greek mythology

i move that the moral of stories about how ignorant women cause the downfall of mankind (eve in christianity, pandora in greek myth) stop being that women are the root of all evil and start being that in order to prevent the downfall of mankind we must educate our women

[river guide]

A little boat rocks to the rhythm

of a tame, almost amicable current.

The moon’s reflection skims

dark wooden paneling

as well as the somber face of

a lone but never lonely sailor.

As he steers with a splintered oar

streamers of azure fire drift lazily by,

their faint glow mimicking

the whirling tail of the Milky Way

beyond a brilliantly painted horizon.

Always up at the earliest possible hour

before even the excitable rooster,

Charon is a busy man ferrying back and forth

to the entrance of the ever popular

tourist destination of Styx.

—–astrojade

In the modern world, the goddesses don’t wait for men to fight their battles.
They take weapons and find battles.
Artemis has her hood up and goes hunting after dark. The city’s just another forest in need of a mistress to tip the scale between prey and predator and everyone always said her mouth looked better when it was painted blood red.

There’s too many tears in the streets. Aphrodite thinks it shouldn’t matter. That everyone should love who they want how they want, but it should all start with giving love to yourself. A couple of counseling degrees later and she’s started a movement. She’s glad they’re understanding the strength found in the heart.

Everyone is always at war, and Athena nurtures warriors. Ones that fight with their minds and ones who fight with their fists. Hera started a website and it nearly crashed in the first hour. There’s no room for weakness. Everyone is learning to be Queens.

Then there is one final lesson, the softness amongst the rough. They gather before her throne, and Persephone whispers softly into their ears that it’s ok to love fiercely and leave things behind. Hackles are still hackles no matter how pretty they are. Take your freedom and hope it makes the world burn.
—  There are no fair maidens here, there is only immortals with ichor and steel //L.H.Z