The highlands in Scotland. Some of my ancestors came from here…of this I am very proud. Maybe this explains why i like the sound of bagpipes lol. Beautiful scenery. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Valhalla Rising” it was filmed in the highlands
The Hilton of Cadboll Stone is a Class II Pictish stone discovered at Hilton of Cadboll, on the Tarbat Peninsula in Easter Ross, Scotland.
It is one of the most magnificent of all Pictish cross-slabs. On the seaward-facing side is a Christian cross, and on the landward facing side are secular depictions. The latter are carved below the Pictish symbols of crescent and v-rod and double disc and Z-rod: a hunting scene including a woman wearing a large penannular brooch riding side-saddle. Like other similar stones, it can be dated between the 6th to 9th centuries.
The stone was formerly on in the vicinity of a chapel just north of the village. It was removed to Invergordon Castle in the 19th century, before being donated to the British Museum. The latter move was not popular with the Scottish public, and so it was moved once more, to the Museum of Scotland, where it remains today. A replica designed and carved by Barry Grove was recently erected on the site.
photo by Davidmmac
Ares is well-known as the god of war, but we can get more specific than that. War has been a primary obsession of the human race for thousands of years, and there’s room for more than one divine aspect within its terrifying depths; Ares, specifically, was the Greek god of savagery, violence, and bloodlust in battle.
While Athena (Ares’ sister) was a goddess of war, she was seen as the patron of tactics, discipline, camaraderie, and victory. She got the best of her frenzied brother in the Trojan war, and was more widely worshipped, being seen as less destructive and murderous. If wanton death and viciousness is your thing, send Ares a prayer or two. And also stay away from people, because you’re probably a dangerous lunatic.