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    Melinoë (Greek Μηλινόη) is a Greek Chthonic Nymph invoked in one of the Orphic Hymns and propitiated as a Bringer of Nightmares and Madness. Melinoë was a daughter of Persephone, Queen and Goddess of the Underworld. According to the hymn, she brings night terrors to mortals by manifesting in strange forms, "now plain to the eye, now shadowy, now shining in the darkness," and can drive mortals insane.

    original Ligeia inspiration. "Darkness took her and twisted her. She was lost to us after that."


    The dark me



    Dark dreams

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    Thanatos - Greek god of the dead. He brother Hypnos rules over sleep. And they are the children of our sweet lady Nox, goddess of the night. Thanatos makes sure dead souls are collected and oversees them in the underworld. His realm is much happier when he and the dead are remembered by the living, and there are paradise-like spots there.

    To walk in moonlight, when darkness falls♠️

    Aphrodite (Greek Goddess of Love.)

    Psyche - The Greek Goddess Of The Soul

    .♠When darkness falls......

    Yambe-Akka or Jabme-akka is a Sami goddess of the underworld. Her name means 'The Old Woman of the Dead'. Spirits of lost babies are soothed and comforted by her, but all other spirits dwell in sorrow. The land of the dead is said to be a mirror of the land of the living where everything is the opposite. So, the dead are buried with the essentials of living (e.g. knives) and anything that would make their afterlife better.

    Ilazki: Basque Goddess of the Moon. Ilazki’s name, means “light of the dead." #myth


    persephone | The Despair of Persephone - Goddess, Spring, Underworld, Hades, Greek ...

    Mania is the Roman Goddess of the Dead. Not to be confused with the Greek Goddess of Madness (also named Mania), she is called the mother of the Manes, the souls of the dead, who became her children when they descended to the Underworld. She was also later said to be the mother of the Lares, the household Gods. Mania rules over the Underworld along with Mantus, God of the Dead. Her image was hung over doors to frighten away evil spirits.

    Mórríghan ~ The Irish Goddess of fertility, war, and death would often appear on battlefields in the form of a crow or raven and would consume the dead. Her name means "Great Queen".

    The Aztec goddess Tlazolteotl guaranteed that if a woman died in childbirth, she would live an eternal afterlife.