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STRZYGA Female demon in Slavic folklore possessing two souls in a single body, identifiable by double hearts and sets of teeth. One soul passes on, the second remains with the body; it hunts at night as an owl, attacking travelers and those who wander into the woods, consuming their prey’s blood and internal organs. Decapitate the corpse and bury its head separate to prevent the strzyga from returning to life; burying the body face down with a sickle around its head was said to work as…

I don't mind sacrificing myself for others. But it has to be a conscious healthy choice not a choice based on fantasy unconscious hope or ego. And I have to be willing to let go of the results for it to be a healthy move. It has to come from the heart not from wanting consequences including love peaceful solution or recognition. It has to come from "this is what feels good and true to me" no matter what happens next. This keeps me a warrior instead of a victim. In the meantime I have…

I am Bast, cat goddess of Egypt. I am graceful, flexible, playful, and affectionate. I radiate the warmth and light of the glorious sun.

Paintings by Michael Whelan

This reminded me of the Goddess Freya, I'm not sure if it is, but it made me think of her for some unbeknownst reason xo

Mermaids exist in folklore all around the world and are in some cases associated with storms, shipwrecks and drownings, and in others they can be beneficient, benevolent and bestow boons upon sailors and their ships. There are many tales of sailors falling in love with mermaids, usually with unfortunate results for either one, or both of the lovers.