Posts tagged: mythology
Morrigan is a godess of war in Irish mythology
By Casper Art
(image by VashTastic)
In Greek mythology a Gorgon is a monstrous feminine creature whose appearance would turn anyone who laid eyes upon it to stone. The Gorgons are monstrous creatures covered with impenetrable scales, with hair of living snakes, hands made of brass, sharp fangs and a beard. They live in the ultimate west, near the ocean, and guard the entrance to the underworld.
A stone head or picture of a Gorgon was often placed or drawn on temples and graves to avert the dark forces of evil, but also on the shields of soldiers. Such a head (called a gorgoneion) could also be found on the older coins of Athens.
The most famous of gorgons is Medusa, who was beheaded by Perseus.
The Gorgon is a 1964 horror film direct by Terence Fisher.
(Naiad Woman by akdreamweaver)
Naiads are the hydriads of running freshwaters, like streams, rivers, creeks, etc. They originate in Greek mythology and appear in several old fairy tales.
"The essence of a naiad was bound to her spring, so if a naiad’s body of water dried, she died."
(Humbaba golem by Wen-M)
In Akkadian mythology Humbaba was a monstrous giant of immemorial age raised by Utu, the Sun. Humbaba was also the guardian of the Cedar Forest where the gods lived.
He is the one that Gilgamesh and Enkidu set out to find and kill in the Cedar Forest, in order to show how badass Gilgamesh is. Humbaba also makes appearances in various Final Fantasy games.