Mythology Meme » (1/4) Legendary Women
L a L l o r o n a
- They say that she loved intensely…
- That she was abandoned…
- That she committed a horrible crime…
- That she shed the blood of her own children…
But, just who was this woman whose face could not be discerned? Why did she cry so pitifully? According to the story, there was once a beautiful native woman who fell deeply in love with a Spanish gentleman. The gentleman felt a great passion for her, but relations between a nobleman and an Indian woman was positively regarded with disapproval, so he maintained his romance with her in secret. Three children were born to the mother, who adored and tirelessly cared for them.
Over time, the woman sought to formalize her relationship with the gentleman, who began to evade her. She soon found out that he had agreed upon a convenient marriage to a wealthy Spanish lady. Humiliated by the man she loved so much, the woman was driven totally mad and drowned her three children in a river. She committed suicide afterwards. At the gates of Heaven, the woman was asked about her little ones. “My Lord, I don’t know where they are”, she replied. Thus, she was condemned to search for them for all eternity. (x)
Mythology Meme || (10/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail to Sigyn, devoted wife and mother
Comforter to the forsaken
She, who embodies patience,
and braves all unearned scorn. (x)
Mythology Meme || (9/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail Lady whose bones are stones
Whose flesh brown as dust from the soil
Who tosses her hair like tree roots
Curling over the boulders
Whose fingers reach and brush like leaves. (x)
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Mythology Meme || (8/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail to the Jeweled Lady
on Lammas morning
whose flesh is her treasure,
and worth all the greatest treasure,
all that gold can buy. (x)
Mythology Meme || (7/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail Glut, wise in the ways of your people.
Hail, Goddess of fire,
who brings warmth
and who boldly orders the uncertain heart. (x)
Mythology Meme || (6/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail, Huntress whose arrows fly truest,
Hail, Cold One whose heart beats blue fire
beneath your breast of snow.
Hail Skadi, whose tracks lead us beyond the white cold,
into memory, into forgetting, into slow sleep.
Mythology Meme || (5/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail to Eir, gentle goddess, best of all doctors,
cooler of fierce fevers, mender of shattered bones,
guide of the physician, the midwife, the surgeon–
the healing of all afflictions is in your power. (x)
Mythology Meme || (4/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail to you, Hela, ender of strife.
Half fair, half rotten, mirror of life.
Cool is your comfort, equal for all.
Highways and alleys end in your hall. (x)
Mythology Meme || (3/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Hail, Lady who challenges us to see
That Nature is not under our control,
That we are only a small part of the world,
And that we must not be too arrogant,
That we are flesh and flesh can drown. (x)
Mythology Meme || (2/10) Women of the Norse Pantheon
Companion of the Tree,
You tend the beauty and health of the Worlds.
Yours is inviolate grace.
Yours the envy of every Power. (x)