Day 19 of #onceuponaretelling Goddess of Wisdom - Athena. Personally, I have always been a MAJOR fan of Athena since I was a child. I was so inspired by her. Greek mythology doesn’t exactly paint women in the best of light all the time but Athena was always an undeniable badass - brilliant, strategic, and confident in her own right!
I’ve just downloaded this series, The Goddess War by @kendareblake and will probably be losing some sleep as I start the first book. I can’t wait to see our Goddess of Wisdom and War in action! I love mythology (as the many history books about mythology on my bookshelf prove) and I especially love it when the gods are painted as human (because they are just like us in so many ways). Looking forward to the end of the war... or should I be? 🤷🏻♀️ I’ll just have to read and find out 📚Thankfully it’s the weekend and I have nothing better to do!! 💕
Day 13: Circe
Inspired by Linn da Quebrada. Circe is a sorceress of Greek mythology, present in the Odyssey, where she transformed the men of Odysseus into pigs, is also considered the Goddess of the New Moon, of physical love, sorcery, spells, precognitive dreams, curses, revenge, black magic, witchcraft and cauldrons.
Nicomede and Sarah (Or modernly, Stacy and Ryan )
Nicomede met Sarah while she was outside checking on some plants, he was about 19, and she was 18. He was sure they met before, and was insistent on getting to know her.
Sarah surprisingly was a bit more studious and intelligent than him, but he was sweet and well intentioned, so they balanced each other out. About a year later, Nicomede had asked his brothers if he could get married to her, since he really posed no threat to their riches as he was the youngest and decided to not be too learned, they agreed to it.
Sarah was a well known cunning woman ( NOT a witch!) , cunning folk know medicine, divination and are mostly well liked by the community. The thing is, if they are arrested, they were " guilty of witchcraft" still.
Nicomede knew this about her, and was perfectly fine with it.
They had twins, Markus and Nicomede II.
Nicomede just wanted a simple life where his wife and children were comfortable, raise his family, to grow old. Sarah was a bit more ambitious, and helped him learn the basics of a few languages and his writing.
Nicodeme was also told by his oldest brother that his wife was bewitching him, he was offended and suprised by his brother, and ignored the lies.
Sarah felt strange about what was going on, so when Nicodeme had to travel, she insisted he took the children with him as a vacation. He was sad that she didn't want to leave, but listened to her.
She was poisoned, but did not die. Sarah was tortured, and said claimed innocent. While being locked in a cell with the four other servants, she was the third called to death.
Sarah tried to stay calm, like Angelića, but went absoulety ballistic on the day of her death, then went silent while walking to her death. She was drowned in a lake.
Nicomede arrived back a week later, and found out what happened. That day, he jumped out of a window, and died immediately.
His children were charged with being spawns of the devil, and were exiled.
And that was their first life and death together.