Crowns are the traditional symbolic form of headgear worn by a monarch or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour, and glory, as well as immortality, righteousness, and resurrection.
i like how all three miguels pop into the frame at the same time
modern au T H E W H I T E Q U E E N
“Families are messy. Immortal families are eternally messy. Sometimes the best we can do is to remind each other that we’re related for better or for worse…and try to keep the maiming and killing to a minimum.” ― Rick Riordan
How far would you go for your name? For its survival? To hell and back?
Let’s just start with London and two families, two rival companies hating each other for no justifiable reason except the appeal of money and power -but just enough to kill and fight and destroy and corrupt the world they want to rule. Red against white. Blood on snow. And it won’t stop until one of them defeats the other,
but this is all history…
"The Crown of Light" - projections featuring the Lindisfarne Gospels are illuminated upon Durham Cathedral
HISTORY MEME: (1/2 NATURAL DISASTER) - The Black Death
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350, and killing between 75 million and 200 million people. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, recent analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium probably causing several forms of plague. The Black Death is thought to have started in China or central Asia. It then travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346. From there, it was probably carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60 percent of Europe’s population. All in all, the plague reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million to a number between 350 and 375 million in the 14th century. The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe’s population to recover. The plague reoccurred occasionally in Europe until the 19th century.
"One citizen avoided another, hardly any neighbour troubled about others, relatives never or hardly ever visited each other. Moreover, such terror was struck into the hearts of men and women by this calamity, that brother abandoned brother, and the uncle his nephew, and the sister her brother, and very often the wife her husband. What is even worse and nearly incredible is that fathers and mothers refused to see and tend their children, as if they had not been theirs." - Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian writer, lived through the plague as it ravaged the city of Florence in 1348)
Kelly Gale of DNA Models is an half Australian, half Indian model who was scouted at the age of 13 at a cafe in Sweden
- “Well I’m fucked”— every college student this week (via sawpsitsnatalie)
i feel like this game of thrones hiatus is longer than the last one?
or is it that i’ve become more invested since then so it feels longer?
- Anonymous asked:I work at my universities writing lab and today I worked with a student named Jonathan Snow. It took all of my Will power not to make asoiaf references.
You did not! Oh my goodness. That’s hysterical! I would have been snickering the whole time. Did he know nothing? ;)