The Mermaid's Purse
“Inside that shell was the most beautiful and blinding thing you’d ever seen: the soul of a mermaid. It was light on waves and pearls and all those things of the deep you should have never glimpsed.”
In some mythologies, a mermaid keeps their soul in a pouch, a shell, a pearl, or orb. This illustration is part of the Denizens series, which documents supernatural creatures and the objects or places they possess.
Watercolor, colored pencils. 2018.
                            
The Banshee's Comb

In Scottish and Irish mythology, there is the legend of the Banshee. The Banshee is an unearthly woman that screams and cries when someone is about to pass away. She also possesses a silver comb, which must never be picked up if found.

Watercolor, colored pencils. 2018.

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