Hades: *creates a bident*
Poseidon: *creates a trident*
Hades: *creates a bident*
Poseidon: *creates a trident*
- he has , like , ten dogs and his therapist has been begging him to stop
- While Hades mildly dislikes Ares due to all the souls he sends to the Underworld they still puppy sit for each other and their dogs play together every Sunday
- When he is actually home at Olympus he spends seventeen + hours of the day sleeping
- he suffers from PTSD and has many nightmares
- he tries to remain cool, but has a flower crown on a lot of the time
- he is prone to leaving meatings half way through to cry for five minutes and come back acting like nothing happened
- he still hasn’t figured out a work life balence
- Him and Athena are actually quite good friends. She goes to him on Fridays and she will rave on about a legal dispute she has been suffering from. He will weigh in here and there, but never tell her his opinion. He will offer snacks, though. When she leaves he says “I trust you to make the right decision as always.”
- He thinks of Hades as a friend, but Hades thinks of him as merely a work friend which has led to very awkward conversations
- he litterally gets one hour of sleep and his application for an apprentice has been pending for 6 years
- is average looking for a mortal, but the rest of the Olympains are so unnaturally beautiful he’s considered ugly
- thrives off of self loathing and thinks everyone hates him when they litterally couldn’t cares less
- has frightened himself when working in the workshop too late at night when spotting a monster shaped machine he made from the corner of his eye too many times
- ended up talking to his hammer and naming it
- he has watched the Little Mermaid on repeat because his grandson has a starting role
- surprisingly aesthetic Instagram
- is the type to get you presents for your birthday the litteral day before “I saw this kitten shaped waffle maker and thought of you”
- Hestia will wake up and bake cookies for breakfast and while people have tried to express that this isn’t a good eating habits they are never able to because she ends up giving them some before they can say it
- Morpheus is in constant sad boy hours ™
Pandora (the ‘all-gifted’), first mortal woman according to Hesiod.
She was sent by Zeus as a gift to Epithemus. She brought a box which, when opened, released all world’s evils. Only 'hope’ remained. (Victorian painting)
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The story of Pandora came into prominence in Theogony, the epic poem of Hesiod, written in the 8th century BC.
The myth dates back to the first centuries of humanity, just after the Titanomachy, the Great War between the Titans and the Olympians.
It is interesting to note that the reference to Pandora’s Box came only in the 16th century from Erasmus of Rotterdam.
The bottom line is that the entire story about Pandora was fabricated.
It may be considered as a misogynist stand that the creation of woman was the harbinger of all evil on this world.
All started from a gathering of the gods where the Titans were also invited.
The gathering had been organized to decide who would be favored with the better portion of a sacrifice.
Prometheus, the Titan who later stole the fire from the Gods and gave it to humanity, had deviously presented the sacrifice in such a manner that Zeus chose the portion that looked more appealing when in fact, it was just bones presented in a tempting manner.
Outraged at this mockery, Zeus decided to take revenge and get even with Prometheus.
Zeus charged Hephaestus, the god of smiths and master of crafts, with creating a dazzlingly beautiful woman, one that would appear irresistible to either god or man.
To accomplish this feat, Aphrodite, the goddess of love, posed as a model for the creation of the statue.
The woman was molded of earth and water and once the body was ready, the Four Winds breathed life into it.
She was then given gifts from all the Olympian gods.
Aphrodite gave to her unparalleled beauty, grace and desire.
Hermes, the messenger god, gave her a cunning, deceitful mind and a crafty tongue.
Athena clothed her and taught her to be deft with her hands.
Poseidon bestowed on her a pearl necklace that would prevent her from drowning.
Apollo taught her to play the lyre and to sing.
Zeus gave her a foolish, mischievous and idle nature, and last but not least, Hera gave her the wiliest gift, curiosity.
Thus, the first mortal woman was born, and she descended down to earth.
Her name was Pandora, meaning “all-gifted,” implying all the gifts she had received from gods.
Along with her, Hermes gave a gilded and intricately carved box, a gift from Zeus with an explicit warning that she must never open it, come what may.
Draped in raiment fit for the gods, she was presented to Epimetheus, Prometheus’ half-brother.
Epimetheus had been told by his brother never to accept any gift from Zeus.
Prometheus was well aware that Zeus was still angry with him for his effrontery at the gathering and would try to get his revenge.
However, one look at Pandora was all it took for Epimetheus to fall in crazy love with her and marry her without thought or consideration.
He was truly enchanted with her.
To congratulate them, Hermes came to the wedding ceremony and told Epimetheus that Pandora was a gift from Zeus, a peace-offer signifying that there were no more ill feelings between the chief of the gods and Prometheus.
He also told Epimetheus that the gilded box of Pandora was a wedding gift from the Olympian King.
Being a bit credulous, Epimetheus believed the words of Hermes to be true.
Unfortunately, Prometheus’ advice had fallen on deaf ears.
The days were passing quickly and the two were leading a happy, married life but one thought was still at the back of Pandora’s mind:
What was in the box that Zeus had given her?
She kept thinking that maybe the box had money in it, nice clothes or even jewelry.
Without thought or reason, she would find herself walking past the box and involuntarily reaching out to open it.
Every single time, she was reminding herself that she had vowed never to open the box.
Hera’s gift of curiosity had worked and one day, unable to take it any more, she decided to have just a brief look inside.
When nobody was around, she fitted a golden key hanging around her neck to the lock on the box.
Turning the key slowly, she unlocked the box and lifted the lid only for a while.
Before she knew it, there was a hissing sound and a horrible odor permeated the air around her.
Terrified, she slammed the lid down but it was too late.
Pandora had released all the wickedness and malevolence that Zeus had locked into the box.
Accordingly, she understood that she was a mere pawn in a great game played by the gods.
In that gilded box, Zeus had hidden everything that would plague man forever:
sickness, death, turmoil, strife, jealousy, hatred, famine, passion… everywhere the evil spread.
Pandora felt the weight of the world on her shoulders and looked at the gilded box that had turned rusty and hideous.
As if sensing her need, a warm and calming feeling shrouded her, and she knew that not all was lost.
Unknown to her, along with the evil feelings, she had also revealed hope, the only good thing that Zeus had trapped inside the box.
From now on, hope would live with man forever to give him succor just when he felt that everything was coming to an end.
The modern phrase “Pandora’s Box” derives from this myth.
It is used to say that a certain action provoked many evils, just like Pandora’s action to open the box released all the evils of humanity.
However, despite these evils, we humans still have hope to encourage us.
This phrase was produced by the Dutch humanist and theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam in the 16th century, when he translated the poem of Hesiod.
In this myth, we can observe some similarities with the Christian story of Adam and Eve.
Just like Pandora in ancient Greece, Eve was known as the first woman on earth in Hebrew history.
Even the creation of the two women is similar:
Pandora was made of earth and water.
Eve from the rib of Adam, the first man on earth, who was in his turn made of clay.
Another similarity is that they both disobeyed god:
Pandora opened the box and unleashed evil in the world.
Eve tempted Adam to eat the forbidden apple against God’s will.
Some accounts maintain that Pandora tempted Epimetheus into opening the box.
However, both women brought ruin and misfortune upon men who had so far lived in a paradisiacal world, free from all sins.
Pandora and Eve are considered as the progenitors of the human race and because of their curiosity, the world is cursed today.
Interestingly, Pandora was created with vicious intentions but not so with Eve, who was simply created to be Adam’s companion.
The treachery lies in the role of Hermes and the Snake respectively.
In Pandora, Hermes instilled that she must never open the box and had Hera not gifted her curiosity, it may have remained closed forever.
In the Garden of Eden, the Snake tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge and Life, bringing about realization and shame.
From these two stories, we can imply that women have forever been seen as perpetrators of all that is deceitful.
Therefore, women are to blame for every evil on this world.
Pandora desires to open the box.
Retelling of Greek Myths by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864). Illustrations by Walter Crane.
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Pandora opens the box and a thunder cloud falls on Epimetheus.
Retelling of Greek Myths by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 – 1864).
📷: Lebrecht Music & Arts / Alamy Stock Photo
Hahah, as great of a headcanon as that is (and hey, it could still be true! ;) Nothing to say Medusa didn’t share Poseidon with her sisters! I’m sure he would’ve been up for that), the Euryale who is Orion’s mother is Minos’ daughter, not Euryale the Gorgon.
Founders as Greek Gods 💖
Commission by The Crayon on FB
I noticed something with Game of Thrones that the Baratheon brothers could serve as an analogy for the Greek gods. Namely, Zeus, Poseidon and Hades. Robert can be Zeus since he was a badass warrior who also fucked a ton of women and produced bastard children. Stannis could be Hades since he’s more stable than the other Baratheons and is undeservedly fucked over by his brothers. That and Hades rules the fiery underworld and Stannis’ sigil is a Stag in front of a flaming heart. I guess Renly could be Poseidon though I don’t know how well that analogy would work with him. That’s just my two cents.
Poseidon: *talking about the colour purple*
Zeus: for a sec i thought you were referring to barney
Poseidon, deadass: Do you just wanna sleep with him?
Asterius and Theseus fic prompt.
So some hero tries to beat them and fails or tries to get Theseus to replace Asterius with him, after he’s defeated or told no he starts saying that Theseus only likes Asterius because he’s been cursed like Asterius mother was, it’s completely baseless spreads like wildfire and Asterius starts pulling away because ‘that would explain it i’m a monster no one would care for me without magic ect’
Theseus is pissed and decides that he’s going to prove it’s not the case by talking to Poseidon (Bonus in order to contact the god he has talk to/ work with Zagreus and he hates every moment of it)
Just addressing the past, the curse Poseidon/Aphrodite laid, how Asterius was treated, the labyrinth just everything (Bonus protective sister Ariadne who is still pissed at Theseus and gives him shovel talk)
Edit: Forgot Aphrodite
Wish we’d seen that conversation
Poseidon: Sooo Midos didn’t sacrifice that bull to me so I need your help
Aphrodite:…My help with what exactly?
Posedion: Ok…just hear me out
Don’t tell me that Paul doesn’t feel 100% smug about the fact that Sally chose him over Poseidon, a literal GOD ✋
zeus, athena, poseidon: momos! you’re the most unbiased, what do you think?
momos, who hates them all and has nothing else to lose: all your creations suck ass and you do too. fuck you.
zeus: literally get out of this house.