Mythological Creature Archive, West African Folklore

Mythological Creature; the Anansi SPIDER of West Africa and the African Diaspora

Photo Credit: https://tinyurl.com/yyvam4ej The Ghanaian Anansi spider is believed to be a god, responsible for creating the sun, the stars and the moon, as well as teaching mankind the techniques of agriculture and were passed down in the oral tradition over the span of hundreds of years. The stories have survived a lot. According to… Continue reading Mythological Creature; the Anansi SPIDER of West Africa and the African Diaspora

Cryptozoology, Greek Folklore, Greek Myth, Mythological Creature Archive

Mythological Creature; Arion, a green maned, divine horse from Greek Mythology

According to greekmythology.com (I'll keep their hyperlinks so you can refer to their webpage for further research.) Arion was an immortal horse in Greek mythology, which was very fast and bred by the gods. According to a source, it also had the ability to speak.

Akkadian Mythology, Mythological Creature Archive, Sumerian Myth

Mythological Creature; the Apkallu sages- teachers of mankind

According to Livius, In ancient Mesopotamian myth, it was believed that the gods created humankind to cultivate the soil and make sure that the gods - by means of sacrifice - would receive their meals. However, the first people did not really understand how to perform the tasks they were supposed to perform, and therefore, the gods sent the Apkallū, the seven sages, as teachers. These creatures came to the human world from the sea.

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, For Kids, Historical Fiction, Magical Realism, Paranormal, Short Story, Writerly Tips

The Princess of the Dark – a short story #fairytale #horror

"Yes, the poor girl was the victim of a sinister plot for the throne and was queen for exactly nine days from July 10th to July 19th, 1553. She was accused of high treason and held in the tower of London. She was just 16, when she was beheaded on Tower Hill on February 12th, 1554. The queen was buried beneath the altar of the Tower’s Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula, and her ghost can be seen roaming the grounds usually around the anniversary of her death. I can't enter into this quilting cottage Gemma. All who enter without her permission, find themselves in an early grave, same as she did."

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"

Mythological Creature Archive

Mythological Creature; the Amemasu, a giant fish shapeshifter from Japan- with writing prompt

According to Wikipedia the Amemasu or the Ō-amemasu is a giant whale- or fish-like creature from Ainu folklore. Some of the largest amemasu are said to live in Lake Mashū and Lake Shikotsu in Hokkaidō, with smaller ones inhabiting lakes throughout northern areas of Honshu. The amemasu are known for capsizing boats, creating earthquakes, and causing other natural disasters.

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.