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↦ queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage, women and birth. She is the wife of Zeus and daughter of Cronus and Rhea. She was usually depicted as a regal woman, wearing a crown and veil and holding a lotus-tipped staff. Although she was the goddess of marriage, Zeus’s many affairs drive her to jealousy and anger. Her sacred animals are the heifer, the peacock and the cuckoo

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Zeus: Some cultures represent me as a ram!

Hera: If you make some joke about ramming, I’m going to remind you why some cultures worship me as a death goddess.

Zeus wanders off, muttering under his breath. The words “ramming”, “geddit?” and, in a higher voice, “Oh, you’re so funny Zeus!” are clearly audible.

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Hera, queen of the gods, goddess of marriage, women, the sky and the stars of heaven.  The daughter of Cronos and Rhea, and thus sister and wife to Zeus.  After the marriage with Zeus, she was treated by the Olympian gods with the same reverence as her husband. Some regarded her as the personification of the atmosphere, others as the queen of heaven or the goddess of the stars.

“Have you ever heard about Echo?  From that Greek myth?” Isak asks one night.  He’s a little bit high and he’s feeling a bit reflective and the words are smoke-sweetened in his mouth.

“Maybe?” Even frowns down at him, rubbing one of his big hands slowly over Isak’s back.

“She got cursed by Hera - Zeus’ sort of wife or whatever - so she could only echo other people’s words rather than speak for herself.” Isak explained slowly.  His whole body felt heavy and lethargic but his brain was so light.

“Sounds rough.” Even’s face scrunched up sympathetically and Isak just had to stroke his fingertips across Even’s frown.

“That’s how I used to feel. Like I was just an echo of everyone else.  Never spoke my own mind or said anything real or acted like my own person.  Just…a sad little echo.” Isak trailed off sadly, his eyes roaming Even’s face.

“And now?” Even smoothed some of Isak’s hair back from his forehead.

“And now I’m really Isak.  Not just an echo.” Isak felt the smile spread over his face, but when he really looked at Even he felt a more serious look fall over his features.

“You helped me be real.” Isak whispered, his hand reaching up of its own accord to cup one side of Even’s face.  “Thank you for helping me be more than just an echo.”

“You did that by yourself, baby.” Even smiled.  He definitely wasn’t trying to blink away tears.  “I was just lucky enough to be there to see it.”

Seventeen as the sons of Greek gods/goddesses

S.coups: Zeus

“Leader of the Olympic gods, and god of lightning, thunder, and the heavens.“

As the leader and the father.Seungcheol is on the charge of everything like Zeus.

Jeonghan: Hypnos

“God of sleep.”

Jeonghan is not lazy but he likes to relax and have some rest when he has the time for it.

Joshua: Demeter

“Goddess of the harvest.”

I’ve always felt like Demeter is a warm person who just keeps the family together (like a grandma maybe). And Joshua’s calm personality suits with that.

Jun: Aphrodite

“Goddess of love and beauty.”

He is really confident about his looks and has a point as you can see. He is a beauty.

Hoshi: Hermes

“ God of commerce and travel, and messenger of the gods”

Soonyoung is a hyper man. He is full of energy. So he is the kid for the protector god of travellers.

Wonwoo: Athena

“ Goddess of wisdom, poetry, art, and the strategic side of war.”

Wonu likes to read. And he is a calm person. He is more of brains than physical stuff.

Woozi: Hephaestus

“God of fire and blacksmithing who created weapons for the gods.

Hephaestus is a hardworking god in my opinion. As the hardworking leader of vocal unit, he could’ve been his son.

DK: Apollo

“God of the sun, music, healing, and herding.”

He is a sunshine, has powerful voice, he makes people laugh which makes him perfect for Apollo.

Mingyu: Poseidon

“God of the sea and earthquakes.”

He can cook, can survive in a jungle, he is like a swiss army knife. He could’ve been a son of a powerful god like Poseidon.

The8: Ares

“God of chaotic war.”

Have you seen him with nunchakus? That explains a lot.

Seungkwan: Hera

“Goddess of goddesses, women, and marriage and wife of Zeus.”

Despite his loud and extra personality, Seungkwan is a tame person. He is humble and sweet.

Vernon: Persephone

“Goddess of the Spring who lives off-season in the Underworld.”

The nature wakes up at Spring. Life starts blooming day by day. Like Vernon, as the time passes, he improves himself.

Dino: Nyx

“Goddess of the night.”

When you look up to a dark sky at a night, there is no ending of it, it’s like reaching to eternity. And Chan is a young one who has so many talent for him to discover in himself.

Asteroids and Their Female Archetypes/How to Interpret

Four of the most commonly used asteroids are Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta. I thought I’d look into them a bit more since I don’t really touch on asteroids too much. In my research so far I’ve found a widely recommended book on the four popular asteroids called “Asteroid Goddesses; The Mythology Psychology And Astrology Of The Re Emerging Feminine”
I would recommend it if you want to see one astrologer’s in-depth research on those asteroids. 


-[The Mandela of the Asteroid Goddesses], Dementra George & Douglas Bloch’s “Asteroid Goddesses”

According to the book, this Mandela symbolizes all feminine energy in one (Moon and Venus). I’m not really sure what their source was on this diagram, either way, it’s a very interesting way to interpret the four asteroids; it was clearly well thought out and balanced. The four asteroids symbolize the female archetypes, Mother, Daughter, Wife, and Sister. 

Ceres symbolizes the Mother. Placed a the Imum Coeli with significant connection to the 4th house and most areas ruled there; Ceres rules over all the experiences between a mother and child (birth, caring for a child, separation of a child, protecting your children). In mythology, Ceres is the goddess of agriculture, motherly relations, and fertility. By sign and house, this asteroid could indicate where someone gives or receives unconditional love. It can also indicate what type of environment they were raised in as well as their relationship with their mother and nurturing people in general. Strong aspects to Ceres would indicate the Mother archetype having significance to the planet involved. 

Pallas (Athene) symbolizes the Daughter archetype and is placed at the Midheaven of the Mandela. Mythologically speaking she is Zeus’ greatest creation as she was considered to be an accomplished and high ranking military strategist. She symbolizes a daughter that makes her father, or family as a whole, very proud. In history and around the world, we’ve seen having a daughter to be a burden on the family, but Pallas Athene’s mythological roots proves that wrong by showing what equal opportunity to brothers and sons could really mean; she symbolizes the potential in females to be extremely clever, vivacious, powerful, self-sufficient, and talented. Its placement in a birth chart can indicate where someone’s greatest recognized accomplishments and talents come from as well as feminine wisdom. This is where a woman makes herself equal to men. In a male’s chart it may indicate more of how he views Pallas-type women based on his own accomplishments.

Juno symbolizes the Wife archetype with clear connection to the Descendant. In Greek mythology she named Hera and she is Zeus’ wife; Zeus is well known for taking advantage of women/cheating on Hera and these actions ultimately made Hera to be a very jealous and vindictive wife. Despite Zeus’ unforgivable actions, she remained committed to him and he still her to be his one and only love. So with this mythological backstory, we can uncover that Juno symbolizes eternal martial commitment as well as the vengeful feelings that come along with that when loyalty and commitment is threatened. In a person’s chart, Juno might indicate someone who “completes” you, a committed martial partner, karmic marriages, what you want in a marriage, infidelity, trust, forgiveness, common ups in downs of a relationship, and people you may rival with over your martial partner. 

Vesta symbolizes the Sister archetype and sits on the ascendant of the Mandela. She represents focus and dedication to oneself. The Greek equivalent to Vesta is Hestia, Zeus’s sister. Hestia made a vow to remain a virgin which in itself is a very high form of devotion and self-respect. In a chart it indicates a person’s focus, devotion, where they remain virtuous, and their level of self-respect. Sexual expression does come into play with Vesta as well, as mentioned before she is portrayed as a virgin; Sexual freedom is something we look at nowadays are a way, especially for women, to feel empowered and in control of what we can do with our bodies, but Vesta is the other side of this spectrum, which is, the power of self-respect in remaining abstinent and choosing to not to give yourself to just anyone; the control and ideology that not just anyone deserves you. Prominence of strong, harmonious aspects of Vesta will indicate someone of a Vesta-like character whereas negative aspects would indicate the opposite or conflicted Vesta-like character. 

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Hera was Zeus’ wife and sister, and was raised by the Titan Oceanus and Tethys. She was the supreme goddess, patron of marriage and childbirth, having a special interest in protecting married women. Her sacred animals were the cow and the peacock, and she favoured the city of Argos.

“He’d pleasured Hera and a few thousand others, and when Hera learned about those thousand others…heads had rolled.“

Prayer to Hera

Hail Hera, queen of heaven
Most loyal and forgiving of the gods
Great mother Hera, most perfect and compassionate
May these words lift to the skies and please you
Oh lady of Olympus, loving wife of Zeus
Hail Hera, bestower of peace, bestower of order
Guardian of our homes and loved ones
I give praise to you oh powerful one
I give prayer and offering oh Hera of Olympus
Carry us in your heart and we’ll carry you in ours
Now and forever
Hail Hera

Why Ursula Callistis means Bear Bear

So uhh a lot has asked me why Professor Ursula’s name means Bear Bear.

Ursula is a variant form of Ursa Major the constellation which means “Big Bear”.

Callistis is a variant form of Callisto which means the “fairest one”. Her story says she was turned into (you guessed it) a bear by either Zeus to escape his wife’s wrath or Hera herself. When she died, she was placed among the stars along with her son Arcas (Zeus’ the father). Aka Ursa Minor the “Little Bear”.

Soooo in the end her cover name is just derived from one person who’s life was fated to be in a metamorphosis state of bears.

Even though Apollo’s oracle at Delphi is much more famous, Zeus also had an oracle in Dodona in northern Greece. Fortunately, many of the questions people asked survived because the petitioners had to write them down on lead tablets. Among those are:

“God. Gerioton asks Zeus about a wife. Is it better for him to take one?”

“God. Good luck. Archonidas asks the god whether he should sail into Sicily.”

“Did Thopion steal the silver?”

I love how it was apparently totally normal to ask the gods completely mundane questions. 

(Sources: Mikalson: Ancient Greek Religion. Second Edition and Larson: Understanding Greek Religion)

anonymous asked:

[gay character] has just upset the gods with their unrelenting sass. to teach them a lesson the gods make them straight. hilarity ensues.

put a prompt in my inbox!


“You have got to be joking,” said Marcus, horrified.

Zeus leaned back in his throne. There was an expression of great smugness on his face. He looked like a cat that had got not just the cream, but the sardines as well, followed by a plateful of pâté de foie gras and tenderised steak. “’Fraid not,” he said, cheerfully. “What was it you said again? ‘Do your worst’? Well, this is it. How does it feel?”

“I honestly can’t believe,” said Marcus, “that you would stoop this low. This is – this is – ”

“Cruel? Barbaric? Morally corrupt?” Zeus supplied.

“Yes! All of those things!”

“Now, now,” Zeus said. “Don’t ruin this with compliments.” He gave Marcus a thoroughly nasty grin. “So. What’s the first thing you’re planning on doing, now you’ve crossed the stream?”

“Crossed the – I haven’t crossed anything!”

“I’m sorry to break this to you,” Zeus said, “but it’s a little late for denial at this stage. The deed is done, my friend. The line is drawn. Welcome to the other side! We’ve got everything you could possibly want. Beer, strip clubs, compulsory masculinity…”

“But I don’t want any of that stuff!”

“You say that now,” Zeus said. “Just you wait. You’ll be shagging lovely maidens and knocking back tankards of ale before you know it. Which reminds me – you never answered my question. What’s on the agenda?”

Marcus sank down slowly on a grassy bit of the mountain, mind racing. There had to be a way out of this. Adrian was always telling him he could talk his way out of anything, wasn’t he? Well – now was the chance to prove that, for once and for all. But how did you persuade an all-powerful deity to go back on his word? How the hell did you outthink a god?

And then it came to him.

“Well,” he said, with studied casualness. “I was thinking of starting with your wife.”

Zeus was silent for a full five seconds. Then he said, “I beg your pardon.”

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anonymous asked:

Hello! I'm interested in Hellenic Polytheism but I'm not sure who I should worship, and tips?

Hellenic polytheism is a religion centered around pantheon worship so I an always going to advise at least trying to involve the entire family of Greek gods in your worship. The ancient Hellenes saw their gods as encompassing the whole of creation, and choosing to only worship one or two deities as opposed to the whole pantheon would have been akin to removing pieces from a puzzle and claiming that the finished product is a complete picture.

That being said, it is a daunting task to be sure. There are hundreds of gods, primordial deities, titans, nature spirits, daimons, heroes, and ancestors in Hellenic polytheism, and sifting through everything can seem pretty overwhelming. So I have a couple tips for easing that process.

1: Start with the traditional Dodekatheon (the Twelve Olympians). This is a misnomer, as the number of Olympians, and who was counted among them changed depending on who in Greece you asked, and where and when you asked it. However, traditionally, the Twelve included Zeus, his wife Hera, his siblings Poseidon, Demeter, and Hestia, his children Athena, Apollon, Artemis, Hermes, Ares, Hephaestus, and Aphrodite. Haides and Persephone are normally recognized as well, but are given offerings as khthonic deities rather than as ouranic deities. You may then start to add deities as you come to know the pantheon.

2: Start with traditional household worship. Make regular offerings to Hestia, the Agathos Daimon, Hekate, Zeus and Hera, etc. and include each member of the pantheon throughout the month on feast days. You can find an up-to-date calendar on Hellenion’s website, and start right away.

3: Start with a deity of your choice (Zeus is a good start, but you may also choose Hestia or your patron*) then branch out like a family tree. For instance, I work at a bank, so my patron is currently Hermes, the God of Commerce. So let’s say I want to honor Hermes. Then I decide to honor his parents, Zeus and Maia. Then, because I’m honoring Zeus, I might as well honor his wife, Hera. Then their children, Ares, Hebe, Eileithyia, Enyo, and Hephaestus. And I might as well honor the rest of Zeus’s kids, since they’re Hermes’s brothers and sisters, and you see how quickly you end up including everyone (this is the easiest method, in my opinion).

*a “patron” god is the god who rules over your profession, not someone who you choose in the same fashion as many newbies are used to.

Imagine when Hades asked Zeus for help with Persephone.

HADES: hey Zeus you know Demeter’s daughter? Persephone?

ZEUS: Yes….

HADES: Help me make her my wife.

ZEUS: ummm….. the goddess of springtime? That’s who you’re going with?

HADES: You locked me out of Olympus do me this one favor.

ZEUS: Fine whatever

HADES: Thank you. Now how do women work?

ZEUS: That takes too much time just kidnap her.

HADES: …… Well if that’s how to charm girls.

Signs as women in Greek mythology~

Aries: Athena 

(Goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, olive cultivation, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill)

Taurus: Aphrodite

(Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation)

Gemini: Eris

(goddess of chaos, strife and discord)

Cancer: Gaia

(the personification of the Earth; Gaia was the great mother of all)

Leo: Arachne

(a mortal woman and talented weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, and was transformed into a spider)

Virgo: Briseis

(was a mythical queen in Asia Minor at the time of the Trojan War. Her character lies at the heart of a dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon that drives the plot of Homer’s Iliad)

Libra: Psyche

(A former mortal woman and goddess of the soul in Greek mythology. She is the wife of Eros (Cupid) and the mother of Hedone)

Scorpio: Medusa

(Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden, “the jealous aspiration of many suitors,” but because Poseidon had raped her in Athena’s temple, the enraged Athena transformed Medusa’s beautiful hair to serpents and made her face so terrible to behold that the mere sight of it would turn onlookers to stone)

Sagittarius: Helen of Troy

(In Greek myths, she was considered the most beautiful woman in the world. By marriage she was Queen of Laconia, a province within Homeric Greece, the wife of King Menelaus. Her abduction by Paris, Prince of Troy, brought about the Trojan War )

Capricorn: Demeter

(goddess of corn, grain, and the harvest)

Aquarius: Hera

(Zeus’ wife and sister, and was raised by the Titans Oceanus and Tethys. She was the supreme goddess, patron of marriage and childbirth, having a special interest in protecting married women)

Pisces: Persephone

(daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld; abducted by and married Hades)