Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 2013/Creature #33: Acipenser

In the 16th and 17th century, explorers sailing the northern seas gave this name to a giant fish whose scales were on backwards, opening towards the front instead of the rear. This caused it to swim much more slowly than other fish; yet it was so vast that no one seems to have attempted to capture one. Stories of this kind almost always seems to arise from sightings of whales or, in this case, possibly giant surgeons, the fish from which caviar is extracted. 

Deadline for all Acipenser action to be sent to magicalcreaturesproject@gmail.comTuesday December 31st.

The Tangaroas


Monday, November 4, 2013

November 2013/Creature #32: Tangaroa

Tangaroa is the Polynesian god of the ocean who breathes only once in 24 hours, causing tidal motion. In the Tahuata (the Marquesas Islands) he is known as Tanaoa, the god of primeval darkness. In fine weather, Tangaroa turns into a green lizard

Deadline for all Tangaroa action to be sent to magicalcreaturesproject@gmail.comSaturday November 31st.

The Big Owls


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 2013/Creature #31: Big Owl

Among the Apache of North America, the Big Owl is a cannibalistic monster who, like the Basilisk, petrifies victims with his glance. Among the Lipan Indians, Big Owl is a giant, a son of the Sun, who tires to marry the daughter of a hero in order to kill him. According to the White Apache, Big Owl tries to kill all the created people but was in turn slain by his own brother. 

Deadline for all Big Owl action to be sent to magicalcreaturesproject@gmail.comThursday October 31st.

Monday, September 30, 2013