They’re all here! I took it upon myself to create an illustration of a Mythological creature or character for every letter of the alphabet, trying to span across a multitude of cultures and creature-types. Another thing I wanted to accomplish with this project was to find some the more unusual and/or obscure creatures that don’t get as much representation in artwork. Individual Tumblr Posts with said creatures’ descriptions are below.
Again, I’ll be making this into a small run of books as a way to test the waters. If there’s more demand for a larger run, I’ll definitely be looking into it!
… who slay history class with their big knowledge of greek and roman mythology
… who get weird stares because of their SPQR or Camp Halfblood T-Shirts or clay necklaces
… who do about 1000 tests to find out their godly parent
… who, after doing that test, draw the symbol of their godly patent literally everywhere
… who still read the books even though their friends tell them that they are for kids
… who will burn every percy jackson movie they can find
… who will fight you if you underrate Annabeth Chase because “she has no powers”
… who have 100000 ships
… who are shy nerds at school but very confident and popular on tumblr/Instagram
You go girl, because one day we all will meet up and build our own Camp Halfblood!
Nemean Lions (named Golden Lion or War Lion in Mythika) are powerful hunters with very tough skin which is almost impossible to pierce with normal weapons. Their manes are covered with arrows and the weapons from their victims.
Akheilos / Amphisbaena / Anteros / Argus / Cacus / Centaur / Cerberus / Charon / Charybdis / Chimera / Chrysaor / Dactyl / Echidna / Empusa / Erinyes or Fury / Faun or Satyr / Gorgon or Medusa / Harpy / Hekatonkheires or Hundred-Handed One / Hippocampus / Hydra / Kampe / Karkinos or Cancer / Ketos or Cetus / Ladon / Lamia / Lampad / Makhai or War Daemon / Minotaur / Narcissus / Nemean Lion / Nosoi or Pandora Box / Phobetor / Scylla / Sphinx / Thriae
Aegipan or Capricorn / Aetos or Caucasian Bird / Antaeus / Arachne / Celedon / Circe / Cyclops / Dryad / Erote or Cupid / Erymanthian Boar or Dire Boar / Eurynomos / Gegenees / Geryon / Graeae or Stygian Hag / Griffon or Griffin / Khalkotauroi / Maenad / Mormo / Pytho or Delphyne / Scorpios / Skolopendra / Spartoi / Stymphalian Bird / Symplegades or Planctae / Talos or Bronze Colossus / Teumessian Fox / Triton / Typhon / Zelus
Fenrir are said to be ancestors of all canine species, and in Mythika they are among the most powerful, only Cerberi stand a chance. Their skin is riddled with ice crystals and their breath is cold as winter.
Berserker / Draugr / Fafnir / Fenrir or Fenris / Hraesvelgr / Jormungandr / Jotunn or Frost Giant / Nidhogg / Svartalfar or Dark Elf / Troll / Valkyrie
CELTIC MYTHOLOGY / WESTERN EUROPE MEDIEVAL MYTHS (English, Welsh, Manx, Scottish, Irish, Breton and Arthurian)
Tatty Bogle are evil animated Scarecrows which can control birds and animate objects they touch. It is said that they are created by evil Hags which use the hearts of humans and the soul of a bogeyman to animate them.
Afanc or Addanc / Alp-Luachra or Joint Eater / Ankou / Awd Goggie / Banshee / Barghest or Black Dog / Boobrie / Brobinyak / Brollachan / Brucha / Buggane / Cirein Croin / Cu Sith / Cwn Annwn / Dullahan or Headless Horseman / Fachen / Fear Liath or Grey Man / Fomorian / Gancanagh / Grindylow / It / Jack-in-Irons / Kelpie / Knucker / Lavellan / Leanan Sidhe / Marool / Muirdris / Nuckelavee / Phooka or Pucca / Questing Beast / Rawhead or Bloody Bones / Redcap or Dunter / Shellycoat / Sianach / Sluagh / Spriggan / Springheel or Spring-Heeled Jack / Stray Sod / Tatty Bogle / Water Leaper or Llamhigyn Y Dwr / Wizard’s Shackle or Burach Bhadi
Arkan Sonney / Black Annis / Bluecap / Bodach / Boobach or Bugaboo / Bugbear / Cat Sidhe / Cath Palug / Ceffyl Dwr / Clurichaun / Curnunnos / Dobhar-Chu / Far Darrig / Fear Dorcha / Fear Gorta / Gwyllion / Kilmoullis / Leprechaun / Lunantishee / Ly Erg
EASTERN EUROPE MEDIEVAL MYTHS (Slavic, Russian, Polish, Romanian, Slovenian, Lithuanian and Serbian)
Combining the most feral features of both wolves and dragons the Zburator is a nocturnal hunting dragon that unlike most other dragons hunt in packs, they mostly hunt for other dragons.
Aitvaras / Bagiennik / Bauk / Bukavac / Fext / Hala or Ala / Karzelek / Kikimora / Leshy or Leshii / Lich / Moroi or Vampire / Nocnitsa or Night Hag / Planetnik or Demon Storm / Poludnica or Lady Midday / Shtriga / Veela or Vila / Vodyanoi or Vodnik / Zburator / Zirnitra / Zlatorog or Goldhorn / Zmey or Gorynych
SOUTHERN EUROPE MEDIEVAL MYTHS (Spanish, Basque, Maltese, Sardinian, Italian, French, Swiss, Austria, Cyprus and Medieval Greek)
Every year the scales on a Cuelebre’s body become harder, until after a 1000 years they reach Adamantium hardness, once they reach this age they are almost impossible to destroy with normal weapons and most spells will simply bounce of their shimmering iron scales.
SOUTH AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY / FOLKLORE / CRYPTIDS (Brazilian, Chilean, Paraguay, Colombia, Venezuela, Patagonian, Surinam and Argentina)
Cherufe are the voice, will and mobility of a living volcano. They can take any shape they like but are always formed from lava and magma. Inside their volcanic homes these elementals are invincible, only outside the volcano the creature can be slain.
Sak are strange, wingless Griffons with a beautiful lotus flower on the end of their tails. This lotus flower releases a calming fragrance which takes away aggression in its victims. Sak love the flesh of Unicorns and other equine creatures.
Ammit or Devourer / Khepri / Petsuchos / Sak / Salawa or Set Animal
CHINESE MYTHOLOGY AND FOLKLORE (China, Chinese Stories)
Xiao or Hsigo are kleptomaniac pests, they steal for the act of stealing and even attack other creatures to rob them of their possessions, especially gemstones and golden coins are wanted by the little thieves. Their leaders are called Ahools and they combine baboons with bat features.
Dijiang / Gaki or Preta / Kun Peng / Shen or Chan / Taotie / Terra-Cotta Warrior / Xiao or Hsigo / Xing Tian / Zhenniao
AUSTRALIAN MYTHOLOGY, CRYPTIDS AND FOLKLORE (Australian, Aboriginal and New Zealand)
Tiddalik suck up water and spit it at great force at their prey, putting them off balance and turning them into easy prey to swallow. There are also jungle variants of the Tiddalik which shoot with poisonous water and which look like giant mutant poison-arrow frogs, they can climb in trees as well.
FEARSOME CRITTERS (North American Lumberjack Stories, Cryptids)
Argopelters live high up in the treetops where they use their bizarre tentacle-like arms as whips, they also use them to throw wood-splinters which hit their enemies like bullets, often instantly killing their prey.
Rat Kings are bizarre beasts which appear like a swarm of rats which tails are all tangled together into an impossible situation. These swarms of rats have a single mind and their diseased aura will cause the pest into any creature that lives close by.
Apocalypse Locust / Chupacabra / Death Worm / Gray or Dover Demon / Mad Gasser / Morgawr / Mothman / Ooze / Rat King / Tooth Fairy / Wolpertinger / Zombie
Beelzebub / Behemoth / Bloody Mary / Boo Hag / Cecaelia / Gowrow / Gremlin / Grendel / Guardian Angel / Horseman of Death / Horseman of Famine / Horseman of Pestilence / Horseman of War / Jack-O-Lantern / Jersey Devil / Leraje / Leviathan / Lusca / Poltergeist / Reptilian or Lizardman / Tree Octopus / Tulpa / Yeti or Abominable Snowman
ALL PICTURES FOUND ON GOOGLE-PICTURES, CREDITS TO ALL THE ARTISTS, NOT MY WORK!
nobody ever talks about the greek goddess hekate and that’s so sad because like…she was the goddess of darkness and witchcraft and at the same time the goddess of motherhood and protection and you can’t tell me that isn’t badass
Eris the 10th Planet thru the Houses, Where in Life Do You Feel “Left Out”?
Discovered in 2005, from plates found in 2003, Eris
is a Trans-Neptunian Object, which is an astronomical term meaning further out than
Neptune. She was named a dwarf planet along with Pluto. She was Planet X, then
nicknamed Xena, then officially named after the brother of Ares/Mars, the
goddess of discord.
Eris entered Aries in 1923 and will not enter
Taurus until 2048, so almost everyone alive right now has Eris in Aries,
therefore making the house of Eris more personal to you. It takes 556 years for Eris to orbit the sun.
“Eris is one who struggles against injustice and
oppression. She has her war-like and even bloodthirsty side, with the higher
manifestation of defending the weak and standing up for oneself. Her placement
and aspects to other planets correlate to the archetype of the underdog
warrior, speaking truth to power, and with also a willingness to resort to
violence if necessary. Many manifestations of this archetype exist in the
present culture, and the discovery period is also coincident with the onset of
the Iraq war. This archetype represents a dire motif of the struggle for
survival that is inherent in the natural world, and in humankind also, and
which represents once again, as with Pluto and Chiron, a darker side of our
common humanity that must be acknowledged and faced in our time. Where she
located in your chart, you have the capability to make a powerful and perhaps
ruthless stand for yourself, and to battle against all odds.” –Time Passages
Eris in the 1st house: Your presence
is so radical that you don’t fit in with most people. You boldly state your
opinions and you might even get a thrill from causing trouble between people.
You are a brave fighter full of strength. You thrive on conflict as it propels
you to feel alive. You prefer revolution over tradition. You crave discord and
excitement as opposed to trying to find peace in life. You feel doldrums when
life is too calm, you always feel the need to take on challenges.
Eris in the 2nd house: You resist the
current system of economy and want to rebel against being dependent on money,
you’re the person who is cut out for growing their own food and/or living off
the grid. You feel a drive in your soul to not be materially attached, even if
you might have other factors in your chart that indicate a tendency to splurge
on possessions. You value sticking up for the underdog, fighting injustice, and living passionately.
Eris in the 3rd house: The school
system made you feel boxed in; your learning style might not grasp academic
lessons, but is able to absorb information when you are allowed to learn on
your own. You didn’t get all the attention from teachers that would have helped
you excel in the classroom, so rather, you reject commands of busy work
assignments and find brilliance by doing projects your own way. You may have
been made to feel dumb because you could not meet standards that other students
could, yet the chaos in your mind brings ideas together when you are given
freedom to learn at your own pace.
Eris in the 4th house: Your family
made you feel like the odd one out, they did not sympathize with you during
hard times. You had to break away from traditions and find yourself. The
universe gives you permission to shamelessly reject what your parents taught
you, as they may not have had the most well rounded perspective when they
raised you. They likely treated you with injustice and made you feel oppressed.
Eris in the 5th house: Your idea of
fun is different than those around you, so it may have been difficult to find
comradery (feeling of a connected community) until you found a group of people with a common interest. Your
hobbies are seen as strange, compared to typical activities that most people
enjoy. Your children may have a discordant temperament. Your romantic life is
filled with chaos.
Eris in the 6th house: You don’t fit
in at most workplaces, you resist being subordinate to a boss. You feel
oppressed by the daily grind and wish to find a more exciting job. You’d do
well in an action packed vocation that allows you to be a maverick. You feel
like you weren’t given a fair shot in the workforce and may excel more if you
become self-employed. Your health will decline when you act discordant.
Eris in the 7th house: Relationships
always seem to end up in flames in your life, which includes business partnerships,
lovers, close friends, etc. You wonder why can’t I just find that special
someone and make it last? You attract discordant people. Perhaps you haven’t
worked through all the chaos within you and so you project others as being
difficult. If you make a point to cultivate inner peace while acknowledging
your own inner wild self, you will draw in the right people who do not provoke
you too much.
Eris in the 8th house: Deep in your
soul lies discordance that you need to embrace and understand. You desire a
crazy sex life to let out inhibitions your chaotic emotions that you don’t get
to release in other areas in life.
Eris in the 9th house: You feel that
religion has oppressed you, you do not resonate with the faith you were raised
with and it is up to you to explore spirituality in many forms to find your own
truths. Traveling alone would be very therapeutic to you. You love the idea of
higher learning, but the structure of college doesn’t agree with you. You experience injustice in the college setting.
Eris in the 10th house: Your
discordant nature makes it difficult to achieve your career goals. You’d excel
in a career that involves helping others who have been left out, for example,
special education, infertility, adoption agencies, counseling, addiction,
women’s or men’s rights advocacy, etc. You are resistant to bosses that expect you to be subordinate, you have to fight to achieve the goals and jobs that suit you.
Eris in the 11th house: No matter how
many friends you have, you still feel like they don’t include you in their
lives as much as you’d like. You feel like a lone wolf, you don’t fully fit in
with most groups. If you find friends who appreciate your uniqueness, you’ll
feel fulfilled. Make it a point to seek non-judgmental, open, and understanding
people, and you can allow yourself to grow close to people who matter. You can
heal from any previous friends who betrayed you or any times you felt like you
had no one to reach out to.
Eris in the 12th house: You
subconsciously want to be alone in order to dig deep into your spiritual self.
You have sabotaged relationships and opportunities because you hadn’t worked
thru your inner baggage. Your soul has likely existed on other planets as you
feel estranged from this world in general. You can journey through other
dimensions because your chaotic spirit endlessly searches for more. You are
fighting a battle in your psyche, as Eris triggered the Trojan war. Your
chaotic nature has been suppressed, as you realize that too many people in this
world cannot handle you.
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