“Coming out of the closet” is big part of our lingo and understanding of the LGBTQIA+ experience. But do you know about the many different meanings of being “out” for different people?  This comic breaks down what the concept of the closet really means, and shows how cis and straight people can help dismantle the forces building closets around our identities.

“Coming out of the closet” is understanding of LGBTQIA+ experiences. But do you know about the many different meanings of being “out” for different people?

The Badb (Old Irish) —meaning "crow"—is a war goddess who takes the form of a crow, and is thus sometimes known as Badb Catha ("battle crow"). She is known to cause fear and confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favoured side. Badb may also appear prior to a battle to foreshadow the extent of the carnage to come, or to predict the death of a notable person. She would sometimes do this through wailing cries, leading to comparisons with the bean-sídhe (banshee).

In Russian folklore 'Baba Yaga' appears as the infamous 'Witch with Iron Teeth'. Often portrayed in books and told to be part of the 'Iron Teeth' clans.

Some significant design alteration, for my tastes, but the basic structure means is intriguing.

she didn't look so much like a ghost. Rather, she looked like a second-era bride." Fairest // The Lunar Chronicles

WHAT’S IN A NAME? + LYDIA

The name Lydia has both Greek and Germanic roots. Derived from the Greek Λυδια, meaning ‘woman of Lydia [the Iron Age kingdom located in Asia Minor]’, Lydia means ‘of the noble sort’. First used in England in the 17th Century, Lydia also means ’beauty and beloved’, and sometimes ‘light’, in Old English.

+ LYDIA “ The name Lydia has both Greek and Germanic roots. Derived from the Greek Λυδια, meaning ‘woman of Lydia [the Iron Age kingdom located in Asia Minor]’, Lydia.

Caoineag - A banshee like spirit attached to the clans of the Highlands, who could be heard wailing at the bottom of waterfalls before there is death or catastrophe within the clan. Her name means 'the weeper'. #scottish #scotland #folklore

Caoineag - A banshee like spirit attached to the clans of the Highlands, who could be heard wailing at the bottom of waterfalls before there is death or catastrophe within the clan.

"She is dangerous.  More dangerous than any other woman I have ever known in all my long  years.  Be careful, my boy."

"She is dangerous. More dangerous than any other woman I have ever known in all my long years. Be careful, my boy." << looking at you Piper McLean

| Bean-Nighe by Alan Lee.   A harbinger of death,for the garments she washes are those of the person who is soon to die

Bean-nighe // Similar to the dreaded Bean-Sidhe (Banshee) of Irish legends. The Bean-nighe is a similar creature found in both Highland and Irish lore, a dangerous little faerie with ragged green clothes and webbed red feet.

Irish girls are unique - Are they?

☘☘ Ïŕἶŝђ €ƴẻŝ Ꭿŕẻ Ꮥ๓ἶℓἶภ' ☘☘Ꭿℓℓ Ʈђἶภɠŝ Ïŕἶŝђ☘♧♣♧♣☘ ~ Very true-Irish girls are…

Is this cow in front of the house safe? Tá sí os comhair a thí. ("Tí" is the Ginideach of "teach") Tá sí ar a tí. "Tí" is an Ainmneach meaning "track". So the Banshee is after the cow who is in front of the house...

Is this cow in front of the house safe? Tá sí os comhair a thí. ("Tí" is the Ginideach of "teach") Tá sí ar a tí. "Tí" is an Ainmneach meaning "track". So the Banshee is after the cow who is in front of the house.

Emerald green chiffon dress

Patty’s Day is coming up, so here’s a little green inspiration for you. Plus, emerald green is Pantone’s 2013 color of the year! I love the green arm party in the third photo and those LACE pants!

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