Vila Wolf's Dyslexic Folklorist Ranting

Hmm... I've got a strange and bizarre mind. I know what you're saying, doesn't everyone on the internet? I can say this, I'm not for everyone. It was once said that I've got a razor wit, a dark sarcasm and one hell of a twisted sense of humor. I like horror, I am a folklorist and I smoke.

"Let me share something with you, a secret, We believe what we want to believe....the rest is all smoke and mirrors." - Arnaud de Fohn

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taocder:

Richard Whitworth, Esqr., Member of Parliament for the Borough of Stafford. In camp at Winchester, 1778

taocder:

Richard Whitworth, Esqr., Member of Parliament for the Borough of Stafford. In camp at Winchester, 1778

(via peashooter85)

time-for-maps:

Map of Europe, 1669. [2306 × 1500]

fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'Wonder stories from Herodotus' retold by G.H. Boden and W. Barrington D'Almeida; and decorated with pictures by H. Granville Fell. Published 1900 by Harper & Brothers, London & New York.

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romkids:

The head of a pipe made by Canadian First Peoples. 
As the smoke is blown from their mouth and then down the pipe, it would emerge from the head at the end, creating a fascinating effect!

romkids:

The head of a pipe made by Canadian First Peoples.

As the smoke is blown from their mouth and then down the pipe, it would emerge from the head at the end, creating a fascinating effect!

(via ancientart)

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 
Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 
Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II
Source: Metropolitan Museum

ancientpeoples:

Faience hippopotamus 

Hippopotami were feared by the Egyptians because these animals are very destructive and dangerous. By making these statues the Egyptian hoped to controle those dangers and keep them at bay. The lotusflowers painted on the animals are symbols of fertility and the marshes where hippo’s mostly stayed. The goddess Taweret is a pregnant hippo and was worshipped by pregnant women to protect their unborn child. 

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 12th dynasty, 1960 - 1878 BC. 

Found in middle Egypt, Meir, Tomb of Senbi II

Source: Metropolitan Museum

cousinbarnabas:

I’m going to keep posting this until someone acknowledges how awesome it is.

cousinbarnabas:

I’m going to keep posting this until someone acknowledges how awesome it is.

Open Access Archaeology Digest #390

openaccessarchaeology:

Learn more about Archaeology, History, Anthropology, etc. Open Access (free to read) articles:

Unscrambling the ‘Uplands’: Satellite Imagery and the Homs Basalts
http://bit.ly/1ncr9wS

Recognising and Controlling for Cultivation-Induced Patterning in Surface Artefact Distributions
http://bit.ly/1ncra3I

Update to bibliography of Southeast Asian palynology
http://bit.ly/1ncra3M

A beaker cist at Upper Muirhall, Perth [Late Northern beaker]
http://bit.ly/17VlQsv

Learn more about Open Access and Archaeology at: http://bit.ly/YHuyFK

peashooter85:

A pare of ornate silver decorated flintlock pistols originating from the early 19th century.