centuriespast:

Satyr Approaching a Sleeping Nymph
Agostino Carracci, Italian, 1557 - 1602
Made in Italy, c. 1595
Engraving
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Satyr Approaching a Sleeping Nymph

Agostino Carracci, Italian, 1557 - 1602

Made in Italy, c. 1595

Engraving

Philadelphia Museum of Art



elk64:

My Kirin illustration done for a contest. Have some details and the original background and line : )




'Song of the Angels', 1881, William Bouguereau

'Song of the Angels', 1881, William Bouguereau







luxoccultapress:

Kris Kuksi - The Throne of Lucifer (2004)

luxoccultapress:

Kris Kuksi - The Throne of Lucifer (2004)



luxoccultapress:

Bear Shaman by Jeff Christensen

luxoccultapress:

Bear Shaman by Jeff Christensen



butterflieswhispertodeath:

Charles Santore’s illustration for The Little Mermaid
Source

butterflieswhispertodeath:

Charles Santore’s illustration for The Little Mermaid

Source



luxoccultapress:

The Demon in my Flesh

luxoccultapress:

The Demon in my Flesh



viridi-luscus-monstrum:

The Fall of the Rebel Angels (obverse)

Oil on panel. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Hieronymus Bosch, 1500-04



wintherharlekin:

Scandinavian folklore (special focus on Norway)

Pictures:
Nøkken, Valemon, and Draugen by Theodor Kittelsen
Dragon, Huldra, Trolls, Elves, (first picture), by John Bauer
Fossegrimen by http://birgitte-gustavsen.deviantart.com/art/Fossegrimen-160045627
Kraken by Bob Eggleton









lonelyspelltoconjureyou:

GANYMEDES was a handsome, young Trojan prince who was carried off to heaven by Zeus, or his eagle, to be the god’s lover and cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes also received a place amongst the stars as the constellation Aquarius, his ambrosial mixing cup became the Krater, and the eagle Aquila. Ganymedes was frequently represented as the god of homosexual love, and as such appears as a playmate of the love-gods Eros and Hymenaios.Ganymedes was depicted in Greek vase painting as a handsome boy. In the abduction scene his attributes were usually a rooster (a lover’s gift), a hoop (a boy’s toy), or a lyre. When portrayed as the cup-bearer of the gods he is shown pouring nectar from a jug. In sculpture and mosaic art, on the other hand, Ganymedes usually appears with shepherd’s crock and a Phrygian cap.The boy’s name was derived from the Greek words ganumai “gladdening” and mêdon or medeôn, “prince” or “genitals.” The name may have been formed to contain a deliberate double-meaning.
source: www.theoi.comimage: The Abduction of Ganymede - Peter Paul Rubens

lonelyspelltoconjureyou:

GANYMEDES was a handsome, young Trojan prince who was carried off to heaven by Zeus, or his eagle, to be the god’s lover and cup-bearer of the gods. Ganymedes also received a place amongst the stars as the constellation Aquarius, his ambrosial mixing cup became the Krater, and the eagle Aquila. Ganymedes was frequently represented as the god of homosexual love, and as such appears as a playmate of the love-gods Eros and Hymenaios.
Ganymedes was depicted in Greek vase painting as a handsome boy. In the abduction scene his attributes were usually a rooster (a lover’s gift), a hoop (a boy’s toy), or a lyre. When portrayed as the cup-bearer of the gods he is shown pouring nectar from a jug. In sculpture and mosaic art, on the other hand, Ganymedes usually appears with shepherd’s crock and a Phrygian cap.
The boy’s name was derived from the Greek words ganumai “gladdening” and mêdon or medeôn, “prince” or “genitals.” The name may have been formed to contain a deliberate double-meaning.


source: www.theoi.com
image: The Abduction of Ganymede - Peter Paul Rubens