mythology meme » 1/10 goddesses » Cardea
You laugh at her; don’t pretend you don’t. Cardea, goddess of the door hinge. The name even sounds like a punchline.
But consider this: Cardea, humble goddess of hinges and knobs, shares her name with the cardo maximus, the north-south main road that runs through the centre of many Roman towns, so named because it is the ‘hinge’ or ‘axis’ on which the city turns. Her name has a common root with the cardines mundi, the ‘hinges’ that move the world.
Cardea is, therefore, the heart of the home, the stable centre around which the domestic world turns, embodied in the pivot hinge of the door. It is she who watches over the daily comings and goings, guarding the door against intruders and wicked spirits, protecting the health of the family.
So by all means, praise Neptune and Jove, Mars and Minerva— but spare a thought, too, for Cardea. Because you may never see the ocean or touch the sky, never experience warfare or know true wisdom. But day in and day out, each and everyone of you will turn keys in locks, open doors and cross the home threshold— and, in doing so, place yourself under Cardea’s protection.
This is actually the first time I’ve heard of this goddess! Fantastic photoset!
and it’s amazing
but wait there’s more
omg and then
"Why, is your nose bigger than your dick?" OMFG so good!
(snicker) All priceless.
Commission dedicated to Clawfoottub! Trust Canada to come up with a sport named ‘murderball’.
I love how dynamic this is. And Charles’s upper body, mmmph <3
SOMEONE WRITE THIS.
Murderball!Charles! SECONDING ABOVE. Someone please write this.
Everything about this piece of art is gorgeous and amazing.
How I wish the plot of DOFP could be Charles, with the help of Hank and Logan, using the power of Murderball to defeat the Sentinels and break out Erik from prison.