-Stephen King (via howtedmethiswife)
How else do you explain Dumbledore, Snape, Fred, Lupid, Tonks, Hedwig, and Dobby?
I just fucking lost my shit.
Nothing could make me more curious about your taxidermy than this.
I need this as a t-shirt as “zoologically improbable and/or terrifying to small children” sums me up.
Finally I know what I want inscribed on my tombstone when I die.
I remember the news article, this is the lion that was removed:
THAT IS FUCKING TERRIFYING
I think we all understand now.
The Seikilos Epitaph
Performed by SAVAE
An Ancient Greek tombstone dated between 200 BC and 100 AD, it contains the world’s oldest piece of music that survives complete. The epitaph receives its name from its inscription that reads,
“I am an image on stone. Seikilos placed me here as an everlasting sign of deathless remembrance”
Along with the musical notation, are these lines of poetry meant to accompany the music.
Ὅσον ζῆς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ
“As long as you live, Shine.
Be completely without grief;
For life is only for a short while,
And time demands an end”
I’m always forgetting which ancient writer lived when so here’s a handy timeline.
Fashion in Ancient Greece
Today when I was painting one of the scenes from the story of Perseus and Medusa, I realised that I didn’t really know what the ancient Greeks wore other than white loose material that is almost dress like. So I decided to research it when I got home. Men and Woman wore similar outfits.
In reading information about their clothing I found out that the Greeks were the first to invent the hat, which was usually worn for travelling.