The Keres were female death-spirits or the “Zombies” of Greek Mythology. They were the goddesses who personified violent death and who were drawn to bloody deaths on battlefields. Although they were present during death and dying, they did not have the power to kill. All they could do was wait for them to die and then they could feast on the dead. The Keres were daughters of Nyx and Erebus.
It was believed that during a battle, the Keres would fly overhead with gnashing teeth and horrible claws, to see who would be killed on the field and who would survive to fight another day. When they spotted someone dying or dead, they would swoop down, thirsty for human blood. Once caught in their clutches, the victims were dragged off by their feet, and their departing souls would go down to Hades, the dark underworld.
Available in the following yarn bases. For a listing of all yarn bases click here. Yarn Bases
Care of your hand knit garments
Please hand wash cold or lukewarm water and lay flat to dry. Even though this yarn does contain superwash merino, I do always recommend that you hand wash your knitwear. We use colorfast acid dyes for dying our yarn, and rinse until water runs clear. There may be a chance that some dye may bleed slightly in the first wash of your finished item. This does sometimes happen for speckled yarn and stubborn colors that are prone to bleed. For the first couple of washes, hand wash separately to be sure that no further bleeding.
There are no dye lots. We always try to sell from same dye lots but if not sure, we recommend blending the skeins as you work. Color saturation can differ from different dyelots.