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ruffboijuliaburnsides: oatmealraisinbagel: I know tumblr really loves Persephone and Hades, which I get, but my favorite Greek Mythical figure has to be Ariadne.  Until this year I had pretty much only ever heard of her in the context of the Theseus and the Minotaur myth, but her story actually continues past that and I love it.  (Disclaimer, as with any Greek myth there’s a billion versions, but my favorite goes like this) Ariadne helped Theseus kill the Minotaur.  She had to betray her family, but she knew she had to in order to stop the yearly sacrifices.  Theseus promised her he would marry her as thanks for her help. Theseus and Ariadne left Crete together, but since Theseus didn’t trust Ariadne to be a good wife, he left her behind on Naxos while she was napping.  Why didn’t he trust her to be a good wife?  She had betrayed her family. While on Naxos, Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, madness, theater, and celebration, happens to stop by.  He meets Ariadne and the two fall in love. Dionysus marries Ariadne.  Note: There are plenty of retellings of this myth, but almost all of them emphasize how happy Dionysus and Ariadne’s marriage was. Ariadne is killed and goes to Hades. Dionysus descends into Hades to get his wife back.  Ariadne gets to join the gods in Olympus, become immortal, and takes her place as the goddess of the labyrinth, mazes, paths, fertility, wine, and passion. Meanwhile, Theseus dies after being thrown off a cliff by Lycomedes. Ariadne is practically the personification of “the best revenge is living well” and I think that’s great. this is good shit. : Same thing as yous Theseus. ARIADNE! What are YOU deing here? We're in THE UNDERWORLD. T got MURDERED raugh got thrown Oh, yeah, yikes. Me too, L+was was in though exile. ght off this It was cliff. Pretty bad. Hang on- Enough about ME Croy what have YOU been up to? I havent seen you in YEARS! didnt that keep in touch after that But okay here's what nappened: we after You mean, you lett me on Naxos to die? And you Said me, bt then I took oud marry You remember how we left Crete, after that sword gaveyu and golo thread, and killed the minotaur Jou and a nap you LEFT ME BEHIND I mean you can't REALLY blame me. You betrayed yar /family, How could you after THAT? My family fed people He didn't worry about my past We fell in love to a monster! and got married, But I forgive you guess because while I was on Naxos I met the most handsome Great glad you happy had a ife. Too bad all man I'd ever seen thngs an end, and Come to And ever since then, we've been so and so in love, and hapry now we're both stuck here in everything the Underworld... is Together just like the good old days... and alone for now... ARI ADNE WHERE ARE YOU Diony sus? Ft ARIADNE! Was so wonried! Babe! You... you married The God of Wine? God of Wine Ariadng I completely fargat weren't immortal. We need to fix that Theatre, and Ritual Madness, is the official ttle, I +hink. you Well decide laterSounds ike Plan And, hey Theseus? what do be the goddes thinkin passion NIce job with the minotaur. want to a let's now out Just get of here. For Yes? ruffboijuliaburnsides: oatmealraisinbagel: I know tumblr really loves Persephone and Hades, which I get, but my favorite Greek Mythical figure has to be Ariadne.  Until this year I had pretty much only ever heard of her in the context of the Theseus and the Minotaur myth, but her story actually continues past that and I love it.  (Disclaimer, as with any Greek myth there’s a billion versions, but my favorite goes like this) Ariadne helped Theseus kill the Minotaur.  She had to betray her family, but she knew she had to in order to stop the yearly sacrifices.  Theseus promised her he would marry her as thanks for her help. Theseus and Ariadne left Crete together, but since Theseus didn’t trust Ariadne to be a good wife, he left her behind on Naxos while she was napping.  Why didn’t he trust her to be a good wife?  She had betrayed her family. While on Naxos, Dionysus, god of wine, fertility, madness, theater, and celebration, happens to stop by.  He meets Ariadne and the two fall in love. Dionysus marries Ariadne.  Note: There are plenty of retellings of this myth, but almost all of them emphasize how happy Dionysus and Ariadne’s marriage was. Ariadne is killed and goes to Hades. Dionysus descends into Hades to get his wife back.  Ariadne gets to join the gods in Olympus, become immortal, and takes her place as the goddess of the labyrinth, mazes, paths, fertility, wine, and passion. Meanwhile, Theseus dies after being thrown off a cliff by Lycomedes. Ariadne is practically the personification of “the best revenge is living well” and I think that’s great. this is good shit.
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zabchan: the-musical-cc: angelrin89: true-king-of-monsters: luxy-lightning: thestrangedaysofkrei: knitmeapony: 28weekslaterhater: knitmeapony: ravenclawslibrary: smurflewis: DONT ASK ME THIS, THIS IS HOW THE TROJAN WAR STARTED, I DONT WANT THIS MAN Right away, Aphrodite popped into my head. And then I’m just like, “DAMMIT, DID YOU LEARN NOTHING FROM PARIS? YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT, AND NOW ALL THE TROJANS ARE DEAD. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY.” If you are ever actually in this situation, pro-tip: name Persephone.  Half the goddesses will be too surprised to smite you immediately and while Hades won’t do you any favors he may at least high-five you while your on your way down. Another tip: name Mesperyian. Not only will you shock everyone, including her (since Aphrodite was a jealous ho who burnt half her face off), but you’ll win Hades’ favour. As his most beloved daughter, anything that praises her will make you a kind human to her, an okay human to him, and a genuinely good person to anyone else. I heartily endorse this alternative answer. I love how all of this advice leads to “please Hades at all costs.” #because Hades really wasn’t that bad No shit. The only real villain that caused so many problems was Zeus’ Thunder Cock and that thing has been in Olympus-knows-what.  ZUES’S THUNDER COCK To be fair, Poseidon was like the greek mythology personification of the phrase ‘BITCH, FIGHT ME’ reblogging for BROseidon and FIGHT ME: HISTORY h What Greek goddess is known for being the most beautiful? zabchan: the-musical-cc: angelrin89: true-king-of-monsters: luxy-lightning: thestrangedaysofkrei: knitmeapony: 28weekslaterhater: knitmeapony: ravenclawslibrary: smurflewis: DONT ASK ME THIS, THIS IS HOW THE TROJAN WAR STARTED, I DONT WANT THIS MAN Right away, Aphrodite popped into my head. And then I’m just like, “DAMMIT, DID YOU LEARN NOTHING FROM PARIS? YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT, AND NOW ALL THE TROJANS ARE DEAD. I HOPE YOU’RE HAPPY.” If you are ever actually in this situation, pro-tip: name Persephone.  Half the goddesses will be too surprised to smite you immediately and while Hades won’t do you any favors he may at least high-five you while your on your way down. Another tip: name Mesperyian. Not only will you shock everyone, including her (since Aphrodite was a jealous ho who burnt half her face off), but you’ll win Hades’ favour. As his most beloved daughter, anything that praises her will make you a kind human to her, an okay human to him, and a genuinely good person to anyone else. I heartily endorse this alternative answer. I love how all of this advice leads to “please Hades at all costs.” #because Hades really wasn’t that bad No shit. The only real villain that caused so many problems was Zeus’ Thunder Cock and that thing has been in Olympus-knows-what.  ZUES’S THUNDER COCK To be fair, Poseidon was like the greek mythology personification of the phrase ‘BITCH, FIGHT ME’ reblogging for BROseidon and FIGHT ME
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wildflowers-and-books:July Book Photo Challenge Day 18 - Fangirl Feels For this challenge I’m using The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan because Nico is my bae. Also, aren’t my kittens hella cute?: 279 supplies for Coachi Hedge's miellansous camping monster trap been hoping to find some fnesh elothes Two days n, he was tired of walking anound SLA DEL ENCANTORico shirt, eapecially since a matching one. Unforrunately, the Zippy T-shirs with Coniederate lags and corny er CALM AND POLLOW THE RENECK Nico Ne He de NIC Ni he d stick with jparrots und palm trees They GIVEN A CHOCE between death and the Buford Nico would ve had a tough time way arouid the Land of the Dead Phus the fo l oek to the campsite down s two-lane roasd be blazing sun This part of South Carolina seemed to rgown fielda, punctuated by selephone s cvered in kudas vines. The town of Buford a cnlection of portahle meral sheds-six ar seven, I still don't get it, Coach Hedge muttered as the the center aisle. They named a whole sown after L ebchwas probably alan the town's population wasn't euctly a sunshine penon, but for once he tbe warmth. It made him feel more substantial. o the mortal world. With every shadow-jump, harder and harder. Even in broad daylight "I think the town was here first, Coach," Nicos, Hsh The coach picked up a box of powdend Maybe you're right. These look at leas a Nico couldnt think about Portigal without hi ing. Across his biceps, the werewolf claw marks swollen and red.lerkhad asked Nc heda a fight with a bobeat. sord kept around his ankles for no apparent reason. Once, when he wan'Y looking where he was going, he walked straight d psd through solid objects. His belt and iling They bought a fistraid kit, a pad of paper ba Ca Hedge could write more paper airplane mesages thb some junk food and soda (ince the banqucet table is R new magic tent only provided healthy food and frnd Nico remembered something Jason Grace had told him in epalace of Notus: Mayhe lt's time you come aut ef tbe sbados onl I could, he thought. For the first time in his life to fear the dark, because he might melt into it permanenty Nco and Hedge had no trouble finding their way back to wildflowers-and-books:July Book Photo Challenge Day 18 - Fangirl Feels For this challenge I’m using The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan because Nico is my bae. Also, aren’t my kittens hella cute?

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<p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>: Adrian Bott @Cavalorn Follow l did some research into 'the veil between the worlds' a while back. Not a single example of a pre-Victorian use 5:53 AM -30 Oct 2017 53 Retweets 115 Likes O@ ⑤ 垂線) Iweet your reply Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 12h Replying to @Cavalorn The concept of 'thin places' (where the 'veil between worlds' is thin) was even worse - deemed 'ancient Celtic', actually invented in 1938. 2 26 51 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Obviously if 'the veil between worlds' is a Victorian invention then the belief that Samhain is when 'the veil is thinnest' is equally bogus 1 8 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Currently trying to track down the earliest reference to Samhain being the time when the veil grows thin'. Suspect it will be in 1970s. 10 2 28 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The fact that we unwittingly view ancient seasonal celebrations through a lens of 19th century Spiritualist Christianity is a big deal to me 1 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Marking Samhain as 'the time when the veil grows thin' isn't perpetuating Old Ways, it's misrepresenting them 1 6 25 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h So far as I can tell, 'the veil' as a theological concept began as 'the veil between Earth and Heaven' & was co-opted into Spiritualism.. 4 6 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h in which context it served an almost theatric role as the barrier between the desired-for ectoplasmic manifestations & the attendees 4 13 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h Point I'm driving at is that this belief that mortal & spirit worlds were divided by a 'veil' is COMPLETELY ABSENT from such lore as we have 1 7 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 10h The insistence that the earthly & mortal is in one place & the spiritual & eternal is in another is being IMPOSED on the old traditions Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Nowadays we don't think of spirits' or Gods' realms as physical places, but as planes'. But back then, the Gods lived on Mount Olympus. 1 3 15 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Heaven was believed to be as physical as Earth. Hell could be reached through openings in rocks. The whole cosmology was different. 4 18 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Human experience of the world was such that the place where the Gods lived was imagined to be a place like this, only not near here. 3 3 9 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Of course, now that the Earth is mapped, we needed to imagine otherworlds as 'higher planes'. It was the only place for the unknown to be. 3 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The idea of superimposition, borrowed from photography, was a convenient analogy for how people thought the spirit world interacted w/ ours. 4 17 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h The less magical the world was believed to be, the more it became necessary to posit a division between us and the realms of wonder. 2 9 21 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h Hence the Spiritualist concept of the Veil, born of parlour room seances & now retrospectively cast as a key element of Samhain. 10 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 3h But here's the thing. The Sidhe, the 'people of the mounds', were believed to live in the mounds. The tumuli. A *physical* reality. 2 4 16 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h There was no pious division of things into the mundane & the spiritual; the idea of the mundane hadn't been invented yet. 1 5 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h Mundanity is a product of modernity, and the Spirit Realm behind its sodding Veil was only imagined as a necessary contrast (& salve) to it. 8 23 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h In summary, Samhain is not a time when the Veil grows thin, because there never was a Veil in the old tales, and magic was *everywhere*. 4 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 2h This isn't meant as snark or cynicism. People learn this stuff and pass it on in good faith. Just please interrogate what you inherit, ok'? 2 3 19 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h It's not necessary to buy into the whole 19thC metaphysical hooha of a Veil in order to appreciate the tales of, say, fairie folk riding. 2 8 Adrian Bott @Cavalorn 1h And there's certainly no suggestion that the trolls who descend from their fastnesses on that night do so because the pesky Veil is thin. 2 7 <p><a href="https://caledoniaseries.tumblr.com/post/166973938572/unauthorized-magic-this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">caledoniaseries</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://unauthorized-magic.tumblr.com/post/166963134224/this-thread-is-so-good" class="tumblr_blog">unauthorized-magic</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This thread is so good. </p></blockquote> <p>THIS. ^^ </p> <p>As a folklorist, this kind of thing bothers the hell out of me. <i>So much </i>of what people think of as <i>ancient</i> is Victorian era or newer. Or just wildly inaccurate, really.</p> </blockquote>

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DON'T MESS WITH DIANA! *** Her Fight With DOOMSDAY (clone): Her quote is pure confidence, a threat knowing she could kill Doomsday because she had killed Ares in the past. Unfortunately though she was not able to showcase all of her "God Mode" abilities as she continuously needed to "babysit" Batman and Superman through the battle...lol. But she was the only one of the three that severely wounded him multiple times. * Her Fight With ARES: As I see it, this quote fits her fight with Ares. It should not be taken literally. As an Olympian, he is not human. Many would view the God of War as a monster for the atrocities he commits. Using the would "thing" to describe him would fit. As for "other worlds", I have never viewed Mount Olympus as part of the Earth or tethered to it. It may not necessarily be another realm (like Asgard) but I see it as another plain of existence. *** @gal_gadot Beautiful manip of WW done by @williesteelo86 *** mywonderwoman girlpower women femaleempowerment MulherMaravilha MujerMaravilla galgadot unitetheleague princessdiana dianaprince amazons amazonwarrior manofsteel thedarkknight ares godofwar mountolympus olympians doomsday clone zod: TVE KILLED THINGS FROM OTHER WORLDS BEFORE MODERN DAY @WONDEAAUGHN WORLD WAR 1918 DON'T MESS WITH DIANA! *** Her Fight With DOOMSDAY (clone): Her quote is pure confidence, a threat knowing she could kill Doomsday because she had killed Ares in the past. Unfortunately though she was not able to showcase all of her "God Mode" abilities as she continuously needed to "babysit" Batman and Superman through the battle...lol. But she was the only one of the three that severely wounded him multiple times. * Her Fight With ARES: As I see it, this quote fits her fight with Ares. It should not be taken literally. As an Olympian, he is not human. Many would view the God of War as a monster for the atrocities he commits. Using the would "thing" to describe him would fit. As for "other worlds", I have never viewed Mount Olympus as part of the Earth or tethered to it. It may not necessarily be another realm (like Asgard) but I see it as another plain of existence. *** @gal_gadot Beautiful manip of WW done by @williesteelo86 *** mywonderwoman girlpower women femaleempowerment MulherMaravilha MujerMaravilla galgadot unitetheleague princessdiana dianaprince amazons amazonwarrior manofsteel thedarkknight ares godofwar mountolympus olympians doomsday clone zod

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER In The Comics: As of the New 52 (2011) and continuing with Rebirth, Princess Diana is she daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazon nation and Zeus, the almighty King of the Olympian Gods. As a demi-goddess, Diana is able to channel her father's lightning abilities as well as her other divine gifts bestowed unto her as an immortal princess. * Wonder Woman's original origin (1941), being molded from mystical clay on the shores of her island paradise home of Themyscira by her mother Hippolyta and then brought to life by the Greek Goddesses, was a lie told to her to protect her from the vengeful wrath of Hera. She was raised to believe she was different, and she is unique. She is unlike any Amazon before her and the only child ever born on the island. * Wonder Woman is one of the strongest beings in the DC Universe. *** Cinematic Art by the amazing @houstonsharp @gal_gadot mywonderwoman girlpower women femaleempowerment MulherMaravilha MujerMaravilla galgadot unitetheleague princessdiana dianaprince amazons amazonwarrior manofsteel thedarkknight zeus greekgod goddess olympus ares godofwar historylesson happyfathersday: DADDYS GIRL WONDERMA LIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER In The Comics: As of the New 52 (2011) and continuing with Rebirth, Princess Diana is she daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazon nation and Zeus, the almighty King of the Olympian Gods. As a demi-goddess, Diana is able to channel her father's lightning abilities as well as her other divine gifts bestowed unto her as an immortal princess. * Wonder Woman's original origin (1941), being molded from mystical clay on the shores of her island paradise home of Themyscira by her mother Hippolyta and then brought to life by the Greek Goddesses, was a lie told to her to protect her from the vengeful wrath of Hera. She was raised to believe she was different, and she is unique. She is unlike any Amazon before her and the only child ever born on the island. * Wonder Woman is one of the strongest beings in the DC Universe. *** Cinematic Art by the amazing @houstonsharp @gal_gadot mywonderwoman girlpower women femaleempowerment MulherMaravilha MujerMaravilla galgadot unitetheleague princessdiana dianaprince amazons amazonwarrior manofsteel thedarkknight zeus greekgod goddess olympus ares godofwar historylesson happyfathersday

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Diana was born and raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, home to the Amazon race of warrior women created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect humankind against the corruption of Ares, the god of war. In the distant past, Ares slew all his fellow gods, but his mortally wounded father, Zeus, struck him down. Before succumbing to his injuries, Zeus left the Amazons a weapon capable of killing his renegade son: the "Godkiller", which Diana believes to be a ceremonial sword. Hippolyta, Diana's mother and queen of the Amazons, believes that Ares will never return and thus forbids Diana from training as a warrior, but Diana and her aunt, General Antiope, defy the queen and begin training in secret. When the two are discovered by Hippolyta, Antiope convinces her sister to allow Diana's training to continue. Themyscira Zeus Ares GodofWar GreekGods DCEU dcextendeduniverse dccinematicuniverse dccomics Ares WonderWomanFilm WonderWoman BatmanvSuperman DawnofJustice JusticeLeague warnerbros @wbpictures heroic_gateway @heroic.gateway: Diana was born and raised on the hidden island of Themyscira, home to the Amazon race of warrior women created by the gods of Mount Olympus to protect humankind against the corruption of Ares, the god of war. In the distant past, Ares slew all his fellow gods, but his mortally wounded father, Zeus, struck him down. Before succumbing to his injuries, Zeus left the Amazons a weapon capable of killing his renegade son: the "Godkiller", which Diana believes to be a ceremonial sword. Hippolyta, Diana's mother and queen of the Amazons, believes that Ares will never return and thus forbids Diana from training as a warrior, but Diana and her aunt, General Antiope, defy the queen and begin training in secret. When the two are discovered by Hippolyta, Antiope convinces her sister to allow Diana's training to continue. Themyscira Zeus Ares GodofWar GreekGods DCEU dcextendeduniverse dccinematicuniverse dccomics Ares WonderWomanFilm WonderWoman BatmanvSuperman DawnofJustice JusticeLeague warnerbros @wbpictures heroic_gateway @heroic.gateway

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