M Y T H O L O G Y : D R A G O N S
Dragons are awe-inspiring patchwork creatures found in the myths and legends of cultures all around the world.
In Europe, they are nightmarish fire-spewing reptiles, large and lizard-like, with the forked tongue of a snake and wings like a bat. In the legends, they are reviled and feared because they liked to imprison maidens, destroy villages and hoard over mountains of gold.
In the ancient cultures of Mexico and South America, a divine feathered serpent known by various names was believed to renew the world after each cycle of destruction.
In China, dragons are amphibious creatures that dwell in oceans, lakes, rivers and even raindrops. They are revered as life-giving symbols of fortune and fertility, capable of unleashing rain in times of drought. They are animal mosaics, possessing the body of a snake, the scales of a fish, the talons of an eagle, the antlers of a stag, and the face of a gilin—another mythical creature that resembles a deer but whose body is wreathed in flames.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug + Bilbo being adorable
queens + season 4 + smiling
#wow each of these gifs is actually really indicative of their personalities #margaery’s smile is both sweet and sly #i mean you know she has schemes out the wazzoo and even with her own grandmother she looks like she’s plotting murder #sansa’s smile is small and shy and lights up her face like nothing else #it’s something you hardly ever see but when you do you just know that she has the kindest, gentlest soul in the world and she deserves so much better than what she’s been put through #dany immediately catches herself as only a queen would #she’s crushing on daario but knows that it will only make things complicated so she hides her emotions as quickly as possible #but it’s obvious that she is totally into it and if you listen closely enough you can hear WHEN A MAAANNnn LOovES A WOMANNN playing in the background #cersei’s is a bullshit half-grin #like “god why do i put up with anybody the fact that i’m not singlehandedly ruling westeros right now is a fuckin joke” #just UGH i love all of these ladies so much
The many aspects of facial expressions | Dr. Frederick Chilton