c: artemis

imagine a modern Artemis, her clothes smudged with dirt and blood.  Hair the color of deep earth, intertwined with bones and leaves.  She isn’t pretty.  She doesn’t have to be.  She’s beautiful, terrifying, and doesn’t care what you think.

Imagine a modern Artemis who gave up her bow a century ago.  She carries guns now.  Two strapped to her side, another across her back.  Her forests are various battlefields.  She fights side by side with the female soldiers.  War is her sister’s domain, but Athena doesn’t mind.  

Imagine a modern Artemis running an animal shelter.  She protects all sort of beasts.  Her workers are all women that she found:  abused, homeless, alone.  She protects them now - she teaches them how to protect themselves.  They call themselves the huntresses. 

Imagine a modern Artemis walking in hand in hand with her brother.  They walk through LGBT youth centers.  They walk the streets in search of runaway youths.  Artemis stops to talk to trans youths, young lesbians, and bisexual girls.  “You are valid,” She says, “you are worthy.” 

Imagine a modern Artemis, walking by the full moon’s light.  She sees a man attempt to force himself on a young girl.  She readies her gun and fires.  It hits him in the stomach; he’ll die slowly.  She smiles to herself as the girl escapes.  

In the old days, Artemis used to hunt legendary beasts.  Now She kills a different kind of monster. 

Artemis/Diana

Originally posted by kittencrimson

Small acts of devotion.

  • Go hiking 
  • Learn self defense
  • Spend time in the forest
  • Go barefoot
  • Carry menstrual products in case someone needs one
  • Learn archery or how to use throwing knives
  • Go stargazing
  • Understand feminism 
  • Always help an animal in need
  • Keep an eye on anyone who seems to be uncomfortable with the person they’re with - discreetly offer support if needed
  • Make fashion choices that make you feel quietly confident
  • Cook over a campfire - or a wood burning stove
  • When drinking your morning cup of tea/coffee, step outside and enjoy the fresh air for a few moments
  • Dance
  • Wear oils and perfumes that smell of the forest
  • Be kind to kids - inspire them to follow their passions regardless of gender, ethnicity, etc. 
  • Learn more about constellations 
  • Boldly be whoever you are
  • Give money to any homeless people you pass
  • Plant native plants near your home
  • Work with the moon, follow it’s phases (use an app if needed)
  • Support aro/ace individuals 
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Buy more houseplants
  • Learn about the geography of the moon (Maria, Lunar highlands, etc.)
  • Watch wildlife/nature documentaries
  • Wake up at dawn
  • Go to pride
  • Learn bird language
  • Listen to instrumental music that inspires you
  • Keep basic first aid supplies with you
  • Donate to charities that help endangered species
  • Spend time in the mountains
  • PRACTICE LOVING YOURSELF
  • Many, many, many other things not said here