As I was reading @monikakrasnorada posts on Eurus and Moriarty, I contemplated a name of that ship, and came up with Morus.

Now, Morus is Latin for mulberry (’Round and round the garden, like a teddy bear’… a bit like “Here we go round the mulberry bush”, another nursery rhyme, but anyway).

There is a legend connected to the mulberry bush, the oldest surviving record stemming from Ovid’s Metamorphoses: 

In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Pyramus and Thisbe are two lovers in the city of Babylon who occupy connected houses/walls, forbidden by their parents to be wed, because of their parents’ rivalry. Through a crack in one of the walls, they whisper their love for each other. They arrange to meet near Ninus’ tomb under a mulberry tree and state their feelings for each other. Thisbe arrives first, but upon seeing a lioness with a mouth bloody from a recent kill, she flees, leaving behind her veil. When Pyramus arrives he is horrified at the sight of Thisbe’s veil, assuming that a wild beast has killed her. Pyramus kills himself, falling on his sword in proper Babylonian fashion, and in turn splashing blood on the white mulberry leaves. Pyramus’ blood stains the white mulberry fruits, turning them dark. Thisbe returns, eager to tell Pyramus what had happened to her, but she finds Pyramus’ dead body under the shade of the mulberry tree. Thisbe, after a brief period of mourning, stabs herself with the same sword. In the end, the gods listen to Thisbe’s lament, and forever change the colour of the mulberry fruits into the stained colour to honour the forbidden love. (x)

Yep, Romeo and Juliet…

Does this mean anything? That those two people somehow, mixed together, lead us to one of the oldest forbidden tragic love tropes in literature?

Mulberry

(Morus nigra, Morus rubra) Unripe berry, bark, twig and leaf: Not recommended for internal use; Twig: Do not use if taking blood-thinning medications.

Folk Names: Tut, Morera, Gelso.
Gender: Masculine.
Planet: Mercury.
Element: Air.
Deities: Minerva, San Ku Fu Jen, Diana.
Powers: Protection, Strength.

Magical Uses: Mulberry protects the garden from lightning. It is also an aid when working on the will, and the wood is a powerful protectant against evil. Wands are made of mulberry.

(from Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs by Scott Cunningham)

Hamilton Ships Masterpost

Ok this took literally an hour but it was worth it

Canon ships:
Hamliza (?)

Subtext ships:
Lams
Hamgelica (is that the ship name ????)
Maria/Alexander (don’t know the ship name LOL) (does it even belong in subtext I mean they kinda affair’d????)

Popular ships:
Lams
Jeffmads
Jamilton
HamBurr
Hamliza
Elams

Right Hand ships:

Marliza
TheoBurr
Mullette
Ham/laf/laurens/mulligan
KingBury

Left Hand ships:

Phillip/Theodosia (jr)
Phillip/Eaker
George^2 (King George/George Washington)
LeeBurr
Hamette (lol don’t know the ship name)
Hamulligan (don’t judge me I don’t get out often)
LEGGY (laurens/peggy LOL)
Laurette
Laurigan
Laffilton
Lafington/Washette
HamBury
LaurLee
HamLee
Peggriah
Burrcules
LaurLiza
JeffBurr
JamesBurr
Lafferson/Jeffayette
WashingBurr (lmao what)
Whamilton (why tho)

RAREST OF SHIPS:

JamesMull
LaurBurr
Lee/Eaker
Seabury/Eaker
MullBurr
LafBurr
Hamilton/King George (Y???)
Mulbury (LMAO I DON’T SHIP IT BUT THE SHIP NAME IS 👌👌👌)
Mulliza
Elayette (is that the name??)
HamReynolds (james reynolds)
Jeffliza
Jeffgelica
Jamesliza
Burrliza (stop fucking alexander’s wife lm ao)


If there’s anything I missed, tell me and I’ll edit it