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MOST RECENT

O is for Orghoi Khorkoi (mongolian death worm). After these 4 I've been doing them really out of order so I'll try and get another set of 4 together •



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Unicorn

Origin: Bronze Age Civilisation (Indus Valley)

The unicorn is described as being a beast with a large, pointed, spiraling horn protruding from it's forehead. In European folklore, it was often depicted as a white horse-like or goat-like animal with a goat's beard, long horn, and cloven hooves. Often a symbol for purity and grace, it could only be captured by a virgin. It's horn was said to have magical properties capable of removing poison from water and heal sicknesses.

#mythicalcreature #cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #medievaltimes #renaissance #bestiary #fantasticbeastsandwheretofindthem #fantasticbeasts #unicorn #unicorns #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #micron #micronpen #art #originalart #original #moondragonstudios

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Tanuki

Origin: Japanese

Known to rival the kitsune for the most well-known animal yokai, these beings are known for their mischief and trickery. Tanuki have the ability to change shape and are most famous for their magical testicles, that can adapt to any need, such as weapons, drums, fans to keep cool, even umbrellas. There are even stories of them transforming into shopkeepers and transforming their testicles into their shop. However, they've earned a reputation for being thieves, drunkards, liars, and cheats.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #yokai #japaneseyokai #japanesefolklore #tanuki #raccoon #micron #micronpen #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #art #originalart #moondragonstudios

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Selkie

Origin: Scottish

A legend more commonly heard about in Shetland and Orkney Islands, Selkie are thought to live as seals in the sea, but remove their seal pelt to become human on land to dance with other selkies. If a man is able to steal her pelt, he can make her his wife. However, he must keep her pelt hidden, for if she discovers it or if her children find it to present to her, she'll run off and return to the sea.

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[Cryptid Alphabet]

Finally picking back up on the alphabet! :D

Rainbow Crow

Origin: Native American (Lenape)

After an unusually long winter, animals would grow concerned and send a messenger to the Great Sky Spirit, asking for relief. The rainbow crow, known to be the most beautifully feathered of the birds, offers to make the difficult journey. He safely arrives and is rewarded by the Great Sky Spirit with the gift of fire. He carries the fire back in his beak, but is not the same bird upon his return. The fire has scorched his beautiful plumage black, with only hints of his previous color that reflect when the sun light strikes them, and his voice is made rough and hoarse by the smoke. He symbolizes the value of selflessness and service.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #nativeamericanfolklore #lenape #rainbowcrow #manycoloredcrow #art #originalart #prismacolormarkers #prismacolor #micronpen #moondragonstudios

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Qilin

Origin: China

The Qilin is a mythical, chimerical creature said to appear with an imminent arrival or passing of a sage or a great ruler. It is also seen as a good omen of prosperity and serenity. There are many various descriptions of these beasts, however most are described as having Chinese dragon-like features, fire dancing around parts of its body, thick manes, bodies of a deer, horse, or ox, and usually with cloves hooves or dragon feet.
#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #ancientchina #qilin #kilin #kirin #qirin #easternunicorn #chinesemythology #art #originalart #original #micron #micronpen #prismacolormarkers #prismacolor #moondragonstudios

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Peryton
Origin: Roman

The Peryton is a hybrid between a deer and a bird breed of some kind. They are said to have the shadow of a man, until they have killed a man and have gained the ability to cast their own shadow. This task is generally made easier since they have impenetrable skin. They are thought to be original inhabitants of Atlantis that were transformed into these creatures when Atlantis was destroyed. They are said to have instigated the fall of Rome.

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[Cryptic Alphabet]

Orang Bati

Origin: Ancient Southeast Asia

The Orang Bati is a flying cryptid located in Southeast Asia. They are known to be vicious, soaring primates that are notorious for kidnapping and carrying children away to be eaten during their nocturnal raids on native villages.
#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptids #southeastasia #indonesianfolklore #flyingmonkey #flyingmonkeys #orangbati #art #originalart #original #micronpen #micron #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Naga

Origin: Ancient Indonesia

There are many stories regarding Naga as serpents to snake-like mermaids that take a somewhat human form. Many are regarded as goddesses, guardians, protectors, or a deity of some form that are either water or land dwellers. In certain cultures, they are believed to protect women, bring fertility, and prosperity to their patrons. They are considered gentle in nature and very curious, however, have been known to become very malevolent when they've been mistreated.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #asianfolklore #mythicalcreature #mythical #snakewoman #naga #devanagari #micronpen #micron #prismacolormarkers #prismacolor #originalart #original #art #moondragonstudios

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Maneki-neko

Origin: Edo period Japan

The Maneki-neko, often known as 'beckoning cat', is believed to bring good luck to its owner. In present day Japan, it is often seen in Asian businesses, restaurants, shops, pachinko parlors, etc. Though there many stories of its origin, one of the more popular stories is that a wealthy lord was taking shelter under a tree near a temple during a thunderstorm. The lord saw the temple priest's cat beckon to the man to follow. Deciding to approach the cat, the moment he moved from the tree, lightning struck the exact spot that the lord had first rested. Thankful that the cat helped him avoid death, he befriended the priest and made the temple prosperous. When the cat died, the first Maneki-neko was made in his honor.
#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #edoperiod #mythicalcreature #neko #goodluckcat #luckycat #manekineko #japaneseshrine #japaneseculture #originalart #original #art #micronpen #micron #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

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Leucrocuta

Origin: Ranges from Medieval Europe to India

The Leucrocuta is said to be the swiftest of wild animals and said to imitate human speech, particularly a human's laugh. It is said to have the head of a badger, the front end and tail of a lion and the hind end of a deer. It has an elongated mouth that stretches from ear to ear and has a horizontal set of bone bladed teeth.

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Kitsune
Origin: Japan

Kitsune are said to be intelligent beings that possess magical abilities said to increase with age and wisdom. They are considered to be a yõkai, or a class of supernatural spirits or monsters in Japanese folklore. In yõkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shapeshift into men or women. Often regarded as tricksters, they are typically portrayed as faithful guardians, friends, and lovers. Kitsune are known to have more than one tail, but can have no more than nine. The more tails a kitsune has, the older, wiser, and more powerful it is.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #japanesefolklore #japanesemythology #yokai #kitsune #inari #foxspirit #fox #ninetails #art #originalart #japaneseshrine #original #micronpen #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

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Jiutouniao

Origin: Ancient China

Known as the nine-headed phoenix, it was once a totem to the Chu people that worshipped the mythical creature. It is a symbol of virtue and grace. They're thought to appear in good times and hide during times trouble, but has been to known to appear only to mark the beginning of a new era. The creature was a symbol of the imperial house and represents 'fire, the sun, justice, obedience, and fidelity.' #cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #jiutouniao #phoenix #nineheadedphoenix #chinesemythology #art #originalart #original #micronpen #micron #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

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Golem

Origin: Early Judaism

A golem is an animated, anthropomorphic being created entirely from magic by using inanimate materials. Often made from stone or clay, in other stories it is said that they can also be made from metals, fire, water, etc. They are said to be a brainless entity that serves man under controlled conditions, but is hostile to him under others.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #golem #jewishfolklore #art #originalart #original #micronpen #micron #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Ijiraq

Origin: Inuit Mythology

The Ijiraq is a shapeshifter, normally seen as half-man half-caribou, who kidnaps children, hides them away, and abandons them. The inukshuk, guides made of stone, allow these children to find their way back, if they can convince the Ijiraq to release them.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #alphabet #ijiraq #inuit #inuitmythology #originalart #original #art #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #micronpen #micron #moondragonstudios

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Harpy

Origin: Ancient Greece

The harpy is described as being a female monster in the form of a bird with a human face. They have been known to steal food from their their victims while they are eating and carry evildoers to female chthonic deities of vengeance known as Erinyes. They are also known to be wind spirits.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #greekmythology #harpy #art #originalart #original #micronpen #micron #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Emela-ntouka

Origin: Central Africa

The emela-ntouka is a legendary creature in the mythology of African Pygmy tribes. It's name means 'killer of elephants' in the Lingala language. It's described as being the size of an African bush elephant, brownish to gray in color, with a heavy tail, reptilian, with a long horn on its snout, and four stumpy legs. It's rumored to inhabit the vast shallow waters in swamps and lakes of the Congo River.
#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #africanmythology #emelantouka
#art #originalart #original #africa #micronpen #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers

[Cryptid Alphabet]

Faun

Origin: Ancient Greece

A Faun is a half goat-half human manifestation known for helping or hindering humans at whim. Faun were also capable of guiding human in need. They were also known for being more foolish, as opposed to their wiser counterparts --the satyr.

#cryptidalphabetchallenge #cryptidalphabet #cryptid #greekmythology #faun #satyr #mythical #originalart #original #art #micron #micronpen #prismacolor #prismacolormarkers #moondragonstudios

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