Encyclopedia of Lengendary Monsters, Sigrid Rødli on Tumblr
Nine Worlds Travel Postcards
(I finally finished them!)
i think it’s funny how christianity made a big deal about mary being impregnanted by god and everyone was like “oh my god the son of god! we must worship him listen to his great wisdom.”
meanwhile, if you said god knocked you up in ancient greece they’d just be like “yeah, me too.”
also, while we’re at it?
and not only that, but the first RECORDED WRITER IN HUMAN HISTORY? was a woman.
trust no one who tells you that we haven’t always been here
At your battle-cry, my lady, the foreign lands bow low. When humanity comes before you in awed silence at the terrifying radiance and tempest, you grasp the most terrible of all the divine powers. Because of you, the threshold of tears is opened, and people walk along the path of the house of great lamentations. In the van of battle, all is struck down before you. With your strength, my lady, teeth can crush flint. You charge forward like a charging storm. You roar with the roaring storm, you continually thunder with Iškur. You spread exhaustion with the stormwinds, while your own feet remain tireless. With the lamenting balaĝ drum a lament is struck up.
My lady, the great Anuna gods fly from you to the ruin mounds like scudding bats. They dare not stand before your terrible gaze. They dare not confront your terrible countenance. Who can cool your raging heart? Your malevolent anger is too great to cool. Lady, can your mood be soothed? Lady, can your heart be gladdened? Eldest daughter of Suen, your rage cannot be cooled!
The Sumerians knew how to write some shit I tell you what
to be fair if there’s a good question on mythology i might actually do that just because i fucking love māori mythology so much.
when my girlfriend can’t sleep i recite the creation cycle for her, it’s brutal as hell. the primordial sky father and earth mother hug each other so tight their skin fuses together and their sons are crammed between them, so the kids tear them apart and the oceans and rivers are formed out of their blood.
later on the storm god (who didn’t want to separate their parents) tries to murder everyone and the god of war defeats him, then beats the shit out of his brothers and eats their children for cowardice. that same god of war is humanity’s adopted father (it’s mythologically complex ok) and its because the other gods were cowards that humans have the right to fish, hunt, forage for food and harvest vegetables.
OH and the god of the forest is the one who created the first human (a woman) but then he commits incest with their daughter and when she discovers that her husband is also her dad she flips her shit, moves to the underworld and becomes the goddess of death. her name is Hine-nui-te-Pō which means Great Woman of the Night and she’s my fave. she’s really nice and kind and loving and she’s the size of a mountain and has obsidian teeth in her vagina
aaa you forgot the best part
when maui figures that the way to cheat death is to go up hine-nui-te-po’s vagina and out through her mouth and he tells all his bird friends not to laugh or else he gets crushed by her obsidian/greenstone vajizzle shards. a fantail couldn’t hold it in cause he looked like a worm wriggling through (cause who doesn’t laugh at a tiny worm dude trying to work his way through a vagina) and she crushes maui to death in her own vag.
maori mythology is so fuckin boss
a sphinx girl who’s absolute balls at riddles but fucking loves terrible puns
a traveler is blocked by a sphinx suddenly while going along a path. “what do bees brush their hair with?” she asks, and he’s FREAKING OUT, he’s going to get fucking eaten, didn’t the sphinx DIE, oh god what was the riddle, he knows this one oh shit he knows this one what was it, oh fuck, what the fuck
the sphinx narrows her eyes and bares her teeth a little. oh shit, the traveler thinks, oh shit he’s fucking dead.
the sphinx grins like a goddamn doofus and struggles to hold back laughter as she answers “a honeycomb”
Always reblog this reference. #BecauseMythHappens
I love how half the avengers fandom is in on the mythology and the other half is just like “what”
Metamorphosis for the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Titian’s painting portrays the Classical Greek tale of Artemis and Actaeon, turned into a stag as punishment for glimpsing the Goddess bathing.
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