Mythology | Hecate
I will meet you in the dreamscape, at the gateway
full of black obsidian eyes watching and smoky mirrors, skeleton keys and blazing copper torches
Escape with your skin, escape while you still can
Denying Death as your escort- embodying the medicine of the red snake
With one foot in the underworld and one foot in the wild wood [x]
L I T E R A T U R E M E M E - 2 MOVEMENTS [1/2]
Gothic Fiction - sometimes referred to as Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. Gothicism’s origin is attributed to English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto, subtitled “A Gothic Story”. The effect of Gothic fiction feeds on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole’s novel. Melodrama and parody (including self-parody) were other long-standing features of the Gothic initiated by Walpole. It originated in England in the second half of the 18th century and had much success during the English romantic period with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the works of Edgar Allan Poe. A later well known novel in this genre, dating from the Victorian era, is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The name Gothic refers to the (pseudo)-medieval buildings in which many of these stories take place. This extreme form of romanticism was very popular in England and Germany. The English gothic novel also led to new novel types such as the German Schauerroman and the French roman noir. (x)
Between this and the story about him reassuring F. Scott Fitzgerald re dick size, I’m developing a picture of Hemingway as the mother hen of the disaffected white male literary set of the early 20th century.
He probably called up Steinbeck sometimes and was like I CAN’T EVEN WITH THESE DIPSHITS and Steinbeck was all “That’s what you get for living in Paris, asshole”.
Shakespeare’s Deaths and Murders infographic, by Caitlin Griffin at Drown My Books.
(5/9) Greek Gods/Goddesses
PERSEPHONE (/pərˈsɛfəniː/, per-seh-fə-nee; Greek: Περσεφόνη) Queen of the Underworld and daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Goddess of the harvest. Persephone was abducted by Hades so he might take her as his wife. From the cries of the starving people, Zeus forced Hades to release her, but before she left Hades fed her pomegranate seeds. Because Persephone had tasted food from the Underworld she had to return there for a third each year (the winter months). Persephone is also known as the Dread Queen of the Underworld, carrying out the curses of men unto the souls of the dead.