MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [3/8] Legendary Creatures ~ Banshee
The banshee (from Irish: bean sí “woman of the sídhe” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld.
In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. (x)
Greek Mythology dream cast; Keira Knightley as ArtemisShe waters her horses from Meles deep in reeds, and swifty drives her all-golden chariot through Smyrna to vine-clad Klaros where Apollon god of the silver bow, sits waiting for far-shooting delighter in arrows. And so hail to you, Artemis, in my song and to all goddesses as well.
Greek Mythology Dreamcast - Lena Headey as Demeter
Goddess of seed, of fruits abundant, fair, harvest and threshing are thy constant care. Lovely delightful queen, by all desired, who dwellest in Eleusis’ holy vales retired. Nurse of all mortals, who benignant mind first ploughing oxen to the yoke confined; and gave to men what nature’s wants require, with plenteous means of bliss, which all desire. (x)
The Norns are female beings who control the destinies of gods and mortals. The most important of these beings are Urd (Fate), Skuld (Being), and Verdandi (Necessity). They guard the well Urðarbrunnr, located beneath Yggdrasil in Asgard, keeping the World Tree healthy by pouring water and mud from the well on its roots. In other myths, there is a Norn present at every birth, and she has control over how the newborn’s life with unfold.
FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: VALKYRIESThe Valkyries are beautiful young women, mounted upon winged horses and armed with helmets and spears. They scout battlefields, selecting the bravest of slain warriors and escorting them to Valhalla. In this immense, majestic hall, ruled by Odin, these warriors (the Einherjar) fight, feast, and prepare for the oncoming battle of Ragnarok. The Valkyries are also Odin’s messengers. When they ride forth on their errands, their armor causes the lights known as Aurora Borealis.
greek mythology - cassandra
noble by birth and renowned for her near-divine beauty and ready wit, her oft-bruised femininity and steady chaste virtue, coveted by lustful apollo, brought about her ruin; when portentous voices whisper to her through the wind and from beneath the ground and she translates them aloud for everyone to hear, she is ridiculed and spurned. her fall prefigures that of troy but no one listens as her distress tumbles from her eyes. she watches troy burn. she knows that she goes to her foreseen execution and yet for a snatched moment she stands in the perished ruins of her faithless city and the ghostliest of smiles rises unbidden from her lips.
queens, witches, and warriors → queen of night (requested by anon)
swift-footed, black-feathered night sweeps in when the sun lays her weary head to rest. she flies across the sky, her black cape casting shadows over the land, her jeweled mantle forming the stars and constellations so wondered at by man. she is quiet and mysterious, bringing both fear and shelter. when the sun awakens from her slumber, she flees, withdrawing into herself until she can unfold her wings once again.