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"In Southern Gothic, the most important concept is the grotesque. With the grotesque, reality is distorted into ugly and absurd shapes. “I use the grotesque the way I do because people are deaf and dumb and need help to see and hear,” Flannery O’Connor once said. By exaggerating reality, we are able to actually see it. The grotesque is a balance of contradictions. It creeps and crawls between repulsion and attraction, the real and the unreal, and humor and horror. The sublime floats in the mind, but the grotesque is experienced in the body—in turning stomachs, goose bumps, and sweat."
monochromanic:

Ph: Sharif Hamza

monochromanic:

Ph: Sharif Hamza

clementive:

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 include 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 Basque Dragon

Lindworm: The wingless dragon (Norse mythology)

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

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

Balaur: the Romanian Dragon, more on the balaur

Taniwha: A dragon in Maori traditions

  • Little creatures (without wings)

The Legend of the LeprechaunsThe Leprechaun

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

Elves

Elves in Mythology and Fantasy

Elves in Germanic Mythology

Norse/Scandinavian elves

Landvaettir: protectors of the land

Korrigansmore on Korrigans (Dwarf-like fairies in Breton folklore)

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

Norse Dwarves

The Myth of Loki and the Dwarves

Eloko (dwarves in Zaire mythology. Also called Biloko)

Ten Types of Goblins

Goblins

Tengu: Japanese Goblins

Gnomes 

More on Gnomes

Pooka: an Irish phantom

  • Creatures with wings (except dragons)

Fairies

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

Changelings, more

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)

Harpies

  • Spirited Creatures

Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)

Types of Djinns

Aisha Qandisha and Djinn in Moroccan Folklore

Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)

Nymphs

Spirits in Asturian Mythology

Valkyries

Lesovik

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 religious traditions)

Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois religious traditions)

Huldra, more on the Huldra (spirit of the forest in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Norwegian folklore, they are called skogsfru)

  • 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

Kitsune (a fox spirit in Japanese folklore)

Dullahan (a headless ghost in Celtic mythology), more details

Tulpa (ghost in Tibetan folklore)

  • Horse-like mythical creatures

Chinese Unicorns

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

Moroi: The Romanian Vampire

Dhampir: Half human half vampire, more on dhampirs (Eastern Europe mythology)

Strigoi: another Romanian Vampire

Vampire mythology in Romania

Pricolici:an undead werewolf in Romanian mythology

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

Chiang-Shih: The Chinese Vampire, more on Chiang-Shih

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

Criosphinx

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 religious traditions)

Vilkacis (a werewolf in Lithuanian mythology) 

  • Sea creatures

Selkies (Norse mermaids)

Mermaids in many cultures

More about mermaids

Mermen

Jengu: the Cameroonian mermaid

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 religious tradition)

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 religious traditions)

Bunyip (Aboriginal mythology)

  • Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category

Aigamuxa, more details on Aigamuxa

Amphisabaena

Abere

Bonnacon

Myrmidons (ant warriors)

TrollMore on Trolls

Golems 

Golems in Judaism

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

Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit religious traditions)

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 religious traditions)

  • 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 (*I say myths as in: stories of the creation of the world)

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

Celtic Mythology (Welsh and Irish)

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

Encyclopedia Mythica

  • 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

Questions You Need to Answer When Creating a Mythology for Your World

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.)

 Tessomancy is the art of reading tea leaves to predict events in the future. The terms Tessomancy, Tasseomancy and tassology derive from the French word for teacup; tasse, and the Greek suffixes, -graph, -logy, and -mancy.

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foolzrp:

antebellum pillars, peach tree groves, picturesque boardwalks - this is roswell, georgia, the shining personification of the southern comfort and elaborate courtesies the empire state of the south was so renowned in the last half of the 19th century. in 2014, however, hoop skirts are being traded for jeans, betrothals for bar dates. where proud plantations once stood are now sleek skyscrapers and low-rise living areas, ballrooms and manors alongside fluorescent-lit mcdonalds and hole-in-the-wall cafes. welcome to #fools rp, a no app real life set coming soon!
 

foolzrp:

antebellum pillars, peach tree groves, picturesque boardwalks - this is roswell, georgia, the shining personification of the southern comfort and elaborate courtesies the empire state of the south was so renowned in the last half of the 19th century. in 2014, however, hoop skirts are being traded for jeans, betrothals for bar dates. where proud plantations once stood are now sleek skyscrapers and low-rise living areas, ballrooms and manors alongside fluorescent-lit mcdonalds and hole-in-the-wall cafes. welcome to #fools rp, a no app real life set coming soon!

 

simplypotterheads:

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unfogging the future by cassandra vablatsky 

(dog art)

name: ramya, don’t ask me to list my 220+ nicknames 
age: fifteen 
favorite character: elise vermeulen but idk i love all of them
favorite group plot: large family plots
strangest character that you’ve ever made: probably sybill?? 
something that you’ve always wanted to see on a site: a cult
book/movie/celeb that last made you cry: the secret history im going to cry about it for the rest of my life tbh
favorite song: black gold - foals
what game of throne house are you: i took a test once and got stark
waffles, french toast or pancakes: hOW DO U EXPECT ME TO CHOOSE
how would you feel about going in blind with a character: im down w/ it!!

yeahwriters:

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referenceforwriters:

Hemingway App

thetrolliestcritic:

Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. 

Basically the coolest little tool to have as a writer.

This is awesome!!!

ERINYES [LISTEN] // a mix for serial killer furies

empathy / crystal castles // cannibal queen / miniature tigers // i eat boys like you for breakfast / ida maria // gold guns girls / metric // army of me / björk // kill of the night / gin wigmore // sacrilege / yeah yeah yeahs // separate and ever deadly / the last shadow puppets // seven devils / florence + the machine // violent cries / cold showers // me and the devil / soap&skin

ERINYES [LISTEN] // a mix for serial killer furies

empathy / crystal castles // cannibal queen / miniature tigers // i eat boys like you for breakfast / ida maria // gold guns girls / metric // army of me / björk // kill of the night / gin wigmore // sacrilege / yeah yeah yeahs // separate and ever deadly / the last shadow puppets // seven devils / florence + the machine // violent cries / cold showers // me and the devil / soap&skin

ALECTO // She brought the blood of Gorgon Medousa, scraped off into a shell fresh when she was newly slain, and smeared the tree with the crimson Libyan drops. This is what the mad Erinys did in the mountains.” Nonnus, Dionysiaca

alias: ramya
mythology: mostly greek and roman but also hindu
human sacrifice: heck ya
favorite faces: mODELS all the models tbh
what would you be the god/dess of: probably finger knitting and existential crises
favorite mythology ship: achilles/patroclus, hades/persephone, orpheus/eurydice, ariadne/dionysus

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Baptiste Radufe - AG Jeans Spring/Summer 2014 Campaign

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