♥Hello I’m Bunny/Bananas and I’m a robot obsessed fairy♥
☆I like drawing writing and making tophats.I'm on the quest to dapperdom! Somethings will be nsfw. ☆
things about capitalism people take for granted:
if you don’t prove your worth (and not to society at large, but specifically to the people who already have the money), you’ll literally fucking die. this is considered totally normal and not at all evidence that the system is evil
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Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belong 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 chasity, 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 Aramatic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chasity. 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. When Joan of Arc, with her witch coven associations, was called La Pucelle-‘the Maiden,’ ‘the Virgin’ - the word retained some of its original pagan sense of a strong and independent woman. The Moon Goddess was worshipped in orgiastic rites, being the divinity of matriarchal women free to take as many lovers as they choose. Women could ‘surrender’ themselves to the Goddess by making love to a stranger in her temple.
—Monica Sjoo and Barbara Mor in the book “The Great Cosmic Mother -Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth” (via sacredwoman
Virgin derives from the Old French “Virgine” and in turn the Latin word “Virginem” which is the accusitive singular of Virgo. Both meant an unwed or “sexually intact” woman, and also a man. It also meant simply a young girl or woman, hence Jeanne d’Arc’s epithet La Pucelle d’Orléans
(The Maiden of Orléans, for leading the French forces to victory there, and also because she was a virgin).
A famous Pagan institution was the ancient Roman Collegium of the Vestal Virgins. These priestesses (during the late Republic and the Empire there were only six, maybe even seven) tended the sacred flame of the city of Roma so that it would never be extinguished or allowed to go out. Their house along with the sacred flame was located behind the Temple of Hestia at the foot of the Palatine Hill. The people of Rome could get fire from the Vestals’ house if they needed it for their own homes, which was distributed by the priestesses. Being chosen as a Vestal Virgin by the Pontifex Maximus was a great honor. Not only that, the priestesses were afforded many privileges that others (male and female alike) did not have. These privileges included:
-Being freed from the patrias potestas. The eldest male of the family was master of the lives and deaths of every dependent in their household.
-Had a reserved place of honor at games and plays.
-Their word was trusted beyond question. They were also trusted with documents such as wills and treaties because they were considered uncorrupted in nature. Gaius Julius Caesar and Marcus Antonius are famous people who entrusted their own wills and documents to the Vestal Virgins.
-By a single touch they could free slaves and those condemned to death (the latter would also be freed if they saw a Vestal Virgin).
-They could own land and property, vote in elections, and make a will.
-Vestal Virgins always had the right of way when traveling. They were always escorted by a member of the Lictors Guild.
With these privileges came great responsibility. They were now considered daughters of the State. As such to harm or kill a Vestal Virgin would mean death for an offender, even if it was an accident. A Vestal Virgin had to remain chaste until they were 30 years of age, wherein they were released from their duties and their fate was essentially in their own hands after that (they could marry whoever they wished, et cetera). If they broke this vow of chastity, the punishment was being buried alive outside of the city. To allow the sacred flame to die was a great offense as the flame was tied to the health and well-being of the State (which is also the reasoning that they had to remain chaste). The punishment was scourging. Both cases are thought to have been extremely rare in happening.
Seems like a lot of this is just personal conjecture and theorizing on the authors’ part without any real research into history. Genghis Kahn’s mother did not give a “virgin birth”. Same goes for Dionysus, Gilgamesh, and Marduk (birthed from his father, Ea). Their was a “mother goddess” in almost every faith, however to think they were all connected to each other and as such are the same goddess is a stretch. While their are similarities, there are also many differences as well. (via ritterlied
My only talent is breathing
I said this to my mom and she just said “you have asthma, moron”
I love tomo’s and iris’ secret messages its so cool ahh this arg is awesome
even though clemintine seems less real than the ‘ai’s ahhh
how would you like me to ship you a bear through the mail
I wouldn’t tangible bear. Tangibility is not accessible for me. I am an Artificial Intelligence, A.I., EROS
ZDK Team: Do not send us any bears. Thank you.
There is a petition to legalize adoption for same sex couples and individuals in South Australia.
South Australia bars LGBT individuals and couples from adopting (as well as single individuals). This needs to change.
I don’t know if I ship Cedar with Hunter and Ashlynn or Apple and Briar