Gorgeous knit / knitting pattern BluSand by La Maison Rililie: FO by jettshin on ravelry. the pockets!

Love the color combination! Gorgeous knit / knitting pattern BluSand by La Maison Rililie: FO by jettshin on ravelry

A harpy; facing left; bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, by Melchior Lorck, c.1582.

Harpy - Book illustration of an unidentified mythical, bird-like creature with a long tail and human head, wearing a hat with two long feathers. Taken from a series of 127 woodcuts by Melchior Lorck, German, 1582

Bird Sirens from medieval manuscripts by moonflygirl, via Flickr

siren and centaur - Bestiary Therouanne (? 1270 "Umm, hi there. I was just passing by with my bow and noticed uhh.

I think would make a fantastic tattoo - Gamayun, one of the three prophetic birds of Slavic myth by Viktor Vasnetsov.

Gamayun, one of three prophetic birds of Russian folklore, alongside Alkonost and Sirin by Viktor Vasnetsov, 1897

Sirin and Alkonost—The Birds of Joy and Sorrow (1896), Viktor Vasnetsov

nigra-lux: “ VASNETSOV, Viktor Mikhaylovich Sirin and Alkonost – Birds of Joy and Sorrow, details 1896 Ed.

Gamayun, Russian folk art. Inspiration for my next tattoo....

(Gamayun) is a prophetic bird of Russian Folklore. A symbol of wisdom and knowledge, it lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.

Sirin and Alkonost—The Birds of Joy and Sorrow (1896), Viktor Vasnetsov

nigra-lux: “ VASNETSOV, Viktor Mikhaylovich Sirin and Alkonost – Birds of Joy and Sorrow, details 1896 Ed.

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