the sun cult

Sun + Venus Aesthetics

Aries

Aries sun / Aries Venus: scraped knees, red lipstick, ripped fishnet tights

Aries sun / Taurus Venus: floor tickets at a concert, dark chocolate, combat boots

Aries sun / Cancer Venus: cuddling next to the fireplace, camping, woven blankets

Aries sun / Aquarius Venus: breathless conversations, red sunsets, cacti and succulents

Aries sun / Pisces Venus: getting lost in an unfamiliar city, driving in the rain, tired eyes

Taurus

Taurus sun / Aries Venus: classic rock, red long-stem roses, nose rings 

Taurus sun / Taurus Venus: bubble baths, daffodils, classic dark wash jeans

Taurus sun / Gemini Venus: bubblegum, crinkled-up laughing eyes, champagne

Taurus sun / Cancer Venus: pastel balloons, the moon reflecting on a lake, acoustic guitars

Taurus sun / Pisces Venus: bluebirds, getting caught in the rain, high waisted shorts

Gemini

Gemini sun / Aries Venus: lightning, laughing in the middle of a fight, stiletto heels

Gemini sun / Taurus Venus: mountain air, a perfect smile, wildflowers

Gemini sun / Gemini Venus: going out dancing, slapstick comedy, maraschino cherries

Gemini sun / Cancer Venus: pastel yellow sundresses, a worn out denim jacket, daisies

Gemini sun / Leo Venus: gold eye shadow, margaritas, long manicured nails

Cancer

Cancer sun / Taurus Venus: first kisses, baby pictures, vintage dresses

Cancer sun / Gemini Venus: strawberry milkshakes, blowing bubbles, old convertible Volkswagen bugs

Cancer sun / Cancer Venus: clover flowers, silver lockets, sunshowers

Cancer sun / Leo Venus: piano music, sunflowers, promise rings

Cancer sun / Virgo Venus: polaroid pictures, forehead kisses, silvery moonlight

Leo

Leo sun / Gemini Venus: golden retriever puppies, braided hair, orange cream popsicles

Leo sun / Cancer Venus: red wine, engagement rings, Valentine’s Day chocolate

Leo sun / Leo Venus: perfect winged eyeliner, gold jewelry, crushed velvet

Leo sun / Virgo Venus: cashmere sweaters, caramel popcorn, high heeled boots

Leo sun / Libra Venus: aviator sunglasses, palm trees, 80′s cult movies

Virgo

Virgo sun / Cancer Venus: freshly cut grass, crescent moons, flannel shirts

Virgo sun / Leo Venus: black coffee, thigh high socks, short bodycon dresses

Virgo sun / Virgo Venus: oversized sweaters, black framed glasses, old newspapers

Virgo sun / Libra Venus: windswept hair, coffee shops, lace stockings

Virgo sun / Scorpio Venus: black cats, crop tops, vinyl records

Libra

Libra sun / Leo Venus: lemonade, charm bracelets, gold tiaras

Libra sun / Virgo Venus: fairy lights, sparrows, a seedling just poking out of the soil

Libra sun / Libra Venus: cupcakes with pink frosting, designer brands, first dates

Libra sun / Scorpio Venus: converse high tops, smirks, amethyst 

Libra sun / Sagittarius Venus: private jets, tequila shots, seashells

Scorpio

Scorpio sun / Virgo Venus: Doc Martens, obsidian, stargazing on the roof

Scorpio sun / Libra Venus: strawberries, angel wings, sly smiles

Scorpio sun / Scorpio Venus: acid wash denim, vintage concert posters, things said in the heat of the moment

Scorpio sun / Sagittarius Venus: broken glass, chipped nail polish, beach bonfires

Scorpio sun / Capricorn Venus: werewolves, vanilla candles, smiling through tears

Sagittarius

Sagittarius sun / Libra Venus: bioluminescent beaches, quick kisses, flirting with a perfect stranger

Sagittarius sun / Scorpio Venus: crunchy leaves, wild eyes, losing baby teeth

Sagittarius sun / Sagittarius Venus: making people laugh, sneaking out, music festivals

Sagittarius sun / Capricorn Venus: the smell of smoke, old maps, iced tea

Sagittarius sun / Aquarius Venus: sunburns, the feeling of wind in your hair, sand between your toes

Capricorn

Capricorn sun / Scorpio Venus: thunderstorms, first love, the satisfaction of getting your way

Capricorn sun / Sagittarius Venus: sarcastic remarks, septum piercings, the “bad boy”

Capricorn sun / Capricorn Venus: crooked smiles, classic cars, cinnamon whiskey

Capricorn sun / Aquarius Venus: postcards, walking through grass barefoot, staying up until sunrise

Capricorn sun / Pisces Venus: foggy mornings, herbal tea, shooting stars

Aquarius

Aquarius sun / Aries Venus: exploring abandoned places, debates, laughing so hard you cry

Aquarius sun / Sagittarius Venus: spontaneous midnight road trips, borrowed sweatshirts, beanies

Aquarius sun / Capricorn Venus: ghost stories, fireflies, skateboarding

Aquarius sun / Aquarius Venus: hawks, ripped jeans, the irresistible urge to do something reckless

Aquarius sun / Pisces Venus: pastel hair, fairy tales, constellations

Pisces

Pisces sun / Aries Venus: black pearls, burned out matches, ferris wheels

Pisces sun / Taurus Venus: tide pools, the smell before rain, cotton candy

Pisces sun / Capricorn Venus: meteor showers, crystal-covered caves, daydreaming

Pisces sun / Aquarius Venus: crystal balls, watercolor paintings, Greek mythology

Pisces sun / Pisces Venus: hypnotic eyes, unconditional love, wild hair

  • Alina Starkov: [almost gets crushed beneath feet by a soldier and calls him a fathead for jaywalking]
  • Alina Starkov: [calls the Darkling insane for believing she can destroy the shadow fold]
  • Alina Starkov: [beats Zoya's ego to the ground in Botkin's class]
  • Alina Starkov: [hits and kicks the prince of Ravka]
  • Alina Starkov: [tries to escape numerous times from the Darkling's grasp that enrages him]
  • Alina Starkov: [tries to escape from the Apparat and his Sun Summoning brainwashed cult]
  • Alina Starkov: [tells Baghra to fuck off with her old ass]
  • Alina Starkov: [almost kills the Darkling with merzost]
  • Me: STOP 👏👏 TRYING 👏TO👏👏 PICK👏👏 A👏👏 FIGHT👏 WITH 👏PEOPLE 👏THAT 👏👏 CAN 👏👏 LITERALLY 👏KILL 👏YOU 👏👏👏

representation is so important. it’s vital that our children grow up knowing that being genderqueer shouldn’t prevent you from being a crime lord who sells nightmares, or secretly joining a machine-sun cult, or building an unspeakably powerful and terrible cannon,

cloudseokjin  asked:

hey! could you possibly tell me why apollo is often thought to be the sun god and artemis the moon goddess, while it's really helios and selena? why are they associated with these traits?

Originally posted by auttiemusic

Ok so, Helios is a Titan and the one being refered as the personification of the sun itself while Apollo was the god of light wich is why later he was identify with the Sun. I believe the difference is in the fact that Helios is the actual Sun and Apollo is taken as the God of. 

I also found that “In Homeric literature, Apollo is clearly identified as a different god, a plague-dealer with a silver (not golden) bow and no solar features.

The earliest certain reference to Apollo identified with Helios appears in the surviving fragments of Euripides’ play Phaethon in a speech near the end (fr 781 N²), Clymene, Phaethon’s mother, laments that Helios has destroyed her child, that Helios whom men rightly call Apollo (the name Apollo is here understood to mean Apollon “Destroyer”).

By Hellenistic times Apollo had become closely connected with the Sun in cult. His epithet Phoebus, Phoibos “shining”, drawn from Helios, was later also applied by Latin poets to the sun-god Sol” in Wikipedia. 

And about Artemis and Selene, they were both with Hecate goddesses of the moon but as Helios Selene was the actual personification of the moon while the others weren’t

Originally posted by kaliciawinchester

I hope that answers your question, if not I’m sorry but my brain is not at its fullest right now :)

  • Modern Major General: I quote in elegiacs all the crimes of Heliogabalus...
  • me: How fucking dare anyone out there make fun of Elagabalus after all he has been through! *sniffle*
  • He lost his father. He went through five divorces. He had an ancient sun cult to manage. His grandma turned out to be a user, a schemer, and he lost his throne to his cousin. All you people care about is... your audience and making jokes about him. *cries*
  • HE'S A HUMAN! (ah! ooh!) What you don't realize is that Elagabalus is making you all this money and all you do is sing a bunch of crap about him. He hasn't performed the rites of Sol Invictus in years. Alma-Tadema's painting is called "The Roses of Heliogabalus" for a reason because all you people think of him as an exotic! perverted! flower-child!
  • LEAVE HIM ALONE! You are lucky he even performed for you BASTARDS! LEAVE ELAGABALUS ALONE!..Please. *sobs*
  • Cassius Dio talked about professionalism and said if Elagabalus was a professional he would've pulled it off no matter what. Speaking of professionalism, when is it professional to publicly bash someone who is going through a hard time? *sobs* Leave Elagabalus Alone Please... ! Leave Elagabalus alone! right now! I mean it!
  • Anyone that has a problem with him- you deal with me, because he is not well right now. LEAVE HIM ALONE!
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The Álfar

The Álfar (elves) are perhaps some of the most elusive and contradictory figures in the eddas. They’re rarely mentioned on their own and the one time an alfa is the lead of a tale in Norse lore, he in many ways far more resembles a dwarf in ability and function. In addition, things become even more difficult as the depictions and associations of the alfar change drastically after Christianization. They go from demigod-like beings to being invisible pests and menaces in some tales and essentially land spirits in others. It is for this reason I think it’s worth noting Gunnell’s statement that one should be “highly wary of ever referring to the earlier manifestation of alfar as ‘elves’ unless we use the term in the Tolkien sense of the word.” For that reason I’m choosing to focus more on the functions scholars have discerned they played in pre-Christian Scandinavian religions rather than those of the “folklore elves”.

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