Ancient moon priestesses were called virgins. ‘Virgin’ meant not married, not belonging to a man - a woman who was ‘one-in-herself’. The very word derives from a Latin root meaning strength, force, skill; and was later applied to men: virle. Ishtar, Diana, Astarte, Isis were all all called virgin, which did not refer to sexual chastity, but sexual independence. And all great culture heroes of the past, mythic or historic, were said to be born of virgin mothers: Marduk, Gilgamesh, Buddha, Osiris, Dionysus, Genghis Khan, Jesus - they were all affirmed as sons of the Great Mother, of the Original One, their worldly power deriving from her. When the Hebrews used the word, and in the original Aramaic, it meant ‘maiden’ or ‘young woman’, with no connotations to sexual chastity. But later Christian translators could not conceive of the ‘Virgin Mary’ as a woman of independent sexuality, needless to say; they distorted the meaning into sexually pure, chaste, never touched."
Monica Sjoo, The Great Cosmic Mother: Rediscovering the Religion of the Earth (via thewaking)
Literally the most important thing you will read today.
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it’s 2014 why do boys still think girls like the smell of axe
idk bout u but i love the smell of an axe in my hands. smells like wood polish and cold iron. smells like power and fear.
you`re fucking kidding me
AMERICAN NINJA WARIOR
A STREAKER CUT THE ACTUAL CONTESTANT OFF AND BLEW THROUGH IT LIKE HE’S SONIC THE FUCKING HEDGEHOG WHAT THE FUCK
AMERICAN NAKED-ASS WARRIOR
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There are a lot of relationships going on and theirs, I think, is particularly powerful and gut-wrenching and beautiful.
- Steven DeKnight
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@KatherynWinnick Got the best castmates.. All snuggled up together watching a movie between scenes. #Vikings #howcute
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Republicans are scary but republicans under the age of 20 are even scarier
Peter Parker went from using Bing in the first Spider-Man movie to using Google in the sequel and if that’s not character development, I don’t know what is.
Are these the three stages of sex??
Which stage is Pikachu?
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