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Myths and Bestiary

The mythical and occasionally real creatures that roam my worlds.

This page is dedicated to the remnants of what we know about magical creatures 
and has been augmented by my interpretations. This is a modern equivalent of an old-fashioned medieval read.

A Sasquatch is a large, hairy humanoid creature said to be living in wilderness areas. In Teo’s world, families of sasquatches live together, are masters of disguise (even better than chameleons or octopi) and radiate cold. Like humans, they have very diverse personalities.

Cougars are a large American feline resembling a lion. Also known as a puma or mountain lion.

 Grizzly Bears are a powerful, brownish-yellow bear with the unfortunate Latin name of Ursus arctos horribilis.

Crows are large black birds with raucous calls known primarily in Native American mythology as tricksters who love to have fun.

The Thunderbird is the spirit of thunder and lightning believed by some Native Americans to take the shape of a giant bird. In Teo’s world, Thunderbirds can communicate, change size, and radiate cold. However a single downy feather from a thunderbird can keep you warm forever.




Awesome Reading


How to Stay Alive in the Woods – Bradford Angier

Don’t Die Out There! Deck playing cards – The Mountaineers

Don’t Get Eaten – Dave Smith

Don’t Get Poisoned – Buck Tilton

Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest - Gerald

Orcas, Eagles & Kings – Steve Yates

The Sasquatch Seeker’s Field Manual – David George Gordon

Finding Bigfoot – Cliff Barackman

The Field Guide to North American Monsters - Blackman

Illustrated Myths of Native America – Tim McNeese

The Dance in the Sky: Native American Star Myths – Monroe & Williamson

A Zeal of Zebras – Woop Studios

B is for Bigfoot - Suzanne Higginson and Lisa Tausche

S is for Salmon – Hannah Viano

The Salish Sea – Benedict & Gaydos

Pacific Northwest Wildlife – Aaron Baggenstos

Whelks to Whales – Coastal Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest – Rick Harbo

The Book of Beasts – T.H. White

Indian Legends of the Pacific Northwest – Ella E. Clark

Olympic National Park – Tim McNulty

Pacific Feast: A Cook’s Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine

The Rainbow Bridge – Lee & Fraser

The Book of Rainbows – Richard Whelan

The Rainbow – Carl Boyer

A Dictionary of African Mythology - Harold Scheub
A Field Guide to Demons, Faires, Fallen Angels and Other Subversive Spirits - Carol Mack
All Titles by Joseph Campbell
An Encyclopedia of Fairies: Hobgoblins, Brownies, Bogies and Other Supernatural Creatures - Katherine Briggs
British Goblins - Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions - Wirt Sikes
Encyclopedia of Spirits - Judika Illes
Encyclopedia of World Mythology - Loren Auerback
Faeries, Elves and Goblins - Rosalind Kerven
Handbook of Japanese Mythology - Michael Ashkenaz
Korean Folk and Fairy Tales - Suzanne Crowder Han
New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. Larousse Mythologie Generale - Translated by Richard Aldington and Delano Ames
Tales from the Bazaars of Arabia – Amina Shah
The Cryptozoological Society of London. A Natural History of the Unnatural World - Joel Levy The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures – John & Caitlin Matthews
The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend – Anthony S. Mercatante
The Mythology of Ancient Mexico and Peru – Lewis Spence
The Mythology of Judaism – Howard Swartz
The Oxford Illustrated Companion to World Mythology - David Leeming
The Watkins Dictionary of Magic - Neville Drury



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