Category Archives: mythology

Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Han, the Little Merman

He may not be a prince but Copenhagen’s statue of the Little Mermaid finally has a companion almost a hundred years after she was unveiled in the harbour of Langelinie. ‘Han’ (meaning ‘him’ in Danish) is a polished stainless steel

Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen, Copenhagen, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Han, the Little Merman

He may not be a prince but Copenhagen’s statue of the Little Mermaid finally has a companion almost a hundred years after she was unveiled in the harbour of Langelinie. ‘Han’ (meaning ‘him’ in Danish) is a polished stainless steel

Herbert James Draper, Odyssey, Homer, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Sirens versus mermaids

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets Virgil and Ovid located them on a

Herbert James Draper, Odyssey, Homer, mermaids, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Sirens versus mermaids

In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. Roman poets Virgil and Ovid located them on a

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Richard Corbould, transit of Venus, botany, astronomy, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

Historical botanical (and astronomical) illustration of the day

In the era of Enlightenment, books of knowledge, like Encyclopaedia Londinensis, published by English printer, bookseller and stationer John Wilkes in 1807, became more and more ambitious in their scope and scale. This is perhaps best illustrated by the book’s

Little Mermaid gets her prince

For almost a century, Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid statue has perched alone on a rock in the harbour, wistfully pining for the prince she has been promised – and now she will finally get her man, according to a report

Little Mermaid gets her prince

For almost a century, Copenhagen’s iconic Little Mermaid statue has perched alone on a rock in the harbour, wistfully pining for the prince she has been promised – and now she will finally get her man, according to a report

The Siren

‘The Siren’ is a life size holographic 3D projection, filmed entirely underwater, exploring the nature of the feminine mystic within the screen and the seemingly active male gaze. It explores the notion that, cast out from the patriarchal social order

The Siren

‘The Siren’ is a life size holographic 3D projection, filmed entirely underwater, exploring the nature of the feminine mystic within the screen and the seemingly active male gaze. It explores the notion that, cast out from the patriarchal social order

Captain Cook, Joseph Banks, Venus, Pan, satyr, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The goat that sailed the world

In case you missed it, last weekend marked the annual John DeGroot Australian Goat Racing Cup, which takes place each year in the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to coincide with Labour Day celebrations. This year’s winner, a goat by

Captain Cook, Joseph Banks, Venus, Pan, satyr, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell,

The goat that sailed the world

In case you missed it, last weekend marked the annual John DeGroot Australian Goat Racing Cup, which takes place each year in the outback Queensland town of Barcaldine to coincide with Labour Day celebrations. This year’s winner, a goat by

mermaids, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus,

Mermaids – nothing really found

Animal Planet has set Sunday, May 27 as the date it will air its two-hour special Mermaids: The Body Found in the US. The programme, which has been in the works for the past few years, promises to paint a

mermaids, mythology, Mrs Morgan's Florilegium, Natalie Waddell, transit of Venus,

Mermaids – nothing really found

Animal Planet has set Sunday, May 27 as the date it will air its two-hour special Mermaids: The Body Found in the US. The programme, which has been in the works for the past few years, promises to paint a