UPDATE: Holly was recovered from the Hood River on 4/22. She is no longer with us.

My friend Holly went missing from where she was camping on the Hood River on March 15th. She was last seen with two men she had known conflicts with, and all of her belongings are where she left them.
Oregon Police have not sent out a search party and are going to close the case soon, while a femme of color has disappeared suspiciously.
I am looking for people with Oregon connections, experience contacting media outlets, or search and rescue experience  please contact 

 the @Find Holly Lester page on Facebook, or 

Hood River Police: 541-386-2121

Classical Divinity Asks
  • Zeus: What is your favourite kind of weather?
  • Hera: What is the last book you read?
  • Poseidon: Where is your favorite place to go on a weekday afternoon when you have no plans or obligations?
  • Demeter: Are you spiritual or religious in any way? If so, how?
  • Athena: Would you rather be anxious and intelligent or carefree and simple?
  • Apollo: Name the last song you listened to?
  • Artemis: Do you believe it is vital to everyday life to know what is happening in the world around you?
  • Ares: Do you still remember arguments or upsets from over 5 years ago? Do they still bother you today?
  • Aphrodite: What did you love most about the place you grew up? What about it did you love the least?
  • Hephaestus: Do you have a favorite/most interesting Wikipedia page?
  • Hermes: What's the best nickname you've ever been called? & what's the worst?
  • Hestia: What is the weirdest scar you have and how did you get it?
  • Dionysus: If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
  • Hades: If you could find out the date of your death, would you want to know?
  • Heracles: What has been your biggest challenge in life so far?
  • Persephone: What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
  • Asclepius: What you ever lied about being ill to avoid school or work? If so, how elaborate have your stories been?
  • Eros: How did you meet your best friend?

Greek Temple of Zeus at Olympia. Lithograph from 1870 that shows the architectural beauty of this ancient temple.

Ο Ναός του Δία στην Ολυμπία. Λιθογραφία από το 1870 που δείχνει την αρχιτεκτονική ομορφιά αυτού του αρχαίου ναού.

Hestia Aesthetic ; requested by @brokenshardsofmoonlight

In Ancient Greek religion, Hestia is a virgin goddess of the hearth, architecture, and the right ordering of domesticity, the family, the home, and the state. In Greek mythology, she is a daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and the eldest of the Olympian Gods.

Update from the Pacific Northwest

The president of the United States is seeking to slash 4000 jobs from the Environmental Protection Agency, and we’ve officially lost all fucking $28million worth of funding for Puget Sound’s restoration.

Puget Sound is one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States, and the toxic waste that saturates our waterways puts environmental and human health alike in serious danger, especially low income and minority groups.

Not to mention, the increased tanker traffic will gravely impact the Southern Resident Orcas, which could soon face imminent extinction.

And because the EPA is an executive organization, he doesn’t need congress approval to do any of this.

Fuck. Donald. Trump.
This is our Puget Sound.

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Temple of Zeus

Olympia

~457 BCE

20.7 m in height, 29 m in breadth, 70.1 m in length


The temple was of peripteral form, with a frontal pronaos (porch), mirrored by a similar arrangement at the back of the building, the opisthodomos. The building sat on a crepidoma (platform) of three unequal steps, the exterior columns were positioned in a six by thirteen arrangement, two rows of seven columns divided the cella (interior) into three aisles. Although it lies in ruins today, an echo of the temple’s original appearance can be seen in the Second Temple of Hera at Paestum, which closely followed its form. The temple featured carved metopes and triglyph friezes, topped by pediments filled with sculptures in the Severe Style, now attributed to the “Olympia Master” and his studio. According to Pausanias, the temple’s height up to the pediment was 68 feet (20.7 m), its breadth was 95 feet (29.0 m), and its length 230 feet (70.1 m).[4] It was approached by a ramp on the east side. The main structure of the building was of a local limestone that was unattractive and of poor quality, and so it was coated with a thin layer of stucco to give it an appearance of marble to match the sculptural decoration. It was roofed with Pentelic marble cut into the shape of tiles. The marble was cut thinly enough to be translucent, so that on a summer’s day, “light comparable to a conventional 20-watt bulb would have shone through each of the 1,000 tiles.