This palm leaf manuscript illustration was done in the 12th century at one of the great monastic centers in North India. This Green Tara, shown bestowing boons, is only 2 ¼ inches tall. It is amazing how the artist has managed to subtly depict this dynamic figure in great detail. Such imagery went on to have a great impact on the emerging painting traditions of Tibet.
Eleven-Headed Kannon (Ekadashamukha) : Nanbokuchô period (1336–92) 13th–14th century, Japan / Wood with lacquer and gold-leaf decoration; inlaid crystal eyes
Mermaid Goddess; -Several Irish & Anglo-Norman families claimed a mermaid as their ancestress attributing her with all the ancient traits of a Goddess - quote Christine Zucchelli in 'Stones of Adoration.' Picture here by Churchcat Mike Harding.