Anubis

The countdown has begun! D: Two more posts until IoaC is no longer posting. If you missed my announcement last week, click on the link. If you haven’t then two posts in a row should only be a slight surprise as I had said I’d like to post every week this month if I had … More Anubis

Kodama

HI. It’s Thursday, and since you’re here, I’m sure you know what that means! It’s post time. And today –given last week’s post on Hisaishi and Miyazaki– I felt inspired to talk about the tree spirits known as kodamas. If you’re familiar with Miyazaki, you’ve probably seen or heard of the film Princess Mononoke. It is … More Kodama

The Foxglove

Good Thursday, readers! Since I’ve written on the legend behind the Chinese Lily Lycoris Radiata, I’ve wanted to look into more myths and legends surrounding flowers. This week, I thought I’d focus on the British Isle’s foxgloves. A sign and symbol of the fae, foxgloves have a few different nicknames that nod to the flower’s … More The Foxglove

Tamer of Horses

Good Thursday readers! I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween. For those of you who don’t or didn’t celebrate this year, I hope you had a happy Tuesday. 🙂 This week, we are looking at Greek mythology in the form of legend. Focusing on characters from Homer’s The Iliad. In Homer’s The Iliad the … More Tamer of Horses