bloody hell

I was just doing some research on the Udjat as a symbol in Egyptian mythology and, whoa, suddenly it becomes a whole lot more profound for Pharah than I originally thought! It’s a symbol of Pharah taking up the role of protector, and something done in honor of her mother, but here are a few more points that I discovered:

  • The Udjat is closely associated with parental reverence and resurrection. Horus’s left eye was originally gouged out by Set in battle. After the eye was restored, Horus offered the eye to his deceased father, Osiris, which restored Osiris to life (this is probably the most pertinent point).
  • Although it was originally the left eye that was gouged out by Set, the Udjat is often depicted to be the right eye. The right eye is associated with the Ra, the sun god, while the left is associated with the moon. The right eye is linked to positivity and victory.
  • The Udjat is hybrid of a human’s eye and a falcon’s eye – Horus was either depicted as a falcon-headed god, or as a falcon, and was the patron deity of pharaohs.
  • There’s some neat math associated with each piece of the Udjat, though the significance of the proportions has been challenged.
  • One source has the Udjat associated with a rising cobra, which may add some significance to Pharah’s cobra spray.

There’s a lot of other neat stuff I found during the time I spent traipsing around the internet reading about the Udjat; sources under the cut below.

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anonymous asked:

Thing about Odin is that he did gain knowledge, drinking from the waters of knowledge at the world tree but offering an eye to do so. He also hanged himself, starved himself, hurt himself with spears.

Yeah, there’s actually a huge amount of similarities between Odin and Kaneki

  • Odin gouging his eye out in exchange for knowledge of the world = Kaneki becoming a one-eyed ghoul and gaining a new perspective on the world of humans and ghouls
  • Odin is also referred to as Bileygr = OEK Kaneki is on the path to follow Eto’s book the Bileygr King
  • Odin hung from the World Tree for 9 days and 9 nights experiencing all sorts of horrors as you listed = Kaneki’s torture by Yamori lasted for 10 days
  • Odin is depicted on the Hanged Man tarot card = Kaneki is the poster boy of the series for the Hanged Man tarot
  • Odin drank from the well or spring of knowledge = Eto’s alias “Sen” means spring and Kaneki ate her kakuja (god do you think people outside this fandom ever see us say “he ate her kakuja” and think it’s a euphemism for something dirty?)

I’m positive there are a few more I missed, but already that’s quite a list!

GF fandom has 3 kinds of people

1. The ones having nerdgasms over the Journal right now because they got it early from comic con, or the Journal 3 black market or whatever

2. The people who have the peace of mind that they’re getting the Journal on the 26 so they won’t be tortured for long with spoilers

3. The people who aren’t getting the Journal till August because they’re too poor or simply clicked the wrong deliver time on the Amazon shipping date. They are either sucking down spoilers like vodka, or gouging their eyes out just to be safe.

ask-the-underground-humans  asked:

((Is it ok if I try make a design for a Horrortale Genocide Frisk...? I have a strange idea that their eyes have been gouged out to try match the apperance of Chara's goopy face and that they have a permenant smile to match Chara aswell. I just want to know is it ok to draw and is there anything I should make different to them aswell))

Originally posted by selinakyle

please do show me this!-minty

anonymous asked:

if josh dun came up to me with a huge knife i wouldnt even b scared tbh id be excited like ysss dddy please gouge my eyes out

sege-h  asked:

That Pokemon anime scene with May and evolution but with Sonic characters and Sonic going "imagine if Tails evolved!" -insert image of Titan Tails here-

I think I’d rather have my eyes gouged out than look at Titan Tails again

French Government Forced To Admit It "Suppressed News Of Gruesome Torture" At Bataclan Massacre | Zero Hedge
A French government committee has heard testimony, suppressed by the French government at the time and not published online until this week, that the killers in the Bataclan appear to have tortured their victims on the second floor of the club.

The chief police witness in Parliament testified that on the night of the attacks, an investigating officer, tears streaming down his face, rushed out of the Bataclan and vomited in front of him just after seeing the disfigured bodies.

The 14-hour testimony about the November attacks took place March 21st.

According to this testimony, Wahhabist killers reportedly gouged out eyes, castrated victims, and shoved their testicles in their mouths. They may also have disemboweled some poor souls. Women were reportedly stabbed in the genitals – and the torture was, victims told police, filmed for Daesh or Islamic State propaganda. For that reason, medics did not release the bodies of torture victims to the families, investigators said.

But prosecutors at the hearing claimed these reports of torture were “a rumor” on the grounds that sharp knives were not found at the scene. They also claimed that maybe shrapnel had caused the injuries.

Further on the investigator described how this was kept from relatives:

A. Bodies have not been presented to families because there were beheaded people there, the murdered people, people who have been disemboweled . There are women who had their genitals stabbed.

Q. All this would have been videotaped for Daesh !

A. I believe so. Survivors have said so.

Elsewhere, the investigator says, women were sexually tortured, stabbed in the genitals, and their eyes were plucked out. People were decapitated.

The clerk of the inquiry (or “rapporteur”) pressed the chief of committee for clarity on whether victims were decapitated or mutilated. The committee chief replied that the authorities had given out conflicting information that said victims were merely shot or blown up. He then added this damning statement about one victim’s father discovering the gruesome truth in the morgue:

Mr. President Georges Fenech Indeed, the Committee is troubled by this information which has appeared nowhere [in the media]. Thus, the father of one of the victims sent me a copy of a letter he sent to the investigating judge, which I quote in summary: “On the causes of the death of my son A., at the forensic institute in Paris, I was told, and what a shock it was for me at that moment, they had cut off his testicles, had put them in his mouth, and he was disemboweled. When I saw him behind glass, lying on a table, a white shroud covering it up to the neck, a psychologist was with me. He said: This is “the only presentable part, your son’s left profile.” I found that he had no right eye. I made the remark; I was informed that they had punctured his eye and  sliced down the right side of his face, where there was a very large hematoma that we could all see. ”

This particular witness could corroborate the statements that we heard from one of the BAC officials, that one of his investigators vomited immediately on leaving the Bataclan after finding a decapitation and evisceration. Are you aware of such facts?

anonymous asked:

There's actually a more direct parallel to the myth of Odin gouging his eye out, I think. This happened at the well of urd which is located underground at the roots of Yggdrasil, it somehow reminds me of V14. It's underground, the pillars could be said to look like roots and just like Odin Kaneki gained knowledge after Arima gouged both his eyes out.

Ooh interesting! though iirc Odin only gouged one out, making him One-Eyed. But yeah, the sewers and V14 would be a good parallel :O

// Sorry for being a such a slowpoke here on tumblr, I really love stalking and writing with you all, but I sometimes have periods with a lot of migraine. It’s really hard to focus on writing when you just want to crawl up in bed and gouge your eyes out…

On a more positive note I’ve also had a lot of inspo for drawing as of late, even though I’m a horrible slowpoke at that as well…. -_-’  So please be patient if I’m slow to reply, it does NOT mean that I’m not into our thread! I’ve also got tons of ideas for fanart of all these awesome muses, so thank you all for fueling my need to get better at drawing! <33

Lastly, have some proof that I actually do stuff when I don’t reply to you: