Qilin the Dragon-like #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Qilin of Asia A mythical hooved creature from Chinese and Asian culture, said to appear with the arrival or passing of a sage or great ruler, and seen as a good omen. The qilin is described … Continue reading Qilin the Dragon-like #AtoZChallenge

Panotti of the Big Ears #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. I hope you enjoy following along! Panotti of the Big Ears This legend comes from the ancient encyclopedic works "Natural History of both the real and the imaginative," published by Pliny the Elder in AD 77-79 (Yep, it's that old). It's one of the … Continue reading Panotti of the Big Ears #AtoZChallenge

Onions, What Vampires Fear #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. I hope you enjoy following along! Onions & Garlic, the Vampire Repellent So what is it with garlic and onions? Why do monsters and vampires fear it, hate it, run away from it? Come along with me as we speculate the reasons why! (onions … Continue reading Onions, What Vampires Fear #AtoZChallenge

Nian the Chinese Monster #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. I hope you enjoy following along! Nian the Chinese Monster Legend tells of a huge beast resembling a lion, bearing horns on its head, named by the locals "Nian." There are variations of the tale, but this one states that at every New Year's … Continue reading Nian the Chinese Monster #AtoZChallenge

Mongolian Death Worm #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. I hope you enjoy following along! Mongolian Death Worm A creature said to exist in the Gobi Desert, it's described as a bright red worm, between 2-5 feet long. Some say it attacks by spewing out an acid that, on contact, will turn anything it touches yellow and corroded, … Continue reading Mongolian Death Worm #AtoZChallenge

Kraken of the Norwegian Seas #AtoZChallenge

Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Kraken What are the origins of the Kraken? That great beast, the predatory monster of the seas? Well it turns out there is something similar, though smaller in size: The giant squid. The … Continue reading Kraken of the Norwegian Seas #AtoZChallenge

Jorogumo the real Spider-Woman #AtoZChallenge

It was said that when a spider turned 400 years old (growing about the size of a cow) it gained magical powers. This she-spider would then...

American Folklore: the Hidebehind #AtoZChallenge

A nocturnal fearsome creature, one that preys on humans who wander the woods at night. Powerful and large, though none who have fully seen it have survived to tell us more. *shudders* It was credited for the disappearances of...