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.

 

The Aztec deity Xipe Totec, the “Flayed Lord”, as seen in the Codex Borbonicus. (via Xipe Totec — Wikipédia)

The Aztec deity Xipe Totec, the “Flayed Lord”, as seen in the Codex Borbonicus. (via Xipe Totec — Wikipédia)

fozmeadows: scienceofsarcasm:

Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”

I would love to know what this means.

I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.

adedrizils-shrine:

The Horned Goddess by Lovell-Art

In a visual culture saturated with repetitive, unimaginative porn, how do we create images of the erotic, fleshy Goddess of sex, life, birth, and death, without turning her into just another pinup?Oh well, the freckles are a nice touch…

adedrizils-shrine:

The Horned Goddess by Lovell-Art

In a visual culture saturated with repetitive, unimaginative porn, how do we create images of the erotic, fleshy Goddess of sex, life, birth, and death, without turning her into just another pinup?

Oh well, the freckles are a nice touch…

professorfangirl:

theletteraesc:

smilelikeyougotnothingtolose:

Cleavon Little did not know Gene was going to say that. The laughter is genuine.

I love that you can see the exact moment when Cleavon Little realizes he’s not going to be able to stop himself from laughing.

Reblogging because Cleavon Little’s smile .

One of my favourite moments in film. I had no idea of the story behind it. :D

(Source: smallnartless)

Gaia Base Card Art - Lynne Anderson by Pernastudios
Like many paintings through the ages, this image of a Greek goddess takes the opportunity to get her waps out for the viewer’s enjoyment. So that’s dull, and ordinarily I wouldn’t have bothered to share this, but what interested me about this particular image is the goddess’ “horns” - if you look closely, they’re actually flowering branches. That’s unusual and intriguing.
"Horned goddesses" turn up from time to time in modern imagery. Do they have a gendered meaning? Or do their horns simply signify what the Horned God’s do - power?

Gaia Base Card Art - Lynne Anderson by Pernastudios

Like many paintings through the ages, this image of a Greek goddess takes the opportunity to get her waps out for the viewer’s enjoyment. So that’s dull, and ordinarily I wouldn’t have bothered to share this, but what interested me about this particular image is the goddess’ “horns” - if you look closely, they’re actually flowering branches. That’s unusual and intriguing.

"Horned goddesses" turn up from time to time in modern imagery. Do they have a gendered meaning? Or do their horns simply signify what the Horned God’s do - power?

thepetcollective:

Kitten can’t walk but learns with a walker - Tails of Survival

An adorable black and white Kitten with a neurological disorder couldn’t walk, but relearned how to use his back legs by using a walker every day. 
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Thumper was rescued out of a yard filled with animals left abandoned and neglected. Thumper would have died for sure, because it was soon discovered, he couldn’t walk because of a neurological disorder. His Foster mom, had a walker custom built for him and it immediately improved his walking. Thumper learned to walk and rehabilitated by some therapy and sessions in his walker every day. After a few weeks, he was running. Now he just needs his forever home. 

The full, fabulous story!

A stepwell in Rajasthan. Amazing, Escher-like thing.

A stepwell in Rajasthan. Amazing, Escher-like thing.

(Source: Wikipedia)