marthajefferson: “ marthajefferson: “T H E S E V E N A R C H A N G E L S // THE SEVEN PRINCES OF HELL (note: the names changed throughout the centuries, so i had to make a choice) ” “and I saw the seven angels who stand before God; and to them were...
Thanatos was the god or daimon of non-violent death. His touch was gentle, likened to that of his twin brother Hypnos (Sleep). Violent death was the domain of Thanatos' blood-craving sisters, the Keres, spirits of slaughter and disease.
In Celtic mythology, a Joint-Eater is a type of fairy who sits invisibly and consumes half of their victim's food. It is also known as an Alp-Luachra in Ireland. A man haunted by a joint-eater will never grow fat, because the pith or quintessence of the food is consumed by the fairy. People who consume newts are thought to be plagued in this way.
Mare is a female Vette, who gives people bad dreams at night by sitting on them in their sleep. She is a common belief in Germanic folklore, and appears in many different shapes. The Scandinavian words for Nightmare, are: Norwegian – Mareritt, Danish – Mareridt, Swedish – Mardröm, which directly translated means Mare-ride, and Mare-dream.
These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of
<b>Move over Odin, Ra, and Zeus, there's a <strike>new</strike> really old pantheon in town.</b> Using photo-manipulation, artist <a href=" target="_blank">James C. Lewis</a> makes us wonder why the Orishas don't have <i>their</i> own comic book series.