Posts tagged “mythology”

  1. So, right-ho, Ganymede's abduction has been, as you can imagine, a rich source of material for painters throughout the centuries, many of whom had significantly different ideas of what male beauty and also "wine-pouring" means.

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  2. You're a person, I'll assume you're broadly familiar with the fall of the Titans, but for a quick catch-up, let me bring you up to speed on "The Mutilation Of Uranus By Saturn," a 16th-century painting by Giorgio Vasari. Uranus being the father of the Titans by way of Gaia, but also the father of the enormously-less popular Cyclopses and the hundred-handed Centimanes, whom he imprisoned in Tartarus shortly after their births by virtue…

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  3. Pretty much the only poem I care about (SORRY POEMS) is Hilda Doolittle (H.D. to you)'s "Helen" on the "Of Troy" lady of the same name. All Greece hates the still eyes in the white face, the lustre as of olives where she stands, and the white hands. All Greece reviles the wan face when she smiles, hating it deeper still when it grows wan and white, remembering past enchantments and past ills. Greece sees…

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  4. Previously: Dirtbag Theseus. you think i dont you think i cant see that my dick looks like a little orange thumb, like a Cheeto fuck you is why ive got a fruit hat im a BABY goddammit i already have gout whats your excuse hand me that flagon im sorry im sorry i didnt mean that I WILL GET THIS LEOPARD DRUNK no let's shut up no shut…

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  5. “It is argued that a firm belief in witches is not a Catholic doctrine,” begins Heinrich Kramer in the Malleus Maleficarum, or The Witch Hammer. This defensive crouch reflects the fact that his contemporaries were hardly 100% sold on his vision of witchcraft in the world. (I say Kramer, although the book is attributed to two men, as scholars generally seem to agree that his was the driving creative force). Kramer's is the hand behind “[this]…

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