Carolyn Emerick

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I write about history, folklore, myths, and legends of Northern Europe. Follow my writing through my FB page - www.facebook.com/carolynemerickwriter
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"The Lady of the Lake" by Lancelot Speed

Lancelot Speed, The Lady of the Lake 1912 Illustration for The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, ed.

"The Lady of the Lake" by Lancelot Speed

Lancelot Speed, The Lady of the Lake 1912 Illustration for The Legends of King Arthur and His Knights, ed.

Inside view of a peasant's cottage, by  John George Mulvany.

Inside view of a peasant's cottage, by John George Mulvany.

"A Golden Thread," by John Strudwick, 1885

Day 3 3 Fates - Painting by John Strudwick, "The Golden Thread", 1885 Thetis is the goddess of creation and the dispositions.

The Norns, Hermann Hendrich, 1906

Hermann Hendrich - The Norns, 1906 - digitaler Kunstdruck

A vintage image of the Slavic goddess Mokosha, shown spinning

Some modern critics disparage fairy tales for their depiction of women. But, the truth is that fairy tales are complex with much to offer women of any age.

Art by William Bouguereau

SPINSTER -- Art by William Bouguereau: The “ster” suffix denoted a female practitioner of any trade in archaic English. For example a male who brewed beer was a brewer, but a female was a brewster.

This image reminds me of Frau Holle for her role as keeper of souls who pass away in infancy, her status as fertility goddess, and that she flies through the air with the Wild Hunt at night during the Winter Solstice. By Florence Emma Harrison.

Explores the Gaelic goddess of winter, and her associations in Celtic lore and culture. Also discusses similar figures in Germanic and Slavic tradition.

The Snow Queen by Edmund Dulac.

Snow Queen Perfume Oil - Freshly fallen snow and crystalline musk - Limited Quantity Seasonal