Buddhist Figures, Buddhist Folklore, Character Development, Cryptozoology, Fantasy Writing, Hindu Figures, Hindu Folklore, Magical Realism, Mythological Creature Archive, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; the Apsara, a Hindu and Buddhist fairy of the clouds, with writing prompt

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, Apsara, in Indian religion and mythology, one of the celestial singers and dancers who, together with the gandharvas, or celestial musicians, inhabit the heaven of the god Indra, the lord of the heavens. According to Wikipedia, in Hinduism, the Gandharvas are male nature spirits, husbands of the Apsaras. Some are part animal, usually a bird or horse. They have superb musical skills. They guard the Soma and make beautiful music for the gods in their palaces. Gandharvas are frequently depicted as singers in the court of the gods. Gandharvas act as messengers between the gods and humans. In Hindu law, a gandharva marriage is one contracted by mutual consent and without formal rituals.

Christian Folklore, Cryptozoology, Greek Folklore, Hebrew Folklore, Mythological Creature Archive, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; The Anakim, giants from the land of Canaan with writing prompt

According to Earth-History.com The Anakim lived before the great flood and Noah's ark. The flood was apparently deliberate to clean the earth of these unholy creatures. Many say these beings were well documented and really lived. I'm here to talk about these creatures from a folkloric standpoint. If you believe they were real or if you believe this is heresy- in either case, this may not be the post for you. We are working up to a writing prompt here and this creature could be a great source of inspiration for your writing.

Cryptozoology, Heraldic Folklore, Mythological Creature Archive, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; Amphiptere, a European hybrid-snake and bat or bird with comparisons from other cultures- With Guest Writing Prompt about snakes

An Amphiptere is a hybrid from European heraldry, part snake and part bird or bat. Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armory or armor, as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology (flag design,) together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree. Throughout Europe, the amphiptere was widely feared, so all who displayed it on their coat of arms would be perceived as particularly fearsome in battle.

Character Development, Egyptian Mythology, Mythological Creature Archive, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; The Ammit, the Egyptian demoness and concept of ‘dying a second time,’ with writing prompt

According to Wikipedia, Ammit also rendered Ammut or Ahemait, was a demoness and goddess in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus, and crocodile—the three largest "man-eating" animals known to ancient Egyptians. A funerary deity, her titles included "Devourer of the Dead", "Eater of Hearts", and "Great of Death"

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Folkpunk, Inuit Folklore, Mythological Creature Archive, Punk, Therian, Writerly Tips, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; the Amarok, an Inuit wolf of Greenland and other arctic regions – With Therian writing prompt

According to Wikipedia an amarok, or amaroq, is a gigantic wolf, in Inuit mythology. It is said to stalk and devour any person foolish enough to hunt alone at night. Unlike wolves who hunt in packs, amaroks hunt alone.

Character Development, Mayan Folklore, Mythological Creature Archive, Paranormal, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; The Alux, an ancient goblin of the Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula and Guatamala

Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/y6hnzhg8 ***Disclaimer*** Depending on which source you read, the pronunciation and plural spelling of this creature differ. It is also sometimes described as an inanimate object, a fairy, or a sprite.... a spirit or a goblin. The creature seemingly oscillates between being a protector and being a nuisance (or possibly worse.) Let's assume… Continue reading Mythological Creature; The Alux, an ancient goblin of the Maya in the Yucatán Peninsula and Guatamala

Christian Folklore, Islamic Folklore, Muslim Folklore, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature; Al Rakim- ‘Dog,’ of the seven miraculous sleepers of Ephesus

Photo Credit: Katie Chao - Theodosius II arrives at Ephesus According to Britannica.com, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus were the heroes of a famous legend. The legend affirmed the resurrection of the dead. This had a lasting influence in all of Christendom and in Islam during the Middle Ages. According to the story, during the… Continue reading Mythological Creature; Al Rakim- ‘Dog,’ of the seven miraculous sleepers of Ephesus

Character Development, Cryptozoology, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Mythological Creature Archive, Writerly Tips, Writing prompt

Mythological Creature, the German Alp Demon – Why are German Folk Tales so dark? Snapshot GRIMM – with a Harry Potter FAN-FICTION Writing Prompt

The Grimm Brothers - Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/y5us2w44 According to Biography.com, despite the fact that Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are often associated with Snow White and Rapunzel, the brothers didn’t actually write any of those stories. In fact, the stories existed long before the two men were born in Germany in the mid 1780s. The fairy… Continue reading Mythological Creature, the German Alp Demon – Why are German Folk Tales so dark? Snapshot GRIMM – with a Harry Potter FAN-FICTION Writing Prompt