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Hiraethcore is an aesthetic based on a longing for fictional places, characters, and worlds, imagining fictional scenarios and walking around the world, looking for fantasy. Core is also closely related to the protection of the planet's environment. This aesthetic is connected with The Lord of The Rings and Harry Potter films and books, but it can include basically every fictional place. People who live in Hiraeth the aesthetic, often are maladaptive daydreamers and they can sometimes seems absent, but not always.

"Hiraeth" is a Welsh word that does not have a direct English translation. It was defined by Jenny Colgan in her novel "The Café by the Sea" as "a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home that maybe never was; the nostalgia, the yearning, the grief for lost places in your past.”

Colour palette

From light beige, ecru, through caramel and lighter tones of bronze, to earthy green. There is no place for the very dark brown here. The darkest colour is dark green, like in the pallet on the right.

Music

Songs

  • "Runaway" by AURORA
  • "Rivendell” by Howard Shore
  • "The Kings and Queens of Old” by Harry Gregson-Williams
  • "The Road Goes Ever On” Pt. 2 (feat. “In Dreams”) by Howard Shore, Edward Ross
  • ”Running with the wolves” AURORA
  • ”The Seed” AURORA

Visuals

  • forests
  • writing with feather
  • watching the stars and calling them by new names
  • drying flowers
  • laughing at nothing
  • chilling with green tea on the porch
  • noticing small details
  • protecting the environment
  • horses and eagles
  • loose hair
  • long, natural nails

Animals

  • Horses
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    Eagles
  • Foxes
  • Bears
  • Cats
  • Wolves

Links

Talking with the wild animals or trying to talk with them is one of main activities

[1] – link to the aesthetic mood board

Activities

  • trying to talk with animals
  • watching the night sky
  • searching for new constellations and giving them new, imaginary names
  • watching nature
  • singing to the trees
  • walking in the forest with your eyes closed and imagining that you are an elf
  • running across the clearing without reason

Values

the person, who live in this aesthetic, probably is a daydreamer, lost in the dreams and memories, but not always. The most important thing is not clothing, or doing some activities- it’s in mind. People, who live in this core are willing to help, smiling in the difficult situations, comforting, and glowing with a good aura. They’re searching for the fantastic, while noticing the beauty of the everyday world. It’s not always easy, but It doesn't count how many times you fall, but how many times you get up. People, who live in this core, can see the beauty in everyone and everywhere. Everyone has this skill, but not everyone takes advantage of it.

Watching the night sky

Quotes

"This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.”— Maya Angelou

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”— Unknown

"Beauty is a nectar which intoxicates the soul.”— T.C. Henley

"There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.”— G.K. Chesterton

Media

  • "Harry Potter"
  • "The Lord of The Rings”
  • "Anne with an E” Netflix show

Food

  • fresh bread
  • apple pie
  • biscuits
  • green or fruit tea
  • water

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Comparison to related aesthetics

  • This core is connected with fictional movies and books, but it mainly circles the longing for fantasy itself
  • This aesthetic isn’t a desire for the past- of course, it’s a part of the memories, which are very important in this aesthetic, but it is first and foremost a desire for a better and lighter future
  • It’s an aesthetic, which is very involved in protecting our planet- it means, that people who decided to live in this aesthetic are aware about that our environment needs help, and they’re trying to spread taking care of our planet
  • The most important thing is, that dress counts, but behavior is more important ~ see more at “key values” paragraph

Important dates

  • April 22nd: International Earth Day
  • March 21st: International Day of Forests
  • June 5th: World Environment Day

Gallery

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