Myths, legends, gods & goddesses.
Classic Mythology - Anubis by *MelUran on deviantART #Egypt
In Greek mythology #Calypso was a #nymph of unsurpassed beauty and alleged daughter of the titan Atlas. While her name pops up quite a bit in popular culture, Calypso is most famously remembered for detaining #Odysseus on the island of Ogygia.
Lamia is another character from Greek mythology that ran into trouble when she met up with Zeus. A queen of Libya and daughter of Poseidon, her affair with the king of the gods put her on Hera’s radar as another competitor for Zeus’ affection.
John William Waterhouse's "Boreas," painted in 1903. (Boreas was the North wind in Greek mythology.)
Amaterasu, goddess of the sun in Japanese mythology, was a beautiful and compassionate goddess who ruled both the sun and the heavenly fields of rice that fed the Japanese people. Uzume was a lesser goddess, responsible for laughter and revelry. The goddess Amaterasu, the divine ancestor of the Japanese imperial family, and the goddess Uzume (who brought her out of her deep depression) are heroines in Japanese myths that parallel the story of Demeter and the maidservant Baubo in Greek myt...
Sometimes #Chimera - A fire breathing creature - was represent with the body of a goat, the head of a lion and the tail of a serpent. other version depicted her with a lion body with three heads (one lion, one goat, one serpent/dragon-like). #Mythology
Mokosh (aka Makosh). A goddess of fertility, water, and women in old #Slavic #mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota ‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to All Mother Goddesses.
Mokosh (aka Makosh). A goddess of fertility, water, and women in old #Slavic #mythology. According to folk belief she shears sheep and spins thread. The name itself is derived from the word combination maty kota ‘mother of the cat,’ that is, ‘mother of good fortune.’ She is related to All Mother Goddesses (Frigg in Norse mythology, Danu in Irish mythology, etc).
Baba Yaga or Baba Roga (also known by various other names) is a haggish or witchlike character in Slavic folklore. She flies around on a giant pestle, kidnaps (and presumably eats) small children, and lives in a hut that stands on chicken legs. In most Slavic folk tales, she is portrayed as an antagonist; however, some characters in other mythological folk stories have been known to seek her out for her wisdom, and she has been known on rare occasions to offer guidance to lost souls.
Sekhmet by Stuart Littlejohn
ATHENE (or Athena) was the great Olympian goddess of wise counsel, war, the defence of towns, heroic endeavour, weaving, pottery and other crafts. She was depicted crowned with a crested helm, armed with shield and spear, and wearing the snake-trimmed aigis cloak wrapped around her breast and arm, adorned with the monstrous head of the Gorgon.
Pandora's Box-- The "box" was actually a large jar given to Pandora which contained all the evils of the world. When Pandora opened the jar, all its contents except for one item were released into the world. The one remaining item was Hope. Today, to open Pandora's box means to create evil that cannot be undone.