lucy. nineteen. i want to be the very best like no-one ever was. apparently at some point in my life this turned into a blog about mythology and art/design idk what happened just roll with it homies.
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The story of Scylla and Charybdis from Homers The Odyssey.
For a bit of dramatic effect, I changed Charybdis from a monster or a whirlpool into a waterfall.
This was a project for my advanced illustration class in which It’sMatty encouraged me to try new things. Some of the things I tried to rangle were an environmental focus rather than figural one and a different color palette from my usual reds and blues.
It was a fun project, but I’m not sure if I like it yet, I’ll have to stare at it a little while longer.
❝Although ordered to release Persephone, and having no choice but to obey Zeus’ command, Hades is still loath to give up his prize. Thus, he conspires to tie Persephone to him by a stratagem that will force her to return for a portion of each year. To this end, he gives her something to eat - a pomegranate seed - and for reasons that are unclear, this obligates her to spend one third of each year in the underworld.
Why should a tiny seed have such profound effects? Despite countless attempts, this crucial question has never been resolved. In order to begin to understand the significance of the pomegranate, it seems advisable to consider the full range of symbolism within the pomegranate seed, rather than attempting to reduce it to just one meaning. Bright red, the pomegranate is an image of bloody death in numerous Greek myths and rites. Here, however, it is the seed which is specified, rather than the fruit as a whole, and any seed, being germinative and productive, inevitably gives rise to ideas of life and rebirth. Further, the red color evokes associations, not only of mortal wounds, but also menstrual blood, the blood of defloration, and the blood of parturition: blood of life, as well as death; sexual blood; women’s blood. Again, the prodigious number of seeds within a pomegranate has always made it a symbol of exuberant female fertility, but there are male associations as well, for the term used of the seed in the Homeric Hymn, kokkos (lines 372 and 412), can mean “testicle” as well as “seed,” which is to say, the male organ which produces abundant seed, no less vital to fertility than its female counterpart.
Death, life, male, female, and above all, the irrepressible power of reproduction, are all found in the image of the pomegranate seed. It is this seed which Persephone literally incorporates into her body, and with that seed, she becomes a new person: whole, mature, fertile, and infinitely more complex than before. Having tasted the seed, she has crossed a barrier from which she cannot return, and nothing Demeter can do will ever make her the same again
ANCIENT GATES | a fanmix for olympian brothers (in the moments when they get along)i. body song - patients | ii. whirlpool - sea wolf | iii. mykonos - fleet foxes | iv. my false - matt corby | v. into the wild - lp | vi. golden jubilee - boy & bear | vii. post-war blues - dan mangan | viii. old friend - sea wolf
ALL I SEE | a fanmix for medusai echo hymn (intro) - maggie rogers | ii. wonder - soap&skin | iii. blood red moon - the xx | iv. destroy everything you touch - ladytron | v. the blower’s daughter - scala & kolacny brothers (cover) | vi. the demon - emily jane white | vii. blood on the snow - the beasting | viii. cry wolf - soap&skin
GOLDEN BOW, LYRE, HAIR, FIRE. (LISTEN) | (songs for the god apollo.)
i. gold - bondax | ii. time to run - lord huron | iii. with my hands covering both of my eyes i am too scared to have a look at you now - team me | iv. young lungs - work drugs | v. who knows who cares (wax nostalgic mix) - local natives | vi. cherry - chromatics | vii. madder red - yeasayer | viii. on top (feat t.shirt) - flume