What you seek you shall never find.
For when the Gods made man,
They kept immortality to themselves.
Fill your belly.
Day and night make merry.
Let Days be full of joy.
Love the child who holds your hand.
Let your wife delight in your embrace.
For these alone are the concerns of man.

The Epic of Gilgamesh, Sumerian, 1800 BCE (via panatmansam)

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Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

The blade reads: Che la mia ferita sia mortale" - or roughly: "may all your wounds be mortal".

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Untamable ©

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Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Especially if you have a problem with AAVE or broken English. 

this is amazing.

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Originally myths were not expressed in verbal or written form because language was deemed inadequate to convey the truth expressed in the story. The myths were enacted, chanted, painted, costumed, danced, sung and imagined, sometimes in hypnotic or
hallucinatory states. In this manner the creative energies and relationships behind and beneath the natural world were brought into the conscious realm The myth was believed to not only to tell about but to create a chain from the metaphysical world to the physical one.

The Divine Serpent in Myth and Legend (via especiallytheblackness)

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Lorca en el mirador de Yumurí, Matanzas, Cuba, 1930

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Metal Saber-toothed Tiger Skull Model. The fangs were coated with grass. Made by Xuande Copperwares

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When did the sound of my own breath become not enough music to get me through the night?”

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you can recite the name of every elven king but you still have to give me a nickname because it’s too difficult to pronounce “Alejandro”….

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What keeps me is absolution, life and death’s friendly fire.

To the Catcher (via tothecatcher)

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Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed an executive order enacting a sweeping expansion of New York City’s Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act. Effective immediately, commercial tenants at projects that receive more than $1 million in City subsidy will be covered by Living Wage provisions, and the Living Wage itself will be raised to from $11.90 to $13.13 per hour—likely reaching $15.22 per hour by 2019.

Read more here: http://on.nyc.gov/1rIzBpu

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