My Own Little World

I use books to ignore the chaos around me

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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 thewaking)

Literally the most important thing you will read today.

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Filed under this is a beautiful post virginity in the sense of sexual chastity is such a bullshit concept -continues to think of self as a virgin because sexual independence is my jam

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PopCulturePatches

This is officially my new favorite Etsy store. Mostly because I’ve decided if I ever manage to not have to spend all my money at once I want to buy a bunch of patches and deck out my army bag.

This store has awesome GoT heraldry also a Royal Aerial Corps patch (from Temeraire). Not to mention a million other things that just make me irrationally happy.

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pussywag0n:

thefunniestblogger:

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younggt:

"birds and squirrels and earth and sky"

Oh..

I freakin love my dogs.

Holy fuck. I love my dog. She ain’t ever going anywhere.

Does anyone else see “Dedicated to Rambo May he live a thousand years” at the bottom? Because I can’t. I’ve just got a dog treat in my eye is all

Butthole must sparkle

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Filed under This post made me so happy because dogs are the best things ever guys I really love dogs

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Poor Nerdanel, she must've cleaned up so many bloody noses:

Caranthir:
"WHY DO I HAVE TO HAVE BROTHERS."
Tyelco:
"SO YOU CAN HAVE AT LEAST ONE FRIEND"
Caranthir:
"SHUT UP TYELCO YOU NAMED YOUR DOG "DOG" YOU DON'T GET TO JUDGE"
Tyelco:
"... HE NAMED HIMSELF ACTUALLY"
Caranthir:
"A LIKELY STORY."
Tyelco:
"well he did"
Tyelco:
"nyah"
Caranthir:
"YEAH WELL YOOOOUR ONLY FRIEND IS A DOG NAMED DOG SO SHUT UP"
Tyelco:
"CURVO IS MY FRIEND"
Caranthir:
"CURVO ISN'T ANYBODY'S FRIEND"
Tyelco:
"YOURE JUST JEALOUS"
Caranthir:
"AND YOU SMELL LIKE DOG"
Tyelco:
"YOU LOOK LIKE DOG--"
Tyelco:
"wait that's a compliment though"
Tyelco:
"YOU DON'T LOOK LIKE DOG"
Caranthir:
"TOO LATE YOU ALREADY COMPLIMENTED ME"
Tyelco:
"you can't tell anyone about this"
Caranthir:
"what will you give me to ensure my silence?"
Tyelco:
"a smack"
Caranthir:
"I'd like to see you try!"
Tyelco:
"well I'm taller than you"
Caranthir:
"well I'm stronger than you!"
Tyelco:
"prove it!"
*wrestling match commences*

Filed under just...you named your dog 'dog' freaking feanorions friendly reminder that there are seven of them that's a lot of adolescent boys silm stuff