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mythology meme | [5/9] greek gods/goddess → Eos

Eos was the rosy-fingered goddess of the dawn. She and her siblings Helios (the Sun) and Selene (the Moon) were numbered amongst the second-generation Titan gods. Eos rose up into the sky from the river Okeanos at the start of each day, and with her rays of light dispersed the mists of night. She was sometimes depicted riding in a golden chariot drawn by winged horses, at other times she was shown borne aloft by her own pair of wings.

the zodiac sun signs as greek gods & goddesses

Ares- Zeus; god of the sky, lightning, thunder, law, order, and justice

Taurus- Hera; goddess of marriage, women and childbirth

Gemini- Dionysus; god of wine, madness, and ecstasy

Cancer- Hephaestus; god of fire, sculpture, and blacksmiths

Leo- Apollo; god of music, poetry, art, oracles, and the sun

Virgo- Athena; goddess of wisdom and crafts

Libra- Aphrodite; goddess of love and beauty

Scorpio- Ares; god of war

Sagitarrius- Hestia; goddess of the hearth, home, and family

Capricorn- Artemis; goddess of the hunt, forests, archery, and the moon

Aquarius- Poseidon; god of the sea, earthquakes, storms, and horses

Pisces- Hades; god of the underworld, dead, and riches

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THE MOTHERFUCKING SUN GOD SOL SEES ALLL OF YOUR SHIT. THAT ONE TIME YOU STOLE SOMEONE’S GOATS? HE KNOWS. THAT ONE TIME YOU FORGOT TO FEED YOUR FUCKING GOLDFISH? HE KNOWS. THAT ONE TIME YOU’RE VENUS AND YOU CHEAT WITH MARS? HE FUCKING KNOWS.  AND HE FUCKING TELLS YOUR HUSBAND, VULCAN. 

VENUS GETS REALLY FUCKING MAD AT SOL, AND OF COURSE THE WORST PUNISHMENT YOU CAN GIVE SOMEONE IS MAKE THEM FALL IN LOVE. SOL GETS A MASSIVE SUN-BONER FOR LEUCOTHOE, A PERSIAN PRINCESS, BECAUSE OF COURSE EVERYONE IS A FUCKING PRINCESS -THIS IS MYTHOLOGY. 

AFTER SOL HAD FINISHED WORK ONE NIGHT HE GOES TO LEUCOTHOE’S PALACE AND DISGUISES HIMSELF AS HER MOTHER. A CUNNING AND UNUSUAL PLAN PRESUMABLY FROM ‘ZEUS’ GUIDE TO GETTING LAID’. HE GOES TO KISS LEUCOTHOE GOODNIGHT OR WHATEVER AND SURPRISE, YOUR MOTHER IS ACTUALLY A HORNY GOD IN DISGUISE. DON’T YOU FUCKING HATE IT WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

HE RAPES HER AND FUCKS OFF, BECAUSE THE SUN IS A DICK. HIS EX CLYTIE FINDS OUT ABOUT THIS AND IS SUPER FUCKING JEALOUS BECAUSE SHE’S STILL INTO HIM. BEING AN UTTER TURD-BUCKET SHE TELLS LEUCOTHOE’S FATHER ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED. 

THE KING IS PERHAPS THE BIGGEST FUCK-NUGGET OF THIS STORY, BECAUSE HIS LOGICAL REACTION TO FINDING OUT ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER’S ASSAULT IS TO FUCKING BURY HER ALIVE. NOT JUST ANTIGONE-STYLE WALL HER UP IN A CAVE. HE FUCKING DIGS A HOLE AND POURS A FUCK TONNE OF DIRT ON HER. WHAT THE PATRIARCHAL FUCK.

OH AND THEN SOL DIGS HER CORPSE UP AND SHE TURNS INTO A TREE, AND THEN CLYTIE TURNS INTO A FLOWER BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT PEOPLE DO WHEN THEY HAVE EMOTIONS OF COURSE.

The Meeting of Orestes and Hermione
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In Greek mythology, Hermione (Greek: Ἑρμιόνη) was the only child of King Menelaus of Sparta and his wife, Helen of Troy. Prior to the Trojan War, Hermione was betrothed by Tyndareus, her grandfather, to Orestes. However, during the Trojan War, Menelaus promised her to Neoptolemus, also known as Pyrrhus, son of Achilles. Historical sources disagree over whether such a dual promise actually occurred.

Whether we believe in Apollo and the Muses or not, we must acknowledge that the living consciousness of the presence of a higher Being necessarily is part of creative acts in the high style, and that our judgment can never do justice to the phenomenon of this type of creation if it ignores this fact.
—  Dionysus: Myth and Cult, Walter F. Otto (trans. Robert B. Palmer)
Let me tell you of the myth of Bophades

He said to Hermes,

“Quickest messenger of the gods, what say you fly to find almonds better than these? And once you have found them bring me news of them.”
And Hermes ever willing to trick a mortal brought back to him almonds from the land of hades.

“Bophades, I have found only one almond greater than yours. And this is it.” Hermes handed bophades the almonds, but bophades refused to try them proclaiming, “Mine I know are the best in the heavens and the earth!”

And Hermes angered by this boast, devoured the whole cart of almonds and said, “Now none may see them.” But amongst his words he suppressed a grand thought, which escaped him-
“These are indeed the best among the heavens and on Earth.”

“Then go, Hermes and tell the world that I have almonds that the gods praise. Tell all so that everyone may just come and gaze upon Bophades’ nuts.”

What she says: I’m fine…
What she means: I am frustrated due to the lack of transgender and agender representation in literature, and often envision nymphs in nature as nonbinary, as they are spirits representing the very earth in its geographical entities. That being said, I do not feel that I should change Ancient Greek religion; nymphs are canonically female. Also, to apply modern terms regarding sexuality and gender to mythology and to break the relationship between monetary status and sexual expression would be appropriative, as well as being historically inaccurate and misrepresentative… But making an entirely new world from the ground up would distract from any real meaning.

Who You Should Fight: Greek Gods Edition
  • Zeus:Don't fight Zeus. You'll only end up sleeping with him. On second thought, do fight Zeus.
  • Hera:Look, I'm not saying anyone is really going to try to stop you, but I am saying she is petty as shit and will dedicate the rest of your life to destroying you in other ways. Your call.
  • Poseidon:You could probably fight Poseidon. Dude is built like a brick shithouse but he'd think it was a good time and buy you a beer afterwards.
  • Demeter:Are you fucking kidding? She created a new season the last time someone really pissed her off. Do not fucking fight Demeter.
  • Hades:Fight Hades, but only in spring, and then ask to see pictures of his dog.
  • Hestia:Are you Satan
  • Aphrodite:Arguably the lowest reward to risk ratio on this list. What is even the point here. Might as well save us all some time and punch yourself in the groin.
  • Athena:If you must, a sneak attack is required, and even then you’re still probably boned. Alternately, distract her first with statements such as "Mozart is an overrated hack" and "Garfield is not funny."
  • Hephaestus:You could beat Hephaestus. You could not beat Hephaestus' robot army. Do not fight Hephaestus.
  • Ares:Absolutely fight Ares. This is a no-brainer. Literally everyone wants you to kick Ares' ass including Ares. You might feel bad when he starts crying but only if you are weak.
  • Artemis:Do not fight Artemis. Do not talk to Artemis. Do not look at Artemis. Do not think about Artemis.
  • Apollo:What did I just fucking say
  • Hermes:You could beat him if you could catch him, but you can't, and even if you did, he would convince you to talk it out instead, buy you a drink, and be gone before you noticed your wallet was missing. Avoid.
  • Dionysus:Dionysus is an easy fight until he decides not to be. You could fight Dionysus but under no circumstances force him to give a shit.
  • Persephone:Don't fight Persephone. She will beat you up. Her mom will beat you up. Her husband will probably also be unpleasant and disapproving in some way. Listen to trash pop with Persephone instead.
  • Hebe:Idk man, she bites.
  • Iris:Yo have you ever tried to punch a rainbow?
  • Heracles:Dude has seen some shit. You may think you're bad enough but you really aren't. There is literally no way this could end well for you. Do not fight Heracles.

ARIES

ichor runs golden through your veins,                                                                 and you ignore those who say that anger is a secondary emotion.             {Hera, the slump of your shoulders is more human than you’d like to think.}

TAURUS

your heart is a lion chained, and it thrashes against the jail of your ribcage.{take up your arrows, Artemis; the forest calls.}

GEMINI

just because they think you are ashes does not mean you are not the flame.    {oh Hestia, burn the fingertips of all who dare underestimate your fire.}

CANCER

you are sweet nothings murmured against shaking shoulders;                      you are kiss-bruised lips, mascara running black down your cheeks.            {line your eyes with contradictions, Aphrodite;                                             learn that they are what make you beautiful.}

LEO

Dionysus, you are the vignettes of wine-dipped kisses;                                   you are the cigarette burns that stamp their necks like hickeys.                           {you are the press of paintbrushes against paper;                                          you are the words that clot behind the tip of a writer’s pen.}

VIRGO

violets break through the snow,                                                                       and nostalgia pierces through you like a January wind,                                  gilding your bones with ice.                                                                           {Demeter, you should know that winter does not last.}

LIBRA

Hermes, there will come a day where you will be free,                                   and the past will fall like shackles from your wrists.                                         {the clouds will always be there to catch you.}

SCORPIO

the sky swallows your screams, Poseidon—                                                     the ocean crests in time with your fury.                                                            just look at how the wind is whipped into a frenzy by your arms.                {those who are scared by your shipwrecks have no right to brave your sea.}

SAGITTARIUS

stop shattering your swords against their shields, Ares;                                 you are the only one who ends up with bruised knuckles.                       {courageousness can be as quiet as a simple straightening of the spine.}

CAPRICORN

let them make you their villain; let them cast their stones.                            {your crown of roses holds no thorns, Hades.}

AQUARIUS

Athena, your eyes are shattered windows                                                      and everyone can see through the cracks.                                                     {you are beautiful and never broken.}

PISCES

the sea and the sky will never stop holding their ghosts:                                   in each wave you can see the remnants of Icarus’s origami wings;                   in each cloud you can hear the wisp of Daphne’s lost-lorn laughter.           {please remember, Apollo, that they didn’t want to stay.}

forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit {perhaps this, too, will be a pleasure to look back on one day}  | e.c.s

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