Highly misunderstood creatures they are.
In keeping with a theme for this month, today I’m talking about my favorite mythological creatures ranging from things with wings to more things with wings. There may be a pattern here.
I’d like to say I very much see these creatures, along with many we know to exist, differently than most. Not so much killers or dangerous but with their own ways of life and if people took the time to understand them better the world in general may become better. Wishful thinking. Onto the list.
I didn’t even know about them until watching Teen Wolf. After that I did more research and over the years they slowly made their way to the top of my list. The Japanese word for fox, Kitsune’s are wise with multiple tails. There are 13, each with an element. They can shape-shift and live for a long time. Not only that but they just look badass.
Not the idea of beautiful, exotic creatures but actual beings that look like they belong in the ocean. We have our own ways of thinking what a mermaid would look like and I go along the lines of dangerous and threatening with combinations of skills from other underwater life.
Again I like to view dragons in a different light. Not just a single type that only breathes fire and may or may not talk. Dragons with different abilities. Have them breathe ice, let them live underwater. Different looks based on geography. Harry Potter maybe started my interest in dragons and that won’t be the only reference to that series in this post.
Does this count? It will any way. I liked werewolves from a young age, never scared but fascinated. I’m one of those who believe they’re highly misunderstood creatures who, usually pose more harm than anything, changed over the years. Different adaptations are using them in more ways than bad, with some even protecting forests and towns rather than hurting. Plus Remus Lupin is one of my favorite Harry Potter characters and being a werewolf adds to that love.
Again, thank you Harry Potter. I don’t know why I fell in love with them, probably because of Buckbeak but after that I accepted how much I wanted to own a ranch like in the books. As many of you know they’re a half-eagle, half-horse breed which demands respect upon greeting them. If the they return the respect they’re loyal and dangerous in a fight.
This, not to call it an obsession, started years ago after watching one of the paranormal shows during my weekly schedule. We’ll say I was 13. A group went after the creature known as Mothman, which is what it sounds like: a humanoid creature that looks like a moth with large wings and red eyes. It’s believed Mothman brings doom to wherever it goes, with reported witnesses of seeing it before disasters. I like to think it’s a warning and if you see Mothman, run away.
And to me he’s local, residing in West Virginia not far from western Pennsylvania.
What are your favorite mythological creatures?