Sunday, March 30, 2014

cthonical:

professorfangirl:

hannibal4all:

Metamorphosis - Bryan Fuller’s inspiration for Will’s transformation.

Starring Anna Friel, Ed Speleers

Stunning.

an adaptation of the myth about the goddess diana/artemis punishing the young man who stumbles on her bathing naked.

with body horror. and cannibalism.

whaaaat, this is brilliant.

(Source: vimeo.com)

Sunday, March 16, 2014 Tuesday, February 18, 2014

laugh-addict:

looking at egyptian gods

image

ya know

nothing big

(Source: robotemperor)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

l33tinmyownway:

silascaptor:

teratocybernetics:

dismater:

It’s been over two weeks since mankind failed to vote for “Persephone” as a name for one of Pluto’s moons - my way of coping with the disappointment was drawing Hades’ reaction, obviously.

D’AWWW BABY.

THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY UPSETTING

I need more Hades Persephone stuff. 

OTP

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tumblr reinvents the mermaid myth

All illustrations used with permission from the artists. Individual credit links in the article.

Mermaids are one of the creatures that the fantasy world can’t get enough of.  But for some inexplicable reason, Hollywood is completely failing to provide the world with a modern reimagining of the mermaid myth. Seriously, a cameo appearance in the worst Pirates of the Caribbean movie is all we’ve seen of them in recent years, while dragon fans get The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and Harry Potter. Totally unfair.

So, the Tumblr community has decided to just go ahead and solve the mermaid problem by themselves.

Last week, Tumblr user besides-itstoowarm presented a few starter suggestions for more “realistic” mermaids that didn’t fall into the Disney Princess stereotype.

"Chubby Inuit mermaids with sleek seal tails
Sleek Japanese mermaids with orange and white koi bodies
Dark, scaly mermaids with enormous white eyes so that they can hunt at the bottom of the sea
Small mermaids with spiky, poisonous lionfish bodies
Mermaids with sharp teeth and shark tails that hunt sailors for fun
Mermaids that aren’t just skinny blonde pretty girls with fish tails”

It’s no coincidence that a lot of these ideas emphasise the grotesque over the feminine and romantic. Mermaids are one of the very few monsters that are explicitly written as female, but the old legends seem pretty tired and sexist in a 21st century context. Either we’re used to seeing de-fanged, child-friendly mermaids like Disney’s Ariel, or unimaginative retellings of the old stories where mermaids start off sweet and seductive but end up drawing men down to their deaths.

Tumblr’s mermaids are frightening, unearthly, and have very little interest in chasing sailors around. [READ MORE]

Sunday, January 26, 2014

evayna asked: What mythological creature would you most like to see in a fitted suit?

WHAT A GREAT QUESTION! but relatively difficult to answer because a) traditionally, most “mythological creatures” are kinda naked, and b) “fitted suits” are typically meant for humanoids. so we obviously can’t go for a mermaid here, because they have to be able to go in the water and swim, and also they don’t have legs. any kind of layered fabric clothing would be pretty impractical. similarly we have to do away with most mythological creatures with animalistic traits, unless it’s just a human with an animal head, like Horus or a minotaur or something.

i think my answer is going to have to be “none”, partly because i’m not hugely fond of the TV/movie trope of angels, demons etc all showing up wearing suits. this happens a lot and i understand why: it saves having to pay for prosthetics/weird costumes, and wearing a business suit is instant visual shorthand for “authority figure”. all of the angels in Supernatural wear suits, for example. but wearing a suit doesn’t really make sense unless we’re talking about a mythological creature that looks EXACTLY LIKE a human and wants to blend in, which kind of defeats the purpose of your question, i think. a minotaur would have no personal motivation to wear a suit, unless they’re living in a universe where they feel out of place in traditional minotaur clothing/nudity, and have to wear a suit to try (and probably fail) to fit in with the human population.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

mgherian:

now the story of a wealthy family who incurred the gods’ wrath, and the one son who had no choice but to complete the cycle of revenge. it’s orestes development

(Source: wolfthicket)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

typhonatemybaby:

John Bauer, Our Fathers’ Godsaga, 1911

yum

(Source: seeliequeene)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

hawk-and-handsaw:

reverse hades/persephone, where the young daughter of summer uses plant magic to ensnare the lord of darkness and keep him prisoner in a beautiful garden above ground. Eventually, enchanted by her cleverness and wild youth he agrees to eat six pomegranate seeds and stay with her for half of every year. 

Friday, November 29, 2013

needlekind:

needlekind:

a sphinx girl who’s absolute balls at riddles but fucking loves terrible puns

a traveler is blocked by a sphinx suddenly while going along a path. “what do bees brush their hair with?” she asks, and he’s FREAKING OUT, he’s going to get fucking eaten, didn’t the sphinx DIE, oh god what was the riddle, he knows this one oh shit he knows this one what was it, oh fuck, what the fuck

"m…man?"

the sphinx narrows her eyes and bares her teeth a little. oh shit, the traveler thinks, oh shit he’s fucking dead.

the sphinx grins like a goddamn doofus and struggles to hold back laughter as she answers “a honeycomb