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Devil, Demons

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Devil, Demons

Devil, Demons

Devil, Demons

In Finnish folklore, Ajatar (also known as Ajattara or Ajattaro) is an evil female spirit of the forest, “the devil of the woods”. She has many forms and depending on the description, she’s said to be a witch, a ghost, a snake or a dragon. Ajatar spreads diseases and plague and anyone who looks at her becomes sick. It was believed that Ajatar was the reason why people got lost in the woods and her name is probably derived from the Finnish word ajattaa; ‘to lead’, ‘to pursue’.

seamusfnnigan: “Finnish mythology series: Ajatar “In Finnish folklore, Ajatar (also known as Ajattara or Ajattaro) is an evil female spirit of the forest, “the devil of the woods”. She has many forms.

Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks. Devil masks serve two purposes; the first, to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague, and conversely they are used to ward off evil spirits (As Fierce God Style). Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration. Often handed down from generation to generation. There are variations on the devil mask, a well known one being the Hannya (般若) mask of Noh theater, representing a jealous female demon or serpent.

Couple with traditional Devil, or Oni-masks, they serve 2 purposes; to portray the devil and create disasters or cause the plague & to ward off evil spirits. Used in Noh, Kabuki, and in celebration.

Henry Weston Keen (British, 1871–1935). Skull Crowned with Snakes and Flowers, for the Duchess of Malfi and the White Devil by John Webster, 1918–35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1967 (67.803.12) #skull #Halloween

Skull Crowned with Snakes and Flowers, for the Duchess of Malfi and the White Devil by John Webster Henry Weston Keen (British, Date: ca. 1930 Medium: Pen and ink, and wash, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Marriage Law - Chapter 18: The Halloween Ball #wattpad #fanfiction

Hand in Hand (Dramione) - Chapter 18: The Halloween Ball

witchkissedbyfire: “Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. My soul is blue and silver and green and gold.

AJATAR, the Finnish serpent spirit of the woods. Another scary entry from our Halloween feature: http://www.godchecker.com/offerings/index.php?article-halloween-gods-and-evil-spirits

AJATAR, the Finnish serpent spirit of the woods. Another scary entry from our…

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