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Mythology Meme: [9/10] Antropomorphic Creatures  » Faeries

Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms. One common theme found among the Celtic nations describes a race of diminutive people who had been driven into hiding by invading humans. When considered as beings that a person might actually encounter, fairies were noted for their mischief and malice. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels.

luanawrites:

Mythology Meme: [9/10] Antropomorphic Creatures  » Faeries

Much of the folklore about fairies revolves around protection from their malice. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms. One common theme found among the Celtic nations describes a race of diminutive people who had been driven into hiding by invading humans. When considered as beings that a person might actually encounter, fairies were noted for their mischief and malice. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins are less clear in the folklore, being variously dead, or some form of demon, or a species completely independent of humans or angels.

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tourmalinetardis:

Hello sweetie! Everyone has those really rotten days, some more often than others. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, sick, or completely stressed out I want you to know that I’m here for you. These are a few things that I hope can help you feel better. And if these aren’t working for you feel free to *send me a message* and we can just talk. I truly care about you and I want to do my best to get you smiling again!
*Check out the Support Group! Share your problems with others or offer encouragement! All responses will be posted there and you can find even more things to make you feel better!*
~ Relax and Unwind ~
Take a nice hot bath! If you have candles SAFELY use them. It helps, really!
Relaxing music playlists: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
This is my favorite relaxing classical playlist bc it has AMAZING visuals
Rain sounds
Ambient sounds playlist: Everything from waves to light nature sounds
Get Comfy! I’m talking sweatpants and baggy t-shirt 
Wrap yourself in your fluffiest blanket
Read your favorite book
A Quiet Place
The best yoga poses to release stress
Calming 
Therapeutic Gif
Pacific Reef cam from the National Aquarium (They say 8:00am-10:00pm EST are the best viewing times)
Calming Doctor Who Score playlist (via whensilencefell, thanks!)
~ Kindness ~
Kind Words from my followers
Endless hugs from the Nicest Place on the Internet
Rice Questions
40 movie inspirational speeches in 2 minutes (the greatest)
Panic and anxiety information masterpost
Self harm alternatives
Compliments
Gives me hope
If you ever feel suicidal 
How to love yourself
Exploring and coping with panic attacks
Emotional Baggage Check
Love is louder
American Psychological Association Info
HelpGuide
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Reasons to live
~ Laugh a Little ~
Ellen makes everything better
So does an hour of Scenes from a Hat from Whose Line Is It Anyways
Playlist of Sideways Scenes from British Whose Line
Comedies
Top 10 funniest Friends scenes
Funniest game show answers of all time
Sunny Mabrey vine compilation
AFV
Kevin Spacey in a cat suit playing Keyboard Cat (from Jimmy Kimmel) I’m sorry, but I burst out laughing when I saw this
2 hours of the best moments of Boy Meets World (via bugsy88)
~ So Much Cuteness ~
Play with shelter kitties LIVE (scroll down a bit until you get to the map and click on any orange paw print. If one doesn’t work, try another)
Watch some cute cat videos
Cute Roulette (you won’t regret it!)’
Bunnies making you feel better
Kitty cam live
Cute drawings
Play cute games
Vancouver Aquarium Live Cams (Beluga, Penguin, Sea Otter and Jellyfish) I find the jellyfish cam to be relaxing if you turn on some music in the background
Animal Planet’s Live Puppy Cam and Live Kitten Cam (WARNING: adorableness may cause uncontrollable *squee* moments BECAUSE THEY ARE SO CUTE)
~ Mmm Food ~
Fudge Brownie in a mug
Cookie in a mug
Nutella hot chocolate
Study snacks 
S’mores pie
Mac n cheese in a mug
~ Health ~
As a wonderful person suggested exercising and staying healthy can help you work through those bad feelings. It may be hard at first, but you will feel so much better and you can make it fun:
Have A PRIVATE DANCE PARTY IN YOUR ROOM! Playlist here. What is your fav song to dance to? Send it to me and I’ll add it to the playlist for all to enjoy! Please!
Fandom Workouts list of great themed workouts
Nerd Fitness make working out like a role playing game. Choose a character, pick a quest, and reach your goals!
Workout like a dwarf from the Hobbit
Easy Workouts for Anytime
Workout Masterpage resources, apps, specific workouts & more
Zoomba anyone?
Simple, Healthy Snacks
~ Distractions ~
Make something beautiful: textures, Weave Silk, Drawing tutorial masterpost, More textures, Increase creativity
Play a piano
Mario
Cool things
Cubefield 
Quote yourself
Games
List of Disney/Pixar/Marvel movies
List of other TV shows
Hacker typer
"Essay" typer
Learn a new hobby masterpost
Candy box, Candy box 2 (you will get addicted)
Resources masterpost Textures, brushes, fonts, etc
Akinator
Build something with Legos (Apparently it only works on Google Chrome, sorry!)
Play Daft Punk songs using your keyboard
The mother of all General Tumblr Resources Masterposts
Explore 100,000 stars!
The 2048 Game
Doctor Who version of the 2048 Game
(More links added as I find them) (Inspiration and some references from THIS original post)

tourmalinetardis:

Hello sweetie! Everyone has those really rotten days, some more often than others. Whether you are feeling depressed, anxious, sick, or completely stressed out I want you to know that I’m here for you. These are a few things that I hope can help you feel better. And if these aren’t working for you feel free to *send me a message* and we can just talk. I truly care about you and I want to do my best to get you smiling again!

*Check out the Support Group! Share your problems with others or offer encouragement! All responses will be posted there and you can find even more things to make you feel better!*

~ Relax and Unwind ~

~ Kindness ~

~ Laugh a Little ~

~ So Much Cuteness ~

~ Mmm Food ~

Health ~

~ Distractions ~

(More links added as I find them) (Inspiration and some references from THIS original post)

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gabrielariveros:

Queen Nefertiti was more than the iconic pretty face. She and husband shook shit up in ancient Egypt when they decided to change the religion, art and culture for the first time in the three thousand year old run of static Egyptian culture. (FOR THREE THOUSAND YEARS ANCIENT EGYPT STAYED THE SAME!!) Nefertiti, while being beautiful, was her husband’s equal and had elevated power. She was one of the only examples of being represented as a strong and loving Queen and Mother in art work. Hell yeah.

Empress Wu Zetian was empress of early imperial China. She was, in fact, the FIRST woman to become emperor of China. She started out as the previous Emperor’s favorite concubine, then his favorite wife and then a stand-in for her young son after he died…and then she said “fuck y’all i’m running this shit now” and made herself empress of China.

Catherine the Great started out as timid german princess marrying the next emperor of Russia who wouldn’t have sex with her and wanted to play with toy german soldiers all day. Luckily she knew from the start that she just wanted Russia’s crown. After battling for power in Russia’s royal court she managed to flip the table and claimed the Russian throne-even while her husband was still emperor. Of course she managed to murder him, crown herself empress and then proceed to lead Russia into it’s golden age.  

I did all this research on royal women in history because I was tired of seeing Marie Antoinette and Cleopatra being celebrated again and again and again when there is obviously all these other great sassy and stylish Queen Bees that exist in our history. Then I created three illustrations to celebrate these bad ass ladies and the culture they thrived in. 

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forkanna:

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fallingfate:
rapeculturemakesmeangry:

This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This girl is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this girl. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.

I promised a long time ago that I’d reblog this whenever I saw it on my dash. No regrets, it breaks my heart every single time.

an incredibly important message, rape is rape. no one is ever asking for it. a woman has the right to dress how ever they want - it is society that identifies risque dressing as ‘asking for it’, and in my opinion, that way of thinking needs to be diminished.

Seriously if you see this and don’t reblog it, I have NO respect for you

Everyone should re-blog this.  YES, IT IS THAT IMPORTANT! 

forkanna:

soul*d:

s0mething-rad:

fuckyeahrainbowhair:

fallingfate:

rapeculturemakesmeangry:

This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This girl is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this girl. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.

I promised a long time ago that I’d reblog this whenever I saw it on my dash. No regrets, it breaks my heart every single time.

an incredibly important message, rape is rape. no one is ever asking for it. a woman has the right to dress how ever they want - it is society that identifies risque dressing as ‘asking for it’, and in my opinion, that way of thinking needs to be diminished.

Seriously if you see this and don’t reblog it, I have NO respect for you

Everyone should re-blog this.  YES, IT IS THAT IMPORTANT! 

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