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1st September 2014

Photoset reblogged from M. K. Kuckenburg Illustration with 106 notes

kuckenburg:

Naglfar, the nordic ship of the dead - the story to it is quite interesting and you can find a lot about it on the internet.

This was part of my intermediate examintation in March, 2014 and was done in Photoshop (A2).

In the norse mythology the ship is supposed to be made entirely out of finger- and toenails of the deceased. That is why there was the old custom of cutting the nails from the dead, so they could not be used to finish the ship and Ragnarok would not come that soon.

The head of the ship is suposed to picture Hræsvelgr, a giant with the figure of an huge eagle. In old norse his name means “Corpse Swallower”. When he uses his wings, he creates the wind that blows over the lands.  I kind of imagined his body to be the ship (the swallowed and trapped corpses trying to free themselfs) and his wings to be the sails.

Although corpses, bones and kind of root-snake-things are displayed, I still imagine it being made of toenails. I think about it a bit like a makabre skulpture.—

One funny fact about this picture: One of the friendly undead in this ship just always makes me think of The Cat from Kiss. I mean, this is a serious ship of the dead that is part of Ragnarök, and all I see is funny painted men with whiskers.

Tagged: illustration illuminationmythologya little morbid

31st August 2014

Photoset reblogged from All Things Big and Small with 14,334 notes

Notable locations in Greek mythology

Tagged: mythologypretty places

Source: phthias

30th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from This is not a blog. No, seriously. with 74,739 notes

celestedoodles:

We are The Muses. Goddesses of the Arts and proclaimers of heroes.

Calliope, Clio, Terpsichore, Melpomene, Thalia 

Tagged: illustration illuminationmythologyeverything is owned by Disney

Source: celestedoodles

28th August 2014

Photo reblogged from saltwater maiden with 6,943 notes

silvabism:

Apollo and Daphne Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706) Vienna, before 1688 Ivory In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.

silvabism:

Apollo and Daphne
Jakob Auer (ca. 1645 - 1706)
Vienna, before 1688
Ivory

In his Metamorphoses, Ovid tells of the nymph Daphne, who eluded the desires of the sun god Apollo by turning herself into a laurel tree (Greek daphne, laurel).
The two-figure group depicts the beginning of this transformation. In travel reports from the Baroque period, this virtuoso piece of carving was already considered a major work of the Viennese imperial treasury.

Tagged: Art and Sculpturemythology

Source: silvabism

24th August 2014

Post reblogged from Diane Duane with 969 notes

inonibird:

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And since hieroglyphs can be written both left to right or right to left, definitely handy.

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(haha, that absolutely doesn’t say “The More You Know”; the best I could manage was “YOU KNOW MANY THINGS”, and I’m sure my grammar is atrocious X’D)

Tagged: comicsadorablemythology?

Source: inonibird

19th August 2014

Photoset reblogged from i am no bird with 7,621 notes

Inspired by [x]

Tagged: ouat...mythologybest female character(one of many)I like that Ana and Alice are includedand they're complementary to each other

Source: sulietsexual

19th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Only a northern song with 10 notes

sceithailm:

Feather cloak by SceithAilm

sceithailm:

Feather cloak by SceithAilm

Tagged: Lokimythology

18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Nordisk Sed with 431 notes

hedendom:

Ragnarök artwork by evelmiina featuring Fenrisulfr, Hati and Sköll.

hedendom:

Ragnarök artwork by evelmiina featuring Fenrisulfr, Hati and Sköll.

Tagged: mythologyillustration illumination

18th August 2014

Photo reblogged from Only a northern song with 18 notes

sceithailm:

parentage by SceithAilm

sceithailm:

parentage by SceithAilm

Tagged: mythologyLokiillustration illumination

17th August 2014

Quote reblogged from Crowing in the Gallows Wood with 8 notes

'Their mother is evil,' said Urd.

'But their father is worse,' Verdandi said.

'Expect nothing from them but the worst,' said Skuld. 'Expect them to harm and endanger you. They will be in after the kill.'

And so the gods agreed that Loki’s children must be captured. At Odin’s behest, a group of gods crossed into Jotunheim by night; they burst into Angrboda’s hall and gagged and bound her before she had even rubbed her eyes; they kidnapped her children and carried them back to Asgard.

— Norse Myths: Gods of the Vikings - Kevin Crossley-Holland

Tagged: fuck you Odinmythologyit pains me so that this version has the Norns proclaim this