Norns by waspany

  Norns by waspany The Norns ( Old Norse Nornir ) are in Norse mythology femal beings who rule the destiny of gods and men. Three Nornsare mentioned by name : They are called Urd ( fate ) , Verdandi ( the becoming ) and Skuld (that ‘s supposed ) . Their names are considered Nordic…

The Wedding Preparations by Hellanim

The Wedding Preparations by Hellanim Scandinavian (Norse) mythology … and here it goes “The Wedding Preparation in Åsgard”, Thor like a lovely bride and Loki disguised as his bridesmaid … I LOVE this myth … How Thrym stole Thor´s hammer. This is my all-time favourite illustration of this myth! Thor tearing holes in the stockings…

Asherah Tree Root Goddess I by David Hostetler

Asherah Tree Root Goddess I by David Hostetler, 2006 11’ h x 64″w x 64″d  Ash, oak and catalpa woods. Asherah is a Goddess in the Ugaritic, Hittite, Egyptian, Canaanite, and Sumerian pantheons. She has been identified as the consort of various gods, including El, Baal, and Yahweh.

Mosaic of the Muses

portuguese-history: One of the most famous Roman mosaics in Portugal, known as Mosaico das Musas – Mosaic of the Muses. It was found in Torre de Palma, one of the biggest Roman villae in portuguese territory, dating from 2nd century A.D. to 4th century A.D.. It was located at the villa’s triclinium, the eating room,…

Persephone and Hades Pinax

Photo credit: AlMare, 2002. Object located at the Museo Nazionale Archeologico at Reggio Di Calabria in Italy. via Wikipedia Commons  The city of Locri Epizephyrii was founded on the coast of the Ionian Sea around 680 B.C.E. by Locrians from Amphissa and Opus, and Spartans from Lacedaemon. It was renowned for sanctuaries dedicated to Zeus, Aphrodite, Persephone, Athena,…

Hadrian Visiting a Romano-British Pottery

Hadrian Visiting a Romano-British Pottery by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, 1884. Stedelijk Museum, Netherlands. This painting depicts the Emperor Hadrian and his wife, the Empress Sabina, during their tour of the province of Britannia in 122 CE.

Graphic novel features Castor and Pollus

Olympus by Nathan Edmonson, art by Christian Ward (Image Comics) Before Loki was an Agent of Asgard, Castor and Pollux were agents of Olympus, charged by Zeus to protect humanity from evil artifacts and fugitives from divine justice. This trade paperback brings together all four issues of this 2009 mini-series. Castor and Pollux are the…

Janus am I; oldest of potentates; Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go. From: The Poet’s Calendar by Longfellow Janus is the deity who presides over doorways (januae) and archways (jani), and, by extension, beginnings and endings. He…

Janus

Janus by Edward Poynter, 1860 leadingtone: Janus Pater, firstborn of Roman deities, author of transitions and beginnings, guardian of the new year, and keeper of the calendar, from whom January takes its name. Painting from the ceiling of Waltham Abbey, UK. Photo by Steve Day via Flickr. Happy New Year!