greco roman mythology

Planetarium // Nurseydex

a/n: short drabble based on the commission @wheeloffortune-design was doing today on their livestream. i’ll link back to that when it’s posted. EDIT: here’s the link.

“The binary star Algol is located 93 light years away. It used to be known as ‘al Ghul’, the demon star….”

”Yo, Dex,” Nursey whispered, nudging Dex’s arm. “Where’s she pointing? I can’t see what the laser is pointing to.”

“It’s the one on the left, over there.” He pointed.

“Oh, I see,” Nursey said, reaching over Dex to take a handful of popcorn. “No, wait, I don’t see.”

Nursey, it’s right—hey.” Some of the popcorn in Nursey’s fist fell out onto Dex’s lap. “C’mon, you just spilled popcorn all over me.”

“Whoops,” Nursey said, sounding entirely unapologetic. He picked a piece off of Dex’s knee and popped it into his mouth, grinning.

“The binary star makes up part of the Perseus constellation. It represents the mighty Greek hero….”

Dex threw a piece of popcorn at Nursey’s face, who immediately threw it back. Dex raised an eyebrow. “I was going to give you some of these M&M’s I smuggled in,” Dex said quietly, “but now I’m having second thoughts….”

“Eh, it’s fine. I’m more of a skittles guy anyway,” Nursey replied, shrugging. He bent his knees and propped his feet up on the seat in front of him.

“God, I can’t believe you’re such a candy snob, It’s sugar.”

A couple of rows in front of them, an older woman turned around, putting her finger up towards her lips. “Shh!” she hissed.

“Sorry, maam,” Dex apologized. He did his best to look repentant.

They tried to be quiet for a few more minutes, listening to the woman explain the science behind stars and the meaning behind constellations. The planetarium was mostly dark. They could barely see each other in the dim lights cast down from the artificial stars above them. Despite himself, Dex found that he was actually really enjoying this date. It had been Nursey’s idea, of course—who else would turn down a normal date plan like going to the movies in favor of a planetarium. But Dex had been talking about how he missed being able to see the stars, and Nursey must have remembered that, and that was pretty sweet, he guessed. Slowly, like a high schooler on a first date, Dex put his arm over the back of Nursey’s chair and let it fall onto Nursey’s shoulder.

In Greco-Roman mythology, the constellation Aquila is associated with the eagle who kidnapped Ganymede, son of one of the kings of Troy….

“You know,” Nursey whispered into Dex’s ear, “Ganymede and Zeus banged a lot.”

Dex couldn’t help it—he started giggling. “What?” he said, doing his best to keep his voice down. “I thought Achilles was the one who was into dudes.”

“All the Greeks were into dudes, Dex,” Nursey murmured. “The founders of their democracy were a same-sex couple.”

“That sounds fake, but I don’t know enough about Ancient Greece to argue with you.”

“It’s totally true,” Nursey said. “You know who else is into dudes?”

Dex sensed a trap. “…Who?”

“Me,” Nursey said. He leaned in and planted a kiss on Dex’s cheek.

“Oh my god.”

The older woman from before turned around a second time, giving them a look. This time they managed to keep quiet until the end of the show.

“So, what did you think?” Nursey asked as they left the planetarium. “Was that better than a movie?”

“Dunno,” Dex shrugged. “I guess I could be convinced.”

“Hm, I could definitely convince you…” Nursey said. He leaned in and kissed him.

“God, you’re such a sap,” Dex murmured against his lips. But he kissed back all the same.

  • Medea: Hello Jason. Look at your wife. Now back to me. Now back at your wife. Now back to me. Sadly, she isn't me. But if she wears this dress I made, her skin could burn off. Look down. Back up. Where are you? You're at your wedding. With the woman your wife could kill like. Look at your hand. Back at me. I have it. It's the charred remains of your wife's corpse. Look again. The corpses are now our children's! Anything is possible when your wife kills like a barbarian and not a lady. I'm on the sun chariot.
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Am I the only one who thinks Rick is going to make a loose collection of books in one universe? Like 3-10 for every pantheon? He’s already got Greek, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman under his belt and the slim possibility for a completely Roman backstory on Camp Jupiter and Jason.

He also set up Chinese, Native American, and maybe Latino mythology in his Greco-Roman series. He hinted in the Egyptian series that it was connected with the Greek and Greco-Roman world as weal as in multiple crossovers.

He’s got an official Norse series coming up that has a main character with the same last name as a main character in the Greek and Greco-Roman books.

It would be easy to create this kind of avengers Marvel universe were their still separate story’s but there all connected and hinted to coexist and sometimes meet each other and just be badass’s together.

I also think that Nico has met all of them and is just hiding it from everybody. He could’ve easily run into a lot of people when he was learning how to shadow travel. Come on, look me in the eye and tell me you have never thought about Anubis and Nico being bros.

Resources for Kemetic Polytheism/ Kemeticism

I’m a Hellenic/ Kemetic Poly and I see SO many resources for Hellenic Polytheists who are starting out, rituals, festivals, cleansing and worship ideas…I was wondering if there were any for Kemetic Polytheists? I’ve been looking, but it seems very scattered. Any help would be great! Thank You!