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DEVIL In Mesopotamian mythology Mamitu was the (sometimes) goat-headed Goddess of Destiny, who decreed the fate of the new-borns. She was also worshipped as Goddess of the Oath, later a Goddess of Fate and a Judge in the Underworld. Fantasy Photography, Fashion Photography, Dramatic Photography, Halloween Photography, Concept Photography, Forest Photography, Glamour Photography, Lifestyle Photography, Editorial Photography

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The Greek Myth of Pandora: According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman created by Hephaestus on the request of Zeus. She received special gifts from many Greek gods and goddesses, like beauty, intelligence, etc. Greek And Roman Mythology, Greek Gods And Goddesses, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Pandora Greek, Pandora Goddess, Lawrence Alma Tadema, Legends And Myths, Greek Art

According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman, created by Hephaestus on the request of God Zeus. She received special gifts from many Greek gods and goddesses, like beauty, intelligence, etc.

A Phooka is a dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great, fearsome black animals to scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks, other Phookas are What Is Paganism, Arte Obscura, Celtic Mythology, Vampire Mythology, Mythological Creatures, Irish Mythology Creatures, Irish Mythical Creatures, Black Animals, Magical Creatures

A Phooka is a very dangerous and often violent shapeshifting trickster from Celtic myth, known for their ability to change into great fearsome black animals so that they can scare humans. Some Phookas take a liking to humans and just play harmless pranks (like Harvey the rabbit of Jimmy Stewart movie fame) other Phookas are blood-thirsty vampire-like creatures which lure humans to their doom.

Krampus is a beast-like creature from the folklore of Alpine countries thought to punish children during the Yule season who had misbehaved, in contrast with Saint Nicholas, who rewards well-behaved ones with gifts. Krampus kidnaps naughty children in his My Demons, Angels And Demons, Folklore, Dark Fantasy, Fantasy Art, Fantasias Halloween, Legends And Myths, Arte Horror, Mythological Creatures

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Nadja Auermann by Richard Avedon for Pirelli Calendar 1995 Richard Avedon, Nadja Auermann, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Photoshop, Tatiana Patitz, Pirelli Calendar, Art Magique, Sarah Moon

Sunna - - the Norse Goddess of the Sun. Norse mythology, the Sun is female while the Moon is male.

Naga - an ancient race of semi divine serpent creatures beings first depicted in ancient Vedic Hindu mythology and oral folklore from at least 5000 B. They are extremely gifted shape-shifter, able to assume any shape they desire. Colourised by Pearse. Character Inspiration, Character Art, Character Design, Monster Girl, Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Yuan Ti, World Mythology, Myths & Monsters

Monster Girl Challenge: Naga by TravJames on DeviantArt

Nagas have roots in Hindu and Buddhist mythology, but a Native American inspired Naga just seemed like a fun idea. She’s referenced more from southweste... Monster Girl Challenge: Naga

The Irish legend of the Children of Lir. Also, in the legend The Wooing of Etain, the king of the Sidhe transforms himself and the most beautiful woman in Ireland, Etain, into swans to escape from the king of Ireland. Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Irish Mythology, Legends And Myths, Supernatural Beings, Celtic Art, Gods And Goddesses, Illustrations, Deities

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villain (In Welsh mythology and folklore, Cŵn Annwn were the spectral hounds of Annwn, the otherworld of Welsh myth. They were associated with a form of the Wild Hunt, presided over by Arawn, king of Annwn. They are often depicted as white with red ears. World Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Greek Mythology, Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Legends And Myths, Cryptozoology, Celtic Art, Mythological Creatures

THE FAIRY HOUND AND THE POOKA - A CRYPTO-FOLKTALE FOR CHRISTMAS

My very own Celtic fairy hound! (Dr Karl Shuker) During my time on Facebook, I've made many friends all over the world who share my interests in cryptozoology and animal mythology. One of these friends is Randi Allena Odom, from Texas, USA, to whom I recently recounted a very brief version of a traditional Irish folktale about a Celtic fairy hound. She liked it so much that she said she would love to read a full-length version of it if ever I decided to write one. Well, now I have done, so…

The Wendigo is a cannibalistic beast from Native American folklore and legend. The word “Wendigo” (pronounced wehn-dee-go) comes from the Native American Algonquian language, meaning “evil spirit that devours mankind.”another painting on the we wendigo Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Native American Mythology, Supernatural Beings, Legends And Myths, Demon Hunter, Gods And Goddesses, Supernatural

The Wendigo is a cannibalistic beast from Native American folklore and legend. The word “Wendigo” (pronounced wehn-dee-go) comes from the Native American Algonquian language, meaning “evil spirit that devours mankind.”

Arawn Celtic god of the Otherworld found in the Welsh Mabinogion. He rounds up the souls of the dead in the Otherworld with his hounds (notable for their red ears and white bodies) Irish Mythology, World Mythology, Vikings, Pagan Gods, Celtic Goddess, Legends And Myths, Celtic Art, Gods And Goddesses, Archetypes

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So much more effective when three combine their efforts ~ In Hurrian mythology, the Hutena are Goddesses of Fate. They are similar to the Norns of Norse mythology or the Moirai of ancient Greece. They are called the Gul Ses in Hittite mythology. Tribal Fusion, World Mythology, Triple Goddess, Sacred Feminine, Tribal Belly Dance, Dance Photos, Belly Dancers, Just Dance, Gods And Goddesses

In Hurrian mythology, the Hutena are Goddesses of Fate. They are similar to the Norns of Norse mythology or the Moirai of ancient Greece. They are called the Gul Ses in Hittite mythology.