legend of the guard

Just a Smile - A Zelink Short Fic

SUMMARY: In Hyrule palace, there was one rule left over from the time of her great-grandfather, one that most certainly could not be broken: the guards on duty were not allowed to laugh.

But that never stopped Princess Zelda from trying.

Zelink AU where Zelda is a princess and Link is a guard who she’s trying to make laugh but can’t seem to crack. Part one of a larger fic of similar short bursts. Not attached to any particular game. Fluff af. Have fun, kids!

Writing after the cut! Enjoy!

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Celtic Otherworlds

The Otherworld(s) of Celtic myth are invisible realms where gods, spirits, elves, giants, etc reside. Some Otherworlds are beautiful heavens, and others are terrible hells. Otherworlds are guarded and hidden by magic.
The Otherworld(s) can be found in places like lakes, caves, forests, rivers, dunes, and islands. An Otherworld may also be a grandiose castle or even a humble cottage. Often times the Otherworld(s) make an appearance at night, but then quickly vanish in the daylight. It is also said that on the eve of Samhain (saah-win) all gates to the Otherworld open and spirits venture into our world from theirs.
The Otherworld(s) have a very different concept of time. Generally, time moves at a much slower slower rate. Spending one year in an Otherworld could mean centuries have passed in our world.

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Legends Of Tomorrow Episode 2.12 “Camelot/3000”
ALL FOR ONE — The Legends continue their quest to hunt down the Spear of Destiny before the pieces fall into the hands of the Legion of Doom.  The Legends discover that pieces of the Spear are each being guarded in different time periods by members of the JSA.  Their first stop is the future where they find Dr. Mid-Nite (guest star Kwesi Ameyaw) which eventually leads them to the past and King Arthur’s Camelot, where Stargirl (guest star Sarah Grey) is protecting her piece of the Spear. In order to protect the Spear shard from the now-evil Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), the Legends must join forces with the Knights of the Round Table.   Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers also star. Antonio Negret directed the episode written by Anderson MacKenzie (#212).  Original airdate 2/21/2017.

I share pictures of my offerings when they are instructive, helpful or in their sharing benefit the spirit honored.

I share for example the shell offerings to the sacred mountain; many wonder how to respect native spirits without appropriating. To me reading or listening to legends and taboos about the spirits and allowing personal inspiration to drive your choices of offerings from there is wise. For example, a Nisqually legend about Tahoma described a group of giant otters that guard a treasure trove of shell money. So because we were to be camping on Tahoma, I felt showing respect to the local spirits at the creek by offering shells on a string prior to beginning our own rites based on our heritage and witch traditions back in the cabin would be the right thing to do.

Warrior Woman: Pantea Arteshbod

During the reign of Cyprus the Great (559-530 B.C.E.), Pentea was wife of General Aryasb and Arteshbod (commander) of the Immortals. Persia’s elite fighting force that was both standing army, and Imperial Guard gained their legend by keeping their force 10,000 strong at all times. 

Little is known about this fierce woman, her deeds being overshadowed by the legend of the Immortals, but their very conception is attributed at times to her and her husband. Between them, and their use of the Immortals, they helped solidify rule in a conquered Babylon.

Legend states that Pentea was the most beautiful woman in all of Asia, and had to keep her face covered in battle to keep men from falling in love with her. So fearsome in battle, her presence in a fight was seen as to assure victory, and there is little historical evidence to prove this wrong. 

Unfortunately there is little else known about her outside of legend, but what little is known paints a true warrior woman capable of leading one of the most renowned fighting forces of the ancient world.