biblical otps - King Solomon and The Queen of Sheba
Solomon was an ancient Israelite King and the son of David. He is credited with the building of the First Temple and is thought to have been a wealthy and popular ruler. The Queen of Sheba was queen regnant of the ancient kingdom of Sheba, thought to span from modern Ethiopia to Yemen. She is one of the few female rulers mentioned in the Bible.
Legend states that the Queen of Sheba (often named Makeda) visited King Solomon in ancient Jerusalem. There he introduced and then converted her to monotheism.
Further legends tell of Solomon inviting the Queen of Sheba to a banquet, serving spicy food to induce her thirst, and then allowing her to stay in his palace overnight. Solomon then presented the Queen of Sheba with a wager: if she were to take anything from his palace, they would spend the night together. The Queen, knowing that she, a wealthy monarch, would have no reason to steal anything, agreed. Later, the queen woke in the middle of the night and went in search of water to slake her thirst. Solomon, who had been waiting for her, told her that if she took water from his palace, she would be breaking her oath.
She drank the water. They spent the night together.
Friendly reminder that the Duckbill Platypus is not beaver sized but the tiniest most cutest patootie being in existence
i thought these things were the size of like, large cats or something. ITS FUCKING TINY JESUS
Greatest thing ever
Things like this remind me how much I love poetry slams.
I fucking love it
this is how you dad.
Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:
- Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.
“If only I had a daughter, with skin as white as snow,
with hair as black as ebony
and lips as red as blood..”
#Snow White Allison running into the woods and taken in by seven werewolves#do not even get me started on Allison in fairytales#Allison as the daughter of a proud and sometimes cruel woman#(Victoria is dead beloved mother and hard stepmother both)#fairytale heroines lose their families and are cast adrift#their mothers die and they’re left with hard stepmothers or absent fathers#their fathers die or trade them to monsters or kings#fairytale heroines lose everything and must find their lives anew#they walk into the woods#they lose mother and father and home and path#and in the woods they find the wolf and the prince and the witch#and they walk back out again#do you know what I’d give for some really good fairytale Allison adaptations#let her gather her strength and go into the woods to save father from beast#let her find herself married to a monster and slay Bluebeard herself#let her run when her own blood kin call for her heart and find her strength in the woods#let her walk down the path towards grandfather’s house#and lose her way#and find herself#ugh I’d give a LOT for these stories (via c-is-for-circinate)
ABED MAHFOUZ Couture Fall/Winter 2011/2012
think you should probably lose the my there, that’s the cougar’s house now
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