- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Moroccan
- Measurements: Overall length: 14”; blade length: 8 1/4”
This particular dagger features a beautifully detailed silvered hilt and scabbard, which protects the fine Damascus steel blade.
As a person who plays an OC, I find it very difficult to roleplay as a canon character. To me, you have to know the canon character on spot: what they like, what they don’t, what makes them tick, ect. However, if you do something that changes the character, even the tiniest detail, I fear backlash from other roleplayers. As an OC, you have many opportunities in front of you, as well as freedom to do as you please. I would try to be a canon character, but the thought of that boggles my mind.
Archaeological Museum of Delphi:
Bronze incense burner. A young woman wearing a long peplos and reticulated head-dress holds up a hemispherical cauldron in which the incense was placed. A pierced lid covers the top of the vessel. A most exquisite creation, most probably the work of a Parian workshop. (460-450 B.C)
“She is a sweet girl but a little emotionally unpredictable at times. We get along rather well and find little to spat about but she will not always listen to what I have to say and writes me wrong at times.”
MM: Not my fault. I’m easily distracted at times! Hmph.
“As for the people I speak with…we haven’t found little to argue over in regards to that. Except for Jackie.”
MM: Oh don’t start with that. He’s hot.
“But a bit too shallow. Why can’t you hook me up with a sweet, fun loving guy that isn’t bent on killing everyone if they do him wrong?”
MM: Well…just have to wait….I’m sure he’s out there somewhere.
“Do not worry my sweet little kitten. I shall be here for you even if you cannot see me.” She smiled warmly down at the child, stroking her uncontrollable mane of hair.
Dude, where’d all you guys come from? Uhhhhh, welcome! If you want starters or threads, just send an ask and we can plot or something.
This question wasn’t the first time she’s heard it. Who did not regret moments in their life wishing only briefly to take it all back? She gave the faceless ball a nod and leaned back into her chair, resting a hand on her thigh while the other moved in a gesture. “When you are as old as I, there are moments that I do regret. But I cannot dwell on them or they will eat me alive.”
She pushed herself up, the sheer fabric of her dress bellowing out around her as she paced the warm floors of her temple. “I lost a dear friend of mine due to my uncontrollable behavior. It was during a time when I was still a goddess of war. I lost my mind and heart to my rage and attacked him, weak to my desire to kill; I nearly struck him down but now he stares at me with fear in his eyes. It has been centuries since them yet I still that undeniable fear hidden behind his eyes. How I long to erase that memory of that moment but I live on and do what I can to be the woman that brings smiles to people’s faces. I’ve gain patience and immense love for everyone.”
Her gaze turned to her, locking onto those saddened features as she explained vaguely her predicament. “There isn’t a moment in which people do not regret one thing or another. Even I wish I could do the same but we all must push forward. But please…tell me so I might understand more. Do you think you could make amends to put your heart at ease?”
MM: I’m assuming this question is directed towards me considering Bast is the focal point of this blog and my recent art of it.
My experiences with Morpheus are pretty subdued at times. He comes into my life without much warning when I first noticed him. It wasn’t till I took a liking to the Sandman series that I realized this could be the person that I’ve been sensing since I was little. I knew little to nothing about him or the other gods for that matter till about over a year ago when I first started this blog. (I can’t believe I’ve had Bast nearly that long on this blog. Wow.)
Anyways, he’s a very quiet person. He’s…withdrawn at times but I’ve had moments where he’d randomly pop up beside me and hug me when I’m feeling down or sad. I’ve always found him to be a loving person and the first on to come to me. Loki and Bast are the same way but Morpheus is always stronger to feel. I’ve normally used my pendulum to determine if he’s there (since I’ve gotten into meditation, it’s made it easier to feel them around me) and he’s normally always there just standing or sitting around. I’ll talk to him and sometimes he’ll answer. Never in a real voice but a whisper in my mind.
My very first experience (I’m still a bit unsure about it at times but…) was when I was…15…16 or so. I was back in my old house in Indy and as a kid, I was terrified of the dark. I finally was over this fear around this time and was capable of turning the light off and going to sleep. I rarely had nightmares during this time but I had one so badly that it shook me pretty good. It was along the lines of being in hell’s morgue or…bettere along the lines of funeral home.
So after I wake up (I’m still sketchy if this happened the night of the nightmare or a few days after) I see this shadow. It was tall and lanky with no defining characteristics of either a man or a woman but I could sense it was a man. Anyways, I lie there, completely afraid to move as this shadow falls on me and after it phased through me, I get the hell outta my room and hide out in Big Mama’s room till day break.
I’m 22 now and I still don’t feel utterly comfortable with the light off. Around this time, I ask if that was Morpheus and there was a subtle yes. The shadow when I thought back on it wasn’t bad or evil. It was just scary seeing it.
Okay, let’s move onto offerings.
The man isn’t too picky. I’ve given him wine before and he’s pleased. I’ve given him live flowers and plants and he’s pleased. I’ve even given him shells and skulls and feathers. The man likes a lot of interesting things. I wouldn’t say he’s picky since he’s a god of dreams but it seems things you see in your dreams that are bizarre or captivating really strike his fancy. He’s pretty chill. I have a little dish of black sand and candles on my altar as well including a statue of a dragon. These unreal and mystical things really grab his interesting. But my best advice is just give him things you like and find interesting. No doubt he would too. He has yet to reject anything I’ve put down for him.
Photographer: Thandiwe Muriu
Makeup Artist: Cultured Ego
Model: Anok Kuol
A wall painting, dating back over 4,300 years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The painting shows vivid scenes of life, including boats sailing south on the Nile River, a bird hunting trip in a marsh and a man named Perseneb who’s shown with his…
Shrine Gateway flanked by two Baboons
Macedonian/Ptolemaic Period Egypt
(Source: The Metropolitan Museum)
Plitvice Lakes, Croatia