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Surreal Sea Nymphs #folklore

Sea Nymphs embody all that’s good about the sea. There’s something magical about them. Being so different from mermaids in general gives them an even greater ethereal quality. Folklore Fictitious and Symbolic Creatures in Art by John Vinycomb [1909] Amphitrite, his [Poseidon] wife, one of the Nereids in ancient art, is represented as a slim …

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Vengeful Furies #AtoZChallenge #folklore

F is for Furies. Vengeful goddesses who destroy the wicked… Sounds awesome! Folklore The Hymns of Orpheus, Translated by Thomas Taylor [1792] TO THE FURIES The FUMIGATION from AROMATICS. VOCIFEROUS Bacchanalian Furies, hear!Ye, I invoke, dread pow’rs, whom all revere;Nightly, profound, in secret who retire,Tisiphone, Alecto, and Megara dire:Deep in a cavern merg’d, involv’d in …

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Ravens and Crows in Folklore #folklore #mythology

Honestly, I have no idea what the difference between a raven and a crow is. To me, they are beautiful black birds. According to the Collins English dictionary: crow n 1 any large gregarious songbird of the genus Corvus, esp C. corone (the carrion crow) of Europe and Asia: family Corvidae. Other species are the …

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Pegasus: The Father of the Winged Horses #Folklore

The image of the winged horse has been iconic in fiction of all kinds since forever. Some have mixed it with the image of the unicorn (see more below). Some have turned the winged horse into a subspecies of mythical creature. But the original winged horse, feathers and all, comes from Greek Mythology. (We’ll look …

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