"I had trouble sleeping the whole time I was doing 12 Years a Slave, but that night, I got even less sleep. But it occurred to me while I was weeping in the night that my discomfort was temporary and Patsy’s wasn’t and it still makes me cry. I had been given this privilege to bring her back to life and it just quieted my soul and prepared me for the next day’s work.”
"I saw, or fancied I saw, the room and its furniture just as I had seen it last, except that it was very dark, and I saw something moving round the foot of the bed, which at first I could not accurately distinguish. But I soon saw that it was a sooty-black animal that resembled a monstrous cat. It appeared to me about four or five feet long, for it measured fully the length of the hearthrug as it passed over it; and it continued to-ing and fro-ing with the lithe sinister restlessness of a beast in a cage." - Le Fanu, “Carmilla”
Hera was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, and the queen of Olympus in Greek mythology. She was born the daughter of Rhea and Cronus, and when the Titanomachy was overthrown, would marry her brother, Zeus. Her children included Ares, Enyo, ErisHebe, and Hephaestus. Hera was seen as a scornful goddess as her marriage with Zeus was one full of strife, and ironically, despite being the personification of familial harmony, Hera’s personal life was filled with jealousy and discord. However, those she favored were ultimately blessed with goodwill, and her role as the queen of Olympus was one that was ultimately unquestioned as she was the most supreme of women in the Greek pantheon.