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Dedicated to anything and everything about the mortal (and not quite mortal) women involved in the Trojan War/Epic Cycle.

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shrinemaidens:

MYTHIC POETRY series:

No: you’ll still mumble in a corner a crust of truth, to men and gods disgusting. [“Cassandra” — Robinson Jeffers]

manticoreimaginary:

favourite faces for favourite mythic ladies: Electra with Camilla Belle

In such a state, my friends, one cannot
be moderate and restrained nor pious either.
Evil is all around me, evil
is what I am compelled to practice.

artsytoad:

Charles Vess, Circe and Her Swine
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artsytoad:

Charles Vess, Circe and Her Swine

2 weeks ago | 38 notes
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Tagged: #circe 
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chrestomatheia:

Jérôme-Martin Langlois, Cassandra begging Minerva for vengeance on Ajax, 1810.
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chrestomatheia:

Jérôme-Martin Langlois, Cassandra begging Minerva for vengeance on Ajax, 1810.

cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Diomedes and Athena, Schlossbrücke, Berlin
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cloudyskiesandcatharsis:

Diomedes and Athena, Schlossbrücke, Berlin

kecobe:

Dora Wheeler Keith (American; 1856–1940)Penelope Unraveling Her Work at NightSilk embroidered with silk thread, 1886Embroidered panel made for Associated Artists (1883–1907)The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Thus she: at once the generous train complies,Nor fraud mistrusts in virtue’s fair disguise.The work she plied; but, studious of delay,By night reversed the labours of the day.While thrice the sun his annual journey made,The conscious lamp the midnight fraud survey’d;Unheard, unseen, three years her arts prevail;The fourth her maid unfolds the amazing tale.We saw, as unperceived we took our stand,The backward labours of her faithless hand.Then urged, she perfects her illustrious toils;A wondrous monument of female wiles!Odyssey, Book II (translated by Alexander Pope)
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kecobe:

Dora Wheeler Keith (American; 1856–1940)
Penelope Unraveling Her Work at Night
Silk embroidered with silk thread, 1886
Embroidered panel made for Associated Artists (1883–1907)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Thus she: at once the generous train complies,
Nor fraud mistrusts in virtue’s fair disguise.
The work she plied; but, studious of delay,
By night reversed the labours of the day.
While thrice the sun his annual journey made,
The conscious lamp the midnight fraud survey’d;
Unheard, unseen, three years her arts prevail;
The fourth her maid unfolds the amazing tale.
We saw, as unperceived we took our stand,
The backward labours of her faithless hand.
Then urged, she perfects her illustrious toils;
A wondrous monument of female wiles!
Odyssey, Book II (translated by Alexander Pope)

3 weeks ago | 99 notes
Source: kecobe
Tagged: #penelope 
a-golden-dream:

Odysseus picspam - Penelope, marital faithfulness

a-golden-dream:

Odysseus picspam - Penelope, marital faithfulness

In Greek mythology, Cassandra was the daughter of Priam and Hecuba, the king and queen of Troy. Cassandra was the most beautiful of Priam’s daughters, and the god Apollo fell in love with her. Apollo promised Cassandra the gift of prophecy if she would agree to give herself to him. Cassandra accepted Apollo’s gift but then refiised his advances. Apollo was furious, but he could not take back the powers he had given her. Instead he cursed her, proclaiming that although she would be able to tell the future accurately, no one would believe her. [x]

(Source: havishan)