A German Danse Macabre from the 18th century. Everyone is taking part in the 'Danse Macabre' (dance of death) from the lowliest peasant to the royal family. No one escapes the dance of death.
A clock from the German town of Augsburg, 1640. The figure is wearing a funerary wreath, and is holding an arrow, the tip of which displays the time.
News from Nowhere. William Morris is pretty kickass
Mihoko Ogaki site here brilliant sculptures releasing starlight from corporeal forms, so beautiful
Michal Trpak sculptures. Truly brilliant! More here at his wonderful website
BRILLIANT!!! See here! Edible delicious Momento Mori's! What more could you want in cake?
In Finnish, Northern lights are called “Lights of the Fox”. It comes from the old beliefs, that says the lights come from the fox tail hitting the snow.
Artist: Linda Piekäinen, Link on artist's page: https://www.facebook.com/artbypiekainen
Read more about the brilliant Beltane here we need more festivals and feast days, they should be brought back! Tom Hodgkinson, editor of the Idler and writer of some of my favourite books, champions the treasuring of old world customs and festivals. If I lived in the UK, I would never stop obscure festival-ing.
The strange tale of the green children of Woolpit, folklore? real? Decide for yourself here
And the dancing plague of 1518! What a brilliant piece of history this is! More here. History that seems to border on the edge of myth and myth that seems to have genuinely been a part of history, is one of my favourite spheres to exist in mentally!
What about you? :)
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