Soooo this was going to be a “5 + 1” fic but I really gotta work on my project now, boo. but I wanted to send you what I had :) so here’s three parts! I tried to write from Icarus’s point of view this time… not sure how great I did lol anyway I hope you like it though :)
Icarus is taking four classes this term; the standard for a full-time student. He also signed up for a handful of extracurricular activities, not many, but enough to keep him involved. He’s discreetly in the student LGBTQ+ club, though he doesn’t often speak up. And of course, astronomy club, which is the thing he lives for every week.
He also has five separate jobs, that require his efforts at various times of the day/week. Between the five of them, Icarus manages to make enough money to keep his monthly bills in check, as well as taking a chunk off of the cost of tuition. He’s not rich, for sure, but frankly, it’s enough for him to keep his head above water (a phrase that’s always made him shudder, for some reason), and not burden his family with debt.
So many jobs, classes and extracurriculars requires Icarus to keep a detailed schedule on his refrigerator so he can keep track of where he’s supposed to be and when.
Tragically, this becomes his undoing, as certain other individuals also consult this schedule at their leisure to determine how and where to find him and maximize their pestering.
Lemminkainen, Finnish mythos hero, a shapechanger friendly with wolves and bears (Jim Roslof, AD&D Deities & Demigods, TSR, 1980) Gary Gygax probably named his own Greyhawk campaign character Mordenkainen the Mage partly after Lemminkäinen from the Kalevala.
James Barry (1741-1806)
“Jupiter Beguiled by Juno on Mount Ida” (1799)
Oil on canvas
Located in the Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, England
This painting depicts the Roman gods Jupiter and Juno amongst the clouds with Jupiter’s eagle behind them in the sky. Juno had planned to woo and marry Jupiter so that she could assist in the Greek siege of Troy. If she could lull Jupiter to sleep, the Greeks would be able to attack without his interference. This painting shows the moment that Juno begins to entice the god. Her slightly higher positioning in the composition indicates her ultimate victory.
James Barry was an important Irish painter of historical and mythological scenes. This was one of his last major works.
Hematite Stamp-cylinder seal (“the Tyszkiewicz seal”) Near Eastern, 1650–1200 B.C.
Mythological scenes between bands of spiral ornament. An enthroned god sits amidst various cult objects before a mountain in which a human figure is buried under the god’s throne, perhaps a representation of the Underworld. Five deities approach him, one with two faces. On the right another god slays a fallen enemy, while two others burn the two-faced god on a flaming pyre. Underneath the pyre is again a buried body.
Moore devised his canvas as a painter’s tribute to the music and, in an unusual manner, associated a Greek background with contemporary instruments. He thus developed an intellectual approach to painting, giving his composition a musical rhythm, visually suggesting a score and musical harmony.
Greek, Attic, red-figure, ca. 450 B.C. Attributed to the Methyse Painter Obverse and reverse, Dionysos, the god of wine, with his followers, satyrs and maenads Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC
Belonging to the group around the Villa Giulia Painter, the Methyse Painter takes his name from the lyre-playing maenad in front of Dionysos (methyse means “drunk”). The figures’ incipient inebriation is subtly suggested. The key is Dionysos— slow-moving with downcast, introverted expression and stabilized by a young satyr who wraps his arms around the gods middle. The satyrs and maenads on the reverse are more active. One maenad holds her thyrsos (fennel stalk) ready to parry an assault. The figures under each handle are engaged in an eternal pursuit.