Work in progress for a new screen print. This is one of the positives for a 3 colour screen print. It is indian ink on transparent film.
The saying, means to stave of hunger and poverty. The wolf represents bad things, right. Well not always. Recently and in christianity the wolf is a representation of evil deeds (menacing flocks of sheep etc). The wolf in the bible is used as a metaphor for evil men with a lust for power and dishonest gain.
But, in Turkic and Mongolian mythology for example, the wolf is revered. In an old Turkish Myth, The legend of Asena, A She wolf takes care and nurses a baby left by Chinese soldiers after a raid on a small village. the she-wolf then gave birth to half-wolf, half-human cubs, from whom the Turkic people were born.
In roman mythology Romulus and Remus were nursed by a she wolf.
In Japanese mythology, grain farmers once worshiped wolves at shrines and left food offerings near their dens, beseeching them to protect their crops from wild boars and deer.
so not all bad! However the Native American see it both ways depending whether you were a hunter or a farmer. Wolves were generally revered by tribes that survived by hunting, but were thought little of by those that survived through agriculture.
So it seems to cut both ways for the wolf.
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One of the most recognisable songbirds in the garden is the plucky Robin. Being a member of the thrush family, it’s not only cousin to the song thrush and blackbird, but also to the nightingale, so it’s no surprise that the robin has a beautiful voice as well.
The earliest depictions of the use of the heart symbol is believed to derive from the ancient culture of Cyrene, a North African city which was founded by the Greeks in 631 BC, and then later ruled by the Romans.
There’s a lot of ancient mythical beasts which seem pretty isolated, unique to a country’s culture, or even to a specific region. Others, like mermaids, dragons, and giants, are intercultural, being known by many. The Phoenix is one of these mythical superstars, and was known by the Greeks, the Romans, the Egyptians, and even by the Chinese.