5/10 gods and goddeses

Artemis

Virgin goddess of the hunt, wilderness, animals, young girls, childbirth and plague. In later times she became associated with the moon. She is the daughter of Zeus and and Leto, and twin sister of Apollo. In art she was often depicted as a young woman dressed in a short knee-length chiton and equipped with a hunting bow and a quiver of arrows. Her attributes include hunting spears, animal pelts, and other wild animals. Her sacred animals are deer, bears, and wild boars. Diana was her Roman counterpart. (x)

"in this story, your mother isn’t the villain.
in this story, you find a way to pick the lock, to wake up, to climb out of the tower yourself.
in this story, you’re angry.
in this story, you meet a dragon and
it is afraid of you.
in this story, you don’t need to be saved.
in this story, your mother raised you
to recognize a prison from a home.
in this story, they don’t fall in love with you before they know you.
in this story, they aren’t better than you.
in this story, you have claws.
in this story, happily ever after has bite marks in it.
in this story, you are free and terrifying.
in this story, you get away.
in this story, you bleed.
in this story, you survive."

in this story | Caitlyn Siehl 

Ophelia by Thomas Francis Dicksee, c. 1864 (detail)

Ophelia by Thomas Francis Dicksee, c. 1864 (detail)

Had to unfollow J K Rowling on Twitter. Appalled at the misinformation and propaganda she is spreading on behalf of the ‘No’ campaign for Scottish independence. I expected so much better. 

sclez:

cykeem white 

He’s got to be some kind of ancient God of beauty because this is ridiculous.

reoffend:

Since day one I have had no doubt in my decision to vote YES in the 2014 Scottish Independence Elections but this has possibly even furthered my certainty. This is a leaflet that the Better Together campaign delivered to THE MENTALLY DISABLED and other VULNERABLE groups of people across Scotland over the past few days. Not only is this disgustingly patronising and exploitative, it is taking advantage of a demographic, some of whom are genuinely unaware of how to carry out a vote, and telling them this is how theyre supposed to vote. It is both misleading and an insanely sinister ploy to sway (disabled) undecided voters. How they think they can get away with this is faaaaar beyond me and anyone else who is aware of this. In the past week, the Better Together has also released an advert promoting their party (here it is). This advert is laughably patronising and insanely sexist. How anyone can still be voting No after seeing that and watching the most recent referendum television debate and studied proposals made on both sides is, again, beyond me. Do your research. Pay attention to the signs. VOTE YES ON SEPTEMBER 18TH. 

reoffend:

Since day one I have had no doubt in my decision to vote YES in the 2014 Scottish Independence Elections but this has possibly even furthered my certainty. This is a leaflet that the Better Together campaign delivered to THE MENTALLY DISABLED and other VULNERABLE groups of people across Scotland over the past few days. Not only is this disgustingly patronising and exploitative, it is taking advantage of a demographic, some of whom are genuinely unaware of how to carry out a vote, and telling them this is how theyre supposed to vote. It is both misleading and an insanely sinister ploy to sway (disabled) undecided voters. How they think they can get away with this is faaaaar beyond me and anyone else who is aware of this. In the past week, the Better Together has also released an advert promoting their party (here it is). This advert is laughably patronising and insanely sexist. How anyone can still be voting No after seeing that and watching the most recent referendum television debate and studied proposals made on both sides is, again, beyond me. Do your research. Pay attention to the signs. VOTE YES ON SEPTEMBER 18TH. 

If you’ve ever doubted yourself, walk deep into any forest. Notice how the trees still stand even though they are given no recognition. Walk along any stream. The water still flows, though no one stops to praise it. Watch the stars late at night; they shine without acknowledgment. Humans are just the same. We are made out of the same elements as these beautiful wonders. Always remember your beauty and self worth.