Donna Riley

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:55:55 +0000

Ghost riders in the sky - Johnny Cash - Full Song (+playlist)

    Mark Jansen – Epica « Femme Metal Webzine

    The Funeral of a Viking

    100 Best Albums of the Nineties: Johnny Cash, 'American Recordings' | Rolling Stone

    The Banshee ✯ The Irish Banshee is a solitary female fairy connected to a family, although it lives in the forest. The Banshee will scream when a family member’s death is imminent, and long after the death in mourning. From this legend we have the phrase “scream like a banshee.” It is thought that the legend rises from the practice of “keeners,” women who wail in mourning at funerals, sometimes professionally.✯

    The Dullahan: The Irish Headless Horseman. Irish myth that is the foreteller of death. Rides a black horse with fire eyes, when he stops riding, a human dies.

    The Norse culture honored a wide variety of gods, and many are still worshipped today by Asatruar and Heathens. For the Norse and Germanic societies, much like many other ancient cultures, the deities were a part of daily life, not merely something to be chatted with in times of need. Here are some of the best-known gods and goddesses of the Norse pantheon.

    Le fatras folklorique: La Huldre

    NORSE: VALHALLA, or "Hall of the Slain". Valhalla is depicted as a giant hallway in Asgard dedicated to the fallen soldiers in battle, only the souls of warriors deemed fit by the Norse god Odin, who have died a noble or valiant death on the field may enter. Those chosen by Odin are led to the great hall by his Valkyries and the rest go to Hel. In Valhalla, the dead join the masses of those who have perished in combat known as Einherjar as they prepare to aid Odin in the events of Ragnarok.

    Kelpie (Irish "Celtic"/Scottish) - Their nickname is the "Water-Horse." They have a head, neck, chest and front legs of a horse then a tail of a fish. Their home are large lakes. They are able to shape-shift into human form, usually male. They are solitary animals.


    The Wind's Tale by Hans Christian Anderson. Artist: Edmund Dulac

    Vikings in Iceland

    Merlin and Arthur—this one really reminds me of the bond between Dumbledore and Harry Potter.

    Svarog by Andrei Klimenko

    Spider Woman Gustave Dore' Dante Views The Soul Of Arachne Purgatory Canto 12 Vintage Engraving Purgatory Limbo. $25,89, via Etsy.

    Mountain Troll. John Bauer illustration for Our Fathers' Godsaga. Art print found at

    Edmund Dulac - Death, from "The Nightingale"

    “Athena’s themes are protection, victory, courage and leadership. Her symbols are new clothing, olives, owls and the oak. Among the Greeks, especially those dwelling in Athens, Athena …

    Demeter, goddess of wheat, fertility, agriculture and mother of Persephone.

    Esme Lonsdale's Galaxies. Just looks at those bright colors!

    Ghillie Dhu by Dan Goodfellow - art inspired from mythology and legends of his Celtic homeland.