lun-ea:

Saint George, 1891: Ludwig von Herterich

lun-ea:

Saint George, 1891: Ludwig von Herterich

Jim Fitzpatrick | Tuan, The Coming of Nemed, 1992

Jim Fitzpatrick | Tuan, The Coming of Nemed, 1992

Clearly, mythology is no toy for children. Nor is it a matter of archaic, merely scholarly concern, of no moment to modern men of action. For its symbols (whether in the tangible form of images or in the abstract form of ideas) touch and release the deepest centers of motivation, moving literate and illiterate alike, moving mobs, moving civilizations.
Joseph Campbell, Primitive Mythology
In this sacred grove there grew a certain tree round which at any time of the day, and probably far into the night, a grim figure might be seen to prowl. In his hand he carried a drawn sword, and he kept peering warily about him as if at every instant he expected to be set upon by an enemy. He was a priest and a murderer; and the man for whom he looked was sooner or later to murder him and hold the priesthood in his stead. Such was the rule of the sanctuary.
Sir James George Frazer
bythegods:

realmsofthemortalgods:

Yggdrasil and the Realms

A convenient guide to the way the Old Norse mapped out the universe. See: Norse and Germanic Mythology for more!

bythegods:

realmsofthemortalgods:

Yggdrasil and the Realms

A convenient guide to the way the Old Norse mapped out the universe. See: Norse and Germanic Mythology for more!