It is a game of want and wanting.
AKA HOLY CRAP YOU GUYS THIS PROMO
PORTRAYAL OF HISTORICAL OTP ♛ Leōnidas & Gorgō (V BC)
(played by Gerard Butler and Lena Headey in 300)
When asked by an Athenian woman why Spartan women were the only women in the world who “ruled their men,” Gorgo allegedly said it was because Spartans were the only women “who gave birth to men”
Two historical figures, uncle and niece, man and wife, Leōnidas and Gorgō. This marriage was almost certainly dynastic. Nevertheless, it certainly involved some kind of inclination or affection on both side. But the case is not that simple. Leōnidas was well positioned to claim the throne without marrying Gorgō if he didn’t want to. And Gorgō was already known since her late childhood for being outspoken and fierce. She’d never had married a man she didn’t want. Even if Spartan was the least misogynous amongst the ancient Greek city-states, he included included her in contexts where affairs of state were being handled. He travelled with her abroad. He had at least one child with her. And, before the Battle of Thermopylae, knowing that her husband’s death in battle was inevitable, she asked him what to do. Leōnidas replied “marry a good man who will treat you well, bear him children, and live a good life.”
Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.
a moment, a love, a dream, a laugh, a kiss, a cry,
our rights, our wrongs