This day in 1892, John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, to Mable Suffield and Arthur Reuel Tolkien. His father's name would be the name J.R.R. would become famous under some 60 years later, but his heart was in the ancestral home of the Suffield's in England's West Midlands. Mabel and Belladonna …
Blessed are the legend-makers with their rhyme / of things not found within recorded time.
Incidentally: "To swoon" means "to faint".
This is probably one of of Leighton's most well known paintings, and for good reason, we think.
Pretty creepy, I say!
C.S. Lewis agrees.
Arbo, another Norwegian painter from the romantic period, mainly painted scenes from Norwegian history and Norse mythology.
Wilhelm Carl Räuber was a German painter of the latter half of the 19th and first quarter of the 20th century.
Sit down for a minute, relax, and watch someone else being busy busy busy.
The mighty Tunguska dragon, also known as the War Dragon, originates from the Siberian wastes of Eastern Europe.