Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bestiary: Kappa

Today’s bestiary entry comes from Japanese folklore: the Kappa. They are basically river spirits. Their looks differ, though they often have scales or carapaces or webbed hands and feet. One constant trait is their head, they have a flat area or bowl … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Hydra

The Hydra is a lovely little (ahem) creature with a whole lot of heads. It’s a classic from  Greek myth, particularly in combination with Hercules. The story is that Hercules was sent to kill it, but it kept growing more … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Quetzal

The Quetzalcoatl is a god in the shape of a giant feathered serpent from Mesoamerican legend. There are a bunch of different depictions from different areas and periods, including several human forms. I went with the more literal scaly, feathery … Continue reading

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A Missing 17th Century Man!

Two weeks ago I wrote a bit about a missing greyhound. We’ll never know what happened to the poor dog, just as we’ll never know what happened to the man from this little newspaper article. In fact, they never even … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Dark Ladies

This one is a special entry. These Dark Ladies are based on a costume a friend and I made for a festival called Elf Fantasy Fair some years ago. The costume itself was based on a story my friend had read in one … Continue reading

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