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Crom Dubh - In this story there is a contest of power between Crom Dubh(literally meaning 'black stoop' or 'dark croucher') and Saint Brendan(Bréanainn;'braen-fhind' literally meaning 'fair drop'). The tale could be associated with the power-shift from the old pagan ways to the new Christian beliefs and the age-old clash of 'light' and 'dark'.

In this story there is a contest of power between Crom Dubh(literally meaning 'black stoop' or 'dark croucher') and Saint Brendan(Bréanainn;

theodicker: “ Arawn God of the Celtic Otherworld. “Arawn was the first king of the Celtic Otherworld, but later was superseded in the myths by Gwyn ap Nudd. The Hounds of Arawn could be seen riding...

theodicker: “ Arawn God of the Celtic Otherworld. “Arawn was the first king of the Celtic Otherworld, but later was superseded in the myths by Gwyn ap Nudd. The Hounds of Arawn could be seen riding.

Witchmother by John Blackthorn

My Spirits have always driven me to new heights and new depths since I can remember, never sparing a moment for their bony hands to push me along the way…My talents for spiritual art began.

Cadhas do Bhrighde. A token of respect to Brigid. By Professor Alexander John Haddow (1912- 1978)

Cadhas do Bhrighde. A token of respect to Brigid. By Professor Alexander John Haddow

Landvættir (“land wights”) are spirits of the land in Norse mythology and in Germanic paganism. They protect and promote the flourishing of the specific places where they live, which can be as small as a rock or a corner of a field, or as large as a section of a country.                                                                                                                                                      More

“ Landvættir (“land wights”) are spirits of the land in Norse mythology and in Germanic paganism. They protect and promote the flourishing of the specific places.

Enchanting Imagery, BRIAN FROUD

A very scary Crone by Brian Froud. Crones have always inspired fear and respect due to their close connection to and understanding of death.

Ballad of Tam Lin (also called Tamlane, Tamlin, Tomlin, Tam Lien, Tam-a-Line, Tam Lyn, or Tam Lane)

Learn About Phillis Wheatley, the Slave Poet of Colonial America

eatsleepdraw: “‘… An Angry Queen Was She’ Forms part of my Tam Lin series. A series of artworks inspired by the old Scottish Folk ballad “Tam Lin.” Thomas the Rhymer, the century Scottish laird.

Muspel Loki by ~Elektryczna-Padlina on deviantART  EYE

Muspel Loki by ~Elektryczna-Padlina on deviantART EYE

Lord of the Beasts-http://sarahannelawless.com/

"Lord of the Beasts Redux)" - Print of original illustration by Sarah Anne…

English folk tales, Illustrator Nika Goltz.

Dragons are arguably the most ubiquitous and most beloved fantastical creature. Initially I shied away from dragons as a theme—they’re everywhere, where do you even start!

In the course of her wanderings, Psyche comes upon a temple of Ceres, and inside finds a disorder of grain offerings, garlands, and agricultural implements. Recognizing that the proper cultivation of the gods should not be neglected, she puts everything in good order, prompting a theophany of Ceres herself - Cupid and Psyche by Walter Pater, 1977

In the course of her wanderings, Psyche comes upon a temple of Ceres, and inside…

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