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M E R · M A I D (noun)

Mermaids
are legendary aquatic creatures with the head and torso of a human female and the tail of a fish. In some folklores they are also known as sea witches. Their powers can range from control over the weather to complete power over the sea, the tides, and the moon. Like witches it is also believed they can grant wishes, heal sickness, lift curses, brew magic potions and sometimes can carry a trident.

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Some more photos of this little sjörå!

She is for sale in my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/…/sleeping-sjora-o-keeper-of-the-lake-o

A sjörå is a female water creature in Scandinavian folklore.
“Sjö” means lake. “Rå” is a mythological being that is a keeper or warden of a particular location, such as lakes, forests or mountains.
She is a shapeshifter and can take the form of a full grown human-like being, as well as a small fish-like creature - as you can see here her colours and markings are much like an abborre (perch).
If you go fishing, you should be careful not to encounter a sjörå. Although, by sharing your picnic with her, she might grant you with a great fishing luck.
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Herakles (AKA Hercules… AKA Hunkules) was given strength and brains, but still struggled to live an ethical life.

Dating a harpy can be a wonderful thing.

Harpies can sing with the voices of humans and birds both at once, and they will, often, words of songs half-overheard from flights across fields and trips to the supermarket mingling with chirps and trills from every species they care to imitate. Harpies understand your need to migrate. Harpies will wrap you up in their wings at night, iridescent feathers enfolding you like living blankets, keeping you warm. Harpies will fly two towns over and carry back coffee for you clutched in their claws. Harpies are soft and jagged and wild and kind, and they can give you so much to love, if you let them.

On the other hand, if things end badly, they’ll also fly around after you and shit on your car. So watch out for that.

in Philippine Mythology, Bulalakaw was the name of a messenger spirit.

They come in many forms. sometimes, as a slender young man wearing a feathered headdress, or a genderless fairy-deity with the head of a bird, or, simply, as a comet.

their name means falling star.

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An orisha (spelled òrìṣà in the Yoruba language, and orichá or orixá in Latin America) is a spirit who reflects one of the manifestations of the supreme divinity (Eledumare, Olorun, Olofi) in Yoruba religion.

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‘Through Eros, Nyx and Erebus came together to produce Hemera which became the Day, and Aether which became the heavens, the upper air, the breath of the gods and the border between Tartarus and Gaia. […] Desire was one of the more pleasant of a decidedly mixed bag of Nyx’s children, which included Geras (Old Age), Hypnos (Sleep), Thanatos (Death), Eris (Discord) and Nemesis (Retribution), as well as the dread Moirai, or Fates, who wove the destiny of men and gods alike.’

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@camphalfbloodnetwork second quest ; favourite myth

hyacinthus was a beautiful young man who became the lover of the god apollo. zephyrus, the west wind, got jelaous of their love and made apollo’s discus to go off track; it struck hyacinthus in the head, killing him instantly.

when hyacinth died, apollo did not allow hades to claim him; rather, he made a flower, the hyacinth, from his spilled blood.