Greek Gods: Children of the TitansChildren of Coeus and PhoebeGreek Gods: Children of the Titans3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Asteria The goddess of stars, astrology and necromancy, wife of Persus, mother of Hecate
Leto The goddess of the unseen, mother of Apollo and Artemis
Children of Hyperion and Thea
Eos The goddess of dawn, wife of Astraeus, mother of Heseperos, and the Four Winds
Helois The god of the sun, father of Circe
Selene The goddess of the moon
Children of Oceanus and Tethys
The Oceanids Patrons of springs, clouds, lakes and ponds
Hymn to DionysusLord of midnight revels,Hymn to Dionysus9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Theban fire dancing
'Cross a wine-dark prow,
Call, call the maddened hunt
A tithing now awaits you.
Frost's reign is broken.
Wool-white snowdrop, blood-red rose
Ariadne's man is woken.
Daughter of the Gods pt. 2"AIEEE!" Khloe screamed as she nearly fell of the marble bench, shaking her book around as hard as she could.Daughter of the Gods pt. 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Aha-haha! Haha ha! That was perfect!" Hermes nearly fell off the tree branch, laughing hysterically as he clutched his sides.
"Grrrr... Hermes! I should have guessed! Knock it off!" Khloe stood up and glared at him, sitting up in the olive tree above.
"Aw c'mon, Little One. Can't take a joke?" Hermes wiped the tears from his eyes. He sat up straighter, his legs dangling off the edge of the branch he was sitting on. He was sitting so lightly and comfortably, as if he were a feather.
"A joke? You snuck up on me and threw a spider on top of my book!" Khloe shouted.
"It's fake." He looked down at her, in his most serious face, with the tone of voice to match. Khloe set down her book, leaned down and picked up the black object, and stretched it around in her fingers. Sure enough, it was fake. And pitifully made, too. She threw it up to Hermes, but overshot it and threw it too fa
Greek gods: Children of the OlympiansChildren of ZeusGreek gods: Children of the Olympians3 years ago in Settings More Like This
Heracles The god of strength, son of Alcmene
Astraea The goddess of justice and innocence, daughter of Themis
The Three Fates The goddesses of destiny, daughter of Zeus and Themis
Clotho Spinner of the thread of life
Lachesis Measurer of the thread of life
Atropos Cutter of the thread of life
The Three H
Greek gods: The Protogenoi THE PROTOGENOIGreek gods: The Protogenoi5 years ago in Settings More Like This
The primordial forces of creation
Chaos The primeval state of existence, from which the first gods appeared
Children of Chaos
Chronos/Aeon The serpentine personification of time
Ananke The personification of fate and inevitability, wife of Chronus
THE FALL OF THE GODS: Artemis"Artemis?"THE FALL OF THE GODS: Artemis5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Here, Mrs. DellaSantina," called a slim, silvery-blonde girl. She leaned forward at her desk, her body fluid even in stillness, almost like a huntress waiting to strike. Releasing a sigh of boredom, she settled her chin into her right hand, playing with the charma golden metal version of a cypress leaf, her sacred treeof her necklace with the other.
Her brother, Apollo, a tan and broad-shouldered young man with a striking smile and a mess of dirty blond hair sprawling over his eyes, caught her gaze and rolled his eyes. She frowned back, both of them sharing the annoyance of being trapped in the place the mortals called school. Thankfully, the twins weren't the only ones pretending to be teenagers; after their eviction from Olympus, the gods and goddesses so worshipped in Greek mythology were reduced to mere human copies of themselves, their powers weakened and glory forgotten. Zeus had been especially angry about this, and he was the one who inspired the idea of
Roomies? LokixReader FanFic pt11Roomies? LokixReader FanFic pt111 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
You woke to find yourself fully clothed in your old outfit, lying alone in yours and Loki’s bed. You sat up and stretched, looking around the cell. You noticed the curtain around the cell was completely gone. You glanced around; Loki was on the opposite side of the cell, sitting in one of the thrones, his legs crossed. One of his elbows rested on the arm of the throne, he held his face in his hand. He was also returned to his former ensemble, green and gold and Asgardian, though it seemed disheveled.
You frowned. Something was not right. You stood from the bed and walked over to Loki slowly, carefully. “Is something wrong?” you asked.
Loki looked up at you, he looked serious, angry, and exhausted. He had shadows under his eyes. His hair stuck out in every direction, and his eyes were red. “Something is very wrong.” He grumbled.
You stepped towards him. He waved his hand at you; you fell to your knees, screaming in pain. Loki stood and walked over to you, l
Greek Gods and GoddessesGreek Gods and Goddesses4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Goddess of Love, Beauty, Desire, and Fertility. In one version of her origins, she is the daughter of Zeus and the Titaness Dione; however, the most popular version is that she arose from sea foam (aphros) when the Titan Cronus castrated his father Uranus. Zeus, fearful a war would break out among the gods for Aphrodite's hand in marriage, forced her to marry the ugly Hephaestus, craftsman of the gods, though she proceeded to have numerous affairs with gods and mortals alike. Notable among these affairs are Ares, to whom she bore Eros ("love"), Harmonia ("harmony"), and the twins Phobos ("fear") and Deimos ("dread"); Hermes, to whom she bore Hermaphroditos; and the handsome mortal Adonis. During the Trojan War, Aphrodite lent her girdle, which had been fashioned by her husband Hephaestus and had the power to make its wearer irresistible to both gods and mortal men, to Hera, who then used it to distract Zeus so that Aphrodite and the other gods could interfere in the war. Sacr
LuminousLuminous3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Day 2 – Zutara Month
They waded through the water, slowly making their way through a cave she had found a few days before and was "so excited" to show him. He couldn't stop looking at the arch of her back and how smooth her skin was, even as the light from the sun dimmed the further in the cave they went.
The light disappeared. Zuko looked back at the entrance of the cave, as if he was scared of losing it. He wasn't though; it just came as a natural reaction. He faced forward once more, and couldn't see anything. The only indication of Katara's presence was the small lapping sounds from her movement in the water.
They walked on in comfortable quiet. Zuko followed the sound of Katara humming an impromptu tune, the only thing keeping him from running into a wall. It was also something that kept him in a sort of trance of just her. It was enticing and dizzying, the sound of her voice. He was caught in the sound that seemed to resonate through the entire world at the
UselessI need something to get this ticking out of my mind.Useless3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not love or lust.
I'm in need of no friend or foe.
My enemies despise who I've become.
I used to smile and laugh.
A butterfly of the social life.
My world has darkened and I have submerged myself within it's shadows.
There's no light here.
The ticking has made me numb.
I can no longer feel.
I'm no longer human.
Was I ever?
Emotions are nothing to me now.
Just ink on a fading page.
There's nothing left to give.
Nowhere to hide my pain.
This creature I've become has eaten at everything I love.
Burnt walls and crooked window panes.
I'm nothing now.
Five ElementsFive ElementsFive Elements8 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
I call upon Air,
Father of knowledge and health,
Hear my whispered plea.
I call upon Earth,
Mother of balance and grace,
Send me all your strength.
I call upon Fire,
Father of energy and powr,
Shed light to the way.
I call to Water
Mother of tranquility,
Fill me with your luck.
We call the Spirit,
Who's power lies within us,
Protect your children.
Winter can never reach SpringSpringWinter can never reach Spring4 years ago in Visual & Found Poetry More Like This
Forever there to bring a stop to the cold
Scent mesmerizing, warmth intoxicating
Always wanted, always wished for
Always wished away
Tries to hold on, tries to steal the warmth
Always whisked away by the warmth of Spring
But always there
Wanting what it can't have
Grasping what can't be reached
A weapon in the night
A shield in the light
Always so near
But always destined to be apart
ElementsDestroyer of the sixElements10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
strength in battle
this is the element of fire...
Healer of the six
fixing the wounds of time
rebirth to those who thirst
this is the element of water...
Cheer of the six
floating around care-free
destructive when aroused
this is the element of wind...
Sentinel of the six
Wordless support underfoot
reaching to the skies and far below
this is the element of earth...
Truthsayer of the six
short blinding power bursts
nothing lies hidden from it
this is the element of light
Liar of the six
drowning others in deceit
hiding away our misdeeds
this is the element of darkness...
this is my element...
The Elements of YouI. FireThe Elements of You4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes fire cleanses
It destroys everything in it's path
But this serves to create something new
The ashes always bring with them new life
Theres a fire within you
I've known it from day one
You release it in your touch
They say fire is just another word for passion
I guess that would fit you well
Your hands as they trace over my body
I can feel the heat
and surely, they bring with them the fire
Every piece of me that you touched was destroyed
and I became someone new
I was cleansed
Sometimes fire only burns
and in the end
your touch simply left me scarred
The element that fits you best
I can see it in your eyes
It's ability to be anywhere
It cannot be contained
It cannot be stopped
You can feel it but never can you hold it
You refuse to be captured
You need to be free
Like the wind, I could never touch you
But how I felt you as you brushed against my heart
A breeze, quiet and soft against the skin
In time, the air around you changed
FallenThe little girl came up to me,Fallen4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And touched my bare back.
Her tiny pure fingers,
My bloody gashes,
"Are you an angel?"
She asked with her sweet,
And clawed the dirt and mulch,
With my strong hands,
But I would not turn,
My face to her,
Are as pure as angels,
Which I was no longer,
"I was ?"
She echoed softly,
And picking up,
A soon dissolving feather,
From the brush,
Where many others also,
Quickly fading away,
"What are you now?"
Trying to see my face,
But my eyes remained,
For she was far purer than I,
"I I am nothing,"
The earth in my fingers,
"You must be something,"
Crouching next to me,
"What's your name?"
But regaining myself,
"I was once the Hope,
But now I am Lost."
DescentFalling...Descent6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Into a pit of pure despair,
And no matter how how hard you try!
You can't remember how you got there...
Looking at the past,
As you command it to cease...
Along the way...
You lose yourself completely,
Giving in to temptation,
Ever so sweetly...
Along the way...
Visions of yesterday,
As they become today...
You hit the bottom,
And you scream!
You don't understand,
What any of it means!
But you revel in it!
And you deny,
Everything that you were,
All that you called life...
jlp August 13, 2009
elementsThe blizzards blow softly, sadly,elements9 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Bringing weather frozen, unforgiving,
The frost settling permanent, glinting,
Then numb inside deeper, forgiving,
The heat inside blistering, hurting,
Burnt so good thoughtful, savior,
Bringing life unto me burning, lightly,
The flame called death swiftly, hot,
The winds sigh by crying, dreaming,
Waking me suddenly whisper, closer,
Goosebumps break out eerie, fear,
News rides sad to me freedom, flying,
The earth beneath powerful, solid,
Taking me away fast strong, forceful,
Lying now feelings drained sleep, fatigued,
Success I'm gone now goodbye, goodbye.
The Elements-The Elements-The Elements11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A blazing inferno.
A destructive force,
when burning unchecked.
Scarring the landscape.
Leaving its mark
Wherever it goes.
When harnessed, it
Gives warmth and light.
A small example
Of its true power.
Cool, clean, crystalline beauty.
Rushing along through a tiny ravine.
Its course, undeviated,
But in great amounts,
It will cause destruction.
Torrents of rain beat down
Land, eroding the ground.
Huge waves beat shores,
With help from wind's power.
Ever beating, ever crashing,
'Till the shore lies in ruins.
A soft, gentle breeze
Rustles the trees.
But wind's true fury
Is hidden within.
Great gales whip about,
Snapping trees like twigs.
A funnel cloud forms,
Then touches ground.
Ripping up land,
'Till the wind is no more
But a soft, gentle breeze.
The ground lies still,
A solid foundation.
But deep below,
The earth is groaning.
Hoping for a chance
To release its rage.
LifePassion.Life3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When you do something because your gut tells you to
When you do something for the love of doing it
When you do something with no monetary goals.
is When it doesn’t matter how many times you talk to someone,
Every time you do it again, it’s a new, exciting, experience
When you do your job without ever having to work
When you can look in the mirror and feel pride without vanity
When a smile is on your face and you don’t know how it got there.
The state of being when you
do what you Love, and Love what you Do;
have Love and Passion
ElementsLines of lightning mean we're never alone,Elements3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Bolts of fire mean we're not done yet,
Drops of water mean we're not always lucky,
Shadows of darkness mean we have another side,
Mirrors of light mean we have found what we searched for,
Streets of leaves mean we can survive,
Circles of ice mean we can grow beyond.
A head above the restIt all began when Freeman went missing.A head above the rest2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In itself, that was nothing new, his sudden and mysterious absence. Things like that happened before, and nobody really expressed a desire to talk about it. Funny, how that is. One moment, there's Pvt Freeman scurrying about, hands full of pressed uniforms and data-slates, and the next – an empty spot, filled by fearful glances and clenched jaws, with knowing stares shared between the officers.
Those snow blizzards on Volantis, they're perilous. The sprawling base, assembled in hurry atop of titanic shards of ice and stone – it's deadly. Flooring panels collapsing. Heating systems going offline. Mining machinery malfunctioning. Things happen here.
But Pvt Freeman was an empty spot indeed, that was a reality too hard to deny. A missing tooth in the shit-eating grin upon the S.C.A.F. that is the Reapers 163rd Special Unit. As the saying goes, sacred places don't go abandoned. Such gaps in formation should be filled, and I felt I'd make
ElementsElementsElements9 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Water, Fire, Earth combine.
Herald, sing your angel's cry.
Water, Fire, Earth combine.
Sing it to the very sky.
Light and Darkness, ever shine.
Light; the angel, beauty define.
Light and Darkness, ever shine.
Dark, the angry, yet so divine.
Space and Time, forever grand.
High above or in the sand.
Space and Time, forever grand.
In the air or on the land.
Wind and Lightning, never gone.
Clouds above were once withdrawn.
Wind and Lightning, never gone.
Life below, only a pawn.
Hidden secrets, life abound.
From the Darkness, shadows bound.
Hidden secrets, life abound.
Spring forth the truth, at last found.
Hades and PersephoneThe king of the underworldHades and Persephone4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The daughter of life
His eyes dark cold and icy
Hers light and airy
Light flickers through
Enhancing her innocence
Darkness surrounds him
Shielding his heart
What happens when these two cross?
The king of death and the daughter of life
Does she wither and wait
to accept her fate
or does she warm his shielded heart?
What happens when these two fall in love?
Can happiness reside where light cannot?
or will it slowly flicker away until it is no more
and give into the darkness around her?
They say even the smallest bit of light
Will shine in the darkness
Until it finally gives in
and flickers away
So what will happen
When she finally gives up
and fades away
Will he want her then?
or toss her away?
No one knows
Not one can say
What will happen
When the daughter of life
ElementsFire, burning with untamed rage,Elements9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Destroying both fool and sage,
Trapping you in flaming cage,
Killing all in the age,
Uncontrolled by any mage.
Water, gently heal,
Away agony does it peel,
Pain and misery away seal,
Flowing in the shimmering teal,
Causing all joy to feel.
Air, sweet peaceful bliss
Blowing with soft kiss,
Calm heart tis,
No more reason for hiss,
Vanishes, an is miss.
Earth, from which all are born,
Under light of might and morn,
Growing treasures are adorn,
Though like all mothers, is worn,
For by all, it is torn.
Ice, the heart take fright,
Stealing all once right,
Friend to villainous spite,
Bring forth panic to new height,
Taking hope from sight.
Lightning, holder of power,
Striking in a hour,
Above the rest tower,
Even metal cower,
Souls turn sour.
Elements, balance all,
Heeding only nature's call,
Making others so small,
At creation does maul,
But keep us from a fall.