New Blood XI

Another New Blood post to share the latest creations.

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Dur Écu, Glanis & Cabre d’Or

While William the Conqueror was fighting the Bretons, an enemy aimed his axe at his head. One of William’s companions saved him by interposing his shield between the axe & William’s head. The axe landed into the the shield, which did not yield. William was saved! This shield was then celebrated and the name DUR ÉCU (strong shield in old French) was given to strongholds which mission was to protect Normandy.

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Skínfaxi

Allfather * took Night, and Day his son, and gave to them two horses and two chariots, and sent them up into the heavens, to ride round about the earth every two half-days. Night rides before with the horse named Frosty-Mane, […] The horse that Day has is called Sheen-Mane, and he illumines all the air and the earth from his mane.

– Snorri Sturluson – Gylfaginning, Prose Edda

In Norse mythology, Skínfaxi (“sheen mane”) and Hrímfaxi (“frosty mane”) are the horses of Dagr (day) and Nótt (night). Skínfaxi pulls Dagr’s chariot across the sky every day and his mane lights up the sky and earth below.

The journey of the sun across the sky was an important element in the Bronze Age religion. Nordic Bronze Age art largely features depictions of this theme. The most famous might be the Trundholm Sun Chariot. But more commonly, they show a horse pulling the Sun’s disc across the sky, without the help of wheels.

This new piece is part of my Petroglyph collection and specifically inspired by the Sun-Horse of Balken.
I called it Skínfaxi and it is available in the new shop.

Solar symbols – the Sol rune, Skínfaxi the Sun-Horse, Dagskip the Sun-Ship & Chiisikaaw the Sun-Wheel

Of course, the horse was not the sun’s only helper. On its journey, the sun is also transported by the Sun Ship.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with my Dagskip pieces, I imagined my own version of the Sun Ship. You can find all about these pieces here.

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* Allfather is one of Odin’s many names

f r e n c h

Allfather * s’emparât de la Nuit et du Jour, son fils, et leur donna deux chevaux et deux chars, puis les envoya dans les cieux, pour faire le tour de la terre une demi-journée sur deux. La nuit chevauche en premier, sur son destrier nommé Crinière de Givre […] Le cheval que possède le Jour s’appelle Crinière Éclatante, et il illumine le ciel et la terre de sa crinière.

– Snorri Sturluson – Gylfaginning , Prose Edda

Dans la mythologie nordique, Skínfaxi (“crinière brillante”) et Hrímfaxi (“crinière givrée”) sont les chevaux de Dagr (jour) et Nótt (nuit). Skínfaxi tire chaque jour le char de Dagr dans le ciel et sa crinière illumine le ciel et la terre en dessous.

Le voyage du soleil à travers le ciel était un élément primordial de la religion de l’âge du bronze. L’art nordique de l’âge de bronze présente en grande partie des représentations de ce thème. Le plus célèbre pourrait être le Trundholm Sun Chariot. Mais le plus souvent, ils montrent un cheval tirant le disque solaire à travers le ciel, sans l’aide de roues.

Cette nouvelle pièce fait partie de ma collection Pétroglyphe et a été spécifiquement inspirée par le Cheval solaire de Balken.

Je l’ai appelé Skínfaxi et il est disponible dans la nouvelle boutique.

Symboles solaires – la rune Sol, le cheval solaire Skínfaxi, le bateau solaire Dagskip & la roue solaire Chiisikaaw

Bien sûr, le cheval n’était pas le seul assistant du soleil. Pendant son voyage, le soleil est également transporté par le Sun Ship.
Pour ceux d’entre vous qui ne connaissent pas mes pièces Dagskip , j’ai imaginé ma propre version du Sun Ship. Vous pouvez découvrir ces pièces ici.

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* Allfather est l’un des nombreux noms d’Odin

Boutique

I finally opened a new e-boutique!
You can discover it here, or by clicking the image below.

J’ai finalement ouvert ma nouvelle boutique en ligne !
Vous pouvez la découvrir ici ou en cliquant image ci-dessus.

Fin’Amor

Le bonheur vient, nous touche et nous parle à genoux
Pressons nos mains. Sois grave. Écoute encor… Personne
N’est plus heureux ce soir, n’est plus divin que nous.

C’est notre heure éternelle, éternellement grande […]
Comme un voile embaumé de rose et de lavande

– Pierre Louÿs – Psyché

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Lorsqu’au cœur des ténèbres s’embrasera la dague

« When in the heart of darkness the dagger will be set ablaze, follow the wand and the key will come to you »

They remembered this ancient adage when in the darkness arose a sparkle of hope ; behind a loose stone, a metallic glint.

– Oubliettes – Gwendolinoleum & UTP

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Oubliettes

« When in the heart of darkness the dagger will be set ablaze, follow the wand and the key will come to you »

They remembered this ancient adage when in the darkness arose a sparkle of hope ; behind a loose stone, a metallic glint.

– Oubliettes – Gwendolinoleum & UTP

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Castel Pyramids

Room for every nightmare… A nightmare in every room […] Step into the « House Of The Long Shadows ». Where The Answer Awaits You – Or Does It?

– Michael Armstrong – House Of The Long Shadows

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One by one we go into the Dark

Make of me a weapon, make me a vessel of proof
One by one we go into the dark
The movement itself is the only truth


Spectral WoundWoods from Which the Spirits Once So Loudly Howled

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Dost thou see a book before thee?

Thomasin: Black Phillip, I conjure thee to speak to me. Speak as thou dost speak to Jonas and Mercy. Dost thou understand my English tongue? Answer me.
Black Phillip: What dost thou want?
Thomasin: What canst thou give?
Black Phillip:
Wouldst thou like the taste of butter? A pretty dress? Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?
Thomasin: Yes.
Black Phillip: Wouldst thou like to see the world?
Thomasin: What will you from me?
Black Phillip: Dost thou see a book before thee? Remove thy shift.
Thomasin: I cannot write my name.
Black Phillip: I will guide thy hand.

– Robert Eggers – The Witch, a New-England Folktale –

helena aguilar mayans x somnium dantis x under the pyramids 1

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