athena shields

I actually feel bad for Medusa?

She was just this gorgeous woman who Poseidon fell for, and he seduced her and convinced her to lie with him in the temple of Athena. From the mythos, I don’t think Medusa held any contempt in her heart for Athena as Poseidon did - I feel like she was just wooed and wasn’t thinking clearly.

Yet, she got the full retaliation for their affront, even if it was mostly Poseidon’s way of flipping Athena the bird.

Favorite Team?

* New Survey! This time I want you to vote for your favorite team (Co-Counsel/ Partner/Team). Please note, this is NOT meant to be a romantic pairing/s. I only want you to vote for your favorite partners-in-crime lol

* I will count only answers! If you reblogged this and added a caption, it is also counted but if you answered in tags, it won’t be counted! You may choose up to 3 teams only.

Choices:

  • Mia Fey & Phoenix Wright - 2
  • Phoenix Wright & Maya Fey - 6
  • Wright & Co. (Phoenix, Maya and Pearl) - 14
  • Phoenix Wright & Ema Skye - 2
  • Apollo Justice & Trucy Wright - 11
  • Apollo Justice & Athena Cykes - 4
  • Phoenix Wright & Athena Cykes -
  • Wright Agency Defense Team (Phoenix, Apollo & Athena) -
  • Gregory Edgeworth & Raymond Shields -3
  • Edgeworth & Franziska - 4
  • Investigation Team (Edgeworth, Kay & Gumshoe) - 12
  • Edgeworth & Kay - 3
  • Edgeworth & Gumshoe -7
  • Klavier Gavin & Ema Skye -
  • Nahyuta Sahdmadhi & Ema Skye - 2
  • Signal Red, Blue and Yellow (Edgeworth, Phoenix & Larry) - 7

One idea I’ll never let go of:

Miles Edgeworth is now Chief Prosecutor. Kay, Raymond, Badd, and the rest of the AAI main cast acknowledge it and treat him like usual.

Much embarrassment ensues for Miles when they and the other prosecutors meet. And the WAA.

Raymond: Did you guys know that Miles here once lost his badge for a few days?

Apollo: The Chief Prosecutor lost his badge??

Athena: (Why is Mr. Shields addressing Mr. Edgeworth with his first name?? How well does he know him??)

Summary: The AAI cast treat Miles as always, which means roasting him as much as possible. It has the side-effect of humanizing him towards his subordinates, friends, and acquaintances.

I.
Cassandra of Troy refuses Apollo.
How dare she?
Now she is nothing more than a
madwomen, a whisper of the disgraced.
Locked up by her family,
forced to watch her home fall
and only have wardress listen to her cries.
Raped by Ajax, holding tightly to Athena
praying, what did she do to be
punished like this?
She rejected a God;
and Apollo spit pain into her mouth.
II.
Medusa had the audacity to be
raped in Athena’s temple by Poseidon.
Serpents to rob her beauty,
to replace it with fear.
A punishment well earned they will say.
The world came together to kill
a wounded women.
A innocent women.
All the Gods helped Perseus;
mirrored shield from Athena,
gold, winged sandals from Hermes,
a sword from Hephaestus ,
Hades’s helm of invisibility.
The echo of Medusa’s head falling,
can be heard across the sea.
A reminder,
she is worth nothing more.
III.
Lilith was made of the dust,
the same dust of Adam.
How can I be less she asked,
What is worse than death?
She gave her soul to 200 children
from when Apollo rode his chariot,
to when night fell.
For her babies to perish to the wind
to become demons
to love each child,
only to be stolen
from her grasp.
They say be warned that Lilith will
steal your children in the night.
Instead, she was punished by a forgiving god
for refusing to be a housewife.
—  | the worst thing to be in this world is a women
Athena, Goddess of War

Let your instructors teach you about the Greek gods, but do not let them fail to tell you that the bright-eyes god who wields the shield of the slain gorgon, Medusa, or the Aegis, is not a god of war. She is the goddess of battle strategy, wisdom and tactics, yet they never deem her as a god of war. We all know wisdom, tactics, and strategy will always best pure strength and aggression. A calm mind will always defeat a blood-thirsty one. Athena is a god of war, the more acceptable side of war. Tactics, inspiration, strategy and victory. Whereas Ares represents that other side. Violence, bloodshed, aggression, assassination. Maybe they are afraid that a woman can represent, and dominate war.

I see so many people ask about what’s needed on a Hellenic altar or shrine, so I thought I’d share what I do real quick, since I changed up the altars in my house today.

  1. The Most important thing in my altars and shrines is a bowl, plate, or chalice for offerings. knotted-vines and I have purple wine glasses, carnival glass chalices with grape designs on them, a clear glass dessert bowl on a stem, and a tiny silver ashtray I picked up at an antique shop that has grape designs that we alternate as offering dishes.
  2. The next thing I try to have at my altar is a representation of the deity that altar is dedicated to. For the two of us, this usually consists of flowers that are sacred to Dionysus or Persephone. For Dionysus we also add ivy, and will usually use an old wine bottle as a vase. We also have a jar of amethyst shards we’ve been collecting from Micheal’s for years, and we use that to represent Dionysus too. This doesn’t have to be an image of your deity. Aphrodite? Try using shells. Hera? Peacock motifs are popular right now. Athena? Owls, shields, books, the list goes on. Hermes? A nice pair of shoes maybe. 

Those are the two elements I try to always incorporate. When my altar was nothing but a little wooden box in the back of my closet, I kept my jar of amethyst and a shot glass in it. Those two things were all I needed to feel like I’d set up an altar. 

Some other items I like to include are still functional and important though. I’ll usually place either candles or an incense holder on my altar. They can be used in katharmos, and add a nice feel to any ritual I do. When I decide to use a candle instead of incense I will usually go with one plain candle that I’ll light while I cleanse the area. When I go with incense I like to use incense cones, but that’s just me.


I also have a nice pitcher that I can use to hold khernips, but I don’t typically include it at my altar. I’ll include it when I set the whole table as an altar, and add a bowl so you can do the whole thing where you pour khernips over your hands and the water goes into the bowl. Otherwise though, when I use khernips I’ll typically just make a bowl of it and wash my hands and face with that. I don’t think it’s necessary to have khernips at your altar though.

Everything beyond that is just regular old decoration. I’ll sometimes include an altar cloth if I feel like it. I may also include candles and lights that are just to look pretty, not to be lit.

If you are planning on using it as a shrine, then you don’t need to worry too much about leaving any free space. If you’re wanting an altar, then I recommend leaving enough room near the front of the altar that you can prepare a bowl of khernips there. If you can prepare khernips on your altar then you should have room to do just about any other altar work you may want.

anonymous asked:

That morning and night prayer was really cool, could you do one for Athena?

Morning:

Grey Eyed Athena,

Who values wisdom and knowledge,

Bless me,

That I may follow on wings of curiosity,

Seeking to learn throughout the day,

That I may please you in my actions

And bring you glory on this day.

Night:

Aegis bearing Athena,

With shield and spear in hand,

I thank you for your guidance

and guarding wisdom through out the day,

And Give you honors now 

As the sun falls on the horizon.

okay but i’ve been thinking about thalia’s aegis for a while and it could have been a gesture of protection from zeus.

hear me out. of course we know he has some mercy for his children, seeing as he trapped her soul in the pine to save her from hades’ wrath in the underworld ( but i have mixed opinions on this but bottom line is he tried somewhat ) and gave jason to hera to appease her, so she wouldn’t blast the grace family into oblivion or whatever she would have done. so, let’s add to this.

i’m a huge huge huge fan of the story of medusa where athena transformed her out of love. this ticks every box for athena and i love it, but that’s another story. i found a post about how medusa become a symbol of protection and guess who appears on thalia’s shield?

medusa. 

it’s not a lot, not a copy of his own shield ( yes athena’s in some stories, but same nature ) but embellished with the ultimate symbol of protection. with medusa’s face before her, thalia would be shielded from the monsters who would hurt her. not only this, but thalia used this shield to protect her own friends when they needed it most.

A little bit about Sophie Grégoire

Since she’s going to be in the spotlight for a long time now, non-Canadians should get the rundown.

1. There’s no such position as “First Lady” in Canada  – spouses of officials can take as large or as small a place in public life as they see fit. (I use the gender neutral term because we have had a female Prime Minister before, albeit briefly.) 

2. Sophie was a classmate of Justin’s younger brother Michel, and grew up knowing the family. 

3. Sophie is a feminist activist and a journalist, focusing her stories on the arts and on activism within the arts.

4. Sophie is heavily involved in charity work, especially organizations to assist people recovering from eating disorders (she is open about the fact that she was bulimic as a teen). 

From wikipedia: "Her causes include Sheena’s Place and BACA, both of which assist those suffering from eating disorders; La Maison Bleue, a drop-in centre for at-risk pregnant mothers; Dove’s “Pay Beauty Forward” campaign and Self-Esteem Fund; Girls for the Cure; the Canadian Cancer Association; the Canadian Mental Health Association; the Women’s Heart and Stroke Association; and WaterCan.

“Grégoire is the national ambassador for Plan Canada’s “Because I am a Girl” initiative, and the official spokesperson for The Shield of Athena, which helps women and children dealing with domestic violence. Grégoire also works as a professional public speaker, focusing primarily on women’s issues.”

5. She’s also charming as all fuck, has three kids, a BA in Communications, teaches yoga, and is fluent in French, English and Spanish. 

We are going to have an amazing five years. 

  • Boyfriend and I take the Percy Jackson godly parent test*
  • BF: Gets Athena*
  • Me: Gets Poseidon*
  • Us: ... hmm our parents hate each other
  • BF and I make Pottermore Accounts and take the House Text*
  • BF: Gets Gryffindor*
  • Me: Gets Slytherin*
  • Us: ... really?!
  • BF and I take the Agents of Shield Vs Hydra Test*
  • BF: Gets Hydra*
  • Me: Gets Shield*
  • Me: ... dude i think the fandomverse is trying to tell us something
  • BF: nahh we are just starcrossed lovers :P