Morgan le Fay, Frederick Sandys. Morgan-le-Fay was an evil sorceress and the half-sister of King Arthur. Increasingly jealous of him, she attempted to disrupt his life and reign. Here she stands before a loom where she has woven an enchanted robe, meant to engulf King Arthur in flames. A lamp is passed over it while she chants her spell. Sandys met the model for Morgan-Le-Fay, Keomi, in a gypsy camp in Rome. Very little is known about her but they are believed to have been lovers.
The biggest trick the Devil ever pulled? Sneaking in this giant Bible.
#Codexgigas #thedevilsbible #Stockolmnationallibrary An illuminated manuscript comprising the life's work of a lone monk, inexplicably decorated with a portrait of Satan himself Few even know it exists so go and see for yourself at the National Library in Stockholm
Atalanta Peleus Staatliche Antikensammlungen 596. Artist/Maker Unknown Wrestling of Peleus and Atalanta for the funerary games of king Pelias. In background, the price of the duel: the skin and the head of the Calydonian boar. Names inscriptions are written in the alphabet of Chalcis in Euboea. Side A from a chalcidian black-figured hydria, c. 550 BC.
Even in the first artifacts testifying to the use of henna for tattooing, it was mostly related to women. Even in the late Bronze Age, young women used to decorate their bodies with temporary drawings in honor of various social or religious festivities. Ugaritic Legend of Baal and Anath is the first known text mentioning henna in terms of marriage and fertility, referencing that women adorned themselves with henna to greet their husbands, while Anath decorated herself the same way in honor…