asphodelon

anonymous asked:

I just backed your kickstarter and I did it purely on faith, as I have yet to read your story (I know more than a few of my friends would say it's foolish, but I've done many foolish things in my life). I am a huge fan on Greek mythology and I found Asphodelon's art on tumblr, which pulled me in (and I have plans to create the costume of her Artemis once that design is finished), but that is how I found you. So here is to a successful kickstarter.

Wow. That’s… fantastic, honestly. Receiver of Many is available to read for free at your leisure if you’re interested. The link is in my blog and there’s a lot of people that follow me who like it, so I hope your gamble in my writing pays off and I can’t thank you enough for taking a blind chance by donating!

Also I would love to see the Artemis costume pictures when they eventually appear, and I think I can speak on Asphodelon’s behalf that she’s excited to see them too!

Thank you so much for contributing to my Kickstarter :)

Heres a sketch of @asphodelon’s beautiful interpretation of persephone! Please go and check out her blog, it is amazing :D asphodelons version of persephone is from @kata-chthonia’s story ‘receiver of many’, ive read it on fanfiction.net and i loved it! :D i hope you like her lovely :3 the persephone myth is my favourite, I wrote my independent study on it, a 4 piece musical suite inspired by stravinsky’s 'pastorale’.

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We now know who the first Disney princess REALLY was, and her story’s pretty tragic
Our Disney-loving minds have just been blown, but in the best way possible (like with fairy dust and stuff). Because Snow White wasn't actually the first Disney princess. Persephone was! To prepare for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Walt Disney made a smart move by performing a test run. Taking inspiration from Greek mythology, in 1934, he decided to create a Silly Symphonies short film called The Goddess of Spring. With this project before them, Disney animators were able to practice working with realistic-looking female characters and one of the lead artists, Ham Luske, actually modeled Persephone's movements after his wife Frankie (because true love!). Walt Disney Pictures / Disney Wikia In the film, Persephone is seated on a cornucopia throne in a flower-filled field, perfectly demonstrating that she's the Goddess of Spring. Birds bestow a flower crown upon her head (very trendy), while dwarves (remind you of another Disney movie?) joyfully dance ...

Ok although it makes m giggle with happiness that one of Disney’s first Silly Symphonies cartoon short was about Persephone, it upsets me that our beloved Hades was portrayed as the devil. yes yes  know that for the longest time that’s how majority of people saw him but our perceptions have been changing. So let’s not encourage that red horn look for our God of the Underworld, eh?

//rant over

“Quel corpo perfetto, il sublime profumo della sua morbida pelle, la bontà e al contempo il lato oscuro della sua anima, facevano di Persefone non soltanto l'oggetto dei desideri carnali di Ade, ma anche la partner perfetta con cui condividere emozioni, momenti e sensazioni mai provate prima di allora. Ancora non lo sapevano, ma il loro amore sarebbe diventato leggenda. ”

[Take me Into your Hell - Diletta Brizzi e Yvan Argeadi

I was watching Recess: School’s Out today. I’ve known for a while that Dr. Benedict was voiced by James Woods (Hades from Hercules), but I didn’t realize one of the scientists he gets into an argument with was voiced by Tony Jay (Frollo from Hunchback).

So, pretty much, you got Hades having Frollo sent to detention.

What’s funnier? In Greek mythology, Hades job as ruler of the underworld was to judge human souls. The good souls were either sent to asphodelon or the Elysian fields, and the bad souls would go to Tartarus (the Christian equivalent to hell). Of course, one could argue that the crimes Frollo committed durung his life would warrant eternal punishment.

In conclusion, Benedict/Hades is having a screaming Scientist/Frollo being dragged to detention/Tartarus