NOELIA TOWERS

Noelia. I'm from Barcelona. I paint, i draw and I play bass & sing in a punk band.

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roguebelle:

Okay, so, I saw this on Facebook a few minutes ago, and I almost went off on the person who posted it, before deciding… Facebook does not get that much of my energy.
Tumblr, though…
I Googled it and noticed that this bizarre notion is apparently spreading across the internet — in almost the same language, proving that this is all just a self-referential circle jerk of misinformation. And with Ishtar being one of my ladies, I can’t stand for this nonsense. Plus, poor understanding of the historical context of pagan cultures pisses me off.
So. This graphic is conflating a few things. Ishtar/Inanna was a goddess who had a symbolic journey to the Underworld, essentially dying and being reborn (a trait she shares not only with Jesus of Nazareth but with at least one deity in just about every culture since the dawn of time). Her worship was no longer anywhere near common enough to influence the start of Christianity, though — aspects of her had been folded into Hera/Juno and Aphrodite/Venus, but that’s as close as you’ll get. 
The eggs and bunnies come from another deity — the Germanic Eostre. Linguists do believe that connection between the names Eostre and Easter/Ostern is sound and not just coincidence — but only in Germanic-derived languages. In Latin-derived languages, it remains a variation of Pasca/Pascha.
Constantine had nothing to do with any of it. The Eostre/Easter collision happened a few centuries later, with the conquest of the Teutonic and Baltic territories, largely under the Frankish Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties.
Oh and it’s definitely pronounced ISH-tar. Vowels might have some variation, and of course this is all transliterated out of Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian anyway, but that “H”-sound is definitely there.
Just so we’re all clear.

roguebelle:

Okay, so, I saw this on Facebook a few minutes ago, and I almost went off on the person who posted it, before deciding… Facebook does not get that much of my energy.

Tumblr, though…

I Googled it and noticed that this bizarre notion is apparently spreading across the internet — in almost the same language, proving that this is all just a self-referential circle jerk of misinformation. And with Ishtar being one of my ladies, I can’t stand for this nonsense. Plus, poor understanding of the historical context of pagan cultures pisses me off.

So. This graphic is conflating a few things. Ishtar/Inanna was a goddess who had a symbolic journey to the Underworld, essentially dying and being reborn (a trait she shares not only with Jesus of Nazareth but with at least one deity in just about every culture since the dawn of time). Her worship was no longer anywhere near common enough to influence the start of Christianity, though — aspects of her had been folded into Hera/Juno and Aphrodite/Venus, but that’s as close as you’ll get.

The eggs and bunnies come from another deity — the Germanic Eostre. Linguists do believe that connection between the names Eostre and Easter/Ostern is sound and not just coincidence — but only in Germanic-derived languages. In Latin-derived languages, it remains a variation of Pasca/Pascha.

Constantine had nothing to do with any of it. The Eostre/Easter collision happened a few centuries later, with the conquest of the Teutonic and Baltic territories, largely under the Frankish Merovingian and Carolingian dynasties.

Oh and it’s definitely pronounced ISH-tar. Vowels might have some variation, and of course this is all transliterated out of Sumerian/Akkadian/Babylonian anyway, but that “H”-sound is definitely there.

Just so we’re all clear.

(vía a-la-maquina)

likealottastuff:

Interesting idea, I absolutely love anything to do with mythology. Any idea, belief, custom, dogma, or comparison is a new way of opening up my mind.

likealottastuff:

Interesting idea, I absolutely love anything to do with mythology. Any idea, belief, custom, dogma, or comparison is a new way of opening up my mind.

(Fuente: hethert)

We’ve been to the weirdest place ever tonight in Saint Louis… And we’ve also meet the cutest cats ever. Here’s one of them!

Now you two have a picture together @ the weirdest place on planet earth (at City Museum, St Louis, MO)

Now you two have a picture together @ the weirdest place on planet earth (at City Museum, St Louis, MO)

wormhole-eater:

Depictions of Kali portray cognitive dis-integration of the mental body-image as dismemberment, and the sensation of splitting into multiple selves, with each of these sub-selves existing in an isolated time-slice.

wormhole-eater:

Depictions of Kali portray cognitive dis-integration of the mental body-image as dismemberment, and the sensation of splitting into multiple selves, with each of these sub-selves existing in an isolated time-slice.

Those fuckers wouldn’t let me save the pic so i had to take a screen shot

Those fuckers wouldn’t let me save the pic so i had to take a screen shot

The arch (at The Arch Saint Louis MO)

The arch (at The Arch Saint Louis MO)