2010. legacies are sometimes teased with the term ‘hemisemidemigods’.

posted 1 month ago on 29 Jul with 149 notes

2009. nico writes gothic and horror short stories.  

posted 1 month ago on 26 Jul with 192 notes

2008. hera really hates emeli sandé’s song ‘next to me.’

posted 1 month ago on 24 Jul with 85 notes

"Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."

- Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth   (via dilfcomplex)
posted 1 month ago on 23 Jul with 102,857 notes
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Hi! Before I start rambling, I just wanted to say that I lovelovelove your blog. But… People send things in like, "omg do u ship nico and (insert girl's name)?" And you say no, because of the whole ----Nico likes Percy- thing. But, don't you think it's possible that Nico could maybe like girls too?

If you’ve seen my answers you’ve clearly missed the majority of what I am saying. I’ve talked about it here, here, and here. I know I’ve talked about it more than just three times but I currently can’t find the posts.

Anyway I think this is the best summary of my opinion: 

I also really struggle with m/f Nico ships that were really popular before HoH. Nico is queer, and regardless of whether or not that means gay/bi/pan/anything else, I find it hard to justify shipping a heteronormative ship that was popular before Nico was outed. Yes, it is completely possible for Nico to still be attracted to women. We don’t know what his preferences are… but in my experience on tumblr I’ve noticed that most people who ship Nico with a girl (Thalia especially) use the possibility of bisexuality not as a legitimate form of representation, but as an excuse to ignore that Nico is also interested in men. They essentially refuse to acknowledge that Nico is queer and then when they are called out for it respond with, “but! we don’t know that nico is gay! he could be bi! stop telling me what i can and can’t ship!!1!!”. 

Doing that is obviously very problematic, so I always try to find a way to assure that queer erasure isn’t happening. Nico can be shipped with women… but you can’t use that as a reason to deny the basic fact that he likes men. 

A great example of a blogger who handled this is greenconverses (are you following her yet? do so now). Before HoH came out I was following a Nico/Rachel fic of her’s called Death’s Dare. When the news broke the story started undergoing edits to make it clear that Nico wasn’t straight, while keeping the majority of the story the same.

Does this clear up my opinion? Feel free to ask more questions!

posted 1 month ago on 23 Jul with 88 notes

2009. inception was based on the life story of a child of hypnos.

posted 1 month ago on 22 Jul with 158 notes
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What is the post with the highest number of notes?

So I get asks like this all the time and I actually have no clue. There are over 2,000 headcanons on this blog and I really don’t have the time to go through all of them and check.

Does anyone know some sort of an extension that can check for you?

posted 1 month ago on 22 Jul with 12 notes

2007. while most children of hephaestus feel physically warmer to the touch than other demigods, it isn’t unusual for them to always feel cold. they get so used to hanging out around the incredibly hot forges that everywhere else is cold for them.

posted 1 month ago on 21 Jul with 260 notes

2006. hazel doesn’t like most current movies, but she secretly loves high school musical.

posted 2 months ago on 18 Jul with 200 notes

2005. minor gods are given godship to modern concepts as olympus adapts to the present world. one son of apollo was named god of dentistry in the late 60s, and a daughter of hephaestus was named goddess of computers.

posted 2 months ago on 17 Jul with 359 notes