Sharpiemyshoe

Loving life through ridiculousity

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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched.

Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth  (via thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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#staywoke

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THANK YOU. I have been talking about this for years (specifically in relation to Artemis). Words evolve and change all the time. It’s folly to ascribe modern definitions to ancient words. You need historical context to get true meaning.

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Filed under words virgin mythology

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http://ponderosa121.tumblr.com/post/94832255318/nidoranduran-lyraeon-patrickat-lyraeon

nidoranduran:

lyraeon:

patrickat:

lyraeon:

Upon second viewing, I have definitely concluded that Guardians of the Galaxy is even better when you imagine it as a tabletop campaign with an increasingly frustrated DM who’s sick of being interrupted.

GM: “Roll 2d10.”
Peter:…

This kinda sounds like our first Loigh campaign. Like, eerily similar.

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Filed under d&d roleplaying loigh guardians of the galaxy Lillium would be Gamora Sane is Rocket Cloudrend would be Drax Khadarym would be Groot and let's be real Seamus is Star Lord when Drax called Ronin was totally the moment Nicks character gave the Rose of Life to Valcrist SECONDS AFTER SAYING HE WOULDNT

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Could I please have your attention, please. But this is very important.

its-sexier-in-enochian:

awkward-fallen-angel:

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leprinceofsins:

Can someone explain to me how this kid

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this child actor

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this kid, from Malcolm in the Middle

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turn into THIS?

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I mean

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Puberty, what the fuck?

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What the hell?

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hold the fuck up! what?

THATS HIM?????????

OMG I HAD NO IDEA?!

WHAT IN THE SHIT

YOU WIN AT PUBERTY

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Filed under supernatural malcolm in the middle puberty wtf

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wallflowerbloom:

No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world.

We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

(Dead Poets Society, 1989)

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Filed under dead poets society robin williams oh captain my captain rip