Reblogging stuff from HP, Marvel, Disney, GoT, DW, Realm of the Elderlings, Kaamelott and other (sometimes non-fandom) things.
mythology alphabet: u - urania [(Ancient Greek: Οὐρανία; meaning ‘heavenly’ or ‘of heaven’] - was, in Greek mythology, the muse of astronomy .
Urania dresses in a cloak embroidered with stars and keeps her eyes and attention focused on the Heavens. She is usually represented with a celestial globe to which she points with a little staff. She is able to foretell the future by the arrangement of the stars.
Map of the World by Natural Skin Color
i’m really dumbfounded that i never realized skin colour is literally just caused by being closer to or farther from the equator and the resulting sun exposure and skin darkening
actually, its an adaptation. natural selection. people with darker skin are selected for in areas near the equator, where the melanin that causes the darker color protects them from radiation and protects them from skin cancer and other health defects, and because they are healthier they can pass on that trait more. people near the poles have lighter skin because it allows them absorb more of the limited sunlight to convert to vitamin d.
THIS IS THE THING SOME PEOPLE HATE OTHER PEOPLE OVER.
Evolution of melanin levels based on geographical location.
So I’d like to submit something that’s not paranormal but is definitely creepy and has always kept me very curious. At the age of 11 I had an incredibly vivid nightmare about a creature called “The Walker” and for years since I’ve been paranoid about it, and it has always been in the back of my head. It started out in a cornfield next to a farmhouse, and there was a man talking. He said “Sometimes the Walker kills plants, sometimes he kills other things.” and a woman (probably his wife) handed him the severed hand of an infant. After that, there was some rustling in the corn, and you see the silhouette of this creature that looks incredibly broken, and it’s face looked way too long. After that, I woke up. I’ve been wondering for years if anyone has had a similar nightmare, or if there’s a not-so-popular urban legend about this creature, or anything like that. If anyone knows, I would love to know. I wonder about it all the time. Sorry about the long-ish read!