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archaicwonder:

Greek Bee Fibula, 4th century BC
The bee, found in the artifacts of Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.
Potnia, the Minoan-Mycenaean “mistress” goddess,  was referred to as “The Pure Mother Bee”. Her priestesses received the name of “Melissa” (“bee”). It is interesting to note that Mycenaean tholos tombs were shaped like beehives.
In another myth, the Homeric Hymn to Apollo acknowledges that Apollo’s gift of prophecy first came to him from three bee maidens, usually identified with the Thriae. The Thriae was a trinity of pre-Hellenic Aegean bee goddesses.

archaicwonder:

Greek Bee Fibula, 4th century BC

The bee, found in the artifacts of Ancient Near East and Aegean cultures, was believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.

Potnia, the Minoan-Mycenaean “mistress” goddess,  was referred to as “The Pure Mother Bee”. Her priestesses received the name of “Melissa” (“bee”). It is interesting to note that Mycenaean tholos tombs were shaped like beehives.

In another myth, the Homeric Hymn to Apollo acknowledges that Apollo’s gift of prophecy first came to him from three bee maidens, usually identified with the Thriae. The Thriae was a trinity of pre-Hellenic Aegean bee goddesses.

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facina-oris:

GREEK MYTHOLOGY MEME | [6/6] GODS: THE FURIES

the Furies were female spirits of justice and vengeance. They were also called the Erinyes (angry ones). Known especially for pursuing people who had murdered family members, the Furies punished their victims by driving them mad. When not punishing wrongdoers on earth, they lived in the underworld and tortured the damned. There are three known Furies: Allecto (endless), Tisiphone (punishment), and Megaera (jealous rage). Usually imagined as monstrous, foul-smelling hags, the sisters had bats’ wings, coal-black skin, and hair entwined with serpents. They carried torches, whips, and cups of venom with which to torment wrongdoers. The Furies could also appear as storm clouds or swarms of insects.

Husband and I printed up a booklet of the first eight chapters (by AO3 standards) of Receiver of Many, and we’re going to debut the booklet at a local erotic romance book club tonight (by their invitation). 

It makes this, unofficially, the first piece of my writing I’ve ever had bound and printed. 

Wish us luck, and pictures to come!

And would there be any interest in having a mini booklet of the first several re-edited chapters available in print as a Kickstarter incentive?

Husband and I printed up a booklet of the first eight chapters (by AO3 standards) of Receiver of Many, and we’re going to debut the booklet at a local erotic romance book club tonight (by their invitation).

It makes this, unofficially, the first piece of my writing I’ve ever had bound and printed.

Wish us luck, and pictures to come!

And would there be any interest in having a mini booklet of the first several re-edited chapters available in print as a Kickstarter incentive?