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Charge of the Muses
I call upon the power of the muses, the nine spirits of inspiration since times old,
To aid me now, in all intellectual pursuits, so that broken will be this chain of mental holds,
Let creativity and thoughts flow free,
And let my thoughts be written out from start to and, and finished be.
Muses, masters of the mind, I call on you to help me,
And ask that my writer's block ended be.
Prometheus the Fire-Bringer
Did you know that, according to Greek mythology, we didn't start the first fire?
Prometheus was the son of the Iapetus, the Titan of mortal life, and was the one who, using clay, brought mankind into existence. Unlike the other Titans, Zeus spared him the punishments given to those fighting the gods in the Titanomachy, and charged him with forming man from water and earth. Unfortunately, Prometheus became fonder of humanity than the king of gods expected or thought possible.
Also, Prometheus was taught by Athena architecture, astronomy, math, navigation, medicine, and a few other things, and he in turn taught these things to the humans. Zeus wasn't happy about him teaching them their skills, and in turn possibly making humans a threat to the gods, but he let it slide.
Since he cared more about humans than the wrath of Zeus, Prometheus disobeyed his orders to never share the power over fire to the humans. He lit up the hollow inside of a plant, using a piece of Zeus's lightning to ignit
Demeter and Winter
Hello, everyone! Well, winter is upon us. And in that spirit, it's time to talk about the mythological origin of winter, at least in the Greek aspect.
Demeter was the one of the Olympian gods, the Greek goddess of crops and the harvest. She was the daughter of Rhea and Kronos, and she had a demigod consort named Iasus, who bore several children with her. But the story she's most familiarly known for wasn't her own, but her daughter's.
Persephone was the daughter of Demeter and Zeus. As she grew up, Hermes, Ares, Apollo, and Hephaestus all tried to seduce Persephone, but Demeter rejected them all and hid her from the company of the Olympian deities.
She lived in hiding, peacefully, until Hades fell in love with her. Since Demeter wasn't going to allow it, Zeus, in what could be said to be a dick move for the ages, advised Hades to just drag her off. One day, Persephone was picking flowers with nymphs, possibly even Athena and Artemis, and Hades did just that. He came up from the earth,
Eris and the Golden Apple
Hello, everyone! It's time for some more mythology. You know, I'm of the opinion that a little chaos is always a good thing. And in that spirit, let's talk about Eris.
Being one of the children of Nyx, Eris was the goddess, or sometimes the spirit, of strife, discord, and rivalry. She was said to be the sister of Ares, and would frequently help him cause strife. But there's one story that's pervaded into modern stories, and that's what we'll talk about.
Ever heard of the Trojan war? Y'know, Helen of Troy, Trojan horse, etcetera, etcetera. Well, mythology says it was started by Eris.
There was a wedding going on, between the King of Thessaly, Peleus, and Thetis, the future mother of Achilles. Eris wasn't invited. In response to this, Eris stole one of the Golden Apples of Immortality, wedding gifts from Gaea to Hera, and turned it into a Sour Apple of Discord. She then took said Apple of Discord, and snuck into the wedding anyways.
She threw the apple into a room, with the label 'For th
pray into my collarbone
let your snake tongue slither
with the syllables.
i wish for soft-chested nights,
and the trickle of champagne down crystal glass.
poppy-lips, lull me to sleep,
nurse my coiling tongue with yours;
tap my scalp like a silent drum,
and wind my hair in between your fingers
like broken guitar strings.
(serenade me with the buzz of pollen in your kiss.)
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