greek mythology:

Daphne (/ˈdæfniː/; Greek: Δάφνη, meaning “laurel”) is a minor figure in Greek mythology known as a naiad—a type of female nymph associated with fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater. There are several versions of the myth, but the general narrative is that because of her beauty, Daphne attracted the attention and ardor of the god Apollo. Apollo pursued her and just before being overtaken, Daphne pleaded to her father, the rivergod Ladon for help. So Ladon then transformed Daphne into a laurel tree.


greek mythology:

Pandora (greek: Πανδώρα, derived from πᾶν, pān, i.e. “all” and δῶρον, dōron, i.e. “gift”, thus “the all-endowed”, “the all-gifted” or “the all-giving”) was the first human woman created by the gods, specifically by Hephaestus and Athena on the instructions of Zeus. As Hesiod related it, each god helped create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of earth as part of the punishment of humanity for Prometheus’ theft of the secret of fire, and all the gods joined in offering her “seductive gifts”. According to the myth, Pandora opened a jar, mistranslated as “Pandora’s box”, releasing all the evils of humanity leaving only Hope inside once she had closed it again.


Greek Mythology:    Hades & Persephone

So I grabbed my king and ran away
to a land of death,
where I reigned and people whispered
that I’d been dragged.
I’ll tell you I’ve changed. I’ll tell you,
the red on my lips isn’t wine.
I hope you’ve heard of horns,
but that isn’t half of it. Out of an entire kingdom
he kneels only to me,
calls me Queen, calls me Mercy.                                                                                                    -Daniella Michalleni, “Persephone Speaks”

iii. You gotta be watchful of this one, Zeus, he’s the one who has to sit at the front of the class to stop talking. the one that trips people up in the halls and practically lives in the headmasters office. but never gets punished because, have you seen those pretty eyes? an icy light blue that might make you shiver. those eyes and his brown hair, he’s taller than his brothers - just a bit taller than the oldest, way taller than the middle one - and he takes it in his stride. he didn’t have a mum and hardly a dad, that’s his excuse. Zeus is the kid who’ll hit you with a football, when you walk by the pitch, and will only laugh loudly and not apologise. he loves to watch people break. he’s the kid that punches his locker and wastes his life away. his knuckles always bleed and he always wins the fight.

Oceanside sneak peak at THE SON OF NEPTUNE graphic novel, out Feb 21! No better place to flip through then by Neptune’s realm (or in this case, Venice Beach)

Art by Antoine Dodé, color by Orpheus Collar (that’s me), with a story adapted by Rob Venditti from the novel by Rick Riordan.

close your eyes,
           do you trust me?
       the softness of your lips beckons;
                one taste for another
                                  sin for sinner, 
            fruit for the forbidden,
     I am yours.
—  m.d.g, pomegranate promise.


“Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.“
– Allen Ginsberg

A Poem By Christy Birmingham:
“Selene Awakens”:
Selene is moving fast,
Driving across the heavens in a
Lane of her own, behind the reins, in a
Moon chariot that lights up with her determination,
Pulled by two horses and a faith in Greek spirits larger than Earth.

Watch for Selene overhead, with her head shining brightly, bearing
A crescent moon that reaches from her forehead to
Your heart, as you watch her in hopes that
She will know the secret to why the
Sun chooses to sleep at night,
While she awakens and
You yearn for


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Greek Mythology: Hades & Persephone 

“Aren’t you afraid of my darkness, my dear?” Hades asked with mischief in his eyes.
“No,” Persephone replied, “You haven’t even seen mine yet.”   kfg

You are the stars in my darkness,
the flowers to my wasteland,
You are the Spring Queen that balances the Winter King.
You make the dark suffocation of the Underworld a little more bearable.
—  Hades to Persephone - IKM