Queen of the Dead 134
The Lesvos Petrified Forest was formed around 20 million years ago. Today there is a Natural History Museum at the site. I don't know how much of the fossilized remains that could be seen in ancient times, but according to The First Fossil Hunters by Adrienne Mayor, the Greeks were fascinated by marine, plant, and mammal fossils and used them as ornaments, relics, and votive offerings. The natural philosopher Theophrastus, who came from Lesbos, is believed to have discussed plant fossils in his lost work On Petrifactions.
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Hear, o gods, my desperate plea
To see my love beside me
Done for Month of Love 2021
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Hi. Recent fan. I don't know if you're still involved with the Hades and Persephone Vegebul AU, BUT!
Hadestown Epic III, (Live recording. Not the official track on broadway), the first half of the song. When Vegeta meets Bulma because:
But even that hardest of hearts unhardened
Suddenly, when he saw her there
Persephone in her mother’s garden
Sun on her shoulders, wind in her hair
The smell of the flowers she held in her hand
And the pollen that fell from her fingertips
And suddenly Hades was only a man
With a taste of nectar upon his lips, singing:
La la la la la la la…
I just think it would be lovely.
so i loved your question so... i listened to it and now it's my head ;-;!!! Good choice!
Teacher: your daughter was in a fight today
Hades: that's terrible, we are sorr-
Persephone: did she win?
Going to be posting some of my stuff from Twitter/Instagram! I went crazy over Hades when it first released, and I always mean to go back to it at some point because I miss these characters.
Modern pop culture aside ('cause those can come off as unreliable), how did the ancient Greeks view Hades? Does he get offerings?
In short, they respected and revered him, but also feared him a lot because the Realm of the Dead was something unknown and morbid to them. They didn't view him as evil, or like Satan. He was depicted alongside his wife many times, he was a respected judge*, and he has links to earth's fertility. Search his epithets, they will give you a good idea of how our ancients viewed him, and how we continue to view him. He had no temples and altars, to my knowledge.
I recall that black animals (black in the Greek tradition symbolizes darkness, death, and mourning, because of the absence of color) were slaughtered in a pit as an offering to him. Do search more online and in Google Scholar Papers about him, and always crossreference your sources!
*(he had judges but he ruled them, if it makes sense, and he made decisions for someone's afterlife or the punishment of a hero)
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Zeus: I'LL SAY FUCK TO WHO EVER I WANNA SAY FUCK TOO!!
Hera: FUCK YOU!!
Hades: FUCK YOU!
Demeter: FUCK ALL OF YOU! SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Demeter: WHY ARE YOU GUYS YELLING AT EACH OTHER RIGHT NOW?! WE'RE TRYING TO SAVE HESTIA AND FIND POSEIDON GOD DAMNIT!!
Demeter: I JUST WANNA GO BACK HOME AND GET MYSELF A FUCKING MCWHOPPER FROM BURGER KING- EVEN THOUGH I DON'T FUCKING LIKE BURGER KING, AND BURGER KING IS SHIT!!!!!