Morana – The Ancient Slavic Goddess of Winter and Death. She is the patroness of the winter, the underworld and symbol of the end of physical life as we mortals know it. Morana has many names: Mara, Mor, Morena, Marzanna and she is the all-powerful mistress of Winter, which covers the ground in icy shroud, so that it could rest and gain strength #morana #goddess #slavic #winter #death #wolf #moon #darkness #dark #gothic #witch #art #illustration #irenhorrors
Ixtab - Mayan Goddess of Suicide. To our modern society, She may seem like a terrible Goddess, but in ancient Mayan society, suicide was an acceptable way for one to die; it was believed to lead them directly into paradise.
Illustration for the fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful" - Ivan Bilibin
Koschei is one of the Slavic folklore villain characters. The death of Koschei is the needle which is hidden in the egg, the egg is in the duck, the duck is in the hare, the hare is in the coffer, the locked coffer is under the oak, the oak is on the island far away in the ocean. Koschei
Kitsune - In Japanese folklore foxes are very special creatures, they have great knowledge, a long life and magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. A Kitsune may take on human form and may have up to nine tails