Linking your favorite traveling artists across the globe
A bestiary, or Bestiarum vocabulum is a compendium of beasts. Bestiaries were made popular in the Middle Ages in illustrated volumes that described various animals, birds and even rocks.
Location: In the stories of past lore myth and tales of old
Latest Activity: Feb 11, 2014
RAVEN FOLKLOREThey slept until the black raven,the blithe heartedproclaimed the joy of heaven- BeowulfNative AmericanAccording to Jamie Sams and David Carson, in their excellent book Medicine Cards (which accompanies a beautiful deck of animal…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 11, 2014.
Here is a different take on what we know of the Crow. Some of which is obviously myth...and some might actually be fact. I had to make a few corrections to this article, but it is not mine in any way. I borrowed this excerpt from:…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 7, 2014.
Hecate, Greek goddess of the three paths, guardian of the household, protector of everything newly born, and the goddess of witchcraft -- once a widely revered and influential goddess, the reputation of Hecate has been tarnished over the centuries.…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 1, 2014.
The Goddess Nerthus & the Ancient Franks:(Pictured:Nerthus (1905) by Emil Doepler) During the time of Roman expansion in Europe, the Romans encountered many Germanic tribes on the other side of the Rhine and Danube rivers. The German people…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Feb 1, 2014.
Water DeitiesA water deity is a supernatural being in mythology associated with water or various bodies of water. Water deities are common in mythology. Water deities usually were important among civilizations in which the sea or ocean, or a great…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 31, 2014.
World News - Construction sites are becoming popular scenes for discoveries of everything from prehistoric mammoth fossils to newly discovered spider species. In following that trend, a recent construction project near Gliwice, Poland uncovered a…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 26, 2014.
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 25, 2014.
I was just doing a little reading and came across this. It just amazes me what some people will believe sometimes. The blind and misled are only out numbered by the things they choose to believe it seems. LycanthropyLycanthropy is the transformation…Continue
Started by Dept of PMM Artists & things. Last reply by Dept of PMM Artists & things Jan 25, 2014.
Slaanesh Satanas Daemon 10:21in the evenin' Jan 31
goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous creature; a grotesquely evil or evil-like phantom.
They are attributed with various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. In some cases, goblins have been classified as constantly annoying little creatures somewhat related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually depicted as small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf. They also often are said to possess various magical abilities. They are also very greedy and love money
The Goddess Diana...The 'Queen of Heaven':
(Pictured: The Goddess Diana (Artemis) of the Ephesians)
Diana is just one name for this multi-faceted Roman Goddess. Among her many names are "Lady of the Beasts", "Goddess of the Wild Woods" and perhaps most apt, the "Queen of Heaven".
***According to the "Temple of Diana" website, she is the Roman triple Goddess, her three aspects being that of Lunar Virgin, Mother of Creatures and the Huntress or Destroyer. In the guise of the triple Goddess, she could be compared to the Celtic Goddess Brigid, the Greek Goddess Hecate and Indian Goddess Kali.***
Dancing Willow Tree
Damona is a Gualish goddess of warm springs and the protrectress of animals. For us she represents the deep body-centered awareness needed for healing. She invites us the get naked, physically and psychologically, and slip into the warm pool of the goddess. There we can feel ourselves and all of our emotions. Our deep instinctual nature can emerge, guiding us toward wholeness. My painting: Wild Woman Damona
Crow Spirit Animal
The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic. As totem and spirit guide the crow provides powerful insight.
A sign of luck, the crow is also associated with the archetype of the trickster - so be aware of deceiving appearances. If the crow has chosen you as your spirit or totem animal, it supports you in developing the power of sight, transformation and connection with life’s magic.
Because of its affinity with life mysteries and magic, the crow is seen in many shamanic traditions. It is the spirit animal of choice for those who use magic and have the power to manipulate the law of our physical universe. The crow often is the animal of choice of shape shifters.
As a spirit guide, the crow will guide you in getting in touch with life mysteries and develop your ability to perceive subtle shifts in energy within yourself and in your environment. It has the ability to go beyond the illusions, especially duality of right and wrong, inner and outer.
[Image: Jon Snow by Lulebel
Slaanesh Satanas Daemon
A Pukwudgie or hell's foot soldiers by
christian orthadoxs is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies' features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. Their skin is described as being a smooth grey, and at times has been known to glow.
In Native American lore, Pukwudgies have the following traits and abilities;
they can appear and disappear at will
they can transform into a walking porcupine (it looks like a porcupine from the back, and the front is half-troll, half-human and walks upright)
they can attack people and lure them to their deaths
they are able to use magic
they have poison arrows
they can create fire at will
Pukwudgies control Tei-Pai-Wankas which are believed to be the souls of Native Americans they have killed.
Native Americans believed that Pukwudgies were best left alone. When you see a Pukwudgie you are not supposed to mess with them, or they will repay you by playing nasty tricks on you, or by following you and causing trouble. They were once friendly to humans, but then turned against them. They are known to kidnap people, push them off cliffs, attack their victims with short knives and spears, and to use sand to blind their victims
Slaanesh Satanas Daemon 6:03in the evenin' Jan 26
The designations of Gods, Demons, Aedra, and Daedra, are universally confusing to the layman. They are often used interchangeably due to the arrogance and ignorance of the said user.
"Aedra" and "Daedra" are not relative terms. They are Elvish and exact. Azura is a Daedra both in Skyrim and Morrowind. "Aedra" is usually translated as "ancestor," which is as close as Cyrodilic can come to this Elven concept. "Daedra" means, roughly, "not our ancestors." This distinction was crucial to the Dunmer, whose fundamental split in ideology is represented in their mythical genealogy.
Aedra are associated with stasis. Daedra represent change.
Aedra created the mortal world and are bound to the Earth Bones. Daedra, who cannot create, have the power to change.
As part of the divine contract of creation, the Aedra can be killed. Witness Lorkan and the moons.
The protean Daedra, for whom the rules do not apply, can only be banished.
In Classical Greek mythology dating to Hesiod, Pandora was the first human woman created by the deities. Specifically, she was created by Hephaestus and Athena on the instructions of Zeus.
Each of the deities helped to create her by giving her unique gifts. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to mold her out of Earth as part of the punishment of humanity for Prometheus' theft of the secret of fire. All of the gods joined in offering her "seductive gifts."
According to the Hesiodic myth, Pandora opened a jar (pithos), which in contemporary retellings is mistranslated as "Pandora's box." She opened the jar out of simple curiosity and not as a malicious act, however, the release of all the evils of humanity is attributed to this single act.
Aside from plagues and diseases, however, Hesiod does not specify the particular evils in detail. Only Hope is said to have remained once Pandora closed the jar.
[Image: Artist is Warwick Goble]
© 2023 Created by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler. Powered by
You need to be a member of Beings of Legend Lore and Myth to add comments!