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Call me Laus or Su. This is my art and inspiration blog. I reblog nice pieces of artwork.
Apr 16 '14

yay for sketches
one of favorite moments, Huan and Luthien defeating Sauron on Tol-in-Gaurhoth
I thought Sauron is suppose to be bigger than Luthien (or any other elf or man),but not too much


yay for sketches

one of favorite moments, Huan and Luthien defeating Sauron on Tol-in-Gaurhoth

I thought Sauron is suppose to be bigger than Luthien (or any other elf or man),but not too much

Apr 15 '14


rampant children of monsters in love

Apr 15 '14

In Which Diversity Isn’t a Myth


Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list. 

I tried to include as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogguing (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list. 

Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, ect), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.

  • Dragons

The Chinese Dragon

The Japanese Dragon

The Korean Dragon

The Vietnamese Dragon

The Greek Dragon

The Indian Dragon

The Polish Dragon

The Austrian Dragon

The British Dragon

The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)

The Basque Dragon

Lindworm: The wingless dragon (Norse mythology)

Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)

Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)

Balaur: the Romanian Dragon, more on the balaur

Taniwha: A dragon in Maori traditions

  • Little creatures (without wings)

The Legend of the LeprechaunsThe Leprechaun

Chanaque /Alux (the equivalent of leprechauns in Aztec/Mayan folklore)


Elves in Mythology and Fantasy

Elves in Germanic Mythology

Norse/Scandinavian elves

Landvaettir: protectors of the land

Korrigansmore on Korrigans (Dwarf-like fairies in Breton folklore)

Kabeiroi or Cabeiri (Dwarf-like minor gods in Greek mythology)

Norse Dwarves

The Myth of Loki and the Dwarves

Eloko (dwarves in Zaire mythology. Also called Biloko)

Ten Types of Goblins


Tengu: Japanese Goblins


More on Gnomes

Pooka: an Irish phantom

  • Creatures with wings (except dragons)


All sorts of Cultural Fairies

Fairies in Old French Mythology 

A Fairy List

Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)

Welsh Fairies

Peri (Persian fairies)

Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)

The Celtic Pixie

Changelings, more

Angels in Judaism

Angels in Christianity

Hierarchy of Angels

Angels in Islam

Irish Sylph

Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)

Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)


  • Spirited Creatures

Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)

Types of Djinns

Aisha Qandisha and Djinn in Moroccan Folklore

Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)


Spirits in Asturian Mythology



Boggarts: The British Poltergeist

Phantom black dogs (the Grim)

Demons in Babylonian and Assyrian Mythology (list)

Demons in the Americas (list)

European Demons (list)

Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)

Judeo-Christian Demons (list)

Nephilim, more on Nephilim

Mahaha (a demon in Inuit religious traditions)

Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois religious traditions)

Huldra, more on the Huldra (spirit of the forest in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In Norwegian folklore, they are called skogsfru)

  • Ghosts

Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)

Malay Ghosts

Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)

Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)

Japanese Ghosts

Mexican Ghosts

Kitsune (a fox spirit in Japanese folklore)

Dullahan (a headless ghost in Celtic mythology), more details

Tulpa (ghost in Tibetan folklore)

  • Horse-like mythical creatures

Qilin, more on the Qilin


The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)

The Centaur

The Female Centaur

Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)

Horse-like creatures (a list)

Karkadann, more on the Karkadann (a persian unicorn)

Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)

  • Undead creatures

The Melanesian Vampire 

The Ewe Myth : Vampires

The Germanic Alp

The Indonesian Vampire

Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)

The Aswang: The Filipino Vampire

Folklore Vampires Versus Literary Vampires

Callicantzaros: The Greek Vampire

Moroi: The Romanian Vampire

Dhampir: Half human half vampire, more on dhampirs (Eastern Europe mythology)

Strigoi: another Romanian Vampire

Vampire mythology in Romania

Pricolici:an undead werewolf in Romanian mythology

Vampires in Malaysia

Loogaroo/Socouyant: The Haitian Vampire

Incubi and Sucubi Across Cultures

Varacolaci: The Romanian Vampire

Brahmaparusha: The Indian Vampire

Genesis of the Word “Vampire”

The Ghoul in Middle East Mythology

Slavic Vampires

Chiang-Shih: The Chinese Vampire, more on Chiang-Shih

Vampires A-Z

The Medical Truth Behind the Vampire Myths

Zombies in Haitian Culture

Draugar: Undead Creatures in Norse mythology, more 

  • Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids) 

Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)

Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)

The Original Werewolf in Greek Mythology

Werewolves Across Cultures

Werewolf Syndrome: A Medical Explanation to the Myth

Nagas Across Cultures

The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)

The Sphinx


Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)

Pooka: an Irish changelings

Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)

Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)

Yech (Native American folklore)

Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit religious traditions)

Vilkacis (a werewolf in Lithuanian mythology) 

  • Sea creatures

Selkies (Norse mermaids)

Mermaids in many cultures

More about mermaids


Jengu: the Cameroonian mermaid

The Kraken (a sea monster)

Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)

Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)

Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal religious tradition)

Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)

An assemblage of myths and legends on water and water creatures

Slavic Water Creatures

The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)

Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)

Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit religious traditions)

Bunyip (Aboriginal mythology)

Adaro (Mermen in the folklore of Solomon Islands people), more

  • Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category

Aigamuxa, more details on Aigamuxa




Myrmidons (ant warriors)

TrollMore on Trolls


Golems in Judaism

Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)

Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit religious traditions)

Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)

The Minotaur

The ManticoreThe Manticore and The Leucrouta

The Ogre

The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)

The Windigo

The Windigo Psychosis

Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)

Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)

Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit religious traditions)

  • References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe

Creatures of Irish Folklore 

Folklore and Fairytales

An Overview of Persian Folklore

Filipino Folklore

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

Alaska Folklore

Spanish (Spain) Mythology

Mythical Archive

Mythology Dictionary

List of Medieval and Ancient Monsters

Native American Animals of Myth and Legends

Native American Myths (*I say myths as in: stories of the creation of the world)

Bestiary of Ancient Greek Mythology

Mythology, Legend, Folklore and Ghosts

Angels and Demons

List of Sea Creatures

Yoruba Mythology

Ghosts Around the World, Ghosts From A to Z

Strange (Fantastic) Animals of Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Mythology

Creatures from West Africa

On the Legendary Creatures of Africa

Celtic Mythology (Welsh and Irish)

Myths, Creatures and Folklore

Encyclopedia Mythica

Orkneyjar Tales of Sea Creatures

  • References on writing a myth or mythical creatures

Writing a MYTHology in your novel?

How to Write a Myth

10 Steps to Creating Realistic Fantasy Creatures

Creating Fantasy Creatures or Alien Species

Legendary Creature Generator

Questions You Need to Answer When Creating a Mythology for Your World

Book Recommendations With Underrated Mythical Creatures

(I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)

Ah wonderful. Let me add some Finnish ones:

Emuu is the denomination of Finnish and Karelian mythical creatures, which are progenitors of some plants - or animals.

For example there is Laus (reindeers and mooses), Juonetar (deers), Juoletar (otters), Kati (Trees. Forest’s young and beatiful goddess, gives birth to trees) and many others.

Sorry all the links are in Finnish, because noone is interested in translating something this useless.

Apr 14 '14


Mineral Monsters

Decided to toss them all into a photoset for convenience. It was a fun week!

Sources: Mineralists, Friends of Minerals Forum, Wikipedia Creative Commons, You Flaming Brute

Apr 14 '14


I hope you remembered! Today is plumprimo’s debut day! Brought to us by la farfa, this brand will be in DreamV and features sizes 3L to 6L . From more cute items to more sexy items. The pricing isn’t bad either :P The largest price seems to be more or less 40 USDs. Styling can work for himekaji, agejo, casual sweet, onee, etc. There aren’t many debut items, but I’ll post links when they get on the global rakuten site.  

Source takes you to the item pages. If not, use this link: http://www.dreamvs.jp/pc/index_ppm.html?ebis_ac=link

Plumprimo Global Rakuten Links:








Extra Information:

着丈 = dress length
肩幅 = shoulder-to-shoulder width
袖丈 = sleeve length
袖口周り = sleeve circumference
バスト = bust
ウエスト = waist
裾周り = hem circumference
Edit: Omg, I forgot the la farfa tag xD This couldn’t have happened without them :P

(Source: dreamvs.jp)

Apr 13 '14

moonspots reminded me of this show a week or so ago and
i cant believe its been gone so long


moonspots reminded me of this show a week or so ago and

i cant believe its been gone so long

Apr 13 '14

Demona. Took a little break, but I’m getting back into it.


Demona. Took a little break, but I’m getting back into it.

Apr 12 '14

(Source: hvittland)

Apr 12 '14
Apr 11 '14

public transport or something (´∀`;)ノ


public transport or something `;)