a lot of love,
a lot of blood




"On the whole I am inclined to think that a witch should not kiss. Perhaps it is the not being kissed that makes her a witch; perhaps the source of her power is the breath of loneliness around her." - Emma Donoghue

S., 24, Italian. Kate is my internet handle and you can call me that. People scare me so I'll probably never talk to you even if I think you're cool, and if I do it'll be very awkward. English is my second language; I apologize for any mistakes.

I love a lot of things, including fairy tales, mythology, ladies who make music, ladies in general, history, languages. I watch a lot of movies and tv, I ship all the things, and I love Pokémon a lot.
 



witchsisters:


She flung down her dress among the others, took off her underthings and held them up and with a joyful laugh let the wind snatch them out of her hand, and then she was just flesh and fur and flying hair, unworried by the cold; uncluttered by the trappings of land-clothing. - from The Brides of Rollrock Island, by Margo Lanagan

HERE COME THE WAVES - a playlist about ill-fated love between land folk and selkies. 
i. seal jubilee - bat for lashes // ii. swimming - abel korzeniowski // iii. white waves - shearwater // iv. fire snakes - laura veirs // v. landscape - florence + the machine // vi. she cries your name - beth orton // vii. flickers - son lux // viii. rocks and water - deb talan // ix. mermaid blues - tom mcrae // x. the waves have come - chelsea wolfe // xi. lille - lisa hannigan
[listen]

witchsisters:

She flung down her dress among the others, took off her underthings and held them up and with a joyful laugh let the wind snatch them out of her hand, and then she was just flesh and fur and flying hair, unworried by the cold; uncluttered by the trappings of land-clothing. - from The Brides of Rollrock Island, by Margo Lanagan

HERE COME THE WAVES - a playlist about ill-fated love between land folk and selkies. 

i. seal jubilee - bat for lashes // ii. swimming - abel korzeniowski // iii. white waves - shearwater // iv. fire snakes - laura veirs // v. landscape - florence + the machine // vi. she cries your name - beth orton // vii. flickers - son lux // viii. rocks and water - deb talan // ix. mermaid blues - tom mcrae // x. the waves have come - chelsea wolfe // xi. lille - lisa hannigan

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1 day ago · 35 notes · originally from witchsisters
#oooh #selkie #mermaid #music


Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk
Selkies appear in Scottish and Irish myth and are said to be seals who can cast off their skin and become human on land. If someone should find their seal skin they can hide it, forcing the selkie to remain human and often forcing them into marriage as well. If the selkie should ever find their skin again, they will immediately transform back into a seal and return to their beloved ocean.
Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk

Selkies appear in Scottish and Irish myth and are said to be seals who can cast off their skin and become human on land. If someone should find their seal skin they can hide it, forcing the selkie to remain human and often forcing them into marriage as well. If the selkie should ever find their skin again, they will immediately transform back into a seal and return to their beloved ocean.


4 days ago · 914 notes · originally from kaijuborn
#selkie #mermaid #folklore


Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk
Merrows come from Scottish and Irish myth and are human from the waist up and fish from the waist down, and they collect souls of those drowned at sea. They are kind and benevolent, and are even capable of affection towards humans and inter-marriage. Most merrows are considered female, but some male exist, even though they are said to not be nearly as beautiful as the female ones.  
Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk

Merrows come from Scottish and Irish myth and are human from the waist up and fish from the waist down, and they collect souls of those drowned at sea. They are kind and benevolent, and are even capable of affection towards humans and inter-marriage. Most merrows are considered female, but some male exist, even though they are said to not be nearly as beautiful as the female ones.  


6 days ago · 1,813 notes · originally from kaijuborn
#merrow #mermaid #folklore


Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk
Sirens come from Greek mythology and are beautiful, dangerous women who lures sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on their rocky islands. Normally, sirens are pictured as alluring young women that sometimes have the wings or legs of birds. Some people believe the sirens might be cannibalistic and that they devour the flesh of the sailors they’ve, intentionally or not, killed.  
Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk

Sirens come from Greek mythology and are beautiful, dangerous women who lures sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on their rocky islands. Normally, sirens are pictured as alluring young women that sometimes have the wings or legs of birds. Some people believe the sirens might be cannibalistic and that they devour the flesh of the sailors they’ve, intentionally or not, killed.  


1 week ago · 1,321 notes · originally from kaijuborn
#siren #mermaid #mythology


Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk
Mermaids exist in folklore all around the world and are in some cases associated with storms, shipwrecks and drownings, and in others they can be beneficient, benevolent and bestow boons upon sailors and their ships. There are many tales of sailors falling in love with mermaids, usually with unfortunate results for either one, or both of the lovers.
Mythological creatures around the world | Merfolk

Mermaids exist in folklore all around the world and are in some cases associated with storms, shipwrecks and drownings, and in others they can be beneficient, benevolent and bestow boons upon sailors and their ships. There are many tales of sailors falling in love with mermaids, usually with unfortunate results for either one, or both of the lovers.


1 week ago · 2,544 notes · originally from kaijuborn
#mermaid

Song of the Sea (from the makers of The Secret of Kells) x



georginakincaid:

greek mythology/myth picspam series » melusina




"She is Melusina, the water goddess, and she is found in hidden springs and waterfalls in any forest in Christendom, even in those as far away as Greece. A man may love her if he keeps her secret and lets her alone when she wants to bathe, and she may love him in return until he breaks his word, as men always do, and she sweeps him into the depths with her fishy tail, and turns his faithless blood to water. The tragedy of Melusina, whatever language tells it, whatever tune it sings, is that a man will always promise more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand.” 

georginakincaid:

greek mythology/myth picspam series » melusina

"She is Melusina, the water goddess, and she is found in hidden springs and waterfalls in any forest in Christendom, even in those as far away as Greece. A man may love her if he keeps her secret and lets her alone when she wants to bathe, and she may love him in return until he breaks his word, as men always do, and she sweeps him into the depths with her fishy tail, and turns his faithless blood to water. The tragedy of Melusina, whatever language tells it, whatever tune it sings, is that a man will always promise more than he can do to a woman he cannot understand.” 


1 month ago · 1,273 notes · originally from georginakincaid
#mythology #melusina #mermaid

fadingtales:

Re-Spun Tales Annabel Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe, as a rusalka

Besotted with Annabel Lee, though she rebukes his affections, the poet purchases a love potion that unwittingly poisons her. Distraught to find her dead, he tosses her body into the ocean, ready to follow her into the depths himself, but too cowardly at the last minute. Unable to live with the truth he concocts a love poem that gains him fame. Many moons later, he is amazed when he spots his fair Annabel rising from the water. He confesses to her the truth and she pulls him into a kiss, so deep and intense that he falls into the water. Though he scrambles to swim, he cannot escape her iron vise and her kiss drowns him. Annabel has returned as a vengeful rusalka who drowns all men who ventures to the kingdom by the sea,.


1 month ago · 1,176 notes · originally from fadingtales
#edgar allan poe #annabel lee #rusalka #mermaid

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme: 
6 Creatures - [Mermaids]

The mermaids usually held their picnics on an island in the midst of the pool. Here they would sit and sun themselves. They talked about the fashions and the prettiest way to dress their hair. Each one had a pocket mirror, but where they kept these, while swimming, no mortal ever found out. They made wreaths of bright colored seaweed, orange and black, blue, gray and red and wore them on their brows like coronets. Or, they twined them, along with sea berries and bubble blossoms, among their tresses. Sometimes they made girdles of the strongest and knotted them around their waists.

mordicanting:

Fairy Tale Meme: 

6 Creatures - [Mermaids]

The mermaids usually held their picnics on an island in the midst of the pool. Here they would sit and sun themselves. They talked about the fashions and the prettiest way to dress their hair. Each one had a pocket mirror, but where they kept these, while swimming, no mortal ever found out. They made wreaths of bright colored seaweed, orange and black, blue, gray and red and wore them on their brows like coronets. Or, they twined them, along with sea berries and bubble blossoms, among their tresses. Sometimes they made girdles of the strongest and knotted them around their waists.


1 month ago · 254 notes · originally from mordicanting
#mermaid


FAIRYTALE MEME: 8 Fairy Tale Creatures - [4/8] Mermaids  “If a shadow passed over them, she knew it must be either a whale, or a ship sailing by full of human beings, who, indeed, little thought that, far beneath them, a little mermaiden was passionately stretching forth her hands towards their ship’s keel.”

FAIRYTALE MEME: 8 Fairy Tale Creatures - [4/8] Mermaids
  If a shadow passed over them, she knew it must be either a whale, or a ship sailing by full of human beings, who, indeed, little thought that, far beneath them, a little mermaiden was passionately stretching forth her hands towards their ship’s keel.


1 month ago · 3,956 notes · originally from emissarydeatons
#mermaid

for-redheads:

Ines Rehberger ~ Leaked Dreams of Our Past

(via manticoreimaginary)


1 month ago · 11,059 notes · originally from for-redheads
#wow ok #photography #ines rehberger #mermaid #redhead

esprit-confus:

us, intertwined on Flickr.
http://facebook.com/espritconfus

esprit-confus:

us, intertwined on Flickr.

http://facebook.com/espritconfus


1 month ago · 6,428 notes · originally from esprit-confus
#photography #charlotte grimm #mermaid

theartofanimation:

Woo-Jin OH


1 month ago · 19,170 notes · originally from theartofanimation
#art #woo jin oh #mermaid #nsfw//

eleanasound:

The Last Japanese Mermaids 

For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.

In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence



Mythology | Sirens 

Look down and see those shapeless forms,
   Which ever keep their dreamless sleep
   Far down within the gloomy deep,
And only stir themselves in storms,
Rising like islands from beneath,
And snorting through the angry spray,
As the frail vessel perisheth
In the whirls of their unwieldy play;
   Look down! Look down!
Upon the seaweed, slimy and dark,
That waves its arms so lank and brown,
      Beckoning for thee!
Look down beneath thy wave-worn bark
      Into the cold depth of the sea!
   Look down! Look down!
      Thus, on Life’s lonely sea,
      Heareth the marinere
      Voices sad, from far and near,
      Ever singing full of fear,
      Ever singing dreadfully.
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2 months ago · 541 notes · originally from makos-lightningrod
#siren #mermaid #mythology