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okayophelia:

Archetypes | WOMAN KING

And she speaks in a voice that sets men trembling, with eyes painted gold and a throne built on the bones of those who would challenge her rule. Cults of ascetics dance ecstasies in her honour and write her words in blood across their altars. Her body is a holy temple and her power springs from the divine source of her own terrible will. She is not of mortal flesh, they will whisper, as she wheels on her stallion and screams warchants to the heavens, emerging from battle wreathed in the blood and soil of a new kingdom. She rules with iron fists, with the cracking of cathedrals, with the love and the fear of her vast wild armies. She harbours a sword within her unquiet roaring heart, and with it has carved herself a new space, outside of law or nature or humankind. She is the mother of an empire; she is the mother of herself. Watch her rise.

okayophelia:

Archetypes | WOMAN KING

And she speaks in a voice that sets men trembling, with eyes painted gold and a throne built on the bones of those who would challenge her rule. Cults of ascetics dance ecstasies in her honour and write her words in blood across their altars. Her body is a holy temple and her power springs from the divine source of her own terrible will. She is not of mortal flesh, they will whisper, as she wheels on her stallion and screams warchants to the heavens, emerging from battle wreathed in the blood and soil of a new kingdom. She rules with iron fists, with the cracking of cathedrals, with the love and the fear of her vast wild armies. She harbours a sword within her unquiet roaring heart, and with it has carved herself a new space, outside of law or nature or humankind. She is the mother of an empire; she is the mother of herself. Watch her rise.

"Some words were like that. Whole lives attached to them. Ghosts and lives and ecstasy and sorrow."
- Paullina Simons, The Bronze Horseman (via mirroir)
slanting:

sans titre by des.i.ree on Flickr.

slanting:

sans titre by des.i.ree on Flickr.

marieantoinete:

The Wyndham Sisters Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant, detail, by John Singer Sargent.

marieantoinete:

The Wyndham Sisters Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant, detail, by John Singer Sargent.

wickedclothes:

Pheasant Feather Glass Orb Necklace

Two chestnut brown pheasant feathers are encapsulated inside of this glass orb. Perfect for any nature lover. Hung on a bronze chain available in four different lengths. Sold on Etsy.

booksandtea:

pulang puerh. by phase VIII on Flickr.

booksandtea:

pulang puerh. by phase VIII on Flickr.

dysforie:

faces of the week | TUESDAY’S CHILD IS FULL OF GRACE

The English name is derived from Old English Tiwesdæg and Middle English Tewesday, meaning “Tīw’s Day”, the day of Tiw or Týr, the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology. Tiw was equated with Mars in the interpretatio romana, and the name of the day is a translation of Latin dies Martis.
Tuesday is ruled by Mars, in ancient times known as the mythological “God of War”. 
People born on a Tuesday will exhibit the will to win and often, the need to be a winner, a desire to lead the way, a fighting spirit, and a love of combat, be it verbal, emotional, intellectual, sporting or physical. 
Vibrant red, scarlet and flame are the colours which are in harmony with Mars.

dysforie:

faces of the week | TUESDAY’S CHILD IS FULL OF GRACE

The English name is derived from Old English Tiwesdæg and Middle English Tewesday, meaning “Tīw’s Day”, the day of Tiw or Týr, the god of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology. Tiw was equated with Mars in the interpretatio romana, and the name of the day is a translation of Latin dies Martis.

Tuesday is ruled by Mars, in ancient times known as the mythological “God of War”. 

People born on a Tuesday will exhibit the will to win and often, the need to be a winner, a desire to lead the way, a fighting spirit, and a love of combat, be it verbal, emotional, intellectual, sporting or physical. 

Vibrant red, scarlet and flame are the colours which are in harmony with Mars.

artsandcrafts28:

“Sleeping Beauty”
Victor Gabriel Gilbert
unknown date

artsandcrafts28:

“Sleeping Beauty”

Victor Gabriel Gilbert

unknown date

clouetvis:

Gold Dust by Madrugadah on Flickr.

clouetvis:

Gold Dust by Madrugadah on Flickr.

spiced-autumn-leaf:

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spiced-autumn-leaf:

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