I go to Belarus tomorrow (and by tomorrow I mean Friday, 1:34 am, ffs) with my fellow anthropologists, so I won’t be here for gods know how long (I’m serious, no one knows how long we’ll be there), so yeah, see ya later, wish me good luck and strong liver.

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mythology alphabet: z - zagreus [(Greek: Ζαγρεύς) ] - the obscure and ancient figure of Zagreus  was identified with the god Dionysus.

A single early appearance of Zagreus is in a quoted line from the lost epic Alkmeonis, written in the sixth century BC if not earlier: “Mistress Earth and Zagreus who art above all other gods.” The Ionian word zagre signifies a "pit for the capture of live animals"

history: According to the followers of Orphism, Zeus had lain with Persephone — who, by the tradition ascribed to Orpheus, was the daughter of Zeus and Demeter — in the form of a serpent. The result of their union was Zagreus. Zeus had intended Zagreus to be his heir, but a jealous Hera persuaded the Titans to kill the child. Like the infant Zeus in Cretan myth, the child Zagreus was entrusted to the Titans who distracted him with toys. While he gazed into a mirror they tried to seize him and he fled, changing into various animal forms in his attempt to escape. Finally he took the form of a bull, and in that form they caught him, tore him to pieces, and devoured him. […] Zeus implanted the still-beating heart into the mortal woman Semele, from whom the child was eventually born again, despite Hera’s intervention. Some accounts say that he was reassembled and resurrected by Demeter; others, that Zeus fed his heart to Semele in a drink, making her pregnant with Dionysus.

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#mythology #greek #Zagreus #holy shite


Exeter, september 2012.

Charity bookshop.

Personal work.

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#witchy #this is beautiful #also #is it weird that I want a skull on my desk?
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#Sarah Manning #Orphan Black
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.

When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
- Francois Arnaud for Interview Magazine (via iraplastic)
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#YES #EXACTLY #perfect #quotes


Watercolors by Anna Armona

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"The first rule of being in classics, is that you don’t talk about what happened in the woods.
The second rule of being in classics, YOU DO NOT TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WOODS."
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#the secret history #this fucking book I s2g
"I like people who have the guts to be who they are."
- (via veganope)
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#yup #quotes






i just remembered people with penises can’t have multiple consecutive orgasms ohhjhhh my g OD HAHAHAHHKDFHAH

Well people with vaginas have periods so I think y’all deserve all the orgasms you want

that’s….really sweet… omfg

This post is also inclusive of transgender people this is the most positive post be seen all week

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#perfect #important






bilingual my ass. you’re either heterolingual or homolingual

#you’re not bilingual  #you’re confused  #stop being greedy   

#it’s just a phase #you’ll meet a nice language and settle down

#the bible says adam and eve #not hebrew and cantonese

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#perfect #important


Hail to you, Hela, stiller of strife.
Half fair, half rotten, mirror of life.
Cool is your comfort, equal for all.
Highways and alleys end in your hall.
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#mythology #norse #Hel
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The Witcher by JonasDeRo

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#art #the witcher