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Half-halfling, half-elf wizard of the geomancer variety.

Faithfull scribe of the Noldor Calastir, Dark Lord of the Phallic Symbols. Currently living in his tower, trying to manage his household and estate while he searches for a cure for old age for his somnostatic human wife, the warpriestess Zena.

Science

alchemy, anatomy, astronomy, geography, mathematics, herbology, maps, mycology, language, script, technology,

History

history, History of Europe, History of Africa, history of America

Mythology

mythology, mesopotamian mythology, egyptian mythology, greek mythology, celtic mythology, norse mythology, japanese mythology, west-african mythology, gods, mythical creature,

Magic, folklore and ritual

magic, shamanism, curses, runes, tarot,folklore,magical plant, wizards workshop

Arts and crafts

theater, manuscript, illumination, sculpture, jewelry

statue-porn:

|| Diana of Versailles, Roman copy of a Greek original by Leochares, original statue c. 325 BCE.
Currenly located in The Louvre, Paris.

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thatsbutterbaby:

Fujin  God of the Wind by Kawanabe Kyosai

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dragonfiretwistedwire:

MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [6/8] Legendary Creatures ~ Unseelie Faeries

The Unseelie Court consists of the darkly-inclined fairies. Unlike the Seelie Court, no offense is necessary to bring down their assaults. As a group (or “host”), they appear at night and assault travelers, often carrying them through the air, beating them, and forcing them to commit such acts as shooting elfshot at cattle. Like the beings of the Seelie Court who are not always benevolent, neither are the fairies of the Unseelie Court always malevolent. Most Unseelies can become fond of a particular human if they are viewed as respectful, and would choose to make them something of a pet. Some of the most common characters in the Unseelie Court are Bogies, Bogles, Boggarts, Abbey Lubbers and Buttery Spirits. The division into “seelie” and “unseelie” spirits was roughly equivalent to the division of Elves in Norse mythology, into “light” and “dark” distinctions. (x)

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reservoircat:

GODDESSES OF MYTH: Andraste

Origin: Celtic

Andraste is the Celtic goddess of war. She is the mother of victory in combat and was invoked before battles to predict the outcome, and alter it to the invoker’s favor. Andraste was famously invoked by Boudicca and the Iceni people against the Roman forces. She is known as the “Invincible One” and her named means “She Who Has Not Fallen”. She is also a goddess of the lunar cycle and female fertility. Her sacred animals are hares and ravens.

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gloomytreehouse:

Alan Lee -  The Mabinogion ( Medieval Welsh Tales)

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asdeadasme:

The Mabinogion - Peredur Son of Efrawg (Illustration By Alan Lee)

hierarchical-aestheticism:

The Mabinogion: Pwyll Prince of Dyfed 1-4 by Alan Lee

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humanoidhistory:

Southern circumpolar constellations, charted in a 1927 astronomy textbook by John Charles Duncan.

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humanoidhistory:

The planet Saturn, illustrated by Asa Smith in Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, 1850 edition, from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

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nihtegale:

A diagram on the lunar eclipse, 1315-1320

humanoidhistory:

The solar eclipse of May 6, 1883, observed from Caroline Island, Kirabati, sketched by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827–1895).

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jamesgraybooksellerworld:

The Solar Eclipses of 1654

A total solar eclipse occurred on August 12, 1654. A total solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s…

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mapsontheweb:

First ever map of Mars, drawn by Christiaan Huygens in 1659 
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humanoidhistory:

The Moon, circa 1610, illustrated by Galileo Galilei.

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vauxvintage:

Drawings of the moon by Galileo Galilei, January 7, 1610

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