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Ok so I’ve seen tons of fantastic super epic detailed PJO fanart, but I always thought that PJO would make an amazing goofy cartoon with self-conscious humor and crazy monsters of the week (and serious moments ofc) akin to Gravity Falls, Danny Phantom, etc. So character design doodles for that, I guess?

s/o for the crappy generic “ancient looking” font for existing


Kapetanissa Sarika (Sara Yeshua), partisan leader of the women’s platoon of the Greek People’s Liberation Army’s 7th division, posing with fellow EAM fighters and a revolver, October 1944.

Born in the Jewish quarter of Chalkida in 1927, Sara Yeshua belongs to the emblematic figures of the resistance. Before she turned 15, Sara assisted the wounded at the city’s military hospital as a volunteer nurse. From the beginning of the German occupation (October 1943), she got involved with Greece’s National Liberation Front, took her mother and left Chalkida for Steni.

To guard against German incursions against the Jews who had fled to the mountains, the resistance dispersed the Jews in various villages (Paliouras, Theologos, Stropones, Vasiliko) and later organised an escape network by boat to Turkey from Tsakei beach. Sara was well regarded by her fellow resistance fighters as a passionate speaker advocating for armed struggle against the occupation forces, particularly among young women. At 17, after the horrific murder of Mendi Moschovitz by the Security Battalions in Stropones (4 March 1944) and the burning of Kourkouloi, she formed an independent female resistance group that fought and gathered intelligence. Armed with Molotov cocktails, they attacked outlying sites to draw the Germans away from the main target, and aided in the capture of collaborators.  By the end of the war, she was legendary among the partisans of Evia, Greece, as “Kapetanissa Sarika” (Partisan Leader Sara). 


Creative theme version of Iceland - take the 4 Greek elements, Water/Ice, Earth, Air/wind, and heat/light, and explore them in a single video. Original caption:

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24/4/17 From a twitter thread by Robert Kazandjian on Twitter:

“Today, April 24th, we commemorate the #ArmenianGenocide. While it is convenient for some to reduce the narrative to one of Muslims murdering Christians, the reality is that the Ottoman Turkish government were fascists. And when the shit hits the fan what do fascists do? They scapegoat already vulnerable minorities. They convince the populace that attacking minorities will restore the nation, or in our case the Ottoman empire, to past glories. This is why our ancestors were marked for death. This is why our ancestors were shot, cut down with bayonets, drowned in sacred rivers and crucified in the desert. And let’s be clear, fascism is in full effect today. So mobilising against it and safeguarding our most vulnerable is an absolute necessity. Furthermore in the wake of the #ArmenianGenocide it was the Muslim world in which Armenian refugees found sanctuary. Armenian refugee communities flourished in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Palestine. My own family settled in Egypt. Many of these communities went on to be displaced again by murderous conflicts instigated and exacerbated by western ‘democracies’. Compare the Muslim world’s humane response to the #ArmenianGenocide and subsequent refugee crisis to the callous western 'democratic’ response to refugees today, many of whom flee death and destruction in the very places that sheltered Armenian survivors a century ago. All of the above is why the #ArmenianGenocide is still tragically relevant.”

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Dinotopia is a fictional utopia created by author and illustrator James Gurney.  It is the setting for the book series (1992) with which it shares its name. Dinotopia is an isolated island inhabited by shipwrecked humans and sentient dinosaurs who have learned to coexist peacefully as a single symbiotic society. 

Gurney’s assignments for National Geographic magazine required him to work with archaeologists to envision and paint ancient cities that no one alive today has ever seen. This inspired him to imagine his own.

Got no head for planning, just
A heart that sings with rage
And what’s running through
My veins screams out DESTROY
And forgets to have a reason.
—  My Mom Calls Me Athena
I Tell Her “No, I am Ares”


Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873;

Peasant man and woman from around Bursa (wearing wedding clothing), Seis (horse groom); Rich Arnaut family

Muslim lady from Selanik,  Jewish lady from Selanik and a Bulgarian woman from Prilep; Muslim man and woman  from Lebanon

Armenian bride,Jewish woman from Istanbul and a Greek girl; Shepherd from around Diyarbakır, Turk from Cizre, Turk from around Mardin

Muslim, Armenian and Kurdish women from Sivas; Christian inhabitant of Beirut (summer dress), Muslim lady from Beirut, Christian lady from Beirut (winter dress)

Armenian woman from Burdur, Turkmen woman from Karie de Outmouk, Kurdish woman from Sarıkaya; A'alim from Al Hudaydah, Burgher from Al Hudaydah, Muslim lady from Sana'a

National Archaeological Museum / Archaeological Site of Mycenae:

Two fragments from murals found at the Acropolis of Mycenae.

Three women look out of the windows of a festooned house. The scene’s festive character and the women’s gestures of veneration and surprise , indicate that they are watching a religious spectacle from the “Ramp House” (14th century B.C)

Daemons depicted in a hunting scene. Three lion-headed daemons, also called donkey-head because of how they are drawn, walk to the right holding a wooden pole from which their prey hangs. This type of daemon originated from Egypt and is connected with vegetation rituals.

Similar daemons can be seen on this signet ring from Tiryns. You can also see some daemon masks that were used in rituals found in Tiryns, here.