mythology meme | Slavic pantheon and paganism - Morana
(x) Morana is a Slavic goddess of winter and death, associated with rebirth of nature. She often appears in different guises but is described as a woman of dark hair and terrifying appearance, bringing famine and destruction wherever she goes. Her arrival was therefore expected with dread while her departure was celebrated with boisterous cheer.
Some legends suggest she seduced Jarilo (god of spring) while he was searching for his lost wife in the Underworld - Nav. Eventually grown bored with her lover, Morana attempted to poison him with the drink of oblivion but failed and escaped badly burned. Another myth brings Morana in connection with Voden, making them a divine couple of the Underworld. Voden and Morana drowned people in their dark waters. Slavs tried to propitiate them by sacrificial offerings.
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He’s thought about it though. One of the greatest minds of our generation sat down one day and was like “wait, could zombies exist?” And then he did the science thing and was like “nah we’re good.”
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Have you guys never seen the original Starbucks logo? It’s still up at the first store in the Pike Place (which isn’t actually the first store, but shhhh)
YEP, THERE YOU HAVE IT
“When thinking of iconic romance, ask yourself if any imagery (paintings, photographs, film-stills) comes to mind that is not showing heterosexual couples? Probably not,” says photographer Braden Summers of his photo series of everyday gay and lesbian couples from around the globe.
Elizabeth Manyuon and Nikki Thot for Remix Magazine.
Marilyn Monroe on the set of the Jack Benny Show, 1953
the world is incredible. there are girls in this world, and there are also dogs. you can put melted cheese on any type of potato. sometimes flowers grow even when nobody is there to water them. right now on this same planet where we live there are people who are in love with each other kissing each other on the nose. emotions and colours are both things that exist. everything is so great
A Seascape, Shipping by Moonlight, (detail); by Claude Monet.
mythology meme | Greek pantheon and paganism - Empusa
(x) Empusa was the beautiful daughter of the goddess Hecate and the spirit Mormo. She feasted on blood by seducing young men as they slept before drinking their blood and eating their flesh. Empusa is pictured as wearing brazen slippers and bearing flaming hair.
She was a demigoddess. In later Greek mythology, her role was reduced to a species of spectre called an empuse or empusa (pl. empusae). The empusae were sent by Hecate to guard crossroads and devour travelers. Hecate was also the goddess of roadsides.
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
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