Every Elixir

Sammi/21/Midwest USA.

I am a lover of all things artful and smart, diverse and raw. I feel, think, love, and live intensely. I have sometimes been destroyed by my tendency to over-commit, but I value nothing more than this violently passionate, unendingly tragic, and unfashionably complex manner of existence.
I will one day be free from my own faults and insecurities, but until then I will collect what moves me to break into such independence through this blog. Things seen here are not mine unless I say otherwise. What you see is my way of chronicling this untitled journey, nothing more. nothing less.

It’s scary to think that there are words meant for me but were never said to me.

—jenn satsune (via ohsatsune)

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Hel [Odin] cast into Niflheim, and gave to her power over nine worlds, to apportion all abodes among those that were sent to her: that is, men dead of sickness or of old age. She has great possessions there; her walls are exceeding high and her gates great. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold; her dish, Hunger; Famine is her knife; Idler, her thrall; Sloven, her maidservant; Pit of Stumbling, her threshold, by which one enters; Disease, her bed; Gleaming Bale, her bed-hangings. She is half blue-black and half flesh-color and very lowering and fierce. (Gylfaginning, from The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson)

Hel [Odin] cast into Niflheim, and gave to her power over nine worlds, to apportion all abodes among those that were sent to her: that is, men dead of sickness or of old age. She has great possessions there; her walls are exceeding high and her gates great. Her hall is called Sleet-Cold; her dish, Hunger; Famine is her knife; Idler, her thrall; Sloven, her maidservant; Pit of Stumbling, her threshold, by which one enters; Disease, her bed; Gleaming Bale, her bed-hangings. She is half blue-black and half flesh-color and very lowering and fierce. (Gylfaginning, from The Prose Edda by Snorri Sturlson)

(Source: allinye, via fyeahmythologies)

mythology meme:  [7/9] deities

↳ Asherah

Asherah (alternatively spelled as Athirat or Ashratum) is one of the three greater goddesses of the ancient Semitic religions. She is primarily a mother goddess, married to the creator god, and having over seventy sons with him. Her affinities are love and kindness, but also divination and foresight. Some of her symbols include lions, serpents, and lilies.

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marigoldfaucet:

MYTHOLOGY MEME[2/3] LOCATIONS

DREAMTIME is a place beyond time and space in which the past, present, and future exist wholly as one. Tribes-people could enter this alternate universe through dreams or various states of altered consciousness, as well as death, Dreamtime being considered the final destination before reincarnation.

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mythology meme:  [5,6/9] deities

↳ Hypnos and Thanatos

Hypnos (Ὕπνος) and Thanatos (Θάνατος) are, respectively, the personifications of sleep and non-violent death; the twin sons of the goddess Nyx, they live in the Underworld, in a place where the rays of the sun and the moon will never touch. Out of the two, Hypnos is said to be the gentler one, although both are ruthless in their own right.

(via fyeahmythologies)

mythology meme:  [3/9] deities

↳ Mictlantecuhtli

Mictlantecuhtli is a god of death and the ruler of Mictlan, the lowest and northernmost section of the Aztec underworld. Often depicted as a skeleton covered in blood or a person wearing a skeleton mask, he is associated with spiders, bats, owls, and the northern compass direction. Among the nine lords of the night, he is the fifth as the lord of the Underworld. 

(via fyeahmythologies)