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The white stag is a familiar creature of myth and legend. The white stag in Celtic myth is an indicator that the Otherworld is near. It appears when one is transgressing or breaking a taboo. It also appears as an impetus to quest--the white stag or hart often appears in the forests around King Arthur's court, sending the knights off on to adventure against gods and fairies.

The Irish werewolf is different from the Teutonic or European werewolf, as it is really not a “monster” at all. Unlike its continental cousins, this shapeshifter is the guardian and protector of children, wounded men and lost persons. According to some ancient sources, the Irish werewolves were even recruited by kings in time of war. Known in their native land as the faoladh or conroicht, their predatory behaviour is typical of the common wolf, not beneath the occasional nocturnal raid .

This is the Lukkustafir. It is a Norse symbol made from the Rune Stones. It is said that no bad luck or harm will come to the person wearing it. You can put it on paper, carve it, use it in magical workings. Many people will paint it on their walls at home before wallpapering over it.

Ivan catches the firebird

Wooden carved Greenman or Wild Man mask from Germany.

Malms Griffin in Sweden

Celtic Mythology: The Tuatha De Danann/Sidhe: The Tuatha De Danann are known throughout ancient Ireland as the people of the goddess Dana/Danu (also known as mother). Its important to note that throughout history she became known as Brigit, who then got absorbed into Christian beliefs as a saint. According to the Annals of the Four Masters, the Tuatha De Danann ruled Ireland from 1897 to 1700 BC.

The Wolpertinger is a chimera, a combination of several animals into one entity, described variously as a rabbit or squirrel with antlers and wings and other animal parts, said to live in the Bavarian region of Germany. The Wolpertinger is a close relation of the American Jackalope, the antlered rabbit. Taxidermists have created plenty of imaginative Wolpertingers. Photograph by EbrithilBowser.

10 Legendary Monsters of Europe

Greek and Roman Deities

The famous Mouth of Truth (Bocca della Verita) located in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in the Forum Boarium. The sculpture is thought to be an ancient manhole cover of a river god who swallows rainwater. Legend has it that the Mouth of Truth is a lie detector, if you told a lie with your hand in the mouth of the sculpture, it would be bitten off.


Hermes - the messenger of GodsHermes was lighting fast in ancient Greek Mythology...


In arabian mythology, a pari is a fairy, born of fire and unimaginably beautiful. They can be victims of lustful human males who trick them into marriage, or they can be vengeful spirits of nature.

^Care for mother earth <3

Acording to greek mythology, dreams are controlled by three brothers. Morpheus, who controls images in human form and is the most skilled, Phobetor, who controls dream images of animals, and Phantasos, who controls images of inanimate objects. Together, the three sons of Sleep rule the realm of dreams.

The Three Sons of Sleep

Pegasus, fading by ~SMcNonnahs on deviantART

Pegasus, fading by SMcNonnahs on deviantART


His symbols include the rooster and the tortoise, his purse or pouch, winged sandals, winged cap, and held in his left hand, the heralds staff. Hermes was the herald, or messenger, of the gods to humans, sharing this role with Iris. A patron of boundaries and the travelers who cross them, he was the protector of shepherds and cowherds, thieves,[2] orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, weights and measures, invention, and of commerce in general.

Medusa was subject to mortality. She was celebrated for her personal charms the beauty of her locks. Neptune became enamoured of her, obtained her favours in the temple of Minerva. This violation of the sanctity of the temple provoked Minerva, and she changed the beautiful locks of Medusa. Medusa and her sisters came into the world with snakes on their heads, yellow wings and brazen hands. Their bodies were covered with scales, and their looks had the power of killing.

Eingana is the Australian Aboriginal Goddess of Creation. She is the Mother of all things, the Primordial Snake Goddess. When Einganas creations grew inside her, she swelled up to an enormous size. Since she had no vagina, she had no way to give birth to them, until the God Barraiya opened a hole near her anus with his spear. Eingana is also a Goddess of Death. She holds the thread of life of each of her creations, and when she lets go of it, the life ends.

Charon the Ferryman

The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a sword in the stone kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the sword in the stone, which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

Wooden trojan horse

The Kraken originates from Greek Mythology in the story of Perseus.