"A famous Polish painter specializing in the field of utopian art, Beksiński executed his paintings and drawings either in what he called a ‘Baroque’ or a ‘Gothic’ manner. His creations are mainly two periods, the first period of the works are generally considered to contain expressionistic color, with a strong style of “utopian realism” architecture surreal, like a doomsday scenario worries. The second period more abstract style, with the main features of formalism.”
Beksiński was murdered in 2005.
Olympian Overreactions, part 1
(I can only upload 10 photos, so the twins will be on the next post :P)
Here’s a list of the people our Gods took it out on!
Athena: the Lokrians
Poseidon: the Trojans
Aphodite: the Propoitides
Palau’s Creation Story
Before there was any life on Earth, a clam named Latmikaik held all of life within her. When she finally gave birth to life, the last to be born was a giant baby who had an insatiable appetite. In some variations of the story, the giant is a boy, and in others, a girl. The giant ate everything so there was nothing left for the normal sized humans. When there were no other food sources left, the giant demanded for the other humans to bring their children for the giant to eat. To save their children, they trapped the giant in a ring of fire while it was sleeping. The giant awoke and tried to find a way out, but realized the wrong they did to the people now that they have felt pain and fear. The giant let themself burn, and their bones and flesh shattered into a hundred pieces flying far and wide. The giant’s parts became new land.
It is said that people living on a certain piece of land have characteristics linked to the body part that made it. For example, Airai,made from the head of the giant, is known for its wise people.
Flood, Bo., and Beret E. Strong. Pacific Island Legends: Tales from Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia. Honolulu, Hawaiʻi: Bess, 1999. Print.
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As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside.
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