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What was my wish? An afternoon of Yeats and tea. ☕️📚 #wbyeats #celticfolklore

From Celtic folklore; the Leanan Sidhe. A type of human sized fairy, she is a muse. Creatively inclined men fall for her, want to paint her, sculpt her, or write tunes about her... And as they do, she drains them of their life, sucking out their "passion" leaving them dead. Cool. #celticfolklore #illustration #skull #drawing #art

Celtic folklore states "A Black Fox-brings bad luck". Oh, great....just what I need.
#blackfox #celticfolklore #badluck #folkloreschmolklore #hesbeautifulthough

We have jealousy
and tenderness and curses and gifts.
But the plight of a people who have forgotten their myths and imagine that somehow now is all that there is
is a sorry plight,

all isolation and worry -
but the life in your veins
it is godly, heroic.
You were born for greatness;
believe it. Know it.

Take it from the tears of the poets.
from the ongoing series FaeryLand
faery @ellekaydawson

Tonight I am starting Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier, the sequel to Daughter of the Forest ✨
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This book follows Liadan, the daughter of the main character in the first book called Sorcha. This series is historical fantasy inspired by Irish folklore and I LOVE IT!
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This gorgeous bookmark is by @fictiontea (check her account for details on how to buy) and this amazing "Rattle The Stars" mug was sent to me by @meraki___designs for my birthday! I have such talented friends 💖
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I am buddy reading Son of the Shadows with @bookplaits, @colourmeread, @tender.curiosity and @thelibrocubicularist 🌸
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A huge thank you to @sweptawaybybooks who sent me this amazing huge floppy Canadian edition because she had a spare copy! 📖
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#julietmarillier #sonoftheshadows #daughteroftheforest #tor #historicalfantasy #irishfolklore #celticfolklore

My take on the banshee of celtic myth. Inspired by bog-mummies to make her more visceral and grounded. She's featured in my new novel Legend and Lore: In Human Skin. Many of the creatures in the first book come from Irish/Scottish folklore.
#irishmyth #celticfolklore #folklore #horror #creatureart #monsterart #contemporaryfantasy #legendandlore #mystery #enovel #Kindle #debutfantasy #writerslife

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My take on the banshee of celtic myth. Inspired by bog-mummies to make her more visceral and grounded. She's featured in my new novel Legend and Lore: In Human Skin. Many of the creatures in the first book come from Irish/Scottish folklore.
#irishmyth #celticfolklore #folklore #horror #creatureart #monsterart #contemporaryfantasy #legendandlore #mystery #enovel #Kindle #debutfantasy #writerslife

Quick sketch to get a possible Legend and Lore monster clear in my mind. The first novel, In Human Skin, is up on Kindle now at 99p.
#contemporaryfantasy #urbanfantasy #horror #magic #myth #Legend #folklore #fairie #celticfolklore #LegendandLore #monsterart #conceptsketch #creatureart #monsters #hplovecraft

What was my wish? An afternoon of Yeats and tea. ☕️📚 #wbyeats #celticfolklore

"Where the wave of moonlight glosses
The dim grey sands with light,
Far off by furthest Rosses
We foot it all the night,
Weaving olden dances,
Mingling hands and mingling glances
Till the moon has taken flight;
To and fro we leap
And chase the frothy bubbles,
While the world is full of troubles
And is anxious in its sleep.
Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."
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WB Yeats, "The Stolen Child" 📚
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After a day home from vacation, I am dreaming of canoe rides reading Yeats 🛶📚🌊💕

Some new study reading :)
#book📚 #instabooks #booklovers #reading #celtic #celticmythology #celticfolklore #sidhe #daoinesidhè 🍀🍀🍁🌲🌳🍁 🍀

Currently satiating my curiosity and interest in all things Celtic with this gorgeously illustrated book 💚

#lamfilmchallenge hosted by @toothpick_nick Day 30 & 31
"A desert island film"
"A film you love so much you feel you could have made it yourself"
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"Song of the Sea" written and directed by Tomm Moore, 2014.
I cheated a bit here, lumping the last two questions together. But if you love the film that much, you'd probably select it as your desert island film? And this one takes place on an island. Not really high brow. Or low brow. Just me. I love this hand drawn animated film more than I can say, it was definitely made for me. I could certainly not have written it better myself. The soundtrack is mint. A very magic realistic view of my own childhood 😉
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#songofthesea #amhránamara #tommmoore #kíla #saiorse #selkies #seals #tírnanÓg #celticfolklore #myrealworld

In bloom, (one plant profile from our diverse land)
Inula helenium - Elecampane
also called Yellow Starwort, Elfdock, and Elfwort. ...
Celtic folklore the plant was used to attract elves, but please do so cautiously and respectfully of course.
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In ancient Germanic culture the flower represented the sun, or the head of #odin ...
#druids used the plant as a #smudge for initiation rituals
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Elfdock root tea has also commonly been used to treat lung issues, helping to clear excess mucus from the broncials. The root has also been used to treat fungal issues in the body.
We harvest seeds which have a frankincense like scent.
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#permacultureplants #foragefarming #herbfarm #forestgarden #roots #herbs #elecampane #elves #elf #elfwort #elfdock #flowers #celticfolklore #folklore #plantwalkers

Unseelie. The unseelie are part of a prominent category of fairies in Irish, English, and Scottish folklore. Acrylic on 12x12 canvas. #skulduggerydesigns #acrylicpainting #semiabstract #splaterpainting #celticfolklore #unseeliecourt #drippainting

"On certain nights when the bruthain are open and their lamps are lit, and the song and dance are moving merrily, the fairies may be heard singing lightheartedly:

Not of the seed of Adam are we,
Nor is Abraham our father;
But of the seed of the Proud Angel
Driven forth from Heaven."
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WY Evans-Wentz "The Fairy Faith in Celtic countries"
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My favourite flowers have bloomed. Daisies 💕
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#celtic #celticmythology #celticfolklore #celticfairytales #fairytales #fairies #fairyland #books #bookish #bookishtag #bookquotes #bookstagram #bookstagramfeature #bookstagramcommunity #reading #daisies #flowers

Be careful where you tread !
The legends speak of King Arthur's sword being thrown into Glaslyn ('Lake of the Blue Spring), where his body was later placed in a boat to be carried away to Avalon. Glaslyn is also home to the Afanc, a mythical lake monster which was laid to rest there having plagued the valley of Conwy by flooding the waters with rage.

#legends #storytelling #welshfolklore #words #snowdon #snowdonianationalpark #walesonline #findyourepic #glaslyn #lovethelakes #getoutside #history #water #visitwales #wyddfa #mythsandlegends #celticfolklore #welsh #mabinogi #wildernessculture #explore #love_mountains

6/25/2017
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An original Character from a comic idea from ages ago. He's based off the Pooka from Irish folklore. The comic melded mythological and fantastical creatures from various cultures and lore and placed them in a world where they all existed together in an AU of sorts. It was given the working title "Aldonza" because the main character was a seer in this world.
#pooka #puca #puka #irishfolklore
#Hobgoblin #linedrawing #oc #sketchbook #pencildrawing #generalspencils #originalcharacter #celticfolklore

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