A lil Ra
Sekhmet with pomegranates in the Temple, Cactus Springs, NV.
Woah. Sex and death, hello.
This is an ancient Roman amulet for luck. Yes those are flying penises.
Also of note, the Roman god of marriage, Mutunus Tutunus, whose name is derived from two Latin slang words for penis. His name is essentially Dick Wiener. If you have ever wondered just how much like us the Romans were, read the etymology section.
It’s a flying fuck.
It used to be given, and now look, it’s no more.
LITERALLY. A FLYING FUCK.
This is culturally and historically important, so I can reblog this without feeling childish. (Look, flying dicks!!)
A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this. Keep in mind this is the simple version.
The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism. Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era. Note also how thin he is. This is because the Buddha fasted a lot. He was born Siddhartha Gautama. Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.
The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha. This is a common misconception in the West. That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero. Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha. Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.
This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.
This has been an informational post. Have a nice day.
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.
I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.
Piotr Stachiewicz (Polish, 1858-1938)
12 months - full set from “Boży rok”, where each illustration was based on proverbs and saints associated with the month.
The Moon sets behind the temple of Poseidon at Sounio
La Nuit by Auguste Raynaud
I see all your majestic gryphons on sketch_dailies and raise you a potoophon.
Sekmet with her kitties - Cairo Museum [x]
Most humans might not still believe in the old Gods, but cats know what’s what!
Beautiful !!! \O/