Bringing Myths and Legends to Life...

How to Spot a Real Werewolf

How to Spot a Real Werewolf

Werewolves have been around as far back as written word. Have you ever been suspicious that someone you know was a little wolfy? But how can you be sure? You can’t go around accusing people willy-nilly. But don’t despair, as with witches, finding a werewolf largely seems to be a matter of looking hard enough. Let’s […]

Unicorn – Myth or Misportrayal?

Unicorn – Myth or Misportrayal?

What do you picture a unicorn to look like? The truth is that they existed and they were really ugly.

The Phoenix

The Phoenix

The phoenix [fee-niks] is a long-lived fiery bird that is present in many different mythologies from around the world – from cultures both alive and those that are long lost in the dust of time. 

List of Shapeshifters from Around the...

List of Shapeshifters from Around the World

Listing of Were-Creatures/Shape-Shifters from around the world   In folklore, mythology or even fiction, shapeshifting is the act of metamorphosing from one physical form into another. This amazing feat can be accomplished in several ways : magical spells, magic powers of a talisman, divine intervention (whether for good or bad intention), or, that’s just the nature […]

Ningen: Japanese Sea Monster

Ningen: Japanese Sea Monster

Ningen (人間 – meaning ‘human being’) First sighted in the 1960’s, this large humanoid creature could be hiding out in the vast unexplored wilderness of the Antarctic. Primarily seen in the icy ocean waters by, government run, Japanese “whale research” vessels, the Ningen is said to be 65-95 feet in length (20-30 meters)! Crazy big! Witnesses […]

Royal Female Werewolf: She-Wolf Werew...

Royal Female Werewolf: She-Wolf Werewoman

In the mountains of Auvergne France a story dating back to 1588 was told of a royal female werewoman. In the story, a nobleman was gazing out of his window and upon seeing a hunter he knew, asked him to check back with details of the hunt. While in the forest, despite still being in sight […]

Bellerophon and the Chimera

Bellerophon and the Chimera

The dreaded Chimera took up residence in Caria, one of Greece’s neighbors and trade partners. Great havoc did it cause, killing and terrorizing the area. As his people (and economy, no doubt) were suffering, the ruler of neighboring Lycia at the time, King Iobates, wished to put an end to it. Soon, as luck would have it, a gallant young […]

Werewolf

Werewolf

Werewolf – Lycanthropy Lycanthropy comes from the Greek lykoi, “wolf” and anthropos, “man” The legend of the werewolf is one of the most ancient and wide spread. Stories of werewolves can be found as far back as history has been written. These shapeshifter myths can be found all over the word from China to Iceland […]

MerMania Con for Mermaid Lovers &...

MerMania Con for Mermaid Lovers & Professionals

This past January 2016, the very first MerMania convention took place at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in North Carolina and boy did it look fun! This merfolk family friendly convention featured everything an up-and-coming mermaid or merman could hope to see and do.

12th Labor of Hercules: Cerberus

12th Labor of Hercules: Cerberus

Perhaps one of the best known mythological stories involves Hercules and his 12 Labors. For the final and most difficult labor, King Eurytheus asked Hercules to bring him Cerberus from the Underworld to prove his strength and fearlessness. To King Eurytheus this seemed an impossible task. Cerberus was a fearsome hellhound monster, not easily bested. While many spirits […]