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so now that we’ve had a repeat of the titanomachy and the giantomachy, do we get a reprise of the Trojan war, modern day style?
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meanwhilepoetry · 3 months
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1. This is how the story goes. A boy raised in captivity falls in love with a sun he sees for the first time, flies too close thinking he can possess it, doesn't listen to a father's warning and plummets into the sea. His father grieves, so everyone grieves. The story is immortalised in the boy's blood, a tale passed down with silkdelicate care through eternity. 2. There is another story. In it a boy asks too many questions, lusts too much for more, dares to question his father's authority. He is banished from the skies, sent falling from the heavens but he does not die. Instead he is named ruler of all that is cruel, painful and wretched with the world. No one grieves for this boy, as he is deemed the root of all evil. 3. It is the way of the universe for boys to disobey their fathers, for children to question what they know and want more, more from their lives. 4. The way a father chooses to love after this happens is how the story is told. 5. This is the reason everyone weeps for Icarus. 6. It is also the reason no tears were ever shed for Lucifer.
Icarus and Lucifer, Nikita Gill
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youseeingthis · 9 hours
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pigeon-princess · 1 year
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“No one can weave as well as I—not even the Goddess Athena!” Arachne boasted, unaware of who else might be listening in. 
Revisiting one of the most memorable greek myths from my childhood, the weaving contest of Arachne and Athena. 
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heljos · 7 months
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the phrase "what has hector ever done to me?" continues to haunt me
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I can’t get over this edit lmaooooo
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swordplease · 3 months
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I love you stories that know they are stories, i love you breaking the fourth wall, i love you omniscient narrators, i love you circular storytelling, i love you “maybe it will turn out this time”, i love you stories that end by starting over
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neon-elliot · 6 months
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Here's a little lesson in trickery!
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benvoolioo · 2 months
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Alrighty class, just before we begin Book 22, I want to remind you it was not ‘based’ or ‘goated’ of Achilles to desecrate Hector’s corpse by dragging it through the dirt on the back of his chariot. The only ‘slay’ he ‘served’ was literally slaughtering half the Trojan army. 
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loloisafangirl · 2 months
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Hades: I’m still trying to figure out why you like me.
Persephone: Because you’re sweet and funny.
Hades: Well Thanatos says I’m mean and grumpy, so one of you is lying.
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notodysseus · 7 months
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apollomes-supremacy · 4 months
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POV: You’re listening to a PJO & LO fan talk about their very smart takes on greek mythology
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mytholympus · 7 months
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Aphrodite: When I see initials carved into a tree with a heart, I think it’s so romantic! Two lovers on a date…
Ares: One of them carrying a knife for some reason
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meanwhilepoetry · 1 month
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When we speak of Orpheus, we remember him as the boy who could charmed his way into the underworld with his music. The boy who convinced even the dread king and queen of the dead to give him his lost love back. The boy who lost the love of his life due to his own folly, he looked back, he looked back when he shouldn't have. His grief takes up all the pages we can give him, he tells us his story and we mourn at his side. But less is spoken of Eurydice. The girl who lost her life so cruelly on her wedding day. The girl who never stopped hoping that the boy she loved would find her even in this cold place, he would find her because their love was stronger than death itself. There is little said of her utter betrayal to see her only second chance at life bartered for an impatient glance.  Perhaps it is easier to know Orpheus' mortal grief than it is to acknowledge Eurydice's eternity of devastation. After all, dead women can tell no stories. And even if they could, the world has already been taught not care.
Eurydice, Nikita Gill
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pigeon-princess · 1 year
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He is half of my soul, as the poets say. 
Re-designing my favourite book covers, this time for a story that has stolen my heart a thousand times, The Song of Achilles. 
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mytho-nerd · 28 days
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Aphrodite: god I have a headache
Athena: you tend to have a lot of headaches
Aphrodite: I don’t drink enough water
Athena: oh yeah me neither
Aphrodite: hot girls are dehydrated
Athena: that’s what I’m saying
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patrochilles-txt · 7 months
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thinking of achilles and patroclus finally meeting in elysium after thetis marks his name on their grave;
achilles jumps at him and presses his nose against his like he used to in their youth. patroclus holds him, and achilles hides his face on his chest and sobs profusely. achilles cries and cries and cries, asking for forgiveness. patroclus just holds him close, reassuringly, "there's nothing to forgive"— and how could there be? achilles' love for him was so big that it even made the gods fearful. achilles finally looks at him, with tears in his eyes.
he smiled at me, and his face was like the sun.
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