female personification

July – Demeter.

In ancient Greek mythology, Demeter is the goddess of the harvest and agriculture, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth. Though Demeter is often described simply as the goddess of the harvest, she presided also over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death

Witchcraft Series: Nocturnal Correspondences

Here (x) you can find my Nocturnal Witch post explaining what a Nocturnal Witch is and a small rundown of what the craft entails. This post is a correspondence posts listing things that correspond with the night and darkness. 

Lunar Phases

  • New Moon: new beginnings, love spells, job/wealth spells, healing,  protection, shadow work
  • Waxing Moon: constructive magic, success, relationships
  • First Quarter: peace/balance, cleaning, positive energy
  • Waxing Gibbous: glamour, attraction, getting things done, inviting in new energies
  • Full Moon: divination, protection, love, energy work, legal matters, attracting wealth/luck, prophetic dreams
  • Waning Gibbous: letting go, cleansing, undoing bindings
  • Last Quarter: banishing, letting go
  • Waning Crescent: banishing, healing, rest, peace, justice

Deities: (source x

Egyptian

  • Kuk, “uncreated” god, embodiment of darkness 
  • Nephthys, goddess of the night, death, and birth
  • Khonsu, god of the moon

Greek 

  • Asteria, goddess of the stars and nocturnal oracles
  • Erebus,god of darkness 
  • Nyx, goddess of night
  • Achlys, goddess of eternal night, misery, and sorrow

Norse

  • Nótt, female personification of night

Roman 

  • Nox, primordial goddess of night
  • Scotus, god of darkness
  • Luna, goddess of the moon

Nocturnal Animals:

  • Aardvark
  • Bat
  • Badger 
  • Bush Rat
  • Cat
  • Cougar
  • Coyote 
  • Cricket 
  • Firefly 
  • Grey Wolf
  • Leo Pard
  • Mouse
  • Opossum
  • Owl 
  • Red Fox
  • Scorpion 
  • Skunk 
  • Wombat 

Colors

  • black
  • silver
  • purple (darker shades)
  • grey
  • blue (darker shades)
  • red (dark shades)
  • metallic colors (but that’s mostly a personal pref)

Crystals 

  • Onyx
  • Black Tourmaline
  •  Amber 
  • Smokey Quartz 
  • Hematite
  • Dark colored Agates 
  • Aegirine
  • Apatite (Blue)
  • Azurite
  • Bloodstone
  • Garnet 
  • Labradorite
  • Malachite 
  • Nuummite

Incense 

  • jasmine 
  • patchouli 
  • sandalwood 
  • myrrh 
  • rose
  • anything musky really

Herbs & Plants 

  • Evening Primrose 
  • Night Bloom Water Lilies 
  • Moon Flowers 
  • Night Gladiolus
  • Casablanca Lily
  • Nottingham Catchfly
  • Four O’clocks 
  • Dragon Fruit Flowers 
  • Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus
  • Mugwort
  • Blackberry
  • Ginger 
  • Hazel 
  • Bay
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine 
  • Rose
  • Lilac 
  • Thyme 

Suggested Reading

If you have any questions my ask box is open. (x)

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MYTHOLOGY MEME: [2/9] greek goddesses

Chloris was the Greek goddess of flowers, and the personification of spring. She lived in the Elysian Fields, the area of the Underworld where the worthy souls lived. She was abducted by the god of the west wind, Zephyrus, whom she later married. She also transformed a number of mythological figures into flowers, including Adonis, Attis, Crocus, Hyacinthus and Narcissus.

Artemisia Gentileschi (Rome 1593-Naples 1652)

Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura) c.1638-9

‘The gold chain around her neck – on which hangs a mask symbolising imitation – as well as her wild hair and iridescent dress, all correspond with the description of ‘Pittura’, the female personification of Painting. In conflating her own likeness with 'Pittura’, Gentileschi creates a truly original image – and one unavailable to her male contemporaries.‘

The Royal Collection Trust

Modern Greek Gods: Power Couples —> Poseidon and Amphitrite

“…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…”

Poseidon (Ποσειδῶν) is one of the twelve Olympian deities of the Pantheonin in Greek mythology. His main domain is the ocean, and he is called the “God of the Sea”. Additionally, he is referred to as “Earth-Shaker" due to his role in causing earthquakes, and has been called the “tamer of horses”.

Amphitrite (Αμφιτριτη)   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.”

Ben Dahlhaus as Poseidon

Emily DiDonato as Aphitrite

Allegory on the death of Marat; the revolutionary shown lying in his bathtub, supported by the female personification of the French Republic, who sits on a globe and holds a fasces surmounted by a Phrygian cap; on the left Charlotte Corday, preceded by a dragon, tries to escape, but a Spirit swoops down from a pedestal and grabs her hair. 

Even though I really despise seeing Marat only dying or dead in most of the historical portrayals, I had to share this one because there are so many things going on in this print.

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In Greek mythology, Ioke (Ἰωκή) is the female personification of onslaught, battle-tumult, and pursuit. In the Iliad, she is one of the daimones, or spirits, of Zeus’s aegis. The other daimones are Phobos, Eris and Alke. 

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That has no relation to her character in Skyrim: she runs an inn called The Canary. It’s in a mining town in the Reach, closer to Haafingar Hold than Markarth. What do you mean you don’t see it on your map? It’s there. Yeah…totally there.

right now I’m just testing some angles and poses. trying to find some that’ll work in an inn, experimenting with lighting.

klumzmonkey  asked:

Hi! I've been wanting to look into earth/nature magick, gods/goddesses and/or deities... Any ideas where I could start? Thank you love 💕

Hello darling.
That’s a nice broad way to start, I like it!
Firstly, you may want to determine whether you want to within a certain pantheon or not, but I’m going to just hit you with some broad spectrum information which you can then choose to delve into or research more.

*These lists will likely miss some deities out because I want to give you the basics, but further research will help if you would like to find out more.

Aztec Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Xipe-Totec (god of force, lord of the seasons and rebirth, ruler of the East).
  • Tonacatecuhtli (god of sustenance).
  • Tonacacihuatl (goddess of sustenance).
  • Tlaltecuhtli (god of the earth).
  • Chicomecoatl (goddess of agriculture).
  • Centeotl (god of the maize).
Celtic Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Abnoba (Gaulish - associated with forests and rivers).
  • Artio (Gaulish - bear goddess of the wilderness).
  • Arduinna (goddess of the Ardennes forest, portrayed as a huntress).
  • Cernunnos (god of male animals, produce and fertility).
  • Druantia (goddess of trees).
  • Nantosuelta (Gaulish - goddess of the earth, nature, fertility and fire).
  • Sucellus (god of agriculture, alcoholic beverages, and forests).
  • Viridos (god of vegetation, agriculture and rebirth).
Egyptian Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Aker (god of the earth and the horizon).
  • Geb (god of earth).
  • Iah (god of the moon).
  • Nut (goddess of sky).
  • Renenutet (goddess of agriculture).
  • Shu (embodiment of wind/air).
Greek Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Antheia (goddess of flowery wreaths).
  • Anthousai (flower nymphs).
  • Aristaeus (god of shepherds, cheesemaking, beekeeping, honey, honey-mead, olive growing, oil milling, medicinal herbs, hunting, and the Etesian winds).
  • Artemis (goddess of the hunt, the dark, the light, the moon, wild animals, nature, wilderness, childbirth, virginity, fertility, young girls, and health and plague in women and childhood).
  • Aurai (nymphs of the breezes).
  • Chloris (goddess of flowers).
  • Cybele (Phrygian goddess of the fertile earth and wild animals).
  • Demeter (goddess of the harvest, crops, the fertility of the earth, grains, and the seasons).
  • Dionysus (god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, and festivity. Roman equivalent is Bacchus).
  • Dryads (tree and forest nymphs).
  • Epimeliades (nymphs of highland pastures and protectors of sheep flocks).
  • Gaea (the goddess of the earth and its personification. She is also the primal mother goddess).
  • Hamadryades (oak tree dryades).
  • Hegemone (goddess of plants, specifically making them bloom and bear fruit as they were supposed to).
  • Horae (goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of time).
  • Karmanor (god of reaping).
  • Meliae (nymphs of honey and the ash tree).
  • Nymphs (nature spirits).
  • Naiades (fresh water nymphs).
  • Nereids (salt-water nymphs).
  • Oceanides (fresh water nymphs).
  • Oreades (mountain nymphs).
  • Oxylus (god of forests & mountains).
  • Pan (god of shepherds, flocks, mountain wilds, and rustic music).
  • Persephone (Kore) (goddess of spring growth).
  • Physis (primeval goddess of nature).
  • Rhea (goddess of fertility, motherhood, and the mountain wilds).
  • Satyrs (rustic nature spirits).
Slavic Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Berstuk (Wendish - god of the forest).
  • Jarilo (god of vegetation, fertility, spring, war and harvest).
  • Porewit (god of the woods, who protected lost voyagers and punished those who mistreated the forest).
  • Porvata (Polish - god of the woods).
  • Siliniez (Polish - god of the woods for whom moss was sacred).
  • Tawals (Polish - blessing-bringing god of the meadows and fields).
  • Veles (god of earth, waters and the underworld).
Norse Nature/Earth Deities:
  • Idun or Ithunn (goddess of spring who guarded the apples that kept the gods eternally young; wife of the god Bragi).
  • Fjörgyn (female personification of the earth. She is also the mother of the goddess Frigg and, very rarely, mother of Thor).
  • Freyja (goddess of fertility, gold, death, love, beauty, war and magic).
  • Freyr (god of fertility, rain, sunlight, life and summer).
  • Skadi (goddess of mountains, skiing, winter, archery and hunting).
Nature/Earth Magick:

If you check Richtor’s nature tag [here] they have a tonne of resources to help you!

What DC Comics’ Uncle Sam says about America

So I first planned for this post to cover Uncle Sam, Prez, and Legion of Superheroes.  But while reading up on Uncle Sam I realized I had enough material to just make one post about Uncle Sam

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you had a fun and safe 4th.  I am always conflicted on patriotism because on one hand I am critical of America’s role in history and of our government and on the other I am very proud of American culture.  So I thought I would analyse patriotic DC characters.  And what comic book character is more patriotic than Uncle Sam, the star of National Comics?  To prepare for this I read National Comics (1940) #1-26, The Spectre (1992) #37-50, Vertigo’s Uncle Sam (1997) #1 & 2, Freedom Fighters (1976) #1-15, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (2006) #1-8, Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters (2007) #1-8, Freedom Fighters (2010) #1-9, and The Multiversity: Mastermen (2015) #1.

Who is Uncle Sam?  He is the Spirit of America!  Originally in the pages of National Comics his spirit was created the moment the American flag was flown. He existed and guided America throughout the years until 1940, when he approached a patriotic man named Sam and possesed him so could have a physical body. In those comics he was incredibly powerful.  He was super strong, super fast, invulnerable, and would recieve advice from long dead American patriots.

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Mikuni's My Fair Lady Theory

So this is just a little theory on who or what Mikuni’s My Fair Lady is.
Considering that Envy Pair’s theme is “punishment/judgement” my first thought was that she was, in a way, the Lady Justice.

But doing some light research I’ve found that she shares similarities with the four Cardinal Virtues. More specifically, Prudence.

“Prudence, also described as wisdom, is the ability to judge between actions with regard to appropriate actions at a given time.” Also “To govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason.”

Prudentia is an allegorical female personification of Prudence, whose attributes are a mirror and snake, who is frequently depicted as a pair with Justitia, the Roman goddess of Justice.

Attributed with snakes. Also her “ghostly” appearance could relate to a mirror’s reflection.

“Prudential judgment” is one where the circumstances must be weighed to determine the correct action. Generally, it applies to situations where two people could weigh the circumstances.

Does that sound familiar? What does Mikuni say Abel does? She “weighs them and becomes heavier depending on the weight of the sin”.

With all of this I have come to conclusion that Mikuni’s My Fair Lady is in fact Prudentia, the Cardinal Virtue of Prudence.

Yandere England~ Burn.

Yandere England x Reader. The reader is a female and is the personification of the capital of the capital of America. This is based on the song “Burn” from Hamilton, I highly suggest that you listen to that song while reading. Thank you!


  Pain. A strong pain inside his heart, breaking it into two. That’s was all the powerful nation could feel. It ran throughout his body, spreading faster than the disease that almost wiped him off the map.

“How could this have happened?” The older nation thought, rereading letters given to him by the one he loved more than anything. “She lied! Everything she told me was a lie!” All of the many letters she sent him, scattered around his “room” that was hidden in the forest, close to the capital of America. Every single letter had the same things said in them.


  My dearest England,

I have received another one of your delightful letters. If only America would stop his foolish fantasies of freedom, we could finally be together. I have no choice other than to follow the his orders, but if I had it my way, we would still be with you. Forever. Not a day goes by that I don’t hate him for keeping us apart. I love you more than there are stars in the sky. Until we see each other again my love, I must sadly say goodbye.

                                              Always and forever yours, Washington DC


He looked over the letters, looking for any foreshadowing of her betrayal, but he found nothing. Nothing to show him about what would happen at Yorktown, nothing showing about the troops that would surprise attack his troops. But he should have known it was too good to be true. He should have known that she was only trying to get his whereabouts to attack him. A certain frenchman told him even before the revolution started.

Flashback

  “You, the "almighty Great Britain”, former deadly pirate, and most “powerful” empire in the world can not be falling for the tricks of a capital that’s not even 100 years old!“ The blood covered France spoke in a sarcastic tone. The country of love was being held captive by the said powerful empire after being captured during war.

"You know she dedicated to America more than anything!” France couldn’t believe that England, (though he hated to admit it) a smart and powerful nation couldn’t see the love you have for America. The dedication, affection, and pure love you had for your young nation. “Could England really not see that you were playing him for information?” He wished he could say it out loud, but he was to afraid of the Brit.

  “Shut up you bloody frog! She doesn’t give a damn about that bloody American! She’s mine and only mine! She loves me and I love her!” The Brit yelled, furious that the frog questioned her love for him.

End off flashback

  Before he could finish the flashback, Canada came into his room. A white envelope was in his hand, with familiar handwriting on it. “England, I have a letter for you. I-it’s from DC…” The Canadian was clearly nervous about the letter. He quickly handed it to his “owner” and left the room.

The nation looked at the letter, admiring his loves beautiful handwriting. In all honesty, the once powerful empire was terrified to open this letter. Putting the fear away, he carefully opened the envelope and started reading.


  Dear Britain,

I’m sorry I had to do all this to you, I really am. But you know how important independent was to America, to me. I even more sorry to say that I don’t really love you, I never have… I didn’t want to led you on, but for America, I did. I bid you farewell.

                                                                   Respectfully, Washington DC


This letter confirmed all of his thoughts to be true. She never did care for him like she said she did. She didn’t feel anything for him, other than, most likely, hate.

“No. No! Why does this always happen to me?! What did I do to deserve this life?!” The empire screamed, hands pulling his blonde hair. His sadness turning into rage rapidly. He stood up quickly, turning his head to a bright light coming from a candle on his desk. An idea popped into the insane nation’s mind and he smiled. He called to his loyal colony to give him a order.

  “Canada, I need you to give a order to the General in charge of the base nearest to Washington.” The Brit smiled darkly to the Canadian. “What would you like for me to say to him?” The young colony asked, scared of what the unstable empire would do.

  “I want you to tell him to set fire to the capital. Burn down every house, building, and people if they have to.” He said calmly, staring back at the flame. The Canadian swallowed hard, nodding as fast as he could. He quickly left the room, wanting to be far away from the crazy empire.

  England stared at the beautiful flame, slowly bringing the horrible letter towards it. Once the letter meet the flame, it quickly was engulfed by the beautiful red and orange fire. The Brit laughed to himself, “Now she will feel all the pain she has caused me.”

Moments pasted as he continued to stare at the fire covered letter, till he heard a blood curdling scream coming from his loved one. He smiled again, tears running down his face and spoke again in a sad voice.

                                                “I hope that you burn.”

Eugène Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People, 28th July 1830, 1830, oil on canvas, 260 × 325 cm, Musée du Louvre, Paris. Source

A female personification of Liberty stands above a mass of fallen bodies after the French Revolution of 1830, which saw Charles X overthrown and replaced by his cousin Louis Philippe I. Delacroix’s passionate painting was exhibited at the 1831 Paris Salon before being returned to the artist in 1832. The government feared Liberty Leading the People would incite further populist rebellion if put on permanent public display, and so the painting did not enter the Louvre collection until 1874.