Perseus slaying Medusa, Laurent-Honoré Marqueste - 1903
So cut through the heart, cold and clear
Strike for love and strike for fear
See the beauty, sharp and sheer
Split the ice apart!
And break the frozen heart
does not mean
pouring more of your love
will fix him.
You will only
walk away emptier."
Child’s hunting crossbow, 1600. Unknown artist. Germany.
Crossbow makers were affiliated as a separate group of craftsmen, ‘the Crossbowmen.‘ By the 16th century the great craft centres such as Nuremberg and Augsburg in southern Germany were producing crossbows with elaborate carving and inlaid, engraved staghorn. The combination of steel bow, often beautifully etched with mythological or biblical designs and the wooden stock brought together the armourer and the furniture maker for the same productions. V&A
"Dragonborn" || The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim OST
The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don’t you see?