Artemis by Annie Stegg
She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.
Persephone | fashion inspiration
Lost in Hell,-Persephone,
Take her head upon your knee;
Say to her, “My dear, my dear,
It is not so dreadful here.”
Day 2 - A Titan - Rhea
The Titaness Rhea was mother of Zeus, Poseidon, Hades, Hestia, Demeter and Hera. Her husband Cronus swallowed their children as he had been told that he would one day be overthrown by his own child, all except Zeus. Rhea tricked Cronus into swallowing a rock in place of their youngest son. Rhea took Zeus to be raised on Mount Ida in Crete. Zeus and Rhea then freed the other gods and goddesses from Cronus’s stomach.
The second largest moon of Saturn is named after Rhea, and she is associated with the two lions that pulled her celestial chariot. Her name may also have links with the pomegranate. She was mainly worshipped on Crete due to the myth that this is where she brought Zeus.
greed and disgrace (listen)
shed down a kindly ray from above upon my life, and strength of war, that I may be able to drive away bitter cowardice from my head and crush down the deceitful impulses of my soul. restrain also the keen fury of my heart which provokes me to tread the ways of blood-curdling strife. rather, O blessed one, give you me boldness to abide within the harmless laws of peace, avoiding strife and hatred and the violent fiends of death.
MYTHOLOGY MEME | mythical object [2/2]
The Argo was constructed by the shipwright Argus, and its crew were specially protected by the goddess Hera. According to several versions of the myth, Argo was said to contain in her prow a magical piece of timber from the sacred forest of Dodona, which could speak and render prophecies. After her successful journey with Jason and the Argonauts, Argo was consecrated to Poseidon and then translated into the sky as the constellation Argo Navis.
Mythology Picspam → Selene
Her long straight hair is a silver moonlight, that manifest the bright side of night time, like silky lines that cross the starry night sky, in prime time of spring. (x)
The metamorphosis of Orpheus, Abel-Dominique Boyé
Murals by Maurice Greiffenhagen
(1/4) Titans » Prometheus
Prometheus (/prəˈmiːθiːəs/; Greek: Προμηθεύς, pronounced [promɛːtʰeús], meaning “forethought”)is a Titan who sided with Zeus and the ascending Olympian gods in the vast cosmological struggle against Cronus and the other Titans in Greek mythology. Prometheus was therefore on the conquering side of the cataclysmic war of the Greek gods, called the “Titanomachia”, where Zeus and the Olympian gods ultimately defeated Cronos and the other Titans.
Mythology Picspam → Demeter
"To Demeter Eleusinia. O universal mother, Deo famed, august, the source of wealth, and various named: great nurse, all-bounteous, blessed and divine, who joyest in peace; to nourish corn is thine. Goddess of seed, of fruits abundant, fair, harvest and threshing are thy constant care. Lovely delightful queen, by all desired, who dwellest in Eleusis’ holy vales retired. Nurse of all mortals, who benignant mind first ploughing oxen to the yoke confined; and gave to men what nature’s wants require, with plenteous means of bliss, which all desire. In verdure flourishing, in glory bright, assessor of great Bromios bearing light: rejoicing in the reapers’ sickles, kind, whose nature lucid, earthly, pure, we find. Prolific, venerable, nurse divine, thy daughter loving, holy Koure. A car with Drakones yoked ‘tis thine to guide, and, orgies singing, round thy throne to ride. Only-begotten, much-producing queen, all flowers are thine, and fruits of lovely green. Bright Goddess, come, with summer’s rich increase swelling and pregnant, leading smiling peace; come with fair concord and imperial health, and join with these a needful store of wealth."