heraklea

sevenleafsimblr  asked:

you havent done 😊 for heraklea yet right? what abt 😊 coach?

I WAS P R A Y I N G for this I love this old woman.

1. Coach is Powered by salt, spite, and exercise. She wasn’t even supposed to live to this age, she became very sick as a child and was expected to die. But she lived, and she has never lost this strong will.

2. She was once the number one female weight lifter in Greece! And don’t you forget it. 

3. She basically raised Heraklea, as her mother ran off when she was a baby and her dad died when she was a kid. From the start, Coach was always ‘Coach’. The story goes that Heraklea was confused that the hard willed, stern woman could be the same thing as her friend’s round and kind grandmothers. When asked what she could call her, Anna thought and said ‘you can call me ‘Coach’ if you’d like’.

4. Coach has been Heraklea’s trainer since she was young. Young!Heraklea had a lot of loss in her life, and Coach was concerned about her mind being too focused on suffering. They went through a variety of hobbies together, none of which stuck. During a brief and messy Scrapbook Phase, Heraklea came upon a picture of Coach as a young weightlifter. She asked if Coach could teach her how to do that and, as they say, the rest is History.

5. Coach is hard, blunt, and tough, but always fair. She’s never forced Heraklea to do a thing, as so many SHSL caregivers have. She knew Herkalea had a talent and she’d foster that with hard work and determination, but it was Heraklea’s path to walk.

6. Speaking of SHSL talents, she was always Side-Eying Hope’s Peak. She didn’t trust the fuckers.

7. Snarky as fuuuuuck. Everything that comes out of her mouth is deadpan.

8. She isn’t much for ‘womanly arts’ as she puts it, but she can make a meaaaaan olive bread.

9. Coach has wrestled a bear.

10. She’s basically everyone’s tough as nails grandmother in the neighborhood. Shitty parents? Having a rough patch? Just need some advice?  Come here, I’m your grandmother now fuck those assholes

Heraclea-Column with a hellenic Inscript

Heraclea Lyncestiss Heraclea Lyncestis also spelled Herakleia Lynkestis (Greek: Ἡράκλεια Λυγκηστίς or Ἡράκλεια Λύγκου) was an ancient Greek city situated 2 km south of the present-day town of Monastiri (Slavbulgarian Bitola) It was founded by Philip II of Macedon in the middle of the 4th century BC, after he had conquered the surrounding region of Lynkestis and incorporated it into his kingdom of Macedon. The city was named in honor of the mythological Greek hero Heracles. The epithet Lynkestis means “the Land of the Lynx” in Greek.

Heraclea was a strategically important town during the Hellenistic period, as it was at the edge of Macedon’s border with Epirus to the west, and to the non-Greek world to the north, until the middle of the 2nd century BC, when the Romans conquered Macedon and destroyed its political power. The Romans divided Macedonia into 4 regions and Heraclea was in the fourth region. The main Roman road in the area, Via Egnatia went through Heraclea, and Heraclea was an important stop. The prosperity of the city was maintained mainly due to this road. Objects discovered from the time of Roman rule in Heraclea are: Votive monuments, a portico, thermae (baths), a theatre and town walls. In the early Christian period, Heraclea was an important Episcopal seat. Some of its bishops are mentioned in synods in Serdica and other nearby towns. From this period are the ensembles of the Small and Great (Large, Big) basilica. The Grave (Funeral) basilica with a necropolis is located east of the theatre.