Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bestiary: Minotaur

The Minotaur is a bull-creature that, according to the legend of Theseus, lived in the labyrinth in¬†Knossos. Its mother was the queen and its father a bull, which was undoubtedly a little bit scandalous. Hidden away in the labyrinth, it … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays and merry Christmas and a belated happy¬†Sinterklaas! Here’s a picture of some keychains I made as gifts. They are Japanese 12-in-2, which means there are twelve little rings for every two bigger ones.

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Bestiary: Harpy

The Harpy is related to the Siren. This actually looks more like the original siren: a bird’s body with a woman’s upper body. They appear in Greek mythology several times. De Harpij is enigszins gerelateerd aan de Sirene. Dit plaatje … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Siren

The Siren has an interesting history. It started out as bird-like creatures with the upper bodies of women, who sit by the shore to lure sailors to their demise. Somehow, this mutated into the more well-known version of fish-ladies luring … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Helhest

The Helhest is a creature from Danish mythology. It is a three-legged hellish horse that serves as an omen for death and misfortune. A friend requested this one, and I decided to add a hanged man to emphasise the ‘death … Continue reading

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