ART HISTORY MEME || [1/2] museums: Musée du Louvre - Paris, France
get to know me meme | [4/10] favorite movies: Veronica Mars (2014)
"Look at us falling right back into our old rhythms."
greek mythology/myth picspam series » arachne
"Not even Pallas nor blue-fevered Envy
Could damn Arachne’s work.
The brown haired goddess
Raged at the girl’s success, struck through her loom,
Tore down the scenes of wayward joys in heaven.″
what to wear when…in a cypriot fairy tale.
examples: o citanoc tzi’ oi capanta apatzioi (spanos and the forty dragons), i dris baranjelies du baniku du beleganu (the three instructions of banikos the carpenter), η πριγκίπισσα κοιμάται (the sleeping princess)
cyprus provides a convenient bridge between europe and the middle east. geographically close to turkey, [the cypriot fairy tale tradition] has strong connections with greece…[cypriot tales are] tales of buying, selling, and cheating; of marriages, children, and fortunes; and of inequalities written in the land but passed in blood…[cypriot fairy tales] speak of the village as a world and ethnos, a patriotism for the patridha.
post 818 of an infinity-part series
#also: cypriot fairy tales ”gain national character according to [the] language which are spoken…tales have very eminent position… #cypriot tales are not highly distinguished from other tales in terms of their heroes clothes and places where events taken place [but] #cypriot tales are very rich [because] of diversit[y] and interactions among [the] population who live in the cyprus island.” #”the name of the eastern mediterranean island of cyprus is often associated with great power rivalries regional political antagonism #and multiple ethnic and partisan conflicts. yet this island is much more. it is endowed with an impressive cultural heritage and #is distinguished by an evolving tradition of art and creative expression. strategically positioned at the threshold of three continents #cyprus has long been a crossroads for east and west. its geographical position has shaped both its history and its culture.” #”cyprus is used by millions of birds as a stepping-stone during their migration from europe to africa and back… #the birds of cyprus outnumber 350 species [so] by word of mouth a wealth of fairy tales have been preserved in which #imaginary adventures of birds or people teach a lesson in morality and prudence or impart simple instructions for a wise conduct of life.” #”one of the distinguishing cultural characteristics of greek cypriots [and their fairy tales] is their local dialect called kypreika… #the dialect is often employed [in storytelling] in order to create a sense of intimacy and equality among speakers. #however depending on the social context a speaker of the dialect also risks being labeled negatively as a peasant (horkatis).”
Kaguya Hime No Monogatari // ✪
I'm just a person who didn't want to do any more harm.
FAERIE TALE MEME
↳ Tales: East of the Sun, West of the Moon (Norwegian) [2/6]
'But as she kissed him, she dropped three hot drops of tallow on his shirt, and he woke up.
“What have you done?” he cried; “now you have made us both unlucky, for had you held out only this one year, I had been freed. For I have a step-mother who has bewitched me, so that I am a White Bear by day, and a Man by night. But now all ties are snapt between us; now I must set off from you to her. She lives in a Castle which stands East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and there, too, is a Princess, with a nose three ells long, and she’s the wife I must have now.”’
First rays of light are coming through
Been seven months since I saw that much blue
Water rushing in the banks
Freed from the ice, it has the sun, the sun to thank
It has the sun, the sun to thank
Matches inside your golden hair
Catch all the light, I fight to death, I swear
As all the other mothers would remember
Stalked by winter solace in a small, warm hand
We’ve got the sun, the sun to thank
We’ve got the sun, the sun to thank
Night photography of volcanoes in Indonesia
"Let us live in peace."
FAIRYTALE MEME: 9 Fairytales - [8/9] Allerleirauh
“The King came to meet her, gave his hand to her, and danced with her, and thought in his heart, “My eyes have never yet seen any one so beautiful!” When the dance was over she curtsied, and when the King looked round again she had vanished, and none knew whither. The guards who stood outside the palace were called and questioned, but no one had seen her.
She had, however, run into her little den, had quickly taken off her dress, made her face and hands black again, put on the fur-mantle, and again was Allerleirauh.”
Studio Ghibli meme - [2/5] locations