My mom was so shocked when I told her that after four years of studying latin and ancient greek I wouldn’t even know how to say “Hello! How are you?/What’s your name?” (after a bit I realized that “Ave” and “
χαῖρε” actually exists but that’s not the point because I couldn’t go any further) and that just by watching anime as a hobby I learnt so much more useful stuff in a language that doesn’ have a single thing similar to my first language
Am I the only one who thinks Rick is going to make a loose collection of books in one universe? Like 3-10 for every pantheon? He’s already got Greek, Egyptian, and Greco-Roman under his belt and the slim possibility for a completely Roman backstory on Camp Jupiter and Jason.
He also set up Chinese, Native American, and maybe Latino mythology in his Greco-Roman series. He hinted in the Egyptian series that it was connected with the Greek and Greco-Roman world as weal as in multiple crossovers.
He’s got an official Norse series coming up that has a main character with the same last name as a main character in the Greek and Greco-Roman books.
It would be easy to create this kind of avengers Marvel universe were their still separate story’s but there all connected and hinted to coexist and sometimes meet each other and just be badass’s together.
I also think that Nico has met all of them and is just hiding it from everybody. He could’ve easily run into a lot of people when he was learning how to shadow travel. Come on, look me in the eye and tell me you have never thought about Anubis and Nico being bros.
Lambda Theta Alpha (ΛΘA) is a Latina sorority in the United States established in 1975 making it the first Latina sorority in the nation.
The idea for Lambda Theta Alpha began in the late 1970s, when colleges and universities experienced an influx of Latino enrollment; the organization was founded at Kean University in 1975 with by seventeen women of Latin, Caribbean, and European descent.The sorority remains open to women of all races and ethnicities. It is an academic-based organization that stresses social justice and activism.
I’m sure if you are here right now, you are wondering why this kind of blog exists or is needed. You may even be wondering, “Latino Greeks exist?” Yes! We do! Showcasing that and answering questions about ourselves is the primary reason why I created this blog! Let me offer a personal example…
See this? This is me just the day after I crossed. Getting to that point was incredibly difficult for me because I had no idea what Latino Greeks were about. There were little peanuts of information about Latino Greeks for me to consume, quite a bit of information about the Divine Nine for me to help piece together the puzzle (thank you @divineninelover!), and just gushing waterfalls of information about NPC sororities. I was pretty lost. I had no idea what I should expect, but I figured since Latino Greeks traditions followed more in tandem with Black Greeks, I should expect that more than the NPC/IFC traditions. But yet, none of the information I ground up could have prepared me fully for the nuances of Latino Greek Life.
The Divine Nine has Divine Nine Lover, Watch The Yard, The Root and well-known publications like Essence to showcase what they’re about.
NPC/IFC has Total Sorority Move, Total Frat Move, Sorority Sugar, and even Buzzfeed to show themselves off!
After I crossed, I began learning and working as an executive board member with my Hermanas, trying to recruit any women interested in the Hermandad. But each semester, finding much less numbers than more well-known organizations and the girls that did come had no idea what sororities were, let alone what a Latina sorority was. And as much as we could say “Do your research,” I could see their eyes lost as if to say “Research what? There is nothing.” And to all those interests, you got me there.
My boyfriend crossed the semester after I did into Lambda Alpha Upsilon Fraternity, Inc. and we wanted to be the best Greeks we could be, but coming up frustrated with competing against more well-known organizations just to keep our chapters alive.
Once we graduated and saw both our chapters left with only 3 undergraduates just ready to graduate, something had to change.
So here we are! Here’s hoping this blog will be of use to someone because Latino Greek Life has been so rewarding to me.
Okay Pixelberry definitely stole the plot to The Selection Series. The blond hair and tan skin and everything for a Maxon (I know the prince in the photo is white and Maxon’s Latino). Except it’s a Greek prince in the Greek Isles so I guess they set a bit more realistic setting.
Seriously I’m only 6 minutes into the walk-through for this chapter and I’m internally screaming because it starts out basically where the Halloween party was and already has a poor girl as the main character, a Aspen, and a Marlee and Celeste set up in full gear. *silently screams*
Name: Kayden Bishop (fic, tag) Nickname: Kay, Kid, Bishop, Vato, Güey, Primo Age: 25 Height: 6’4” Weight: 187 lbs (?) Specials: STR 9, PER 6, END 9 (due to Institute enhancements), CHR 8, INT 4, AGI 7, LCK 5 Eyes: darkbrown, appear black in low light Hair: dark brown Body type: tall, sturdy build, lean muscle Status Pre-War Previous Status: farmers’ son, Fiend, occasional casino entertainer Status Currently: Nuka World Raider Relationship Status: In relationship with Porter Gage Spouse(s): Sexuality: “not picky” Gender: Cis male Ethnicity: Latino (Colombian), Greek Family: Gecko (Shorty) - older brother, Luz Bishop (Sinclair/Sin) - cousin Languages: English, bits of Spanish (learning from Raul) Disabilities/Illnesses/Injuries: Allergies: Scars: Burn scars on the back of his legs (inflicted by a blast from Cook-Cook’s flamer), two scars lining his jaw (brass knuckles, inflicted by angry husband when he caught Bishop with his wife), two scars on the back of his head and several faint cigarette burn scars (inflicted by Fiend bosses) minor scars all over his body Physical traits: golden skin, strong brow, thick eyelashes, prominent happy trail, guiche piercing Voice: sleazy and thrumming Clothing: Pants and a bandolier, clothing that Mae gives him Fashion Style/Lifestyle: Weapon of Choice: Chain wrapped bat Skills: melee, can hit anything thrown in front of him with his bat while blindfolded Weaknesses: chem addiction, low self esteem Poor skills: pistols, stealth Affiliations: Nuka World Raiders, Great Khans, Former Affiliations: The Fiends Enemies: Surviving Fiends, rival gangs Neutral Affiliations: The Followers, The Kings, Minutemen, Raider gangs allied with Nuka World Religion: believes in a God who “just lets people do whatever the fuck they want and doesn’t get in the way” Likes: energetic activities, mechanical bull riding, sex, cigarettes, alcohol, chems (complicated), vandalism, gambling, spending time with friends and his brother Dislikes: chems (again, complicated), being bored, dull activities, staying still for too long, having someone be upset with him Hates: Raiding small farms and families with young children, harming anyone who had no way of defending themselves, kidnapping and slavery Friends: Nuka World Raiders, Mason, William Black, Raul Tejada, Mick and Ralph Acquaintances: Swank, Tommy Torini, Cachino, James and Francine Garrett, Arcade Gannon Former friends: Jericho (deceased) Enemies: Motor Runner Pets: Fallout OC friends/family: Mae Sullivan, Nathan Gentry, Bryce, Kidd Personality: Energetic and happy, impulsive, reckless, flirtatious, self-deprecating Favorite color: red Favorite foods: Favorite drinks: Dirty Wastelander, whiskey, mixed drinks Favorite Sweets: cotton candy bites, lollipops
Upon doing my research of the NPHC and the divine 9, I came across many other black fraternities and sororities out there that I have actually never really heard of (i.e Iota Phi Lambda sorority inc; Swing Phi Swing, etc.) I was wondering if you had any experience with these smaller orgs or what your perspective was on them? Thanks!
I run a site called www.blackorgs.net, and there’s also a facebook page for it. Check it out!
I have had a lot of experiences with those orgs:
When I was in college, I founded a step team. Because of our annual step show, I made contact with a lot of black and Latino Greek letter orgs. I made friends with a founder of Malika Kambe Umfazi Sorority, Inc., and one friend ended up pledging them. They were a very positive, very Afro-centric group. Like all small, young orgs, they struggled with recruiting and retaining the kinds of members that could keep the org going in the way one would hope. (I don’t say that as a slight–my professional fraternity for artists, Gamma Xi Phi, struggles with the same.)
Also because of the step team, I met many members of Alpha Nu Omega, the Christian fraternity and sorority. I later dated a member, too. Christian fraternities and sororities are tricky. Some are just overtly Christian social orgs. Others market themselves as entire ministries–and not really inter-denominational. You have to really know what you’re joining.
Over the years, friends have become members of Iota Phi Lambda–now that’s a great, well organized group. Some chapters are much smaller than others.
—- omg i’ve literally ruined the beautiful cpsd that this was i’m so ashamed of myself but ???? i had to get the bulgarian aesthetic in here. but anyways to the point, i’ve seen a lot of masterlists with latino, greek etc names so i was like why not make a bulgarian names masterlists?? under the cut you’ll be able to find both female & male names along with a few surnames you could match together. i promise you some of the names are cute, and some aren’t all that different from english names but it could give your character that lil bit of diversity ! hope you enjoy & also credit to rptprincess for the psd that a completely ruined smh : ~(
What are your nationality (or ethnicity) headcanons for the characters in rwby?
*RUBS MY HANDS TOGETHER*
AW YISS Note: I apologize for how unspecific some of these are, I’m still working on them. I’ll probably borrow some headcanons from other fans to flesh my under-developed ones as we go!
Ruby: Chinese/Latino Weiss: White as the driven snow sweet lord. German. Blake: BIRACIAL LIKE HALSEY (Black and something else, I haven’t made up my mind yet. I’ve mentioned Creole a few times) Yang: Chinese and something else (I haven’t settled on race headcanons for Raven and Qrow yet)
Jaune: White (French) but has PoC ancestry on his mom’s side (for… reasons) Nora: Scandinavian Pyrrha: Greek Ren: Chinese/Japanese
Sun: Chinese/Filipino/Korean Scarlet: Korean/Native American, (if raised in OUR world) English Citizen Sage: Brazilian/Korean/Creole/African Neptune: Italian/Hispanic-Latino/Greek/Korean
Coco: Hispanic-Latino/French/Italian Fox: Hispanic-Latino/Black Velvet: Hispanic-Latino Yatsu: Japanese
Team ABRN Arslan Altan: Turkish/Indian Bolin Hori: Chinese/Thai Reese Chloris: Middle Eastern (I’m remembering that tumblr photoset with the skateboarding hijabi girls and that’s what she’s making me think of) Nadir Shiko: Middle Eastern/South Asian/Black
Cinder: Puerto Rican/Cambodian Roman: White, descended from European immigrants (I do not care enough to come up with anything for him HAHA) Neo: Multiracial, but white-passing (it is a mystery…) Emerald: Black, Egyptian(?) Mercury: Italian Adam: Spanish
So I find it interesting that with the Latino population in the U.S.A. rising every day, Latino Greeks are pretty rare. Sure there are some universities that thrive off Latino Greeks, but from what I have recently seen (and noticed), the numbers are pretty low. It’s usually rare for Latino Greeks to have lines of 10+, unlike mainstream and sometimes African-American Greeks, we usually don’t understand Greek life right away? “I’m sorry you want to do not what?” <– Yep.
In Philadelphia we have Gamma Phi Sigma, Lambda Upsilon Lambda, Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Chi Upsilon Sigma, Lambda Theta Alpha and Lambda Theta Phi. It may seem like these organizations have a a strong presence, but active undergraduate members are low. *Cue Latino admission rates in high education*
As Latino(a)s we should be mentoring these high school students and increase the admission rates. We need to show them how important it is to further their education. Some might think it is difficult to get into schools, but with the right motivation and resources, anything is possible.
Or maybe schools are just screwing over Latino Greeks. You tell me.