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New Blog, Light of my Life

I am soon going to abandon this blog (captainmythos & likegoldfish) I can still be found on lanseloet (& skippingtowns), however. This blog while remain online for now, and I am considering making a side-blog for my mythology post. This information will be on lanseloet. I want to than everyone that followed me and reblogged my post, it has been greatly appreciated. I simply feel that I cannot do justice to this blog right now because of the fact I am really busy with school.

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MYTHOLOGY MEME | (2/2) LOCATIONS

CAMELOT is a castle and court associated with the legendary King Arthur. Absent in the early Arthurian material, Camelot first appeared in 12th-century French romances and eventually came to be described as the fantastic capital of Arthur’s realm and a symbol of the Arthurian world. The stories locate it somewhere in Great Britain and sometimes associate it with real cities, though more usually its precise location is not revealed. Most scholars regard it as being entirely fictional, its geography being perfect for romance writers; Arthurian scholar Norris J. Lacy commented that “Camelot, located no where in particular, can be anywhere”. Nevertheless arguments about the location of the “real Camelot” have occurred since the 15th century and continue to rage today in popular works and for tourism purposes. (x)  

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THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING THAT APPARENTLY A LOT OF PEOPLE DON’T KNOW

unfortunatesneeze:

SO THIS IS THE FUCKING AL-MI’RAJ.

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It’s a creature from Islamic poetry that lives on the island of Jezîrat al-Tennyn in the Indian ocean. It’s very name is also synonymous with Muhammad’s ascent to Heaven.

The Al-Mi’raj looks like a totally normal little bunny except for the 2-foot long black spiral horn protruding from its skull. It kills and eats anything it encounters. People. Snakes. fucking bears. Anything. If it’s not metal, then I don’t know what is.

Also it’s a rabbit unicorn.

8 months ago (16 )
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brunhildthevalkyrie:

Valkyrie by Esmira

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loresseintes:

In Japanese mythology a Jubokko (樹木子) is a vampiric tree that appears in former battlefields where many people have died.
When it captures a human the Jubokko sucks the blood out of the victim in order to maintain a fresh appearance.

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classicsenthusiast:

She also happens to be one of my favorite obscure Greek goddesses!

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shazgrangers:

my girl builds coffins - a carmilla fanmix
'If your dear heart is wounded, my wild heart bleeds with yours.'

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209musiclover:

Supernatural Being of the Week #7: Yuki-Onna

Origin: Japan

Appearance: The Yuki-Onna, or “Lady of the Snow,” appears a a beautiful, incredibly pale maiden, dressed all in white. As the legend is of Japanese origin, it is probably safe to assume she would appear as a woman of Japanese descent.

Lore: Yuki-Onna appears during snowstorms in mountain regions in Japan. She can transform into a white mist to slip undetected under the door, and will hover over members of the household, slowly drawing their life essences out through their mouths.

The Yuki-Onna may occasionally choose to make a lonely mountain-dwelling man her husband. In such a case, she may appear as a stunningly beautiful, but also abnormally pale young woman, usually giving her name as Yuki. In one such case, the husband had already encountered her on a winter night, on which Yuki-Onna killed his master, threatening the man with death should he ever speak of the incident. When he mentions to his “wife” that in the lamplight she resembles that spirit, she flies into a rage, fleeing the home and threatening the man with instant death if any harm should befall the children they have had together.

Dispelling Methods: There is no known way to drive away Yuki-Onna once she has appeared in the home during a blizzard. It would be reasonable to assume, though it remains unproven, that a good means of barring her entry in the first place would be to thoroughly protect the house from drafts, as it can be safely assumed that anywhere a draft may enter, she may enter as well. If a man is chosen as a husband by Yuki-Onna, it is to be remembered that if she has given any condition (a thing that is not to be mentioned, a basket that is not to be opened, etc.), it must be observed, on pain of death.

Other Information: Based upon her appearance and operation, Yuki-Onna may be a personification of the winter chill, causing death by exposure (in the open) or illness (in a drafty home).

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Information on Yuki-Onna was gathered from A Field Guide to Demons, Fairies, Fallen Angels, and Other Subversive Spirits, by Carol K. and Dinah Mack, Owl Book Publishers, 2009 edition. All content is property of the original creators.

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Alas,” said Gawain, “the choice is hard! To have you fair only at night would sorely grieve my heart and take away my honor. And if I desire to have you beautiful at day time, at night I would have meager reward. I would like to choose what is best, but I have no idea what to say, so I give you the choice; do as you like. Whatever you wish, I put it in your hand. My body and goods, heart and every part of me is all your own to buy and sell, I vow before God.

"The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle"

20/100 arthurian random quotes

(via fuckyeaharthuriana)