The first two pages from my upcoming comic Horus Story, the very true story of Horus’ birth according to Egyptian legend.
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This is supposed to happen the first time Persephone is back to the Underworld….so I went and made a sequel for a comic that hasn’t even happened yet. Wibbly wobbly timey wimey….
Did I regret anything? No. No I don’t.
WHAT IS THIS BECAUSE I WANT TO READ IT
This is a
kind of teaser? idek anymorecomic project bleu-merida and I are working on, retelling Hades and Persephone’s story…so stay tunned, I guess? XD
YES PLEASE GIVE ME EVERY HADES/PERSEPHONE RETELLING OMG SHE’S SO CUTE
VOMITS UP HEART IT’S OKAY I DIDN’T NEED IT ANYWAY
YESSS my friends know what I like.
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Greek Mythology Reworked
She would follow, her dream of love, the dictates of her heart that told her he was her all in all, the only man in all the world for her for love was the master guide. Come what might she would be wild, untrammelled, free.
It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?
I picture the gods, diddling around on Olympus, wallowing in the nectar and ambrosia and the aroma of burning bones and fat, mischievous as a pack of ten-year-olds with a sick cat to play with and a lot of time on their hands. ‘Which prayer shall we answer today?’ they ask one another. ‘Let’s cast the dice! Hope for this one, despair for that one, and while we’re at it, let’s destroy the life of that woman over there by having sex with her in the form of a crayfish!’ I think they pull a lot of their pranks because they’re bored.
It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
And see the great Achilles, whom we knew
Until, from the horizon’s vaulted side,
There shot a golden splendour far and wide,
Spangling those million poutings of the brine
With quivering ore: ‘twas even an awful shine
From the exaltation of Apollo’s bow;
A heavenly beacon in their dreary woe.
“Name one hero who was happy.”
I considered. Heracles went mad and killed his family; Theseus lost his bride and father; Jason’s children and new wife were murdered by his old; Bellerophon killed the Chimera but was crippled by the fall from Pegasus’ back.
“You can’t.” He was sitting up now, leaning forward.
“I know. They never let you be famous AND happy.” He lifted an eyebrow. “I’ll tell you a secret.”
“Tell me.” I loved it when he was like this.
“I’m going to be the first.”
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A “gate to hell” has emerged from ruins in southwestern Turkey, Italian archaeologists have announced.
Known as Pluto’s Gate — Ploutonion in Greek, Plutonium in Latin — the cave was celebrated as the portal to the underworld in Greco-Roman mythology and tradition.
Historic sources located the site in the ancient Phrygian city of Hierapolis, now called Pamukkale, and described the opening as filled with lethal mephitic vapors.
“Hey,” said Shadow. “Huginn or Muninn, or whoever you are.”
The bird turned, head tipped, suspiciously, on one side, and it stared at him with bright eyes.
“Say ‘Nevermore,’“ said Shadow.
“Fuck you,” said the raven.
From American Gods by Neil Gaiman
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Why do I never get to learn about African mythology it’s just never around. These are all incredibly awesome.
These are super cool, but Africa has hundreds of disparate ethnic groups so while these are African deities they are not the only African deities. Those depicted here are Yoruba Orisha (a manifestation of an aspect of the supreme God). The Yoruba are a people from West Africa, primarily Nigeria.
Sea Monster coin of Kindya, Caria c. 510 -490 BC
On the obverse of this tetrobol is the head of a ketos (sea monster) with its tongue protruding. On the other side is a stellate pattern within a latticed frame, all within an incuse square.
In Greek mythology, both Perseus and Herakles killed a ketos (Latin cetus). When Cassiopeia boasted that her daughter Andromeda was more beautiful than the Nereids, this invoked the wrath of Poseidon who sent the sea monster Cetus to attack Æthiopia. Upon consulting a wise oracle, Cepheus and Cassiopeia were told to sacrifice Andromeda to Cetus. They had Andromeda chained to a rock near the ocean so that Cetus could devour her. Perseus found Andromeda chained to the rock and learned of her plight. When Cetus emerged from the ocean to devour Andromeda, Perseus managed to slay it. In one version, Perseus drove his sword into Cetus’ back. In another version, Perseus used Medusa’s severed head to turn Cetus to stone.
Caria was located coastal region modern day Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey.