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Bestiary: Cerberus

Cerberus is a three-headed dog from Greek mythology who guards the entrance to the underworld. He has a run-in with Hercules, and shows up whenever someone living tries to get into the underworld. My favourite modern version of Cerberus is Fluffy … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Wendigo

The Wendigo is a creature from North American legends. Sometimes it is a monster, sometimes a human that turns into a monster, usually by resorting to cannibalism. In a way, Wendigos share some characteristics with zombies, though Wendigos aren’t technically … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Banshee

The Banshee is a creature from Irish mythology. She sometimes hangs around battlefields and washes the bloody clothes of the dead. Banshees are best known for their wailing. It’s a death omen, and when a banshee screams someone is either dead … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Kraken

The Kraken is a mythological creature that is said to live in the northern seas, attacking ships and drowning sailors. It’s usually some form of giant octopus, using its arms to pull ships and people down into the depths. There … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Bat

The Bat is, like the Grimpoteuthis, an actual creature. It appeared in Medieval bestiaries in various degrees of accuracy, and is sometimes classified as bird. I assume that is because it flies. I took some artistic liberties, as most bats … Continue reading

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Bestiary: Yeti

The Yeti is, like the Chupacabra, a more recent addition to my bestiary. It is said to be a large humanoid creature that lives in the Himalayas. A lot of people have gone out to try to find it, but no … Continue reading

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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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