Pompeian Scene by Louis Hector Leroux, late 19th century. The peacock next to the throne indicates that this woman is pausing at a shrine to Juno. Advertisements

natasailincic: Landvættir (“land wights”) are spirits of the land in Norse mythology and in Germanic paganism. They protect and promote the flourishing of the specific places where they live, which can be as small as a rock or a corner of a field, or as large as a section of a country. Artwork for Fate of…

Propylaeum of the Temple of Hadrian, Termessos, Anatolia, constructed in 130 CE. to commemorate Hadrian’s visit.  Termessos is an ancient city, said to have been founded by the hero Bellerophon, which became an independent ally of Rome. Its location is a short distance from Claudiopolis (modern Bolu), where Antinous was born – which leads to the question:…

https://embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Antínoo by mmarftrejo The Ludovisi Antinous is an 18th century reconstruction of an antique bust in Carrara marble. Palazzo Altemps, Museo Nazionale, Rome.  Today, the modern cult of Antinous celebrates the anniversary of his birth in the city of Claudiopolis, in the Roman province of Pontus Bithynia, most likely in the year 110 CE. Felix…

natasailincic: Freya, goddess of love, beauty, fertility, seiðr, war, and death. Artwork for Gulveig – Fate of the Norns. (kickstarter here) [Facebook • DeviantArt • Blogspot]© Nataša Ilinčić, please do not remove credits

natasailincic: Freyr (or Frey) is one of the most important Vanir gods of Norse paganism, associated with sacral kingship, virility and prosperity, with sunshine and fair weather. Son of the sea god Njörðr, and twin brother of the goddess Freyja.Gullinbursti is the name of his shining dwarf-made boar. (Artwork for Fate of the Norns) [Facebook • DeviantArt • Blogspot]© Nataša…

Baucis and Philemon

Baucis and Philemon by Arthur Rackham, 1922. Ovid tells the tale of Baucis and Philemon, an elderly couple who dwelled in Cappadocia, which is now known as central Anatolia. Jupiter and Mercury visited the area, disguised as humble travellers, and sought shelter for the night in the town. At every door, they were turned away,…

Freia’s Garden by Hermann Hendrich, 1906. This painting is in a private collection.

Autumn Full Moon by dheej18, 2011.

natasailincic: “Frigg and Fulla”, watercolour. [Facebook • DeviantArt • Blogspot]© Nataša Ilinčić, do not remove credits.

Ancestors by sphinxmuse, 2010.