Monday, January 30, 2012

Alphabeast #16 Psychai

Psychai are the butterfly-winged goddesses/nymphs that are the progeny of Psyche. They are kin to the god Eros and his fellow Erotes.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Alphabeast #14 Nekomusume

The literal translation is "Cat daughter". It can be a cat with supernatural powers, or the ability to change itself into a human.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Alphabeast #13 Mara

In Croatian, "mora" refers to a "nightmare". Mora or Mara is one of the spirits from ancient Slav mythology. Mara was a dark spirit that takes a form of a beautiful woman and then visits men in their dreams, torturing them with desire, and dragging life out of them.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Alphabeast #12 Longana

The Longana appear in legends of the people living in Cadore, Italy. They are described as female with goat-like appendages. They are depicted as intelligent and beautiful women, and they regularly converse with spirits, which explains their extraordinary knowledge of natural events.