Tag Archives: mythology

Monster Month: Indus Worm

Here we are at the final day of monsters.  I remember stumbling onto this guy years ago, but promptly forgot.  For any fans of modern fiction, the Indus Worm might make you think of the Graboids from ‘Tremors’ or the … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Oozlum Bird

Pretty hard to find a picture of this creature that was clean enough for the blog.  You’ll see why later.  The above is actually the Oozlefinch, which I’ll get into later too.  So, what’s an Oozlum Bird? Coming from the … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Yale a.k.a. Centicore

Let’s get the obvious out the way.  Yale the college is named after this heraldic beast and they have a few around the campus.  Most notably, it shows up on the banner for the University President and above the gateway … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Hadhayosh

So . . . The Hadhayosh is from ancient Persian mythology.  I thought it was really cool from the small bit I read.  Then, I realized there wasn’t as much out there as I had hoped.  Still, it looks interesting … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Cipactli

Definitely a scary looking sea monster.  Cipactli comes from Aztec mythology and is connected to the crocodile.  In fact, it seems the name means crocodile or caiman.  So, what does this guy look like? In Aztec mythology, Cipactli is an … Continue reading

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Monster Month: The Dybbuk

The Dybbuk comes out of Jewish folklore and it first showed up in the 16th century.  Prior to that, demons were used in place of ghosts.  So, it took a little time for this creature to gain some traction.  So, … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Pontianak

Coming from Malaysia, the Pontianak is a ghost that is similar to Indonesia’s Kuntilanak.  Both of them kept coming up because they’re supposed to be similar.  Not sure how once I sifted through things.  So, we’ll touch on the second … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Kasa-Obake

I’ve seen this show up in so many anime that I had to put it on the blog.  Doesn’t matter that there isn’t a lot of info out there. The kasa-obake/karakasa-obake/kasa-bake/karakasa kozo . . . It has a lot of … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Gogmagog

Unlike others I’m showcasing, this monster is a specifically named one.  Similar to Polyphemus from ‘The Odyssey’, Gogmagog is a giant from mythology.  He is found within Welsh and later English mythology.  So, who is he? Gogmagog was one of … Continue reading

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Monster Month: Amarok/Amaroq

Now, we’re getting into the more obscure beasts.  How obscure are we talking?  Well, it’s not as easy to find information on some of these.  So, the posts might be getting a little thinner. The Amarok (or Amaroq) is from … Continue reading

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