What is the Mahaha? The Story of the Inuit Mythology Demon

What is the Mahaha

We recently wrote about the Amarok, a gigantic and fierce wolf in Inuit mythology that preys upon humans who hunt alone at night. Here we’re sticking with Inuit mythology, and will learn about the Mahaha, a maniacal demon that haunts much of the Arctic region.  Read on to learn all about the Mahaha.  MORE LIKE … Read more

What is a Satyr? The History of the Mythological Nature Spirits

What is a Satyr

The word ‘satyr’ is often encountered in modern interpretations of mythology and fantasy media, but not many know about the history of the creature. So, what is a satyr? Read on to find out.  Related: What are the Aeternae? What is a Satyr?  A satyr is a male nature spirit in Greek mythology that is … Read more

What is the Shug Monkey? British Folklore from Cambridgeshire

Shug Monkey - Image from cryptidz.fandom.com

In the East of England, in the county of Cambridgeshire, a peculiar tale exists of a half-dog, half-monkey creature known as the Shug Monkey.  Situated in south-east of Cambridge and north-west Haverhill, this weird creature has had a number of sightings over the years. But exactly what is the Shug Monkey? Read on to find … Read more

What is the Oozlum Bird? The Australian and British Legendary Creature

What is the Oozlum Bird

The Oozlum Bird is a mythical creature found in British and Australian folklore that is said to display ridiculous behaviour, according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Indeed, it is perhaps best known to British audiences for being at the centre of the Carry On Up the Jungle film of 1970, where it is said to … Read more

What are the Aeternae? Obscure Greek Monsters

What are the Aeternae

The Aeternae were legendary mythical creatures in ancient Greek folklore that were first described by Alexander the Great during his travels with his army. But what exactly are the Aeternae? What do they look like? Where were they found? How do you pronounce it?  Read on to learn more about the mythical Greek creatures called … Read more

Pasiphae and the Bull. Why Did They Mate?

Pasiphae and the bull - Pompeii Fresco

In Greek mythology, Pasiphae was the daughter of the personification of the Sun, Helios. Pasiphae was immortal, and as a queen of Crete, but she is perhaps best known for her relationship with a bull, and for being the mother of the mythical creature, the Minotuar.  Read on to learn about Pasiphae and the bull. … Read more

Huginn and Muninn: All About Odin’s Ravens

Huginn and Muninn

Odin is perhaps the most widely revered god in Norse mythology, with many tales and surviving texts alluding to his incredible wisdom, knowledge, and battle prowess. By Odin, many gods were born, among the most notable being Thor and Baldr, but he also had a whole host of other companions, many of them in animal … Read more

Who is Tjinimin in Aboriginal Mythology?

Tjinimin was associated with bats

Keeping on with the theme of Aboriginal mythology and bat deities from the past few weeks (read about Balayang and Camazotz), today we’re going to look at the trickster bat god Tjinimin, who is a prominent figure in Australian Aboriginal mythology.  Read on to learn more about Tjinimin.  Who is Tjinimin? According to Aborignal folklore, … Read more

Who is Camazotz? The Story of the Bat God from Maya Mythology

Camazotz the Mayan Bat God

We recently wrote about Balayang the Aboriginal bat god, and today we wanted to talk about another bat deity, Camazotz. The story of Camazotz belongs to Maya mythology, and the word literally means ‘death bat’ in an ancient language of the Mayans in Guatemala.  Read on to learn about Camazotz – what it was, what … Read more