viα speciesbarocusCarolien Coenen - Park Abbey, Heverlee, Leuven (2009). The library.

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egilskalla-grimsson:

The historian Saxo Grammaticus wrote that Thyra, wife of King Gorm the Old, was mainly responsible for building the Danevirke on the southern border, so she is always linked to it although archeologist found the fortifications much older. 

Source: Lorenz Frølich’s impression of Thyra Dannebod ordering the foundation of the Danevirke. (public domain image)

egilskalla-grimsson:

The historian Saxo Grammaticus wrote that Thyra, wife of King Gorm the Old, was mainly responsible for building the Danevirke on the southern border, so she is always linked to it although archeologist found the fortifications much older.

Source: Lorenz Frølich’s impression of Thyra Dannebod ordering the foundation of the Danevirke. (public domain image)

rhetoriques:

Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask

rhetoriques:

Yukio Mishima, Confessions of a Mask

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yama-bato:

Khayyam, OmarRubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, The Astronomer-Poet of Persia Rendered into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald with an Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder  Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin & Company, Boston, 1884.
best-of-the-loeb-library:

Plautus, Amphitryon, 1.325-27ish

best-of-the-loeb-library:

Plautus, Amphitryon, 1.325-27ish

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"I am fated to journey hand in hand with my strange heroes and to survey the surging immensity of life, to survey it through the laughter that all can see and through the tears unseen and unknown by anyone." - Nikolai Gogol (via i-wannatravel)

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aleyma:

Page from a copy of Jami’s Kitab al-Khamsa, made in Iran, 1548-49 (source).

aleyma:

Page from a copy of Jami’s Kitab al-Khamsa, made in Iran, 1548-49 (source).

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"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities." - J.R.R. Tolkien (via dehanginggarden)

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"The book is too original and too opulent for any final judgement on a first reading. But we know at once that it has done things to us. We are not quite the same." - C.S. Lewis on The Lord of the Rings in his critical essay, ‘The Dethronement of Power’ (via thorinds)

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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)

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leviathans-in-the-tardis:

You haven’t felt true pain until your favourite book gets made into the crappiest movie ever

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