Romantic love, as we understand it, is a colonial construct. It is an all-consuming, possessive, lifelong, monogamous endeavor that works to sustain capitalism and white supremacist heteropatriarchy via the nuclear family. We are told that this romantic love is essential, shaping it as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Were we to sustain ourselves on self-love, platonic love, and love of community, what could change?
We could see the beauty of our interdependence, rather than individuals competing for higher wages and standards of living at the expense of each other. The formation of families, rather than communities, creates hierarchies of which people are worthy and deserving of our attention, protection and devotion. With a restructuring of romantic love as comparable to community/platonic/self-love, we begin to prioritize the care and livelihood of entire larger groups of people as equally important as our romantic partner/s.
when I was younger I used to watch Winnie the Pooh all the time and everytime I saw pooh eating honey I was always like “mmmm that looks good” so imagine my disappointment when I saw honey for the first time. Pooh is eating like nacho cheese lookin honey he had me excited for nothing
no, bro. Pooh is eating raw, unpasteurized honey. Like this:
Oh my God. I’ve literally thought this my entire life.
You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge.
Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone — profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
— Danielle Laporte (via theantiquated)
is this how christian couples takes baths together
I don’t understand why it needs the gender colored lighting….
straight people need reassurance at every step in their lives
no homo couple’s bathtub
So fucking stupid
#still waiting for my fic where thor comes to take his hammer back #and is at first pissed #and then is like #’it’s you. the lad who stopped ragnarok.’ #and sam is just…stunned silent #as thor claps his hand onto his shoulder #and gives him a small proud smile #and mutters ‘humans’ fondly #’you will never cease to amaze me’ #before asking politely for his hammer #which sam hands over #still not really knowing what’s going on #and before he flies off he says #’thank you my friend #your sacrifice and bravery are not as forgotten as you think’ #and sam just #sits down #yeah that totally happened ok [x]
I fucking love that idea okay
Painter painting in our land pictures of only white angels
Painter painting in our time in shadows of yesterday
Eartha Kitt - Angelitos Negros (1970 performance)
Deities whose tradition has not been confirmed:
This is very important to know. There are deities which are mentioned by some scholars, but it has never been confirmed that those deities were traditional deities of the Slavs. Some may not have been deities at all, and some, perhaps, may have been ”taken” from other pantheons, hence not originating from the Slavic culture. The Slavs did not have a system of letters, so everything we know relies heavily on the scripts of other people, which, I’m sure you can assume, is quite unfair. Here is an overview:
Belobog (Belbog, Belun) - the god of light and goodness - was supposed to be the opposite of Chernobog. We all know that in pagan belief systems no such dualism ever existed. Therefore it is believed that Belobog was a product of Judeo-Christianity, among the Western and Baltic Slavs. Either that, or he was created under the influence of Persian beliefs, who did have that kind of dualism in their religion. Either way, he wasn’t widely revered. Some compare him to Baldr in Norse mythology, as he too stood out from the pantheon (some believe even Baldr was a product of Christianity.)
Devana (Dziewona, Dzewana) was the goddess which would be the closest equivalent to Aphrodite and Diana. Some believe she was a deity adopted from the Romans. She was the wild maiden of the woods, and later the wife of Veles. The myth says that she was at first against this marriage, but that he found a way to calm her wild side and make her fall in love. She is in connection to trees, lakes, and rivers, and her animal is a mare.
Koledo and Ovsenj - the twins who sent off the old year and welcomed the new one. It is not known whether they were actual deities or simply spirits of the winter and the summer. Koledo was celebrated during the winter solstice, and Ovsenj in the summer. Koledo was the one who gave the people all the knowledge that they had of the stars above and of cosmos.
Krišnji - the Slavic version of Krishna of which there is no proof whatsoever that the pagan Slavs ever revered. It is the downside of not having your own writing system, and having to rely on other people’ texts.
Višnji - much the same as the above. The Slavic version of Vishnu. Pagan Slavs did not worship this deity, but alas.
Kupalo - It is still unknown today whether this was an actual deity, or simply a custom of bathing during the summer solstice. The point of the bathing was spiritual cleansing, and for that Slavs did not only use water, but fires as well.These bathing customs existed way before Ivan Kupala - the Christian saint in whose name it has been celebrated ever since. It is believed that these customs of bathing were in this way used so that the Slavs would accept Christianity better and with less resistance. It is listed here as a not-so-traditional deity because no source speaks of it as a deity or the worship of it; there were no temples or idols in dedication to it. It is highly unlikely that he was a god, but as there is no proof against it either, the debates still stand even today. What we know with certainty is that Kupalo was, in fact, definitely a character in one of the old Slavic mythical tales. In this tale he is not a god, but a mortal man who, by tradition of picking up her flower-crown from the water, has to marry his sister. Realizing that they’re siblings, they drown, and the gods take pity on them and turn them into flowers. Kupalo would be celebrated, therefore, as the cleansing spirit - the cleansing of both body and soul.
Trajan (Trojan) - There are many different assumptions, but it is almost certain that he was no god. Some believe it was tsar Trajan raised to the level of deity; others believe he was a mythical being of some other sort; others again believe he was the same as the character from an old Serbian folk tale ”U cara Trajana kozije uši” (”The Goat’s Ears of the Emperor Trojan”); and some believe he was the demon of ruins (in terms of buildings). By some scholars, he has been likened to the Incubus, as well as Pan.
Rod - all you need to know is in this post.
Mater Sva (Mater Slava) - mentioned as ”the bird of the Sun” - she was a solar warrior goddess. Much like a Valkyrie, she chose the slain, and took the men to battle, gave them courage and strength. She was also the mother of the Slavic peoples. She had the gift of prophecy, so she would inform her people of the enemy coming. And whenever they lost in battles, she’d renew their strength and passion. Some myths say she was the wife of Perun. Some, again, believe she was the counterpart of Rod, or Svarog in the creation, as the ancient solar mother goddess.
Zlata Maja (and/or Maja Zlatogorska) - definitely not a traditional deity of the Slavs, but a product of later pagan scripts. Pagan Slavs did not believe in or worship her/them. Some believe Maja Zlatogorska was Zlata Maja’s form in the mortal realm. Either way, this deity supposedly takes on the characteristics of all other mother goddesses of fertility and beauty.
Voden - the Slavic god (or demon) of all waters: rivers, lakes, seas. He was worshiped by fishermen and sailors. Slavic women would release their offerings to the god onto the water, so that they would please him and invoke his mercy. By some myth, he was the husband of Morana, the goddess of death, so he was more likely to drown than let live. The myth also says that he was the one to send off souls to Nav, the underworld. Some claim there had even been human sacrifice as well, young women offering themselves to the water,
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Tonight’s ritual overview to celebrate Usagi, Mini Usa, and myself. Each bolded part is me preforming the transformation done by Usagi, in order (except for the final one, that I made up), as a summoning/request for appearence, showing that all of them are connected, and…