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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is U… Legendary Creatures Uktena, horned serpents, appear in the oral history of numerous Native American cultures, especially in the Southeastern Woodlands and Great Lakes. Muscogee Creek traditions include a Horned … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is T… Legendary Creatures Tennin, which may include tenshi, ten notsukai (lit. heavenly messenger) and the specifically female tennyo are spiritual beings found in Japanese Buddhism that are similar to western … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is S… Legendary Creatures The Sandman is a mythical character in central and northern European folklore who brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto the eyes of children while they … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is R… Legendary Creatures Raijū (“thunder animal” or “thunder beast”) is a legendary creature from Japanese mythology. Its body is composed of lightning and may be in the shape of a … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is Q… Legendary Creatures Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity whose name comes from the Nahuatl language and means “feathered serpent”. The worship of a feathered serpent deity is first documented in … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is P… Legendary Creatures A Pukwudgie is a 2-or-3-foot-tall (0.61 or 0.91 m) being from the Wampanoag folklore. Pukwudgies’ features resemble those of a human, but with enlarged noses, fingers and ears. … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is O… Legendary Creatures An ogre (feminine ogress) is a being usually depicted as a large, hideous, manlike monster that eats human beings. Ogres frequently feature in mythology, folklore, and fiction … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is N… Legendary Creatures Nang Ta-khian is a female spirit of the folklore of Thailand. It manifests itself as a woman that haunts Hopea odorata trees. These are very large trees … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is M… Legendary Creatures Moroi are often associated with other figures in Romanian folklore, such as strigoi (another type of vampire), vârcolac (werewolf), or pricolici (werewolf). Moroi are also known as … Continue reading

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A to Z Challenge!

Welcome to the A to Z Challenge! Today’s letter is L… Legendary Creatures Lākhey is a demon in Nepalese folklore. He is depicted with a ferocious face, protruding fangs and mane of red or black hair. Lakhes figure prominently in … Continue reading

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