white egyptians

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I watched Zootopia, talked to friends and then this happened. Some of my (and other friends’) characters as Zootopia-esque animals, ignoring the “no birds no reptiles”-thing. @beastlyart did some lovely ones of some of her characters too.

Left to right: Lauriel (wood mouse), Rélean (white hare), Saffran (Egyptian fruit bat), Nita (iguana), Tege x2 (I couldn’t decide if she was a llama or a swan), Joel (moon bear) and Liam (secretary bird). I might do more. Maybe bugs.

Lauriel belongs to Fia and Rélean to @xhakhal, the rest are mine 

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Mythology Moodboard Isis

Egyptian Goddess of Magic, Life, and Wisdom.

“Her best known story illustrates why she is simultaneously known as a creation goddess and a goddess of destruction.”

(requested by anon)

Can we talk about how white washed the Pagan and Wicca community is?

All the aesthetic you ever see is of white women tromping around a foggy forest. Gods and goddesses are drawn as white- even Egyptian ones. Pictures of white people are used as god and goddess aesthetic.

Can we stop? Why are we letting blatant racism bleed into this group of people?

Not to mention the cultural appropriation of:

Shamanism (a closed tribe and religion)

Hoodoo (a closed practice)

Santeria (also closed)

Voodoo

Bindis

Smudging (a native american practice)

Dream Catchers

(I’m probably leaving out a lot more, but you get the gist.)

Also:

“Gypsy” (a racial slur of the romani AND the roma- sinti who were victims in THE HOLOCAUST for goodness sake)


SO CAN WE STOP NOW?

I would really like the difficulty level of finding a diverse aesthetic collage or god/ goddess illustration to go down by, like, 50%.

Thnx

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Yesterday marked the anniversary of the discovery of King Tut’s tomb. In celebration, we bring you Park City’s Egyptian Theatre! Construction on the theatre began in 1922, around the time archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamun’s tomb. Inspired by this discovery and under the supervision of Egyptologist C.R. Berg, the theatre was adorned with obelisks, hieroglyphics, and lotuses, among several other Egyptian motifs. The Egyptian has been the iconic venue for the Sundance Film Festival since the inaugural Festival in 1985.


© 1991 Sandria Miller for Sundance Institute, © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Stephen Speckman, © 2000 Fred Hayes for Sundance Institute, © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Jonathan Hickerson

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 by Jennifer MacNeill
Via Flickr:
2016 Egyptian Event in Lexington, KY

When drawing fan art for The Kane Chronicles, please remember:

• Although Sadie Kane and her mother’s side of the family are mostly white-passing, Egyptian people typically aren’t.

• Carter Kane has dark skin and so does his dad and uncle Amos.

• Zia and Walt are both confirmed to have dark skin.

• Most of the Egyptian gods including Bast and Bes (but excluding Anubis and possibly Thoth) have dark skin, unless their skin is another colour like blue.

• It is safe to assume that Cleo, Felix, Jaz, and the other kids all have dark skin.

• It wouldn’t be unlikely if Sadie was the only white-passing Egyptian in their Nome.

• Check the official art before drawing a character as white or white-passing to avoid erasing the ethnicities and races of any more characters.