[MYTHOLOGY MEME] 2/4 Celestial Deities - Coyolxauhqui
In Aztec mythology, the goddess Coyolxauhqui was a powerful magician as well as the leader of the Centzon Huitznahuas, the southern star gods. When her mother Coatlicue fell pregnant, Coyolxauhqui led her siblings in an attack against her. Huitzilopochtli then sprang from Coatlicue’s womb in full armor and killed Coyolxauhqui (and her 400 brothers and sisters). He cut off her limbs, then tossed her head into the sky where it became the moon, so that his mother would be comforted in seeing her daughter in the sky every night.
endless list of favourite comic book ladies → Drew Fisher / Vengance Moth
"I may not like to fight. But my name is Vengeance Moth— and I will if I have to."
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Julie d’Aubigny, or La Maupin, was a 17th c. French bisexual genderqueer sword-fighting opera-singing badass. She was the daughter of a master swordsman who trained her to be an expert, and she killed or severely injured at least ten men in duels throughout her lifetime - duels during which she dressed in men’s clothing but didn’t bother to conceal her biological sex. She once took on three men in a duel and won, stabbing one through the shoulder. The next day? She went to his home and seduced him. And when the parents of a female lover of hers sent the girl off to a convent when her affair with d’Aubigny was discovered, Julie pretended to join the Holy Order, stole the body of a dead nun, placed it in her lover’s bed, and set the room on fire so they could run away together. The French Parliament charged her for these crimes as a male, but d’Aubigny escaped punishment. Oh, and she became a famed contralto with no musical training whatsoever. No big deal.
ladies who should be playing mythical head bitches in charge | ROSARIO DAWSON as ISIS, the ancient egyptian goddess of magic and children, the protector of the dead, the physical embodiment of the pharoah’s power.
When she whispers the incantation over the pieces of her husband’s body, her fingers glow gold. This is the story the mortals will tell around campfires and in the incense-ridden halls of the mighty, in the centuries, millenia to come. They will tell the story of their lady, of their queen, of how she had wept so many tears for her husband that the great Nile River overran, when the truth is far simpler. She only has to whisper, I am the queen of the dead, sister-wife to the ruler of the underworld, mother of the throne. And I hold the power of Ra on the mound of my tongue. She closes her eyes, releases her breath: you will not deny me.
mythology meme » 1/1 epic » The Táin Bó Cúailnge
The Táin Bó Cúailnge, or the Cattle Raid of Cooley, is the central epic of the Irish Ulster Cycle. It tells of a war against Ulster, led by Queen Medb of Connacht and her husband Ailill, who intend to steal the stud bull Donn Cuailnge. The Ulstermen have been rendered helpless due to the curse of the goddess Macha, who has condemned them for nine generations to suffer debilitating pains in their times of greatest difficulty, and only the teenage Cúchulainn is capable of fighting back.
Gifted with supernatural strength and skill, Cúchulainn single-handledly takes on the armies of Connacht, devastating their ranks, but at great personal cost. Medb is ultimately forced to order a retreat, and although she succeeds in taking the bull, it dies soon after she brings it back to Connacht.