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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...

... we think of Dionysus as “jolly Bacchus” ... But he was far more, a god of the dark side of humanity, of passions & the life force, companion of the Mother, a dying & rising god of the year cycle, god of the mountain rather than the city, whose followers were mainly male satyrs & female maenads, who dressed in animal skins, wreathed their hair with ivy, wielded thyrsoi, hunted their prey on the mountainside, tore it apart, & ate the flesh raw. — Ian Storey

The Regal Twelve - Olympias – “The Sorceress” (376 BC-316 BC) Olympias was the mother of Alexander the Great, and a devout member of the snake-worshiping cult of Dionysus,. She did not get on well with her husband Philip, who had other wives, and it is rumored that she murdered him. She reputedly had great influence in molding her son and in giving him an interest in mysticism and in art. Her violent ambitions plunged her into quarrels with Antipater, whom Alexander had left as regent in ...

Ogma, Celtic God of eloquence, genius and language. He is said to have invented the Runic language of the Druids, the Ogham alphabet, which was named thusly in honor of his name.

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.

Chaos (Khaos) is a god with no reflection. According to Hesiod's Theogonia (The origin of the gods), Chaos was the nothingness out of which the first objects of existence appeared. These first beings, described as children of Chaos alone, were Gaia (the Earth), Tartarus (the Underworld), Nyx (the darkness of the night), Erebus (the darkness of the Underworld), and Eros.

These African Deities Are The Best Gods You've Never Heard Of

In Babylonian mythology, Tiamat is Chaos, a primordial Goddess of the Ocean, mating with Abzû (the god of fresh water) to produce younger gods. In the Enûma Elish, the Babylonian epic of creation, she gives birth to the first generation of deities; she later makes war upon them and is killed by the storm-god Marduk. The heavens and the earth are formed from Her divided body. - Pinned by The Mystic's Emporium on Etsy