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Jeff Nishinaka’s paper dragons. I often feel that Chinese "dragons" are overrepresented -- that the long does not get mentioned in Chinese folk religion and lore anywhere near as often as it does in western projections of Chinese lore -- but this papercraft image is just so damn cool.


Unlocking the Voynich Manuscript: The Stars She is the sender of souls and the mother of the gods. In Finnish mythology a mysterious virgin by the name of Iro is said to have given birth to the three divine brothers at the beginning of times. In Finnish folk religion, the divine mother is the Virgin Mary (or 'Maaria' in Finnish) and she is remembered in songs and spells as a spiritual mother, healer, helper and protector of motherhood.

Slav Mythology (a small part of it)

Slav Mythology (a small part of it)


This image reminds me of the "Lycanians" ~ a race of barbaric shifters who live across the restless sea from DRAGONS REALM: a new dark fantasy novel by Tessa Dawn, coming Fall/Winter 2015. They can shape shift into any creature -- or combination -- imaginable. Source: Tengu


Norse symbols it says, although I am learning not to believe every descriptor I find, so I will at some point when I stop pinning actually research the facts...


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