Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East, mythology, goddesses, monsters, etc.

I am only a lay student in these areas, so take what I say with a grain of salt!

My goal is to accurately label every post: please tell me if you see something that's not correctly attributed, tagged, or captioned.

I am also ikhet-sekhmet.livejournal.com.

 

Whoops, this popped out of the queue before I’d looked up who the figures are. Pretty sure that’s Amun on the throne, and of course Thoth to the right, but who are the ladies? Mut and Amunet? I’ll get back to you.

Whoops, this popped out of the queue before I’d looked up who the figures are. Pretty sure that’s Amun on the throne, and of course Thoth to the right, but who are the ladies? Mut and Amunet? I’ll get back to you.

(Source: Flickr / risotto-al-caviale)

Stop Blaming South Korea’s Culture for Last Week’s Ferry Disaster

Blogger Jakob Dorof shifts the blame from Confucian obedience to lack of passenger safety information, lack of emergency protocols, and lack of lifejackets. Why non-Koreans might want to find answers in Korean culture can be explained by two things - one, the need to believe “it can’t happen here”; and two, as evident from the comments, racism. (The comments also make it clear that these are not necessarily separate.)

Stop Blaming South Korea’s Culture for Last Week’s Ferry Disaster

Blogger Jakob Dorof shifts the blame from Confucian obedience to lack of passenger safety information, lack of emergency protocols, and lack of lifejackets. Why non-Koreans might want to find answers in Korean culture can be explained by two things - one, the need to believe “it can’t happen here”; and two, as evident from the comments, racism. (The comments also make it clear that these are not necessarily separate.)

René Magritte, Le Principe du Plaisir (The Pleasure Principle), 1937

René Magritte, Le Principe du Plaisir (The Pleasure Principle), 1937

viridi-luscus-monstrum:

Namazu with construction tools, portrayed as the legendary warrior Benkei.

Kaibutsu Ehon (Illustrated Book of Monsters), Nabeta Gyokuei, 1881.

Perhaps he’s caused an earthquake, and is off to repair the damage?

oldschoolfrp:

Perseus victorious over Medusa, from the AD&D Deities & Demigods, Greek Mythos section, TSR, 1980.

oldschoolfrp:

Perseus victorious over Medusa, from the AD&D Deities & Demigods, Greek Mythos section, TSR, 1980.

Superboy encounters the alien parakat, part-tiger, part-parrot. :)

Superboy encounters the alien parakat, part-tiger, part-parrot. :)

Apparently, this is the disassembly of a sculpture of the Buddhist deity Aizen Myō’ō (aka Rāgarāja) at the end of the Sapporo Snow Festival.

Apparently, this is the disassembly of a sculpture of the Buddhist deity Aizen Myō’ō (aka Rāgarāja) at the end of the Sapporo Snow Festival.

(Source: fuckanimals)

Alexandria 8 (by zrim)

Outside the Library of Alexandria.

Alexandria 8 (by zrim)

Outside the Library of Alexandria.

This is the photo from the South Korean ferry disaster that destroyed me. “A woman cries after finding her son’s name in a list of survivors posted at a gym in Jindo. Photo: Reuter”. Overwhelmed by emotion, the adult has swapped roles with the child.

This is the photo from the South Korean ferry disaster that destroyed me. “A woman cries after finding her son’s name in a list of survivors posted at a gym in Jindo. Photo: Reuter”. Overwhelmed by emotion, the adult has swapped roles with the child.

(Source: smh.com.au)