ALPHABET ANIMALS: MYTHOLOGY
I took part in a Twitter challenge where we illustrated a new mythical creature every week. Each Tuesday, the new animal was named, resulting in 26 unique and unusual creature pieces.
B is for Basilisk
The basilisk is said to be king of all reptiles and has the ability to kill with a glance.
E is for Erymanthian Boar
The Erymanthian boar was a dangerous creature said to have been captured by Heracles (Hercules).
G is for Griffin
The griffin is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head of an eagle.
I is for Imp
The imp began as a lesser goblin that liked to play pranks on humans. During the 16th century, it came to associated with Hell and viewed as a kind of demon.
J is for Jackalope
The jackalope is a creature of North-American folklore, said to be able to imitate the human voice.
K is for Kraken
The kraken is a giant octopus-like sea monster said to live off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.
N is for Nekomata
The nekomata is a creature of Japanese mythology that possesses two tails and the ability to raise the dead.
Q is for Questing Beast
The questing beast is a creature from Arthurian legend. Its name comes from its bark, which is said to resemble” the sound of thirty hounds questing”.
R is for Rainbow Serpent
The rainbow serpent is a large, powerful spirit in Australian Aboriginal lore, who is said to be the giver of life.
S is for Suiko
The suiko is a dangerous, aggressive creature that can be found in Japan in China. It lives near large bodies of water.
U is for Unicorn
The unicorn is a legendary creature, known to resemble a horse with a solid, lone horn. This horn is valuable and is sometimes said to contain healing properties.
V is for Vampire
The vampire is a creature that looks human but exhibits superhuman strength and speed. Vampires survive by drinking human blood.
W is for Wereworl
The werewolf is a creature that is part human and part wolf. On the night of a full moon, a werewolf will shapeshift from human into its animal form.
Y is for Yeti
The yeti is a creature that resides in the Himalayan region. It is sometimes referred to as the Abominable Snowman and is taller than a human.