James Spader is such an attractive Daniel Jackson in Stargate
the gods have fashioned us for love, a book of doomed lovers
pt ii. jon snow and ygritte.
mythology meme - two of five otp's: tristan and iseult
Tristan and Iseult’s conflict of love and loyalty is one of the classic tales of Western literature; in the Arthurian tradition, their tragic tragectory rivals and complements that of Lancelot and Guinevere. The basic story is one of mis-directed love: Tristan, the heroic nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, is sent to Ireland to escort the Irish king’s daughter, the beautiful Iseult, to Cornwall to become his uncle’s bride. In most versions, it is during the return voyage that Tristan and Iseult accidentally consume a love potion (meant to ensure Iseult’s happiness with Mark) together, and fall in love. Because Iseult’s engagement to Mark cannot be broken, she marries the king despite her love for Tristan, and the two lovers spend the rest of their lives attempting to satisfy their desire for each other without revealing that desire to Mark and the Cornish court. The tale of potion-induced passion has proved irresistable to artists in all media, from literature to visual arts to music, to the point that Wagner’s opera Tristan und Isolde is now more famous than the text on which it is based, the thirteenth century Tristan and Isolde of Gottfried von Strassburg. Virtually all versions of the legend revolve around conflicting themes of romantic love and political loyalty, though no two tellings treat these themes identically.
She never had so sweet a changeling. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Arthur Rackham
There can be no triumph without loss. No victory without suffering. No freedom without sacrifice.
”Luckily for us Tyrells, our blood runs quite warm.”
Love is sweet, dearest Ned, but it cannot change a man’s nature.
IMPORTANT FIGURES IN THE WARS OF THE ROSES