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My personal artistic hero… Harry Clarke (1889 - 1931) was an Irish illustrator and stained-glass artist and key figure in the Arts & Craft movement.

He illustrated works for Edgar Allan Poe - my favourite being ‘Tales of Mystery & Imagination.’ Dover Publishing re-printed it beautifully as a hardback edition - here’s the link to it on amazon - For way less than £30 it’s one of the prettiest books you can buy

Get THIS BOOK if you want to see all his stained glass work - before it gets too hard to track down. It also lists where you can see the existing works (mostly in Dublin) and has a very thorough bio on Clarke

anonymous asked:

Yeah I'm expecting the sword too tbh, cosidering the name (and apparently it's based on an Irish legend about a sword). I do hope one is another sort of ranged weapon, or maybe not even a weapon. Stuff with different forms/transformations is always fun to speculate about. (also unlikely, but a huge drill a la Gurren Lagann would be fucking awesome) Also, what is the Triskelion? I heard it mentioned in the ep but if there was more explained about it I missed that.

i wouldn’t be surprised if the sword mode just adds a hilt to the Rod, given it’s already got the general shape

a drill would be a nice shout out (and would look really cool)

okay so a couple parts re: The Triskelion

a triskelion is a Celtic symbol (though the name is Greek in origin - fitting, as Irish and Greek theming are pretty prevalent in regards to this whole situation), with three lines radiating out from a centre, we actually see a version of it in the depiction of the seven Words

it’s also on the padlock on the book Diana picks up that dissolves, it might be worth looking back and seeing if it appears elsewhere - the above image appears on Ursula’s wall and in the book (behind a ripped page, so there’s some information missing)

now, to quote the book Diana was reading;

“There exists a hidden art that witches have passed down from the megalithic ages. The hidden art known as the Grand Triskelion has the power to change the world.

In the seventh century, the Nine Olde Witches sealed the Grand Triskelion within Arcturus. Only the staff bearing the seven stars, Claiomh Solais, may break the seal. To use it, one must speak the Seven Words of Arcturus.”

so, it’s, at a guess, some kind of font of power with potentially reality warping capabilities (the kind of thing one would seal away in a deadly forest few can ever claim to have escaped from), and with the association of the Nine Olde Witches (with Woodward, encouraging Ursula to aid Akko in reviving the words with a sense of urgency), may tie into the reason the magic is going away and Witches now have to depend on a Sorcerer’s Stone


The time of corned beef and cabage and excessive Guiness drinking is almost upon us. We are hoping to wet your palette for some Irish themed shenanigans with some of our original Celtic folklore!

Want to challenge yourself? Write your own Irish folklore, post it to tumblr, and tag it with “keep making stuff up”. We will reblog our favorites!

— Chloe, Happy Human Helper

Modern mythology: Eva Green as The Morrigan

The Morrígan (“phantom queen”) or Mórrígan (“great queen”), also written as Morrígu or in the plural as Morrígna, and spelled Morríghan or Mór-ríoghain in Modern Irish, is a figure from Irish mythology.

The primary themes associated with the Morrígan are battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster Cycle she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with a cow may also suggest a role connected with wealth and the land.

Happy St Patricks Day everyone!

Sending lots of love to my Irish friends out there, and of course to @therealjacksepticeye 😊

I found a playlist of St Patricks Day/Irish themed videos on Jack’s channel, and I’m including the video Irish Time with Jack because I love it 😁💚

Jacksepticeye St Patricks day!:

Defiant keeps tagging me and I’ll always do it even though its a lot of the same info you already know but its fun anyway lol

Fill in about your muse:

➥ What is your character’s full name?: Khyran Murtagh Oisin. 
The reason why I gave him this name, OOC:
“Khyran” is a bastardization of “Kieran” that I came up with but apparently it is also a name that exists, albeit rare. I just liked the sound of the name, but after looking it up I figured out it means “dark” in Irish.
Keeping the Irish theme, “Murtagh” means “seafarer” or “skilled at sea” and this is due to Khy being born in a coastal town. Its an ironic name because he’s terrified of boats and has been shipwrecked once.
“Oisin” is also a rare Irish name. It means “little deer” and is the name of a famous warrior-poet. It’s pronounced “osheen” and not “oy-sin.” 
➥ When were they born?: He’s 27 and I haven’t done the math yet but it is the equivalent of December 2.
➥ Do they have any brothers or sisters?: One brother named Kane.
➥ What kind of eyes do they have?: Brown, though one of his eyes was gouged out.
➥ What kind of hair do they have?: If he washed it and took care of it, he’d have a glorious mane of flowing black hair. Unfortunately, it’s usually shining with grease and sticking to his neck, tangled, and kinda smelly. 
➥ What is their complexion like?: Khy’s naturally pale and he doesn’t get much sun. He doesn’t eat well or exercise much or wash much, either. As a result he tends to get clogged pores and the occasional pimple, slight jaundice, and stress lines in his face. He’s already going a bit grey due to tremendous stress.
➥ What body type are they?: If he took care of himself his natural shape would be lean. Instead, he’s just plain skeletal. One could easily count his ribs by looking at his shirtless chest, see the ridges of his spine, and observe his pelvic girdle pretty clearly. His arms and legs are twigs. 
➥ What is listening to their voice like?: His voice is mellow and thoughtful. When I picture him talking honestly I picture this guy from this anime like the shameful weeb I am. (Also picture this kind of scene when Khy is talking about voidsent and you’ve basically got the only time Khy can ever be kickass like this.)
➥ What do they hate most about themselves?: Wait, I have to pick one thing? Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
➥ Do they have a favorite quote?: “Do no harm.”
➥ What sort of music do they enjoy?: Khy? Enjoy?  Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
➥ Have/would they ever cheat(ed) on a partner?: Nope. He has turned somebody down, though. 
➥ Have they been cheated on by a partner?: Nope.
➥ Have they ever lost someone close to them?: Yes, quite a few people at this point.
➥ What is their favorite sound?: Waves. It reminds him of more peaceful days at home, before the world fell apart.
➥ Are they judgmental of others?: He wouldn’t want to admit it, but yes, he is. Extremely so. The reason for this is likely because he is extremely judgemental of himself, and often places his own standards on the shoulders of others.
➥ Have they ever been drunk?: Yes. It isn’t as common as him smoking moko and getting high, though. 
➥ What are they like when they stay up all night?: He stays up for 2 days in a row habitually, and his personality doesn’t change noticably. 
➥ Have they ever been arrested?: Yes. Twice. Both for the same incident. (The first time didn’t go as planned.)
➥ What evokes strong memories for them?:  Being on a boat.
➥ What do they do on rainy days?: Nothing different from what he does on any other day. 
➥ What religion are they?: He recognizes the Twelve and divine intervention. He hates Rhalgr and doesn’t observe him in regards to any sort of prayer.
➥ What word do they overuse the most?: “Sorry.”
➥ What do they wear to bed?: Usually what he wears for days. And days. And days….
➥ Do they have any tattoos or piercings?: Several linkpearl piercings in his ears. A tattoo of a bird on his upper back/shoulder.
➥ What type of clothing are they most comfortable in?: Khy doesn’t dress for comfort, but he tends to wear black, white, and red. 
➥ What is their most disliked food?: This assumes there’s food he likes. XD
➥ Do they have any enemies?: Probably lots. Some he’s aware of, some he isn’t. 
➥ What does their writing look like?: Hasty, small lettering, scratchy and sometimes misspelled. 
➥ What disgusts them?: Himself.

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