«But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?»
mythology alphabet: s - sisyphus [Σίσυφος]
Sinner condemned in Tartarus to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again. Sisyphus was founder and king of Corinth, or Ephyra as it was called in those days. He was notorious as the most cunning knave on earth. His greatest triumph came at the end of his life, when the god Hades came to claim him personally for the kingdom of the dead. Hades had brought along a pair of handcuffs, a comparative novelty, and Sisyphus expressed such an interest that Hades was persuaded to demonstrate their use - on himself. And so it came about that the high lord of the Underworld was kept locked up in a closet at Sisyphus’s house for many a day, a circumstance which put the great chain of being seriously out of whack. Nobody could die. A soldier might be chopped to bits in battle and still show up at camp for dinner. Finally Hades was released and Sisyphus was ordered summarily to report to the Underworld for his eternal assignment.
Natalia Vodianova for “Marie Claire Italia” september 2000, photographed by Michael Wooley.
get to know meme: favourite albums - placebofavourite song from each: i know, my sweet prince, special k, sleeping with ghosts, blind, speak in tongues, bosco.
make me choose [horror edition]:
it or the shining
God, I’d give anything for a drink. I’d give my goddamned soul for just a glass of beer.
Magazine: Jalouse (December 2003/January 2004)
Title: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Model: Heather Marks
mythology alphabet: t - tartarus [(Greek: Τάρταρος)], in ancient Greek mythology, is the deep abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as the prison for the Titans. As far below Hades as the earth is below the heavens, Tartarus is the place where souls were judged after death and where the wicked received punishment.