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Magical, Mythical, & Mysterious

Who says that Dragons never lived, that Faeries don't exist? That the myths of the ancients are only legend? The mysterious is always magical, & there are realms where anything is possible...

Magical, Mythical, & Mysterious

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Here's a Handy Little Guide to the World's Mythical Creatures

Sylvari - Spring

Sylvari - Spring - Characters & Art - Guild Wars 2

african dragon | Colored Version African Dragon by superpauloitalo

Colored Version African Dragon by superpauloitalo on deviantART

Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales Come To Life In Eerie Photography Project

Real Life Fairy Tale Settings Will Forever Traumatize Your Childhood Dreams

Primordial forest giant deer

violetinDragon by MichalKus.deviant... on @deviantART

violetinDragon by MichalKus on deviantART

The Styx is a river in Greek mythology that formed the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. The rivers Styx, Phlegethon, Acheron, and Cocytus all converge at the center of the underworld on a great marsh, which is also sometimes called the Styx. The important rivers of the underworld are Lethe, Eridanos, and Alpheus.

Emperor Shaka Zulu and his Empress

Cutie Stories: Zulu Mythology

The Leshy or Lesovik is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. He is roughly analogous to the Woodwose of Western Europe and the Basajaun of the Basque Country.

Leshy, Lesovik, Leshie, Leshiye, Lieschi, Lesiy...

Turns out that dragons are real and they come from South Africa (Latin name 'Smaug gigantaeus')

Vin Tew

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Miniature Homes In Trees Perfect for Tiny People and Elves - 21 year old illustrator Daniel Barreto carved these small dwellings into the nooks and crannies of trees deep in the woods. Their windows glowing with light and flickering in the dark snowy night beg the question "who built this house and how do they exactly live here."

Miniature Homes In Trees Perfect For Tiny People And Elves

Fairy Day is June 24 Based on Shakespeare's influence, the Fairy Queen or Queen of the Fairies was a figure from English folklore who was believed to rule the fairies and is is often named as Titania or Mab. In Irish folklore, the last High Queen of the Daoine Sidhe - and wife of the High King Finvarra - was named Oona (or Oonagh, or Una, or Uonaidh etc). In the ballad tradition of Northern England and Lowland Scotland, she was called the Queen of Elphame.

Xyla's Enchanted Faerie Forest

Kitsune (fox) Yokai are Japanese creatures from Japanese folklore and ghost stories. A Japanese history professor also told me that to be "cursed by a fox" was a euphemism for mental illness.

White Nine Tailed Fox by puimun on deviantART

Tatiana is derived from the Latin Tatius, which is an ancient Roman name, the meaning of which is unknown, however in Russian and Slovakian it means “fairy princess.”

faerie lantern

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Merlin (pictured in the beautiful drawing by Alan Lee above) is a figure intimately connected with forests in Arthurian lore. After the disastrous Battle of Arderydd, Merlin goes mad and spends years as a wild man in the woods, living a solitary, animal existance, before he emerges into his full power as a magician and seer.

Myth & Moor: Fairy tales

The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore, that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. The horse’s appearance is strong, powerful and breathtaking. Its hide was supposed to be black (though in some stories it was white), and it will appear to be a lost pony, but can be identified by its constantly dripping mane. Its skin is like that of a seal, smooth, but is as cold as death when touched. Water horses are known to transform into beautiful women...

10 Monsters That Inspire Dread - Listverse

moon gate

Jenglot. These are the corpses of men who practiced magic. The earth has rejected them; they do not decompose like ordinary men, but shrink and shrivel to the size of dolls. Thought to be responsible for many misfortunes. Often, when one hires a psychic to eliminate one's bad luck, the psychic will investigate the area and find a jenglot buried nearby.

All Unusual in Our Lives

Tree Portal

Surreal Depictions of Human Nature Versus the Universe

Stenar Ales is a megalithic monument in southern Sweden. The monument is believed to be built in the sixth century on an earlier monument and is the oldest and one of the most famous in the Viking culture. It consists of 59 large rocks shaped ellipse located 67 meters long and 19m wide, each rock weighs about 2 tons.

Ceffyl Dwr. Also known as the water horse in Wales. Although he has no wings, he is able to fly. He maybe seen above a pool or waterfall occasionally grazing on the bank. He sometimes allow himself to be caught and mounted, but like all wonder horses, he is full of pranks and delights in tossing his rider on the ground.