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VALKYRIES, norse mythologyValkyries are female spirits who are sent by the god Odin to choose those who shall live and those who shall die in battle. It is often said that if you see a Valkyrie before battle, you will die in battle. Half of those she chooses to die are brought to the afterlife hall of slain, Valhalla, where they would dwell with Odin and become Einherjar. The other half, however, will be sent to Freyja’s, the alleged chief of the Valkyrie, afterlife called Fólkvangr

Though Valkyries are often seen as elegant, noble maidens, there are some legends that suggest Valkyries would abuse their power; using magic and going against Odin’s bidding to ensure that a person of choice would live or die. An example of this is Brynhild, who appears in a number of Valkyrie myths and legends. And though she was Odin’s favorite, when she disobeyed him Odin punished her by putting her in a magic sleep, surround by a ring of fire. Only a hero who was fearless enough to brave the flames would be able to wake her, legends say. 

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APHRODITE, THE MOOD BOARD

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APHRODITE, THE MOOD BOARD
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myth fashion

ariadne + the minotaur ;

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Hel [Odin] cast into Niflheim, and gave to her power over nine worlds, to apportion all abodes among those that were sent to her: that is, men dead of sickness or of old age. She has great possessions there; her walls are exceeding high and her gates great. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold; her dish, Hunger; Famine is her knife; Idler, her thrall; Sloven, her maidservant; Pit of Stumbling, her threshold, by which one enters; Disease, her bed; Gleaming Bale, her bed-hangings. She is half blue-black and half flesh-color and very lowering and fierce. (Gylfaginning, from The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson)

Hel [Odin] cast into Niflheim, and gave to her power over nine worlds, to apportion all abodes among those that were sent to her: that is, men dead of sickness or of old age. She has great possessions there; her walls are exceeding high and her gates great. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold; her dish, Hunger; Famine is her knife; Idler, her thrall; Sloven, her maidservant; Pit of Stumbling, her threshold, by which one enters; Disease, her bed; Gleaming Bale, her bed-hangings. She is half blue-black and half flesh-color and very lowering and fierce. (Gylfaginning, from The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson)

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 HADES X PERSEPHONE, king and queen of the underworld; (1/5) OTPs.

Persephone, a Greek goddess known in her childhood by the name Kore (tr. the young maiden), was the only child of the union of Demeter - goddess of the bountiful harvest - and Zeus, the mighty king of the Olympians. As signs of womanly beauty began to shine along side her childlike innocence, the adolescent goddess Persephone unwittingly attracted the attention of the Greek god Hades, brother of Zeus and ruler of the underworld.
The god Hades, however, did not bother to woo the young Persephone, but simply abducted her one day when she was gathering flowers with the Oceanids along with Artemis and Athena from a field. The meadow was suddenly rent open, and Hades simply reached out and snatched Persephone away, taking her to his underworld kingdom and making her his queen. Although the young goddess Persephone grew to love Hades, she remained lonely for her mother and the life she’d known on earth. 
Her mother began an intensive search for Persephone. After learning how Zeus had betrayed their daughter, and consumed by grief and sorrow, Demeter demonstrated her outrage by withholding her blessing from the earth until Persephone was returned to her. Droughts ensued, and the earth lay barren. Mankind was facing a major famine. Finally, Zeus, pressed by the cries of the hungry people and by the other deities who also heard their anguish, forced Hades to return Persephone.
Hades complied and Persephone was released by Hermes, who had been sent to retrieve her, but because she had tasted food in the underworld - pomegranate seeds from Hades - she was obliged to spend a third of each year (the winter months) there, and the remaining part of the year with the gods above.
Each year as Persephone left to join her husband in the underworld, Greek mythology tells us that the goddess Demeter would begin to grieve, bringing on the cold, barren winters. But a few months later Persephone, the goddess associated with awakening, would return to bring spring and its verdant growth in her wake. Thus were the seasons established.

  #Hades   #Persephone   #Hades x Persephone   #deity   #Greek Mythology   

WHAT GOD KNOWS{ a fanmix for humans and their guardians }

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MODERN OLYMPIAN AU - HERMES

"The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don’t care. We have each other…"

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MODERN OLYMPIAN AUHERMES

"The Internet is a giant international network of intelligent, informed computer enthusiasts, by which I mean, "people without lives." We don’t care. We have each other…"

  #hermes   #Greek Mythology   #modern au   #au   #deity   
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Goddess Archetypes

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Goddess Archetypes

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Bastille  Icarus

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icarus // bastille

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In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, the king and queen of Troy. Cassandra was the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters, and the god Apollo fell in love with her. Apollo promised Cassandra the gift of prophecy if she would agree to give herself to him. Cassandra accepted Apollo’s gift but then refiised his advances. Apollo was furious, but he could not take back the powers he had given her. Instead he cursed her, proclaiming that although she would be able to tell the future accurately, no one would believe her. [x]

  #apollo   #deity   #cassandra   #Greek Mythology