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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 dilfcomplex)

(Source: ynannarising, via eastwindcame)



#interesting  #virginity  



leviiackerman:

levi would like to sing to you a song



#levi rivaille  #snk  #video  



queen-bitchass:

espressobean:

Man with suit made of Mentos is dunked in a tank full of Diet Coke.

DID HE SURVIVE

(via fictional-dreams)





sam-and-dean-vvinchester:

ackleholic-padaaddict:

rugarru:

wander-to-the-stars-above:

mishamotherfuckincollins:

WHAT IF SUPERNATURAL ENDS BY GABRIEL POPPING UP IN SAM AND JESS’ ROOM FROM SEASON ONE AND SAYS “AND THAT’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU GO WITH DEAN” AND IT WAS ALL JUST GABRIEL SHOWING SAM THE FUTURE

HOLY MOTHER MARY OF JESUS THAT IS NOT OKAY

BUT THEN DEAN SHOWS UP

AND HE GOES ANYWAYS

OH MY GOD

MY HEART

NO! THATS NOT OKAY. NOT FUCKING OKAY!

(via prettier-in-punk)





Baby: M-m
Mom: Mama?
Baby: The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell