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Realm of the Fellnight Queen 4 by faroldjo Realm of the Fellnight Queen 4 :iconfaroldjo:faroldjo 290 17 HedgewitchII by Markelli HedgewitchII :iconmarkelli:Markelli 100 2
A Frozen Ballad, Part III
The Trolls
In ancient runes, the legends tell
Of strangest creatures, trolls,
Whose healing power stems from all
The magic they control.
And so the royal family
Took Anna, limp and cold,
On horseback to the valley where
Trolls live, as they were told.
They say the horse's path was trailed
By signs of Elsa's grief,
A line of hoary frost behind
Had caked on rock and leaf.
By nightfall they had reached the vale,
But nothing was in sight,
Just mossy rocks so strangely round
That littered all the site.
But hark! A rumbling of the earth,
And all the rocks revealed
That they had eyes and ears and noses
On the humans peeled.
The oldest and the craggiest
Came forth with worried gaze,
And placed a hand on Anna's head,
Who still lay in a daze.
"Fortunate, indeed we are,
It did not hit her heart.
The mind's a fool, it can be tricked,
Its workings picked apart.
When she awakes, her memories
Of magic will not stay,
But worry not, I'll leave behind
The wintry fun and play.
"And you, my child,
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Creature of Bark and Roots by DarkLiminality Creature of Bark and Roots :icondarkliminality:DarkLiminality 145 39 Cast Shadows Light Switch and Door Bell 003 by CastShadowsStudio Cast Shadows Light Switch and Door Bell 003 :iconcastshadowsstudio:CastShadowsStudio 3 4 Treeking by Eaworks Treeking :iconeaworks:Eaworks 88 5 Woodland Auryn by Plumevine Woodland Auryn :iconplumevine:Plumevine 1,709 161 Last days of warm sun by brunaschneemann Last days of warm sun :iconbrunaschneemann:brunaschneemann 2 2 Month, bear and dead by Sukharev Month, bear and dead :iconsukharev:Sukharev 53 10 color nymph by awjay color nymph :iconawjay:awjay 49 30 Quercus Dub Type by Hellanim Quercus Dub Type :iconhellanim:Hellanim 51 4 The Green Man by ArwensGrace The Green Man :iconarwensgrace:ArwensGrace 39 9 Winky-Pants and the Mushroom King by Markelli Winky-Pants and the Mushroom King :iconmarkelli:Markelli 106 11 GREEN MAN  detail#1 by kd-matheson GREEN MAN detail#1 :iconkd-matheson:kd-matheson 34 6 Reflected Butterflies by DarkLiminality Reflected Butterflies :icondarkliminality:DarkLiminality 36 2 Nardael by Renegraphics Nardael :iconrenegraphics:Renegraphics 299 11
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Walpurgisnacht is a night of Witches and flames,
where 'pon bald hummocked hills they hold their games,
Be not 'bout by the sabbath's midnight toll,
for t'would mean that ye could lose thy soul...

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As six months has it been since Samhain's passing-
once again, will the witches be amassing,
For their wails shall be heard from brambled peaks,
as on the wind shall their black curses speak.
Heed ye this warning, and light ye yon' bale,
and pray thee til' morning to see the sun's hail.

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Walpurgisnacht or Walpurgis Night -
 On the 30th of April, many Germanic countries in Europe celebrate the fire festival of Walpurgisnacht- or as it can be more infamously commemorated, "the night of witches". At a time long ago, it was an accepted belief that giant burning balefires would keep the maledictions of spiteful witches at bay.  
    Bram Stoker once wrote that, "Walpurgis Night, when, according to the belief of millions of people, the devil was abroad- when the graves were opened and the dead came forth and walked.  When all evil things of earth and air and water held revel".  Ponder than when this year we have a full moon on that night.

Walpurgisnacht link on Wikipedia :…

The Beltane -
  Following the Eve of May comes the Celtic fire festival of the Beltane celebrated on the first of May, exactly six months after the Celtic fire festival of Samhain of October 31st. While Samhain was supposed to signify the beginning of the new year, where the dwindling light and power of the sun was preserved within a sacred flame, the Beltane was meant as a magic rekindling or revival of the sun's potency in order to bless the people with longer days of light and warmth.
 Famously included in the Beltane ceremonies, was the Wickerman,  or a giant wicker-worked effigy of a man, that is presumed to have been an integral part of many prior and ancient celebrations- particularly (or more accurately, peculiarly) on the European continent.  Its use was historically attested to by Caesar as he witnessed one in ancient Gaul, filled with condemned criminals for a blood
(or more likely, burnt) sacrifice to the sun.  It was believed this ritual was meant to represent a bygone practice that sacrificed old and decrepit kings to make way for a new one filled with youth and vigor, as the ruler's health was assumed to be mystically linked to that of his land.

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maska13 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
Thanks a lot for include my work to the group gallery!
JasonMain Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Professional Artist
Thanks for adding my photograph to the group gallery
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Thank you kindly for the request! :hug:
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Thanks for the add!

I make little creations inspired by Nature and her Spirit (in particular Woods, Forests and Mountains), from Forest Animals and other Creatures and from Pagan and ancestral traditions.
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Thank you for requesting my photo! =)
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