Saturday, October 9, 2010

Mythological Creatures and Update.

    First the update.  Mythological creatures won the poll, so this poll will center around it.  The following blog entries shall go as the following; Movie suggestions and reviews, culture and religion, horror art, Youtube clips and movies, book recommendation, and book suggestions.  The order of the posts is primarily based on what was voted on the most, the tied subjects I placed in my own order.


   As a special treat for winning first place by a landslide I have personally illustrated doodles of every creature featured in this entry.



1. Wraith


   Originating from Scottish descent, a Wraith would most commonly be known as a shadow person now of days.  Essentially a ghost or spirit, the Wraith is often thought of as a harbinger of doom, a foreshadowing of tragedy.  People said to have seen a Wraith come to encounter horrible events; their house burning, a relative dying, and all other kinds of misfortune.  There is a variation of the Wraith that may be the most horrible, when the Wraith takes the form of yourself, you are given a death sentence and only have a short matter of time before you die.  The version of the Wraith that announces your death is often compared or confused with a Doppelganger or Evil Twin, but the notable difference is that The Wraith only trumpets death, where as a Doppelganger or Evil twin actually try to murder you.  The Waith has been used a lot in popular media, and most recently was seen in The Lord of the Rings.


2. Cockatrice.

Maybe this is a little too dynamic.  Dragon Cockatrice.

   The Cockatrice is an evil creature that is a hyrbid between a Chicken and a lizard (most commonly a toad or snake) whose only job is to turn living things to stone.  If it breathes on you, touches you, or even looks at your, you're fucked and made of stone now.  Strangely enough, only a Weasel is immune to the stare of a Cockatrice, it is also said that if a Cockatrice were to hear the crow of a Rooster it would instantly die.  The legend of the Cockatrice is very old and even has roots in the Bible, crazy right?


3. The Hungry Ghost.



   Hungry Ghosts are wretched spirits whose insatiable desires from their living days bites them in the ass.  The Buddhist version tells of people who could never appreciate their lives as they were, or the moment they lived in, unmitigated consumers who are now the damned.   I like this ghost because it is tailored to the person as they were in life.  Hungry Ghosts are grotesque figures with bloated stomaches but withered limbs and an elongated neck, the image itself plays with starvation victims.  The Hungry Ghosts writhe on the ground, empty to the full sense of the word, crying and laying in pain as they hunger for objects that could never quell their appetite.  Another key to this ghost`s doom is it unwillingness to correct its consuming desire and its attachment to its living past.


4. Basilisk. 



   Basilisks are mean, kill-you-in-the-process-of-killing-it-mean.  The King of Serpents, a dreadful lizard who can kill a person with a simple glance and even wears a crown.  The Cockatrice and Basilisk share origins and stories and both share a weakness to Weasels (think ricki-ticki-tavi in weasel form), a reason I wanted to post both in the same entry.  Basilisks can kill you with a look, have poison breath, and venomous blood.  Blood of a Basilisk can even crawl up a spear or sword it is stabbed with and poison the person holding it, so even in death a Basilisk can rack up a head count, they always had a high W to L ratio.  To think about fighting the Basilisk was a death wish and often assured no one would mess with it.  Just to further emphasize the "meanness" of Basilisks, there are stories of them being such resentful jerks that when they cannot kill an animal with a glance, they instead stare at every herb, plant, or source of food and turn them to stone so that the animal either starves or has to leave the immediate area.  



23 comments:

  1. awesome post, bro! waiting for MOAR

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  2. You have to love those creatures. I know I always have. There was just something about the fact they've lived on for so long after the origins.

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  3. These pictures are sick!. They are so trippy. Take care Bro! :D

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  4. Wow, your associated pics are like trading cards for monsters.
    In my book, basilisk > cockatrice.
    Anyway, nice work there. Weird but pleasing style.

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  5. The hungry ghost would make an awesome album cover! Great work!

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  6. Basilisk will be well known because of Harry Potter now, but that doesn't make it any less bad ass.

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  7. I am stocking up on roosters as we speak! Once again, super informative post and an excellent read!

    -NH

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  8. this pics is for the psihologic?:))

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  9. all stody about drak side:), the human imagination is big:)

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  10. what semnification man this picures's?:-/

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  11. Oh just gorgeous, a real thoroughly enjoyable read. I love the illustrations the most though, thats a crazy ingenius style you've got.

    -JKane

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  12. ^ agree. The works you've done are not immediately what someone would expect to see and that keeps everything fresh -- like the way you might experience a creature like this as a child

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  13. This is really cool. I think you should do another blog all about Cthulhu and that stuff.

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  14. This is indeed a super informative post and I appreciate the time and effort you put into your post, but again, I think you should do another article about Cthulhu!

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  15. To taste the fruit of yon celestal tree.

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  16. For wicked Cleon and his wife, when fame Following!

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