we are all greeks

Why do people obsess over Greek GODS

Artemis: a queen, one who shuns the presence of men. Ruler of the night sky and the hunt, she doesn’t give a flying fuck about your gender roles.
Women can be single. Women can be hunters.

Athena: a scheming, cunning, genius woman, Athena is the mastermind behind every battle. Goddess of both wisdom AND war.
Women can be smart. Women can be warriors.

Aphrodite: a gorgeous woman, beautiful beyond belief, she was married off to a man she did not love. She refused her husband, and is with the chaotic man she truly loves. She loves romance novels and tragic love stories without your permission or stereotypes.
Women can be independent. Women can be beautiful. Women don’t have to love you because you say so.

Persephone: she is Queen of hell and goddess of springtime, drawing the line between death and rebirth. She loves her husband and mother, but refuses to let anyone tell her who to be or where to go.
Women can be sweet. Women can be brutal. Women can be complicated.

Hera: a practical woman, she is the goddess of marriage, her husband is always off fucking mortals. And she always makes sure he pays for it. This doesn’t stop her from being a fair queen, even more of a ruler than her husband.
Women can be powerful. Women make their own choices.

Demeter: a farm girl at heart, she rules the harvest, her mere emotions causing the seasons. Her daughter eloped with the god of death, and she misses her every day. She loves her loyal farmers and the crops they tend.
Women can be nurturing. Women can be depressed.

Hestia: a goddess of small renown, Hesta gave up her spot on the council to Dionsynius to keep order. She is the goddess of the hearth and home, fire and family. She represents the controlled chaos of a fire in the fireplace or a family in their home.
Women can be sacrificing. Women don’t need to be super to be important. Women can be chaotic.

Enough with this patriarchal Greek society. We all know who really ruled Olympus.

Innuendos + Bonus Chat

Pairing: Steve x Reader

Request:

A Steve x reader where Tony makes really bad innuendos and Steve and the reader are to innocent to know what they mean


Tony has created a chatroom.

Tony has invited Bruce, Y/N, Steve, Scott, T'Challa, Rhodey, Peter.

Tony: Dinner tonight, all of us? I can make reservations at Rhodey’s favorite restaurant.

Scott: The one that spins?!

Tony: Yes, Scott. The one that spins.

Scott: I love that one! The waiting list is booked,  it would take months before we can eat there!

Tony: Oh, honey. When you’re a billionaire, you don’t need to wait.

T'Challa: And if they make us wait, I will just buy the restaurant. #RicherThanStark

Tony: … Who uses hashtags in a chat?!

T'Challa: #ObviouslyNotYou

Peter: I would love to come but… I have to study for a test tomorrow.

Tony: Aw c'mon kid, we haven’t seen each other in weeks! T'Challa just got back from Wakanda, Scott is finally free, and Steve and Y/N just returned from their 4 week long mission.

Bruce: Yeah, we miss you all!

Tony: Just one night! You’re smart, Peter. You’ll do fine in your test.

Peter: I guess…

Rhodey: #BadDad

T'Challa: #TonySucksAtParenting

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Those who approach the New Testament solely through English translations face a serious linguistic obstacle to apprehending what these writings say about justice. In most English translations, the word ‘justice’ occurs relatively infrequently. It is no surprise, then, that most English-speaking people think the New Testament does not say much about justice; the Bibles they read do not say much about justice. English translations are in this way different from translations into Latin, French, Spanish, German, Dutch — and for all I know, most languages.


The basic issue is well known among translators and commentators. Plato’s Republic, as we all know, is about justice. The Greek noun in Plato’s text that is standardly translated as 'justice’ is 'dikaiosune;’ the adjective standardly translated as 'just’ is 'dikaios.’ This same dik-stem occurs around three hundred times in the New Testament, in a wide variety of grammatical variants.


To the person who comes to English translations of the New Testament fresh from reading and translating classical Greek, it comes as a surprise to discover that though some of those occurrences are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'just,’ the great bulk of dik-stem words are translated with grammatical variants on our word 'right.’ The noun, for example, is usually translated as 'righteousness,’ not as 'justice.’ In English, we have the word 'just’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Latin iustitia, and the word 'right’ and its grammatical variants coming from the Old English recht. Almost all our translators have decided to translate the great bulk of dik-stem words in the New Testament with grammatical variants on the latter — just the opposite of the decision made by most translators of classical Greek.


I will give just two examples of the point. The fourth of the beatitudes of Jesus, as recorded in the fifth chapter of Matthew, reads, in the New Revised Standard Version, 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.’ The word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ And the eighth beatitude, in the same translation, reads 'Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.’ The Greek word translated as 'righteousness’ is 'dikaiosune.’ Apparently, the translators were not struck by the oddity of someone being persecuted because he is righteous. My own reading of human affairs is that righteous people are either admired or ignored, not persecuted; people who pursue justice are the ones who get in trouble.


It goes almost without saying that the meaning and connotations of 'righteousness’ are very different in present-day idiomatic English from those of 'justice.’ 'Righteousness’ names primarily if not exclusively a certain trait of personal character. … The word in present-day idiomatic English carries a negative connotation. In everyday speech one seldom any more describes someone as righteous; if one does, the suggestion is that he is self-righteous. 'Justice,’ by contrast, refers to an interpersonal situation; justice is present when persons are related to each other in a certain way.


… When one takes in hand a list of all the occurrences of dik-stem words in the Greek New Testament, and then opens up almost any English translation of the New Testament and reads in one sitting all the translations of these words, a certain pattern emerges: unless the notion of legal judgment is so prominent in the context as virtually to force a translation in terms of justice, the translators will prefer to speak of righteousness.


Why are they so reluctant to have the New Testament writers speak of primary justice? Why do they prefer that the gospel of Jesus Christ be the good news of the righteousness of God rather than the good news of the justice of God? Why do they prefer that Jesus call his followers to righteousness rather than to justice?

—  Nicholas Wolsterstorff

                       ₪₪ M O D E R N   O L Y M P I A N S ₪₪

                                                       h e c a t e

Τα αγόρια δεν πρέπει να ντρέπονται να πουν ότι αγαπάνε ένα αγόρι.
Τα κορίτσια δεν πρέπει να ντρέπονται να πουν ότι αγαπάνε ένα κορίτσι.
Είναι αγόρι και ένα κορίτσι δεν πρέπει να ντρέπονται να πουν ότι αγαπάει ο ένας στον άλλον.
Η αγάπη δεν είναι ντροπή.
Είναι συναίσθημα που πρέπει να λέγεται γιατί μόνο η αγάπη θα κάνει τον κόσμο μας καλύτερο.
—  Love Is All We Need.
nytimes.com
Anarchists Fill Services Void Left by Faltering Greek Governance
Anarchist groups are taking matters into their own hands after years of austerity policies and a refugee crisis have undermined the Greek government.
By Niki Kitsantonis

“We want people to fight back, in all ways, from taking care of refugees to burning banks and Parliament,” said Mr. Sagris, the member of Void Network and the Embros theater group, which raises money to fund squats housing refugees. “Anarchists use all tactics, violent and nonviolent.”

“Anarchists obviously cannot form a political party,” said Spiros Dapergolas, 45, a graphic designer who belongs to Rouvikonas. “But we have our own means to enter the political center,” he said. “We want to get bigger.”

The group’s long-term aim is “militant unionism,” Mr. Dapergolas said. But, he conceded, it is not easy for people to organize themselves. In the meantime, he said, “what Rouvikonas is doing can be done by anyone.”

So a lot of people are pissed because emmie and jo could not get to stay with the hunters and I see a lot of posts about Artemis being homophobic in rioranverse but I think I see something else in this storyline
Artemis could be allergic to all kinds of romance and the hunters’ oath made it clear that they had to swear off boys AND all sorts of romance. In the Greek gods we saw that Artemis turned a Hunter into a bear because she hid that Zeus had assaulted her and that she was pregnant. Artemis even said that if the girl would have come to her she could personally take care about her having a good life. So here Emmie and jo had fallen in love and they admitted it to Artemis. However they were allowed to go their own ways and with britomartis visiting and them helping demigods and others in distress, I think Artemis was always watching over them and they had her blessings. Instead of accusing her of homophobia, we could look at it the other way- that het or homo, love is love which is not allowed with the hunters. So basically she treats all kinds of love in the same way - a big no no. However she helps her followers who, for being in love, had to leave her group- but she didn’t leave them deserted… moreover with a proudly bisexual brother I doubt that she would be a nasty homophobe cause in spite of Zeus’ orders, she was still discreetly helping Apollo. If y all still think she’s homophobe then Artemis stands for the view that you can have your own opinions (wrong sometimes) but even then you should never give up on your family. Let’s all chill and dream of a future where homosexual love is treated as actual love
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P.S - it is my personal opinion and yes I am a part of the lgbt category : )

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I just remembered that myth where Hera got so mad at Zeus that she dumped him and he couldn’t get her to return to him no matter what so he started spreading rumors that he’s getting married to someone else and when she found out she decided to crash the wedding and attacked the bride and tore her veil only to find out it was a wooden statue, and she thought it was so funny she agreed to go back to Zeus and like. That’s peak Greek behavior right there

au where romans discover the common origin of the indo-european languages
  • Roman: *pointing at a manuscript* Wait, so it says here we are descended from Eurasian steppe nomads. Like, with horses.
  • Historian: That is the dominant academic viewpoint based on the available evidence.
  • Roman: ...and we have the same ancestors as the Persians, the Scythians, the Celts, and the Germans?!
  • Linguist: The Greeks and Indians, too.
  • Roman: And we all believed in the same sky god?
  • Linguist: Dyēus Ph2tēr.
  • Roman: *closes eyes and performs the sign of the thunderbolt*
  • Roman: We conquered the indigenous settled peoples, imposed our language and culture upon them, and gradually became settled peoples ourselves...
  • Archaeologist: Well, yeah, it's not like the land was empty before you arrived.
  • Roman: Does that mean we are the barbarians?!
  • Historian: I’m sorry, but yes.
  • Roman: *sobs inconsolably*
  • Basque observing from a distance: *glares judgmentally*

When is a monster, 
A jagged, broken thing, 
Not a monster?

A taunt.
You could break the beast.

She sinks into his sheets,
Waiting.
The bed smells like a long day’s work.

Wavering in the doorway,
He knows iron and marble,
Hears no breath but the bellows,
His voice a lantern, searching in a mine.

She’s never seen anything like him.
Her thunderous heart rolls under whitest dress.
When is a monster
Not a monster?

Soot smudges cheeks,
calloused fingers cradle sea-soft swells,
Her skin flushes molten gold.
And
He trembles,
A bent-winged sparrow.

Her darling mountain man,  
Deep doe eyes,  
Taut muscle beneath burnished skin.
When is a monster
Not a monster?

She hasn’t left his bed since.

She is no toy trophy
Abandoned on a pedestal.
A new language of anvil and steel,
Her hair sheared short,
Pliant arms now hard and lean.
Her laughter rings like wedding bells,
The sweetest echo.

Stay. Simple. Stay here.
Maybe she doesn’t want heaven.
No one will miss her.
No one remembers his name.
When is a monster
(Jagged-called-broken) 
Not a monster?

But together they weld,
Palm to palm, breast to breast,
Rooted and solid and whole.

— 

Embers (l.e.a.p)

In the same series as Love, Persephone and Homecoming. Inspired by a line from Caitlyn Siehl’s (@alonesomespoem and this song by Hozier. 

dying to breathe in these abundant skies - part II

This is a sequel to “dying to breathe in these abundant skies

Because I’m a sucker for this fic and someone asked me to write more. :)

Three times that Clarke Griffin called Bellamy Blake an asshole.

And one time it was the other way around.

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The thing with Clarke is that she knows she’s intense.

It’s not new knowledge for her – she’s always been this way. When she was five, she was so determined to climb to the top of the monkey bars installed in Wells’ backyard and she did climb – but she also fell down and got a mild concussion.

So she really doesn’t need Bellamy Blake to tell her that, not with those furrowed brows of his and the high and mighty posture like he’s done an incredible good deed just by being her soccer team’s athletic trainer.

“I mean, you do know you’re too wound up, right?” he asks again, arms crossed, looking down at her. “And you do know that there are health benefits in chilling the fuck out?”

This could have been a very good day. She woke up, went to practice, and then apparently she fucked up by nearly spraining an ankle but still limp-running her way to scoring a goal.

But Bellamy Blake exists and no matter how much Clarke likes his sister Octavia, he’s still an insufferable asshole. Has been since she showed up for practice that first time (which ended up with her spraying the hell out of him with her water bottle).

So she tells him just as much.

“You’re such an asshole, Blake.”

He’s laughing as she walks away from the field and Clarke can’t for the life of her understand why she’s bothered by what he says so much.

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We were gods.

We had altars ripe with gold,
pomegranate stained our lips red,
wine made our tongues lazy.


We were youths,
who frolicked and fucked
in prairie fields.
Bees flying lazily above us,
rich with honey.


The soil was fertile and soft.
We rolled around in the dirt
and kissed each others lips furiously
like this was the last time we were living.


We half believed we could fly,
and resided lazily somewhere between the ether and nature below.


We walked on water,
turned rivers into streams of wine.
We were divine and we owned it.


We dreamt of birds, and constructed our own flying machines.
We had altars,
We had temples, paintings, sculptures, hymns, congregation, endless followers in endless ecstasy.
We owned kings.


We were just a ragtag bunch of half cocked mortals,
who thought they stood a chance,
Somehow we did
and we became larger than life.


We became divine.
We became gods.
and then we lost it all.

—  greek gods in portraiture, greek gods in youth part I 

anonymous asked:

It's kind of funny when you think about the whole exchange with Annabeth and Reyna saying that their camps would kick the others ass. We all know the Greeks would win. The Romans charged the Mt with over 200 demigods and the Greeks had less than a 100 to defend all of Manhattan and attacking is much easier than defending. Besides that Percy single handedly basically took out the pride and joy of the legion. The first 2 cohorts couldn't take him at all. Imagine Clarisse actually fighting

I agree 

The portrayal of CHB as unorganised and not a cohesive military force to be reckoned with in HoO really annoyed me