Song to the Siren 🖤. The design is inspired by the most gorgeously haunting song by Tim Buckley (and equally haunting and beautiful version by This Mortal Coil). The song's reference to the sirens tempting sailors at sea stems from the ancient Greek myth of sea nymphs luring sailors on to rocks by their singing. Huge thanks to Joe for coming to me with this wonderful idea🖤🦇 . . . . . . . . . . .
Scottish tales continued: Sawney Bean, the head of a family of cannibals living in Bennane Cave, 17km South from Girvan. It was said the 48 member led clan – a product of incest and continued breeding within the family-in 15/16th century Scotland were responsible for murdering and eating more than 1000 people. They left their cave at night to catch mostly unaware travellers. Residents of nearby towns would often find body parts washing up onto the shore, strewn across the beach…until after many, many years the family were finally caught and brought to Edinburgh to face execution without trial. I have spent many childhood holidays down near the cave (yet I did not dare go in as I believed the cannibals may still be hiding far inside…) and design is available for tattooing, email goatskullshirley.com to get in touch (answering emails tomorrow 🖤) . . . . . . .
The Sluagh have returned 🦇In Scottish folklore, The Sluagh were the spirits of the restless dead. They are depicted as destructive and troublesome, sinners that were not welcome in heaven, hell or the otherworld. Always seen flying from the west in flocks like birds, entering houses of the dying and carrying away their souls. Thanks so much Kyle! 🦇 Email goatskullshirley.com with your dark ideas 🖤 . . . . . . . . . .
Am Fear Liath Mòr comes from Scottish folklore (also known as the Big Grey Man of Ben MacDhui). This presence or creature is known to haunt the summit and passes of Ben MacDhui, the highest peak of the Cairngorms. Tales speak of unsettling chills and feelings of unspeakable horror when the shadow (said to be 9 feet tall!) is near, stalking the folk climbing the mountain. Needless to say those who felt it's presence flee as fast as possible. This tale is local to my childhood home, and is a favourite of mine. Huge thanks to Billy for coming in! 🖤🦇 . . . . . .
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