So a Raven, a Face and a Hyena meet in a bar
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.

(via aesrettibeht)

#staywoke

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aseaofquotes:

Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”

aseaofquotes:

Albert Goldbarth, “The Sciences Sing a Lullaby”

eviscerateyoungcaptain:

Al Columbia
fuckyeahaquaria:

Arctic Grayling | Thymallus arcticus

“Arctic grayling, Thymallus arcticus , are found throughout most of the mainland in the Northwest Territories. They generally inhabit only those lakes and rivers with clear cold water. In large lakes they stay close to rocky shores and near the mouths of streams. Their most distinctive feature is a large and colourful dorsal fin. The back is dark purple or bluish-black, shading to silver on the sides (speckled with a few black spots) and white below.” -(by Fish as art)

fuckyeahaquaria:

Arctic Grayling | Thymallus arcticus

Arctic grayling, Thymallus arcticus , are found throughout most of the mainland in the Northwest Territories. They generally inhabit only those lakes and rivers with clear cold water. In large lakes they stay close to rocky shores and near the mouths of streams. Their most distinctive feature is a large and colourful dorsal fin. The back is dark purple or bluish-black, shading to silver on the sides (speckled with a few black spots) and white below.” -

(by Fish as art)

lesbian-pixie:

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"your wings are too big"

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kezrekade:

quorgi:

youngjusticer:

A bunch of birdies.
Chickens, by Alexandre Ka.

I LOVE THEM

dear sweet merciful arceus

kezrekade:

quorgi:

youngjusticer:

A bunch of birdies.

Chickens, by Alexandre Ka.

I LOVE THEM

dear sweet merciful arceus

smexy-medic:

My friend’s button quail was getting whiny so I gave it company


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