Just a reminder:

The Silmarillion Awards and voting will begin this Monday, June 20! That day, here on my blog, you'll learn all about it and how YOU can participate! See you then, dear friends and readers. 🙂

Serpopard the Serpent-leopard, how creative #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Serpopard Serpoprd Serplard...that's a tongue-twister This is a mythical animal from Ancient Egyptian and Mesopotamian art. The word "serpopard" comes from "serpent" and "leopard" combined, so named because the creatures bear the body of a … Continue reading Serpopard the Serpent-leopard, how creative #AtoZChallenge

Ramidreju the Weasel Gold Digger #AtoZChallenge

This is part of the A-to-Z blog challenge for April. My theme is legends and legendary creatures (both real and fiction). I hope you enjoy following along! Ramidreju Gold Digger (say that three-times fast 😉 ) From Cantabria mythology in northern Spain, the Ramidreju is a weasel-like creature said to be born once every hundred years from … Continue reading Ramidreju the Weasel Gold Digger #AtoZChallenge

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

Loch Ness Monster the Scotland mystery #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! Loch Ness Monster Every great lake has a monster legend. Nessie is one of those legends, and it's said to inhabit Scotland's deepest lake. But just as the Cat Sith was based on a real … Continue reading Loch Ness Monster the Scotland mystery #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...

The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa, a #fairytale #AtoZChallenge

“The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa” A crazy tale from Slavic folklore for you.😉 The king’s archer is on a hunt and runs across a firebird’s feather. But the archer’s horse warns the archer not to touch it, as bad things will happen if he does. (The horse can talk?!) The archer ignores the horse’s advice and takes it, bringing the feather back to the king so he will be praised and rewarded. When the king is presented with the feather, he demands the archer bring back the entire firebird or he will be executed. (See? Why didn’t he listen to that wise horse?)

Eagles, we’re talking the giant predators of legend, like the Roc #AtoZChallenge

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Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. Every day (except Sundays) this month, a legend beginning with that day's word will be featured. I hope you enjoy following along! Eagle: the Roc Legends of giant predatory birds abound, such as the Roc, appearing in Arabian fairy tales, sailors' folklore, and … Continue reading Eagles, we’re talking the giant predators of legend, like the Roc #AtoZChallenge

Dokkalfar, the original Dark Elves #AtoZChallenge

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Part of the A-to-Z blog challenge. My theme is legends and legendary creatures. Every day (except Sundays) this month, a legend beginning with that day's word will be featured. I hope you enjoy following along! Dokkalfar or the "Dark Elves" You see them everywhere in video games and fantasy. But where did the first concept of a … Continue reading Dokkalfar, the original Dark Elves #AtoZChallenge