mythical creatures bestiary

empty mirror

remember the jackalope
shitty cameras seem to be better suited for documenting otherworldly phenomena

see:
loch ness
sasquatch
ufo
 

martin

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I was talking to an Aussie once who told me they love to frighten the Euro visitors heading for the Bush by talking about the 'hoop snake' - which inserts its tail into its mouth and speed-wheels across the ground towards its prey at 45mph.
 

massrock

New member
I was talking to an Aussie once who told me they love to frighten the Euro visitors heading for the Bush by talking about the 'hoop snake' - which inserts its tail into its mouth and speed-wheels across the ground towards its prey at 45mph.
As if they don't have enough weird animals they have to go and make a load more up.

Like the notorious Drop Bear.
 

muser

Member
mythical creatures in the UK mainly consist of cats that may or may not be larger then a normal cat getting used as an excuse by farmers for there dying sheep. (The beasts of wherever).
 
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Brother Randy Hickey

formerly Dubversion
the jackalope is an american phenomenon, i think. are any non-US-based dissensians familiar? a rabbit with a rack of horns, essentially. not sure about its origins, but it is a popular legend in the american south. and west. american southwest. from a postcard on my desk:

The Western Jackalope: Among the rarest of the hunter's trophies is the timid jackalope. The nocturnal antlered, long-eared mammal has keen senses of hearing and smell and is said to be attracted to alcohol...
I recently bought a stuffed and mounted jackalope off ebay from a man in Montana. Indeed, it's a Montana Snarling Jackalope due to its particularly aggressive demeanour. The jackalope hunter wanted an insane amount of money to ship to London so it's currently at my friend's house in Phoenix waiting for her next trip over, when she should have a lot of fun explaining to customs what it is.

This is a true story :)
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
A cockatrice has the upper half of a rooster and the bottom half of a snake. It can kill with a glance.
why did i already know this? must've featured in some fantasy book or other i read as a kid....it si really frightening what semi-useless knowledge is stored in my head...
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
I recently bought a stuffed and mounted jackalope off ebay from a man in Montana. Indeed, it's a Montana Snarling Jackalope due to its particularly aggressive demeanour. The jackalope hunter wanted an insane amount of money to ship to London so it's currently at my friend's house in Phoenix waiting for her next trip over, when she should have a lot of fun explaining to customs what it is.

This is a true story :)
jesus h christ!
 

Brother Randy Hickey

formerly Dubversion
it'll look lovely on the wall facing my genuine (genyuwine?) steers skull, 5ft horn tip to horn tip, which I bought off a guy in New Mexico. He drives round the desert, finds them, cleans them up and sells them on ebay to wannabe rednecks in South London. ;)
 

Benny B

Active member
came across this one in josé donoso's 'obscene bird of the night', currently haunting my dreams.



According to legend, the invunche is a first-born son less than nine days old that was kidnapped by, or sold by his parents to, a Brujo Chilote (a type of sorcerer or warlock of Chiloé). If the baby had been christened, the warlock debaptizes him.

The Brujo chilote transforms the child into a deformed hairy monster by breaking his right leg and twisting it over his back. When the boy is three months old his tongue is forked and the warlock applies a magic cream over the boy's back to cause thick hairs. During its first months the invunche is fed on black cat's milk and goat flesh,[1] and then with human flesh from cemeteries.[2]

Besides guarding the entrance to the warlock's cave, the invunche is used by warlocks as an instrument for revenge or curses. And, because it has acquired magical knowledge over its lifetime spent guarding the cave, even if the invunche is not initiated on wizardry, it sometimes acts as the warlock's advisor.

The invunche leaves the cave only in certain circumstances, such as when the warlock's cave is destroyed or discovered and the warlock moves to another cave, or when the warlocks have need of him, and they carry the invunche while he's thrashing and yelling, scaring the townspeople and announcing misfortune to come. The invunche also comes out when the warlocks take it to the Warlock's Council.

The invunche is fed solely by warlocks and is only allowed to search for its own edibles if food is lacking inside the cave.
 
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