the hymn to aphrodite
come to me once more, and abate my torment; take the bitter care from my mind, and give me all i long for. lady, in all my battles, fight as my comrade.
mythology meme:  mythology
↳ norse mythology
Sometimes known as the religion of the Vikings, Norse mythology is the collection of stories and traditions of the North Germanic peoples, beginning from before the Christianization of Scandinavia and continuing into the folklore of modern Scandinavia.
poseidon (requested by anonymous)
o shaker of the earth, to be a tamer of horses and a saviour of ships… o blessed one, be kindly in heart and help those who voyage in ships.
mythology meme: [5/5] pairings
↳ apollo & hyacinthus
Hyacinthus was a young man and a lover of the god Apollo, but he was also favoured by the West Wind, Zephyrus. One day, while Apollo and Hyacinthus were throwing a discus around, the youth was hit and killed. Zephyrus was blamed for his death, as the West Wind was jealous because Hyacinthus seemed to like Apollo better. After Hyacinthus’s death, Apollo turned his spilled blood into a flower to stop his soul from descending into Hades.
ares gynaikothoinas (requested by mythoi)
at the time of the lakonian war, when kharillos, king of lakedaemon, made the first invasion, the women armed themselves and lay in ambush under the hill they call today phylaktris. when the armies met and the men on either side were performing many remarkable exploits, the women, they say, came on the scene and put the lakedaemonians to flight… the women offered to ares a sacrifice of victory on their own account without the men, and gave to the men no share in the meat of the victim.
POWER SERIES — wing manifestation [wɪŋ mænɪfəˈsteɪʃ(ə)n]the ability to manifest wings at one’s will. perhaps one of the most beautiful mutations in its prime state, wing manifestation is a subpower of angelic physiology and a variation of appendage generation. despite their seraphic appearance, those blessed with this power often see their wings as a curse, due to the excruciating pain that comes with the molting and regrowth processes. if one receives the chance to look upon the bare back of a mutant with this almost ethereal gift, their eyes will often be greeted with a plethora of scars, as their skin must break each time their wings sprout. these near angelic individuals are forced to endure immense suffering each time they use their mutation, and yet they learn to cope with the pain, as the gift of flight is often worth the hellish price they must pay.
get to know me meme ⇒ Favorite Books [1/?] Fifty Shades of Grey Series“Are you okay?” he whispers. He has one arm around me, clasping me to him, while the fingers of his other hand softly trace my face, gently probing, examining me. His thumb brushes my lower lip, and I hear his breath hitch. He’s staring into my eyer, and I hold his anxious, burning gaze for a moment or maybe it’s forever… but eventually, my attention is drawn to his beautiful mouth. Oh my. And for the first time in twenty-one years, I want to be kissed. I want to feel his mouth on me.
get to know me meme ⇒ Favorite Books [2/?] Hush, Hush Saga
“He was the worst kind of wrong. He was so wrong it felt right, and that made me feel completely out of control.”