venusmilk:    Harpies and Witches Images Depicting the Gods of the Ancients’ by Vincenzo Cartari

venusmilk: “ Harpies and Witches Images Depicting the Gods of the Ancients’ by Vincenzo Cartari ”

MCotD: Harpie or Harpy / Sirin / Siren - Mythical Creature of the Day

Today we delve into the surprisingly wide world of woman/bird hybrids. First some pictures so we know what we're talking about. Harpy: Sirin: Siren: So the harpy was Greek, and a

vivifiedbliss:  Victor Vasnetsov

master-painters: “ Viktor Vasnetsov - Cherubim sketches for the cathedral in Kiev - 1893 ”

Oxford-Gothic ornaments…1854- Augustus Pugin https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1277/4666234686_69f079fb7a_b.jpg

Fabulous beasts and chimeras. Medieval revival sculptural motifs from College New Chapel, Oxford.

L'art magique: L'Odyssée - Les Sirènes

L'Odyssée - Les Sirènes

Sirin and Alkonost The Birds of Joy and Sorrow, 1896 - Viktor Vasnetsov

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