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The more I think about the Evil Queen casting the curse, the less I think she was the architect of its results.

Regina didn’t cost Snow and Charming their daughter. She cost them their privilege.

Snow and Charming cost Emma a secure childhood when they burdened their newborn with the task of restoring it.

Blue cost Snow a chance at motherhood when she lied about the wardrobe’s attributes.

Emma cost herself a chance at motherhood when she doubted the strength of love.

The curse didn’t take the White family’s happiness; it took their privilege, and revealed the weaknesses that privilege hid. Without their castles and soldiers and servants, they were so much less than most.

But Regina, in that moment, was glorious. She was Boudicca defying Rome in her chariot. She was Elizabeth defying mighty Spain. She was like Hathor making men quake.

(gifs not mine. credit: rebloggy.com)

Winners!

Hestia - best url

Clio - best posts

Aphrodite - best theme

Athena - best gifs/edits

Bast - best fandom blog

Calliope - best tags

Hera - best icon

Hathor - best non-fandom blog

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Isis - best overall

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The Zodiac of Dendera decorated the ceiling of a chapel in the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, where the mysteries of the resurrection of the god Osiris were celebrated.

The vault of heaven is represented by a disc, held up by four women assisted by falcon-headed spirits. Thirty-six spirits or “decans” around the circumference symbolize the 360 days of the Egyptian year.

The constellations shown inside the circle include the signs of the zodiac, most of which are represented almost as they are today. Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, and Capricorn, for example, are easily recognizable, whereas others correspond to a more Egyptian iconography: Aquarius is represented as Hapy, the god of the Nile flood, pouring water from two vases.

The constellations of the northern sky, featured in the center, include the Great Bear (Ursa Major) in the form of a bull’s foreleg. A hippopotamus goddess, opposite Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, represents the constellation of the Dragon.

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Gold and silver mirror

The mirror is made from polished silver and the handle is made from gold, and in the shape of the goddess Hathor. She is the goddess of beauty and sexuality and can be shown in the form of a woman with cow’s ears. It is 29.3cm high (11 9/16 inch.)

Found in Upper Egypt, Thebes, Wadi D, Tomb of the 3 foreign wives. 

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 18th dynasty, reign of Thutmose III, 1479-1425BC

Source: Metropolitan Museum