mythology meme ─ [2/10] books based on mythology
Le Morte d’Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for “the death of Arthur”) is a compilation by Sir Thomas Malory of Romance tales about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. The book interprets existing French and English stories about these figures, with some of Malory’s own original material. First published in 1485 by William Caxton, Le Morte d’Arthur is perhaps the best-known work of English-language Arthurian literature today. Many modern Arthurian writers have used Malory as their principal source, including T. H. White for his popular The Once and Future King and Tennyson for The Idylls of the King.
Apollo and Artemis are twins, born of Zeus and Leto. Artemis is the M O O N and Apollo is the S U N.
Greek Mythology - Icarus
In Greek mythology, Icarus is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. The main story told about Icarus is his attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. He ignored instructions not to fly to close to the sun, and the melting wax caused him to fall into the sea where he drowned. The myth is usually taken as a tragic example of hubris or failed ambition (x).
greek mythology/myth picspam series » thetis
“Ethereal bodies vestured into flowers, flaming through the life in the restless dream from the spider´s webs they are collecting the dew, preparing the gathering, awaiting the dark. While the man is standing, dazed in restless dream, woundable creature, dressed in the sky of the day. Silently he´s shivering, not because of the fear… his nomadic soul desires for the wilderness. Pain, doom, wide pale sky and spry river bank of the stream hails the return of the spring. Queen of waters uncloaks cold blue skin with the purling fills your life.”
I think i’ve found the best retelling of myths site ever.
hecate (goddess of magic) / figures of myth
Hel is the daughter of Loki and the Jotun Angrboda. Half of her body resembles a living woman while the other resembles a corpse. Her expression is always gloomy and grim. The Aesir feared Hel and her brothers, so they were abducted by the gods and banished. Hel was made the ruler of the realm of the dead, which is also named Hel. The entrance is guarded by Garm, a monstrous hound. Hel’s hall is Eljudnir, home of the dead. Her servants are Ganglati and Ganglot, who move about so slowly it is difficult to tell if they are moving at all. Her plate is called Hunger, and her knife is Famine.