Category Archives: Myths

Heavenly dancers. Wives to the gandharvas (celestial musicians). Air elementals. Apsaras are best known for dancing in the courts of heaven or acting as The Ultimate Distraction to over-ambitious sages. Their European equivalents could be compared to nymphs or fairies. … Continue reading

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So, yakshas and yakshinis may not play the largest role in THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN. But they’re all over the place in the companion book, which takes place in the yaksha kingdom of Alaka. As nature spirits, yakshas guard the treasures deep in the earth. Haven’t found this stated … Continue reading

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For this Otherworldly beauty look, I was inspired by the moment before panic. I think this is what Maya often felt when she walked through the Night Bazaar. I think she kept waiting for the sinister things crouched behind the … Continue reading

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THE BEINGS: Not quite good, not quite bad, but unquestionably enimagtic, the nagas/naginis of Hindu mythology have always intrigued me. You may recognize them from their depiction on many temples as half-human, half-snake beings. But their placement in Hindu myths … Continue reading

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Magical and enigmatic, the serpentine naginis in Hindu mythology are some of my favorite mythological beings. I’ve been fascinated with them ever since I read the Mahabharata story about Uloopi, the brave snake princess who saved Prince Arjuna’s life. I’ve … Continue reading

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