In Greek and Roman mythology, the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworldand tortured the damned.
According to some stories, the Furies were sisters born from the blood of Uranus, the primevalgod of the sky, when he was wounded by his son Cronus*. In other stories, they were the children of Nyx (night). In either case, their primeval origin set them apart from the other deitiesof the Greek and Roman pantheons.
Most tales mention three Furies: Allecto (endless), Tisiphone (punishment), and Megaera (jealous rage). Usually imagined as monstrous, foul-smelling hags, the sisters had bats’ wings, coal-black skin, and hair entwined with serpents. They carried torches, whips, and cups of venom with which to torment wrongdoers. The Furies could also appear as storm clouds or swarms of insects.
and i said to my body. softly. ‘i want to be your friend.’ it took a long breath. and replied, ‘i have been waiting my whole life for this.’
Rudeness is merely an expression of fear. People fear they won’t get what they want. The most dreadful and unattractive person only needs to be loved, and they will open up like a flower
∟2/7 Duos: Rogue/Logan
"There’s not many people that’ll understand what you’re going through. But I think this guy, Xavier, is one of them. He seems to genuinely want to help you. And that’s a rare thing, for people like us. So…what do you say, we give these geeks one more shot?"
I got this in sociology today. Sorry for the crappy quality, but I just really love it.
Afternoon Tea (by Sa//y)
I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
HISTORY MEME | six women: lucrezia borgia“A cautious rehabilitation of her reputation began in the nineteenth century, but the general conclusion was that, if she were not a murderer and a whore, she was no more than an empty-headed blonde, helpless victim of the males in her family. The truth is that in a world where the dice were heavily loaded in favour of men, Lucrezia operated within the circumstances of her time to forge her own destiny. Born the illegitimate daughter of one of the most notorious of Renaissance popes, Alexander VI, she was married at the age of thirteen to a man she had never met, then divorced from him at the behest of her father and brother and remarried to a second husband who was murdered on the orders of her brother when she was just twenty. It was then that she took her fate into her own hands and was actively involved in the promotion of her third marriage, to Alfonso d’Este, the future Duke of Ferrara […] she ruled over a magnificent court with herself as the focus of a circle of poets and intellectuals. In times of war and plague, she administered justice and oversaw the defence of Ferrara. As she had survived the violence of the papal court of the Borgias she survived the inbred violence of the Este family; only childbirth, the curse of the age for women, ultimately defeated her.” - Sarah Bradford, Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy
#the strongest character on the show #the beauty of the borgia legend is that lucrezia is the sole survivor #not alexander who orchestrated it all #not cesare the brilliant icon #but lucrezia #the madonna they both worshiped #the woman whose death would have killed a part of them #yet she never died #she lived through their deaths because she was made of sterner stuff #and she is the best basically
Anonymous said: Hii may you draw Castiel in #82 please?Companion piece to this. Season 10 is going to be interesting, to say the least.
Tomorrow is another day
And you won't have to hide away.
You'll be a man, boy
But for now it's time to run, it's time to run.
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.
1. Be the sort of friend you would want to have.
2. Do kind things unexpectedly.
3. Love is not judgmental or conditional, but the best kind of loving is brave enough to sometimes say, “This must change, and you must change it.”
4. Let people know when they are important to you.
5. Being honestly weird is better than trying to fake normal.
6. Pick a song and listen to it on repeat whenever you are joyful. Attach good memories to that song. Use it as a reminder when the world seems dark.
7. It’s okay to be by yourself. Go to dinner alone. Go to a movie alone. Laugh long and hard.
8. Don’t make other people feel ashamed of what gives them joy. The same goes for what makes them sad.
9. Treat your senses. Surround yourself with lovely things: bubble bath, fresh flowers, scented candles, chocolate cake, silent films, and the sunrise.
10. If someone you love and respect offers criticism, be humble and listen. They do it because they care.
11. Don’t pretend to be something you are not in order to impress other people: you simply can’t build healthy relationships based on pretending.
12. If you have been wounded, it’s all right to put on armor and march to a battle hymn for a little while. But don’t stay there. Put away your shield. Take down your defenses. Become soft again.
omg this is a cool question, let me try to recall some of my favs:
- per adua ad astra, and all it’s variations (per aspera ad astra, sic itur ad astra, and so on). they’re all various ways of saying “through hardship, you will go the stars”. Idk, ever since I first learned the phrase, it’s always stuck with me as one of the most beautiful expressions.
- Veni, vidi, vici- I came, I saw, I conquered. It sounds imposing and powerful and like something i’d have tattoed on myself if i was a battle-scarred warrioress.
- semper ad meliora- always towards better things. I like it simply because a) it sounds nice to say (which is a common factor for all my favorite phrases, tbh) and b) it’s inspirational, as cheesy as that seems.
- Auribus Teneo Lupum- “I hold the wolf by the ears,” this one is actually an ancient proverb.
- bellum se ipsum alet- “war feeds itself”
- capax infiniti- “holding infinity”
- luctor et emergo- “I struggle and emerge”
- dum vivimus, vivamus- “while we live, let us live”
- toujurs pur- “always pure”, and just because it’s the family motto fo the noble and most ancient house of Black.
- "ita vero" is a phrase I always wish I could have courage to throw out in casual conversation, since it just means "thus indeed" and it’d be hella eloquent to use it while trying to sound smart.
- lux aeterna- “eternal light”
- nec aspera terrent- “they do not fear the difficulties”