allinye:

FIGURES OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY: TYR

Tyr is a god of war and patron of justice. He is the boldest of the gods, inspiring courage and heroism in battle. Tyr is represented as a man with one hand, having lost his right hand to the wolf Fenrir. His attribute is a spear: the symbol of justice, as well as a weapon.
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myoruba:

YEMAYÁ

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Yemaya is the ultimate universal mother. Yemaya also know as Yemoja, Yemanja Yemalla or La Sirène is the orisha of the ocean and all that inhabits in it. She is the water that pushes up against the seashores. She gives life in all aspects. Yemaya’s domain is all waters, the sea, rivers, lakes, lagoons all that is water she it. She is even the water that babies are held in for 9 months inside of there mothers womb. Yemaya is seen to be a woman that has big breast as she nurtures and tends to all existence. Her color is blue and all shades of it. The fishes are her children and messengers.

She is the patron orisha of all women and women that bare children. She is called upon a woman who is pregnant to ensure the safety of the embryo. During pregnancy a woman calls upon the orisha to make sure that the baby is safe and flows through the vaginal walls and becomes into existence into the human world. Yemaya is said to have nurtured and raised almost all the orisha. Her followers worship her all across the globe. From Africa to Brazil. All have gone and spoken with Yemaya. Even if you don’t think so, we have all at least once in our life gone to the ocean and dipped in and spoken with the ocean. That’s Yemaya and she hears all.

Yemaya is that celestial being that when one wants to be held, they can feel her grasps as a mother. She is that mother figure that you can talk to and explain or pour your heart out to and she will always listen. When one doesn’t have a mother to talk to, you can always speak to her by going to the ocean and sitting down by the seashore or lighting a blue candle at your place of dwelling and call upon her. You will feel that warmth embrace hover over you, that’s Yemaya. Also as a mother, she is a warrior and she will defend her children very quickly. She can be stern and punish her children as well. The same way a mother gives and teaches her children, the same way she can punish and teach you a lesson.

Source:101.myyoruba.com

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As the Norse realm of ice and cold, Niflheim had two native species: the Niflungar and the Hrímthursar. Being one of the two primordial realms, Niflheim played a large part in the creation of all things when its nine rivers of ice mixed with Muspelheim’s nine rivers of fire and created water. Later, Niflheim became the abode of Loki’s daughter Hel and the afterlife realm for those who did not die an honourable death in battle. 

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fuckyeahpaganism:

Aphrodite goddess driftwood sculpture. (x)

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divinemoon:

Oya has a special power over egguns, for being the mother of 9 of them. Lover of war fought alongside Oggun and Shango in campaigns that they performed. Shango was accompanied when he left Oyo and Queen of Kosso was named by this. Her cult is territory Tapa, Kosso and Oyo. Oya’s name comes from Yorùbá Òyá (Olo: owner - Oya: darkness) also known as Yansá de el Yorùbá Iyámsá (Iya: mother - Omo: children - Mesa: nine)

Yanza Jekua Jeyy! Ase OOO!

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theartofstephen:

"Shango with his three wives Oshun, Oya, and Oba"

Acrylic And Enamel on Board 30”x48”

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feather-haired:

Alone by  PinkParasol

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Mythology Daily ⊱ Mayan Thursday

CHAC

Chac was the god of rain, lightning and storms and is often represented holding axes and snakes that he uses to hit the clouds to produce rain. He was helped in his duties by dwarfs. His actions assured the growth of maize and vegetation in general as well as natural cycles of life. Natural events of different intensities from the vivify rain, and storms, to the more dangerous and destructive hailstorms and hurricanes were considered manifestations of the god..
According to Maya cosmology, Chaac was also linked to the four cardinal directions. Each world direction, in fact, was connected with one aspect of Chaac and a specific color: Chaak Xib Chaac, was the Red Chaac of the East, Sak Xib Chaac, the White Chaac of the North, Ex Xib Chaac, the Black Chaac of the West, and Kan Xib Chaac, the Yellow Chaac of the South. These were the Chaacob (plural for Chaac) and were worshipped as deities in many parts of the Maya area, especially in Yucatan.
For the ancient Maya, the rain god had a particularly strong relationship with rulers, because—at least for the earlier periods of Maya history—rulers were considered rainmakers, and in later periods, were able to communicate and intercede with the gods. The alter-ego of Maya shamans and rulers, whose roles often overlapped, especially in the Preclassic period, were in fact able to reach the inaccessible places where the rain gods dwelled, and intercede with them for the people. These deities were believed to live on the top of the mountains and in high forests which were often hidden by clouds. These were the places where, in the rainy seasons, the clouds were hit by Chaac and his helpers and the rains were announced by thunder and lightning. [x]

I got to see quite a few artistic interpretations of Chac while I was studying Mayan archaeology in Mexico in 2012. Very interesting character, he is.

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