Ew, no, you fucking Trekkies, don’t vote for Vulcan he has nothing to do with Pluto and deserves his own planet anyway for being so awesome. You should vote for Acheron, Alecto, Cerberus, Erebus, Eurydice, Hercules-Heracles, Hypnos, Lethe, Obol, Orpheus, Persephone, Styx, Elysium, Hecate, Melinoe, Tartarus, or Thanatos. (Orthrus also has nothing to do with Pluto despite being Cerberus’ brother, and Sisyphus and Tantalus don’t deserve to have planets named after them. Personally, I’m voting for Cerberus and I hope that Persephone gets second place.)
Hey, mythology fans. Sorry I haven’t put anything up in a while… I don’t give myself any deadlines, exactly, and put them up as I think of them. Thought you guys might be interested to know that they discovered two new moons on Pluto, and they’re letting the idiots Internet name them! Head on over and vote!
I’m re-reblogging this because of the following reasons:
The ancient Pueblo native Americans would use spirals in their rock paintings to signify important astrological events (and their whole entire culture was based on astronomy).
My sister has a tattoo of a spiral on her ankle. Our great-aunt has always loved spirals, and uses them before her signature.
One time, I saw graffiti in Paris that had a spiral and then said “Regarde le ciel” (look at the sky). This is particularly poignant for me because my godmother, who was more like a grandmother to me, was French and always loved the sky. When I was born, she made me a blanket with a knitted scene of red birds flying in a partly cloudy sky. Now that she’s been dead for four years, whenever I want to talk to her and can’t, I look up at the sky. Like Tante Françoise, the sky is always there. Sometimes it’s rainy or overcast, but it’s always beautiful. Since she died, I’ve noticed more frequently how beautiful the sky is. I like to think that she helps paint them for me. Seeing “Regarde le ciel” written out in her native tongue is a reminder to me that the dead never leave us, if we know where to look for them.