Month: April 2011

Zmag Ognjeni Vuk

Zmag Ognjeni Vuk (“Fiery Dragon Wolf”) is a fire breathing werewolf that battles dragons. Origin: Serbia, Bosnia Characteristics: Often referred to as a monster that terrorized the region despite its […]

Posted April 29, 2011

Yannig

The Yannig is a fearsome creature who lives in the sea. At night, he comes out of the water and ventures out into towns looking for human victims. He will […]

Posted April 29, 2011

Xecotcovach

“Xecotcovach is the Mayan bird who tore out the eyes of the first men, who were destroyed in the flood sent by the god Hurakan. He was one of the […]

Posted April 28, 2011

Will o’ the Wisp

Will o’ the wisps are balls of light, usually blue, that appear over marshes and bogs. Some people believe they are the spirits of the dead, barred from Heaven and […]

Posted April 27, 2011

Valkyrie

“In Norse mythology, the Valkyries are the female beings who carry away the souls of warriors slain in battle. Their name derives from the Old Norse valr ‘battlefield corpse’ and […]

Posted April 27, 2011

Unseelie Sidhe

Unseelie sidhe are one of two factions of faerie according to British lore. Also known as the Slaugh, they are the malicious faerie who bring misfortune and destruction to humans. […]

Posted April 25, 2011

Trolls

“The name troll is simply monster in Old Norse, and these beings are certainly monstrous in the various forms in which they are found throughout Scandinavian mythology. They can sometimes […]

Posted April 24, 2011

Sirin

The sirin is a female creature with the body of a bird and the head of a woman. She rewarded saintly people by coming down from the skies and singing […]

Posted April 23, 2011

Roc

The Roc is a great bird of Middle Eastern legend. It looks like a eagle or vulture, with horns upon its head and a wingspan of astounding width. It can […]

Posted April 21, 2011

Questing Beast

The Questing Beast is a creature from Arthurian legend. She has the body of a lion, the head of a serpent, and the legs and feet of a deer. Some […]

Posted April 20, 2011