Day twenty one (21). Alien [Stranger in a Strange Land]
Michael Valentine Smith of Robert Heinlein's 1961 novel. .
Day twenty (20). Serpent.
Inspired by Bram Stoker's The Lair of the White Worm, during the last year's of his life.
Day nineteen (19). Seance.
Be careful of the doors you open,
You can't always control what comes through.
Day eighteen (18). Rat.
I struggled to start this one on account of my irrational fear of being paralyzed and having my feet gnawed off by rats.
Kinda cool that they have collapsible spines though...
Day Seventeen (17). Werewolf [Ashina].
According to the Gokturk ethnogenic myth, the Ashina were half wolf, half man. The offspring of the she-wolf, Asena, and the infant she suckled and raised; fierce warriors and the founders what is now Turkey.
In some legends the bite of a werewolf is fatal to a vampire... Interestingly, an often overlooked detail in the downfall of Vlad Tepes [or Caziglu Bey, as he was known by the Turks] was defeated by his Younger brother, Radu Dracula; a Janissary at the command of the Turkish Sultan, and ordered to bring his head back to Constantinople as proof of the Impaler Prince's demise.
Easily credited as the noted figure to have been alleged to be a vampire, met his end with his own brother, Radu... [a variation of Rudolf] which as it happens, means "wise old wolf"
Day Sixteen (16). Goblin.
[Robin "Puck" Goodfellow]
Day fifteen (15). Owl.
Day fourteen (14). Skeleton.
After the foxes have known our taste
After the raven has had his say
I'd be home with you, I'd be home with you...
Day thirteen (13). Grave.
Meet you at the end.
Day twelve (12). Vampire.
Few creatures of the night have captured our imagination like vampires.
What explains our enduring fascination with vampires?
What is it about the vampire myth that explains our interest?
Is it the overtone of sexual lust, power and control?
Or is it a fascination with the immortality of the undead?
And what dark and hidden parts of our psyche are aroused and captivated
By the legends of the undead.
Day eleven (11). Bat.
I bid you welcome...
I've always found their physiology quite interesting, capable of true flight- chiroptera [literally hand wing] have been subject to stigma in many cultures and are still misunderstood today, but don't you love these cuddly balls of fur?
Day ten (10). Creature.
The Monster ate my Twinkie™.
Day nine (9). Spider baby.
On candy stripe legs the Spiderman comes
Softly through the shadow of the evening sun
Stealing past the windows of the blissfully dead
Looking for the victim shivering in bed...
Day eight (8). Yokai.
Day seven (7). Haunted Object.
Day six (6). Ghost. "Please take my hand, the tall man will be here soon..."
The ones that look like little children are the creepiest...
Day five (5). Laboratory.
Day four (4). Mushroom.
Doorway to other worlds.