enchantedsleeper:

Murals by Maurice Greiffenhagen




FAIRYTALE MEME: 8 Fairy Tale Creatures - [4/8] Mermaids
  If a shadow passed over them, she knew it must be either a whale, or a ship sailing by full of human beings, who, indeed, little thought that, far beneath them, a little mermaiden was passionately stretching forth her hands towards their ship’s keel.




APHRODITE, THE MOOD BOARD



asheathes:

M Y T H O L O G Y : D R A G O N S

Dragons are awe-inspiring patchwork creatures found in the myths and legends of cultures all around the world.

In Europe, they are nightmarish fire-spewing reptiles, large and lizard-like, with the forked tongue of a snake and wings like a bat. In the legends, they are reviled and feared because they liked to imprison maidens, destroy villages and hoard over mountains of gold.

In the ancient cultures of Mexico and South America, a divine feathered serpent known by various names was believed to renew the world after each cycle of destruction.

In China, dragons are amphibious creatures that dwell in oceans, lakes, rivers and even raindrops. They are revered as life-giving symbols of fortune and fertility, capable of unleashing rain in times of drought. They are animal mosaics, possessing the body of a snake, the scales of a fish, the talons of an eagle, the antlers of a stag, and the face of a gilin—another mythical creature that resembles a deer but whose body is wreathed in flames.




theonwrites:

Mythological Creatures - Naiads

THE NAIADS were fresh-water Nymphs who inhabited the rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, fountains and springs of the earth. They were immortal, minor divinities who were invited to attend the assemblies of the gods on Mount Olympos. The Naiads, along with Artemis, were regarded as the divine nurses of the young, and the protectors of girls and maidens, overseeing their safe passage into adulthood. Similarly Apollon and the River-Gods (fathers of the Naiads) were the patron gods of boys and youths. The Naiads were depicted in ancient art as beautiful, young women, either seated, standing or reclining beside their springs, and holding a hydria (water jug) or branch of lush foliage. Naiads have been regarded as potentially dangerous creatures.
tagged as: nymphs;  



age-of-awakening:

 What angels are apparently supposed to look like according to

They had 6 wings, covered with eyes on the wings. And had two eyes on their face, but used 2 wings to cover their face at all times because if a mortal ever saw their face they would die.

 The bible mentions multiple faces, being covered in eyeballs, constant singing, lion heads etc.

 Besides being described as beasts and monsters, they’re practically brainless drones. Heavenly angels are only one step removed from demons. The only difference is demons fell from heaven because they chose to follow Lucifer, who was an angel (angel of music and one of god’s favorites). So they are these eyeball covered animal mashed up monsters who were only created to worship for eternity (part of humanities creation was so that something would choose to love god, not just worship him because they were created to).

Angels fall into a lot of new age and conspiracy beliefs.We were taught that the supernatural realms went in the order of Heaven, Hell, then Earth. So when the angels fell from heaven with Lucifer, some fell through hell and landed on Earth. We were taught they intermarried with early humans and created giants and taught witch craft to women.

Technically, angels have made their only moral choice, and so experience morality only in theory.
Some angel characters are based on the non-humanoid or vaguely humanoid “canon” angels, which can be anything from a ball of wings covered in eyes to a huge, living wheel to animals on fire.

 They’re abominations, they’re alien, they’re beyond us. They’re creatures that biology as we know it does not apply to. Often they do not love mankind, they love God and God alone.

Maybe angels taking on human form but describing just what they look like when they’re not wearing their skin.

Angels are such creepy and interesting.

The study of angelology is EVEN MORE interesting with a literal and scientific approach to understand what ancients have said regarding angelic deities. It’s a beautiful study

tagged as: angels;  



worldofmythology:

Odin

In Norse mythology, Odin is the king Asgard and the god of Wisdom. He sacrificed his eye to drink from the well of wisdom and gained knowledge of past, present, and future events.

With his two brothers, Odin defeated the first giant, Ymir, and fashioned the earth and sky from the frost giant’s body. Also with his brothers, Odin created woman and man.

Odin is the father of important deities such as Thor and Baldr, as well as the blood brother of Loki.

On the day of Ragnarok, Odin will be killed by the great wolf Fenrir.

Notes: Odin was requested by morganathewitch. If you have any requests, feel free to drop them in my Ask Box or tweet them @WorldofMyth

Sources: Encyclopedia Mythica Wikipedia GodChecker




facina-oris:

MYTHOLOGY MEME - [9/?] TITANS: PALLAS

"And Styx the daughter of Okeanos was joined to

Pallas and bare Zelos and trim-ankled Nike in the

house. Also she brought forth Kratos and Bia,

wonderful children.”

                                           ( requested byiamnotyour-darling )

tagged as: titans;  greek mythology;  



ZEUS, father of gods and men - (3/9) GREEK GODS/GODDESSES

For the Greeks, Zeus was the King of Gods, overseer of the universe, and the god of sky and thunder. He was also known to be the dispenser of Good and Evil. He resided on Mount Olympus and ruled over the other Olympians, one of whom was his wife Hera. 
As the father of the gods, Zeus saw to it that each deity performed his or her individual duty, punished their misdeeds, settled their disputes, and acted towards them on all occasions as their all-knowing counsellor and mighty friend. 
As the father of men, he took a paternal interest in the actions and well-being of mortals. He watched over them with tender solicitude, rewarding truth, charity, and uprightness, but severely punishing perjury, cruelty, and want of hospitality. Even the poorest and most forlorn wanderer found in him a powerful advocate, for he, by a wise and merciful dispensation, ordained that the mighty ones of the earth should succour their distressed and needy brethren.

Common symbols of Zeus are the sceptre, the throne, the eagle and the thunderbolt which was a gift from the Cyclops after he had liberated them.




momo-deary:

Figured mermaids with breasts should be a little more mammal~ So here’s a narwhal mermaid <33

4 hour warm up painting~

tagged as: merfolk;  

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