I am… I am but the stardust that tumbles I am but the twig that snaps beneath your umbels…

Posts tagged “folklore

The Sword…

gladiola179To the ancient Romans, gladioli represented strength of character, sincerity, and generosity. Their sword-like shape caused them to be associated with gladiators… I now have a newfound love for gladiolus! Graphite and color pencil drawing by Anastasia Traina ~ 2016~

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THE SEA FLOWER

Country folk say that the folded sepals of the wood anemone are used by fairies for protection, pulling the curtains around them.  UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANASTASIA TRAINA ~ 2015 ~

Country folk say that the folded sepals of the anemone are used by fairies for protection, like pulling the curtains around them. UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANASTASIA TRAINA ~ 2015 ~


Leanan Sidhe

 

A beautiful otherworld woman who stole young men for her pleasure, first in erotic dreams, then in the earthly world to lead the victim to her fairy palace. There the lover danced to fairy tunes, ate food more delicious than any known on earth, and drank delectable wine that never made one drunk...Should a man live through his return, food had no taste, and music no melody... Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~

A beautiful otherworld woman who stole young men for her pleasure, first in erotic dreams, then in the earthly world to lead the victim to her fairy palace. There the lover danced to fairy tunes, ate food more delicious than any known on earth, and drank delectable wine that never made one drunk…Should a man live through his return, food had no taste, and music no melody…
Underwater photography by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014 ~


The Nightjar

Caprimulgus europaeus ~  Is a small bird with huge eyes, it is mostly nocturnal and so is rarely seen.  Legend has it that the soul of an unbaptized child will take the form of a Nightjar, condemned to wander about the world eternally... Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~

Caprimulgus europaeus ~ Is a small bird with huge eyes, it is mostly nocturnal and so is rarely seen. Legend has it that the soul of an unbaptized child will take the form of a Nightjar, condemned to wander about the world eternally…
Photo by Anastasia Traina ~ 2014~