Jack the Ripper’s American contemporary, this serial killer confessed to 27 murders in the late 1890’s. He is regarded as America’s first documented serial killer. Very notorious in his own day, Dr. Holmes has been largely forgotten.
Born Herman Mudgett in New Hampshire, by the time he graduated medical school he was already an accomplished insurance swindler. He moved to Chicago as Dr. H. H. Holmes and established himself as a druggist.
He built a large gothic residence that he called “The Castle.” It was a maze of sound-proof rooms, secret hallways, hidden staircases, fake walls, and trap doors. He rented out rooms to young female tourists during the Chicago World’s Fair, and many of these women were never seen again.
Due to his use of a built-in crematorium and lime pit, as well as the hush-hush sales of human skeletons to Medical Schools by Dr. Holmes, it is unknown how many people actually died at his hands. Some estimates put the number of his victims somewhere around 200 young women.
On May 7, 1896 Dr. Holmes died for his crimes by hanging.
Mythology Meme | 3/4 Titans » Gaia
“GAIA (or Gaea) was the Protogenos(primeval divinity) of earth, one of the primal elements who first emerged at the dawn of creation, along with air, sea and sky. She was the great mother of all : the heavenly gods were descended from her union with Ouranos (the sky), the sea-gods from her union with Pontos (the sea), the Gigantes from her mating with Tartarus(the hell-pit) and mortal creatures were sprung or born from her earthy flesh.”
“Ancient Greek myth about Hades, lord of the underworld, falling in love and abducting Persephone, goddess of spring, to be his bride. Her mother Demeter, goddess of the earth, furiously keeps all soil barren until her daughter is returned. Zeus, who rules over the gods (and who had originally encouraged and aided Hades in the abduction), then compels Hades to relinquish the maiden. Hades must obey, but first he tricks her into eating pomegranate seeds, an act that binds her to his realm. Zeus then rules that Persephone must spend a season of each year in the underworld. During this season her sorrowful mother keeps the soil dead as well, reviving it only when her daughter returns— winter and spring.”
S for Selkie
Selkies (also known as silkies or selchies) are mythological creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. The word derives from earlier Scots selich, (from Old English seolh meaning seal). Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The legend apparently originated on the Orkney and Shetland Islands and is very similar to those of swan maidens.
this is the arrow of destiny. reblog this and see what comes up next. this person/saying/thing will have something to do with your future
omfg i got a couple in bed god bless life
last time I reblogged this i got cereal so I can’t wait to see what I get this time
I got the attractive foreign man who got deported last time.
I got Martin Freeman.
I got Jeremy Renner
I GOT A BONG XD
tiyanak (also known as patianak) is a creature in Philippine mythology that resembles a human infant. It is said that a miscarried or aborted fetus, or a baby who dies without being baptized, becomes a tiyanak. Evil spirits use the infant’s body to attack victims, eating their inner organs and drinking their blood.
During the day a tiyanak might appear to be an ordinary baby. By night, however, it grows sharp teeth, long fingernails, and black and hairy skin.
It lures its victims by imitating the cries of an abandoned baby. Anyone who makes the mistake of approaching or picking up the “baby” is attacked. Aside from slashing victims, the tiyanak also delights in leading travelers astray or in kidnapping children. In some instances, it is said that once given the chance to suck milk from the breast of a mother, the tiyanak will drain all her blood.
did you know that lullabies were originally called lilith-byes and they were sung over babies to make sure that lilith didn’t come and snatch them in the night and eat them
please tell me that you’re joking
bloODY HELL WHAT
With the official “convention season” almost here, I decided to throw a new giveaway to help you guys out with your cosplays!
WHAT YOU WILL WIN:
$225 ($275 if you’re following me) worth of any cosplay items you would like!
(Wigs, contact lenses, fabric, ect!)
- You don’t have to be following me. (Though if you are, you’ll get $275 to spend instead of just $225)
- Reblog as many times as you’d like! (Though please be mindful of your followers.) Likes do count as well!
- You have to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can send you this stuff.
- I will cover all shipping costs and ship internationally!
This giveaway ends March 23rd 2013 at 11:59 p.m. PST
Alrighty, so in celebration of my 500 followers, I’m going to do a giveaway.
The giveaway will include the following:
- American Psycho film
- American Psycho book by Bret Easton Ellis
- The Shining film
- IT film
- Horror Classics DVD set that includes 50 classic horror films.
The dvd set has 12 2-sided disks total, these are the movies that it contains:
- Carnival of Souls (1962)
- Atom Age Vampire (1960)
- Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961)
- Nightmare Castle (1965)
- Black Dragons (1942)
- Invisible Ghost (1941)
- One Body Too Many (1944)
- White Zombie (1932)
- Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
- The Screaming Skull (1958)
- Beast of Yucca Flats (1961)
- The Terror (1963)
- Revolt of the Zombies (1936)
- The Giant Gila Monster (1959)
- The Fatal Hour (1940)
- Dead Men Walk (1943)
- The Mad Monster (1942)
- Maniac (1934)
- Metropolis (1927)
- The Vampire Bat (1933)
- The Ape (1940)
- The Monster Maker (1944)
- The Killer Shrews (1959)
- The Brain That Wouldn’t Die (1962)
- Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde (1920)
- Bluebeard (1944)
- The Corpse Vanishes (1942)
- Night of the Living Dead (1968)
- Doomed to Die (1940)
- The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
- The Indestructible Man (1956)
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- Swamp Women (1955)
- The World Gone Mad (1933)
- Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
- Tormented (1960)
- The Monster Walks (1932)
- Monster from a Prehistoric Planet (1967)
- The Gorilla (1937)
- A Shriek in the Night (1933)
- Bloodlust (1961)
- The Amazing Mr. X (1948)
- Last Woman on Earth (1960)
- The Bat (1959)
- House on Haunted Hill (1958)
- The Last Man on Earth (1964)
- Dementia 13 (1963)
- Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1956)
The rules are very simple.
- You must be following me (Smile-Satan-Loves-You)
- Reblogs and Likes both count.
- You can reblog up to three times.
- Your ask box must be open so I can let you know you’ve won
- You must be 18+ or able to give me your address.
- When you reblog, do not delete the text. The only thing that will show up on your blog is the photo.
I will leave the giveaway open for an entire month so it gives you all plenty of time to reblog and such. I will choose the winner by using a random number generator. I will go to the original post, look at the notes, enter the amount of notes in the random generator, and it will come up with a number. I will scroll down to said number, and inform the person that they’ve won.~
I appreciate all of the followers I have, I love you all. Good luck.~