August 27, 2017

A group of Aztec gods –whose physical appearance is that of an innumerable group of rabbits— associated with drunkenness and intoxication. They are sometimes referred as the “Four-hundred Divine Rabbits” but in this context four hundred is meant to represent an "innumerable" amount.

These naughty bunnies are the children of Mayahuel, the goddess of Pulque (traditional Mexica alcoholic beverage made from agave), and its large number indicates the many degrees of intoxication one can attain when dr...

August 20, 2017

Brownies are supernatural beings, dwarf-like in stature but powerfully built, that can be found on the moors or with a particular family. Brownies are vitally important to the Celtic folklore and the Scottish people, and also relevant in English folklore.

Harmless but often mischievous, they tend to amuse themselves by hurling stones at homes and engaging in other ghostly behavior. Although they are by nature troublemakers, their presence is a sign of good fortune and their withdrawal is an omen...

August 13, 2017

The Xuangui, also called the twisting-turtles, are found along the Strange River that runs east of the Niu-Trees Mountain.The Xuangui are often described as black turtles (sometimes with some red stripes along their bodies) with a bird’s head and a viper’s tail. When swimming, they make sounds as if splitting wood with their beaks.

The shell of this legendary creature mentioned in many ancient Chinese bestiaries was said to have healing and protective properties.

Ancient tradition dictates that we...

August 6, 2017

Naga is the Sanskrit word that identifies a deity with the form of a great snake —specifically the king cobra— that is found in Hinduism and Jainism. The word, however, also refers to a group of mythological beings of serpentine features.

The interpretation of the Naga myth as describe in the great epic Mahabharata (one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India), depicts nagas in a negative light. It calls them "persecutors of all creatures", warning us "the snakes were of virulent poison,...

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