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#despertar Fui para um deserto, amor havia chovido e havia coberto a terra, enquanto os pés penetravam a neve, descobri meus pés cobertos de amor. ~ Bayazid Bastami, sufi

In Norse mythology the Dísir are spirits described as "dead women" in grand attire who visit dreams.

In Norse mythology, Aurboða (Old Norse "gravel-bidder" or "gravel-offerer") is a Mountain Frost Jötunn (Giantess), wife to the Jötunn Gymir, and mother of Gerðr. Gerðr was a beautiful Jötunn who was coerced into marrying the Norse God Freyr after initially refusing despite both bribes and threats. However after a further series of threats by Skírnir she finally agrees.

Morrigan, the raven goddess by Warren Holohan

In Norse mythology, Þrymr was king of the jotnar. In one legend, he stole Mjollnir, Thor's hammer, to extort the gods into giving him Freyja as his wife. Nataša Ilinčić watercolour. Artwork for Fate of the Norns.

In Egyptian mythology, Pakhet, (meaning she who scratches) is a Hunting Lioness Goddess. It became said that rather than a simple domestic protector against vermin and venomous creatures (Bast), or a fierce warrior (Sekhmet), she was a huntress, perhaps as a caracal, who wandered the desert alone at night looking for prey, gaining the title, Night huntress with sharp eye and pointed claw. While this desert aspect led to her being associated with desert storms, as was Sekhmet. She also was…

The Furies, otherwise known as the Erinyes were the cruel underworld goddesses of vengeance and retribution. The three sisters consisted of Alecto (the angry), Megara (the grudging), and Tisiphone (the avenging) and were wards of the god Hades where they dwelled in the underworld. In some versions they are said to have been created by the blood of the titan Uranus while other versions praise them as daughter of the goddess Nyx, the goddess of the night. The sisters served as persecutors...

Remik Kozdra & Kasia Baczulis

t h e m o i r a i were the goddesses of fate who personified the inescapable destiny of man and assigned to every person his or her fate or share in the scheme of things. at the birth of a man, the moirai spinned out the thread of his life, followed his steps, and directed the consequences of his actions according to the counsel of the gods. they were independent, at the helm of necessity, directed fate, and watched that the fate assigned to every being by eternal laws might take its…