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A Prayer to the Many Gods

Wepwawet, opener of ways, granter of choices,
unfolder of options, I praise and honor you.

Anubis, measurer of hearts, friend of the dead,
warder against the dark, I praise and honor you.

Hathor, lady of gold, mistress of joy and pleasure,
steadfast friend of women, I praise and honor you.

Sekhmet, most mighty and most beautiful of gods,
healer of humanity, I praise and honor you.

Bast, devouring lady, mistress of truth and light,
preserver of the family, I praise and honor you.

Tefnut, lady of the waters, bringer of rain
to the dusty land, I praise and honor you.

Shu, lord of the air, steady and still of bearing,
master of the winds, I praise and honor you.

Heru-wer, great of terror, lord of flame, granter
of a heart bold and brave, I praise and honor you.

Ma’at, daughter of creation, ideal of the worlds,
mistress of the right, I praise and honor you.

Djehuti, great scribe of Ma’at, master of the pen,
lord of truth and wisdom, I praise and honor you.

Seshet, lady of names and numbers, mistress
of records, keeper of time, I praise and honor you.

Great Ptah, merciful of face, friend of the maker,
whose words work upon the earth, I praise and honor you.

Sokar of the opened wings, lord of the dark,
master of artisans, I praise and honor you.

Wesir, beautiful one who rests upon Ma’at,
lord of the silent lands, I praise and honor you.

Aset, queen of heaven, mistress of magics,
upholder of the good, I praise and honor you.

Heru-sa-Aset, master of magics, just one,
savior of your father, I praise and honor you.

Nephthys, mistress of renewal, friend of the dead,
easer of sorrows, I praise and honor you.

Set of the red land, before whom the sky shakes,
breaker of boundaries, I praise and honor you.

Nut of the sheltering sky, who holds a thousand souls,
lady of the starry night, I praise and honor you.

Geb, first and eldest of kings, deep father earth
who marks the joys of life, I praise and honor you.

Ra who is in heaven, who is in the horizon,
giver of light and life, I praise and honor you.

Khepera, ancient one, bright-winged one, wise and shining
heart of the morning sun, I praise and honor you.

Heruakhety who crosses the sky with incense,
great god of the horizon, I praise and honor you.

Amun, self-created one, king whose name is hidden,
protector of the humble, I praise and honor you.

Beautiful Mut, world-mother, mistress of heaven,
shelter of children, I praise and honor you.

Taweret, friend of women, friend of the home,
guardian of the family, I praise and honor you.

Kindly Bes, guardian of home and family, granter
of life’s many joys, I praise and honor you.

Neith, friend of the weaver and the warrior,
great of might, ancient of name, I praise and honor you.

Sobek who made the herbage green, lord of dark waters,
mender of a damaged world, I praise and honor you.

Khnum of the crumpled horn, self-created one,
worker upon the wheel, I praise and honor you.

Khonsu, path-finder, night-shining one, healer
and guardian, friend of women, I praise and honor you.

Nefertem who is beautiful, lily of the sun,
lord of healing, lord of scent, I praise and honor you.

Serqet, mistress of the beautiful house,
protector from poisons, I praise and honor you.

Mafdet, slayer of serpents, mistress of justice,
allotter of penance, I praise and honor you.

Meretseger, great of judgment, guardian of kings,
lady of the great peak, I praise and honor you.

Maahes, lord of slaughter, avenger of wrongs,
opposer of evil, I praise and honor you.

Montu, battle-wise, great bull who meets all foes,
might of the blasting sun, I praise and honor you.

Bountiful Min, virile and strong, lord of the black earth,
the swell of tender green, I praise and honor you.

Renenutet, lady of the fertile fields,
namer of children, I praise and honor you.

Mighty Heka, lord of magic, speaker of words,
placer of the ka, I praise and honor you.

Wadjet who guards the green, warder of the red crown,
protector of children, I praise and honor you.

Nekhbet, mother of mothers, broad-winged goddess,
keeper of the white crown, I praise and honor you.

Atum of the dark waters, O great of name,
first among the gods, I praise and honor you.

Great Nun, father of fathers, mother of mothers,
you from whom all arose, I praise and honor you.

In Greek mythology, the Moirai or Moerae (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, “apportioners”), often known in English as the Fates (Latin: Fatae), were the white-robed incarnations of destiny; their Roman equivalent was the Parcae (euphemistically the “sparing ones”). Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).

For hynpos’ mythological event, day 2: favourite greek deity group.

PRAYER TO THE GODS

May the great Serapis, Lord of the Everlasting,
who is the liberator of souls, allotter of fair shares,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your uplifting of souls from our material existence.

May the divine Dionysus, Bromius one and giver of Graces,
who delivers the Bacchic frenzy of truth, controller of divided substance, 
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your enlightening frenzy.

May the saviour Heracles, champion of our realm whose soul is un-defiled and pure,
begotten saviour of the world, who completed His chosen tasks and whose body subdued the elements,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your might and purest of mind.

May the great Oceanus, Lord of the seas,
Pole-girdler and ruler of the double substance, whose substance all in existence derives from,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and your waters.

May the mistress Aphrodite, Goddess of wedlock and binding,
who in Her harmonizing nature among the Gods embodies love and unity, who enchants souls with Her charm,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your deliverance of creative light and harmony.

May fast-footed Hermes, messenger of the divine and God of trade,
God of eloquence who acts as divine intermediary, who with His blessings and through the agency of Prometheus bestowed humanity reason and mind,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your guidance.

May the healer Asclepios, bestower of health,
begotten God who fills the world with fair order, who takes care of the health and safety of all,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your alleviation.

May the Magna Mater, the Mother of the Gods,
who the Intellectual Gods may trace their source from, who is the Forethought of the Intelligible realm,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and ask for your blessings in perfecting theurgy.

May the wise Athene, the grey-eyed one,
who brings unity among the Gods without confusion, who is the Forethought of the Intellectual realm,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you and praise your wisdom.

O King Helios, Demiurge, Ruler of the Universe and all within,
Undefeated and shining benefactor, whose stare delivers only good and averts only evil,
Hearken and be with us; we honour you, we praise your unending perfection, and we embrace your light which delivers us truth.

Khairete! May the Gods bless us with their divine light and unending wisdom. For while our vision is finite and weighed down by the material, the Gods see whole and are incorporeal. May they bless us by guiding us on the right path; for they are the causes of all that is now and all that shall be.

Oh, learn from the birds
How to be casual.

Not to be Atlas shouldering the monstrous zodiac.
Go on your decent business by the mild starlight.
Nothing is lost. Be like the halcyon between
This and the next storm

Breeding among the blue waters, the impudent pigeon
Plaiting its nest above the ellipse of traffic:
Whatever pressure prepares in the mid-Atlantic,
Smile like a gargoyle.

Kenneth Allott, from “Men Walk Upright”

greek mythology aesthetic: moirai - parcas - the sisters of fate

  • Clotho (/ˈkloʊθoʊ/, Greek Κλωθώ [klɔːˈtʰɔː] – “spinner”) spun the thread of life from her Distaff onto her Spindle. Her Roman equivalent was Nona, (the ‘Ninth’), who was originally a goddess called upon in the ninth month of pregnancy.
  • Lachesis (/ˈlækɨsɪs/, Greek Λάχεσις [ˈlakʰesis] – “allotter” or drawer of lots) measured the thread of life allotted to each person with her measuring rod. Her Roman equivalent was Decima (the 'Tenth’).
  • Atropos (/ˈætrəpɒs/, Greek Ἄτροπος [ˈatropos] – “inexorable” or “inevitable”, literally “unturning”,sometimes called Aisa) was the cutter of the thread of life. She chose the manner of each person’s death; and when their time was come, she cut their life-thread with “her abhorred shears
greek mythology mbti (alternates)

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INTJ - nemesis
In Greek mythology, Nemesis (/ˈnɛməsɪs/; Greek: Νέμεσις), also called Rhamnousia/Rhamnusia (“the goddess of Rhamnous”) at her sanctuary at Rhamnous, north of Marathon, was the spirit of divine retribution against those who succumb to hubris (arrogance before the gods). Another name was Adrasteia, meaning “the inescapable.”[1] The Greeks personified vengeful fate as a remorseless goddess: the goddess of revenge.

ENTJ - nike
In Greek mythology, Nike (/ˈnaɪki/; Greek: Νίκη, “Victory”, pronounced [nǐːkɛː]) was a goddess who personified victory, also known as the Winged Goddess of Victory. The Roman equivalent was Victoria. Depending upon the time of various myths, she was described as the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, and the sister of Kratos (Strength), Bia (Force), and Zelus (Zeal).

INFJ - ananke
In Greek mythology, Ananke (/əˈnæŋkiː/), also spelled Anangke, Anance, or Anagke (Greek: Ἀνάγκη, from the common noun ἀνάγκη, “force, constraint, necessity”), was the personification of destiny, necessity and fate, depicted as holding a spindle. She marks the beginning of the cosmos, along with Chronos.

ESTP - moirai
In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, “apportioners”, Latinized as Moerae)—often known in English as the Fates—were the white-robed incarnations of destiny (Roman equivalent: Parcae, euphemistically the “sparing ones”, or Fata; also analogous to the Germanic Norns). Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).

ISTJ - tekmor
The Ancient Greek word tekmar (or tekmor: τέκμωρ, only in Homer) means fixed mark or boundary, goal, end or purpose. (τέκμαρ αἰῶνος, tekmar aionos: end, object, purpose of the century, ἵκετο τέκμωρ: hiketo tekmor: he reached the goal).[2] It also means sure sign, or token of some high and solemn kind,[3] sign in heavens, or of the moon.[4] In modern Greek the word is the root of the word tekmirion (τεκμήριον: proof, evidence, or conclusion from existing evidence.)

ISFP - phanes
Phanes (Ancient Greek: Φάνης[1]), or Protogonos (Greek: Πρωτογόνος, “First-born”), was the mystic primeval deity of procreation and the generation of new life, who was introduced into Greek mythology by the Orphic tradition; other names for this Classical Greek Orphic concept included Ericapaeus (Ἠρικαπαῖος or Ἠρικεπαῖος “power”) and Metis (“thought”).

ESTJ - eunomia
Eunomia (Greek: Εὐνομία, “good order - governance according to good laws”) was a minor Greek goddess of law and legislation, as well as the spring-time goddess of green pastures (nomia in Greek),[1] and by most accounts the daughter of Themis and Zeus. Her opposite number was Dysnomia (Lawlessness). Eunomia was the goddess of law and legislation and one of the Second Generation of the Horae along with her sisters Dikē and Eirene. The Horae were law and order goddesses who maintained the stability of society, and were worshipped primarily in the cities of Athens, Argos and Olympia.

ESFJ - rhea
Rhea (/ˈriːə/; Greek: Ῥέα, Greek pronunciation: [r̥é.a͜a]) is the Titaness daughter of the earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus, in Greek mythology and sister and wife to Cronos. In early traditions, she is known as “the mother of gods” and therefore is strongly associated with Gaia and Cybele, who have similar functions. The classical Greeks saw her as the mother of the Olympian goddesses and gods, but not as an Olympian goddess in her own right.

ENFP - phoebe
In Greek mythology “radiant, bright, prophetic” Phoebe (/ˈfiːbiː/; Greek: Φοίβη Phoibe), was one of the original Titans, who were one set of sons and daughters of Uranus and Gaia.[1] She was traditionally associated with the moon (see Selene), as in Michael Drayton’s Endimion and Phœbe, (1595), the first extended treatment of the Endymion myth in English.

INFP - atlas
In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial spheres. He is also the titan of astronomy and navigation. Although associated with various places, he became commonly identified with the Atlas Mountains in northwest Africa (Modern-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia).[1] Atlas was the son of the Titan Iapetus and the Oceanid Asia[2] or Clymene.

ISTP - iapetus
Iapetus (“the Piercer”) is the one Titan mentioned by Homer in the Iliad (8.478–81) as being in Tartarus with Cronus. He is a brother of Cronus, who ruled the world during the Golden Age. His name derives from the word iapto (“wound, pierce”) and usually refers to a spear, implying that Iapetus may have been regarded as a god of craftsmanship, though scholars mostly describe him as the god of mortality.

ENTP - hyperion
Of Hyperion we are told that he was the first to understand, by diligent attention and observation, the movement of both the sun and the moon and the other stars, and the seasons as well, in that they are caused by these bodies, and to make these facts known to others; and that for this reason he was called the father of these bodies, since he had begotten, so to speak, the speculation about them and their nature.

ESFP - pan
In Greek religion and mythology, Pan (/ˈpæn/;[1] Ancient Greek: Πάν, Pan) is the god of the wild, shepherds and flocks, nature of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music, and companion of the nymphs.[2] His name originates within the Ancient Greek language, from the word paein (πάειν), meaning “to pasture.”

INTP - ariadne
Ariadne (/æriˈædniː/; Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Latin: Ariadne), in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete,[1] and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios.[2] She is mostly associated with mazes and labyrinths, due to her involvement in the myths of the Minotaur and Theseus. Her father put her in charge of the labyrinth where sacrifices were made as part of reparations (either to Poseidon or to Athena, depending on the version of the myth).

ENFJ - pluto
The Greek writer Lucian (ca. 125–after 180 AD) suggests that Pluto’s love for his wife gave the ruler of the underworld a special sympathy or insight into lovers parted by death.[53] In one of Lucian’s Dialogues of the Dead, Pluto questions Protesilaus, the first Greek hero killed in the Trojan War, who wishes to return to the world of the living. “You are then in love with life?” Pluto asks. “Such lovers we have here in plenty; but they love an object, which none of them can obtain.”

ISFJ - iris
In Greek mythology, Iris (/ˈaɪrɨs/; Greek: Ἶρις)[1] is the personification of the rainbow and messenger of the gods. She is also known as one of the goddesses of the sea and the sky. Iris links the gods to humanity. She travels with the speed of wind from one end of the world to the other,[2] and into the depths of the sea and the underworld.

Fanfiction Appreciation Day

AKA People I Watch From the Shadows:

ATLA

Bleach

FFVII

Harry Potter

Lord of the Rings

Naruto

Silmarillion

Star Wars

Thor

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Marvel ladies as figures in mythology:

Marvel ladies as the three Moirai (The Fates)

Jane (spinner): The astrophysicist who can lead the human race into the new world or leave it behind just as easily and spins the future of the human race. She can determine the fate of gods as easily as she can that of humans, a unique advantage over most. In mythology she assisted in creating the greek alphabet, leading the greeks into a new era of learning, as she will do when she connects Earth with the rest of the galaxy and realms with in Yggdrasil.

Betty (allotter): The woman who can hold lives in her hands. As one of the scientists that worked on Gamma Pulse that lead to the creation of the Hulk, her knowledge can determine the fate of people. And as one of the few who can appeal to Bruce’s human side when he is the Hulk, her control can save or end lives just as easily as she can change them. She can be cruel just as easy as she can be kind, though. She is good at the heart, and able to see clearer than most. 

Natasha (unturnable): The woman assassin who can cut the threat of life with a flick of her wrist, or rather, the small snip of her “abhorred” shears. She literally and physically hold the thread of life and chooses the manner of everyone’s death. She can be kind and swift in her justice or she can make it a long and painful affair. In her own words, “Killing people is easy. Making them suffer is an art.” There are many different names for her, but none of them will change her nature, or the fact that she is coming for the heads and hearts of everyone who was and ever will be. 

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Moirai

In Greek mythology, the Moirai (Ancient Greek: Μοῖραι, “apportioners”) — often known in English as the Fates — were the white-robed incarnations of destiny. Their number became fixed at three (3) : Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).They controlled the metaphorical thread of life of every mortal from birth to death. They were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction. The gods and men had to submit to them, although Zeus’s relationship with them is a matter of debate: some sources say he is the only one who can command them (the Zeus Moiragetes), yet others suggest he was also bound to the Moirai’s dictates. In the Homeric poems Moira or Aisa, is related with the limit and end of life, and Zeus appears as the guider of destiny. In the Theogony of Hesiod, the three Moirai are personified, and are acting over the gods. Later they are daughters of Zeus and Themis, who was the embodiment of divine order and law. In Plato’s Republic the Three Fates are daughters of Ananke (necessity). Read More | Edit | 1st picture: Norman Parkinson. Dresses: Victor Steibel. Taken from the top of a taxi in Eaton Terrace, London, 1938. | 2nd picture: Helena Greyhorse, Ji Young Kwak & Herieth Paul in ”The Collections” by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper’s Bazaar UK, August 2014.

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In Greek mythology, the Moirai were the incarnations of destiny. Their number became fixed at three: Clotho (spinner), Lachesis (allotter) and Atropos (unturnable).
They controlled the mother thread of lifestyle of every mortal from birth to death. They were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its course without obstruction. 

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 Jeremy Clarkson Hosts Chipping Norton Lido Charity Auction

Jeremy Clarkson hints Top Gear team may have a future outside the BBC 

 10 April 2015 

  In his first public appearance since his sacking, Jeremy Clarkson hosted a  charity auction and told the crowd the upside was he could now swear without  being reprimanded 

  Jeremy Clarkson has hinted that the Top Gear team may have a future outside of the BBC, as he said the programme could “be back somewhere else”.

The former presenter thanked the audience for “coming to see an unemployed man” as he hosted a charity auction to raise money for Chipping Norton Lido.

In his first public appearance since his sacking, he told the crowd the upside meant he could now swear without being reprimanded.

Auctioning a Top Gear Kung Fu Stig T-shirt advertised as being ‘signed by a former presenter’, Clarkson said: “Now some of you know there used to be a programme called Top Gear. It was on the BBC.

"But we could be back somewhere else. Or maybe even not somewhere else, who knows?”

However, as he raised bids for the last Top Gear official T-shirt of the evening, he hinted that he may have severed ties with the programme once and for all, saying: “It may well be the last ever time I put my name on that merchandise”.

As bids for signed advance copy of Clarkson’s latest book, What (More) Could Possibly Go Wrong? faltered around the £50 mark, he joked: “That’s how fast a man can devalue”.

Clarkson placed a bid himself for Deerstalking, donated by Lord and Lady Rotherwick, and told the audience: “I’m unemployed and I’m going to pay £250”.

Clarkson was eventually outbidded as the accompanied stalking outing on Cornbury Park Estate eventually sold for £350.

He continued to joke about his unemployment at the end of the auction when he thanked the audience for “coming to see an unemployed man”.

He also joked about “trawling the job centre” for a hosting job when he spotted an opening for the charity auction.

Hundreds of fans paid £15 a ticket to watch Clarkson oversee the auction at Chipping Norton Town Hall.

In a typical Clarkson moment, he mistook a male bidder for a female but responded by saying: “I have worked with James May, it is easy to get confused in these situations.”

Auctioning a bottle of 'finest House of Commons Champagne signed by our Patron, David Cameron’, Clarkson joked: “It could be the last thing he ever does as Prime Minister, who knows?”

He added: “Or he could be the next Prime Minister.”

Clarkson declined to comment on why he pulled out of his planned appearance hosting BBC satirical show Have I Got News For You.

The police are not pressing charges against him for an alleged assault on producer Oisin Tymon over a steak supper following a days filming.


sources:TelegraphDaily MailMirror 

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