Some may seem not as accurate (some were harder than others!) but I did my best! Also some may seem rude-ish, and I promise they’re not my opinions! I’m going off of how these gods are portrayed in most myths.
Given the sheer number of Central and Eastern European folk-tales that end with “and so St. Peter was too pissed at him to let him into Heaven, but the Devil was too much of a sore loser to let him into Hell, so he just sat outside the Heavenly Gates for all eternity”, there’s probably a fair crowd up there by now.
Dragon: You come to fight??? You come to kill dragon?! I fight! Am strong dragon!!!
Me: Look, I just came to reclaim some stolen treasure. This doesn’t have to get messy–
Dragon: Treasure? What is treasure?
Me: …Y’know, treasure… like… your hoard?
Dragon:(VERY EXCITED) You want????? To see hoard????? You want to see my hoard???????? I show you!!! I show you best dragon hoard!!!! Come see hoard!!!!!!!!!
Me: Uh… okay? (Cautiously follows)
(Dragon puffs chest proudly next to cave entrance. Cave is very tidily jam-packed with old toys of every size and model. One wall is all out-of-date video game consoles. There is zero stolen treasure.)
Me: …………This is the best hoard EVER!!!
Dragon: YEE!!! Want to play with hoard?!
Me: You BET I do!
(Special thanks to @reddpenn for suggesting a How To on dragons. And also for being the biggest fan of these posts and helping spread them around <3)
I see a lot of American cryptids and mythical creatures on here, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite creatures from here in Wales! 🏴
A crocodile and beaver type creature. It lives in welsh lakes, and sometimes Conwy river. It’s a demonic creature that eats anyone who swims in its home.
Similar to the Scottish kelpie. It inhabits mountain pools and waterfalls. North wales lore says it’s quite evil and foreboding, whereas south wales lore says it’s quite a friendly creature. I’m north Walian so this is our version: It entices people to ride it and then evaporates mid air, so the rider falls to his death.
Llamhygin Y Dwr
The Water Leaper. It’s a bat/frog/lizard hybrid. It lives in lakes and ponds, snapping fisherman’s lines and eats livestock and fishermen.
The famous welsh dragon, featured on our flag. Legend says that Vortigen wanted to build a castle right where 2 dragons were said to be sleeping. When they started digging, they found 2 dragons fighting, one white and one red. The red dragon won.
Similar to the English black shuck, gwillgi is a fearsome black dog who haunts rural welsh roads at night.
Gnome like fairy creatures, they live in Welsh mines. They help the miners find the rich veins of ore and other treasures by knocking.
Similar to the Irish Bean Sidhe, y cyhyraeth is a disembodied moaning voice that foretells death.
Palugs cat was an enormous cat that lived on Anglesey. It killed 180 warriors who were sent to kill it.
Adar Llwch Gwin
Griffin type creatures that were gifted to Drudwas ap Tryffin by his faerie wife. They understand human language and obey commands.
Translates to “Chair of Idris”. Idris was a huge giant and this mountain was his chair. Legend has it that if you sleep on this mountain, you’ll either wake a madman or never wake at all. I’ve actually been here, it’s not far from my house.
Hope you enjoyed these few creatures from Wales!!🏴
IDEA. The signs as mythical creatures/beings. 🥺💙
Apologies in advance because the nerd within me got really excited about this ask and decided to veer hard into weird supernatural shit most people have probably never heard of lmao
Anyway please don’t let this flop
Aries: Phoenix (mythological)
A regenerative bird from Greek mythology that first dies in a combustion of flame, and then is reborn again from the ash.
Taurus: Black Shuck (cryptid)
A ghostly black dog from the countryside of East Anglia. In some accounts its size is massive and it has one fiery evil eye.
Gemini: The Cadejo (mythological)
A pair of spirits from Central American folklore. They are said to appear at night to travellers, with one acting as a protector and the other as a malevolent being which lures people to make bad choices.
Cancer: Rusalka (mythological)
A female entity associated with water in Eastern Slavic folklore. Beautiful but undead spirits that would lurk near rivers or lakes and entangle and drown young men with their long red hair.
Leo: The Alkonost (mythological)
A Slavic/Russian half-bird half-woman with a spellbinding voice that enamors those that hear it to the point that they forget and abandon anything else.
Virgo: The Dullahan (supernatural)
A creature from Irish mythology, depicted as a headless rider on a black horse who holds his own head under one arm.
Libra: Cait Sidhe (mythological)
A spectral Celtic fairie creature that haunts the Scottish highlands. It appears as a large black cat with a white spot on its chest.
Scorpio: Hydra (mythological)
A multi-headed serpent from Greek mythology. Its lair was a lake reputed to be an entrance to the underworld.
Sagittarius: Ifrit (supernatural)
A Middle Eastern Jinn. It is often depicted as being the most powerful of them, and was claimed to be wicked and ruthless.
Capricorn: Kitsune (supernatural)
A Japanese word for fox. Stories say that these foxes have the ability to shapeshift into human form, and they are depicted as tricksters, guardians, friends, and lovers.
Aquarius: Lampad (mythological)
In Greek mythology, they are nymphs of the underworld who accompany Hecate and light her way. They carry torches which have the power to drive mortals to madness.
Pisces: Will-o’-the-Wisp (supernatural)
A widely shared tale about a flickering orb of light said to be a spirit attempting to guide travellers, sometimes to ill fate and sometimes to good.
You can assume a fair amount about a pet and their person by certain names. Some pet names are very common, and might be used for anything, while others seem to be much more niche and specific.
Pets that have been named after various deities are one such example. They seem to follow particular patterns. Some are more clearly owned by people that know their myths more than others. For example:
Aries: Almost always a German Shepherd.
Zeus: Also almost always a German Shepherd, sometimes a tomcat.
Freya/Freyja: 50:50 split between a German Shepherd or a fluffy cat.
Apollo: German Shepherd or Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
Thor: German Shepherds, Staffords, Golden Retrievers, Big boofy cats
Loki: Any and every possible sort of dog from the big and boofy, small and fluffy, to tenacious terrier. Cats big and small, male or female. Rabbits. A goldfish. One chestnut mare.