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northfury: “ In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (from Old Norse valkyrja ”chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who decide who falls and dies in battle.

Gefn:  a german goddess of winter and spring symbolized by all things green or growing.  She is the "giver"

Ériu, the patron goddess of Ireland. When humans first arrived in Ireland, three important sister goddesses all asked that the island be named after them. Ériu was given the honor, and therefore the ancient name of Ireland is Éire.

Vartanian costume dress

elfself: for-redheads: The Wind from Hastings - Luis Royo I didn& see the the battle lines until I looked up the original picture, awesome.

Unseelie Court, Night or Dark Fae, are lead by Queen Maeve or Mab and the Erlking. Their symbol is the seven-pointed star,

Nicnevin, Queen of the Unseelie Court The Fae appear often in urban fantasy style stories, so I find this to be pretty cool character inspiration.

“Airmid” is the Goddess of Herb-lore and Herbal Healing in Irish mythology. She is the daughter of Dian Cecht, the Tuatha De Danaan’s    ( a race of supernaturally-gifted people in Irish mythology ) head healer. She knows all the lore, uses, and properties of every herb. She also guarded the “Well of Slaine”.

Airmid is the Goddess of Herb-lore and Herbal Healing. She is the daughter of Dian Cecht, the Tuatha De Danaan's head healer. She knows all lore, uses, and properties of every herb. She also guarded - Well.

CLIODNA Irish/Scottish, Goddess of beauty and the otherworld. A Tuatha sea and Otherworld Goddess who often took the form of a sea bird and, as such, symbolized the Celtic afterlife.

will search artist - ''CLIODNA Irish/Scottish, Goddess of beauty and the otherworld. A Tuatha sea and Otherworld Goddess who often took the form of a sea bird and, as such, symbolized the Celtic afterlife.

Brynhildr and Göndul  Brynhildr is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Germanic mythology, where she appears as a main character in the Völsunga saga and some Eddic poems. Göndul  (Old Norse “wand-wielder) is a valkyrie. Göndul is attested in Heimskringla, Sörla þáttr, and a 14th-century Norwegian charm. In addition, Göndul appears within the valkyrie list in the Poetic Edda poem Völuspá, in both of the twoNafnaþulur lists found in the Prose Edda, and among the valkyries listed in Darraðarljóð.

Brynhildr and Göndul Brynhildr is a shieldmaiden and a valkyrie in Germanic…

In greek mythology, Asteria ( Ἀστερία, “of the stars, starry one”) was the Titan goddess of the oracles and prophecies of night, (including prophetic dreams, and necromancy), and falling stars. She was daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe and mother of Hecate, goddess of magic. After the fall of the Titans, Asteria was pursued by the god Zeus. She fled his advances, transforming herself into a quail and leaping into the sea where she became the island of Delos.

MYTHOLOGY MEME: titans ASTERIA -In greek mythology, Asteria ( Ἀστερία, “of the stars, starry one”) was the Titan goddess of the oracles and prophecies of night (including prophetic dreams and.

Hades and Persephone by *sandara

Hades and Persephone by *sandara. Persephone has always been my favourite goddess and their story is my favorite in greek mythology

Falling

Sagittarius -- luna by Luna (goddess), the ancient Roman divine personification of the Moon

I've found a bunch of beautiful Sleeping Beauty pictures - my favorite fairy tale - Susan

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Sleeping beauty by Katarzyna Widmanska, via Behance. For "Five Fairytales"

Tree nymph - DryadA dryad (Δρυάδες, sing.: Δρυάς) is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek drys signifies "oak". Thus dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures, except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs.

A Dryad is a tree nymph, that is a female spirit of a tree, in Greek mythology. In Greek dryad signifies "oak". Thus, dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees,

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