A smooth smile graces their lips, lashes flutter, and eyes glint with a special type of knowing. Even before silken words drip from their mouths their audience feels compelled to follow. Perhaps it is the way they move their bodies, graceful and arresting, a sensual aura surrounding their entire being. ‘No’ is rarely heard by these demigods, they know how to tempt and tease.
It’s time to end the right-wing myths about the so-called “dangers” of accommodating transgender students. They’ve never been true, and they only make it harder to create safe and welcoming school environments for ALL kids.
Stories. We have been telling them since the dawn of mankind, fueled by the instinct to imagine and create. They are the lifeblood of every culture; they unite communities, establish traditions, and strengthen identities. Often, these stories run rampant with mythical beasts that terrify, devour, rescue, and bewilder. What are the origins of these fanciful tales? Creation myths, true sightings, political propaganda, bedtime musings, nightmares, daydreams, and ancient media are just a hint of the possible sparks. Believe or not, they can offer captivating insight into the places that we love traveling to. This infographic presents 50 of these mythological wonders from around the world.
Hades (also known as Haides, Aides, Aidoneus, or Ἁδης) was King of the Underworld and God of death and the dead.
He presided over funeral rites and defended the rights of the dead. Hades was also the God of the hidden wealth of the earth presiding over its treasures. From the fertile soil with nourished the seed-grain, to the mined wealth of gold, silver and other metals, he reigned over them all.
Upon his birth, Hades was devoured by Kronos along with four of his siblings. Zeus later freed them from their father’s bowels, and together they drove the Titan gods from heaven and locked them away in the pit of Tartaros. When the three victorious brothers drew lots for the division of the cosmos, Hades received the third portion, the dark, dismal realm of the underworld, as his domain. He soon desired a bride and petitioned his brother Zeus to grant him one of his daughters. The god offered him Persephone, the daughter of Demeter. However, knowing that the goddess would resist the marriage, he assented to the forceful abduction of the girl. When Demeter learned of this, she was furious and caused a great dearth to fall upon the earth until her daughter was returned. Zeus was forced to concede or let mankind perish, and the girl was fetched from the underworld. However, because she had tasted the pomegranate seeds offered to her by the God, she was forced to return to him for a portion of each year.
Hades was depicted as a dark-bearded, regal god, as either Aidoneus, enthroned in the underworld, holding a bird-tipped sceptre, or as Plouton, the giver of wealth, pouring fertility from a cornucopia. The Romans named him Dis, or Pluto, the Latin form of his Greek title Plouton, “the Lord of Riches." — more info
Artemis /ˈɑrtɨmɨs/ was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.
I sing of Artemis, whose shafts are of gold, who cheers on the hounds, the pure maiden, shooter of stags, who delights in archery, own sister to Apollo with the golden sword.
Aries: actually helps others achieving their goals too Taurus: not that materialistic- hates superficial things Gemini: may seem cynical but wants to be well-liked Cancer: very dreamy and intuitive but also ambitious and driven Leo: incredibly just, wants to do the right thing at all times Virgo: has a gift for finding the exact right thing at the exact right time Libra: not indecisive, but terribly afraid to make the wrong decision Scorpio: cautious and self-protective but loves to push the boundaries Sagittarius: so so so imaginative with so many outside-the-box ideas Capricorn: wants their worth to be recognized so much Aquarius: always thinking about how to make this world a better place Pisces: wants to help people through the art they create