greek mythology meme | sirêines (sirens) → click to enlarge
The serêines (Sirens) were sea nymphs who lured sailors to their death with a bewitching song. They were formerly handmaidens of the goddess Persephone. When the girl was secretly abducted by Haides, Demeter gave them the bodies of birds, and sent to assist in the search. They eventually gave up and settled on the flowery island of Anthemoessa.
The Seirenes were later encountered by the Argonauts who passed by unharmed with the help of Orpheus, the poet drowned out their music with his song. Odysseus also sailed by, bound tightly to the mast, his men blocking their ears with wax. The Seirênes were so distressed to see a man hear their song and yet escape, that they threw themselves into the sea and drowned. (x)
History Meme | 2/8 Objects: 1920’s Dresses
1920’s Dresses were lighter and brighter and shorter than ever before. Fashion designers played with fabric colors, textures and patterns to create totally new styles of dress. Evening dresses, coats and jackets were often trimmed with fur. Hemlines rose for most of the decade but dropped slightly toward the end. Shoes and stockings assumed a greater prominence now that they were more visible. Silk stockings in all the colors of the rainbow, often with patterns, were designed to match the coordinated outfits of stylish women. (x)
This is the best/truest thing I’ve read in so long (via thesleepingfawn)
But this explains the 90s kids
#i used to think reactions like this were ridiculous #now they’re normal