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The Darkest Nights…

The Fairy Tale event is now going on and I picked up a few items while I was visiting. I don’t usually post things like this, but I really enjoyed the new photography set from Tableau Vivant and added a few other items.

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Summoned

“Devil” comes from diabolus, the Greek word diabollos which  means a slanderer, or accuser, and directly refers to the rebellion of the fallen angel and God’s judgment. In traditional black magic, demons have usually two shapes : a monstrous one and a pleasant one. The pleasant one can be a beautiful woman or an elegant good-looking man.

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Legend of Shikigami

Shikigami are the summoned spirits of a Japanese sorcerer (onmyouji). Shikigami are used to protect and serve their master, much like the Western concept of the wizard’s familiar.

There are many types of shikigami described in legend, the most common type being enchanted paper cutouts that can produce the illusion of another real-life object.

Shikigami cannot be seen by most people. At the onmyouji command, they take a variety of human or animal forms, possess or bewitch people, and even cause bodily harm or death.

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