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artemis & apollo

Artemis and Apollo were the twins of Zeus and Leto. Since their father was already married to Hera, their mother was relentlessly pursued by her, and could not rest long enough to give birth. Eventually, Leto found refuge on the floating isle of Delos and gave birth to Artemis, who then assisted with the birth of her twin brother Apollo.

Artemis became the virgin goddess of wilderness and hunting, but also the patroness of childbirth and the protector of young girls; Apollo became the god of oracles and prophecy, music, poetry, archery, and disease, but also the protector of young boys. Together, the twins were also harbingers of illness and sudden death. 

Hermes are you and Apollo friends with benefits? ;)


Hermes: Everyone on Olympus is ‘friends with benefits’. Well, except the virgins. 


30 day challenge: day 8: Hermes 

The god of messengers is on a well deserved vacation, but don’t worry, he has a pair of trusty interns to exploit and overwork keep the business going ;)



(Attic, Ionic, and Homeric Greek: Ἀπόλλων, Apollōn (GEN Ἀπόλλωνος); Doric: Ἀπέλλων, Apellōn; Arcadocypriot: Ἀπείλων, Apeilōn; Aeolic: Ἄπλουν, Aploun; Latin: Apollō) is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek religion and Greek mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light and the sun, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis. Apollo is known in Greek-influenced Etruscan mythology as Apulu. As the patron of Delphi (Pythian Apollo), Apollo was an oracular god—the prophetic deity of the Delphic Oracle. Medicine and healing are associated with Apollo, whether through the god himself or mediated through his son Asclepius, yet Apollo was also seen as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague. Amongst the god’s custodial charges, Apollo became associated with dominion over colonists, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. As the leader of the Muses (Apollon Musegetes) and director of their choir, Apollo functioned as the patron god of music and poetry. Hermes created the lyre for him, and the instrument became a common attribute of Apollo. Hymns sung to Apollo were called paeans. In Hellenistic times, especially during the 3rd century BCE, as Apollo Helios he became identified among Greeks with Helios, Titan god of the sun, and his sister Artemis similarly equated with Selene, Titan goddess of the moon. source | edit | more about Greek mythology


hadestown fancast: h e r m e s

You’re on the lam, you’re on the run
don’t give your name, you don’t have one
and don’t look no one in the eye
that town will try to suck you dry
they’ll suck your brain, they’ll suck your breath
they’ll pluck the heart right out of your chest
they’ll truss you up in your sunday best
and stuff your mouth with cotton

Riz Ahmed as H E R M E S

MODERN MYTHS: artemis and apollo


Two myths. Probably the beginning of a series.


in case you didn’t know I love mythology but my favourite always was Hermes.


Genderbent Mythology Series: The Olympians V

Twins of Olympus, Children of Zues and Leto, God and Goddess of the Moon and Sun

Natalie Dormer as Apollo 

Dane Dehaan as Artemis

“The sun inside of him
rages like wildfire
and he is
and he is
scorching the skin of my heart,
yet still he pretends
that he is safe for me to love,
that his hands are gentle,
that his fingerprints won’t be
seared into the notches of my spine.

The sun inside of him
could set the kingdom ablaze;
he knows this, he does.

And he still asks me to love him,
to face the flame.

Find me in the ashes.

- Emily Palermo, Apollo (via ravennastark)