September 24, 2017

A völva or volva, from the Old Norse and Icelandic respectively, sometimes anglicized vala, is a female shaman and seer in Norse tradition and a recurring motif in Norse mythology, as shown in the following extract from the Snorri Sturluson (Old Norse work of literature written in Iceland in the early 13th century), Prose Edda

“Then came the völva Gróa there, wife of Aurvandil the Bold, and she sang her spells over Thor until the piece of stone loosened from his flesh. After Thor noticed this, he...

September 17, 2017

Undines are the elementals for water, the unseen intelligences that allegedly inhabit this element. They are said to have been here since the beginning of time, and to have created the landscape of reality. Their origins can be traced back to Greek mythology. Many ancient Greek texts cite a clan of nymphs called Oceanides (also referred as Nereids) who claimed the oceans of the world as their home. These beings were the daughters of Titan and his wife Tethys. Their presence in the oceans was leg...

September 10, 2017

The Zitiron is a race of creatures with origins in Medieval Flemish mythology, legend and folklore. Accounts of its existence were first published by Jacob van Maerlant (Flemish poet of the 13th century) in his manuscript Der Naturen Bloeme, in 1350.

The Zitiron is a heavily armored marine fish-humanoid creature, believed by many to possess a genetic connection to Merfolk, Tritones, Bishop Fish and Monk Fish.

In many respects, it resembles many other different types of aquatic humanoids related to...

September 3, 2017

The Wendigo, a supernatural being from the forests of the Northern United States and Canada, it’s said to be half specter, half beast, and to prey on humans, especially children.

As the line of the American Frontier (i.e., contrasting region at the edge of a European-American line of settlement) was pushed westward in the 1700s a curious legend slipped through the cracks, and the attempts to hunt down and capture this legend go on today. While this creature is considered by many to be the creatio...

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