The Sea Monk

The sea monk is a legendary creature that inhabits Scandinavian waters as well as farther east. It was rumoured to have control over storms. Description: a cloak of scales, greatly resembling a monk, but with an ugly face. The Story: The Smithsonian Magazine dug up research from Renaissance Europe: Sometime between 1545 and 1550, the peculiar sea … Continue reading The Sea Monk

Zombie

The zombie has risen in popularity over the years, much in part to The Walking Dead series. These zombies are depicted as humans who, after death, rise to feast upon the living. The zombies in The Walking Dead maintain the slow, shuffling walk from earlier incarnations of the zombie, but before The Walking Dead, there … Continue reading Zombie

Chimaeras

This post is going to be a little different. I want to speak on chimaeras--hybrids of one or two animals. There haven't been any encounters per say, but there are some interesting stories. In Greek mythology, the chimaera was a fire-breathing, female monster "resembling a lion in the forepart, a goat in the middle, and a dragon behind." Bellerophon, a Greek … Continue reading Chimaeras