Here we have our tributes from the ice harvesting district! This was such a fun project to do and it really got me back in the game, so hopefully I’ll be in a much better groove to get back on THAW and all of the other projects I’m wanting to work on this summer :)
Okay, anybody following me knows that I’ve been in grief over The Song of Achilles for a little more than a month now. It’s beautifully-written, heart-wrenching in the best and worst ways possible, and I’ll likely never get over it.
That being said, I’ve noticed that Thetis in The Iliad is not even half as cruel as the Thetis in TSoA. In fact, in Book 19, when Achilles is about to arm himself and worries over Patroclus’ body rotting, Thetis reassures him that she’ll preserve and protect it for him. And in Book 23, Thetis intensifies the Myrmidons’ desire to grieve as they ride their chariots around Patroclus’ body, so I think it’s pretty clear that she cared for him, or at least cared about him because he was important to Achilles.
Chariot will be exclusively for women and children — and all the drivers are women too. The cause behind Chariot is to make women feel empowered and safe on their rides home. The company also donates proceeds to women’s charities and it is open to transgender women and other non-binary individuals. It’s exciting, sure — but here’s why it’s also disturbing.
On Dec 27th, 1922, the first object was removed from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.
Arthur Mace, an Egyptologist that was part of Howard Carter’s team, noted this in his journal.
First box (21) moved out of tomb. Contained bead garments and sandals. Treated bad joint with balsam and removed two sandals.
Dec 27, 1922
The object is question was, as noted above, a large chest that was decorated with scenes of Tutankhamun in battle, riding a chariot and shooting his enemies with a bow and arrow. It contained multiple clothing and jewellery items, as well as footwear and a head rest, and even an archery gauntlet.
*I don’t know why some of the descriptions are bolded but I’ll try to fix that
Libra-Katherine the Great, Empress of Russia (1762-1769) This Queen is first and foremost famous for her irresistible charms and political brilliance. Coming to court aged 16 she already learned strength of will and ambition in her youth. As a ruler she used her good education to teach humanism and diplomacy for achieving her goals. That is why she was admired by her nation and love affairs equally. She also put great effort in creating a surrounding of art and beauty which is why she collected jewelry, paintings and sculptures.
Scorpio-Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt (1351-1334 B.C) Nefertiti is the embodiment of feminine beauty and power. Although she was very strong, at times even ruthless, she shared a genuine romantic connection with her husband Akhenaton. In paintings they are often shown riding chariots together or kissing in public. They were inseperable and had equal rights and influence on the country. Today the Egyptian Queen remains one of the most mysterious women in history and an icon of elegance.
Sagittarius-Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt (51-30 B.C) Cleopatra is famous for her feminine and erotic aura and her beauty. The reign of this temperamental and charismatic queen lasted 21 years and was fueled by love affairs with Caesar and Marc Antony. Cleopatra is described as ambitious for power and ready to take what is needed to preserve it which is why she came off as ruthless and cunning. This queen is also known as a risk-taker not afraid to take what is hers by fighting as well as negotiating. She was very clever and well-educated and especially interested in foreign languages.
Capricorn-Victoria I, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837-1901) This Queen was brought up as a curious and intelligent child and grew into a self-confident, independent and conscientious woman. She possessed good judgement which is why she just knew which people to trust. Her husband Albert became the one person in her life she could rely on and both enjoyed a harmonious marriage which was based on domesticity and decency. After the death of her husband, Victoria was broken-hearted and lived mostly in privacy.
Aquarius-Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558-1603) Elizabeth is famous for her strong will, intelligence and a long period of political stability. She enjoyed great popularity with people and was held in a kind of supernatural awe. While she was a strong and decisive leader on the one hand, she had a fear of making political mistakes on the other. Typical paintings show her with red hair and pale skin. Elizabeth was a lover of peace like no ruler of England before.
Pisces-Elisabeth of Wittelsbach (Sisi), Empress of Austria (1853-1898) Sisi married when she was only 16 years old, making her empress and an important part of Austrian aristocracy which she was not prepared for. Her independent nature was afflicted with the nobility making fun of her and the ambitious stepmother. Being seperated from her children caused Elisabeth serious illness and depression. After two years of recovery she regained her strength and took political control. Her liberal ideas and the effort on the poor but also her beauty and fashion sense gained her popularity.
The breeze is a goat chariot riding by
The smell of salty air is the breath of Ægir along the coast.
The sunken boats, trophies of Rán.
The seaweed, the smell of the fishmarket, and the intermittent showers are gifts and aspects of Njörðr, and the heat of the sun bringing forth life and fruit is the warm gaze of Freyr. Odin sits up in the hills, awaiting the hunt alongside Skaði (who will bring on the winter) while sharing the magic of words through composition such as this, and Freyja watches over both those making love in their beds and those who lay on their deathbeds. The gods surround us.
nefertiti, whose name means “the beautiful one has come,” was the queen of egypt and wife of pharaoh akhenaten during the 14th century b.c. she and her husband established the cult of aten, the sun god, and promoted egyptian artwork that was radically different from its predecessors. little is known about the origins of nefertiti, but her legacy of beauty and power continue to intrigue scholars today. her name is egyptian and means “the beautiful one has come.”
the exact date when nefertiti married amenhotep III’s son, the future pharaoh amenhotep IV, is unknown. it is believed she was 15 when they wed, which may have been before akhenaten assumed the throne. they apparently ruled together and had six daughters, with speculation that they may have also had a son. the king and his head queen seem to be inseparable in reliefs, often shown riding in chariots together and even kissing in public. it has been stated that the couple may have had a genuine romantic connection, a dynamic not generally seen in pharaoh depictions.
When the laurel grows heavy on your brow,
Where do you lay down the burden?
The Palatine has all but fallen now,
Naught left but the tree you were certain
Would never fail you, the one you claimed
Laid waste to all your inhibitions
When she refused the dirty hand maimed
By your past and your arrogant exhibition—
You are left to wonder whether this is your lot,
A pile of rubble hedging marble columns in a city
That has long since made history without you, fought
Wars in your honor, made sacrifices of humanity,
And planted laurel trees anywhere but here.
You’ve painted your face violet but where
Does that leave you? No crowds left to sneer,
No slaves to remind you of your mortality, and there
On the horizon the sun yet rises
With no Parthian band to return your pride—
Where is left for a god and his wise
Brow to rest, and where can his chariot ride
That the wind will still favor him?
When the laurel stops growing in Rome
Will your changèd love die with them?
Is a god still a god without a home,
Or is he a tired man wearing the leaves of his lover,
Heavy, uncrowned, quietly waiting for another
Oops! Forgot to screencap the latest Anon requests that I’ve added to the queue. Deleted them all instead!
But here’s what they were about, so if you see yourself here, it’s coming up within the next 2 weeks:
Getting through a break-up Self care/Taking breaks Asexual/Aromantics Learning to adult/Live alone Okay to not love an abuser Homeless Kids Taking Medication Studying Getting help if you’re sick Undiagnosed Anxiety Beating addiction, specifically non-substance addictions Being sleepy vs being lazy Artists who have to work non-arts jobs to support themselves
Y’all are fabulous cupcake chariots, riding the rainbow of BEING FUCKING AWESOME!!!
Freya is one of the preeminent goddesses in Norse mythology. She is a warrior goddess associated with love, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death. She wears the sacred necklace Brísingamen and rides a chariot pulled by two cats, which are her sacred animal. Freya keeps the boar Hildisvíni by her side and possesses a cloak of falcon feathers which she lends to the other gods in times of need.
Along with her twin brother Freyr, their father, Njörðr, and their unnamed mother, Freya is a member of the Vanir, the group of gods associated with fertility, wisdom, nature, and seiðr, a form of sorcery. As seiðr was originally associated with the Vanir, Freya is credited with introducing the practice to the Æsir. Freya rules over the heavenly afterlife field of Fólkvangr whose inhabitants she selects from among the warriors slain in battle.
In Norse mythology, Freyja (/ˈfreɪə/; Old Norse for “(the) Lady”) is a goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, seiðr, war, and death. Freyja is the owner of the necklace Brísingamen, rides a chariot pulled by two cats, keeps the boar Hildisvíni by her side, possesses a cloak of falcon feathers, and, by her husband Óðr, is the mother of two daughters, Hnoss and Gersemi. Along with her brother Freyr (Old Norse the “Lord”), her father Njörðr, and her mother (Njörðr’s sister, unnamed in sources), she is a member of the Vani
Hemera is the daughter of Nyx and Erebus and is the sister/wife to Aether (Upper Air and Heavenly Light). They had one daughter together named Thalassa (Sea) who created the creatures of the Sea with Pontos. Every evening, her Mother brings the night to earth and every morning Hemera disperses her Mothers dark veil with the light of Aether. She was here long before the Sun and is not reliant on it. It is said that Hemera and Nyx mourn not being able to see each other for long. They are known to be very close to each other despite this. Hemera is known to be a kinder counterpart to her mother. However she is just as powerful and respected. Much like her Mother, she is rarely seeing except in glimpses. She is described to be wearing a white veil over hear head and covering her body. Some say she has golden–white wings while others say she rides a chariot across the sky. Although she and Aether are closely linked to the Heavens, they reside in the Underworld with their siblings.
Titan god of the sun, a guardian of oaths, and the god of sight. Often referred to as the personification of the sun. He drove a chariot across the sky, creating the day cycle. Helios was depicted as a handsome, usually beardless, man clothed in purple robes and crowned with the shining aureole of the sun. His sun-chariot was drawn by four, sometimes winged, steeds.
“[Helios the Sun] rides his chariot, he shines upon men and deathless gods, and piercingly he gazes with his eyes from his golden helmet. Bright rays beam dazzlingly from him, and his bright locks streaming from the temples of his head gracefully enclose his far-seen face: a rich, fine-spun garment glows upon his body and flutters in the wind : and stallions carry him. Then, when he has stayed his golden-yoked chariot and horses, he rests there upon the highest point of heaven, until he marvellously drives them down again through heaven to Okeanos (Oceanus).”
(I’m answering these in class while on a Chromebook, so these asks will not look as nice as previous ones LOL)
- I’m going to discuss the two places I grew up in, Leon (in Nicaragua), and Farmville (in North Carolina)
-Leon is REALLY beautiful. It’s not as iconic as, let’s say, Granada, but its a beautiful city. There’s a lot of weird myths in there too, like demonic gold crabs and chariot-riding skeletons roaming the streets.
-I own a replica of the lions guarding the Cathedral. Rumor says they were made by God’s eyes.
-Rumor has it that the Cathedral at Leon is cursed with demons. Ironic concept, actually.
-Farmville is… small. Like, REALLY small. Its the most rural town in that county.
-I went to middle school in Farmville, and I’m finishing my sophomore year there. I will be moving after.