ask five different individuals and you’ll likely end up with five slightly consistent but quite varied stories. In some instances it can be easy to see the main patterns and pull out the core elements from there, but in many cases it can be impossible to note any kind of consistency when it comes to what you’re actually supposed to do, not to mention all of the details that might be left out intentionally or unintentionally - are there words to speak while at the crossroads? is there a trick to besting the devil physically? is there a better time of morning to conduct this? etc. 
These kinds of unanswerable questions mark the moment where the individual practitioner must become a scientist willing to conduct multiple and varied experiments over time, documenting findings until they discover what works. And this is part of what makes witchcraft a practice, an ongoing constant search and series of experiments to locate results and effective methods and means through layers of misinformation and misunderstandings. So, if something isn’t working make note of it and turn to the experiment again. 
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