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Alberich and the Rhinemaidens. Can you tell that I'm obsessed with this story tonight?

venusmilk: The Rhinemaidens Teasing Alberich, illustration by Arthur Rackham, from ‘The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie’, 1910

Odin and Fenrir by Arthur Rackham.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Odin and Fenrir. Fenrir is the father of wolves and a son of Loki in Norse mythology. He was foretold to kill Odin during Ragnarök, and in turn be killed by Odin's son Víðarr. He was also said to have bitten off the right hand of the god Týr.

Tenshi no Tamago - Angel's egg by Yohitaka Amano / really depressing but visually beautiful anime, full of symbolic contents :)

Vampire Hunter D A former animator, Yoshitaka Amano is an internationally renowned fantasy artist.

Little Mermaid by Hans Christen Andersen illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Little Mermaid by Hans Christen Andersen illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Arthur Rackham «Undine» | "Картинки и разговоры"

Undine is a fairy-tale novella; an early German romance, written in 1811 by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué .

Schonwerth's Bavarian Folktales: Mermaids; illustration by Edmund Dulac. http://talesoffaerie.blogspot.com/2014/05/schonwerths-bavarian-folktales-mermaids.html

Edmund Dulac for "The Mermaid" in 'Stories from Hans Andersen': "But the little mermaid had no need to do this, for at the mere sight of the bright liquid which sparkled in her hand like a shining star, they drew back in terror.

“Seamaid” by Harry Clarke. From Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Little Mermaid” : https://bookemstevo.wordpress.com/tag/hans-christian-andersens-fairy-tales-illustrated-by-harry-clarke/   http://mythicjourneys.org/newsletter_jun07_anderson.html

Harry Clarke, illustration for “The Little Mermaid”, from The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen, 1916 (source).