So we always have modern-day Greek gods but come on, imagine them in other periods of history please like there is so much potential
Apollo as a renaissance artist in Venice, painting watercolors of the sun, crafting songs and harmonies, visiting the sick with his work that always seems to help them recover, sketching women more beautiful than a summer’s day.
Artemis as a huntress in Celtic Ireland, war paint and bow, axes and spears, running through glens and marshes, hiding in the undergrowth dressed in animal pelts.
Ares as a medieval knight in England, seeking glory in jousts and tourneys, mastering pike and sword and lance and flail, clothed in steel and blood.
Athena as a World War Two commander in Bletchley, calling the shots as she scours maps, planning out blitz raids and spy operations, typing at machines and decoding foreign enigmas.
Hephaestus as a factory worker in the British industrial revolution, face lined with ash, stinking of iron and smoke, watching chimneys pump the skies grey.
Hermes as a Colonial settler in the Americas, atop the ship’s mast with spyglass and pistol, bartering with natives, swindling and travelling, scouting out the New World and bringing communication to the old one.
Hestia as a World War One housewife in Britain, growing vegetables and making her own clothes to keep up the war effort, sending telegrams to shellshocked soldiers in the trenches, keeping children safe in her house by the fireside.
I mean, come on. Historically diverse Greek mythology. Let’s make it happen.
since it’s finally starting to feel like winter outside, I put together some songs to listen to when the days get darker and the weather colder. a mix of alternative, indie folk, and acoustic.
1. blue moon - beck 2. black flies - ben howard 3. promise - ben howard 4. people help the people - birdy 5. winter white hymnal - birdy 6. blood bank - bon iver 7. the emotion - børns 8. northern wind - city and colour 9. christmas lights - coldplay 10. oceans - coldplay 11. delicate - damien rice 12. youth - daughter 13. the ice is getting thinner - death cab for cutie 14. kiss me - ed sheeran 15. i see fire - ed sheeran 16. black water - edward sharpe and the magnetic zeroes 17. hypnotized - fleetwood mac 18. syndicate - the fray 19. mad world - gary jules 20. picture frames - georgia fair 21. days go on - greg laswell 22. call me in the afternoon - half moon run 23. sedated - hozier 24. cinder and smoke - iron & wine 25. when we were on fire - james bay 26. in your atmosphere - john mayer 27. a bad dream - keane 28. one day - kodaline 29. stormy weather - the kooks 30. lamplight - lewis watson 31. windows - lewis watson 32. the yawning grave - lord huron 33. frozen pines - lord huron 34. buzzcut season - lorde 35. stubborn love - the lumineers 36. breathe - matt corby 37. winter winds - mumford & sons 38. align - nina nesbitt 39. dirty paws - of monsters and men 40. always - panama 41. chasing cars - snow patrol 42. sad beautiful tragic - taylor swift 43. back to december - taylor swift 44. out of the woods - taylor swift 45. red eye - vance joy 46. my kind of man - vance joy 47. unsteady - x ambassadors 48. hypnotic - zella day
walking home some guy bumps into me and starts talking shit to my face about how aluminum is the best metal. i tried to explain that iron is actually the best metal, but he started throwing around words like “rust” and i lost it. punched him right in his aluminum loving face. i hate aluminum so much.