Tag Archives: mythology

Guest Post: In the Dark by HL Carpenter #fantasy #YA

Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck—until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers. When fourteen year old Tovi Taggert moves to Honeysuckle Hollow to take care of her grandmother, she has a hard … Continue reading

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Mythology in the Shadows

Centuries ago The gods and goddesses played Controlling nature Answering mortal questions And punishing at whims A deity for every aspect That life threw into the path Lording over monsters and heroes To teach lessons The beloved fables of their … Continue reading

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About Vampires: Opening Pandora’s Box

By entering the realm of Vampire stories, I’ve been looking into the history of these creatures to see where the Dawn Fangs fit.  At least that was the starting idea that lasted about an hour.  It’s amazing how widespread the … Continue reading

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The Creation of Windemere

This post might be a little shorter than expected, but I was thinking about how every world has a creation myth.  At least, I think they should.  We have so many tales about the birth of the world that it’d … Continue reading

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Chimeras: A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That

In mythology, the chimera was a monster that had the parts of various animals.  Usually, a lion, goat, and serpent with the ability to breathe fire.  It was eventually killed by Bellerophon and Pegasus. In modern times, the term is … Continue reading

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Windemere Monsters: Cockatrice

My first encounter with a cockatrice was in my first Dungeons & Dragons game.  I was playing a Dwarven warrior and opened a treasure chest to find this dangerous creature lurking inside.  It turned me to stone before I could … Continue reading

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Excerpt from The Cock of the South by C.S. Boyack

C. S. Boyack has a new book out called “The Cock of the South”. This is his first attempt at writing fantasy. It involves a group of conquered peoples banding together to ensure they have a place in the world. … Continue reading

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