Djinn

Djinn are creatures mentioned in the Qur’an as creatures that are not angelic or human and are simply made up of smokeless flame or scorching fire. Djinn in modern culture are Genies and are portrayed as magical beings that grant wishes. (x)

Djinn

Djinn are creatures mentioned in the Qur’an as creatures that are not angelic or human and are simply made up of smokeless flame or scorching fire. Djinn in modern culture are Genies and are portrayed as magical beings that grant wishes. (x)

Arachne

In Greco-Roman mythology, Arachne was a woman who boasted that her weaving skills were greater than that of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Enraged by Arachne’s arrogance, Athena set a contest up between the two. Athena was perhaps envious of Arachne’s tapestry, and ultimately turned her into a spider.

Arachne

In Greco-Roman mythology, Arachne was a woman who boasted that her weaving skills were greater than that of Athena, the goddess of wisdom. Enraged by Arachne’s arrogance, Athena set a contest up between the two. Athena was perhaps envious of Arachne’s tapestry, and ultimately turned her into a spider.

Harpies

From Greek mythology, harpies are winged spirits generally depicted as either beautiful women with wings or birds with the heads of women. (x)

Harpies

From Greek mythology, harpies are winged spirits generally depicted as either beautiful women with wings or birds with the heads of women. (x)

Wraiths

Wraiths are of Scottish origin and are seen as portents of death or are evil spirits. (x)

Wraiths

Wraiths are of Scottish origin and are seen as portents of death or are evil spirits. (x)

princekarkat:

when you go ashore to have a cup of tea and someone steals your seal skin and tries to ransom it for marriage

(Source: princeloptr, via siterlas)

Satyrs

Most famous of these creatures is Pan of Greek myth. Satyrs are always depicted as male. They have the head and torso of a man with  the legs and horns of a goat. They are talented music makers and have an insatiable libido.

Satyrs

Most famous of these creatures is Pan of Greek myth. Satyrs are always depicted as male. They have the head and torso of a man with  the legs and horns of a goat. They are talented music makers and have an insatiable libido.

Phoenix

Massive birds, usually portrayed by artists as being red, who have immense strength, live far longer than human beings, and whose feathers can do anything from heal wounds to resurrect the dead, depending on the myth. At the end of their long lives they spontaneously combust and are reborn again from their own ashes. Some myths state that there is only one phoenix in existence. (x)

Phoenix

Massive birds, usually portrayed by artists as being red, who have immense strength, live far longer than human beings, and whose feathers can do anything from heal wounds to resurrect the dead, depending on the myth. At the end of their long lives they spontaneously combust and are reborn again from their own ashes. Some myths state that there is only one phoenix in existence. (x)

Selkies

These are Faeries from Irish legend who make their homes in the sea, taking the form of seals. They will become human (usually when enamoured of a human lover) by shedding their seal skin- which must then be well hidden or locked away to be later recovered. If a selkie does not recover their skin they will be forced to live out a human life.(x)

Selkies

These are Faeries from Irish legend who make their homes in the sea, taking the form of seals. They will become human (usually when enamoured of a human lover) by shedding their seal skin- which must then be well hidden or locked away to be later recovered. If a selkie does not recover their skin they will be forced to live out a human life.(x)

Sirens

From Homer’s Odyssey these are the seductresses of the sea, singing scintillating songs and snaring sailors so that they (the sailors, that is) clamber off of their ships and drown or, worse, sail straight into the rocks on which the sirens make their home.

Sirens

From Homer’s Odyssey these are the seductresses of the sea, singing scintillating songs and snaring sailors so that they (the sailors, that is) clamber off of their ships and drown or, worse, sail straight into the rocks on which the sirens make their home.

Elves

Found in myths across Europe, “elf” is a general term for any kind of Otherworldly, human-looking being, either benevolent or malevolent. In more recent myths and fictions (such as The Lord of the Rings), elves are portrayed as a mainly “good”, beautiful race who are skilled in all things from music-making to battle.(x)

Elves

Found in myths across Europe, “elf” is a general term for any kind of Otherworldly, human-looking being, either benevolent or malevolent. In more recent myths and fictions (such as The Lord of the Rings), elves are portrayed as a mainly “good”, beautiful race who are skilled in all things from music-making to battle.(x)