The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is really not a “monster” at all. Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behaviour is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal ra

Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war

ppc: "The ancient Baba Yaga is the wild old crone guardian of the Water of Life and Death. Goddess of Death and Birth who sings while sprinkling Water of Life on corpses the to let them be reborn. Although fearsome to look upon, like all forces of nature, often wild and untamed, she can also be kind. All knowing, all-seeing and all-revealing to those who'd dare to ask. She is the Arch-Crone, wild and free, a nature spirit bringing wisdom and death of ego, and through death, rebirth."

Baba Yaga - kicking a** since the Middle Ages. -seems a bit like a version of the Hindu Goddess Kali or the Celtic Morrigon! Baba Yaga is a major power of crone wisdom.

In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon. Under the influence of the Olympian pantheon she became merely the consort of Poseidon, and was further diminished by poets to a symbolic representation of the sea. (In Roman mythology her counterpart is Salacia the goddess of saltwater and the consort of Neptune; another comparatively minor figure).

Amphitrite by DavidGaillet on DeviantArt ~ In ancient Greek mythology, Amphitrite was a sea-goddess and wife of Poseidon. In Roman mythology her counterpart is Salacia the goddess of saltwater and the consort of Neptune.

Roberto Ferri, Salmacis and Hermaphrodite ~ In Greek mythology, Hermaphroditus was the child of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was a minor deity of bisexuality and effeminacy. According to Ovid, born a remarkably handsome boy, he was transformed into an androgynous being by union with the water nymph Salmacis

Roberto Ferri “Salmace e ermafrodito II” (“Salmacis and Hermaphroditus II”) Oil on canvas Salmacis was a naiad (type of female water nymph) who fell in love with Hermaphroditus, the son of.

In Slavic folklore (In Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic) Koschei is an archetypal male antagonist, described mainly as abducting the hero's wife. None of the existing tales actually describes his appearance, though in book illustrations, cartoons and cinema he has been most frequently represented as a very old and ugly-looking man. Koschei is also known as Koschei the Immortal or Koschei the Deathless. Koschei cannot be killed by conventional means targeting his body.

In Slavic folklore (In Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic) Koschei is an…

Kvasir  In Norse mythology, Kvasir was a being born of the saliva of the Æsir and the Vanir, two groups of gods. Extremely wise, Kvasir traveled far and wide, teaching and spreading knowledge. This continued until the dwarfs Fjalar and Galar killed Kvasir and drained him of his blood. The two mixed his blood with honey, resulting in the Mead of Poetry, a mead which imbues the drinker with skaldship and wisdom, and the spread of which eventually resulted in the introduction of poetry to…

Kvasir In Norse mythology, Kvasir was a being born of the saliva of the Æsir and the Vanir, two groups of gods. Extremely wise, Kvasir traveled far and wide, teaching and spreading knowledge.

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