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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

Ivan Bilibin

Ivan Bilibin

птица сирин

птица сирин

An Alkonost from a a 19th century Russian lubok. The Alkonost is, according to Russian mythos and folklore, a creature with the body of a bird but the head of a beautiful woman. It makes sounds that are amazingly beautiful, and those who hear these sounds forget everything they know and want nothing more ever again. The alkonost lays her eggs on a beach and then rolls them into the sea. When the alkonost's eggs hatch, a thunderstorm sets in and the sea becomes so rough that it is…

An Alkonost from a a 19th century Russian lubok. The Alkonost is, according to Russian mythos and folklore, a creature with the body of a bird but the head of a beautiful woman. It makes sounds that are amazingly beautiful, and those who hear these sounds forget everything they know and want nothing more ever again. The alkonost lays her eggs on a beach and then rolls them into the sea. When the alkonost's eggs hatch, a thunderstorm sets in and the sea becomes so rough that it is…

vivifiedbliss:  Victor Vasnetsov

vivifiedbliss: Victor Vasnetsov

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

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

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

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

jawsomejaba: “A Harpy by Melchior Lorck c.1580 woodcut ”

jawsomejaba: “A Harpy by Melchior Lorck c.1580 woodcut ”

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crowned harpy - Ien Levin

crowned harpy - Ien Levin

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