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.

mythology meme:  [4/9] deities

↳ Amaterasu-ōmikami

Amaterasu-ōmikami (天照大神) is a goddess of the sun. Along with her brothers Susanowa the storm god and Tsuki-yomi the moon god, she is tasked with the governing of the Universe; her responsibility is to bring light to the world and thus ensure rice fields’ fertility. It is said that the Japanese imperial family are descendants of Amaterasu. 

(via fyeahmythologies)

facina-oris:

MYTHOLOGY MEME - [2/?] NORSE GODS/GODDESSES: FREYJA

"Hail to the Warrior Woman

on the equinox morning,

white-armored, choosing the slain

by her own glorious criteria,

harbor to the defenders of beauty.

O Freya who rides with Valkyries,

give me strength to defend all that I love

for I am dull and frightened with years of defeat

and I have forgotten the mystery of shield mates in love.”

(via fyeahmythologies)

captain-smartypanties:

Ilmatar (“maiden of the air”), a nature sprite key in the Kalevala’s creation myth. Illustration for Suomen lasten Kalevala (The Finnish Children’s Kalevala, 2002) by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, Photoshop touch-up by me.

captain-smartypanties:

Ilmatar (“maiden of the air”), a nature sprite key in the Kalevala’s creation myth. Illustration for Suomen lasten Kalevala (The Finnish Children’s Kalevala, 2002) by Pirkko-Liisa Surojegin, Photoshop touch-up by me.

thewritersramblings:

mythology series  the air spirit [ilmatar]

tried to kiss the emptiness
lost the line between sky and sea
i feel the sun coming up

but i don’t know
i don’t know where i am
i will break or i will bend
will the wind ever come again?

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