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Friday, 28 July 2017

My 10 favourite dragons



The Azure dragon - One of the Chinese dragons. Azure dragon is blueish or blue and green in colour, and rules the season of Spring. Proper name is Ao Guang. I was born during the Spring so this is my dragon.

Wyvern - A type of big flying dragon that breathes fire. It looks like a winged T-Rex. Features in French and British heraldic crests and appears in stories and literature, games and films.

Bisterne - English dragon that dwelled in the New Forest.The exact same place where I used to play on holidays throughout childhood. This dragon lived in a secret den close to Burley. A knight killed this dragon outside Lyndhurst where the dragon’s body was left there, becoming weeded over and eventually buried under soil. The burial mound of this dragon is now still there and its called Bolton’s Bench.

Blue Ben - A water dragon that lived in the waters along the Somerset coast. It was able to breathe fire and often relaxed in the cool waters afterwards. The skeletal remains of Blue Ben was unearthed in the 19th Century and is on display in a museum called “Icthyosaur”.

Lambton Worm - The legend goes of a massive dragon near Lambton Estate in County Durham. It lived underground, wrapped itself around hills and poisoned rivers and wells. A cursader knight killed this ferocious monster but afterwards, the knight was cursed. His descendants cursed also in whats known as the “Lambton Curse”.   

Sarkany - This is a monstrous dragon from Hungary, a country that puts dragons in a good light.

Coca - A female dragon, ghostlike, pale and transparent. She’s also described as a shape-shifting dragon, who takes the form of other beasts to trick victims. Wax heads of Coca dragon were offered to goddesses including Black Madonna. She also fights against Saint George.

Ayida-Weddo - Rainbow serpent, and goddess dragon.

Nidhogg - Dragon in Norse mythology that’s immortal and sits between the lands of the living and the dead. Found in the soil and chews on tree roots belonging to Yggdrasil the World Tree.

Hydra - A many headed dragon with venom and appears in Greek myth.     

What are your favourite dragons? Do you prefer other mythological creatures? Do you like any of the dragons I've mentioned here? Post your comments here on this blog.

The dragon picture is by artist Kerem Beyit
(I answered this originally on Quora here

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Golden Girl project Portal


This is a portal of the Golden Girl Project. These are powerful ladies of light, love, beauty and divine powers. Women avatars who paved new ideas and inspired many. Revolutionising the way people think of women.
I've written these posts years ago and they got lost in the pages of time. Now I've brought them back here in this folder. The reason I do this now is because it's the opposite to the darker new project "Gloom Girl Project".
Golden Girls are heroines of their day. They're also treasures and goddesses. I made just 10 of these ladies but there are many more, and lots of them not even famous or noble. I may expand on this project adding new Golden Girls in the near future.
Among these Golden Girls I listed years back are starlets, warrior maids and Four Beauties of China, goddesses and fairytale princesses.
List:
Marilyn Monroe
Yang Guifei
Wang Zhaojun
Daio Chan
Cinderella
Helen of Troy
Lady Godiva
Joan of Arc
Xi Shi
Cleopatra 

(There will be more to come soon...)

Gloom Girls Project: Wu Zetian



This is a new project about dark ladies, iron maidens and evil queens. It's the opposite to my "Golden Girl Project" series that I made years ago on this blog. Golden Girls is all about ladies of light. The Gloom Project is about ladies of darkness. Obsidious beauty, dark souls and stone hearts. Each post will focus on one such lady of gloom. 

Wu Zetian

A true life wicked queen of “Snow White” we have Wu Zetian. Wu Zetian is the only woman to rule the empire in China. Alive during the Tang Dynesty, she started off as a concubine to Taizong and when he died, she married his son, Gaozong. When he died, she then killed her own sons to remove them from the throne. With her sons gone, she became the ultimate power. It’s believed that she had her own daughter murdered and framed another called Lady Wang.

The first woman to sit on that throne, but as soon as she took to the throne, an earthquake happened. People saw it as an omen of doom. Then after this disastrous earthquake, a mysterious mountain appeared. Pople saw this as nature rising up against the dark queen empress. However, Wu regarded it all as a wonderful signs from divinities.

She had Lady Wang and others butchered by cutting off their hands and feet and drowning them in vats of wine. She altered the name from Tang to Tianzhou. All family members of former Tang leaders put away in dungeons and had herself deified (making everyone believe she was the incarnation of a Meitreya Holy Spirit). She had statues of Meitreya carved to resemble her face. This woman altered government and the writing system. She placed many reforms into the country from schools and police, agriculture and taxation.

She reopened the Silk Road after it had been closed for a long time because of the plague. As time went on, the more paranoid and withdrawn she became. She had a host of adonis men, which everyone saw as entirely flawed in her character. Wu executed anyone that questioned her or criticised her. As a result of this insanity, a large number of her own administration shrunk. She had just very few supporters and spent time with a few men, but herself lost in drugs and aphrodisiacs. Eventually she had the closest to her killed. Soon she wasn’t fit to rule and then her exiled son, Zhongzong, took the throne. Its said she died of ill health soon after.

(copied and pasted from Wu Zetian on Quora, written originally by me, Rayne Belladonna)  

The Portal of Golden Girls Project here (soon)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Wolf healing gemstones



There are many types of wolves in the wild. Each wolf has different traits, features, colourings and personalities. And those wolves are also linked to nature, and have a hidden side within a gemstone. It's message is clear. Some people may have gemstones and need to tap into the hidden message of the wolf. Wolves within gemstones are not trapped spirits. Gems and crystals are a tool from wolf to humans.

The Prehistoric Wolves:
Dire wolves, Armbrusters and Canis Edwardii have fossils and ambers, meteorites and old shells.

Tropical Wolves:
Maned wolves, dingoes, Indian wolves, Ethiopian wolves and Egyptian Jackels. They're stones will be the hot gems that are citrines, labradorites, topaz, jaspers, rubies and garnets.

Eurasian Wolves:
Tundra wolves, Common grey wolves, Iberian wolves, Steppe wolves, Italian wolves, Tibetan wolves, Iranian wolves, Arabian wolves, Honshu wolves and Hokkaidu wolves. These wolves work best in moonstones, sapphires, lapis lazuli, aquamarine and amethysts.

Americana Wolves:
Red wolves, Arctic wolves, Mexican wolves, Great Plains wolves, Timber wolves, grey wolves, Rocky Mountains wolves, Texas wolves, Greenland wolves, Manitoba wolves, Vamcouva Island wolves, Alaskan wolves, Hudson Bay wolves, Mountain wolves, Canis Lupis Ligoni wolves. These wolves can be channelled with using scolecite, blue calcite, peridot and emerald.   

Each gemstone has a wolf message for you. If you feel unwell, hold one of these stones. For example, if you should hold a ruby, visualise a wolf. That wolf would send healing. All of the gems have healing properties and if you can delve deeper, wisdom from wolves too. Its there only if you want to find it.

The ruby stone is powerful and the colour of blood. In a dream of rubies, it's interprated by me that wolf is sending a message about your blood and this could be your health or kin.
Aquamarine is a light stone of the water element. In a dream of aquamarines, wolf's message to you is regarding travel long distances.
Emeralds in dreams are a strong wolf sign that is suggesting the colour green, earth and nature, your garden, your place in the land on soil and even your diet.

If you can't understand messages from wolf in a stone, not to worry. Gems are able to heal and it's easy to look them up and find out which ones best suit you. And which stones will best fit your needs, wishes and desires.

    

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Incubus and Craster



Some brave women have reported experiences of being raped and sexually asaulted by paranormal entities. Since time began, there are stories of such incidents. Women have been traumatised by the memories. The rapists would enter their chambers, unseen, and appear sometimes invisible. If seen, these rapists looked like ghosts or sinister enities. Stories of the incubus started in ancient times after these random things happened. Incubus are male entities who rape women when they're in bed. Female versions of the entity who assault sleeping men are called succubus.

Tales of vampires entering through the windows to suck the blood of their sleeping victims. Even today, women and men report something unseen getting into the bed, touching them, or even waking people up while touching them and no one is there. 

In "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels, by George R. R. Martin, there is a man (wildling) who is the second most creepiest character after the Night King. His name is Craster. He lived in the dreary freezing far north, where he has a keep, animals, nineteen wives, most of who are his own adult daughters who get pregnant by him. All of the male babies born from Craster and his wives were sacrificed to the Night King so they turn into demon soldiers.

Are the incubus stories real? Some put it down to sleep paralysis, where a person is waking up and feels unable to move, that a weight is on their chests, causing fear, and visions of ghosts and scary figures in the form of ugly people and monsters appear inside the person's room. Often near the bed or under the blankets. The most frightening type of being who does this isn't a supernatural entity but a real person.It may be possible that incubus stories and experiences come from these sinister spirits of dead people who enjoyed assaulting others. Or it's just a fogment of ones imagination.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

I choose Athena



There is a question on Quora asking "If you could choose a Greek god for a parent, which one would it be?". So one then. I thought on it and posted my answer. I felt like giving this some advertisement and add here what I wrote:

It would be the goddess Athena. She can be motherly and teach girls that life isn’t all about being sexy for men. There’s more that she encourages a woman and girl to find within herself the power to be strong willed, able to defend herself, also with the courage to protect those she loves, to help nourish her family, provide (food, stability) for her children and parents and lovers. Athena is a goddess of war, arts and wisdom. Those are the three things that girls grow up missing.

War for girls: martial arts, survivalist skills, physical stamina, athletics, accuracy.

Arts: Creativity be it in crotchet, music, painting, writing, business ideas, computer gaming, clothes making, architecture, plans, drafts.

Wisdom: Sciences, plants, herbs, medicines, therapy, books, human psychology.
 
Athena can teach a girl growing up how to be able to live in the world without depending on others for support. How to read peoples body language and process who is a potential friend or foe. All these life skills and more. She could encourage imagination and inspiration. She’s also a beautiful goddess who knows she’s beautiful but she has armour and protects herself.

Originally posted by "Rayne Belladonna" at Quora.
The Art is by Tsuyoshi Nagano 

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Bluebeard



“Blue Beard“ was the most creepiest fairytale storybook I read as a kid! It was about (if I can remember, without looking it up), a lady called Tulips met this strange mysterious man. He wasn’t exactly handsome but he was wealthy and strong. He asked her parents permission to marry her and that was granted. After they wed, Tulips moved into his spooky massive castle. He allowed her to explore the castle sometimes. There were many places she couldn’t go as it was hidden by locked doors. So one day he gave her a big set of keys.

“You may open every door in the castle and look around,” he told her. “All except one door at the top of the most highest tower stairs. It’s arched and made of dyed red wood with iron studs. There is a hematite above the door. Please never go in there. It’s forbidden for anyone to go in.”

After Bluebeard left, Tulips explored the entire castle. It took almost a whole couple of days. The following evening she decided to go up to the place that was forbidden. She found the door, and opened it. Inside the secret room was a frightening scene of frozen iced statues of women.

There is also blood stains on the floor and walls. Tulips ran from the tower room of frozen women. Later when Bluebeard returned home, she told him what she found in that room. He was so angry with her that he tried to kill her. Tulips escapes onto the battlements and screams for help. Her saviours arrived swiftly and they were her brothers.They killed Bluebeard with both swords. Tulips inherited the castle.