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
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
CH 6: Running Back ScreamingCH 6: Running Back Screaming3 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
Freezing SnowFreezing Snow2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rainbow Dash opened her eyes. Though when she saw what was around her she wish she hadn't. Snow, that was it. Nothing but a dark sky and snow. The wind stung at her skin through her coat. her nose seemed like it had began to run a long time ago as her nostrils stung with frozen mucus. And her wings, she couldn't feel them. She tried to stretch them out, but they kept her torso warm, so she quickly hugged them close.
As she looked around, Rainbow's first question was quite obvious: 'Where am I?" the thought bounced through her head for at least thirty seconds as she could only really focus on how cold she was. She stood, and with a shivering step, moved forward.
A Pegasus Pony is usually always used to the cold, but this was different. She knew she had been in the snow for hours, or at least in this blizzard for hours. When she had stood, snow had fallen off of her, fully exposing her to the harsh winds and torrents of freezing water flying through the air.
Her thoughts could only focus
HoodiexReader part 11 Forget about itAs you two were running you felt something watching you. You looked behind but saw no one. You as you slowed down, Gina pulled on your hand which made you speed right back up.HoodiexReader part 11 Forget about it2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Come on! We don’t want to be late!” She giggled. You nodded your head and kept on running. Once you were away from the school, ‘No Name’ came out of hiding and sighed
“Of course she doesn’t listen to me..” He pushed hands into his pockets and kicked a pebbled as he walked to the forest. He kept on thinking about you and how much danger you’re in. He let out one long sighed before Masky hit him in the arm.
“Hey there Hood! What’s up?” He smiled “So gonna get the girl and bringing her here?”
“I’m getting there.” He said as his eyes were stilled on the pebble he was kick. Masky stood in front of him. Hoodie stopped and stared at Masky
“What do you mean?! You said yesterday that she was in the palm
Shadows Rise: Chapter 22 (Shimerfur)Slowly we padded through the forest, the strange rumbling from earlier had subsided and to keep my mind from it I had suggested to my sister to go hunting. “What do you think we’ll catch?” I wondered.Shadows Rise: Chapter 22 (Shimerfur)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Whatever we find,” Featherstream responded. “But I just want to catch something for mother, she moved back into the nursery not too long ago.”
“As if I didn’t know that,” I snorted light heartedly; I was just as excited as the rest of my family about the kits. In fact the entire Clan was excited after all, it was about time kits were born into the Clan. “I’m just worried about how fast Leaf-Bare is approaching…”
“That’s why we need to catch as much prey as possible right now,” Featherstream exclaimed, she soon fell silent and pointed with her tail at the sky. “Look… a hawk.”
We shared a glance, both of us thinking the same thing. A hawk would mean plenty of food for t
The Memoirs of Death: ProlougeI get ready for my day like any other man. I get up out of bed, I bathe, and I get dressed. When I go to look at myself in the mirror, I do not see what most people think I see. I don't see a skull bare of flesh staring out of a black hood. In fact, I see a handsome pale face with somewhat sharp features topped with a head of long, wavy black hair tipped with violet, and jade green eyes. I can easily fit into a crowd of them when I choose to make myself visible to them. Humans would think it odd that such a face belongs to one they know as Death.The Memoirs of Death: Prolouge2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The people of Earth fear me. They have always feared me, because I always lead them to what is unknown to them. They think I am evil and cruel. They think I enjoy my job. And in part I do, but not for the reasons they think.
I am misunderstood, but I am not sad or bitter about it. I can see it from their side as well. It is very frightening to be taken from everything one has known. I know my place. Though a hated one, it is a necessary one.
Freezing Snow pt.2Freezing Snow pt.22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Four layers. That all she could do for now. Her hooves stung with what little feeling they had. At least now the wall she had built was tall enough to block most of the wind and the snow she had used now revealed the frozen ground. She curled up close enough to the wall to be protected and tucked her hooves under herself in an attempt to warm them.
For a moment she stared at her accomplishment, proud that she had managed to get as far as she did. Her vision lowered to her nearly featherless wings. What was she to do now? They were turning black, and she could not as easily cover them with her body. Letting out a sigh, she rested her head on her wrists. A tear escaped her eye, slid down her cheek, and then froze to her fur. She hardly noticed, after all she was now covered in snow that did little to warm her.
Now she had time to think, as what little warmth from her stomach gave some feeling back to her hooves. Twilight's Library. A spell. Did Twilight accidentally teleport her here? No
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
CH 71: Defy The Stars Part 2 (END)CH 71: Defy The Stars Part 2 (END)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She could feel his words rumble in his chest as he spoke. His words were like a quiet promise of hope that she wasn't sure she heard. Slowly she pulled away from him to see into his emerald eyes. She could see it, he meant it... but how could that be?
"Rem For you I would defy the stars,"
She couldn't believe the words that came from his sweet lips; all she could do was stare up to him with a loss for words. She couldn't help but look for something to tell her that this was just a cruel joke; that Danarius was still alive and tormenting her mind.
Without a word he shifted, bringing his hand and cupped her cheek as he tried to read her expression. Slowly he leaned down as his fingers intertwined with her hair.
Quickly she gasped for a breath before Fenris' lips claimed hers. His lips pressed firmly against hers as he felt her hands shake as she held his waist. He could feel her moan as he brushed his tongue against her lips. Slowly she opened her mouth, welcoming his
Letters of Regret - FenrisTitle: Letters of Regret - FenrisLetters of Regret - Fenris1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Game: Dragon Age
characters/pairing: Fenris x Reader
Disclaimer: Bioware owns everything regarding Dragon Age. You own you. I only own the plot.
Fenris silently growled to himself as he waited in the foyer for a certain someone to come back and fetch him. He impatiently tapped his bare foot against the cold stone floor as he looked around the small walk in area of the very familiar house, trying to find who he came here for or at least something to get his mind off of it. This was degrading. He wished he didn’t have to do this but-as much as he hated to admit it-he couldn’t do this without her help. Besides, she was the best option he had. Varric would’ve just added his embarrassin
SleepSleepSleep7 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Oh gods above, what had he done? The memories were fuzzy and vague, although there was no reason for them to be. Hed walked for hours, he remembered that part, though it had felt as though he had hovered above his own tired, charred body. Charred? A fire, he guessed, that hed somehow been caught up in. The sand was surprisingly cool beneath his cheek as he lay there, mind and body numb with confusion and the clench of guilt. Guilt, he realised now, sat where hed always thought love would, just below the ribs; a solid pressure pushing to meet his spine and go all the way through him. As depressing as it sounded, that was all he felt right now aside from the sand, and sand hardly felt solid. What was worse was that he couldnt for the life of him remember why.
Is he dead? Ryker felt something press against his ribs, a toe he guessed, but didnt move. He couldnt
law of Craft1. The Law was made and ordained of old.law of Craft4 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
2. The Law was made for the Wicca, to advise and help in their troubles.
3. The Wicca should give due worship to the gods and obey their will, which they ordain, for it was made for the good of Wicca as the worship of the Wicca is good for the gods. For the gods love the brethren of Wicca.
4. As a man loveth a woman by mastering her,
5. So should the Wicca love the gods by being mastered by them.
6. And it is necessary that the Circle which is the temple of the gods, should be truly cast and purified. And that it may be a fit place for the gods to enter.
7. And the Wicca shall be properly prepared and purified to enter into the presence of the gods.
8. With love and worship in their hearts, they shall raise power from their bodies to give power to the gods.
9. As has been taught of old.
10.For in this way only may men have communion with the gods, for the gods cannot help man without the help of man.
HPS & HP
11.And the High Priestess shall rule
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
Cleansing ritualSageCleansing ritual3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Smudge clockwise in every room.
Bless this space by this rhyme
Bless this place bless this time
Energies be cleansed and clear
Take away all anger and fear
Then go around clockwise with the rain water sprinkling it chanting
I call my angels come to me
Bring me positive energy
Bless my home and hearth
Touch your magic to my heart
Then sprinkle salt in the four directions
My magic wield
In safety here
With no fear
Avengers - Loki's redemption - Chapter FourteenChapter FourteenAvengers - Loki's redemption - Chapter Fourteen3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I wish to see Slepnir," Thor commanded the stable boy, who hurried to the stall to retrieve him. Slepnir nuzzled into Thor's neck as Thor examined the bridle, adorned with his father's medal on his bridle. Thor touched it with his hammer and gold sparks flew.
"Thor, you have finally returned! Are you not ruler now that Odin sleeps?"
Thor turned and stared at Sif. "Balder rules in my stead. I have matters to attend to on Midgard."
"Why Midgard, Thor? Surely your place is here, by my side?" Sif laughed prettily and Thor stared.
"You wax strange, Sif. Are you well?"
"Quite well, especially after seeing you."
Thor laughed. "You are much changed Sif. Where is the punch to the shoulder that used to greet me?"
Sif scowled and Thor smirked. "Come with me to Midgard, Sif. You would enjoy the battles there, I am sure." Thor attached the bags of Loki's belongi
CH 28: EmbarrassedCH 28: Embarrassed3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Anyone up for the Hanged Man tonight?" Isabella asked as they approached Hawke's estate. "The bar isn't open for one it's ridiculously late and no, I have my target set on a quick bath and my sheets." Hawke said with a laugh. Turning to Valendil, "Do you have a place to stay for the night? I have an extra room if you need it... and it's closer than the Hanged Man." Hawke offered with a tired yawn. "How can I refuse an offer with so many perks?" Valendil said as he followed Hawke's lead and stopped at her estate. "Good night you guys, have a safe walk." She said as she waved. "Come on, let's get in the bed you know what I mean I'm too tired to care how that came out." She said as she shook her head. Bodhan greeted her as she walked in the door. "Bodhan? What are you doing up this late?" She asked quietly.
"Oh, thank goodness you're safe. Master Fenris stopped by earlier to see about you. He seemed to think you would have been back much earlier than this So
SoulmatesSoulmatesSoulmates4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I see her face when my eyes are closed
She lives in my heart and I in hers
My dark-haired beauty, my soulmate
A lifetime of love; given, accepted
Cherished beyond measure
A love so deep it creates its own space
Where none other dare intrude
A love story for the ages
But some stories are never written
Never put to the pen
For others to marvel and sigh over
To shine through the future as beacons
Of the truth of love
She died before we met
These are the great love stories never written
Lives lived out in the sorrow of the soul
TF2 plz'sThese are my tf2 account's, more will be added and any help getting more will be appreciated!TF2 plz's3 years ago in Letters More Like This
Do Not CryDo not stand at my grave and weep:Do Not Cry5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the softly fallen snow;
I am the gentle showers of rain.
I am the field of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the grateful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight.
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom.
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing.
I am in each lovely thing.
So do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
Storm (Clintasha?)"It's like a storm." She thinks to herself. It's late at night and she won't sleep, can't sleep, is plagued by the shadows of her mind.Storm (Clintasha?)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
So, she thinks.
There's a storm inside of her, brewing larger and larger. Growing and escalating until she feels like she's going to explode. Tears fall from her eyes like the raindrops from a tempestuous cloud. Thunder claws at her throat, wanting to escape. It wants to travel out and be heard. "Help me," bubbles outonce, twice, three times, until she realizes that the sobbing noises are coming from her.
It doesn't matter, anyway. There's no one there to listen. She's utterly alone during her storm.
Her phone vibrates, and she clears her eyes enough to reluctantly check her the message. She knows it's a message. There's only one person who ever puts her phone to use.
"I know you can make it. Hope you're sleeping soundly."
He's not here right now; he's not home with her, holding her while she panics. Calming her like he usually does. He's