animal-underworld

My piece for @denaesketch‘s art challenge! The challenge was to create a character based on a specific pose. Her backstory is below.

This is Thrush. She was a human once, years ago, but she killed an innocent bird for no other reason than to see it dead. It was that day she became cursed to wear the skull of the bird she murdered as a constant reminder of her sin. She transformed into a never-dying, bird-like creature. Now she serves as a worker of the Underworld, bewitching animal skulls who have been murdered and selling them to the humans who killed them, cursing them to the same fate.

I really like how she turned out, might have to keep her in mind for something in the future! ^^

anonymous asked:

Which Greek God/Goddess takes care of cats when they pass?

There isn’t really a specific god assigned to that role, at least to my knowledge. Though if you wish to pray to one asking for them to take care of a beloved cat who has passed, i would probably say Hekate to be the best one since she does actually keep a cat with her. Persephone wouldn’t be a bad option either being Queen of the Underworld, an animal lover, and very willing to aid the living when she can.

anonymous asked:

Anya, could you please recommend us some scary stories?

i will give u scary sites which contain scary stories and other scary things as well bc i am bad at remembering what good stories i read

r/nosleep (original horror stories, some real, some realistic fiction; i know its reddit but theres actually some really good shit here AND u can toggle trigger warnings so u dont accidentally read something triggering!!)

r/letsnotmeet (real stories about creepy encounters with stalkers; this scared the shit out of me and i only read like one story tbh) 

normal porn for normal people (this is a pretty standard creepypasta, but i like it anyway. nsfw, obviously, and trigger warning for gore, violence, and animal abuse)

saya in underworld (all sorts of japanese horror tales, urban legends, and stuff taken from 2ch; saya only updates sporadically so theres not really a consistent stream of content, but if u are willing to go through all the old stuff, its so worth it) 

abandoned by disney (REALLY good on the suspense and pretty great up until the ending, where it gets pretty cheesy. still worth the read, in my opinion. trigger warning for gore.) 

candle cove (very, very classic, and if u havent read it u definitely should. the site i linked to was provided by the creepypasta wiki, so its fine, but i will warn u that there is a potential jump scare at the end in the form of a static gif. theres no sounds or scary images, just the static gif.) 

annie96 is typing… (i just discovered this yesterday, its short but DAMN is it good)

cry reads (a selection of really amazingly written stories, read by cryaotic. if you dont want to listen to his readings of the stories, or if you would like to read along as he reads, he provides links in the description to the stories. check them out!!) 

marble hornets (most ppl already know about mh but in my opinion its the best series to come from the slender man mythos) 

noend house (another classic. no trigger warnings from what i can remember.) 

psychosis (its not really “scary”, per se, but the suspense is built up so well that it really gets ur heart racing. no trigger warnings from what i remember.)

last of the sparks (great suspense, great writing, just amazing as hell. no trigger warnings from what i can remember.)

thats all i can think of for now, but i definitely have more things. i thought about linking to the paranormal board on 4chan because occasionally there are some really good stories, but most of the time its just garbage, so i didnt bother. if you want to check it out anyway, just google “/x/” and itll be one of the first results.

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