im going to bed n when i wake up im gonna clean my room n do laundry n housework n then ill write an essay and hand it in at 11.30 and maybe ill go for a jog maybe ill do yoga idk but i have the house to myself till 11 so :))
hey my friend is doing the 3 peaks challenge for stop the heart break to raise money to provide free heart screenings and he’s like £20 off of his goal so if 20 of you guys could donate £1 or something he could reach that in no time
In some older versions of Persephone’s story, she was a young woman, not a young girl, and instead of accidentally wandering away, she had gone deliberately adventuring, when she fell, or was lured, or was kidnapped into Hell. Here Persephone’s adventurous spirit leads her into difficulty, instead of her being a passive victim of the wickedness of others. Her relationship with her mother gives her the courage to explore her world, and when events take a bad turn, their relationship gives her the strength to survive.
In a still older version, Persephone heard the despairing cries of the dead and chose freely to go into the Underworld to comfort them. Hades does not appear at all, in this version. Here Persephone’s descent to hell illustrates inclusiveness for every being, whether in the Underworld or in our present one, and shows that mercy is integral to her nature.
In the most ancient layer of myth, Persephone’s name means “She Who Destroys The Light.” She was the powerful Goddess of the Underworld long before anyone knew of Hades. Like the Indian Kali, the Irish Morrigan, and the Sumerian Ereshkegal, she was the Goddess of Death.
Similarly, Medea originally fronted an army an destroyed patriarchy. Which is why modern tales paint her as nothing more but a baby killer.