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Tuesday, 22nd of July

untrustyou:

Alex Stoddard 

Tuesday, 22nd of July

Ribalta. Detail from Dead Christ supported by Two Angels, 17th Century.

Tuesday, 22nd of July

130186:

Alexander McQueen Fall 2008

Tuesday, 22nd of July

Somewhere in the Bosnian forest by (BricePortolano)

Tuesday, 22nd of July

wutdahull:

Imperial Pamiat Azova Egg

Fabergé. Workmaster Michael Perchin.

1891

Tuesday, 22nd of July

greatgdean:

(via Vintage et cancrelats: Tilly Losch)

Tuesday, 22nd of July

humaneideass:

“no,” he would say: cruel lips taut as hooded gaze travels over the prudent bones in his weathered hands. “i hear them.” 

ares || greek god of war

 He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. In Greek literature, he often represents the physical or violent and untamed aspect of war, in contrast to the armored Athena, whose functions as a goddess of intelligence include military strategy and generalship.

The Greeks were ambivalent toward Ares: although he embodied the physical valor necessary for success in war, he was a dangerous force, “overwhelming, insatiable in battle, destructive, and man-slaughtering.” His sons Fear (Phobos) and Terror (Deimos) and his lover, or sister, Discord (Enyo) accompanied him on his war chariot. In the Iliad, his father Zeus tells him that he is the god most hateful to him. An association with Ares endows places and objects with a savage, dangerous, or militarized quality. His value as a war god is placed in doubt: during the Trojan War, Ares was on the losing side, while Athena, often depicted in Greek art as holding Nike (Victory) in her hand, favored the triumphant Greeks.

Ares plays a relatively limited role in Greek mythology as represented in literary narratives, though his numerous love affairs and abundant offspring are often alluded to. When Ares does appear in myths, he typically faces humiliation. He is well known as the lover of Aphrodite, the goddess of love, who was married to Hephaestus, god of craftsmanship. The most famous story related to Ares and Aphrodite shows them exposed to ridicule through the wronged husband’s clever device.

Tuesday, 22nd of July

teaparties:

[7/10] the bloody chamber & other stories (part i of ii) by angela carter

"And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away."
Tuesday, 22nd of July

shierasea:

No more entreating, dog, by knees or parents.
I only wish my fury would compel me
To cut away your flesh and eat it raw
For what you’ve done.  No one can keep the dogs
Off of your head, not if they brought me ransom
Of ten or twenty times as much, or more.”

-The Iliad, Book 24

Monday, 21st of July
Monday, 21st of July
Monday, 21st of July

lapitiedangereuse:

* Vladimir Nabokov, teaching his students how to read Kafka, pointed out to them that the insect into which Gregor Samsa is transformed is in fact a winged beetle, an insect that carries its wings under its armoured back, and that if Gregor had only discovered them, he would have been able to escape. And then Nabokov added: “Many a Dick and a Jane grow up like Gregor, unaware that they too have wings and can fly.”

Monday, 21st of July

cosmicwolfstorm:

Ghost Recon Assassins II by Paul Tan

Monday, 21st of July

georginakincaid:

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.
Monday, 21st of July