Parishioners wear typical dresses of [El Gueguense], a folkloric satirical drama which combines music, dance and theater, as they take part in the festivities in honor to Saint Sebastian, in Diriamba, about 42 km south of Managua, Nicaragua, on January 19, 2013. (Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP Photo /The Atlantic)
Photographer Uses the Eyes of the Animals She’s Posing With as Her Own in a Playful Portrait Series
Gamayun is a prophetic bird of Russian folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom and knowledge and lives on an island in the east, close to paradise. Like the Sirin and the Alkonost, the Gamayun is normally depicted as a large bird with a woman's head.