Black Gods and Goddesses [Greek] - Part 2
HEPHAESTUS - God of Fire, Metalworking, and Sculpture (Chadwick Boseman)
ARTEMIS - Goddess of the Moon, Hunt, Wilderness, and Virginity (Tessa Thompson)
APOLLO - God of Medicine, Music, Archery, and the Sun (Stromae)
DIONYSUS - God of Wine, Theater, and [Religious] Ectasy (Kendrick Lamar)
DEMETER - Goddess of Agriculture, Fertility, and the Harvest (The Viola Davis)
Hermes - God of Thieves and Travelers/Messenger of the Gods and Guide to the Underworld (Donald Glover)
MORPHEUS - God of Dreams and Sleep or CRONOS - God of Time (Morgan Freeman)
TERPSICHORE - Muse/Goddess of Chorus and Dance (Beyonce Knowles)
Part 2 of Black Gods and Goddesses [Greek]
There's probably going to be Part 3 and I may edit this one. I'm a little unsure of Hermes. I think Glover would be a good Pan, God of Wildnerness and Fertility 🤔 You can find Part 1 on my Dashboard or under the tag #blackgodsandgoddesses
A few things. One, idgaf about yt ppl complaining that im "stealing" their culture. Im a Black woman in the U.S. Our culture, creativity, and bodies are consumed and imitated by nonblack people around the globe. This is not that. If existing, I doubt gods or an other entity could be boxed in by human constructs of race or gender. (Also, are there not Black Greeks? Its an ethnicity or nationality,not a race, I-)
Secondly, about Hephaestus! People keep saying "isn't he ugly though?" While Im glad we all agree Chadwick Boseman was fine, I think the Smith's description was based in ableism that wanted to paint disability as undesirable; therefore, making it his marriage with Aphrodite an appropriate punishment for a goddess who was supposed to be one of the most beautiful and desirable among of the gods.
Im not about to scour the internet looking for a Black person to call "ugly," "lame", or "undesirable." Those are labels too often connected to Blackness and Black people. And unfortunately, there is a severe lack of Black disabled actors visible in media. I like Chadwick and there are other factors that led me to my "casting" decisions than looks alone. He was humble, hard-working, warm, and talented. I think its a great fit.
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gods & goddesses: the crone
The Crone represents the Goddess in Her aspect as Elder. She is the Wise Woman, the Witch and the Matriarch. The Crone is the Goddess of Death, and magic, and the Spirit realm. She is also the Goddess of Wisdom, visions, and guidance and the Great Sorceress Who creates her will through magic. As a Goddess of Transformation, the Crone is the Destroyer who dissolves outmoded forms, allowing new growth to occur, so the Crone deals with the end of cycles and death. She has been called the Terrible Mother, the Dark Mother and the Wise One and may be the least understood and feared of the three aspects.
Her color is black, the absorber of all light, and the color of darkness where all life rests before re-birth. Her season is winter and her Moon is the Waning Moon. Her symbols are Lantern of truth and wisdom.
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