Fantastic beasts and someone to draw them
January 26, 2020 8:08 AM   Subscribe

In Hittite mythology, Illuyanka was a serpentine dragon slain by Tarhunt, the Hittite incarnation of the Hurrian god of sky and storm. Otora gitsune was a one-eyed, three-legged kitsune who lived in Aichi Prefecture. In Lugbaran mythology Adro is the epitome of all evil and the master of witches and wizards for people who live in the west Nile region of Uganda. El Sapo Fuerzo is a mythical toad from Chile. One of the creepier creatures in Scottish folklore, and certainly not something you want to meet on a dark night, is the brollachan. The linchetto is a sprite present in the popular tradition of the province of Lucca. The Sarmatian Sea Snail was a very odd creature that was in a medieval bestiary entitled On Monsters and Marvels, by a French surgeon named Ambroise Pare. The Colo Colo or Colocolo, is a malignant creature of Mapuche mythology. Artist Iman Joy El Shami-Mader is on a mission to illustrate all of the world's mythical beasts.
posted by youarenothere (4 comments total) 38 users marked this as a favorite
Reminds me of Borges' Book of Imaginary Beings...
posted by jim in austin at 4:34 PM on January 26

Don’t know why we don’t have more comments on this post - these are lovely. Thanks!
posted by q*ben at 7:35 PM on January 26

Fantastic, thanks!
posted by filthy light thief at 8:33 PM on January 26

These are truly beautiful. Such a talented artist!

Don’t know why we don’t have more comments...
In my case the post took me to insta where I got sucked into an attention well, and it took me an hour to get back!
posted by Lizard at 10:20 AM on January 27

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