Orphic Hymn 37, “To the Titans” (author unknown; date perhaps 200-250 CE)
Note: In Orphic theology, the Titans were the progenitors of the human race; the savage and brutal side of our nature stems from their horrible crime in dismembering the infant Dionysus.
O Titans, splendid children of Earth and Heaven,
Ancestors of our fathers, you who dwell
Beneath the earth in Tartarus’ recess,
In you are the beginning and the source
Of all much-suffering mortal men on Earth;
So, too, from you come all sea-dwelling creatures,
And winged birds, and beasts that haunt the land.
For every species, every race, has come
Forth from you, according to due order.
I call upon you- lay aside the grievous
Wrath within your heart, if ever one
Of my earth-dwelling ancestors attacked your home.
Τιτῆνες, Γαίης τε καὶ Οὐρανοῦ ἀγλαὰ τέκνα,
ἡμετέρων πρόγονοι πατέρων, γαίης ὑπένερθεν
οἴκοις Ταρταρίοισι μυχῶι χθονὸς ἐνναίοντες,
ἀρχαὶ καὶ πηγαὶ πάντων θνητῶν πολυμόχθων,
εἰναλίων πτηνῶν τε καὶ οἳ χθόνα ναιετάουσιν·
ἐξ ὑμέων γὰρ πᾶσα πέλει γενεὰ κατὰ κόσμον.
ὑμᾶς κικλήσκω μῆνιν χαλεπὴν ἀποπέμπειν,
εἴ τις ἀπὸ χθονίων προγόνων οἴκοις ἐπελάσθη.
The Clash of the Titans, Gustave Doré, 1866
"Bathers", "Sea Nymphs" by
Jean-Paul Laurens (1838 - 1921), France
Indian Group (A Group of Sioux), Charles Deas, 1845
the most unattractive quality to me in other people is constant belittling of what means a lot to others. being contrarian just to be contrarian. people who love to play devil’s advocate. a kind of smugness about everything. an air of being above everyone because you don’t care about anything deeply like the people you mock
ロンドン塔 − ホワイト・タワーでロイヤル武器庫。
Tower of London - Royal armouries of the White Tower.
Giants armour. German field armour. 1540s.