i.
aphrodite is a junior dating a senior boy, a girl out of school and her european history professor.
she wakes with black mascara scratches on her pillow
and lungs full of ash and happiness

ii.
artemis is a senior
she looks after the female freshmen
and fights off leering lads with sharp words and sharper eyeliner
(despite the pepper spray in her bag)

iii.
athena maintains her reputation as an ice cold bitch
no one knows how she fears intimacy
how she trembles to think someone knowing her completely

iiii.
hera is the queen of the school
and tries not to notice when her boyfriend’s eyes wander
she is untouchable
(but so, so lonely)

v.
persephone knows his eyes are on her
eyes belonging to a dark, thoughtful young man
she ignores the advice of artemis
and carries on picking flowers

—  ideas live on, through many bodies
greek gods in high school
-l.l.

okay so please raise your hand if u would be willing to buy ares or aphrodite prayer beads

plz do not expect anything from me though bc i’m a failure and it might turn out that i give up on the idea buT

IF i do make them, here are the basics

- hemp cord

- not a necklace, just a strand thingy

- 12 beads + a charm

- 4 of one gemstone, 4 of another gemstone, and 4 spacer beads

- i don’t know what the price will be exactly, but probs will be 15 USD

i’m really dead set on making some goddamn ares prayer beads though

BUT BEFORE I BUY THE BEADS

i want to see how many people would be interested

if this works (whoa what a thought) i will do other deities but for now i’m only planning for ares and aphrodite

not for any particular reason, actually

ya feel me

yes, please reblog if you’d buy prayer beads like the ones very vaguely described above.

no, reblogging does not mean you have to actually buy them

like i’d tell you which gemstones and charms i’m using but i feel like that would spoil the surprise, ya know? so you have no obligation to buy them in case they aren’t how you wanted them to be

also if you’re only reblogging to signal boost, please note that you are so i don’t count you as someone who wants prayer beads, and then be sad when it turns out that only like 3 people actually wanted them

tyvm for reading this, friend

So a Greek mythology headcanon where Aphrodite can appear either male or female, and she looks like a really fucking sexy guy to gay dudes because that’s who they find attractive
And some Greek bro is out with his buddies when she shows up and he’s all “Wow look at how ripped this dude is no homo” and his buddies are all “What the fuck man that’s a beautiful lady” and that’s how he finds out he’s hella gay

Advice From the Greek Gods
  • Aphrodite:beauty can be a weapon or a curse. It is up to you to decide how to use it. If you use it to your advantage, you can destroy cities, create wars, cause chaos. Look what happened because of Helen of Troy. But beauty will never make someone love you. Beauty only sparks desire, never love.
  • Apollo:music is important. It can heal and energize you. Take time out of your day to turn your favourite music on or try something new. Pick up an instrument, you may want to try to make your own music. Sit in the sun, with the light on your face, and relax.
  • Ares:you will always be able to fight. You will always have victories, whatever the size. They may be as small as getting out of bed in the morning when depression pressures you to stay in. We all have the strength to continue on and fight the battles set before us.
  • Artemis:do not be afraid of the night. The moon and the stars are always with you, even if you cannot see them. Remember the things that go bump in the night are only animals, an owl hunting or a raccoon scavenging. Animals are living things, with the same fears as humans, and they are to be respected.
  • Athena:wisdom is not always found in books and can be scored by tests. You are not stupid. You know more about something than your teachers and professors, whether it be your favourite sport or video game. Though you may feel like what you are learning may be useless now, it may be useful eventually. Knowledge is power in whatever form. Seize what you can and never give it back.
  • Demeter:enjoy nature. Go for walks in the woods during a hot afternoon to be cooled by the shade the trees will give you. Dig your toes into the sand on a beach and watch the sunset. Eat organic, delicious fruit and let the juices drip down your chin like you are a child again. Respect the earth and it will respect you.
  • Dionysus:sometimes you have to let go. Take a step back from the stresses of life and let yourself have fun. Go with your friends to that new club that opened downtown, dance the entire night until you have blisters on your feet, and drink as much as you want, even if that means your friends have to drag you home in a cab. Being able to forget, if only for a short time, is therapy in itself.
  • Hades:do not be afraid of death. It comes to us all. Death is not cold. It is peace and resolution. It is much needed rest after a long day of labor. It is coming home after a lifetime of struggles. Accept it but do not forget to cherish life while you have it.
  • Hephaestus:being able to work with your hands is a gift. It might be fixing cars or it could be creating beautiful art, it does not matter. If you like your gift, pursue it at all costs and never let other people try to hold you back from it. You are not crippled, you are not helpless, and they do not have that kind of power over you.
  • Hera:family is something that does not last forever. Love them if they are good to you, but even family can be toxic. No one deserves to have toxic people in their life even if they are blood. Never forget that you can create a family of your own.
  • Hermes:travel the world. See as much as you can, try exotic foods, give gifts to people with no regards to the cost, learn jokes in foreign languages, play tricks on your friends, and experience everything life has to offer. It is vital to be knowledgeable about the world around you, and even more to be able to experience it firsthand.
  • Hestia:find your home and place in the world. A home could be found with a person, or your family, or your childhood house, or somewhere on the opposite side of the globe. When the traveling is over and you are weary, you will want a familiar bed to crawl into and a space to call your own. You will know it in your bones when you have found your true home. Keep your hearth burning and take in those in need.
  • Poseidon:the ocean is not something to be trifled with. It is fierce storms and unknown creatures hiding in its darkest depths, but it is also a glittering mirror and lapping waves against a sandy shore. The beauty and ferocity of the ocean goes unparalleled throughout the world. Keep both of those in mind, or it may swallow you whole.
  • Zeus:having power over others is a serious responsiblity. It is not everything, either. Gaining power should not be a goal or an obsession. The power of the heavens could back you but it does not make people truly loyal or trustworthy. They can slip a dagger between your ribs when you turn your back. If you do possess some power, respect and honor your subjects and treat them as equals. After all, you are human too.
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greek goddess: Aphrodite

Aphrodite was the Goddess of love and beauty. She is especially associated with the islands of Cyprus, Cythera and Kos. There are contradicting myths about her birth –  one describes the Greek Goddess Aphrodite as rising as an adult from sea foam. This was as a result of her father, Cronus, cutting off Uranus’s testicals and throwing them into the sea.

Nyx likes to compare Aphrodite to the stars. Ever since she first saw her at The Styx, light jacket pulled tight to protect herself from the cold, silver around her eyes, hand clasped in Persephone’s as she is guided through the crowd, Nyx has been in awe of her. It is months later, and the stars are especially bright from the rooftop of Nyx’s apartment, when three, wondrous words spill from Aphrodite’s lips. Nyx responds by tracing constellations over her skin and pointing to the galaxies as she whispers in her ear. Aphrodite laughs, a twinkling laughter, until she realizes the honesty in Nyx’s words. She turns onto her side, eyes dark and glistening with tears. “If I am the stars,” she says, “then you are the night.” 

AESTHETIC PUNK MYTHS 2/3 Pairings [insp.]