a lot of love,
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"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.
 



iguanamouth:

deep sea mermaids


3 days ago · 48,165 notes · originally from iguanamouth
#this is terrifying #mermaid #art

the-magical-crawdad:

siriusblaque:

yo but mermaid monster hybrids though

  • vampire mermaids who prey on their own kind — when they get bitten, their scales fall off, their tails turn a slick and fleshy grey, a dorsal fin begins to sprout from their spine, and suddenly there’s six rows of teeth where once there was only one
  • mermaid medusas who’ve got eels for hair and it’s not their gaze that can turn you to stone but their song
  • fairy mermaids who’re born of spite and mischief — they’re small, the size of seahorses, and they speed through the currents causing mayhem and sometimes destruction
  • were-mermaids who turn into huge, hulking great whites when the full moon filters through the deep waters, who cannot be restrained because what shackles can you find in the deep?, who leave blood and guts in their wake

Let’s go deeper

  • Mermaid dryads tied to a whole kept forest, fins and hair perfectly camouflaged with their natural habitat. They drift serenely through their gardens until it is threatened, when the whole kelp forest turns on the attacker and drags it down to its death.
  • Elementally aligned mermaids - air-aligned mermaids leap joyously from the water and glide on tough fins, punching through the surface of the water like tiny spears of silver-blue. Fire-aligned mermaids drawn to deep volcanic vents, blind and sickly-white with teeth that fit together like a sieve.
  • Kraken mermaids.

(via queen-rhaenyra-targaryen)


4 days ago · 18,634 notes · originally from siriusblaque
#mermaid

//Dark and Magical beings//

Sirens -

In Greek mythology, the Sirens (Greek singular: Σειρήν Seirēn; Greek plural: Σειρῆνες Seirēnes) were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femme fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island.


6 days ago · 435 notes · originally from deanwnchesterrr
#siren #mermaid

kinopia:

"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".
I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.

kinopia:

"When I was a kid, I believed you would become a mermaid when you went in the water to swim".

I really loved the little mermaid as a kid growing up so I had the warped perception you became a mermaid when you entered the water ahaha. This is me learning to swim with my cousin! This piece is for a gallery show at work.


6 days ago · 69,972 notes · originally from kinopia
#oh no this is so cute #mermaid #art

shannon-freeman:

In Irish folklore, mermaids (called “merrows”) collect the souls of those drowned at sea. I’m not sure if that’s a child-appropriate story, but this cutesy picture was lots of fun to draw!

shannon-freeman:

In Irish folklore, mermaids (called “merrows”) collect the souls of those drowned at sea. I’m not sure if that’s a child-appropriate story, but this cutesy picture was lots of fun to draw!


1 week ago · 16,701 notes · originally from shannon-freeman
#mermaid #merrow #art

//Dark and Magical beings//

Amphitrite -

Amphitrite was the goddess queen of the sea, the wife of King Poseidon. Some say she was one of the fifty Nereides, others an Okeanis, but most simply describe her as the female personification of the sea: the loud-moaning mother of fish, seals and dolphins. As such she was essentially the same as Thalassa. When Poseidon first sought Amphitrite’s hand in marriage, she fled his advances, and hid herself away near Atlas in the Ocean stream at the far ends of the earth. The dolphin-god Delphin eventually tracked her down and persuaded her to return to wed the sea-king.

1 week ago · 183 notes · originally from deanwnchesterrr
#amphitrite #mythology #mermaid

ex0skeletal:

(by pettryb on deviantART)


2 weeks ago · 7,664 notes · originally from ex0skeletal
#art #dragons #mermaid


mythology meme:  [2/6] creatures or beings
↳ water nymphs (naiads, nereids & oceanids) 

Naiads (Ναϊάδες) was the collective name for the nymphs that presided over bodies of fresh water (such as fountains, rivers, brooks, springs, etc.). A naiad was closely connected to their body of water: if the water dried up, the naiad perished. 
Nereids (Νηρειδες), the fifty daughters of the titan Nereus and oceanid Doris, were considered the nymphs of the seas, especially the Mediterranean. They were depicted as beautiful young women who were patrons of sailors and fishermen.
Oceanids (Ὠκεανίδες) were the three thousand daughters of the titans Okeanos and Thetys, their realm the open ocean. Hesios names figures such as Kalypso, Klymene, and Dione, among others, as some of these nymphs. 

mythology meme:  [2/6] creatures or beings

↳ water nymphs (naiads, nereids & oceanids) 

Naiads (Ναϊάδες) was the collective name for the nymphs that presided over bodies of fresh water (such as fountains, rivers, brooks, springs, etc.). A naiad was closely connected to their body of water: if the water dried up, the naiad perished. 

Nereids (Νηρειδες), the fifty daughters of the titan Nereus and oceanid Doris, were considered the nymphs of the seas, especially the Mediterranean. They were depicted as beautiful young women who were patrons of sailors and fishermen.

Oceanids (Ὠκεανίδες) were the three thousand daughters of the titans Okeanos and Thetys, their realm the open ocean. Hesios names figures such as Kalypso, Klymene, and Dione, among others, as some of these nymphs. 


2 weeks ago · 559 notes · originally from charlesmmacaulay
#naiad #nereid #oceanid #mermaid #mythology

fairytalemood:

art by ねこ助



kngmaker:

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. They are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.

kngmaker:

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide. They are sometimes associated with perilous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings. In other folk traditions (or sometimes within the same tradition), they can be benevolent or beneficent, bestowing boons or falling in love with humans.


3 weeks ago · 1,284 notes · originally from kngmaker
#mermaid

| Mythology meme |

1/? Creatures - Mermaids.

(via droo216)


4 weeks ago · 1,528 notes · originally from deanwnchesterrr
#mermaid

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

[listen]


1 month ago · 51 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.


1 month ago · 1,253 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.  


1 month ago · 2,001 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 month ago · 1,567 notes · originally from kaijuborn
#siren #mermaid #mythology