ὀμφαλός, "the navel"
‘Tis mute, the word they went to hear on high Dodona mountain When winds were in the oakenshaws and all the cauldrons tolled, And mute’s the midland naval-stone beside the singing fountain, And echoes list to silence no where gods told lies of old. I took my question to the shrine that has not ceased from speaking, The heart within, that tells the truth and tels it twice as...
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live sturdily and...– Henry David Thoreau in Walden (via brianacoonan)
CocoRosie - Smokey Taboo
sad classicist is sad
“Nor is there a beyond filled with brightness for the victim of mortal fate to look to. Orcus is unpitying; Mercury’s flock is of sable hue, and Proserpina’s hue is of the dusk. Black Care clings to poor souls even beyond the grave, dull and persistent, the only substantial feature of the insubstnatial world of shades. Sappho still sighs there for love of her maidens, the...
Horace, Ode 1.3: To Vergil Setting Out for Greece
Humankind, rash to suffer all things, Rushes to sin forbidden; The daring Prometheus bore fire With mischievous craft to these peoples. After the fire’s theft from the gods’ house Decay and a new kind of Calamities swept over the lands, And slow fate first quickened the Approach of remote death. Daedalus tried the vacuous air With wings not given to man; Hercules overcame the Acherontan labor....
check this out because lara has the best aesthetic evar. billionyroldcarbon: I’m trying to earn money to travel during Spring Semester. In an attempt to do so, I’ve made a bunch of super awesome pieces of jewelry which I’m selling on my Etsy! Please give them a look. Like anything? Help me out and buy it! Have any ideas of something you might want me to make? Shoot me a message and ask! ...
Parliament- I’ve Been Watching You