lunalovesgood:

girlgaze:

Gustav KlimtDanaec. 1907-0877 x 83 cmOil on canvasHans Dichand Collection, Vienna

DANAE was a princess of Argos in the Greek Peloponessos, a daughter of King Akrisios. When her father learned a prophecy that he was destined to be killed by a son of his daughter, he locked Danae away in a subterranean, bronze chamber. Her prison, however, was easily infiltrated by the god Zeus who impregnated her in the guise of a golden shower.
She conceived and bore him a son named Perseus. As soon as her father learned of this, he placed Danae and the infant in a chest and set them afloat at sea. By the providence of the gods they drifted safely to the island of Seriphos, where the fisherman Diktys brought them ashore and  welcomed them into his house.
Later when Perseus was grown, King Polydektes of Seriphos sought Danae for a wife and, attempting to rid himself of her son, commanded Perseus fetch the Gorgon's head. Upon the hero's return he discovered that his mother had fled to the temple of Athena for refuge, and in anger turned Polydektes and his allies to stone with Medousa' head. He then travelled with Danae to Argos and claimed his grandfather's throne. x


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lunalovesgood:

girlgaze:

Gustav Klimt
Danae
c. 1907-08
77 x 83 cm
Oil on canvas
Hans Dichand Collection, Vienna

DANAE was a princess of Argos in the Greek Peloponessos, a daughter of King Akrisios. When her father learned a prophecy that he was destined to be killed by a son of his daughter, he locked Danae away in a subterranean, bronze chamber. Her prison, however, was easily infiltrated by the god Zeus who impregnated her in the guise of a golden shower.

She conceived and bore him a son named Perseus. As soon as her father learned of this, he placed Danae and the infant in a chest and set them afloat at sea. By the providence of the gods they drifted safely to the island of Seriphos, where the fisherman Diktys brought them ashore and  welcomed them into his house.

Later when Perseus was grown, King Polydektes of Seriphos sought Danae for a wife and, attempting to rid himself of her son, commanded Perseus fetch the Gorgon's head. Upon the hero's return he discovered that his mother had fled to the temple of Athena for refuge, and in anger turned Polydektes and his allies to stone with Medousa' head. He then travelled with Danae to Argos and claimed his grandfather's throne. x

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arsenicinshell:

Steampunk Plague Doctor Mask by Namingway

agameofchance:

cassiopeia-:

Clever Prints

if i ever saw that tattoo artist thing hot damn i’d do that in a heartbeat.

ekaura:

dream house

Illustrated Book of Japanese Monsters by Gojin Ishihara

rhade-zapan:

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Kappa (river imp)

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Jorōgumo (lit. “whore spider”)

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Kubire-oni (strangler demon)

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Rokurokubi (long-necked woman)

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Onmoraki (bird demon)

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Nekomata (cat monster)

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Tengu (bird-like demon)

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Tenjō-sagari (ceiling dweller)

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Enma Dai-Ō (King of Hell)

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Kyūbi no kitsune (nine-tailed fox)

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Baku (dream-eating chimera)

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Yūrei (ghost)

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Yamasei (mountain sprite)

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Rashōmon no oni (ogre of Rashōmon Gate)

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Waira (mountain-dwelling chimera)

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Nure-onna (snake woman)

theyoungprinceandprincess:

a decade of michelle kwan | 1995-1996 to 2004-2005 (long programs)

+ links to the best performances below:

1995-1996 | salome (1st: Nationals, Worlds)
1996-1997 | taj majal (2nd: Nationals, Worlds)
1997-1998 | lyra angelica (1st: Nationals, Worlds, 2nd: Olympics)
1998-1999 | ariane (1st: Nationals, 2nd: Worlds)
1999-2000 | the red violin (1st: Nationals, Worlds)
2000-2001 | song of the black swan (1st: Nationals, Worlds)
2001-2002 | scheherazade (1st: Nationals, 2nd: Worlds, 3rd: Olympics)
2002-2003 | aranjuez (1st: Nationals, Worlds)
2003-2004 | tosca (1st: Nationals, 3rd: Worlds)
2004-2005 | bolero (1st: Nationals, 4th: Worlds)

2005-2006 | a tribute to michelle kwan (official) (bonus fluff)

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To be honest, most of these pictures didn’t come with credits, but here are some who I think might be the photographers: (x, y)

obliteratedheart:

Schusev State Museum of Architecture