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thelongvictorian · 3 hours ago
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A Mermaid Tempting a Satyr into the Water (1917) by Ferdinand Leeke (German, 1859-1923). “She swore vengeance on all men with dark hearts.”
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alephalpha333 · 13 hours ago
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This is a blog I’ve been writing on and off for a while but I never shared the link anywhere before today.
Read the mysterious travel diaries of the legendary Professor Jacques Macquouilles on Blogspot...If you dare!
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whitewingedcrow · 15 hours ago
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The youngest of the Blood Gods, Zakath is the god of pain and punishment and holds an accordingly fearful reputation even when compared to his wicked siblings. Charming but deeply sadistic, he’s the cruelest member of the vampiric pantheon and has the fewest followers; many followers of Zakath are viewed with mistrust even among their own kind since having a pact with the god is seen as a revelation of an individual’s own tendencies.  On the other hand, even Zakath’s most vicious followers play their part in society. Many of them become Executioners, the closest thing the chaotic race has to a justice system, and become the enforcers of secrecy and cultural taboos. Whether or not they take this role as a sanctioned outlet for their own sadistic tendencies, Executioners are dangerous but necessary and respected accordingly.
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1stunseeliefaelass · 19 hours ago
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Hello everyone, I'm going to be rebooting the story I started here, as I've wanted to for some time.
But this blog is filled with so much that people still love, so it shall remain as an archive spot. So you can see how characters started off on my blog and compare to later posts on the new blog I plan to make. I shall edit this and add tags to it once the new blog is ready for anybody wanting to follow it. Hope to see you guys there, and my fellow bloggers who've found me over the years.
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ekuroeil · 19 hours ago
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Ekulibur
The sword of the forests' kings, Ekulibur will belong to the chosen Ekuroeil.
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rastronomicals · 22 hours ago
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8:31 AM EDT June 20, 2021:
Rick Wakeman - "Lady Of The Lake" From the album   The Myths & Legends of King Arthur & The Knights of the Round Table
Last song scrobbled from iTunes at Last.fm
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mythosblogging · 22 hours ago
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Guardian Lions, sometimes mistakenly referred to as 'Foo Dogs' traditionally guarded Palaces, Tombs and Buddhist temples. Originating in China, these lions were traditionally depicted in pairs and placed in the entranceway. The Male represented Yang, and typically held an embroidered ball beneath his paw. He protected the house's structure and exterior. The female, representing Yin, was accompanied by a cub and protected the house's interior and inhabitants.
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redbootsindoriath · a day ago
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So.  I did actually make a little map of the placement and designs of pirate-Túrin’s right arm tattoos because I wanted to be consistent.  Each one represents a different name and was designed with the meaning in mind.  I expect y’all will probably be able to figure them out, but just in case, I’ve got them written out and explained under the cut.
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Also bear in mind that this was the first time I’d ever designed tattoos, so that’s why they look the way they do.
Skull: Neithan - The ribbon running behind represents his life until that point, with the seashell and merfolk tail on the right side representing his time in Dor-lómin and Doriath respectively.  He’d have had this one done by the Gaurwaith.
Symbol of Fingolfin: Túrin - Duh.  Beleg gives him this one in the hopes that he’ll remember who he used to be.
Snake and fish: Gorthol - The two captains: Beleg (the fish) and Túrin (the snake).  This one would have been done by the Gaurwaith as well.  (A bit of foreshadowing because the snake is a coral snake, which looks very similar to several harmless snake species but is actually extremely deadly.)
Dead albatross: Agarwaen son of Umarth - Killing an albatross, even accidentally, has historically been a sign of very bad luck among sailors.  Obviously the albatross represents Beleg.  Túrin makes this one himself while at Ivrin.
Cutlass: Mormegil - I.....hope this one would be obvious?  Anglachel/Gurthang is a cutlass in this AU.  He gets this one done in Nargothrond.
Merman: Adanedhel - Another Nargothrond one that I hope can go without explaining.
Crying mermaid: Thurin - Probably done at Nargothrond as well.  The gag across the mermaid’s mouth represents Túrin keeping his real identity a secret from Finduilas.  The tear under her eye foreshadows her death.
Knotted rope: Wildman of the Woods Sea - Done in Brethil, the infinity shape calls back to him having been tied to his fate so far.
Sea serpent: Turambar - The last of the tattoos, also done in Brethil.  The serpent is swallowing its own tail to symbolize mastery of one’s own fate but also foreshadows Túrin’s own death.  The skull head also foreshadows Túrin defeating Glaurung.
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rhianna · 2 days ago
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Bibliographic Record
Author
Spence, Lewis, 1874-1955
Illustrator
Paul, Evelyn, 1883-1963
TitleMyths and Legends of Ancient Egypt
LanguageEnglish
LoC Class
BL: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion: Religion: General, Miscellaneous and Atheism
Subject
Egypt -- Antiquities
Subject
Egypt -- Religion
CategoryText
EBook-No.43662
Release DateSep 7, 2013
Copyright StatusPublic domain in the USA.
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mythosblogging · 2 days ago
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Sedna is goddess thought to be responsible for the ocean’s bounty. 
Once human, and known for her beauty, Sedna married a handsome man who she later discovered was the king of birds in human form. Worried that he had not heard from his daughter, her father set out and found her living on an uninhabitable rock. Together they fled, but Sedna’s husband summoned a storm and followed. 
Terrified, Sedna’s father flung her overboard, cutting off her fingers when Sedna clung to the boat. Some of her fingers became whales. Others became seals. When Sedna is happy her ocean children are plentiful, and hunting is good. When Sedna is unhappy her children retreat, and food becomes scarce. 
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tricksheart · 3 days ago
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----“Forgive Maruki? For once I agree with Goro on this. I’ll never never never forgive that bastard. Doc took advantage of all of us, yet you want to forget? Yeah, ain’t happening. I already lost enough memories and I don’t want to lose anymore”. Snippets of when he was put until sleep until he died by the hands of Maruki flashed frequently in his mind non stop. The eeriness of not being able to be woken up, doomed to waste life away on a crate bed. Sorry to another version of himself, but Akira was different.
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mythosblogging · 3 days ago
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Originating among the indigenous tribes of North America, the Thunderbird was a powerful being capable of bringing thunder, lightning and storms. Most mythology depicted the bird as benevolent, protecting humanity from creatures of the underworld such as the Horned Serpent - Misikinubik. Some speculate that the mythology originated from humans discovering Pterosaur bones, and ascribing them a Mythological origin.
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mythosblogging · 3 days ago
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Like many of Zeus' children, Dionysus was not 'born' in the traditional sense. His mother Semele was killed by his father Zeus, either deliberately or by accident. 
In one of the more popular versions of the myth, Semele was tricked by Hera into requesting to see Zeus' true form. Hera was jealous of Semele's affair with her husband, and knew that a mortal would be unable to survive the sight.
While Semele died, her half-god child survived. Zeus cut open his own thigh, placing the child inside and sewing the wound closed. Some months later, Dionysus was born.
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redbootsindoriath · 3 days ago
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Observations made while reading The Hobbit after taking like a two year break, Chapters 14-19
I wonder if Bard being right was a sort of fantasy of Tolkien’s.  “Wow you should have listened to the morbid guy all along!  He actually knew something!  Who’d’ve thunk!”
Throwing down the bridge didn’t stop the dragon from destroying Laketown.  Many of those who are familiar with this blog know the point I’m making here.
A long black arrow retrieved unbroken after each use?  I see you recycling Dailir, Professor.  Couldn’t let it go, could you?
“...some of those who had before sung the old songs loudest, were now heard as loudly crying that the dwarves had stirred the dragon up against them deliberately!”  This line is really cool, in my opinion.  That’s all.
Bard is just as keen on getting the treasure from Erebor as the others are because he wants to rebuild Dale.  The movies made Bard more perfect and Faramir less perfect.  What--
The mountain being an eleven-days'-walk away from Laketown just makes Middle Earth seem so much bigger.
I should have noticed this years ago, but the dwarves bragging on Smaug’s death when they had nothing to do with it reminds me of Eustace (from the Chronicles of Narnia) feeling "as if he had fought and killed the dragon instead of merely seeing it die”.
“[Bilbo] did not expect, of course, expect that any one would remember that it was he who discovered all by himself the dragon’s weak spot; and that was just as well, for no one ever did.”  Not that he was salty about that when he was writing the book later, of course.
Touchy subject here, but I’m going to argue that 1/12 of the mountain’s treasure was a bit high of a demand by Laketown.  Not downplaying Bard’s skill and courage in killing Smaug, but I’m saying he would have faced him all the same if there had been no treasure at stake.
Going to follow that up immediately with saying that I think Thorin and co. should have given them that much or more anyway, but out of pity, generosity, or in a move to befriend their neighbors and advance the local economy, rather than by force.
(Reminder that there are a heck ton of gemstones at the bottom of the lake after Smaug’s death.)
Anyway, the long and the short of it is that everybody has a point here and Gandalf is really the most levelheaded of the lot.
“‘Now I will make you an offer!!’”  Anytime I think that using multiple exclamation marks at the end of something makes me seem unprofessional, I get to remember that the king of high fantasy himself did it sometimes.
Ah yes, metal spandex.  Hasn’t made an appearance since Eöl.  Good to have the cursed mental imagery back.
Book!Bard: “DUDE THE DWARVES ARE OFF GUARD, WE SHOULD KILL THEM NOW LOL!” Book!Thranduil: “Bruh calm down.” ... Movie!Thranduil: “AKDOJCMEHWUF TREASURE.  THE DWARVES MUST ALL DIE.  STAR GEMSSSSS!” Movie!Bard: “Bruh calm down.”
“‘...I have always understood that defeat may be glorious.  It seems very uncomfortable, not to say distressing.’ ... ‘Victory after all, I suppose! ... Well, it seems a very gloomy business.’”  And here we see the WWI veteran in Tolkien showing up again.
Thorin really went “I’d like to be friends with Bilbo again since I’m dying and won’t be able to keep my treasure.”  Like...that’s his reason.
Beorn killed Bolg!!  Beorn killed Bolg!!!!!!  Yes please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that Bilbo was given one of Elrond’s handkerchiefs tells us that elves use handkerchiefs and for some reason this is making me way too amused.
Honestly, I understand the idea of the comfort of coming home after a quest, but Tolkien always makes it seem like such an annoying part of the adventure that I’m beginning to wonder if it’s even worth bothering.
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mythosblogging · 4 days ago
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The Axolotl is named for the ancient Aztec god Xolotl. He was the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl both born to a virgin mother. He was the god of monsters, misfortune, sickness and deformities. He was a guide for the dead and one of his duties involved dragging the sun through the underworld each night, protecting it from the dangers there.
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mythosblogging · 4 days ago
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Inari is a Japanese Deity or Kami, associated with foxes, who are said to serve as messengers for the god. Beliefs about Inari vary by location, with the deity being depicted in various forms, both male and female. 
Inari has many different areas that they are said to preside over, including rice, tea and sake. They are also said to be a patron of blacksmiths, entertainers and warriors.
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