i think a lot about how kaz brekker, this monster, this bastard of the barrel, this crook with dirtyhands…offered to give himself up to let everyone else go free. the odds would have been stacked against him yet he stubbornly stood by his choice and said, “i’m giving you a way out. take it.” i want to cry, this boy, he was e x p o s e d in crooked kingdom. coldhearted my ass.
Aztec burial of a sacrificed child at Tlatelolco. The exact ideologies behind child sacrifice in different pre-Columbian cultures are unknown but it is often thought to have been performed in order to placate certain gods.
The Aztecs believed that, if sacrifices were not given to Tlaloc (a rain god), the rain would not come and their crops would not grow. Archaeologists have found the remains of 42 children sacrificed to Tlaloc. In every case, the 42 children, mostly males aged around six, were suffering from serious cavities, abscesses or bone infections that would have been painful enough to make them cry continually. Tlaloc required the tears of the young so their tears would wet the earth. As a result, if children did not cry, the priests would sometimes tear off the children’s nails before the ritual sacrifice. (Source)
The Wicked + The Divine Aesthetics → 4. Persephone
“The plasma in my head cracks my skull. It flows out of me, and I don’t understand it and I don’t know where it’s from, but it’s there and undeniable and mine and I get to share it. I get to share it with everyone.”
TDM filming starts this week. THIS WEEK. This week the actors and actresses that we’ve seen come together right before our very eyes are going to become our favorite characters. They’re going to act out the scenes that we’ve read 100 times. They’re going to say the lines that made us laugh and cry and scream.