"she had walked the earth long
before the earth had any reason
to permit feet
(her name whispered in the dark
over, and over, and over,
passed down as a warning, and
never in pious prayer)
wildness was her dress, a saya of
madness adorned her dark hair,
brown in the firelight stories of
(in lore, malakas and maganda live;
in this, they do not survive her).
when the uniformed guardias came,
they gave us maria:
a virgin in white, mute and in tears.
they had none of this goddess
untamed, hidden in the woods
(let the mother stand for
love, their friars said,
“out with this engkanto,
she isn’t real”).
they banished you to mythology.
they replaced you with the
stripped you of that hedonistic will,
and forced you into veils.
when they think of love now, they
think of rosaries and blushing;
they have forgotten your
bruised thighs and bloodied lips.
stir from the forest, goddess,
there are those who remember
(i want to fall in love the way
you’d permit it: in
sasabay sa lukso ng
aking dugo ang
pag-tawag ko sa’yo
sa pagnanasang ako ay
buwagin mo ang kinatatayuan ng
(they call you diyan masalanta;
it means “be destroyed there”)"
the spaniards have mistaken our goddess of love for their virgin mother || bsc
"I am lonely, yet not everybody will do. I don’t know why, some people fill the gaps and others emphasize my loneliness."
greek mythology meme: [3/7] gods
Although her mother’s identity is a subject of great debate, most agree that Athena was born in full battle-gear from Zeus’s head, and gave a mighty war-cry. Her eyes were said to be terrifyingly bright and either grey or blue, and she carried the head of a gorgon on her shield to intimidate and scare her enemies. In any case, Athena was the virgin goddess of wisdom and crafts, but at the same time a goddess of war and heroics.
Love, love, love… what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.