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
Elegon FairytaleThe water was lonely. It ran from river to river, ocean to ocean, alone. Many of the creatures that lived in the water paid it no mind, continuing on with their own life, unaware of the water's. The water decided one day to make itself some companions, someone to flow and keep company with. The water watched many humans at its rivers and oceans and created, what the water called, Ulas based off of the females. Some were made of water while others were made of scales and flesh. The Ulas made the rain and took care of the sea and river life during the day, while they played all night.Elegon Fairytale3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One night, the air passed by the river and saw the Ulas playing and dancing along the water. The air suddenly felt lonely, just as the water had. It blew through the lands all alone and decided that it could use companions as well. The wind called them Auras. The air, like the water, designed them as female humans made of air and flowing dresses. The Auras traveled with the wind and their domain was the sky
White Ballet ShoesEveryone watchWhite Ballet Shoes3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She dances in the meadows
Sweet, white ballet shoes
Fairy Ring!I found fairy ring todayFairy Ring!3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Eerie place for midnight play
Glow worms sit on magic leaves
Stage is set, time to believe.
Audience ready, moonless night
Creatures wait to see this sight
Wings flutter, sound like bees
Descend beneath guarding trees.
Into fairy ring they sweep
Beautiful dancing, soul could weep
Glow worms fall slowly to the ground
Dying light, made no sound.
Fairy music does not last long
Just like twilight come and gone
Look with care you might see
Fairies sparkling hilarity.
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 4 Past HistoryThe Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 4 Past History3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4--Past History
A herd of twenty licorn glided out of the surrounding forest, spiral horns and fluffy silvery hides glinting in the moonlight as they clattered across the cobblestone streets. They splashed in and out of a shallow creek that meandered through the front yard of one of stately townhouse, throwing up liquid moonbeams from their flying deer-like hooves. Finally growing weary of their wild games, they broke up into small groups, wandering up the hedge bordered streets to graze on lawn grasses and clover. Suddenly one of the licorn snorted, as a sickly oily odor filled its delicate nostrils. Its mane bristled all the way down its spine as the scent awoke a deep primal fear. Others soon sensed it too and panicked, and the whole herd quickly turned and vanished into the trees as silently as they had appeared.
Lolly Mcclaren's stride slowed as she made her way down the main stree
What is Democratic Socialism?What is Democratic Socialism?3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Democratic socialists believe that both the economy and society should be run democraticallyto meet public needs, not to make profits for a few. To achieve a more just society, many structures of our government and economy must be radically transformed through greater economic and social democracy so that ordinary Americans can participate in the many decisions that affect our lives. Democracy and socialism go hand in hand. All over the world, wherever the idea of democracy has taken root, the vision of socialism has taken root as welleverywhere but in the United States. Because of this, many false ideas about socialism have developed in the US. With this pamphlet, we hope to answer some of your questions about socialism.
Doesn't socialism mean that the government will own and run everything?
Democratic socialists do not want to create an all-powerful government bureaucracy. But we do not want big corporate bureaucracies to control
Tides of Earth and SkyTides of Earth and Sky3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And the ache of soul carried the torch of dreams into the sky
Upon scent of mortal thirst destiny whispered in myriad
rapture of folding tides..
Lo the mythic shore, where I — a phantasm of love bleeds
into the ether of velvet sky & ocean hymn...
Lost in the wine of omni-dreaming, for our passion tis but
the humble audience of eternity
In jeweled horizons the Goddess feasts; her gaze I cannot flee
I have crossed oceans of time & drank the song of worlds
My spirit forever slain in the beauty of her immortal sea
— Arthur Crow © 2012
Lonely CriesDon't look at meLonely Cries3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I fall apart
I don't want you
To hear my cries
I will always push away
The ones who say they care
It's just sorrow and shame
They care only about themselves
It's just their morality
That makes them pretend
They never look in my eyes
Too afraid of what they might see
Of the empty stare
That won't go away
Scared of the darkness
Of the soulless face
And the hint of a murder
That is always there
InceptionWhen I saw youInception3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I saw myself
Lonely eyes casting down
They showed me the beauty in the simplest of things
I remember the beat like a thousand kings
Who would teach me the song
Of a million birds
Who would leap through the trees
Looking for her
Nothing is kept secret
Through the walls eyes
You keep telling
Those awful lies
If I could only bring
You to your knees
So you could see
The inception in the prettiest of things
Caring and kindness
Go a long way
When you're singing the song
Taught by a thousand ways
Passed down throughout the time
Nothing is sacred
In these medieval rhymes
Now it is time, time again
Time to release
Time to end
The tears that have been keeping
A million years of peace
Crying won't save you
Everyone knows that
But if you start breathing
You might actually find
The truth in the floor
The love in my eyes
Telling you that it is finally time
To wake up.
The place stories come from'Sometimes people wonder where stories come from. A person can tell a story about something so unbelievable, yet so wonderful that it seems real. That's because it is.The place stories come from4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I don't wonder about it, though, because I know where stories come from.
It's a magical place with thousands of enchanting creatures, beautiful plants, trees as high as sky scrapers and heroic people. Whatever you can think of, it exists there.
Every once in a while, people come to witness all of this. They watch the talking trees, dance with the fairies and feel the heat of a dragon's fire. Eventhough there are many people at the same time, you don't walk into them. No matter how long you stay there, you won't meet any other visitors or even know that they're there.
Stories come to us for a reason. It's because we saw something, met someone or did somewhat unusual things that we remember. We remember them and write them down or tell them to others. That's how stories are born.
It's a place I've visited s
Playing with Fire (Chapter. 2)Surely Dipper's crack girl voice was going to stop you from moving around? No. You were way too strong for that kitty Dipper. Like what he going to do to you if you sneak out. But that was exactly what you did. A dim moonlight flashed through the window to the wooden room. You lay in bed quietly with huge stuffed blankets and pillows practically hugged you and you pretended to sleep. As you stare quietly into the wooden roof and was randomly counting planks. A red light flashed as three dim numbers that spelled out 1:00 am. It surprised you that someone was awake, at this time everyone is dead sleeping.A huge crack came from the door opening. A dim light came from the hallway. You had already shut your eyes hoping they didn't see you. Footsteps walked towards your tattered bed. They didn't feel like Grunkle Stan footsteps at all. Plus his lazy ass would so not check up on you. Mabel’s maybe? No she would have just jumped and land on my stomach. Which would have quickly resoPlaying with Fire (Chapter. 2)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
CH 6: Running Back ScreamingCH 6: Running Back Screaming4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Carver!" He saw Rem holding out a long object rolled up in her bedding disguising the sword she had obtained from the Winters, "Here I got this for you!" She said merrily as he entered the room half dressed in his light armor to see what she wanted. When he felt the weight of the gift in his hand, he stood there astounded. Looking to his sister as he unraveled the sword. Rem had sent for it to be cleaned and polished to remove any remaining trace of blood, "Where did you get this? We cannot afford to waste our coin on such things." He said, letting his practicality overtake his excitement.
"I found that one of the Winters was no longer in need of it. It seemed a waste to leave it there." Rem stated with a curious smile, "Do you not like it? When I saw it I even wanted it. But I could never wield such a weapon. It appeared to be a worthy blade." She continued on. "Thanks sis, it looks like a fine weapon." He said with a smile as he was inspecting the craftsmanship of the pommel. The gu
Moonlit EnchantmentsFaeries alight upon the 'shroomsMoonlit Enchantments3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Gossamer wings glow under the moon
Delicate laughter tickles the ear
Creatures of magic start to draw near
Hush watch the fairytales of old come alive
Who on children's imaginations they've thrived
The moon is full they start to dance
Enchantments lull you into a trance
The sun gives the horizon a gentle kiss
As they disperse, you know you'll miss
The faeries alight upon the 'shrooms
With gossamer wings that glow under the moon
The Missing Monroe Ch. 2The Missing Monroe Ch. 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 2 - One person at a time please!
When I awoke, Jayy's arms were still threaded tightly round me, but there was another set holding us both. I gently opened my eye to see a strange man. He was smiling softly in his sleep and Jayy's head was nuzzled in the crook of his neck.
Instinctively, I huddled closer to Jayy, shutting my eye sharpish as I felt the man stir.
'Wha- James! So that's what Dahvie was shouting about.' There was almost a playful accusation in my brothers next words. 'So, you just decided to climb into my bed?'
'Well, I would of woken you, but you both seemed so peaceful I decided to let you sleep.' The mans voice was soft and gentle. 'By the way, who is she?'
'My baby sister.' I inwardly rolled my eyes as Jayy called me that.
'Baby sister? Sure you don't mean adopted daughter?' Said James with a chuckle.
'Whats the difference?'
There was another chuckle. I snuggled closer into Jayy and his arms tightened.
'She's seems very fond of you.' James said.
Vampire Story Ch.3I went to bed pretty early that night, though I wasnt tired. I snuggled under the covers, and I was fast asleep. I woke up the next morning cozy and warm and not willing to get up so soon. I reluctantly got up anyway, knowing I would have to get up sooner or later. I walked downstairs, still trying to rub the tired out of my eyes.Vampire Story Ch.36 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Good morning, Alice, Liam smiled. Want anything special for breakfast?
Ill just get myself some cereal, thanks, I replied, shuffling through the cabinets. I found a box of Honey Bunches of Oats. Sweet. I poured myself a bowl and commenced to munching. Kain came downstairs a few minutes after I started eating, and I tried not to snort my cereal when I saw his hair. He gave me a look. I couldnt help myself; I was literally on the floor laughing my ass off. His hair looked like he slept upside-down, and he had numerous cowlicks.
Okay, he said, annoyed, picking me up off the floor, enough abo
ReachI don't love youReach4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't even know your name but
if I could
I would braid my fingers into your wet hair
an affirmation with each strand,
kisses in curls.
Below the bridge
there are yellow weeds
illuminated against the midnight water like
Mind VomitI pixelate IcarusMind Vomit8 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...?
Madness In Death City: Chapter 1Madness In Death City: Chapter 13 years ago in Horror More Like This
Madness In Death City: Chapter 1
The night was cold in the city; the moon was laughing as blood came down its teeth. A girl named Annie was sitting in the living room watching TV, as her green eyes grew tired.
"You can't stay all night, Annie." Said her mom as turned off the TV.
"Why not?" She said as her black curls jumped.
"Just go to bed." Her mother told her.
The girl sighed as she walked up the stairs to her bedroom quietly. Annie opened the door and shut the door with a bang. She looked at her clock to see it was 10:47pm at night.
"Damn I'm tired." The black haired girl said rubbing her eyes.
Annie jumped into her black, and red polka doted bed. She closed her eyes slowly and went into a d
Arguing with my HeartPart IX: Sheer ColdArguing with my Heart4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The wind outside howled as it blew about snow and hail in all directions. The blizzard tossed about small rocks and plants, Red thought he even saw a small pokemon being flung about once too. It had been a few months since the incident with Gold and, even though Gengar had since left his body, everything was still pretty blurry about what happened. But he figured it didn't matter much since he did remember telling Blue to shove it up is ass and beat it.
Red sighed, he was feeling very despondent. He had actually been feeling that way for quite some time. Gold had finished whatever it was he came to do and left about a week ago. Since then Red had been preparing to go out and find Blue. Unfortunately winters on Mt. Silver were very harsh; a blizzard had been hanging around ever since Gold left and it didn't look like it would let up any time soon. A small yellow creature came over and began nuzzling its way underneath Red's arm. He looked over to see Pikachu with a v
Pony POV Series: Shining Armor Part 1Pony POV Series Shining ArmorPony POV Series: Shining Armor Part 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
By LZ0291 (with Revisions by Alex Walorn, Kendell2, and producers of the Pony POV Audio Adaption)
It really all began the day I was promoted, shortly before the return of Princess Luna. Promotion in the Equestrian Royal Guard, for officers, is a great honor. Like many great honors, there's a ceremony involved. One that those in charge prefer takes place at a certain time, and excuses you from normal morning duties.
And so it came to pass that, since the ceremony was at noon, I was more or less commanded to have a long lie-in. That didn't guarantee a good night's sleep though. I slept very lightly, in fits and starts. Awakening, very suddenly, after a mere hour in bed, only to realize there was nothing else for me to do but settle under the covers and drift off again. Awakening, while feeling as if I hadn't truly been asleep in the first place. Awakening, confused. And experiencing the strangest dreams, all the while.
Now, I'm no exp
The Rose Princess (Backstory Piece)The Rose Princess (Backstory Piece)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the back of a musty, threadbare old car, a small girl sat squashed between three of her five elder siblings. They were all sitting somberly, the silence interspersed by occasional quips of broken conversation that went nowhere. She said nothing. She wanted desperately to look at her for-now new home, but could barely move for the other children. There was nothing to do but be choked by the too-tight seat belt and wait until her parents came to get them out.
Five year old Rhiannon Baronoff's father was a veterinarian; Dr. Andrew Baronoff. Or rather, he had been until a few months before then. To the adult world, revoking his license was justified- animals had been dying in his care that shouldn't have died, and shady characters loitered in the halls of his clinic, perhaps hoping to acquire cadavers for their mysterious experiments. But for a sheltered child who until then had held only admiration for her father, the people who had taken his job away where the monsters hiding i
9 short- 42's love"Oh never leave me, you man of intelligence." 42's eyes sparkled as she gave him a brief smile. The two had met just that night, knowing of each other so well. Emotions were swelling as the autumn wind blew, hacking the terrible stench of war away. It left them questioning for what was now. So the male 0 took her into his arms, kissing her deeply. She stared at him wide-eyed for a second as she was held there and dived back into another kiss.9 short- 42's love6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Please don't let go, I don't want this to stop." 42 just shook in the intensity of the kiss. Oh how delicious it was. She had waited so long for this, for this feeling. That thing of love that the elders had spoken of, that thing of passion. She herself was experiencing it. She had grown feelings for him so much over the years and now all the sudden there they were. Glowing in the moonlight, the lovers danced and smiled towards one another. "42 " He whispered, gently caressing her cheek. "You're so beautiful. A man of my intelligence should
What do I know?What do I know?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What do I know
about the universe?
I'm only one
lost in a sea of people
On a planet
lost in a sea of stars
that goes on forever and ever
What do I know
about the world?
I've never been to the other side
or even to the next country
I know it's round,
green and blue and white
What do I know
I've only walked in my own shoes
I only know my own skin
but I know people feel
(I hope I'm not alone)
What do I know
burns like fire
but leaves nothing to grow in its wake
(Because I've known it)
What do I know
(Because I've known it)
Pony POV series:Different From Everypony Else 1of2I love cake. More than I should. During my solo reign there was what has come to be known as the Century Of Chubby Celly (I have since melted down the Royal Wheelbarrow). The Cakes' masterpiece was everything I wanted from a pastry. I have to commission one for myself.Pony POV series:Different From Everypony Else 1of23 years ago in Drama More Like This
My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic
Pony POV Series 'Princess Celestia'
Different From Everypony Else
Part 1 of 2
I'm sure you want to ask how much I plan, how much I engineer, and how often I simply take my opportunities when I see them. Well a lady is entitled to some secrets isn't she?
But I certainly didn't ask Pinkie Diane to bring my student and their friends here to Canterlot with her. But when opportunity knocks in my busy schedule, you answer.
My first order of business was after a wonderful chat with my faithful student (it's a pleasure she has become much more decisive when speaking to me).
"Twilight Sparkle, I have a most important assignment for you."
"Wh-what? Right now? I mean... anything, Princess Celestia