Sunday, 21 June 2015

A Glorious Summer Solstice to You!


Greetings to all sun worshippers! The longest day of the year is once again upon us, courtesy of the ancient Greek god Phoebus Apollo who drives his mighty Chariot of the Sun across the sky each day. Apollo is more than a sun god too -- he's also the god of music, prophecy, healing and poetry. Plus he's bisexual as fuck. Which makes him an appropriate deity to highlight during Translesbigayapalooza, doesn't it?

To bring more sunshine to your day, here's some contemporary images celebrating Apollo's ongoing popularity among those who have a discerning eye for divine male beauty --







Now, I know that final image looks suspiciously like Ryan Gosling. But this model for Apollo is actually Janie Junebug's beau, Willy Dunne Wooters, who is often featured at her blog Women: We Shall Overcome.

29 comments:

Guillaume said...

Happy summer solstice to you!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Happy summer solstice! Woohoo for the sun!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Blessed Litha to you as well you crazy person you.........xoxo Oma Linda

Leeanna said...

Solstice Blessings dear.

Jim said...

I git cha!!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

blessed solstice!

Snap said...

Happy Summer Solstice. Even if this means I now hibernate until sometime in October, I will drink a beer to Apollo today. :)

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

Indeed, a most awesome summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The longest day of the year? Thought it was 24 hours, just like any other day, eh!

In Leek, Staffordshire, all the pagans n'stuff gather here to watch the "double sunset" during the summer solstice. Trippy stuff.

I thought there was a special ointment for "Willy Dunne Wooters"!

See you later, eh.

Gary

DEZMOND said...

Hate summer :) but Apollo can do it for me :) Can't stand Gossling though...

Adam said...

To be honest out of all the former religions, sun worship is the one that made logical sense. 1. You can see the sun. 2. The sun is the reason you exist and the source of why we can live on Earth. 3. It's dependable.

Though it never made sense to pray to the sun. A big ball of fire in space doesn't understand English.

anne marie in philly said...

happy solstice! it's a hot & humid one down here!

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Translesbigayapalooza & Summer Solstice.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

Debi said...

Peace, Joy! & Community! xoxoxo

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy summer solstice! I wish the majority of the year would have such long days!

Ol'Buzzard said...

Winter is coming.
the Ol'Buzzard

Birdie said...

Ah, the long days of summer. I love it.

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mrsduncanmahogany said...

Happy, Happy Solstice!!! We are sitting outside after a beautiful day in The Peg, feeding the crows. Doesn't get much better! :)

Francie M said...

Happy summer solstice to you, Debra!!

Sarah said...

A beautiful, blessed summer solstice to you and yours! Thanks for the eye candy!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I knew it!!! I knew that was Willy Dunne Wooters!!!

A Beer For The Shower said...

Happy summer solstice! Now if Apollo could help me work on my tan, that'd be great. This milky egg-shell color I've got going on just isn't working for me.

Jenn said...

Lol, happy summer solstice to you!

Joy Christi said...

Interesting. I had forgotten it was the summer solstice and then wondered why I was extra exhausted yesterday. It felt like the longest day of the year all right! Especially trying to get little kids to go to bed when it's fully light outside :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Happy Summer, Deb. That's Willy Dunne? Janie Junebug gets one hot year-long summer, that lucky lady.

JACKIESUE said...

spring has sprung and summer has fell and it's hotter than hell..in Texas any how.

Missy George said...

Happy summer to you..we're getting closer to winter..YAy

CraveCute said...

Who knew Phoebus Apollo was so hot.... Happy Solstice Debra!

Madilyn Quinn said...

I like the third Apollo down. Nice! A happy Solstice to you, too!

Riot Kitty said...

Happy Solstice! I thought that *was* Ryan Gosling.