mythology by me

anonymous asked:

Hey what are your favorite myths/folktales/creatures?

Ummm there are so many??? Literally everything from Greek Mythology, it’s my favourite thing in the world. But the story of Achilles and Patroclus is one I would die for. I have a mild obsession with any and all Icarus imagery, it just makes something in my soul ignite to see/hear, so the story of Icarus and Apollo.
ALSO!!! All the myths of the constellations! Like, look up “Greek Myths of the constellations” and read the stories they made about the stars, they make my heart !!!!!!
Jason and the Argonauts. Love that one. Persephone and Hades and their 3 headed dog Cerberus. But really, any and all Greek Mythology honestly, so let’s move on from that.

Roman Mythology is v similar to Greek Mythology bc early romans liked the Greek Gods and so adopted a lot of them and so their stories are a lot of like “Adaptations, some names have been changed”. But the forming of Rome is an interesting myth, the story of Romulus and Remus. Also, not a myth, but just the fact the month we’re in now and the one that precedes it only existing bc of Julius Caeser and Augustus Caesar. Wild.

Norse Mythology is wild too. It’s actually super interesting because if you read the stories in order, they tell an almost cyclical tale about the formation of our universe from nothing - The Creation of the Cosmos - to the downfall of our cosmos in a huge apocalyptic event - Ragnarok - and then the creation begins again. Which is kinda fascinating because it could in theory allow us to believe that our universe has been born and died and reborn countless times and will again once more. Also, there’s a Norse story called “Thor The Transvestite” which like, questionable title honestly, but it involves Thor essentially doing drag under cover to recover Mjolnir which had been stolen.

Irish folklore is what I was told as a kid by my Grandad and is probably what started this whole interest off for me. But the story of The Children of Lir is a sad one, it’s a poignant tale but it’s sad. The story of Cathbad, the Druid of Ulster is another I liked. Deirdre of the Sorrows is another one, it sorta has links to the Cathbad one. Also if you like a little bit of a dark myth, then Carman The Evil Witch and Warrior from Athens is a good one.

Also, anything at all associated to the Arthurian legend I will consume like air. There’s just so many, I love any and all mythological content really.

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Haha what a bunch of nerds

Greek Pantheon Asks
  • Aphrodite: What do you love most about yourself?
  • Apollo: Do you have any talents?
  • Ares: What small thing makes you angry?
  • Artemis: What are you hunting for in life?
  • Athena: What is/was your best school subject?
  • Demeter: Do you miss anyone?
  • Dionysus: Do you drink alcohol? If so, what's your beverage of choice?
  • Eros: How do you define your sexuality?
  • Gaia: Where's your favorite place in the world?
  • Hades: Have you ever had a near-death experience?
  • Hecate: What do you think of magic?
  • Helios: Do you sunburn easily?
  • Hephaestus: What's the coolest thing you've ever made or built?
  • Hera: Are you the jealous type?
  • Hermes: Have you ever stolen anything?
  • Hestia: Where's your home away from home?
  • Hyperion: Do you prefer sunrises or sunsets?
  • Hypnos: What was your most recent dream about?
  • Iris: What's your favorite color palate?
  • Kronos: What's the stupidest thing you've ever eaten?
  • Nemesis: What's a time you helped deliver justice?
  • Nike: What's your most recent accomplishment?
  • Nyx: What's your favorite nighttime activity?
  • Pan: What do you do for fun?
  • Persephone: What's your favorite season of the year?
  • Poseidon: What's your favorite sea creature?
  • Rhea: What's your favorite type of nature?
  • Selene: What's your favorite phase of the moon?
  • Tartarus: What's your personal hell?
  • Thanatos: Is there anyone you just really, really hate?
  • Uranus: What are your zodiac signs?
  • Zeus: What do you think about thunderstorms?
Greek Myth Asks

by @wonderbreadwoman and @spidcrsman

GODS: Life

Zeus: What’s your name or nickname?

Hera: Where are you from?

Athena: How old are you?

Hephaestus: When is your birthday?

Aphrodite: What’s your relationship status?

Poseidon: What are your pronouns?

Dionysus: Are you and extrovert or an introvert?

Demeter: Do you have any pets?

Apollo: What kind of music are you into?

Artemis: What do you first notice about new people?

Hades: What’s a big fear of yours?

Ares: What’s a big pet peeve of yours?

Hestia: Where do you consider home?


CREATURES: Lasts

Pegasus: Last movie you watched?

Mermaid: Last tv show you finished?

Centaur: Last book you read?

Siren: Last song you listened to?

Gorgon: Last thing you ate?

Cyclops: Last time you cried?

Minotaur: Last time you were truly happy?

Sphynx: Last text you sent?

Chimera: Last call you made?

Griffin: Last thing you did before going to sleep last night?

Nymph: Last dream you remember?

Satyr: Last time you couldn’t stop laughing?


HEROES: Experiences

Heracles: Have you ever had a dream come true?

Theseus: What is your worst regret?

Perseus: Have you ever been arrested?

Cadmus: Have you ever had your heart broken?

Achilles: Have you ever had to be hospitalized?

Actaeon: Tell about a memory you wish to forget.

Bellerophon: Have you ever passed out?

Agamemnon: What is an achievement you’re proud of?

Oedipus: Have you ever been in love?

Jason: Have you ever travelled abroad? Where?

Atlanta: Have you ever stood up for someone else?

Hippolytus: Tell an experience you will never forget.


MAGICAL ITEMS: Favorites  

Trident: Who are your favorite people?

Lightning Bolt: What are your top three favorite movies?

Sun Chariot: What is your favorite mythological creature?

Lyre: What are your top three favorite songs?

Caduceus: What is your favorite color?

Aegis: What is your favorite book or series?

Scythe: What is your favorite tv show?

Bident: What is your favorite way to spend free time?

Harpe: What are your top 3 favorite places?

Cornucopia: What is your favorite place to eat?

Winged Sandals: What is your favorite thing to do when you hangout with your friends?

Golden Fleece: What is your favorite animal?


PLACES: Goals and Wishes

Olympus: Describe your dream job.

Tartarus: What’s a short term goal you hope to achieve?

Underworld: Describe your dream vacation.

Styx: How would you like your life to look like in 10 years?

Athuna: If you could live anywhere in the world for the rest of your life, where would it be?

Sparta: Do you have a bucket list? If so, what’s on it?

Elysium: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?

Ogygia: Describe your dream husband/wife/life partner?

Troja: What is the craziest thing you wanna do before you die?

The Labyrinth: Have you ever died and came back to life as a vampire?

Delphi: Are you currently doing anything to pursue your dreams?

Thoughts on Patroclus

Friendly reminder that Patroclus should not be remember simply as “Achilles’ bitch”.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus was a little shit. He had the power, the looks and the skills, and he knew it. Not only he excelled at battle; he did it while taunting his enemies all the fucking time cause he was going to win and he knew it.

Friendly reminder that he was the one guy who got to call out on Achilles, something no one else dared to do. In fact, men went to ask him to call out on Achilles because everyone was scared of him. Except for Patroclus.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus had advanced medical knowledge, something extremly rare at the time. He healed many of his friends and comrades during battle. Hadn’t it been for him, many great warriors would have died.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus was loyal to a fault. He was always by Achilles’ side in battle. He never disobeyed Achilles orders. The one time he did, was the time he died.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus was kind and had a soft heart. He cried because while Achilles’ Rage lasted, he wouldn’t let any of his men enter battle, Patroclus included. And while Achilles’ troops were hiding in their ships, the rest of the Greek army got crushed. Patroclus felt so powerless and helpless because he couldn’t do nothing as he saw his comrades dying.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus had a character crisis. He had to decide whether obeying his Lord’s commands and abandoning his friends in battle, or going against his Lord’s wishes and engaging fight.

Friendly reminder that he refused to stay behind like a coward. He chose to enter battle, but since he was a honourable man he told Achilles about it. Friendly reminder that he managed to sway Achilles’ Rage. Friendly reminder that he managed to convince Achilles to let their troops rejoin the war, thus returning the victory to the Greeks.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus was flawed. He committed hubris. He got so battle drunk and was so excited by the prospect of finally ending the war, that he disobeyed Achilles’ direct command not to fight near the walls of Troy, and chased the Troyans back to the limits of the city. To the place Achilles had specifically told him not to go because it would be too dangerous. Friendly reminder that this one flaw is his downfall.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus doesn’t go down without giving one hell of a fight. Friendly reminder that Patroclus was so strong that Apollo (the God that protected Troy and Hector [Troy’s heir to the throne]) had to face him and repel him four times. Four times. A god. If that ain’t badass, then I don’t know what could be. In the fourth time, Apollo got inside Patroclus’ head and made him dizzy. Patroclus fell and Apollo removed him from his armour- Achilles’ armour. Patroclus ended up unprotected, vulnerable and dizzy in the middle of the battle field; so a random dude saw the opportunity and stabbed his back with a spear. But was that enough to make him go down? Oh heck no. The pain snapped him out of the dizziness. Patroclus realized he was in a very troublesome situation so he decided to fall back… but at that moment Hector engaged him in battle. And Patroclus wouldn’t retire from a direct combat, oh heck he wouldn’t. Even though he knew this was probably the way he would die, he fought with his all.

Friendly reminder that lacking his armor, tired from battle, with a spear wound on his back and only Achilles’ sword left as weapon, Patroclus faced Hector, Troy’s greatest warrior and didn’t fear.

Friendly reminder that when Hector sheathed his spear in Patroclos’ stomach, Patroclus thought about the love of his life.

Friendly reminder that with his last breath Patroclus smiled at Hector and told him “You are a dead man. This will be your downfall”. Friendly reminder that until his last moment, he was a little shit.

Friendly reminder that Patroclus is a flawed, well-rounded, badass character and that he deserves so much more than his current position as “Achilles’s love interest”.

they say he stole her,
as if Persephone were only something to be coveted
and not a goddess in her own right,
as if she were not as feared in their realm as he.

they say that he corrupted her,
that Hades’s flower wilted under the stench of his death
but they forget that Spring is rebirth,
that if anyone could be touched by the underworld and flourish,
that it would be her.


they say that he tricked her,
that she did not want to stay.
but they forget how the winter drags on,
how each year it creeps in sooner,
leaving bones aching for a hint of her warmth,
and it is not because he will not let her leave
it is because
she does not want to go.

—  C.B.