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Loop of Brighid: Bride, the Cailleach and Nicnevin --  Scottish folklore of the maiden's return.

Loop of Brighid: Bride, the Cailleach and Nicnevin

Hon John Collier British, 1850 - 1934 The Summer Night that Paused Among her Stars Date: 1910

Ghillie Dhu - Scottish tree guardian. Kind to children but extremely shy and wild.

The Ghillie Dhu is a guardian of the trees in Scottish mythology. The Ghillie is kind to children, but generally wild and shy. Dark haired, he is particularly fond of birch trees and is most active at.

Shellycoat- Scottish folklore: a type of bogeyman that haunts rivers and streams. They wear a coat made of shells that rattle upon movement. They are relatively harmless but will mislead travelers who wander onto their territory.

Random Creature Feature: A “Shellycoat” is a creature from Scottish mythology that is named for its coat of shells. This sneaky fae haunts rivers and streams, and enjoys pulling pranks on.

Bean Nighe - “Washer Woman”  Similar to the Banshee, the Bean Nighe is an omen of death in Scottish Folklore. he Bean Nighe are often seen washing the cloths...

Bean Nighe - “Washer Woman” Similar to the Banshee, the Bean Nighe is an omen of death in Scottish Folklore. The Bean Nighe are often seen washing the cloths “As the "Washer at the Ford” she wanders.

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What Does Your Favorite Mythical Creature Say About You?

The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. Very Interesting "creature." Look it up on Wiki at Kelpie horse.

Ahes was also referred to as Dahud-Ahes and Dahut.  According to Patricia Monaghan, “this pagan princess lived in Brittany, the far-western Celtic wilderness of France, during the period when the Christian monks were destroying the remnants of the old European religion – the worship of maternal nature.  These flesh-despising monks ruined the princess’

Boudicca: Queen of the Iceni Tribe of Britain. She led an uprising against the occupying Roman forces. Was reputed to be a red-haired beauty, too.

This was inspired, in part, by the Arcana Chronicles books by Kresley Cole. This is sort of my homage to Fauna (the Strength card in the Tarot deck), who can command animals to do her bidding. Mode...

This was inspired, in part, by the Arcana Chronicles books by Kresley Cole. This is sort of my homage to Fauna (the Strength card in the Tarot deck), who can command animals to do her bidding.

Oil, The Winning Post. By Gordon King.

Oil, The Winning Post. By Gordon King.

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