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Anonymous Portuguese Artist
Portugal (18th Century)
Oil on Canvas, 110 x 75 cm.
AROUCA., Museu de Arte Sacra.
Inscribed in cartouche beneath the saint’s feet: “SAN TA IFIGENIA PRINCEZA NUBIA CARMELITA, ADUOGADA CONTRA OSINCENDIOS.”
The legacy of this remarkable black saint, whose story of persecution and victory begins in ancient Nubia, found its ultimate fulfillment in her role as a spiritual guide to her fellow black Africans in their own trials during the Atlantic slave trade. In this painting, the holy virgin Ifigenia (“born strong” in Greek) wears a nun’s habit and holds a miniature church surrounded by flames. The inscription below attests to her Nubian origins and declares her official role as a protector against the ravages of fire.
The story of St. Ifigenia goes back to the earliest days of Christianity. According to an apocryphal account, during a mission of evangelization to Nubia (then called Ethiopia), St. Matthew defeated evil sorcerers and converted the king and his court to the new faith. The zeal of his daughter Ifigenia was especially strong, and with Matthew’s encouragement she founded a convent of 200 women. When she refused the advances of her uncle Hirtacus, he tried to burn down the building. Matthew miraculously diverted the flames to the palace, soon ending the despotic reign of the usurper and ushering in a period of prosperity under Christian rule.
Can’t speak for the quality of these books, but I figure that free books are free books and they are worth the read for anyone with an interest in mythology!
Note: All of these books are free as of this writing and most are public domain, but always double check the price before clicking to purchase.
- The Children of Odin The Book of Northern Myths
- Asgard Stories Tales from Norse Mythology
- Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race
- Viking Tales
- Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland
- Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race
- Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights Being the myths and legends of the Pimas of Arizona
- Myths and Legends of the Sioux
- Myths and Legends of the Great Plains
- Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest
- American Hero-Myths: A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent
- Nights With Uncle Remus: Myths and Legends of the Old Plantation
- Myths of Babylonia and Assyria
- Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome
- Myths and Legends of China
- Curious Myths of the Middle Ages
- Bible Myths and their Parallels in other Religions: Being a Comparison of the Old and New Testament Myths and Miracles with those of the Heathen Nations … Considering also their Origin and Meaning
- Myths and Legends of All Nations: Famous Stories from the Greek, German, English, Spanish, Scandinavian, Danish, French, Russian, Bohemian, Italian and other sources
- A Book of Myths
- Myths That Every Child Should Know: A Selection Of The Classic Myths Of All Times For Young
- Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy: Myths and Legends of the Nations of the World Retold for Boys and Girls
EDIT: And for those of you that do not have a Kindle — THERE IS AN APP for that! You can get the Kindle app for ipod/iphone etc here, you can also get the program for PC here, and finally the one for Mac over here!
Literally my favorite vine of all time
this is me
pce luv tacos
HOLY SHIT, IT WAS THE ORIGINAL ONE
MAKE A WISH
the first post ever on tumblr
this was why they put the reblog button on the bottom of posts
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SEE LINDSAY LOHAN OR SOME SHIT WOW
Always reblog because perfection.
I was waiting for the stupid patrick thing but yay the real post. love it.
This is sacred
it is very rare to see the original
This is awesome. I was waiting for Benedict Cumberbatch or someone. This is really fucking cool
ALWAYS REBLOG THE ORIGINAL ONE
U.S. Martin Luther King Jr being attacked as he marched nonviolently for the Chicago Freedom Movement, 1966, which was the most ambitious civil rights campaign in the North of the United States, and lasted from mid-1965 to early 1967.
If only he’d been well-spoken, pulled his pants up and didn’t wear a hoodie… oop… wait…
Oh don’t forget what @blkdzn said about us needing to read books more lmao