Stephen Reid, “Macha Curses the Men of Ulster,” from Eleanor Hull’s The Boys’ Cuchulainn, 1904 “Macha, daughter of Ernmas, of the T...
Brigantia Goddess | Goddess - Brigantia. William Blake.
Salome: Dance of the Seven Veils is also thought to have originated with the myth of the fertility goddess Ishtar (Astarte) of Assyrian and Babylonian religion.
The thought monster never ever crossed my mind. I totally get it, and it's a rather romantic and powerful association
首かじり / Kubikajiri / Ghost that bites woman's severed head from "Nihon yokai zukan" by Ippitsusai Buncho || The creature is said to be headless itself and smell distinctly of fresh blood.
The Badb (Old Irish) —meaning "crow"—is a war goddess who takes the form of a crow, and is thus sometimes known as Badb Catha ("battle crow"). She is known to cause fear and confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favoured side. Badb may also appear prior to a battle to foreshadow the extent of the carnage to come, or to predict the death of a notable person. She would sometimes do this through wailing cries, leading to comparisons with the bean-sídhe (banshee).