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インドで「新石器時代から伝わる」祭り『ティヤム』の装束が見たら忘れられないインパクト

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Norse symbols it says, although I am learning not to believe every descriptor I find, so I will at some point when I stop pinning actually research the facts...

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from the Guardian

Benin voodoo festival - in pictures

Africa | The Egungun wear flamboyant sequin-spangled capes adorned with animal and human motifs. Their faces were veiled by cowry shell screens and it is said to be bad luck if you see their eyes. Eyewitness: Voodoo style, Ouidah, Benin. | © Dan Kitwood

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Jeff Nishinaka’s paper dragons. I often feel that Chinese "dragons" are overrepresented -- that the long does not get mentioned in Chinese folk religion and lore anywhere near as often as it does in western projections of Chinese lore -- but this papercraft image is just so damn cool.

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This image reminds me of the "Lycanians" ~ a race of barbaric shifters who live across the restless sea from DRAGONS REALM: a new dark fantasy novel by Tessa Dawn, coming Fall/Winter 2015. They can shape shift into any creature -- or combination -- imaginable. Source: Tengu

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from HubPages

Saints and Spirits: Santa Muerte

An article by Edmund Standing about Santa Muerte, a Latin American folk saint.

A ceasg is a mermaid in Scottish mythology, a supernatural half-woman and half-grilse (salmon).[1][2] It is also known in Scottish Gaelic as maighdean na tuinne ("maid of the wave") or maighdean mhara ("maid of the sea").[2] The ceasg is said to be able to grant three wishes to anyone that captures her

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The Coranians are a drawrven race of beings from Welsh mythology - the adjective form of this name is translated as "stunted" or "dwarfish".

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