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Malec will fight together. Not against each other, together. Combining their two talents, and it’s staggeringly, amazingly good, and emotional. To see them on the battlefield is so awesome. And a battlefield that has deep emotional content and resonance. That’s when it really means something
—  Todd Slavkin and Matt Hastings on Malec in Finale. Take heart! Our boys are going to find their way back to one another! x
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They’re finally done. I could cry. 

For the past two weeks I’ve been making mantic discs from a fallen holly tree. It’s been pretty tough work, but I’m so happy with the results!

I wanted my own runes, but I didn’t want to use Norse ones. I also didn’t want to call them “runes” since these letters aren’t in the ancient Germanic alphabet. So I decided to do one with the Greek alphabet.

So I got discs from a holly branch, sanded them down three times, traced on the letters, burned them, applied mod podge, and then finally today I was able to apply a sealant. 

Each disc is two-sided, with the lower-case on one side and capitalization on the other side (this is demonstrated in the top two pictures). I figured I could use this as a divination advantage as well - lower-case means just a little, upper-case means a lot!

“But the Greek letters don’t mean anything.” I know. I provided my own solution for this! I went through the wikipedia pages regarding what Greek letters are currently used for in math and science and tried to simplify those into basic ideas, similar to tarot card descriptions. (Also similarly to tarot, there is some overlap, and sometimes meaning seem contradictory - as with all divination, use your intuition.)

In case any other Hellenics would like to use the meanings I derived for their own uses, here they are!

Greek Alphabet Divinatory Meanings
Α α (alpha): powerful force, attack, source
Β β (beta): supporter, logic, balance
Γ γ (gamma): foundation, heart, guide
Δ δ (delta): threshold, error, change
Ε ε (epsilon): mistake, sign, permission
Ζ ζ (zeta): obstacle, delay, movement
Η η (eta): illusion, clarity, efficiency
Θ θ (theta): recovery, damage, time
Ι ι (iota): a map, space, size
Κ κ (kappa): attraction, communication, charm
Λ λ (lambda): steadfast, flexibility, adaptability
Μ μ (mu): infinity, measurement, chance
Ν ν (nu): error, autonomy, recurrences
Ξ ξ (xi): unity, collaboration, surprises
Ο ο (omicron): limits, patterns, abilities
Π π (pi): gain, reality, wits
Ρ ρ (rho): resistance, fault, ideology
Σ σ/ς (sigma): end, a crossing, split
Τ τ (tau): consistency, openness, drear
Υ υ (upsilon): freedom, energy, vice
Φ φ (phi): reciprocity, beauty, worth
Χ χ (chi): transformation, stability, consequence
Ψ ψ (psi): potential, flow, purpose
Ω ω (omega): domination, zealousness, pressure

Can the Zodiac Signs Cook?

No, they fail at making their own food or decide to make ‘minor changes’ to other recipes and ruin everything: Gemini, Leo

No, they make small mistakes that badly affect the recipe: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio

Yes, but only using someone else’s recipe: Aries, Capricorn, Pisces

Yes, and they can make their own recipes: Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius, Aquarius

W E L C O M E  T O  T H E  M A D N E S S

Yurio, you’re such a little punk. ilu.