Details from Dolce & Gabbana fall 2014
FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: FREYJAForemost of the Vanir goddesses, Freyja symbolizes fertility, love, and beauty. With her father, Njord, and brother, Freyr, she came to live in Asgard as a sign of peace after the war between the Aesir and Vanir. She taught the Aesir Seiðr (magic), which was commonly practiced in Vanaheim. Freyja is also associated with war, dividing slain warriors with Odin; half went to Valhalla while the other half went to her hall, Sessrumnir.
and here’s a dress from 1928 designed by the boué sisters aka an actual fairy dress for an actual fairy
Various potion ingredients and the starter Potions textbook.
MYTHOLOGY MEME ~ [3/8] Legendary Creatures ~ Banshee
The banshee (from Irish: bean sí “woman of the sídhe” or “woman of the fairy mounds”) is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld.
In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean-nighe and is seen washing the blood stained clothes or armour of those who are about to die. (x)
Saint Laurent, fall 2014
mythology meme ┘ one mythology: slavic
Unlike Greek, Indian or Egyptian mythology, there are no first-hand records for the study of Slavic mythology — it has not been proven that the Slavs had any sort of writing system before 826; therefore all their original religious beliefs and traditions were likely passed down oraly over generations, and basically forgotten over the centuries following their rapid conversion into Christianity. Old Slavic religion evolved over more than a thousand years, the Earth was worshipped as Mat Zemlya and there were no temples; rituals were performed in nature.
the rawness up close ➝ krikor jabotian s/s 2014