Celtic Gold Phalera with Cernunnos, 1st Century  BC

Cernunnos is the conventional name given in Celtic studies to depictions of the “horned god” of Celtic polytheism. The name itself is only attested once, on the 1st-century Pillar of the Boatmen, but depictions of a horned or antlered figure, often seated cross-legged and often associated with animals and holding or wearing torcs, are known from other instances.

Nothing is known about the god from literary sources, and details about his name, his cult or his significance in Celtic religion are unknown. Speculative interpretations identify him as a god of nature or fertility.

                                THE PARK IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!

To the world, The Spookshow amusement park is a year-round Halloween-themed amusement park providing scares and thrills for children and adults all year round. Where their motto is “We make scary so fun, you’ll be dying for more.” But little does the public know that all the employees working the park: the wolfmen, the ghosts, the skeletons, the zombies, the winged and hoofed creature with red skin, that one witch using her magic to create balloon animals, they’re not clever tricks and people in makeup…

                                            THEY’RE ALL REAL

The Spookshow RP is a  supernatural, literate roleplay that is currently looking for dedicated writers who are interested in character development and creating meaningful and interesting relationships between characters. Here at The Spookshow RP, we have game days, writing prompts, and fun events that are sure to keep you interested! We are currently accepting apps for our remaining pre-made bios as well as OCs. If you have any questions, need help creating ocs, or have fc requests, stop by and leave a question in our inbox. Come join us at the Spookshow Amusement Park!


thefairefolk-rp asked:

It has been five years since the Fae War ended. Now that the war is over, the rich and powerful can return to what they love most. The faerie nobility have reached a new golden age, showering riches on lavish parties, excessive finery and a constant effort to outdo each other. But, despite the outward glamour of the aristocracy, lies and deceit still run rampant. One must be clever to survive court life and keep all their secrets intact. Hi, Kenna! May we have a shoutout please?

Sure, my dear !! Here’s your – /shoutout/ (5/5)

because-im-freaking-greed asked:

If marvel absolutely had to make a beloved and trusted character a fucking Nazi, you know who would've been a better choice than Captain Fucking America? (Aside from literally everyone, I mean.) Thor. He's trusted, widely regarded as the strongest hero in the Marvel universe who's not a Hulk, and neonazis love them some Norse mythology for some reason. One possible origin of the swastika is even that it represented Thor's lightning. (Remember; it was a protection symbol pre-Hitler)

Ehhh… speaking as a pagan, I don’t like that idea either. Not that I’m not already pissed at the way Marvel writes Norse gods, but still. 

If there absolutely HAS to be a Hydra double agent plot, I vote either Tony Stark, Wolverine (because what haven’t they done to Wolverine anyway), or Reed Richards. But a better alternative would be, you know, just don’t make beloved superheroes into fucking fantasy nazis.

Hello lovelies. Now that we’ve gotten a little settled and the dash is moving along, it’s time for the first task. This is just an introductory task to get you to know your character a little better (or a lot better) and it is called a character sheet. This is what I, personally, use to flesh out my characters and get into their heads a bit better. It is also great for reference when you are at a loss for muse. 
This task should be completed, ideally, by June 8th. After this is complete, there will be update posts for each active character’s abilities and prompts to help you explore them, so you’ll definitely want to be in tune with your muse by the time that happens. 
Tag your completed character sheet with darkestprompt so I can stalk them. 

Happy writing, darlings.

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I love the idea of alien worlds I just strongly dislike american ufo/cryptid mythology bc I feel that it’s a smokescreen for real fbi conspiracies e.g. assassinations and war crimes

Okay so I want to animate out the scene in which Skirnir says hes writing out the runes of longing, madness, and lust, but I’m not sure how to go about it? Like should I use singular runes as abbreviations or write out the entire words in Old Norse?

Any suggestions?

anonymous asked:

4, 8, 14, and 22...

4. Are you in a relationship?
Nope. Haven’t been in one in…like a year and a half? Something like that. I was trying the whole online dating but everyone was either flakey or a disgusting asshat, so I kind of gave up.

8. Describe your crush
No IRL crushes anymore, but I like a tumblr person who rides a bike and has a dog with a mythological name. He’s fun to talk to, even though he can be inconsistent with that.

14. Do you have a crush on anyone?
Tumblr crush

22. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
Insert a wiggly non-committed hand motion here. I assume that, by being asked this by an anon, that means you are, but I have no idea why

Wild Speculation For Tonight’s Finale

I’ve been working on some long meta/spec posts but I’ve run out of time so I’m just gonna share the finer points of my predictions for the finale. Some might be entirely nonsensical but they’ve been on my mind for a while now and I don’t have time to explain them or back them up with references from the text. I promise I’m not crazy or just pulling stuff out of my butt. 

Here goes: 

  • Chuck and Amara are tied to Aztec mythology. (Which kind of makes them Mexican, suck it Trump)
  • They both require sacrifice of souls for power. (Souls=Mexican Food)
  • Chuck is the Sun God. Amara is the God of Night. 
  • Chuck and Amara are two halves of one whole(Juan-ita). They will become one. 
  • Castiel’s claim on Dean’s soul still stands. It is the tether between them.(Castiel’s grace became part of Dean’s soul. ) 
  • Castiel will sacrifice his grace for the greater good and become human. 
  • Dean will die. (UN SACRIFICIO)
  • Cas might bring him back.
  • The “source” (from the river ends at the source) was the moment Cas gripped Dean tight and raised him from perdition. 
  • There will be fire of some sort that will consume Sam, but miraculously it will not affect him. (I want to explain why but there’s no time)
  • Lucifer is still alive, possibly within Rowena(which would be a nice nod to 10x05) or he’s found another vessel 
  • Sam and Dean will be separated. 
  • The fallout of Chuck and Amara becoming one could blast everyone into the Empty(HERES TO HOPING) the same way Dick’s death sent Dean and Cas to purgatory. 
  • The empty is a bit of a bizarro land. 
  • Ending scene is Dean alone in impala either in heaven or in the empty beginning his search for everyone else. 
  • Time travel of some sort will be brought up. 
It sounds crazier when I spell it out like this but whatever. I’m excited for the finale. Even if I’m wrong about everything it’ll still be a fun ride. 


the old songs were composed of
dust and shadow and the ashes
of summers gone in the hours
of blood-filled dawns and the
bones of women littering
themselves at the bottom
of wine glasses,

helen of troy dreams of wolves
with glistening teeth and fur
bathed with moon dust,
biting at their necks

the old songs were tinged with
the ruins of Ilium’s towers,
words splintering and cracking
in front of a bloody mirror
inside a palace full of lions
hiding their captive,

helen of troy loves dead flowers,
for she picks them up and
tie them into bouquets for her
anniversary each year

the old songs were broken
in a net of deceptive myths,
dressed inside achilles’ armor
and fused from the origins
of helen’s denied oceans,
now a dried lake,

helen of troy is the wind,
men breathe her in but
cannot hold her completely,
for she strays

—  the girl who cried wolf // [p.v.]

Most colleges have their own horror stories. That teacher who did this, the student who was killed doing that. Ashkent Creek has way more than your average UMaine campus, though, and most of them happen to be true. That might be why the department for mythology is always overloaded with students. In lots of ways, though, UMAC is a pretty average college. Sure, there may be more than one ‘Big Wolf on Campus’ and the witches’ club might be a little more real than most people would realize, but UMAC offers the quintessential college experience. Sports. Dorms. Parties. You name it. Just don’t be surprised if you get a little more college experience than you bargained for.




Touch of Strange is a literate supernatural/horror themed roleplay that is currently open for applications! Come check us out, and feel free to ask questions!

floorplan91 asked:

✈️ , 🚬 , 📚 , ✅ , 🎶 *waves*

airplane- I want to travel to Scotland again!!! I wanna explore my family lines and check out Paisley cause my dad and grannie were born there. Paisley was also where one of the last witch craft trials took place so there’s a creepy mythology about the place as well.

joint- I’m drinking right now! I’m having a nice hard cider. I also smoke weed with friends at parties but it’s not something I like to do on my own time. 

book- their eyes were watching god by zora neale hurston. beautiful book! Hurston really paved the way for black writers in terms of telling stories about women of color that didn’t revolve around slavery. 

I’ve traveled to the UK. And I got to be involved with a university-associated literary magazine. I’m so full of joy when I think about my experiences there. 

songs- shiitt

1) Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes

2) UGH! by the 1975

3) Smother by Daughter

4) Queen of Peace/Long and Lost (music video edition) by Florence and the Machine. There’s a beautiful poem in-between each song, and also the sounds of the ocean.

5) Whatever random shit i find interesting that week. I like Nancy From Now On by Father John Misty, Exultante and Jubile by Barbara Bonney (prob got that title wrong), and It’s All Coming Back to Me Now by Celine Dion :)

soleriane asked:

Cool Asks - 5, 6, 20 ?

5. How many words can you write if you sit down and concentrate intensely for an hour?

Of decent work, probably about 1,500-2,000. The fastest I ever wrote was many years ago during a NaNoWriMo campaign when I managed 1,237 in a half-hour sprint. It hurt quite a lot. *g*

6. First fic/pairing you wrote for? (If no pairing, describe the plot)

First fic ever was for Harry Potter! I was sixteen-ish and decided I had to write something about Teddy Lupin, post-series, finding a Pensieve with his parents’ memories in it. I never finished it (what there was is floating around on FF.net somewhere), but I’m still rather fond of the idea…

20. 4 sentences from your work that you’re proud of

From the ObiDala King Arthur/mythology AU:

She falls ill during her confinement. She falls into a hazy sleep with a blur of colors before her eyes - reds, golds, the halo of her frantic husband’s hair. Later, she thinks it is the echo of flames. The air smells of burning oil, of siege engines, of Greek fire, and when she next becomes aware of anything it is quiet, and cold, and she is hurtling along a damp, misty forest path with Kenobi’s arm strong about her waist and his horse panting and foaming with exhaustion.

The Theoi Agoraioi

Gods of the marketplace and the people’s assembly

Zeus :: god of kings and princes
Athena :: goddess of wise counsel
Dike :: goddess of justice
Themis :: goddess of order and custom
Calliope :: goddess of eloquence

Hermes :: god of commerce
Hephaestus and Athena :: patron gods of artisans; weavers, potters, metalworkers, sculptors
Apollo :: god of the market space and streets