Greatest Gay Lovers: Alexander the Great x Hephaestion
Alexander III of Macedon son of King Philip II, would grow up to be the worlds greatest military commander.
By the age of age of 18, he brought down the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Conquered most of the known world by the age of 33. While never losing a battle.
As a child Alexander had a passion for philosophy. He attended lectures at Mieza, tutor by Aristotle. While there he would meet Hephaestion. Who would later become the 2nd most powerful man in Alexander’s empire. As well as Alexander’s life long lover and confidant.
Their tutor Aristotle described the friendship as “one soul abiding in two bodies”.
Alexander would describe his relationship with Hephaestion, to that of Achilles and Patroclus. Who are said to be lovers by Plato and Aeschylus.
Robin Lane Fox, wrote: “Already the two were intimate, Patroclus and Achilles even to those around them; the comparison would remain to the end of their days and is proof of their life as lovers…”
In 324 BC, Hephaestion contracted typhoid. Hearing the news Alexander rushed to be at his side but by the time he arrived, Hephaestion passed away.
Plutarch says ”…Alexander’s grief was uncontrollable, he flung himself on the body of his friend and lay there nearly all day long in tears, and refused to be parted from him until he was dragged away by force by his companions.“
Arrian states ”…for two whole days after Hephaestion’s death Alexander tasted no food and paid no attention in any way to bodily needs, but lay on his bed now crying lamentably, now in the silence of grief.“
Alexander cut his hair short in mourning, this last a poignant reminder of Achilles’ last gift to Patroclus on his funeral pyre: Arrian states ”… he laid the lock of hair in the hands of his beloved companion, and the whole company was moved to tears.“
Long after Alexander own death one philosopher wrote, Alexander was only defeated once and that was by Hephaestion’s thighs.
1. Travis Fimmel - Vikings
2. Charlie Hunnam - Sons is Anarchy
3. Joe Dempsey - Skins uk / Game of Thrones
4. Nicholas Hoult - Skins uk / X-men
5. Bill Skarsgård- Hemlock Grove
6. Gustaf Skarsgård - vikings
7. Evan peters - American Horror Story / X-men
8. Tom Felton - Harry Potter
9. Alan Rickman - ( everything he has started in tbh)
10. Tom Hardy - Legend / Dunkirk
First off, Its stupid to categorize anyone by skin color because if thats the case MLK, Malcolm X, Tupac, Obama, rihanna… including myself and maybe even you would be a brown person. I know Dominicans and Indians who are my complexion but we don’t call them black because “black” is not a nationality.
Secondly, “WE ARE NOT AFRICAN AMERICANS”. The US Census beaureau states that only 5% of slaves in america came from Africa… That’s because WE WERE ALREADY HERE in America which our ancestors called Amerruk meaning “Land in the west”. we were the Moors and also the Olmecs. We built pyramids and mounds and statues all over the country before all this slavery bullshit.
There is no history with out us because all human beings on the planet was so called “black” so ain’t no month to celebrate our history because we are all history.
Our history goes back millions of years but you only know his story and not your story.
Not to offend no one with the truth but “White people” aren’t colors either.
“The Caucasian race is a younger race so they have much less history here on the planet. When they teach you about cave men in school they are talking about the Caucasians who lived in the Caucasus Mountains in Eurasia.
We were already establish and we actually helped civilize the caucasions because once they were freed from the mountains (yes they were freed from the mountains but that’s another long story) . They had no knowledge of reading, farming, etc and that’s when all these black plagues and shit started happening.
Then all these greek mythology and evolution bullshit stories started popping up and now its being taught to us instead of the truth.
I dont want to make this too long so yea just start looking this up if you want to know more.
STOP calling yourself black, words are powerful and they create our reality.
I love all people because at the end of the day were all Hue man beings
but black history month is bullshit. we are history. :)