Top Ten Myths About The AmazonsTop ten myths about the Amazons.Top Ten Myths About The Amazons2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
1) Amazons are purely a myth.
This is purely a false statement. Evidence from the ancient world provides documents of a matriarchal society in Asia Minor run by a queen. This society was the location of Amazonia, the ancient kingdom of the Amazons. There are records suggesting that this civilization run by women was a powerful force in the ancient world. Babylonian, Greek, Roman, and even Egyptian texts suggest that many countries including Troy were allies and enemies with Amazonia. There is also historical evidence that these women came from the north from the land that is now Russia. Even Alexander the Great is recorded meeting with an Amazon Queen during his trips through Asia Minor.
2) The Amazons hated men.
This statement is also a false myth stated in Greek culture more than Greek text. In the ancient world, women in power were viewed as evil or dangerous. Greece was a society ruled by males. A culture with a woman in power wou
Lilithsoft "Lilith...."Lilith8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
gentle "I love you...."
faint smile "I know...."
pleads "Don't leave...."
soft sigh "I must...."
soft "You know why...."
lost "No....I don't...."
deep sigh "Yes, you do...."
pleads "But....I love you...."
soft "I know...."
Mazona AntiquitiesMazona Antiquities6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Mario XOXO: Chapter 1Mario XOXO: Chapter 18 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Though it was a sunny and lovely day, everyone was too distracted to notice the rare moment of peace in their kingdom. This was because it was the week before Valentine's Day in Mushroom Kingdom!
The streets and item shops were filled window displays of gift ideas, shades of pink and red, roses, and toads rushing here and there searching for the perfect gifts to give! Excitement, suspense, and love was filling the air! Every minute that passed meant they were a minute closer to the special day!
Mario and Luigi were also among the many who were searching for the perfect gift.
"THIS IS MY YEAR, WEEGI!!" Mario declared.
For years he had trouble and doubt about gift giving, but he promised he had the best idea this time. However, Luigi wasn't impressed or as optimistic as his older brother.
"You say this every-"
"BUT THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT, WEEGI!!" Mario said smiling ear-to-ear.
Luigi just stared, a bit embarassed for the both of them.
He knew w
Lilith PoemBeautiful womanLilith Poem5 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
A misunderstood goddess
Lilith shines brightly
Lilith's a beacon
She's a true pillar of strength
Though she's deemed deadly
Betrayed by a man
Cast out by a loving god
What was she to do?
She was on her own
And even that was a sin
So why not just live?
Lilith held a flame
And a spark of true courage
To live out her life
Harlot or mother
Demon or just a lost soul
This is her torment
To never find rest
To always wander the world
Can she find repose?
Branded a traitor
The angels still pursue her
She cannot even cry
Not for her lost home
The husband who turned his back
The children Eve stole
She must look ahead
As she carves out a new path
And watches her back
She's still wondering
And is still empowering
To those who call her
A Prayer to YemayaStar of the SeaA Prayer to Yemaya6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear you calling me
The crashing of the waves
Remind me of my first home,
Mother of mine own heart
I dance in your name
Embrace me wholly
With your grace
Through my Beginnings
And to my End
Teach me to
Swim in the Oceans
Of my dreams
Hold me close to your heart
Never let me go
HecateDark Goddess, or Goddess of the Night,Hecate6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A force to be reckoned with,
A beauty beyond compare.
You may look, but you will never touch.
The Queen of the Night.
Mother of Magic.
She, we follow and worship,
She, the guardian of the crossroads,
She, the avenger of battered women.
Dare to strike her follower,
but be warned,
the baying of her hounds,
will fill your nightmares for eternity.
Mistress of the secret rites,
teach us your wisdom,
let us learn your ways,
show us the plants to mend our ills,
shine the light of the moon upon us,
a mark of your blessing.
Queen of the Night,
Queen of Magic,
Queen of the Moon.
Guard us, guide us.
Protect your women, we pray.
Lilith's Laments: OneOf he who had taken his tollLilith's Laments: One5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And rose up from holy soil
He and I clashed together
In a mesh of kisses and love
Before he whispered to me,
"You'll bow before me
For I am man and you are woman,
And forever you'll submit..."
I stopped listening and broke away
Only to be shunned that very day.
Of when I left the Garden of Eden
Soon enough, my counterpart Eve
Would be the problem.
Adam lies to her
Says the fruit is good
As I, the snake, watched curled around the tree trunk
Watching her as she takes the fruit
Bites into it
And now the true Snow White
Is cast out of her haven.
DeceptionSordid journey of the mindDeception8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
drowning horror in sorrow
the blackness of the heart deepens
as the soul crumbles beneath the weight of the world
the world of desperation bordering on love
Bordering on fear
Loving to fear discovery
and encompassing what was never right
It feels so right
It's nothing but lies
and fulfillment of the sinner's torturous pleasure
Inner death procreates within everyone touched
until every single one
is rotten from the proximity
And each one is lost to the poison
Destruction of the world
at the hands of an unworthy woman
The Water Girl:a zutara chap.1The Water Girl:a zutara chap.19 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He had been waiting all night, didn't these people ever sleep? As he sat in a tree outside the camp, the teen thought about why he was doing this. In their last encounter, he had seen first hand how the avatar and the boy water peasant had protected her when he tried to wipe that arrogant water tribe female out of existence, after she had tripped him up with some stupid, lowly waterbending trick. Even though he had lost that small battle, it later made him think. The water tribe boy cared about the girl, but much more importantly, so did the avatar.
Return to Gaia, Chapter 1Return to Gaia, Chapter 110 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Van stood in front of Hitomi and held her hand for the last time. She smiled at him and hugged him. The blinding pillar of light surrounded her for the last time. It glowed around Hitomi as she slowly lifted into the air, slipping from his arms.
"Wait, Hitomi! Don't leave! Come back!"
Van woke in his bed, gasping for air and drenched in sweat. He glanced around and realized he was alone in his bedroom with the moon shining through the window. He gazed out at the Mystic Moon hanging next to the other orb.
He buried his head in his hands, as he mumbled, "I never should have let you go, Hitomi."
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL Chapter 1WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Themyscira, seventeen years ago
So much to do. So much to consider.
Darkness had settled hours ago and the house was finally quiet. Though weary from a long day, Diana knew that sleep would be a difficult prize to claim, especially with everything in her mind that vied for her attention. She lay on her back, right in the middle of her spacious bed as she stared at the ceiling with troubled blue eyes. With one hand laying on her belly and the other arm curled around her head, she did her best to relax her body, hoping that her mind would soon follow. Her long black hair was pulled to one side and was flailed out on her pillow and bed. Her spacious bedroom was dimly lit in the warm blue glow offered by the full moon. There were n
Brian and Kelly Alternate Story - Finale (FMG)Brian and Kelly Alternate Story - Chapter 3Brian and Kelly Alternate Story - Finale (FMG)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
by MagnusMagneto (MagnusMagneto23)
Commissioned by Urza2 of DeviantArt
(Author's Note: This story is NOT in the same continuity or time-line as Brian and Kelly. It is a completely alternate story featuring the same characters and universe commissioned by Urza2. Think of them as two different stories with the same characters and an alternate turn of events.)
Kelly woke up bright and early the next day, absolutely filled to the brim with energy. She was more than eager to get back to the gym and grow even stronger. Not wanting to waste a moment, she started her morning exercise routine. Since she had surpassed 100 regular push ups the day before, she decided they were probably no longer beneficial and skipped straight to performing the single handed variant. Yesterday, single handed pushups were a bit of a challenge, but today Kelly was performing them almost effortlessly. She soon passed the 12 mark where she had to stop yesterday, and pr
Adrian Spook, PrologueAdrian Spook, Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Since the day I was born, my eyes have beheld the Ghostzone
The air was freezing. All around, voices whispered from shadows, their owners trying to catch a glimpse of what was happening in the abyss below. A silence fell over the area, a new cry echoed into the depths of the Ghostzone. The gathered spirits murmured excitedly. It had actually happened; the halfa's offspring had been born in the middle of the realm of the dead.
Sam Fenton held a little bundle in her arms as her amethyst eyes darted around, catching glimpses of nearby ghosts. Warily she clutched her precious cargo closer to her chest. Inside the soft blankets, two small eyes stared curiously at the surroundings. The child was a newborn, and the world he now saw was an awe-inspiring mystery to him.
The mother of the little miracle looked to her husband worriedly. "I still can't believe he was born her in the Ghostzone Doctor Patterson said our child would be born next week, not this "
Batman: Feelgood Medicine Chapter 1The man ran through the alleyways of Gotham, panting and sweating. His eyes were wild with fear. His clothes were ripped to shreds. He didn't know what went wrong. A few hours ago, he had been fulfilling his dream of being a playboy. Girls encircling his arms and filling his bed, champagne by the bottle, the best tables...now he was back to being an accountant and the Doctor was coming to get payment for the bill.Batman: Feelgood Medicine Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I know I have a few more tablets!" the man swore, scrambling through his pockets for a bottle, a capsule, a baggie of the drug that made his confident, that opened doors for him. He tripped over a garbage can and fell head over heels and into a wall. The man groaned in agony as he tried to stand.
A soft voice whispered on the wind, "Mr. Kowalski...I've come for payment...."
Kowalski turned, whimpering. He couldn't see anyone. But he knew the voice; the voice of the man who gave him the pills, promising that they and positive thinking would give him his deepest desires. What
Batman: Claws of the Owls Part IGotham City. The Docks. In a warehouse, an underground fighting ring run by the Tongs is going on. The champion of this ring, Long Li Jeng (his "stage name") stands to the adoring crowd. He is a large man, muscular, a steroid user. He has a mohawk and several tattoos. His prospective opponent sits in the shadows, we don't see who it is but we can tell he is leanly muscular and athletic, and not Chinese. Long Li wears black shorts with gold dragons, his opponent just plain white shorts.Batman: Claws of the Owls Part I2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Crowd: *in Chinese* <I bet 10k on Long Li!>
Long Li: So, what did you say your name was? I would like to be able to tell the medics who you are so they can notify your kin after I break your bones.
The young man's face appears in the light.
The crowd cheer him
Long Li: Kane, huh? Common surname in Gotham.
Joseph: Oh, trust me, I'm anything but. They'll know who I am.
The referee blows a whistle
Li Long charges at Joseph, who slides underneath Long Li and kicks him in the back. Lo
A DreamPeter PanA Dream9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Wendy sat on the patio seat next to the window; gazing out to the stars and hearing nothing but passing cars below. Which was odd. Usually the nursery would be filled with either her fathers furious shouts about some random reason, her nannys quiet barks of cleaning up, or her brothers constant happy cries of playing. The reason she was alone was because her father and mother went out for a walk with nanny and the boys. Wendy felt rather tired and stayed home.
So here she was; staring out into space. Slowly, her mind crept back to the wonderful times she and a certain flying boy had together. It was only a few months after the adventure. But to Wendy Darling it seemed to be an eternity without seeing the boy she deeply cared for.
The hypnotizing sound of passing cars lulled Wendy into a drowsy state. As the cars lessoned in her street, she began to feel her eyelids grow heavy. Without much willpower to deny her needed rest, Wendy fell asleep with
Teen Titans New Golden Age: welcome to Jump City1Welp, here’s the first chapter of the three-part beginning of a spin off involving the New Golden Age of heroes universe, this time with the Teen Titans. In this fic, it’s set 3 years into the past for some of it so this is for the original team that you got to meet in Titans Together of the main fic. Anyway, enjoy!Teen Titans New Golden Age: welcome to Jump City12 weeks ago in Fantasy More Like This
Welcome to Jump City Part 1
(Hatton Corners, Rhode Island. Goat Island Penitentiary. March 3rd, 13:03)
At the small town, a small prison was standing over the seas. There weren’t many prisoners, but being a small town, that’s to be expected.
Sitting in a cell, sighing as he looked outside, was a middle aged man who was trying to read when a thug mopping came by. “Hey Stikk. How ya holding up?” He asked as the man just shrugs.
“Fine I guess…still got another 90 years in this hellhole.” The man said, sitting up. He was revealed to be a thin man with shaggy salt-and-pepper hair and emerald green eyes, looking up with a sigh
Don't You Dare Be Late [Captain America fanfic]Don't You Dare Be Late [Captain America fanfic]3 years ago in Drama More Like This
2000 hours, The Stork Club, East 53rd Street, New York City, NY
Everyone was dancing, the men giving their hands to young ladies and promising to stay with them for song, or maybe offering longer than that. The only people not on the dance-floor were a few disgruntled girls who hadn't been asked yet and the nervous guys who hadn't plucked up the courage to ask. But at least they were willing to participate.
Sat at the bar, knocking back her second whiskey was a petite brunette. She stared at the doorway, muttering to herself. "Come on Steve, I told you to be on time" she whispered.
She swirled her empty glass around nervously, making the ice chink against the sides. The sound began to irritate her as she anxiously waited for him, so she put it down and started adjusting her new dress. It was as blue as the Captain America uniform, accentuated by her usual red lipstick.
"Don't you dare be late" she whispered, her eyes welling up with tears. Her view of the entrance became clouded
An Amazon Odyssey, Part 6: The Golden Apples“Where am I…what happened…”An Amazon Odyssey, Part 6: The Golden Apples1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Curia opened her eyes slowly. The last thing she remembered was being in the trees with White Owl, Ultra Woman, and Amazon Arrow. She started to lift her head, but it was very sore.
“Just relax, Wonder Woman,” a female voice spoke. Curia blinked, and the woman came into focus; blonde hair pulled up into a bun, white lab coat.
“Where am I…who are you?”
“Dr. Harleen Quinzel.” The woman’s voice was, well, very doctor-like. “You sustained quite a blow to the head, young lady. It is best if you just try to rest.”
Curia tried to pull her hands up, but they were secured above her head somehow, and her bracelets were bound together. She glanced down, and saw that her ankles were secured to the corners of the end of the table she was lying on; instead of being bound together, they were spread apart. She felt weak and drained.
A Kiss not Forgotten (a special tribute)Like a frost spread across valleys silent and dreary,A Kiss not Forgotten (a special tribute)2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
ever my longing lost in shimmers of shadow & wind
And days bled into years, the seas became deserts
But thoughts of thee would not perish
Thru memories untamed I staggered far and long;
upon solemn nights lit by the torch of your soul
O’ how deep I miss your fragrant cheer ..
Of warm evenings shared across Lake’s reverie,
watching horizons journey into Autumn’s dream
— wherest our hearts once bloomed a fabled sky
Those passions shared will forsake me not
Lest the Moon would bestow solace upon my ache:
I will lay marooned, haunted by thy seraphic-figure,
Or the ever fleeting caress of your gaze ...
So my soul shall yield to this mythic abyss; –
as I peer from my carriage to Nirvana
And thou away, from my arms, the Sun weeps
Unto eternity—my dear beloved, we are entwined
Forever our footprints cast in golden firmament
A kiss not forgotten in a ballet of light softly falling
I now bear the want