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The Red Maid has had many names throughout history in many…

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The Red Maid has had many names throughout history in many…

The Red Maid has had many names throughout history in many different languages. She is a slayer of monsters and demons. It is rumoured she may be a demon herself, or perhaps a witch, or a vampire of very old blood. 

In some remote places in Ireland, Madrid, Italy and Russia, having saved the villagers from ‘a great evil’ (so the church records recount – yet they remain infuriatingly vague), she has since been revered in those places as a saint. Here in one rare instance she is honoured in a Normandy stained glass window from 1816, standing victorious over a slain shadow spawn.

Morrison, in her book, ‘The Crimson Queen’, tracks the folk tales and legends surrounding The Red Maid. An excerpt from her penultimate chapter deals with the most recent sightings of her.

“The unknown soldier called ‘The Red Maid’ was recorded by several witnesses as being at Marne, Ypres, Verdun and Arras. Eyewitness reports remained the same: she was always with long dark hair, dressed in a uniform so blood-drenched it was crimson, and wielding a wicked looking sword. The British War Ministry made quite a concerted effort to find this person, even though the idea of such a blood-thirsty individual being female and in the midst of battle frankly worried them more than they cared to admit. She was never discovered, but at the time, one of the stories doing the rounds in the Hun’s trenches was of ‘the Poppy Maiden’: a woman who looked variously like a maid in a red dress, like a girl in a blood-soaked British tunic, or like a Valkyrie in armour and a red surcoat. Seeing her was invariably an omen of death.”

Source: Tales of Necromancy


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Occult: The Unseen Seen. (I’ll give some sort of prize to anyone…

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Occult: The Unseen Seen. (I’ll give some sort of prize to anyone…

Occult: The Unseen Seen. (I’ll give some sort of prize to anyone you can identify the most significant images to me. There are probably thirty, give or take? If you get over 15 I’ll see if I can organise a prize!)

Source: Tales of Necromancy


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ex0skeletal-undead:The Last Tarot by tegehel Hanged Man and…

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ex0skeletal-undead:The Last Tarot by tegehel Hanged Man and…

ex0skeletal-undead:

The Last Tarot by

tegehel

Hanged Man and Judgement. The Fool and Death. The Hermit and the Devil.

You can read left to right or up down or in rows, but the worst card in that hand is the still the Devil. It means being tied down to things you should be long rid of. All the other cards are (loosely) about self discovery and personal change, difficult or easy. But in that hand, the Devil still trips you up in the end.

Source: Tales of Necromancy


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duchessofmalfi: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)dir. jonathan…

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duchessofmalfi: THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)dir. jonathan…

duchessofmalfi:

THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

dir. jonathan demme

We begin by coveting what we see every day. Don’t you feel eyes moving
over your body, Clarice? And don’t your eyes seek out the things you
want? 

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horrorgifs: THE WICKER MAN (1973) dir. Robin Hardy

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horrorgifs: THE WICKER MAN (1973) dir. Robin Hardy

horrorgifs:

THE WICKER MAN (1973) dir. Robin Hardy

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ex0skeletal-undead:The Colour Out of Space by Sweenoy This…

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ex0skeletal-undead:The Colour Out of Space by Sweenoy This…

ex0skeletal-undead:

The Colour Out of Space by Sweenoy

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