Hermes is a god of transitions and boundaries. He is quick and cunning, and moves freely between the worlds of the mortal and divine, as emissary and messenger of the gods, intercessor between mortals and the divine, and conductor of souls into the afterlife. He is protector and patron of travelers, herdsmen, thieves, orators and wit, literature and poets, athletics and sports, invention and trade. In some myths he is a trickster, and outwits other gods for his own satisfaction or the sake of humankind. Hermes is identified with the Roman god, Mercury.
Tags: mythical, mythological, mythology, myth, messenger
The Essex County department of Parks and Recreation has scheduled a Clambake at the Innsmouth marina this Friday! There will be Food and Music, Face Painting for the kids, and sorts of surprises! Come join us as we celebrate the bounty of the see and our gurgling watery voiced overlords! Sizing runs a little small, so if in doubt, order 1 size up.
Tags: goth, dagon, hp-lovecraft, halloween, elder sign
"I think their predominant color was a greyish-green, though they had white bellies. They were mostly shiny and slippery, but the ridges of their backs were scaly. Their forms vaguely suggested the anthropoid, while their heads were the heads of fish, with prodigious bulging eyes that never closed. At the sides of their necks were palpitating gills, and their long paws were webbed. They hopped irregularly, sometimes on two legs and sometimes on four. I was somehow glad that they had no more than four limbs. Their croaking, baying voices, clearly used for articulate speech, held all the dark shades of expression which their staring faces lacked ... They were the blasphemous fish-frogs of the nameless design - living and horrible." --H. P. Lovecraft, "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"
Tags: cthulhu, deep-ones, innsmouth, dagon, necronomicon