Helen is not of Troy
and not of Sparta.
She does not live in the towers of burning Ilium,
or the ruined palaces of once-great Greece–
No, she is found between the folds of history
over and over and over again.
Blamed and de-famed and cruelly scorned,
She is every woman who bears the burden
of the faults of men and gods.
She is all of us–
History repeating itself,
maybe to punish
maybe to teach
maybe to remind
But it does not matter–
Whatever might be the ill-taught lesson,
the shouts of the imprisoned and deprived
are forever lost in the clanging of weapons,
and forgotten women.
Sing, o goddess, the rage of Helen
–which launched not a thousand ships
but was stifled and silenced
by a war fought wrongly in her honour.
sing, o goddess, the rage of helen | by prithvi. p
Someone (I’ve no idea if they want to be mentioned or not), pointed out that this fist bump deserves more cheers and it’s totally true! Tony got his first fist bump! That’s maybe the happiest scene of the second part of the episode! He got it!
so i mean everyone’s like “at some point Helen and Gabe gotta notice The Gay, right?” but tbh i think it’s possible Gabe already knows or at least suspects sth. i mean this ep, they knew the two were in the barn together. What the fuck do two bros do in a barn. Like seriously. And Gabe is observant and tries to especially focus on Philip and his feelings right now. So maybe he knows.
~A female sitting statue with portrait head of Helen, mother of Constantine the Great.
Date: Statue: 2nd cent. CE, head: 320—325 CE.
Provenance: Rome, Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, Hall of the Emperors
(Musei capitolini, Palazzo Nuovo, Sala degli Imperatori).
episode 14 of Sonic X? The one where Sonic blows off the PRESIDENT to keep a promise he made with this girl Helen!
That alone speaks volumes about Sonic’s character! He values everyone equally and promises clearly mean serious business to him.
But let’s talk more about Helen. She’s a elementary aged girl with a disability that confines her to a wheelchair. She desires to visit an island that her father told her has an abundance of beautiful flowers, but her father is stuck working long hours in order to provide her with everything she needs (doctors, wheelchair, ect.) so he has been unable to take her. Like how real is that situation!?
I love the fact that even though she has this disability, she is still able to go on this amazing adventure with Sonic! You don’t need me to tell you that it’s important for children to be able to identify with characters and I think Sonic X excelled in this particular episode.
And the end had me tearing up when Helen is retelling her adventure with great enthusiasm and her parents realize they have been sheltering her and thinking her not as capable as “normal” children. Holy smokes that is beautiful stuff right there!
I honestly wish she would have been the protagonist instead of Chris. She is more interesting and I feel like she could have been a character tons of kids looked up too!