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Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

  According to abookofcreatures, these fairies are far removed from the cleaned up and sanitized Victorian ideal we are used to. In the world of cryptozoology, there exist both beautiful fairies, but also ugly fairies, which can be cruel, vile, and parasitic. The Alp-luachra are one of these. Native to Ireland, where it can be… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘the Alp-luachra,’ a tapeworm like, ‘food stealer,’ from Celtic Mythology and writing prompt

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Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

In Catalan mythology, an Aloja, also known as a dona d'aigua, a goja or a paitida...is a female cryptid, living in places of fresh water. These "water-women" are said to be able to shapeshift into blackbirds. According to the legend found on Wikivisually,  these women are not immortal, but can live for thousands of years,… Continue reading Mythological Creature, ‘the Aloja,’ a sometimes benevolent, female shapeshifter, from Catalonia- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Al-mi’raj,” a horned rabbit from Arabic poetry- with writing prompt

Also checkout Jackalope, Wolpertinger, and Lepus Cornutus but the Al-mi'raj or Almiraj (Arabic: المعراج al-mi'raj) is known as a mythical beast from Arabic poetry, said to live on a mysterious island called Jezîrat al-Tennyn within the confines of the Indian Ocean. I couldn't find much about this island...but there is a perfume, which I found… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Al-mi’raj,” a horned rabbit from Arabic poetry- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

Kami (神) is a Japanese word for the spirits worshipped in the Shinto religion. According to Wikipedia, they can be elements of the landscape, forces of nature, and beings, as well as qualities that these beings express. They can also be the spirits of the venerated dead. Many Kami are considered the ancient ancestors of… Continue reading Mythical Creature, ‘The Akkorokamui,’ a Japanese ‘Kami,’ and benevolent octopus spirit- with writing prompt

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Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt

While the Sami, or Lapps (formerly named), are commonly thought of as the inhabitants of Lapland...they have never had a country of their own. According to everyculture.com, the Sami live in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Their neighbors have called them Lapps, but they prefer to be called Samer or Sami, since Lapp means, a… Continue reading Mythical Creature, “the Akka,” a Sami, Scandinavian and Finnish goddess – with writing prompt