gods for the modern age: nyx
create yourself from chaos. never bend or bow. be darkness, be silence, be the chill touch of power. walk in the shadowy places, inscrutable and indomitable, and when the less powerful come to you (and they will) bring them into the shadows too. be as inevitable and implacable as the heavens themselves; the universe was made for you.
gods for the modern age: ha-satan
keep your promises. hold with no oath-breaking. where you see unfaithfulness, tear it apart. test yourself. test others. make yourself beautiful, turn your skin into art, hand out indulgences freely—only the disloyal will give in. appoint yourself judge, jury, and executioner of this flawed and bitter world; if it cannot measure up, burn it down.
Alnwick Motherfucking Garden.
Still really need to go here. Too bad I had no time to revisit the north :<
gods for the modern age: crom cruach
wear gold on your fingers. wear darkness as your crown. rule through fear, through power, through the blood on your teeth and the grasp of your reaching hands. offer your blessing only at great cost, and never compromise. give back only what you wouldn’t miss. accept only the best. never change your crooked way for anyone; yours is strength, and control, and the violent glory of life and death itself.
gods for the modern age: anpu
dress yourself in gold and black with all the dignity of the eternal desert. dig your hands into the dirt and draw life from the darkness of death. balance the weight of sins against truth. stand vigil for those who are gone. walk the paths of darkness and lead them into the light. you are the jackal in the graveyard and at the end of things, all will come to you.
gods for the modern age: inanna
paint your lips blood red and practice your sneer in the mirror. dress in metal and spikes and strut like you own the world. drape your body in gold, and little else. flaunt yourself as much as you please; discard the men who fall at your feet as soon as you no longer need them. make yourself into a force of nature, and never let any man deny you.
gods for the modern age: baldr
carry light in your fingertips and bring it to the darkest places. bring joy. bring wisdom. bring friendship. dance in grace and beauty and go laughing and lighthearted into places unknown. know your weaknesses, but do not give in to fear; mark yourself in reminder of what has bested you, and rise again. remember: your sacrifice is never in vain.
gods for the modern age: sekhmet
be a fighter: fight all those who oppose you, and when your people fall, fight death too. be a queen: deck yourself in gold and jewels and wear regality in every glittering gemstone. be the desert: scorching and bright, magnificent and deadly. wear your lion’s heart on your sleeve and hold your head high and if anyone tries to tear you down, destroy them.
gods for the modern age: dionysus
come in like a hurricane and sweep out like a roar of thunder. bring drinks; bring friends; hell, bring the whole party. pack too many people into one room and start them dancing; don’t stop until they’re peeling their clothes off. send the world into a frenzy and don’t let them forget you: your eyes, your lips, your very body is dangerous, and they should all know it.
gods for the modern age: hephaestus
do not let anyone tell you you are less than. when you are cast down, use your skill to drag yourself back to your feet. remember your limitations only so that you may overcome them by your own craft. defeat shame with cleverness. make yourself a place that’s all your own, where you are master and artificer. create marvels: it is this you will be remembered for.