Charms Of The Witching Hour …..Click on the pic for vendor
Devaki mother of Krishna I forgot the artists name
It looks like the signature says Marianne Stokes
Ερινυς - Erinys
Ερινυες - Erinyes
TISIPHONE (the avenging), MEGAIRA (the grudging), ALEKTO (the angry).
Three netherworld goddesses who avenged crimes against the natural order. They were particularly concerned with homicide, unfilial conduct, crimes against the gods, and perjury. A victim seeking justice could call down the curse of the Erinyes upon the criminal. The most powerful of these was the curse of the parent upon the child (such examples include Orestes and Oedipus)—for the Erinyes were born of just such a crime, being sprung from the blood of Ouranos, when he was castrated by his son Kronos.
The wrath of the Erinyes manifested itself in a number of ways. The most severe of these was the tormenting madness inflicted upon a person guilty patricide or matricide. Murderers might suffer illness or disease; and a nation harbouring such a criminal, could suffer death, and with it hunger and disease. The wrath of the Erinyes could only be placated with the right ritual purification and the completion of some task assigned for atonement.
The goddesses were also servants of Haides and Persephone in the underworld where they oversaw the torture of criminals consigned to the Dungeons of the Damned.
The Erinyes were similar to if not the same as the Poinai (Retaliations), Arai (Curses), Praxidikai (Exacters of Justice) and Maniai (Madnesses).
They were depicted as ugly, winged women with hair, arms and waists entwined with poisonous serpents. They wielded whips and were clothed either in the long black robes of mourners, or the short-length skirts and boots of huntress- maidens.
(Painting above The Remorse of Orestes by William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1862.)
One of the Cairngorns young reindeer.
Cubs dancing in the woods.
Inspired by a quote from the Frozen artbook, I wanted to make a list of the fairy tales I know that feature sisters and stepsisters with good relationships.
I want these as book marks!
Advice from a tree