Greek Mythology Aesthetics
“She’s a rarity of sorts, Pandia, but she’s such a beautiful sight, it more than makes up for that.”
Greek Mythology Aesthetics #123:
Pandia, Goddess of the Full Moon
Aphrodite: So what do you have planned for Valentine’s Day?
Aphrodite: That’s the spirit!
all these hades/persephone & orpheus/eurydice retellings/modernizations, where’s my Icarus retelling damnit
ok but percy jackson will be so easy to plan out for casting it’s literally all there and they know to plan for a younger anabeth and luke for backflashes and cast reyna when they get to season two knowing we’ll see her again(if it gets picked up for heroes of olympus)!!
Always trust your instincts because I had the urge to tell someone I hadn’t spoken to in a few days that I loved them and apparently it kept them alive, because they needed the reminder that they were loved.
So, always tell your friends you love them
Hades is totally that god that would enact revenge on Poseidon by simply unzipping his trousers and peeing in the ocean and chuckle as all the marine life die.
I want to talk about something about Hera and Zeus just briefly, about the cuckoo myth.
Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 17. 4 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
“The presence of a cuckoo seated on the sceptre [of Hera] they explain by the story that when Zeus was in love with Hera in her maidenhood he changed himself into this bird, and she caught it to be her pet [in order to seduce her].”
Pausanias, Description of Greece 2. 36. 1 :
“A mountain [near Halike in Argos], called in old days Thornax; but they say that the name was changed because, according to legend, it was here that the transformation of Zeus into a cuckoo took place. Even to the present day there are sanctuaries on the tops of the mountains : on Mount Kokkux (Cuckoo) one of Zeus, on Pron one of Hera.”
So, these are the two sources that exist for the cuckoo myth. Simple, to the point, and without much of any detail at all.
And yet there’s a lot out there goes with “he immediately transformed back and raped her and she was shamed into marrying him” (despite the fact that she can and has left him when she didn’t feel like putting up with him and he had to win her back). I know Zeus have done lots of questionable things, but a lot of the various sources can be translated differently and a lot of them don’t specify forcible sex (some of them absolutely do, and undeniably so), and this thing? Is one of them.
Can you speculate that “he immediately transformed back and raped her” was what happened? Sure, but that’s as un/supported as “he stayed a cuckoo for some time”, for example. And like, yes, this is trickery, but note that Zeus has turned himself into a small bird. This is no predator, no majestic eagle. He turns himself into something small and presumably helpless and lets himself be taken care of - he’s literally humbling himself for Hera. It could just as much be a rather sweet, roundabout sort of courting method after all her refusals!
I’m not sure why so many are interested to turn this into being about poor, beleaguered Hera being forced into a marriage from the start and Suffering through all of it, instead of it being built on some genuine bridge-building and common affection and love, even if they also have huge problems as a couple.
Zeus: you really think I’m the top dog?
Hades *without looking up from his work* : yes
Zeus: you think I’m the head-baller, shot- caller?
Hades: yeah, Zeus, I absolutely feel that way.
what is it about greek mythology that just makes the gays go nuts….
psychology revision, greek mythology and the sweet smell of burning palo santo 🤍🏺✨🧸
०२ जून २०२०, मुंबई
इतनी अधिक हो
और सम्भावनाओं में
कि तुमको चूमना
या अपने आप को देखना
बहुत मुश्किल हो गया है
शायद मैं भी किसी दिन
नारसिसस की तरह मारा जाऊँगा.
Am I the only one who’s tired of seeing skinny Aphrodite and short haired Apollo? Give Aphrodite some thicc and Apollo his long flowy hair, cowards.
My friend: okay, hear me out, Deity themed Build-A-Bears. A little owl one for Athena, and a bear for Artemis, it would be so cute and you could take comfort in them and meditate holding them and it would be different and devotional!
Me, looking at my bank account and sobbing: STOP I CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY 14+ BUILD-A-BEARS EVEN IF THAT SOUNDS AMAZING