meloromantics:

panerasexual:

how to pronounce any greek deity’s name: sound confident and say it quickly. no one will doubt u i promise

not TOO confident tho. greek deities have a special Hubris Sense™ and they will smite you.

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ancientart:

Sleeping Hermaphroditos, a Roman Imperial work (2nd century AD), which was discovered near the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, and probably inspired by a Greek original of the 2nd century BC. The mattress was sculpted by Bernini. 

With the voluptuous curves, one might assume walking by this sculpture, without closer observation, that a female is depicted. Hermaphroditos was actually a male, the son of Hermes and Aphrodite, and is depicted here as a bisexed figure. The sculpture, and those like it, raise profound questions about the nature of arousal and desire.

The following sections are written by Astier Marie-Bénédicte of the Louvre, and are all worth a read:

The story of Hermaphroditos:

There is nothing improper in this work, but it still intrigues the viewer. Hermaphroditos, had rejected the advances of the nymph Salmacis. Unable to resign herself to this rejection, Salmacis persuaded Zeus to merge their two bodies forever, hence the strange union producing one bisexed being with male sexual organs and the voluptuous curves of a woman. Stretched out in erotic abandon on the mattress provided by Bernini, the figure sleeps. Yet Hermaphroditos has only fallen half asleep: the twisting pose of the body and the tension apparent down to the slightly raised left foot are indicative of a dream state.

An embodiment of Hellenistic taste:

[…] The subject reflects the taste for languid nudes, surprise effects, and theatricality, all of which were prized in the late Hellenistic period. The work is designed to be viewed in two stages. First impressions are of a gracious and sensuous body that leads one to think that the figure is a female nude in the Hellenistic tradition; this effect is heightened here by the sinuousness of the pose. The other side of the statue then brings a surprise, revealing the figure’s androgynous nature by means of the crudest realism. This effect of contrast and ambiguity, indeed this taste for the strange that plays with the viewer’s emotions, is the result of the theatricality of some Hellenistic art. This utopian combination of two sexes is sometimes interpreted as a half-playful, half-erotic creation, designed to illustrate Platonic and more general philosophical reflections on love. 

Courtesy of & currently located at the Louvre, France: Ma 231. Photos taken by Anne-Marie Bouché.

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umiko-hitara:

poisonpawz:

zftw:

voyagebysexualdiscovery:

Uh oh

wouldn’t that be awkward

Can I get some credible sources?

Here’s one

and another

and one more for the road

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evienator:

octoberrainfall252:

Not taking any chances

I scrolled past this and the guilt was too much

evienator:

octoberrainfall252:

Not taking any chances

I scrolled past this and the guilt was too much

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frankoceanfanclub:

If you tell me to chill chances are I was already chill but you just made me mad as shjt and now I’m definitely not chill

(Source: frankensteinfanclub)

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oursoulsaredamned:

Detail of a miniature depicting Nature forging a baby. Origin- Netherlands, S. (Bruges)

oursoulsaredamned:

Detail of a miniature depicting Nature forging a baby. Origin- Netherlands, S. (Bruges)

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skepticalwitch:

97. Is the Ancient Greek way to say “in da cut” I guess 😂

No but did everyone miss this? Bc I’m still laughing.

skepticalwitch:

97. Is the Ancient Greek way to say “in da cut” I guess 😂

No but did everyone miss this? Bc I’m still laughing.

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we were hungry before we were born; a mix for slytherin girls sharp like a razor [listen]

golden arrow darkside | darken her horse austra | keep the streets empty for me fever ray | empire alpines | dark doo wop ms mr | wolf & i oh land | bad girls jes hudak | me and the devil soap&skin | paris is burning st. vincent | when i’m small phantogram | give us a little love fallulah | gunshot lykke li | kill of the night gin wigmore

we were hungry before we were born; a mix for slytherin girls sharp like a razor [listen]

golden arrow darkside | darken her horse austra | keep the streets empty for me fever ray | empire alpines | dark doo wop ms mr | wolf & i oh land | bad girls jes hudak | me and the devil soap&skin | paris is burning st. vincent | when i’m small phantogram | give us a little love fallulah | gunshot lykke li | kill of the night gin wigmore

(Source: henrrywinter)

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Like every aspect of Hellenistic culture, the Romans adopted the Greek love of the rose and warped it into a delightfully obsessive psychosis. Daniel del Cavallo “Sacred Iron Posies” (via lonelyspelltoconjureyou)

(Source: ginandjack)

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Bruh, do you even witchcraft?

(Source: belladonnaswitchblog)

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Anonymous said: Is leighton meestor actually dating the guy who plays chuck bass?

welcome-to-the-upper-east-side:

sadly no, she is with someone else xoxo

Leighton is MARRIED to Adam Brody. She did date the guy who played Carter (Sebastian Stan) back in the day, though. Never Ed Westwick tho.

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radicalreaper:

holy mother of god

the first time i ever saw him i was convinced he was a prince and had to have my friend who’s a fashion major tell me who he is so if you want to be shocked at his beauty some more his instagram is @rafarech and he is so perfect.

(Source: drawing-bored)

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christowitch:

When I say butter I mean margarine. Like when people say witchcraft and mean Wicca. But though they are alike they are not the same. This goes for margarine and witchcraft.

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mattykinsel:

skepticalwitch:

abaffledkyogre:

antilliacultura:

Caribbean Culture #159 2014 Summer Night of Boston’s Caribbean Carnival
Our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring Caribbean related image selected by some of the Antillia Cultura writers and users.
http://goo.gl/qEdIfv

jeauxlyne
this makes me so sad :(

Why ?

I already answered this, buuuut because it makes me homesick.

mattykinsel:

skepticalwitch:

abaffledkyogre:

antilliacultura:

Caribbean Culture #159 2014 Summer Night of Boston’s Caribbean Carnival

Our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring Caribbean related image selected by some of the Antillia Cultura writers and users.

http://goo.gl/qEdIfv

jeauxlyne

this makes me so sad :(

Why ?

I already answered this, buuuut because it makes me homesick.

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celestedoodles:

We are The Muses. Goddesses of the Arts and proclaimers of heroes.

Calliope, Clio, Terpsichore, Melpomene, Thalia 

I’m watching Hercules now

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