De smaointe nar.

(GREEK MYTHOLOGY series):

Andromeda was the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of the kingdom Ethiopia.
Her mother Cassiopeia boasted that she was more beautiful than the Nereids, the nymph-daughters of the sea god Nereus and often seen accompanying Poseidon. To punish the Queen for her arrogance, Poseidon, brother to Zeus and god of the Sea, sent a sea monster (Cetus) to ravage the coast of Ethiopia including the kingdom of the vain Queen. The desperate King consulted the Oracle of Apollo, who announced that no respite would be found until the king sacrificed his virgin daughter Andromeda to the monster. She was chained naked to a rock on the coast.

Perseus was returning from having slain the Gorgon Medusa, he found Andromeda and slew Cetus by turning him to stone. He set her free, and married her in spite of Andromeda having been previously promised to her uncle Phineus. At the wedding a quarrel took place between the rivals, and Phineus was turned to stone by the sight of the Gorgon’s head.
Perseus and Andromeda had seven sons: Perseides, Perses, Alcaeus, Heleus, Mestor, Sthenelus, and Electryon, and one daughter, Gorgophone. Their descendants ruled Mycenae from Electryon down to Eurystheus, after whom Atreus attained the kingdom, and would also include the great hero Heracles.

When she died, Andromeda was hung in the sky as a constellation. (x)

(via fyeahgreekmythology)

nightmarecreature:

Engraved folding trigger pinfire revolver with gold and silver decorations.  Most likely of Belgian origins, mid 19th century.

Fucking want

(Source: peashooter85, via sabubu91)

patrocluz:

MYTHOLOGY MEME(2/3) Locations

In Greek Mythology, The Garden of the Hesperides is Hera's orchard in the west, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew. The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia gave to Hera as a wedding gift when Hera accepted Zeus. The Hesperides were given the task of tending to the grove, but occasionally plucked from it themselves. Not trusting them, Hera also placed in the garden a never-sleeping, hundred-headeddragon named Ladon as an additional safeguard. 

(via fyeahgreekmythology)

neaq:

Visitor Pictures: The harlequin tuskfish is one of the flashier fish in an exhibit filled with showstoppers.

We’re so glad you brought your camera, morsmorde.

alveolarhissingsibilance:

I sat on the market place for a bit today and managed to snag the other sparrow I was missing but couldn’t seem to farm up - in my clicking frenzy I accidentally got an extra one of these:

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So if you are missing one, this is your time to win it!

Tha Rules:

  • You gotta be a current follower.  If you follow on a mainblog and reblog this from your side FR blog, lemme know what you follow with.  I’ve copied down all your names into a sheet and I’m pretty sure I did it right, as I’ve checked it twice
  • Reblog this with your lair name and number so you actually have a chance of this getting to you

IT’S THAT SIMPLE

This ends in about an hour from now, uh … 12:30pm FR time

Abhean #13607

mythologyrules:

The Creation Myth in Norse Mythology
In the beginning there was only the ice realm, Niflheim, and the fire realm, Muspelheim, and the chasm in between called Gannungagap. When ice and fire met, the Jötunn (the race of giants are called jötnar, singular: jötunn) Ymir and the cow Auðumbla were created.From Ymir’s left armpit, the first man and woman were born, and from his legs, the frost jötnar were born.Auðumbla nourished Ymir with its milk, and the cow was nourished by licking salty blocks of ice, which released Búri - the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin, Vili and Ve. These three sons of Borr killed Ymir and the blood pouring out of the giant’s body killed all the frost giants Ymir had created, except Bergelmir. From Ymir’s body the sons of Borr shaped the world:
Ymir’s flesh became the earth, the seas and lakes were his blood. His bones were the mountains, his teeth the rocks, his hair the trees, and from his skull they made the dome of the sky, setting a dwarf at each of the four corners to hold it above the earth.The sons of Borr created time, and placed the sun and moon in chariots on the sky, which were steered by the siblings Sól and Mani. The wolves Hati and Sköll were created by Odin to pursue the chariots on the sky, so they would not slow their pace.
Picture: "Ymir Gets Himself Killed By Odin and His Brothers" by Lorenz Frølich

mythologyrules:

The Creation Myth in Norse Mythology

In the beginning there was only the ice realm, Niflheim, and the fire realm, Muspelheim, and the chasm in between called Gannungagap. When ice and fire met, the Jötunn (the race of giants are called jötnar, singular: jötunn) Ymir and the cow Auðumbla were created.
From Ymir’s left armpit, the first man and woman were born, and from his legs, the frost jötnar were born.
Auðumbla nourished Ymir with its milk, and the cow was nourished by licking salty blocks of ice, which released Búri - the father of Borr and grandfather of Odin, Vili and Ve. These three sons of Borr killed Ymir and the blood pouring out of the giant’s body killed all the frost giants Ymir had created, except Bergelmir. From Ymir’s body the sons of Borr shaped the world:

Ymir’s flesh became the earth, the seas and lakes were his blood. His bones were the mountains, his teeth the rocks, his hair the trees, and from his skull they made the dome of the sky, setting a dwarf at each of the four corners to hold it above the earth.
The sons of Borr created time, and placed the sun and moon in chariots on the sky, which were steered by the siblings Sól and Mani. The wolves Hati and Sköll were created by Odin to pursue the chariots on the sky, so they would not slow their pace.

Picture: "Ymir Gets Himself Killed By Odin and His Brothers" by Lorenz Frølich

plutokitty:

Whee!  Sorry, I ended up having way less time than I thought this weekend so these are more like color sketches than anything. Anyway thanks again to everyone who played!

((Yay arts! I’m glad I told people about this :3 Also I shall have to post this to our cabal site to share with Schwindel.))

manticoreimaginary:

favourite faces for favourite mythic ladies: a Bean Nighe with Jing Wen

'nigheag bheag a bhroin,' little washer of the sorrow… presides over those about to die, and washes their shrouds on the edge of a lake, the bank of a stream, or the stepping-stones of a ford. While washing the shroud the water-nymph sings the dirge, and bewails the fate of the doomed. The 'nigheag' is so absorbed in her washing and singing, like the black-cock in his gyrations and serenading, that she is sometimes captured. When this occurs she will grant her captor three requests. Hence when a man is specially successful in some work or phase of life, it is said of him, 'Moire! fhuair an duine chuid a b’fhearr dh’an nigheig agus thug i dha a thri ragha miann'—Mary! the man got the better of the 'nigheag' and she gave him his three choice desires.

From Carmina Gadelica, published 1900.

(via deromanus)

A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nymphē) in Greek mythology and in Latin mythology is a minor female nature deity typically associated with a particular location or landform. There are five different types of nymphs, Celestial Nymphs, Water Nymphs, Land Nymphs, Plant Nymphs and Underworld Nymphs. Different from goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as divine spirits who animate nature, and are usually depicted as beautiful, young nubile maidens who love to dance and sing. They are believed to dwell in mountains and groves, by springs and rivers, and also in trees and in valleys and cool grottoes. Although they would never die of old age nor illness, and could give birth to fully immortal children if mated to a god, they themselves were not necessarily immortal, and could be beholden to death in various forms. 

(Source: valyriea, via fyeahgreekmythology)

handsometundras:

Upcycled freegan +1 put a bird on it Giveaway!
Tundra feel much excitement at so many small friends! Tundra also feel relief, for now tundra know that all of tundra’s sheddings will go to good use in the spring! 
Now tundra wish to celebrate this birdemic historic event with all tundra’s friends! To this end, tundra has bribed many birdfriend with many seed and bug to join tundra in another quick giveaway!
Prizes
A bird
A bird
A bird
A bird
A bird 
A bird
That’s right, tundra is giving away a total of 6 birdfriends to 6 of tundra’s friends! (One bird per friend!) The selection of birds will be random, though all 6 types of bird apparel will be represented in the prize pool. 
To acquire formula for ratio of seed and bug and lure bird of your very own, do the following:
Reblog with your FR username and ID number
Listen carefully for the sound of birds! If you have won, you should begin to hear singing sometime after 23:59 FR time on Saturday, 3/8! 
Don’t worry about following tundra or not, this giveaway is open to all!
Be aware that likes do not count, and that reblogging without your username and ID will result in automatic disqualification! 

Abhean #13607

handsometundras:

Upcycled freegan +1 put a bird on it Giveaway!

Tundra feel much excitement at so many small friends! Tundra also feel relief, for now tundra know that all of tundra’s sheddings will go to good use in the spring! 

Now tundra wish to celebrate this birdemic historic event with all tundra’s friends! To this end, tundra has bribed many birdfriend with many seed and bug to join tundra in another quick giveaway!

Prizes

  • A bird
  • A bird
  • A bird
  • A bird
  • A bird 
  • A bird

That’s right, tundra is giving away a total of 6 birdfriends to 6 of tundra’s friends! (One bird per friend!) The selection of birds will be random, though all 6 types of bird apparel will be represented in the prize pool. 

To acquire formula for ratio of seed and bug and lure bird of your very own, do the following:

  • Reblog with your FR username and ID number
  • Listen carefully for the sound of birds! If you have won, you should begin to hear singing sometime after 23:59 FR time on Saturday, 3/8! 
  • Don’t worry about following tundra or not, this giveaway is open to all!
  • Be aware that likes do not count, and that reblogging without your username and ID will result in automatic disqualification! 

Abhean #13607

Weekend Giveaway!

helarniasdragons:

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You probably guessed this weekend’s giveaway would have something to do with the new bird apparel.;) I need to see birds on dragons - all of the dragons! -  so I’m giving away one of the new frustrating menagerie bundles. That’s all six of the new  wearable birds on one bundle - birds everywhere! Rules are the same as always - reblog once with your username and ID, likes  make me feel loved but don’t count as an entry, and you don’t have to be following to enter. Winner will be chosen randomly sometime on Sunday, and this post will be updated then, so check back here.

Good luck!

(And wish me luck in stalking the Treasure marketplace for those new familiars…I NEED them!)

Abhean #13607

neaq:

Visitor Pictures: We’re right there with you—love the mandarinfish!
spicedw0lf:

Been obsessing over this little dude, lately! The adorable Mandarinfish. He’s small as heckie! #neaq #aquarium #fish

neaq:

Visitor Pictures: We’re right there with you—love the mandarinfish!

spicedw0lf:

Been obsessing over this little dude, lately! The adorable Mandarinfish. He’s small as heckie! #neaq #aquarium #fish

“When someone hurts you enough, you become afraid that everyone else is going to do the same.”
— (via iamcharliesangel)

(Source: psych-facts, via longwinterynights)

neaq:

Hang on! It’s almost #weekend. #sea #star

neaq:

Hang on! It’s almost #weekend. #sea #star