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Background imageMythical Collection: Baphomet by Eliphas Levi - Equilibrium of Opposites

Baphomet by Eliphas Levi - Equilibrium of Opposites
Baphomet - associated with a " Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi (shown here), containing binary elements representing the " sum total of the universe" (e.g)

Background imageMythical Collection: Baphomet - Equilibrium of Opposites

Baphomet - Equilibrium of Opposites
Baphomet - associated with a " Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi (on which this illustration is based)

Background imageMythical Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

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

Background imageMythical Collection: Winged Assyrian Bull

Winged Assyrian Bull
Winged, human-headed bull, from the facade of the Palace of King Sargon II, Khorsabad, Late Assyrian Period, c.725 BC (gypsum)

Background imageMythical Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its decadence

Background imageMythical 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 imageMythical 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 imageMythical Collection: Fountain and statue of Diana - Mexico City

Fountain and statue of Diana - Mexico City
Beautiful photographic postcard depiction of the Fountain (with statue of Diana, the Huntress) at the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico City, Mexico (later moved to Ixmiquilpan, Hidalgo, Mexico)

Background imageMythical Collection: Atlantis / Map

Atlantis / Map
Map showing Atlantis during the period of its greatest prosperity

Background imageMythical Collection: The Kings Castle by Florence Mary Anderson

The Kings Castle by Florence Mary Anderson
" The Kings Castle by Florence Mary Anderson. " Once upon a time there was a king who lived in a castle", from Lillie and Zizi from The Black Princess

Background imageMythical Collection: DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836

DAVY CROCKETT 1786-1836
DAVY CROCKETT American backwoodsman, hunter, magistrate and legislator who became a revered figure in the US political world before his death defending the Alamo

Background imageMythical Collection: Atlantis (Avotin)

Atlantis (Avotin)
The Atlantean capital as described by Plato

Background imageMythical Collection: Lemuria Map

Lemuria Map
A map of Lemuria at its greatest extent

Background imageMythical Collection: Map of Atlantis / Kircher

Map of Atlantis / Kircher
Map of Atlantis showing position relative to Europe, Africa and America (albeit upside down)

Background imageMythical Collection: The Prince and Princess by Florence Mary Anderson

The Prince and Princess by Florence Mary Anderson
" The Prince and Princess by Florence Mary Anderson. " We are so glad you could come to our party, said Lady Arabella, in Adventures in Magic Land from Dorothy Black." 1917

Background imageMythical Collection: Pergamon Altar. Hephaistos and goddess Eos riding a horse

Pergamon Altar. Hephaistos and goddess Eos riding a horse
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. South frieze. Gigantomachy

Background imageMythical Collection: Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet

Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet
Sir Walter Raleigh lays his cloak at Queen Elizabeth Is feet to prevent her from getting muddy feet. The fanciful, romantic tale of the cloak

Background imageMythical Collection: Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster

Photograph of the Loch Ness Monster
A photograph of the Loch Ness Monster taken by Hugh Gray

Background imageMythical Collection: Japanese masonry Dragon

Japanese masonry Dragon. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMythical Collection: Talbot Heraldic Dog

Talbot Heraldic Dog
The TALBOT, a symbolical heraldical mythical kind of hunting dog

Background imageMythical Collection: Bermuda Triangle / Map

Bermuda Triangle / Map
The area already had a sinister reputation even before the triangle was invented - wrecks were thought to end up in the Sargasso Sea

Background imageMythical Collection: Oedipus and Antigone. Engraving

Oedipus and Antigone. Engraving
Oedipus. Hero of Greek mythology. The Delphic oracle predicted that he would kill his father and marry his mother. When they discover the truth

Background imageMythical Collection: Wayland Smiths Cave

Wayland Smiths Cave, Berkshire, England. Formerly an underground chamber of some prehistoric king or priest. Wayland was a mythical smithy who made invincible swords. Date: BC

Background imageMythical Collection: Amazing Stories scfi magazine cover, Bermuda Triangle

Amazing Stories scfi magazine cover, Bermuda Triangle
The non-gravitational vortex, in which ships are mysteriously lost in the Atlantic Ocean

Background imageMythical Collection: Harpy, griffin, satyr, giant, seahorse and Nereid

Harpy, griffin, satyr, giant, seahorse and Nereid
Mythical creatures: harpy, griffin, satyr, giant or Titan, seahorse and Nereid or Triton. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Christiane Henriette Dorothea Westermayr from Friedrich Johann

Background imageMythical Collection: Centaur, chimera, Greek sphynx, Egyptian sphinx

Centaur, chimera, Greek sphynx, Egyptian sphinx
Mythical creatures: centaur 1, chimera 2, Greek sphinx 3, Egyptian sphinx 4, gryllus 5 and siren 6. Handcoloured copperplate engraving after Johann Christian Wilhelm Waitz from Friedrich Johann

Background imageMythical Collection: Callisto, daughter of Lycaon, was beloved by Jupiter, who placed her among the stars as the Great

Callisto, daughter of Lycaon, was beloved by Jupiter, who placed her among the stars as the Great Bear. Artistic, figurative impression of the Great Bear showing an elegant woman holding a polar

Background imageMythical Collection: King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes

King Alfred of Wessex burns the cakes
One popular legend from the life of Alfred the Great (849-899 AD), originating from 12th century chronicles, tells how after fleeing to the Somerset Levels

Background imageMythical Collection: Egyptian Queen Cleopatra

Egyptian Queen Cleopatra (69 BC-30BC). Cleopatra represented herself as the reincarnation of the Egyptian goddess Isis. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageMythical Collection: Demons in Hell

Demons in Hell
Demons frolicking in their home in Hell

Background imageMythical Collection: Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928)

Haile Selassie I - Crown Prince and Regent of the Ethiopian Empire (from 1916 to 1928), and then King and Regent (from 1928 to 1930), and finally Emperor (from 1930 to 1974)

Background imageMythical Collection: Cornwallis Cave, Yorktown, Virginia, USA

Cornwallis Cave, Yorktown, Virginia, USA. This cavern, created by stone quarrying for building material, was once believed to be the grotto into which British General Cornwallis retreated to avoid

Background imageMythical Collection: The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson

The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson
" The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson. " I cant fly, I gasped" from The Rainbow Twins by Florence Mary Anderson" 1919

Background imageMythical Collection: The Frost Fairies

The Frost Fairies
A childrens short story illustration which shows some mythical frost fairies clinging to some thin tree branches. Date: circa 1944

Background imageMythical Collection: Vessel with mythical character. Ceramic. Chimu-Inca culture

Vessel with mythical character. Ceramic. Chimu-Inca culture. Late Horizon (1470-1532 AD). Peru. Museum of the Americas. Madrid, Spain. Date: 2018

Background imageMythical Collection: The Red Phoenix

The Red Phoenix
This Chinese painting on silk depicts the mythical phoenix creature. Differing from tradition Greek mythology, the appearance of a phoenix (fenghuang)

Background imageMythical Collection: Defeat of Sennacherib, 1616-1618, by Rubens (1577-1640)

Defeat of Sennacherib, 1616-1618, by Rubens (1577-1640)
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640). Flemish painter. Defeat of Sennacherib, 1616-1618. Detail. Alte Pinakothek. Munich. Germany

Background imageMythical Collection: 2nd Century BC Acropolis Altar Ancient Age Antiquity

2nd Century BC Acropolis Altar Ancient Age Antiquity
2nd, century, BC, Acropolis, altar, ancient, age, antiquity, Aphrodite, Architecture, Art, Asia, Minor, battle, Berlin, death, Detail, Dione, Eros, Eumenes, II, Soter, fate, fight, fighter, Frieze

Background imageMythical Collection: Pergamon Altar. Telephos Frieze. Detail

Pergamon Altar. Telephos Frieze. Detail
Pergamon Altar. 164-156 BC. Telephos Frieze. Detail. Battle by the river Kaikos. Two Scythian warriors, sons of river-god Istros, fall in battle. Pergamon Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageMythical Collection: According to legend, it was taken to the King of Poland, who wished to keep it

According to legend, it was taken to the King of Poland, who wished to keep it. It was also shown to a group of Catholic bishops, Date: 16th century

Background imageMythical Collection: Mythical Sea Serpent

Mythical Sea Serpent
A huge sea serpent attacking a ship

Background imageMythical Collection: Folklore - Sea Serpent

Folklore - Sea Serpent
The Sea-monk a marine monster which looks vaguely human. Date: 1558

Background imageMythical Collection: BOOK OF THE DEAD/25

BOOK OF THE DEAD/25
The Dove, the Golden hawk and the Divine Hawk, illustrating the chapters of the transformation of the deceased into those mythical forms of the Sun-god

Background imageMythical Collection: Bifrost or The Rainbow Bridge leading to the Afterlife

Bifrost or The Rainbow Bridge leading to the Afterlife
Bifrost - a burning rainbow bridge that reaches between Midgard (the world) and Asgard (the realm of the gods) in Norse mythology. 1916

Background imageMythical Collection: Three trolls laughing at a fox dressed up as a priest ! Date: 1887

Three trolls laughing at a fox dressed up as a priest ! Date: 1887

Background imageMythical Collection: Myth France Mythology Mythical French Sea Rocks

Myth France Mythology Mythical French Sea Rocks
myth, france, mythology, mythical, french, sea, rocks, breton, legend, souls, dead, death, travel, baie, bay, des, trepasses, trespass, trespasses, fortunate, isles, west, judged, judgment

Background imageMythical Collection: Illuminated calendar for December 1846

Illuminated calendar for December 1846
Calendar for December with figures of Daniel and St. Matthew, quote from Epistle to the Hebrews, disciples, man slaying a boar with an axe, goat, dog, birds, foliage and castles

Background imageMythical Collection: Tree carnation varieties, Dianthus caryophyllus

Tree carnation varieties, Dianthus caryophyllus: Ariadne 1, Beauty 2, Garibaldi 3, Perfection 4, Queen of Whites 5, Queen of Yellows 6



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