Persephone Thesis: EssayPersephone Thesis: Essay ComponentPersephone Thesis: Essay6 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
"Happy is he among men upon earth who has seen these mysteries!
It is generally accepted among historical scholars that the cult of Demeter and Persephone, or Kore, existed in Greece and the surrounding Mediterranean islands long before the traditional Olympian gods became entrenched. Her origins are Cretan . Like Aphrodite, the mother and daughter goddess represent a matriarchal form of fertility worship in the forms of crops and nature, and through this the cycle of birth, growth and death. This myth, however, has taken hold of imaginations from its evolutions into the Eleusinian mysteries of Ancient Greece, to the paintings of Victorian Europe, to today, each with their own distinctive takes and emphases on the story. Perhaps it is the fact that we know so little about the original tale of Persephone the daughter of Demeter, goddess of fertility, snatched
The Sweet Smell of RosesThe Sweet Scent of RosesThe Sweet Smell of Roses6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Roses. The room had gathered a hint of it once I entered the room that morning. Being a vampire, I had an enhanced sense of smell, and the scent of that lustrous flower was driving me crazy! Most would find it rather strange for a male to enjoy such a feminine flower but when such a thing reminds you of your mom you learn to get attached quite quickly.
I took my seat at the front of the class, beside my friend Tony who immediately passed me a note as I sat. I gave him an odd look, wondering why he didnt just speak to me and upon reading the note I understood why.
The new Goth girl is pretty cute, isnt she?
Sneaking a glance behind Tony, I found a shy smile spread across my face. She was most definitely different. Blue hair cut shorter than most females and grey eyes that stared boredly at black polished nails. She wore no makeup, showing a natural beauty all on its own. Turning back to him I nodded, but not before noticing the rose scen
Radiant Dawn: Modest ProposalRadiant Dawn: Modest Proposal7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Are you sure about this? I mean, not that I don't want to....possibly...rub it in his face, but I also have a vested interest in preserving my own skin."
[It will be fine. He will understand, if only for my sake. ....though I would suggest not being present when I explain it to him.]
"That...is a good idea, I suspect. You're growing more canny, love."
[I've always read people better than you, and you know it.]
"That's because you've got an unfair advantage."
[Do you want to explain this to him instead of me?]
"Okay, okay! I give up. You're right."
[Good. You're so cute when you're worried.]
Capital City(Yet to be named), Serenes
Tibarn groaned as he ran a hand through his hair, looking at the various paperwork on his desk. If he'd known that it'd be this much work, he'd have never agreed to be king in the first place. Whatever happened to the old style of kingship? You're the toughest one out there, the humans may or may not want to kill you, and the ravens are bastards. N
Contest: Naesala x LeanneContest: Naesala x Leanne6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She was easy to spot at the camp, the utterly pristine figure surrounded by all of those warriors dirtied from battle. Her hair radiant, her clothes white, her entire aura more pure than he had ever been, even at birth. That would not deceive him, though, for after all of the years he had known her and even after all of their years apart, he knew that there was a seldom seen devilish side to Leanne. It was Naesalas favourite thing about herand though he hardly wanted to discourage his favourite part of Leanne, it had begun to be a very troublesome thing in the setting of warfare.
Leanne, my dear, Naesala said as he swooped his arm about her waist, his right wing n
Mind VomitI pixelate IcarusMind Vomit7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
to forfeit my counterproductivity.
Who needs rose tinted glasses
when you have
glazed eyes enamelled sighs
and sugarcoated insomnia.
I long for movie tomorrows
instead of these
xylophonic beclazone dreams.
I want to saturate the grey matter
without a hint of remorse.
I want to play the undersleeper,
pinning back my eyelids with
the idiolect of those I'd like to know better.
Do you want to hear my mind vomit or should I
just turn the page and start again...?
First FriendLegend of ZeldaFirst Friend8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hey! screamed a voice. When no response came, the fairy tried again, only grabbing the little Hylian awake. Hey!! the fairy shouted again. The young boy just rolled to is side, waving his hand at her.
5 more minutes Deku Tree Link moaned.
The fairy sighed, and prepared her voice for the best. Flying right next to his ear, tickling the earlobes, she took a deep breathe.
HEY!!! she screamed at the top of her lungs.
DAAAAH!! Link screamed falling off the stone wall he was sleeping on and landing face first onto the dirt road. Oww the boy whined, rubbing his bleeding nose. He glared at the glowing puffball known as his fairy, Navi.
What was that for?! Link shouted angrily, getting to his feet.
Its your own fault! You slept past sunrise! And you know the dangers of-
Yeah, yeah, I know. Link said interrupting the fairys ranting.
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 29Time Cannot Erase Chapter 299 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Look into my eyes and you will see
What you mean to me
Search your heart, search your soul
And when you find me there you'll search no more
Look into your heart you will find
There's nothing there to hide
Take me as I am, take my life
I would give it all, I would sacrifice
Don't tell me it's not worth fighting for
I can't help it there's nothing I want more
Everything I do I do it for you
I'd fight for you
I'd die for you
~Bryan Adams "Everything I Do"
Die for You
"Princess of the pure heart," the Triforce whispered, its voice suddenly much more ethereal and far less menacing than it had been just moments earlier. Zelda could hear them speaking within her, calmly and under control. Instead of each voice vying to be heard, each booming louder than the last, they were now speaking in perfect unison. "The True Force is at your command," the Triforce echoed in its rich, filling voice.
"What do you wish of Courage?" The bottom right corner illuminated brighter than her sisters fo
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 22Time Cannot Erase Chapter 229 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Im so tired of being here
Suppressed by all my childish fears
If you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
Your presence still lingers here
And it wont leave me alone
Your face; it haunts my most pleasant dreams
Your face; it chased away all of the sanity in me
These wounds wont seems to heal
This pain is just too real
~Evanescence My Immortal
The Triforce of Wisdom Awakes
Zelda made her way to her room and shut the door, collapsing upon the bed. No matter how she fought she could not dispel the images from her head. Never before had she had a prophecy so poignant, so clear and so intense.
She knew she had to go back to Hyrule but then there was Marth. Her mind reeling, she lay for a long while trying to come to a decision on what to do. There was no way to take back the hurt she had caused, and no way to erase the hurt she was feeling.
In the darkness she wept. She wept for them both.
Why, she whispered.
Why was it th
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 21You're beautiful, it's trueTime Cannot Erase Chapter 219 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
But it's time to face the truth
I will never be with you
~James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Marth led Zelda to one of the tallest, most secluded towers in the castle. He walked to the parapets and stood silently for a moment, thinking about what he would say. In the distance he could see the ocean, shimmering of deep blue. The moonlight caught each ripple of the waves as they rolled onto the shore, the white foam gleaming like silver in the night. Ever so faintly he could hear the sound of the waves rolling in and dashing back out in their gentle, beautiful rhythm.
When he did turn to her, however, he wasn't expecting to see what he did. Though her face was impassive and her eyes calm, tears were running down her cheeks.
"What's wrong?" he asked her, putting a hand on her shoulder.
"I don't know," she replied calmly, though the tears continued to fall. "I've never seen the ocean before. It's… it's beautiful," she said softly, her voice s
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 24Would you tremble,Time Cannot Erase Chapter 249 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
if I touched your lips?
Would you laugh?
Oh please tell me this
Now would you die,
for the one you love?
Hold me in your arms, tonight
I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away
I can be your hero
~Enrique Iglesias "Hero"
The Battle Begins
It was late morning when Link and the Sages passed the borders of Aritia, tearing across the planes at top speed, desperately trying to reach Marth's castle in time. This was it: the final day. Link had to face Marth this day. It was inevitable.
When at last the towering castle finally came into view the sun had reached its zenith and had already begun to descend. As the castle drew nearer Link began to pull back on his reins, slowing his horse slightly.
"Where do we go from here?" Impa asked, slowing beside him.
"We will stay here," Link said calmly, "and wait."
"He will come to us?" Ruto queried.
"Yes," was the simple reply. Link was gazing at the castle wi
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 27Heaven's gates won't open up for meTime Cannot Erase Chapter 279 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With these broken wings I'm falling
And all I see is you
These city walls have no love for me
I'm on the ledge of the eighteenth story
And oh I scream for you
Come please I'm calling
And all I need from you
Hurry I'm falling, I'm falling
Show me what it's like
To be the last one standing
And teach me wrong from right
And I'll show you what I can be
Say it for me
Say it to me
And I'll leave this life behind me
Say it if it's worth saving me
~Nickelback "Saving Me"
The Path to Redemption
"The castle!" a voice shrieked. The ground gave a sudden, violent lurch as high above the flaming castle began to sway. The flames had crept over half of the castle now, and had completely enveloped one of the smaller towers. Without warning the tower gave way: crumbling as easily as if it were made of sand. Fire and rubble showered down over the field, and all over soldiers dove out of the way, trying to avoid being crushed.
"Kain!" Marth turned sharply, hi
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 23Wash away the thoughts insideTime Cannot Erase Chapter 239 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That keep my mind away from you
No more love and no more pride
My thoughts are all I have to do
Remember when it rained
In the water I remain
Tears of hope run down my skin
Tears for you that will not die
They magnify the one within
And let the outside slowly die
Remember when it rained
I felt the ground
and looked up high
And called your name
Remember when it rained
In the darkness I remain
~Josh Groban Remember When It Rained
The sun had all but set over the vast grassy plain. The only sound was that of crickets chirping melodically in the distance. A quiet hush had settled over the village of Kadden: a lone beacon of civilization nestled in the middle of a sea of long, silken grass. The last rays of light were fading from the rooftops. The shadows of the little buildings were lengthening and then vanishing into the darkness. The streets of the town were slowly emptying as most of its inhabitants headed for home fo
zelinkThe sun was beginning to show some of its breathtaking rays over the horizon. Awakening all of those who slept in this peaceful land, yet in a castle that is heavily guarded there is an already fully awake princess.zelink8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Her golden blond hair falls freely past her shoulders, resting on her pink with golden lining nightgown. The nightgown fit her well showing off ever curve she has, her figure is flawless, she is flawless.
She makes her way towards the open stone window. The curtains had already been drawn back, she liked the moonlight it soothed her in a way. She stared out over her kingdom.
'Hyrule' she thought, 'oh what troubles you have faced. But now it looks as if none of those troubles ever happened.'
She paused for a minute and now ran her elegant finger on the stone frame of the window. 'It's all thanks to him . Yes if it weren't for him Hyrule would be nothing but ruble.'
She let out a sigh and drew her finger back and folded her hands graceful in front of herself
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 26Time Cannot Erase Chapter 269 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
We were drawn from the weeds
We were brave like soldiers
Falling down under the pale moonlight
You were holding to me
Like a someone broken
And I couldn't tell you but I'm telling you now
Now it's cold and we're scared
And we've both been shaken
Look at us
This doesn't need to be the end
Just let me hold you while you're falling apart
Just let me hold you and we'll both fall down
I'll be there for you and you'll be there for me
Forever it's you
Forever in me
~Rob Thomas "Ever the Same"
We Both Fall Apart
"They're falling apart, Sire," the soldier held a spyglass to his eye, peering into the distance towards Marth's army. "They can't even hold ranks! They're fighting amongst themselves. Marth himself is engaged in a squabble."
Hardin sat atop his massive stallion, sneering and giving a short barking laugh. "What did I tell you? Aritia is crumbling on its own. We're simply here to see that it happens sooner rather than later. Cornelius was a pitiful ruler at best, but his son
To Dance With You AgainTo Dance With You AgainTo Dance With You Again9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Pictures. Few people save for the wealthiest lords could afford pictures of their loved ones. Knowing that, Heath felt lucky to have one of Priscilla right now. He had spent his entire payment from Lord Eliwood on that one picture, but it was worth the hungry nights he had spent afterwards to at least keep her face from fading from memory. When he looked at it, he sometimes wondered if the man who took her picture had took pity on him, a poor love-struck wyvern knight, and cut the price, but his thoughts mostly were with the beautiful smiling face captured forever.
"Heath, let me see." Priscilla knocked on his door again, this time with much more force than Heath thought a girl with delicate hands ever could. He flushed red, as he had a habit of doing whenever Priscilla was around.
"Priscilla, I…I can't. I'm too embarrassed…" He stuttered. In the wake of Nergal's defeat, Lord Eliwood ha
Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 2Time Cannot Erase Chp 32 pt 28 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
THIS IS PART 2 OF CHAPTER 32. IF YOU HAVEN'T READ PART ONE, GO READ IT NOW!
Despite the long journey, the harsh weather, and miserable feeling which had settled over them all, far too soon for Zelda's liking the trail began to curve back northward, and she found herself facing a straightforward course for the castle.
"This is it," Impa said as the company slowed to a stop. "Thank you for coming with us this far."
Link looked around unexpectedly to see Ruto, Nabooru, Saria and Darunia hanging back from the fork in the road.
"Are you sure you don't need us any longer?" Nabooru asked, though she looked particularly harried by the rain. It was no wonder- the desert lands of the west never got so cold and wet. It was a tribute to Nabooru's strength that she had made the whole journey without complaint.
"I'm sure Link and I can escort the Princess safely from here," Impa replied.
The Sages took turns bidding the Princess and Link farewell, thanking each other profusely and all assuring they
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 25You're begging me to go, you're making me stayTime Cannot Erase Chapter 259 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Why do you hurt me so bad?
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way, or am I the best thing you've had?
Believe me, believe me, I can't tell you why
But I'm trapped by your love, and I'm chained to your side
We are young, heartache to heartache we stand
No promises, no demands
Love is a battlefield
We are strong, no one can tell us we're wrong
Searching our hearts for so long, both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield
~Pat Benetar "Love is a Battlefield"
The Seal is Broken
"Marth!" Zelda fought her way through the crowds, trying to glimpse him through the chaos. "Marth!"
Now that the Sages had been subdued Marth's army seemed to be congregating in one spot. All fighting had seemed to cease, but every soldier was pushing and vying to get to a particular location.
Zelda had seen the man in green, 'Link', attack Marth. This had to be where the soldiers were fleeing.
"Let me through!" Zelda cried, pushing her way into the thro
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 19I'd do anythingTime Cannot Erase Chapter 199 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Just to hold you in my arms
Try to make you laugh
Somehow I can't put you in the past
Do you remember me?
Because I know I won't forget you
~Simple Plan "I'd Do Anything"
To Wield the Sword Once More
In a burst of light Link materialized in the cavernous antechamber of the Temple of Time. The instant his feet hit the floor he was off and running. His mind was so focused on the task at hand he didn't even notice he wasn't alone.
"You there!" Link turned his head with a start as he heard a voice scream at him. It was an imperial soldier, brandishing a blade and moving towards Link threateningly. "You are not allowed here, the entire city is under- hey! It's you!" the soldier's eyes grew wide with recognition and he tensed even more. "You have been banished! You are under arrest, by order of the-"
BAM! Link's fist hit the soldier's cheek without warning and the soldier toppled to the floor with a loud, echoing thud. Still completely single-minded, Link immediate
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 17Time Cannot Erase Chapter 179 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I dont want you to give it all up
And leave your own life collecting dust
And I dont want you to feel sorry for me
You never gave us a chance to be
And I dont need you to be by my side
And tell me everythings all right
I just wanted you to tell me the truth
You know Id do that for you
So why are you running away?
~Hoobastank Running Away
You absolute jerk! Elice suddenly screamed, pulling away from Marth. With a glare of ice she punched him in the arm, her eyes still moist with tears. Where have you been? Weve been out here looking for you for over a month. I thought you were captured or dead or lying somewhere, suffering and here you come waltzing out of the forest like nothing happened!
Im sorry to disappoint you, Marth replied calmly, rubbing his arm where she had hit him.
Oh, you know thats not what I meant, she said with a smile. What hap
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 18Time Cannot Erase Chapter 189 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And you will never see a day when I will break your heart
You'll see the sky fall down before it ever gets that far
I may be crazy, but I'm crazy about you
I'd walk across the fire for you
I'd walk on the wire for you
If you just believe in me
I'd lie for you, and that's the truth
~Meatloaf "I'd Lie For You, and That's the Truth"
To Ransom a Princess
"And by the time I got to the roof she was gone. I believe she was up there with Marth, but, as I said before, I didn't actually see either of them. When I got there Link was…" Impa hesitated, deliberating on how to put it, "upset," she finally settled on the simplest explanation. "He told me that she was 'gone with him'. That is all I could get out of him. This morning he finally just stood up and left- he walked right out of town."
"Didn't you talk to him?" Saria asked. Impa and the other sages were standing in the Chamber of Sages as Impa discussed with them the distressing events of the previous night.
"I asked him why he wa
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 20Time Cannot Erase Chapter 209 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone
A Gift of Flowers
Open the gate!
The sounds of shouting and the booming of the massive front gates of Marths castle groaning open awakened Zelda. It was barely dawn on her fourth day in Aritia. Outside she could hear shouting and all kinds of bedlam. Groggily she sat up. Something was definitely not right. Dressing quickly she rushed out to see what was happening. The heavy fog had set in during the night after the great celebration had still not worn off. The world was grey and mournful looking- a foreboding omen for the already waning courage of the Aritians.
She had spotted Marth right off, pushing his way to the gate as a hoard of people had started through. They were dirty, thin and looked exhausted both emotionally and physically- like many of the other inhabitants of the castle, only on a much more d
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 30Time Cannot Erase Chapter 309 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Here we are again
I guess it must be fate
We tried it on our own
But deep inside we knew
We'd be back to set things straight
Every memory repeats
Every step I take retreats
Every journey always brings me back to you
After all the starts and stops
We keep coming back to these two hearts
Two angels who've been rescued from the fall
After all that we've been through
It all comes down to me and you
I guess it's meant to be
Forever you and me
~Peter Cetera and Cher "After All"
Rescued from the Fall
Elice awoke to sunshine and birds chirping outside, eyes fluttering open lazily. For a moment she could remember nothing. The softness of the blankets around her and the feeling of sunlight on her skin enveloped her, and she was happy to drown in her contentedness. All too soon, however, the memories of what had happened overcame her. She sat up in a flash, immediately regretting it. Every inch of her body throbbed as though she had been brutally beaten. Wincing, she sat up t
Frederick and Antoinette: Antoinette's RecruitmentFrederick and Antoinette: Antoinette's RecruitmentFrederick and Antoinette: Antoinette's Recruitment2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Frederick: Excuse me, but why is a young girl carrying nothing but a staff traveling all alone?
Antoinette: Hm? Oh, some warriors have come to my aid! I wasn't alone at first, but--OH!
Frederick: What? What's the matter?
Antoinette: You... Your armor...
Frederick: ...I beg your pardon? What about my armor?
Antoinette: Father! Oh, Father, it IS you! I've found you at last! *sniff*
Frederick: Huh?! F-Father?!
Antoinette: I've missed you so much and I've been so lonely since I came from the future! And we look so much alike, I notice! Well, aside from my hair color...
Frederick: H-Hold on now, let's back up here for a moment. You say you're my daughter, but how do I know you're telling the truth? I will admit that you bear a striking resemblance to me, but for all I know, you're an enemy that's merely trying to get me to lower my guard.
Time Cannot Erase Chapter 31Time Cannot Erase Chapter 319 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Can you forgive me again
I didn't mean to hurt you
I heard the words come out
I felt that I would die
It hurt so much to hurt you
Then you look at me
You're not shouting anymore
You're silently broken
I'd give anything now
to kill those words for you
I can't live this life
Without you by my side
I need you to survive
So stay with me
You look in my eyes
and I'm screaming inside that I'm sorry
I never meant to hurt you
~Evanescence Forgive Me
Shes awake! Elice cried in elation. Ive just heard!
What? Roy looked up at the sound of her frantic voice.
Zelda! Elice exclaimed. Shes all right! Shes awake! Lets go!
Roy didnt have time to respond before Elice grabbed his hand and started dragging him away. Elice approached the bunker quickly, noticing that Darunia, the large rock creature, was no longer standing guard and the door was flung open. She peered through the