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!

I am also ikhet-sekhmet.livejournal.com. My reverse harem can be found at aegyopoisoned.tumblr.com.

 

glencairnmuseum:

This inscribed terra-cotta cylinder describes King Nebuchadnezzar’s rebuilding of Babylon, especially its famous walls and temples. It also offers a prayer that Nebuchadnezzar be granted long life and other blessings in return for his piety.
Neo-Babylonian, 604-562 BC, in the Ancient Near East Gallery

glencairnmuseum:

This inscribed terra-cotta cylinder describes King Nebuchadnezzar’s rebuilding of Babylon, especially its famous walls and temples. It also offers a prayer that Nebuchadnezzar be granted long life and other blessings in return for his piety.

Neo-Babylonian, 604-562 BC, in the Ancient Near East Gallery

A brick stamp from Nippur, with Sumerian text crediting the king: “Shar-kali-sharri, king of Akkade, builder of Enlil’s temple.” (via University of Pennsylvania Museum)

A brick stamp from Nippur, with Sumerian text crediting the king: “Shar-kali-sharri, king of Akkade, builder of Enlil’s temple.” (via University of Pennsylvania Museum)

Kibum trying to explain the meaning of SHINee to YHY

(Source: keyeomi)

lolbatty:

thank you for this one, i had a lot of fun making this! ;D

thats the last of my palette requests, i might post the prompt for one of the larger meme’s going around just for a more diversified selection!

Who needs feminism? Show that you’re one woman who’s not downtrodden with this quality humorous doormat! It’s the perfect present for the TA who keeps touching your T&A, the ex who won’t stop sending you those creepy texts, or the boss who pays you three-quarters of what he pays the guys. (Makes a great gag gift for your local rape crisis centre, battered women’s shelter, or reproductive health clinic!)

Who needs feminism? Show that you’re one woman who’s not downtrodden with this quality humorous doormat! It’s the perfect present for the TA who keeps touching your T&A, the ex who won’t stop sending you those creepy texts, or the boss who pays you three-quarters of what he pays the guys. (Makes a great gag gift for your local rape crisis centre, battered women’s shelter, or reproductive health clinic!)

wagnetic:

harblkun:

despairsfortune:

asexualrogers:

octopiwhalestreet:

yoquinto:

okay but a story about an asexual pirate who gets made fun of by the crew until he saves all of them from sirens

A pirate for the adventure, not the booty

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oh my god i want that on a bumper sticker

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Trying to pilot a ship here. Thanks.

IT GOT BETTER

(Source: blueyesxavier)

"Another tradition describes the Sirens as fatal birds. They were in communication with the underworld and their singing comforted the deceased on their journey to the realm of the dead. From about 400 BC, Sirens also occur on tombs. They more or less evolved into angels of death, who conducted the deceased to the Islands of the Blessed… The same thing happened with other sea creatures, for instance Scylla. The mermaid-like Siren shown here cradles a small child in her arms. Statuettes such as this one were used as funeral gifts, to illustrate that the deceased was making the journey to the afterworld under the guidance of a Siren."
- Moya Smith (ed). Ancient Lives: Greeks, Romans & Etruscans: artefacts from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden, the Netherlands.

"Another tradition describes the Sirens as fatal birds. They were in communication with the underworld and their singing comforted the deceased on their journey to the realm of the dead. From about 400 BC, Sirens also occur on tombs. They more or less evolved into angels of death, who conducted the deceased to the Islands of the Blessed… The same thing happened with other sea creatures, for instance Scylla. The mermaid-like Siren shown here cradles a small child in her arms. Statuettes such as this one were used as funeral gifts, to illustrate that the deceased was making the journey to the afterworld under the guidance of a Siren."

- Moya Smith (ed). Ancient Lives: Greeks, Romans & Etruscans: artefacts from the collection of the National Museum of Antiquities at Leiden, the Netherlands.

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

[EDITOR’S NOTE: You make a good point about cookie belly.]
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Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

confusedcatsagainstfeminism:

[EDITOR’S NOTE: You make a good point about cookie belly.]

Confused Cats Against Feminism is a project of We Hunted the Mammoth

aegyopoisoned:

So, my fellow Kpop enthusiasts, let me tell you a little story and confess to you a little secret.
The other night I turned on the radio, completely at random, and caught this cutie performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 at the Albert Hall - part of the BBC Proms, a huge annual musical event. His name is Haochen Zhang (张昊辰) and he’s just 23 years old. The audience went crazy for him, and demanded and got an encore.
As I was drifting off, I found myself cheering for him too - and wondering whether he was good-looking. And then it hit me: you racist old cow! Just because he’s Asian! You Yellow Fever-addled paedonoona, this is Yuzuru Hanyu all over again!
And then I thought about it a little more. A virtuoso pianist, an Olympic ice skater, and all my lovely Kpop idols… what do these youths share besides being Asian? Was there some other connection my brain was making? They’re all young. They’re all brilliant, at the top of their fields, famous and adored.
And most of all, I want to cheer them on. I love that they’re succeeding after a ton of hard work. I’ve never been a sports fan or anything like that - this whole ball game, so to speak, is new to me.
I’ve cheered on fellow writers. Performance in front of an audience couldn’t be more different than the slow and solitary process of writing, but both take incredible time and patience and effort. So maybe, in cheering these youngsters on, I’m cheering for myself.
(And then, of course, he did turn out to be good-looking. *headdesk*)


(Reblogged from the side blog where I keep the boys. Kpop fans are a bit prone to fetishing Asian people and culture, so IMHO we need to talk about it.)

aegyopoisoned:

So, my fellow Kpop enthusiasts, let me tell you a little story and confess to you a little secret.

The other night I turned on the radio, completely at random, and caught this cutie performing Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 at the Albert Hall - part of the BBC Proms, a huge annual musical event. His name is Haochen Zhang (张昊辰) and he’s just 23 years old. The audience went crazy for him, and demanded and got an encore.

As I was drifting off, I found myself cheering for him too - and wondering whether he was good-looking. And then it hit me: you racist old cow! Just because he’s Asian! You Yellow Fever-addled paedonoona, this is Yuzuru Hanyu all over again!

And then I thought about it a little more. A virtuoso pianist, an Olympic ice skater, and all my lovely Kpop idols… what do these youths share besides being Asian? Was there some other connection my brain was making? They’re all young. They’re all brilliant, at the top of their fields, famous and adored.

And most of all, I want to cheer them on. I love that they’re succeeding after a ton of hard work. I’ve never been a sports fan or anything like that - this whole ball game, so to speak, is new to me.

I’ve cheered on fellow writers. Performance in front of an audience couldn’t be more different than the slow and solitary process of writing, but both take incredible time and patience and effort. So maybe, in cheering these youngsters on, I’m cheering for myself.

(And then, of course, he did turn out to be good-looking. *headdesk*)

(Reblogged from the side blog where I keep the boys. Kpop fans are a bit prone to fetishing Asian people and culture, so IMHO we need to talk about it.)