modern myth

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modern mythical creatures | faeries

A fairy (also fay, fae, fair folk; from faery, faerie, “realm of the fays”) is a type of mythical being orlegendary creature in European folklore, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural, or preternatural.

Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Diminutive fairies of one kind or another have been recorded for centuries, but occur alongside the human-sized beings; these have been depicted as ranging in size from very tiny up to the size of a human child. 

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Persephone is the girl who drinks pomegranate juice
And sits in the corner
She takes photos of nature
And grows lavender in her window-box
She is the girl who always buys the freshest peaches
The girl who takes off her shoes to run in the park
But she is also the girl
With a set of brass knuckles
Hidden in the pocket of her skirt.
—  Modern Persephone

Modern Mythology | Isis

Isis is the great goddess of Egyptian Mythology. She is the daughter of Geb and Nut as well as the sister-wife of Osiris. As she grew in importance, she absorbed many roles and titles. She is mainly known as the goddess of magic, healing, and fertility.

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY:   APHRODITE

Aphrodite was the goddess of love, desire and beauty. Apart from her natural beauty, she also had a magical girdle that compelled everyone to desire her.  She represented sex, affection, and the attraction that binds people together.     

modern goddess: persephone, goddess of spring and queen of the underworld

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THE MODERN OLYMPIANS (females & males)

There is something dangerous about a teenage goddess. These abnormal, peculiar youths. One possesses a skilled tongue, silky and delicious, yet so dangerous, curled in a pool of poison. Another only wakes at the howling of her huntresses and another could make the world quake, her wit as her only weapon. One is beautiful and indispensable, she feeds the world with lies and burning ashes. Another tie souls to each other, leaving them to rot and decay together until only one survives and another became so sad and overpriced that she became something no one could receive, no one deserved. These girls were queens, rulers amongst men and feral beings that slowly learned, by the centuries, how to tame their darkness.

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modern mythical creatures | angels

in one or more religions, angels are considered to be transcendent spiritual beings, who are depicted in the abrahamic religions and zoroastrianism as celestial intermediaries between god or heaven and earth, as carriers of god’s tasks, as guardian spirits, or as guiding influences. the nature and functions of angels are speculated and studied in the theological study of angelology.

in various theologies and mythologies, angels are typically intended to look beautiful in art, in which they are usually represented using human figures and are often identified using the symbols of bird wings, halos, and light.

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the golden twins ; apollo & artemis

« the sun and the moon. dearest brother and sister, opposites and incomplete. their love for each other is brutal, yet hidden under a veil of stars. they rarely agree on anything, really. one shining bright in the sky, the other guiding lost souls in the dark. but you know what they say about twins; they are two sides of the same coin. a golden coin. »

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Creatures of myth 

                 - witches

When they ask to see your gods
your book of prayers
show them lines
drawn delicately with veins
on the underside of a bird’s wing
tell them you believe
in giant sycamores mottled
and stark against a winter sky
and in nights so frozen
stars crack open spilling
streams of molten ice to earth
and tell them how you drink
a holy wine of honeysuckle
on a warm spring day
and of the softness
of your mother who never taught you
death was life’s reward
but who believed in the earth
and the sun
and a million, million light years
of being

J.L.Stanley 

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MODERN MYTHOLOGY:   HECATE

A mysterious divinity, Hecate was the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy.  She also represents the dark side of the moon, or the Harvest Moon, and is associated with many things including childbirth, nurturing the young, gates, walls, doorways, and sometimes even change.  

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modern mythical creatures | mermaids

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Africa and Asia. The first stories appeared in ancient Assyria, in which the goddess Atargatis transformed herself into a mermaid out of shame for accidentally killing her human lover. 

Mermaids are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.

T E E N A G E  G I R L S  +  M Y T H O L O G Y: Hathor

She is loved by many, her popularity obvious but never mentioned by her own lips. Her foot taps along to the latest tunes, always one step ahead of the top 40 charts, unearthing new music as if hidden gems hidden beneath the dirt. Slender fingers twist around headphone wires, smiling as she spots a pretty girl on the bus. Or in the park. Or from across the classroom. Gracefully, she introduces herself, eyes sparkling with the prospect of another person to share her love.

modern goddess: auxesia, goddess of growth