it's about dreams and words, except when it's not, and sometimes it's about books and far off lands, except when it's about history, film, and pretty things.
petronius' the satyricon
haroun and the sea of stories by salman rushdie
aristophanes' the frogs and the wasps
the child thief by gerard brom
the curious incident of the dog in the night-time by mark haddon
mythology meme: [3/6] creatures or beings
↳ water kelpies
Kelpies are malevolent shape-shifting water spirits, believed to inhabit the lakes and rivers of Scotland. Most often, they take the form of a horse, but they are also capable of assuming human form. Kelpies lure unsuspecting humans into the water, where they proceed to kill and eat their victim. Much like werewolves, they can be killed with silver bullets.
The Greek word for return is nostos. Algos means suffering. So nostalgia is the suffering caused by an unappeased yearning to return.
Mythological creatures around the world | Feyfolk
The Unseelie Court originates from Scottish mythology and is a dark counterpart to the Seelie Court. The Unseelie fairies appear in groups at night and harrass travelers by lifting them up in the air, beating them or forcing them to do acts of violence. However, some Unseelie fairies might become fond of a particular human and treat them almost like a pet.
turn down streets you’ve never walked before. go into that coffee shop you always pass by, and find out if their cappuccinos taste enough like the fog that kisses the streets of lima. imagine the different lives you would live inside each of the townhouses on marlborough street. meet the eyes of every stranger you pass, to see if they’ll be the one you marry. surround yourself with red brick and grey clouds and music that calls to mind no one but yourself. breathe in this city, with its dirty snow and narrow alleys and fast-beating heart. you know all about falling out of love, but these streets still make your pulse race every time you walk them. these streets have never let you down. do not forget that your days here are numbered, that september’s leaves will fall on a new town for you. let your feet kiss the ground with every step, telling the bricks how much you love them, starting your long goodbye. walk until your legs ache and the spring breeze has blown your soul clean. walk until you forget the names of every boy and every girl you’ve ever kissed. walk until you feel beautiful again. walk alone.
Mythological creatures around the world | Beasts
Griffins are found in Greek mythology and typically have the body, back legs and tail of a lion, the head and wings of an eagle and an eagle’s talons as its front feet. Since the lion is traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature, and is in some cases crowned king of all animals.