A 2500 year old mummy that had some amazing tattoos.
NO FUCKING WAY.
YO HOLD ON.
IT GETS BETTER.
This mummy, found in the Altai mountains of Siberia, is actually that of a young woman who died at about the age of twenty-five; she is thought to have been a member of the Pazyryk tribe.
She was buried with six horses and two similarly-tattooed men (the horned griffon that decorates her shoulder also appears on the man buried closest to her, covering most of his right side), possibly escorts. She was also wearing a horse-hair wig, silk, and elaborate boots, which is all a level of ceremony that would have likely only been accorded to a woman of high rank. You didn’t get inked like this unless you were very important, and had worked your way up to that importance.
…Hence, of course, the references to her by researchers as ‘The Ukok Princess,’ although due to the lack of weapons in her grave they have concluded that the woman was in fact a healer or a storyteller.
And now I’m all consumed with curiosity: Who was she? What amazing things did she accomplish? Why these symbols, and what did they mean? Who were the two men alongside her?
The most informative article about it can be found here, although I would completely eat up any other information you guys could find.
gods for the modern age: loki
come with laughter on your tongue and a con in your back pocket. bring the storm. bring the fire. bring monsters into the world. be mutable and fluid. never be the same thing more than once. and when they ask you how you did it, don’t say anything—after all, a magician never reveals his secrets.
gods for the modern age: ha-satan
keep your promises. hold with no oath-breaking. where you see unfaithfulness, tear it apart. test yourself. test others. make yourself beautiful, turn your skin into art, hand out indulgences freely—only the disloyal will give in. appoint yourself judge, jury, and executioner of this flawed and bitter world; if it cannot measure up, burn it down.
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holy shit there is a name for it
Well damn. Explains a lot.
Suddenly I understand some of my fan base a LOT better. That is Awesome.
"holy shit there is a name for it" was my reaction before I even scrolled down to the comments.
I just need to keep reblogging this because I cannot even begin to tell you how profound a feeling of YES and THIS and THERE IS A WORD FOR ME OMG I get every time I see this, and I hope it helps others too.
seriously, anytime you see a post with a comment saying “theres a name for it?!” reblog that post because even if it doesnt apply to you any of your followers could be waiting for that revelation.
I CAN CALL IT SOMETHING.
This looks like the type of horse that will lure you onto his back and then carry you into a lake.
So is this horse is planning to drown me? I no longer trust beautiful horses.
I would go with this horse.
"Eric, don’t drown her. I shouldn’t have to add ‘please’ when its about not drowning my friends, dude."
Hello! I am 100% Real Horse! Not Kelpie, ha ha, nope, REAL HORSE. Don’t believe the Kelpie hype. That’s what THEY want you to believe. I have made a YouTube video about the Kelpie Conspiracy! Get on my back and I’ll take you to the comment section.