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Sophie Berry Oct 15
In Norse mythology Hel is the daughter of Loki & the giantess, Angrboða. She is the sister of Fenris-wolf, & of the world serpent, Jörmungandr. Ruler of the underworld, described as half black & half white, she is the personification of the grave.
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curious ordinary Oct 15
Rhiannon is a Celtic goddess of horses and the otherworld. She rides a white mare and is accompanied by three magical birds. She is linked with fertility, regeneration, feminine strength and enchantment. Art: 'Rhiannon' from The Mabinogion by Alan Lee.
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Siân Esther Powell 〓〓🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Oct 15
Huldufólk (hidden people) are the elves in Icelandic & Faroese folklore. Much like the Irish Aos Sí & Welsh Tylwth Teg they are human-like in appearance but belong to a world overlapping our own, close but just out of sight. They can choose to reveal themselves.
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Sophie Berry 5h
In Scandinavian folklore, the Mare (or Mara) are malevolent beings who lay or ride upon a person’s chest while they are sleeping, invoking tormented dreams. The word “nightmare” comes from the from their name.
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Adventures of Bogo 44m
This lets look at possibly the first . Lilitu, mentioned in tales of ancient Babylon. Later Hebrew legends say she was Adam's first wife made of the same clay as him and arrives at night to drink the blood of infants. Art by eyeofordum on Deviantart
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P J Richards Oct 15
🌿🌕🌿It is said that the gateway into the Otherworld beneath Glastonbury Tor can be revealed if you walk nine times around the hill, widdershins, at a full moon...
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Siân Esther Powell 〓〓🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Oct 15
An “Otherworld” is a concept found in many cultures including Irish & Welsh mythology. Traveled to through portals such as earthen burial mounds or bodies of water. Votive offerings left in these places indicate that inhabitants of the Otherworld were godlike
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#WOMENSART 7h
Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen, 'Eyes as Big as Plates' photographic series based on Nordic folklore, humanity and nature
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Cindy Gail Prince 57m
Wendigo, or sometimes windigo, is an evil human-like demon who, it was believed by the Algonquin tribes of the Great Lakes region of Canada, can turn humans into cannibals by possessing them.
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Olivia Claire Louise Newman Oct 15
In Celtic Mythology, the Otherworld is the afterlife of eternal peace and joy. It was said to reside underground, accessed by caves, mounds or the sea. Delightful is the land beyond all dreams, Fairer than aught thine eyes have ever seen. (T. W. Rolleston)
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Int🎃xicating Spaces 49m
Illness manifests as monsters in this 1788 etching by Thomas Rowlandson; ague (the chills) is an eel-like specimen with long bony fingers, while fever is a furry creature with red eyes. 🦠
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🎃🦇 Aleksei I. Valentín ✡️♿🏳️‍🌈 53m
Since this week's theme is monsters, I have to talk about La Bête du Gévaudan, one of many massive wolves that terrorised rural France in the late 17th through the 18th centuries. The Beast specifically was blamed for about 100 deaths.
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SelineSigil 1h
The basilisk ‘king of serpents’, can kill a person with a single glare, making it one of the most feared and deadly creatures of the mythological world.Are extremely hostile towards humans with venom so toxic that it can kill from a meter's distance.
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👁👁🍳👀👁👁👁‍🗨 1h
The scariest monsters MUST be vampire pumpkins of Balkan lore! The fruit begin to shake and make a ‘Brrl! Brrrl!’ noise, and go about houses at night with ill intent— but they can’t do much harm, so aren’t as feared as other vampires. I had to draw them, obvs
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Cindy Gail Prince 51m
Waheelas are gigantic wolves with wider heads, spread-out toes, and long white fur. They are said to hang out in the Northwest Territories, specifically the remote Nahanni Valley, and their hobbies include ripping your head off.
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Cindy Gail Prince Oct 15
The ancient Greeks believed opals gave their owners the gift of prophecy and guarded them from disease. Europeans have long considered the gem a symbol of hope, purity, and truth.
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Mark Rees Oct 15
"Coblynau are fairies which haunt the mines and quarries of . They have been known to throw stones at the miners, but all miners of a proper spirit refrain from provoking them, because their presence brings good luck" British Goblins 1880 Wirt Sikes
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Folklore Thursday Oct 19
This week's theme is the folklore of the world's scariest ! (Image: Edgar Etherington, via wikimedia commons)
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Bon Repos Gites Oct 15
The Menhir de la Thiemblaye was said to be one of three stones that blocked the entrance to Hell. Unmarried women would slide down it in the expectation that they would be married within the year.
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Cindy Gail Prince 1h
In Arkansas folklore, the Howler is a creature said to dwell in the Ozarks. According to tradition, the creature is bear-like in shape with a gray colored, shaggy coat.
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