Dark Elves, by Alice-Bobbaji on deviantART.

The artist notes, “Somehow, I think those dark elves could make a great metal band”. I wholeheartedly agree.

(via ryndaryth)

"Majestic" by Mark Duffin

(Source: artmonia, via ryndaryth)


In response to the ‘wolfkin being the most common kintype’ thing, I did (got dave to do) a short survey of 303 kintype entries (~36 separate kintypes) found here on tumblr. In conclusion the six most common kintypes are:

  1. Fae - 10.5% of the entered kintypes were fae (32 entries)
  2. Space - 6.9% of the entered kintypes were space/star based entities. (21 entries) This does not include alienkin, but encompasses starkin, nebulakin, etc.
  3. Dragon - 6.6% of the entered kintypes were dragons. (20 entries) This includes all types of dragons.
  4. Dog and Cat tied for fourth place; both at 5.9% of the surveyed kintypes and 19 entries a piece. This does not include all types of canines but the ‘cats’ category includes both domestic cats and domestic cat hybrids. 
  5. Demon - 5.6% of the entered kintypes were demons (18)

Beyond that there were…

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How or where exactly were these 303 “kintype entries” found?




I need feminism because “Who hired a stripper” shouldn’t be the first thing said to me when I walk into a welding job.

women in trades are treated like such fucking shit. 


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Photo Credit: Whitney Ott Photography

One day I’m gonna keep bees

===bees are nifty.

that looks soooo delicious.


urbancunningfolk asked:

Hi there. I have a couple questions about the wild hunt. Is it part of Irish tradition or British? Also is the wild hunt where deities and fey hunt souls of those who have passed to bring them to the underworld to be returned to the cauldron? Like does it happen here in the middleworld or the otherworld? Thanks for answering my last question your paper was a good read. :)


actually, the wild hunt is widespread across europe! it is certainly a prominent tradition in ireland, britain, and the gaelic countries, but it is also found prominently in scandinavia, germania, and galicia, among others. the most famous painting depicting the wild hunt was by a german artist, i believe. there are even american variations on the story—if you’ve ever heard the country song ghost riders in the sky: a cowboy legend, that’s an american variant on the same theme.

broadly, what it is is an otherworldly hunt that crosses over to our world, usually by dint of the fabric between the worlds being thinner in certain places or at certain times of year. but, of course, with the amount of variation in origins for wild hunt stories, there are also a great deal of variations on what it does, who its leader is, and who make up its members. in my more general research i have found that you may divide it roughly thus:

  • it may be led by a god, a folk hero or king, a religious figure or saint, the devil, or it may be leaderless.
  • it may be composed of the souls of sinners, fey, legendary heroes accompanying their heroic leader, demons, or the dead as a whole.
  • its purpose may be to collect or warn the year’s coming dead, to hunt down sinners, to kill anyone it comes into contact with, to punish those doomed to ride with it forever, to steal individuals away to faeryland, or merely to hunt magical game.

in the irish tradition, you may see a hunt being led by fionn mac cumhaill (a folk hero) and composed of his fianna, usually with the purpose of hunting otherworldly game—that is, it’s a regular hunt in the otherworld that crossed into our world by virtue of timing. you may also see nuada (a god) leading his people (usually fey, but possibly also the dead); this is usually a fairly benign hunt as well, either hunting game or gathering the souls of the dead. you may see manannán mac lir (also a god) leading a host of fey; their purpose may be as varied as hunting game, collecting the dead, warning those who are going to die in the coming year, or taking individuals into the otherworld. the most malevolent of the irish hunts is the sluagh, a usually leaderless host formed of fey (in earlier stories), or demons or the restless dead (post-christianization), who may be hunting down sinners or may be outright killing anyone they can.

similar types of hunt make their appearances all across europe. common hunts that you may be more likely to see in other areas are the religious figure or saint either hunting down sinners or collecting the dead; the devil leading demons and sinners to hunt down more sinners, punish those riding with him, or kill or otherwise collect up souls indiscriminately; a king or famous sinner doomed to ride forever in punishment for their sins; or a folk hero serving as a forewarning of death to come either to the individual or to the community as a whole. there’s a great deal of variation and it’s entirely likely that you’ll run into other types of hunt that i haven’t named specifically. and regardless of what type of hunt you’re dealing with, these are otherworldly beings occupying liminal spaces. they are both here and in the otherworld, and somewhere between the two.






At least three dead in two shootings at Jewish centers in Kansas. 15-year-old boy reported to be critically wounded; police report one person was in custody; man reportedly yelled ‘Heil Hitler’ when police arrested him.

Click here for the full story and breaking developments

Reblogging again to add: 

Also, non-Jews, please spread this. People will forget about it otherwise. The police say they aren’t ready to call it a hate crime, despite the fact that witnesses have said that the man was asking people if they were Jewish and waiting for an affirmative response before shooting. The more people who are paying attention to this story the harder it will be for it to be swept under the rug. 

A lot of people are currently very excited about the recent Cap movie. If you believe that it was worthwhile for Steve Rogers to fight fictional nazis, please show that you care about the people harmed by those in the real world who still agree with Nazi ideology. If you can get super excited and make tons of posts about Cap, then you can do this too, right? (obviously there are people who are upset/triggered by this stuff, which is an entirely different situation. but if you can spread the word please do)

I’m very sorry to those of you who don’t come to my blog expecting to see news or other horrible real world stuff. I thought it was worth putting out there.

Also the shooter is a former KKK Grand Dragon

"Let’s not rush to judgement as to whether this was a hate crime committed by the guy screaming ‘Heil Hitler’ out the window of a police car. We’d hate to tarnish his reputation."

CNN Ties Accused White Supremacist Killer Frazier Glenn Cross to Odinism (from Pagan news blog The Wild Hunt; however, article notes it is not entirely clear that’s the case)

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Apparently I’m not the only one who didn’t get much sleep thanks to the eclipse, according to my Facebook feed. Today is a stay home and try to recuperate and gather energies kind of day. :) I don’t have to work this afternoon if I don’t want to, and I doubt anyone will come on tax day anyhow, so that’s just what i plan on doing. 

It was well past totality by the time we went to bed last night (to my mild dismay, as I had thought it was tonight, Tuesday), but I didn’t sleep worth crap on Sunday night, for what that’s worth.


Caffeinated and fabulous!!

That’s right! It’s the launch of my first T-shirt design! You too can have the swag of the Elven King as you sport this bad boy.

Click HERE to purchase yours today!!

Available to customize in 21 different colors and in sizes S - 3XL.

!!!!CONTEST!!!! {IS OVER} Please now go forth and purchase!! :)

Thanks for ALL your support! LOVE MY TUMBLR PEEPS!!!

Thrandy out! xoxo

This looks like a thing Nornoriel needs.

(via liryenenderea)


tielteal asked:

:o theres a facebook otherkin group?


I currently belong to this one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121803887854782/

Invite-only, I guess? (I just get Facebook’s “this content is unavailable” error)