Sunday, 19 February 2017
The other night I dreamt that I saw a giant horse. It was the size of a house. I felt scared and didn't want to go near it. I soon learned that is was none other than Svaðilfari!!!! Beside me was a spirit guide, wolf/man who was there to protect me from "Svaðilfari" (in Norse myth, "unlucky rider" is a terrifying nightmare horse). The monstrous horse was a bit of a way off and couldn't see me. Why had I dreamt of that giant horse god?
Last week I fed some lovely ponies. My cousin took part in a horse riding competition. All of the strangeness doesn't fit.
Svaðilfari is father of an eight legged horse named Sleipnir. Svaðilfariand and his owner (a giant) were building a magnificent wall around Asgard but Loki the trickster interfered by coaxing Svaðilfari away. This left the wall around Asgard unfinished and so the giant became angry. The thunder god, Thor, struck at the giant with His hammer.
The giant horse Svaðilfari doesn't represent evil so much but of walls and buildings. The dream symbol of Svaðilfari might suggest a "journey" of bad luck, unfinished business, hard work that can't be completed, difficulties, obstacles and impossible tasks. To overcome that, coax Svaðilfari with treats/food.
In the rest of the dream I was able to walk freely once the giant horse was inside a huge barn, although once I was safely passed, he reappeared from the barn. Yet he still didn't notice me, thankfully.
Read more about the myth of Svaðilfari link
Dream symbol of horses in general link
Horse spirit link
Picture "Demon Horse" is by Kaytara link
Saturday, 11 February 2017
There is something making me want to give a list of some of the evil queens.
The first is The Evil Queen, in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". She's portrayed as extremely evil in the story, adaptions on film and in TV fantasy series. A cruel step mother, queen and a sorceress. Jealous, vain and not interested in the future heir of her step daughter. Associated with the magic mirror, a tool used in the occult for scrying, she's able to see things and communicate with a spirit in the glass.
Second is Maleficent, or the evil fairy in "The Sleeping Beauty."An evil fairy filled with anger and wrath, blaming an innocent child for not being invited to a baby shower party. Condemning the princess to death once she reaches a certain age, usually it's 18, but some versions vary. Her evil spell was undone by a late fairy who changed the fate of death to sleep.
Third is Akasha from "Queen of the Damned", a vampire queen and a danger to humanity. Vampires are not mortal but Akasha is an ancient one from before the time of the Egyptian pharoahs. She was frozen as a stone statue until modern times when awoke by music, she unleashed terror on the world. Destroyed many vampires, and planned to kill off most of humanity and use some of the survivors as slaves to worship her as a goddess.
Fourth is Cersei from "Game of Thrones", a cold blooded, heartless and corrupt queen. Interested only in power, killing and revenge. On her son's grave she fornicated with her brother as she had many times before. Once imprisoned and forced to walk naked in the streets at the walk of shame, losing her children, this made her a sympathetic evil queen. She was crowned as queen of the iron throne, a seat of complete power of the seven kingdoms.
Fifth is Jadis the White Witch from the "Chronicals of Narnia". A powerful snow queen type of character, who is white icy evil instead of dark evil. A sorceress who brought an ice age to a magical land with centuries long winters. A dictator and cruel, unfeeling, warlike and without pity. Many of the creatures and animals who people Narnia have tried to bring about her downfall.
I don't want to mention how the queens ended up as it will spoil the surprise for those not familiar with the stories. Those are just SOME of the evil queens. There are too many to go through but I hope that you've enjoyed my list of 5 Evil Queens.
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Has a complete total stranger ever made you feel as if you're in a magical world? I often get this feeling if I look at a certain beautiful building, see a magical fantasy painting, hear a particular nice song, listen to wind chimes, wolves howling, wind in trees, rain and thunder. Never has a human being made me feel that before until yesterday. I was walking home from the chemist just after 12 noon, and ahead of me this woman appeared from one of the pretty houses along a quiet leafy suburb. I don't live there, I just pass it. As she came close, I started to feel as if I was dreaming. The trees suddenly became filled with energy and this woman gave off a magical aura that was like a crystal generating power. Her hair was really bright red and she had purple coloured eyes! Her clothes were in flower patterns. She looked like Princess Ariel to be honest. When she passed me, she smiled. and it was like being in the presense of a fairy. When she passed me I looked back. Then a minute later I turned to look back a second time, she disappeared. This experience is the first time I've encountered an otherworldy person or someone who gives out a magical vibe. It's my view that the traditional tiny winged fairy creatures of fairytales are recent Victorian designs. Fairies are the same size as everyone else and don't necessarily have wings. Some fairies of myth and legends are quite statuesque, athletic and stronger than ordinary humans. Fairies of ancient times were gods and goddesses, nymphs, dryads, elves and valkyria. It's not weird to think of fairies as looking like normal humans without wings but with a difference, they give off magical and powerful energy. (Btw, the top image isn't the fairy that I saw).
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
It's that time of year, beginning of February and a time when the first flowers start to show through the frost. Snowdrops and the rainbow coloured winter crocuses. It's the season of Imbolc, and other pagans call it Charming of the Plough, disting, the coming of Spring and departure of Winter.