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What kind of magic spell to use to eviscerate my enemies and secure the realm?Original static manip

I am in love.



What kind of magic spell to use to eviscerate my enemies and secure the realm?

Original static manip

I am in love.


came across the best mug ever the other day


came across the best mug ever the other day


Amazing Ripley poster


Amazing Ripley poster

In Which Diversity Isn’t a Myth



Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list. 

I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogguing (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list. 

Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, ect), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.

  • Dragons

The Chinese Dragon

The Japanese Dragon

The Korean Dragon

The Vietnamese Dragon

The Greek Dragon

The Indian Dragon

The Polish Dragon

The Austrian Dragon

The British Dragon

The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)

The Spanish Basque Dragon

Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)

Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)

  • Little creatures (without wings)

The Legend of the LeprechaunsThe Leprechaun

Chanaque /Alux (the equivalent of leprechauns in Aztec/Mayan folklore)


Elves in Mythology and Fantasy

Elves in Germanic Mythology

Kabeiroi or Cabeiri (Dwarf-like minor gods in Greek mythology)

Norse Dwarves

The Myth of Loki and the Dwarves

Ten Types of Goblins


Tengu: Japanese Goblins


More on Gnomes

Pooka: an Irish phantom

  • Creatures with wings (except dragons)


All sorts of Cultural Fairies

Fairies in Old French Mythology 

A Fairy List

Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)

Welsh Fairies

Peri (Persian fairies)

Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)

The Celtic Pixie

Angels in Judaism

Angels in Christianity

Hierarchy of Angels

Angels in Islam

Irish Sylph

Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)

Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)


  • Spirited Creatures


Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)

Types of Djinns

Aisha Qandisha and Djinn in Moroccan Folklore

Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)


Spirits in Asturian Mythology



Boggarts: The British Poltergeist

Phantom black dogs (the Grim)

Demons in Babylonian and Assyrian Mythology (list)

Demons in the Americas (list)

European Demons (list)

Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)

Judeo-Christian Demons (list)

Nephilim, more on Nephilim

Mahaha (a demon in Inuit mythology)

Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois mythology)

  • Ghosts

Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)

Malay Ghosts

Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)

Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)

Japanese Ghosts

Mexican Ghosts

  • Horse-like mythical creatures

Chinese Unicorns


The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)

The Centaur

The Female Centaur

Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)

Horse-like creatures (a list)

Karkadann, more on the Karkadann (a persian unicorn)

Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)

  • Undead creatures

The Melanesian Vampire 

The Ewe Myth : Vampires

The Germanic Alp

The Indonesian Vampire

Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)

The Aswang: The Filipino Vampire

Folklore Vampires Versus Literary Vampires

Callicantzaros: The Greek Vampire

Vampires in Malaysia

Loogaroo/Socouyant: The Haitian Vampire

Incubi and Sucubi Across Cultures

Varacolaci: The Romanian Vampire

Brahmaparusha: The Indian Vampire

Genesis of the Word “Vampire”

The Ghoul in Middle East Mythology

Slavic Vampires

Vampires A-Z

The Medical Truth Behind the Vampire Myths

Zombies in Haitian Culture

  • Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids) 

Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)

Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)

The Original Werewolf in Greek Mythology

Werewolves Across Cultures

Werewolf Syndrome: A Medical Explanation to the Myth

Nagas Across Cultures

The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)

The Sphinx


Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)

Pooka: an Irish changelings

Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)

Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)

Yech (Native American folklore)

Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit mythology)

  • Sea creatures

Selkies (Norse mermaids)

Mermaids in many cultures

More about mermaids


The Kraken (a sea monster)

Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)

Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)

Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal mythology)

Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)

An assemblage of myths and legends on water and water creatures

Slavic Water Creatures

The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)

Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)

Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit mythology)

  • Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category

Aigamuxa, more details on Aigamuxa




Myrmidons (ant warriors)

TrollMore on Trolls


Golems in Judaism

Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)

Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit mythology)

Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)

The Minotaur

The ManticoreThe Manticore and The Leucrouta

The Ogre

The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)

The Windigo

The Windigo Psychosis

Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)

Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)

Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit mythology)

  • References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe

Creatures of Irish Folklore 

Folklore and Fairytales

An Overview of Persian Folklore

Filipino Folklore

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

Alaska Folklore

Spanish (Spain) Mythology

Mythical Archive

Mythology Dictionary

List of Medieval and Ancient Monsters

Native American Animals of Myth and Legends

Native American Myths

Bestiary of Ancient Greek Mythology

Mythology, Legend, Folklore and Ghosts

Angels and Demons

List of Sea Creatures

Yoruba Mythology

Ghosts Around the World, Ghosts From A to Z

Strange (Fantastic) Animals of Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Mythology

Creatures from West Africa

On the Legendary Creatures of Africa

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

  • References on writing a myth or mythical creatures

Writing a MYTHology in your novel?

How to Write a Myth

10 Steps to Creating Realistic Fantasy Creatures

Creating Fantasy Creatures or Alien Species

Legendary Creature Generator

Book Recommendations With Underrated Mythical Creatures

(I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)

Fearsome Critters - creatures of American frontier lore

Lists of Legendary Creatures


There’s a dollar in my g string


There’s a dollar in my g string




"Turians don’t like cold, Shepard…"
I’m sorry, Garrus, I’m sorry I dragged you into the stupid cold mission. Here, have a sweater and a scarf.
[I made art, ok]


"Turians don’t like cold, Shepard…"

I’m sorry, Garrus, I’m sorry I dragged you into the stupid cold mission. Here, have a sweater and a scarf.

[I made art, ok]

Destiny’s Road (Fanfiction)



Chapter - 8

Word Count - approx. 3200



“Admiral, thank you for taking the time to meet with me.”

The Presidium was busy as always, but Jane arranged the meeting with Admiral Ryan Kahoku in one of the public gardens located near the embassies.  It was public, but not often occupied Jane had been informed.  It was perfect for their needs.

“Should I presume that this has something to do with the fate of my men, Commander?” the Admiral asked.

After submitting her reports to both Hackett and Anderson regarding events on Edolus, Anderson warned her that Kahoku had a reputation for being a down to Earth, by the book sort of officer.  She expected that he would get down to business quickly, just maybe not quite this fast.  “Yes, sir.”  

Taking a deep breath, she paused for a long moment before continuing.  “I’m not quite sure how to tell you this, Admiral, but your men were killed by a thresher maw.”

“A thresher maw?” he stammered, clearly shocked by her announcement.  “My … my men wouldn’t just stumble into a nest!”

Jane nodded.  “Yes, sir.  And they didn’t.  Your men were lured there by an Alliance beacon, strategically placed,” she explained.  “It was the same beacon that drew me and my team to the location.”

Silence lingered between them for a few minutes as the man standing before her clearly struggled to accept the news.  “Thank you, Commander,” he finally told her, sighing in resignation, his shoulders slumping slightly in defeat.  “I … I need to do something.  Their families need to know why they died.”

Jane bit her lip, instinct causing the hair at the back of her neck to rise.  There was something about the way he spoke that was triggering alarms inside her head.  “Sir … is there some way I might help?  Anything you need from me or my crew?”

That seemed to cause him to pause.  He turned and met her gaze, staring at her for a long moment.  “Not right now, Shepard,” he finally replied, “but I’ll let you know once I find something out.  Now, if you will excuse me ….”

Jane opened her mouth to respond, but the Admiral was already walking away.  Swallowing back the words, she instead turned towards the embassies and went to seek out Captain Anderson. 

Full chapter can be found at   AO3  //

Adventures at the Watercooler
Whuffie: see here if you don't know what this is about
Audrie: (In an RP post) "There's plenty of opportunities in Amaranthine from assassins to farmers."
Alistair: "Audrie! I'm the sort of Arl! You're making me look bad."
Audrie: "Sorry Warden Commander."
Alistair: "I can't take you anywhere."
Audrie: "You can your wife, Serafina."
Alistair: "AUDRIE!" *Huffs off.*
Alistair: *Returns shortly with a rubber chicken in his hand.* "Okay, who's idea of a joke is this? Reg or Audrie?"
Reginald: "Do not look at me, that is far too gauche for my standards."
Audrie: "Well it wasn't me."
Loghain: *Snickers*
Alistair: "That's it..." *Mutters something to Audrie.*
Loghain: *Jelly doughnut explodes on his tshirt and jeans with Walking Bomb.*
Whuffie: "Office pranks, mage style. No wonder he doesn't like mages." (With thanks to Ladyamesindy for some of this.)