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"Freyr, lord, fill me with seed and give me a son. Do as you will with me, make me blind or deaf if you want to, but give me a son before it’s too late.” x
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Jane Austen (Authors Series) by Ryan Sheffield
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Queen Tamar of Georgia. Ruled the Kingdom of Georgia from 1184-1213.
Even though her father left her the throne, a lot of her counselors were wary about having a woman rule, so they picked out a husband for her - Yuri, Prince of the Rus’ (Russia). She complied, but when he started getting drunk and abusing her, she called off the marriage and kicked him out of Georgia. He came back with an army to try and overthrow her, but she and her armies beat them to a pulp and sent them packing. 
A lot of neighboring countries tried to invade, actually, because they thought that a woman leader was a sign of weakness. 
She showed them otherwise. 
She expanded the Kingdom of Georgia to its largest size, created a Golden Era of peace in which the greatest Georgian poetry and art was created, and eventually married her friend and equal, David Soslan, prince of Alan. 
She was incredible, guys. 
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Lithograph illustrating Sappho and her students mourning by an unknown artist, assumed 18th or 19th century. Currently held in a private collection.
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If you ever see a fine-looking horse or a handsome young man standing alone by the side of the water, beware as it may be a Kelpie. If a horse, look carefully to mape sure that its mane is quite dry or if a man, that there is no waterweed clinging to his hair.  
In mythology, the kelpie is described as a strong and powerful horse. Its hide was supposedly black (though in some stories it was white), and appeared as a lost pony, but could be identified by its constantly dripping mane. Its skin was said to be like that of a seal, smooth but as cold as death when touched. Kelpies were said to transform into beautiful women to lure men into their traps. They created illusions to keep themselves hidden, keeping only their eyes above water to scout the surface.
 The fable of the kelpie varies by region. Other versions of the myth describe the kelpie as “green as glass with a black mane and tail that curves over its back like a wheel” or that, even in human form, they are always dripping wet and/or have water weeds in their hair.
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FIGURES OF LORE | the morrígan, irish mythology

The Morrígan (“phantom queen”) or Mórrígan (“great queen”), also written as Morrígu or in the plural as Morrígna, and spelled Morríghan or Mór-ríoghain in Modern Irish, is a figure from Irish mythology who appears to have been considered a goddess, although she is not explicitly referred to as such in the texts. The Morrígan is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, and in the Ulster cycle she also takes the form of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries, although her association with a cow may also suggest a role connected with wealth and the land.
She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although membership of the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain, or Badb, Macha and Anand; Anand is also given as an alternate name for Morrigu. Other accounts name Fea, and others.
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