aka-shin:

Titania and Bottom, Henry Fuseli, 1790

aka-shin:

Titania and Bottom, Henry Fuseli, 1790





deathandmysticism:

The Crucifixion, Rennes, France, ca. 1830

deathandmysticism:

The Crucifixion, Rennes, France, ca. 1830









oosik:

oldbookillustrations:

The dual god Khensu standing upon crocodiles.
From The gods of the Egyptians vol. 2, by E. A. Wallis Budge, Chicago, 1904.
(Source: archive.org)

Khensu is the god of the moon whose name means “traveler”. He can be associated with Toth, a deity who notes the passage of time. He forms a trinity with Mut, the ancient Egyptian mother goddess, and Amun. 

oosik:

oldbookillustrations:

The dual god Khensu standing upon crocodiles.

From The gods of the Egyptians vol. 2, by E. A. Wallis Budge, Chicago, 1904.

(Source: archive.org)

Khensu is the god of the moon whose name means “traveler”. He can be associated with Toth, a deity who notes the passage of time. He forms a trinity with Mut, the ancient Egyptian mother goddess, and Amun. 



magictransistor:

Hans Memling. Left & Right Hand Panels, Front & Reverse of the Triptych of Earthly Vanity and Divine Salvation. 1485.



medievalengravings:

Lucifer accompanied by lesser demons Bodleian Library-Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France (1.450-1.470)

medievalengravings:

Lucifer accompanied by lesser demons Bodleian Library-Livre de la Vigne nostre Seigneur, France (1.450-1.470)



blackpaint20:

Hel og Valkyrien by Schou
"Hel og Valkyrien: Skizze til Ragnarok" (Hel and the $Valkyries: sketch to Ragnarok) by Ludvig Abelin Schou. The #illustration presumably depicts valkyries being overtaken by the forces of Hel during the events of Ragnarök (a scene that is not described in extent sources). Published in 1907.
Ludvig Abelin Schou. #art

blackpaint20:

Hel og Valkyrien by Schou

"Hel og Valkyrien: Skizze til Ragnarok" (Hel and the $Valkyries: sketch to Ragnarok) by Ludvig Abelin Schou. The #illustration presumably depicts valkyries being overtaken by the forces of Hel during the events of Ragnarök (a scene that is not described in extent sources). Published in 1907.

Ludvig Abelin Schou. #art



natasailincic:

"Gulveig", artwork for Fate of the Norns.
[Facebook • DeviantArt • Blogspot]© Nataša Ilinčić, please do not remove credits"Who was Gulveig? This enigmatic goddess was the Vanir’s secret weapon in the war with the Aesir gods. Her ability to intensify greed and despair allowed her to single-handedly bring the war to a crippling end. Her magic drove the Aesir to bicker and fight with one another- to the cusp of civil war. Odin, in his infinite wisdom knew what had to be done.It is said that Odin’s spear, the legendary Gungnir normally strikes foes dead on the initial blow… but in Gulveig’s case it took three mighty and desperate blows to drive the life out of her body. Even then, fearing her regenerative powers, the Aesir gods created a molten pyre and burned her.Alas the inferno consumed her body, but failed to destroy her heart. And for some inexplicable reason, the trickster god Loki was drawn to it. Rooting through the ashes, he found her black heart and ate it. Loki’s most heinous deeds would follow this calamitous event.Archaic fables speak that Gulveg will rise anew when a perfect storm of intense emotion beckons her back from beyond the veil.”

natasailincic:

"Gulveig", artwork for Fate of the Norns.

[Facebook • DeviantArt • Blogspot]
© Nataša Ilinčić, please do not remove credits

"Who was Gulveig? This enigmatic goddess was the Vanir’s secret weapon in the war with the Aesir gods. Her ability to intensify greed and despair allowed her to single-handedly bring the war to a crippling end. Her magic drove the Aesir to bicker and fight with one another- to the cusp of civil war. Odin, in his infinite wisdom knew what had to be done.

It is said that Odin’s spear, the legendary Gungnir normally strikes foes dead on the initial blow… but in Gulveig’s case it took three mighty and desperate blows to drive the life out of her body. Even then, fearing her regenerative powers, the Aesir gods created a molten pyre and burned her.

Alas the inferno consumed her body, but failed to destroy her heart. And for some inexplicable reason, the trickster god Loki was drawn to it. Rooting through the ashes, he found her black heart and ate it. Loki’s most heinous deeds would follow this calamitous event.

Archaic fables speak that Gulveg will rise anew when a perfect storm of intense emotion beckons her back from beyond the veil.”



demoniality:

First image submitted by danskjavlarna, who says “(Just in case this one is new to you.)  From America Revisited by George Agustus Henry Sala, 1882.”

Second image: Abraxas, as illustrated by Louis Le Breton and engraved by M. Jarrault.



nihtegale:

Pan, the Greek god of the wild, c.1496-1498

nihtegale:

Pan, the Greek god of the wild, c.1496-1498



nihtegale:

Illustration of a harpy “caught” at Lake Fagna October 6, 1829. Peru

nihtegale:

Illustration of a harpy “caught” at Lake Fagna October 6, 1829. Peru