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"Myth: Unveiling the Tapestry of Legends" Embark on a journey through the realms of imagination as we delve into the captivating world of myths and legends

Background imageMyth Collection: Tortoise and Hare (Fol)

Tortoise and Hare (Fol)
The Hare and the Tortoise Date: 1912

Background imageMyth Collection: Paris & Oenone(Hj Ford)

Paris & Oenone(Hj Ford)
Paris begs his estranged wife Oenone for forgiveness for having run away with Helen of Troy

Background imageMyth Collection: Queen Maeve / Leyendecker

Queen Maeve / Leyendecker
Queen Maeve

Background imageMyth Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageMyth Collection: IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth

IROQUOIS CREATION MYTH. Sky Woman. A depiction of the Iroquois creation myth. Oil on canvas, 1936, by Ernest Smith

Background imageMyth Collection: Bigfoot film, 1967

Bigfoot film, 1967
Bigfoot film. Still photograph from the famous Patterson-Gimlin Bigfoot film made in North Carolina, USA, on 20 October 1967

Background imageMyth Collection: Odin on his throne

Odin on his throne
Odin, supreme god in Norse mythology. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMyth Collection: He was Jack Frost by Helen Jacobs

He was Jack Frost by Helen Jacobs
Enchanting illustration featuring a glistening Jack Frost lecturing a group of snowdrop fairies or pixies in a snow covered woodland glade

Background imageMyth Collection: Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India

Pictures of various Hindu Gods for sale in Little India, Singapore, South East Asia

Background imageMyth Collection: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology

Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life in Norse mythology
Yggdrasil (Yggdrasill), the sacred ash, the Tree of Life, the Mundane Tree of Norse mythology, whose branches overhang the Universe

Background imageMyth Collection: Philemon and Baucis

Philemon and Baucis, two hospitable cottagers, ask the gods that they may die together, so P is turned into an oak tree and B to a linden, their branches intertwining

Background imageMyth Collection: Beowulf manuscript page

Beowulf manuscript page
Page from the Old English manuscript of " Beowulf" in the British Museum. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageMyth Collection: Freya in her Chariot

Freya in her Chariot
In Scandinavian mythology, the Goddess of love, marriage and the dead. She was the wife of Odin, and is the counterpart of Venus, and is sometimes identified as Frigg

Background imageMyth Collection: Icarus & Daedalus

Icarus & Daedalus
Daedalus encouraged his son Icarus to fly from the island of Crete to the sun. But the sun melted the wax with which his wings were fastened on and Icarus fell into the sea

Background imageMyth Collection: Freia / Rackham

Freia / Rackham
Freia standing under a tree

Background imageMyth Collection: Merlin & Vivien & Tree

Merlin & Vivien & Tree
Merlin and Vivien rest under a massive tree

Background imageMyth Collection: Odin and Hounds

Odin and Hounds
Odin (Wodan), Scandinavian supreme god of the dead etc with his hounds Hugin, Munin, Geri and Freki, fierce enough but they will not save him from the wolf Fenrir

Background imageMyth Collection: Aeneas Flees from Troy

Aeneas Flees from Troy
The fall of Troy - Aeneas flees the city, carrying his father Anchises and accompanied by his son Ascanius and his wife Creusa who unfortunately dies

Background imageMyth Collection: Odysseus & Argos / Brown

Odysseus & Argos / Brown
Odysseus is recognised by his dog, Argos

Background imageMyth Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageMyth Collection: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Background imageMyth Collection: Achilles Shields

Achilles Shields
THE SHIELD OF ACHILLES in 12 Tables: 3 of a Town in Peace; 3 of a Town in War; 3 of Agriculture and 3 of Pastoral Life

Background imageMyth Collection: Medea and the Fleece

Medea and the Fleece
Medea, daughter of Aeetes king of Colchis who possesses the Golden Fleece, uses magic to send the guardian dragons to sleep, enabling her lover Jason to steal the Fleece

Background imageMyth Collection: Myth / Freyja & Necklace

Myth / Freyja & Necklace
Freyja and the necklace

Background imageMyth Collection: Odin & Brunnhilde / Lecke

Odin & Brunnhilde / Lecke
Odin and Brunnhilde

Background imageMyth Collection: Myth / German and Norse

Myth / German and Norse
The wolves Skoll (repulsion) and Hati (hate) pursue Sol (sun) and Mani (moon) across the skies; if they should catch them, the world will be plunged again into darkness

Background imageMyth Collection: Lady Godiva

Lady Godiva rides her horse naked through the streets of Coventry while Peeping Tom looks on Date: 1860

Background imageMyth Collection: Laocoon Sculpture 2

Laocoon Sculpture 2
The Laocoon, antique marble sculpture by Hagesander, Polydorus and Athenodorus, of Rhodes: it was rediscovered in a vineyard in Rome in 1506, and is now in the Vatican. Date: 1st century BCE

Background imageMyth Collection: Finn McCool Hears Fairy Harp

Finn McCool Hears Fairy Harp
Finn McCool hears the fairy harp

Background imageMyth Collection: FREYJA

FREYJA
A powerful goddess who represents sexual freedom - she has many lovers among the gods

Background imageMyth Collection: German and Norse Myth

German and Norse Myth
Freya (Freija/Frigga) spinning the clouds

Background imageMyth Collection: Eros / Cupid Stothard

Eros / Cupid Stothard
The Greek god of love : his Roman equivalent is CUPID. Here he is pointing a bow and arrow at a victim

Background imageMyth Collection: Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster

Spring-Heeled Jack winged monster
Winged man-monster who terrified residents of Blackheath and other London suburbs from 1837 for many years but was never caught Date: 1830s

Background imageMyth Collection: Ares and Aphrodite. Greek art

Ares and Aphrodite. Greek art
Votive relief dedicated to Ares and Aphrodite. 5th c.BC. Classical Greek art. Relief on marble. ITALY. VENETO. Venice. Archaeological Museum

Background imageMyth Collection: Daphne Becomes a Tree

Daphne Becomes a Tree

Background imageMyth Collection: Thor Fights the Jotunes

Thor Fights the Jotunes
The god Thor fights the giants (the Jotun or Jotune) from his chariot with his hammer, thunder & lightning

Background imageMyth Collection: FORTUNA

FORTUNA
Roman goddess of luck and prosperity, carrying a cornucopia full of goodies

Background imageMyth Collection: Folklore / Wild Hunt

Folklore / Wild Hunt
Asgaardsreiden, Norwegian myth of the Wild Hunt

Background imageMyth Collection: Portland vase in the British Museum

Portland vase in the British Museum. Cameo vase in blue and white glass with historical or mythological figures. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Henry Moses from A Collection of Antique Vases

Background imageMyth Collection: Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman

Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Creator: John Charles Dollman
Orpheus and His Lute, late 19th-early 20th century, (1914). Depiction of the ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, (who played a lyre, not a lute)

Background imageMyth Collection: Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne

Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC. Marble and limestone. Gigantomachy. South frieze. The three-faceted goddess Hecate fighting with a torch

Background imageMyth Collection: Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus

Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. East frieze. Gigantomachy. Struggle between gods and giants

Background imageMyth Collection: Blue Bird (Bird Sirin) - Sergey Solomko

Blue Bird (Bird Sirin) - Sergey Solomko. Date: circa 1903

Background imageMyth Collection: Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology

Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology
INDIA: HINDU SCULPTURE. Sandstone sculpture of a Yakshini, a benevolent tree spirit in Sanskrit mythology, who looks after treasure hidden in the earth. 1st century A.D

Background imageMyth Collection: Pandora and her Box

Pandora and her Box
Hephaistos created Pandora, on Zeuss orders, to bring ruin to mankind : married to Epimethus, she brought a box which when opened released all the evils

Background imageMyth Collection: Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War

Death of Hector by Achilles during the Trojan War
Greek hero Achilles dragging Hectors body behind his chariot in the Trojan wars. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageMyth Collection: Judi Trott as Maid Marion

Judi Trott as Maid Marion
The actress Judi Trott (b 1962) as Maid Marion in the popular 1980s television series Robin of Sherwood (1984-86)

Background imageMyth Collection: Angerona Goddess

Angerona Goddess
A Roman goddess of obscure attributes : depicted here with finger to lips, she is also represented with her mouth bound, so there are connotations of secrecy



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"Myth: Unveiling the Tapestry of Legends" Embark on a journey through the realms of imagination as we delve into the captivating world of myths and legends. From ancient folklore to modern tales, these narratives have shaped cultures and ignited our collective curiosity for centuries. In Celtic mythology, Queen Maeve reigns with an iron fist, embodying strength and power. Leyendecker's artistry brings her regal essence to life, capturing her fierce determination in every stroke. The Iroquois creation myth introduces us to Sky Woman, whose descent from above birthed our earthly existence. A mesmerizing depiction showcases her ethereal beauty amidst celestial wonders, reminding us of the profound connection between heaven and earth. Yggdrasil stands tall in Norse mythology as the Tree of Life—a symbol of eternal renewal and cosmic harmony. Its branches reach towards infinite possibilities while its roots anchor deep within ancient wisdom. The infamous Bigfoot film from 1967 continues to fuel debates about this elusive creature's existence. As blurry footage unfolds before our eyes, it leaves us questioning what lies hidden within nature's enigmatic depths. Odin presides over his majestic throne in Norse mythology—an embodiment of wisdom and foresight. His all-seeing gaze pierces through veils of uncertainty, guiding mortals on their destined paths. Helen Jacobs' portrayal reveals Jack Frost's mischievous charm as he frolics through winter landscapes—personifying frosty enchantment that blankets the world in ethereal beauty. Little India offers glimpses into Hinduism's rich pantheon with vibrant pictures showcasing various gods for sale—a testament to devotion woven into everyday life by countless believers across generations. Philemon and Baucis epitomize selflessness in Greek mythology—their humble abode transformed into a temple by Zeus himself. Their story serves as a timeless reminder that kindness can transcend mortal limitations.