Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Ovda: The Tickling Menace

In remote areas within the Volga region (Volga River) of Russia, a strange humanoid creature lurks in the shadows to wait for unaware people to pass by it. The Ovda (a.k.a. the Ova) is a large, hairy hominid that processes backwards feet, a larger left shoulder than the right, long bony fingers, and are known to lurk throughout the forests with a frightening laugh echoing as it hunts. Though mainly made of muscle and has sharp intelligence, this creature hunts in the most ridiculous fashion known throughout Monstrology: the Ovda tickles it's victims to death. The Ovda's aye-aye like fingers doesn't process claws and are too long for the creature to successfully rip pieces from their victims, this causes the Ovda to hunt in this way. This tickling behavior allows the Ovda to avoid getting seriously injured and doesn't require much energy to hunt, especially during the winter months where it must keep warm. Being able to stalk or wait quietly, the Ovda is an ambush predator but, are capable of galloping after their prey if they do escape. While the Ovda tickles its prey, the prey will later lose it's breathe as it can't control itself from laughing. After killing it's prey, the Ovda will consume as much as it can with small bites then will bring it back to it's lair for later consumption. The only way to bring an Ovda to it's knees is within it's left shoulder, a small hole that leads to a tumor-like muscle that will shut down muscle control throughout the body for only a few minutes to allow for an escape.

The Ovda is believed to be a member of the Sasquatch family (image above) which started out with Gigantopithecus.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Kerkes: Phoenixes of Turkey

The Kerkes are the only species of Phoenix that are native to the country of Turkey. In appearance, the Kerkes is similar looking toward the Egyptian Bennu (heron like) but, instead has two long feathers protruding out of it's head with bright red legs and is colored brightly similar in a wagtail's feather pattern. The Kerkes is a true insectivore and will sometimes eat stray embers from fires nearby. Though similar toward a heron, the Kerkes barely spends time nearby a water source as they mainly live high up on top of trees or running quickly on the ground. They are mainly found in remote forests throughout Turkey, far away from human contact unless they get the taste of embers. The Kerkes are shy creatures as well and will escape whenever they feel threatened. Like most species of Phoenix, the Kerkes will be reborn by the element of fire. After being consumed by flames, the Kerkes will be reborn in the form of a red hot, golden egg which will hatch after the heat has decreased. This process of being reborn, unlike most Phoenixes, will only happen forty-nine times (every seven years) until it fully dies of old age.
All Phoenixes (illustrated above) make excellent and protective companions to both humans and other races. The Kerkes on the otherhand is the most common species that are ment for beginners due to their shy nature.

Monday, April 16, 2012

The Billyo: Silver Dashers of the Outback

The only species related to the unicorn in Australia, the Billyo is the fastest creature on the Continent. Strangely the Billyo may look in appearance similar toward a large goat but, they're actually part of the unicorn family. The Billyo is silver in colored and holds upon it's head two pure silvered horns which are favored by poachers. This species is on the endangered animal lists and are heavily protected by the Australian government. Being nocturnal, the Billyo sleeps all day either in a cave or underneath rocky outcrops but, at night they are active. They mainly live in the Outback but, are also found in the mountains, and are known to travel everywhere as a nomadic creature at great speeds. Though harmless to humans, they can leave serious injuries if accidentally ran into. Actually the only thing a human can witness is just a silver colored streak coming towards or pass them. The Billyo are herbivores and are peaceful. Though not much is known about these rarely seen creatures, once a month during a full moon. The Billyos gather together for mating and, stay together until arrival, travel in a herd to another environment (either desert or mountain ranges).
The Billyo (shown above) populations started strong and healthy before the English arrived to Australia. Afterwards till today, there were only three hundred individuals left. Luckily, but slowly the Billyo population has been increasing successfully each couple months.

The Burach Bhadi: The ‘Wizard’s Shackle’

In the shallow lochs and channels of Scotland, a giant leech-like creature slithers through the waters looking for fresh blood to fulfill it's hunger. The Burach Bhadi (or the 'Wizard's Shackle') is a large, black leech with a total of nine eyes that only swims through mostly any water source. This creature, though truly an over sized leech, looks like an eel in appearance and it uses it's elongated body for advantages over holding onto prey. The Burach Bhadi's favorite prey are horses, who are forced by their riders to swim through a small waterway. They will also attach themselves to anything that ventures too close to the water's edge including sheep, goats, and even humans. Though mostly aquatic, they do come onto land as it rains to slowly slither either to another water source or to find a mate. Mating mainly takes place underwater but, can happen on land as well. During the nights without rain, the Burach Bhadi are less active and only a few will be nocturnal hunters (which are the smaller and weaker males/females). The Burach Bhadi can measure up between four to six feet in length and are capable of drowning the largest of prey.

The Burach Bhadi is pure muscle, able to wrestle the strongest of swimmers to help ware down their prey. Next to their strength, the Burach Bhadi is capable of both agility and speed as they swim almost endless to find a next meal. If a meal can't be found, the strongest and toughest male or female will even hunt down it's own kind for food. Being the color of black, the Burach Bhadi uses it's shadowing body to sneak up on it's prey as only a shadow of incoming schools of small fish. It also helps with camouflage during the nighttime as the larger individuals sleep and the smaller ones come out to feed. After finding a passing horse, the Burach Bhadi would (depending on how large it gets) attach itself onto the swimming animal and then wrap it's body around it to help stop it from moving for a successful drowning. Unfortunately, the human riders can get stuck within the Burach Bhadi's coils and will drown alongside the horse. Sometimes they escape or sometimes they become another prey source to this blood-drinking creature.
The Burach Bhadi loves panicking animals (such as this horse above) and are mainly attrached by their vibrations. Next to horses, the Burach Bhadi enjoy attacking/feeding on cows, humans, sheep, goats, water fowl, deer, fish, and even the Loch Ness Monster (if possible).

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Wulver: The Fishing ‘Werewolf’

The Wulver isn't a true werewolf due to having no venom glands but, they're closely related to the dog headed people known as the Cynocephali. Part of this same family also includes the Faoladh of Ireland. The Wulver in description is a large human-like dog creature with short, brown hair and are skinny in appearance. Being mainly built for speed, the Wulvers use their speed to catch fast moving fish in rivers and lochs nearby. They also use it to evade predators such as the Kelpie or aggressive humans. Mainly found in the highlands of Scotland, the Wulver lives in the hillsides which are usually located halfway up large hills in dens. Wulvers are semi-intelligent along with their ability to make fishing poles/lines out of available resources including stealing from nearby humans. Wulvers are also powerful swimmers and are known to dive for fish in small lochs.

Having nearly the intelligence of a human being, the Wulver are clever creatures on how to hunt for fish. First mentioned in the paragraph above, they Wulver can create fishing supplies out of resources that surrounds them. Either stealing or making by hand, the Wulver does known how to use these supplies to gather fish or freshwater crustaceans for food. Wulvers usually stay at the shoreline to catch their prey but, if a 'Wulver's Stane' (a large rock sticking out on the surface of a loch) is nearby, the Wulver would swim to it to fish. Wulvers are patient creatures and can hours upon hours to catch enough fish. Wulvers and humans share a mutual relationship in which if humans don't threaten this helpful creature, then the Wulver in return will supply extra fish to needy family nearby. The Wulver is non-aggressive and approaching it is easy to do but, if threatened the Wulver will attack.

There are a few rumors amongst Monstrologists that the Wulver (featured above) can also range from brown to black in color but, some experts believe its more of a mutation then a normal color scheme.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Dovre Gubbe: The Mountain King

The Dovre Gubbe (translation "mountain king") is a common cave dwelling species of troll that are only found in Norway. The Mountain King is described as a large, shaggy troll with a large nose sticking out of a bare face. Though carnivorous, they're also known to be omnivores if prey isn't likely around due to human presence. Rarely attacking humans, they only attack humans whose religion is based off of Christianity (which is a delightful treat for almost any troll species). The Mountain Kings are nocturnal and will only come out at night to search for food. The reason why they're nocturnal is because of their deadly overreaction over sunlight/UV. Due to not producing vitamin D into calcium, their bodies would either explode or turn to stone if their skin makes contact with UV lights of any kind in the matter of seconds. Mountain Kings are the only species of trolls that are social and will travel together as a pack consisting of six (+) individuals. To search for a Mountain King, somebody must search out either an abondoned mine or a deep cave in the Norway mountains. Another good way to find one is by smelling for the Mountain King, which are famous for their foul smelling gases that exit their bodies.
The first Dovre Gubbe (shown above ) description first came from the "fairytale" known as Per Gynt, about a trollhunter from Norway.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Succarath: The Patagonian Manticore

The Succarath is one of many subspecies of Manticore that are only found in the Patagonia region in South America. In description, the Succarath (or "Su" for short) has a human-like head (which is a trait throughout all the Manticore species) that looks like a malicious woman. Though there are both male and females, both sexes have almost the same face which makes determining sex harder when these creatures aren't in mating season. The Succarath has a hybrid body similar toward felines and canines (mainly the features of a tiger and a wolf). At the posterior, the Succarath has a greenish, palm leaf-like tail that can cover it's entire body during the rainy seasons. The color of a Succarath's tail is similar on how the sloth uses blue-green algae to give a greenish tint to their fur. Being carnivorous, the Succarath will attack anything that it sees as a food source and are vicious when they attack their prey.

During mating season, the male fights off intruders while lifting it's greenish tail into the air to attract a female. After successfully mating, the male leaves and the female is left to raise the young. Males are known to eat baby Su and the mothers becoming very protective to what ever approaches their young. A female Succarath can have between ten to twelve in a liter and their young are known to ride on their mother's back for protection. The young rides their mother's back until they mature enough to protect themselves. When they become adults, the mother leaves them to live on their own. They can be found in any environment, both in Argentina and Chile (which are part of the Patagonia region).

When cornered or trapped by hunters, the mother Succarath (shown above) will kill it's own children to avoid her young to be raised by humans in zoos. That's why the Succarath are very hard to domesticate and are rarely seen in zoos.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Weredingo: Werewolves of the Outback

The Weredingo is the only werewolf breed native to Australia, only thriving in the Outback as it transforms each full moon. When somebody is bitten by a Weredingo, instinctively the beast from within will head toward the Outback to find a pack and will force the human that it changes back into to stay there (even if the person leaves the desert). The only times a Weredingo will bite a human is if the creature itself feels threatened or is about to come into contact with death, in which the creature must find a way to pass on it's genes to the next generation. The venom of a Weredingo identically matches an average werewolf and will infect anyone that's human. Though solitary hunters, they live in packs of fourteen to twenty members for social means such as mating and communication. The Weredingo is bound with only desert areas and even if the person manages to find a way out of the country, the person will soon wake up in a nearby desert after his/her transformation.

Weredingoes are designed for both brute strength and swift speed. Being able to run up to sixty mph in open areas, they can chase down anything that lives in the area (including desert vehicles used by humans). They aren't as aggressive if left alone and are calmly approached but, will attack if the intruder is going to hurt it in anyway. Weredingoes, like all Were-Beasts, are weakened or killed by silver. Weredingoes are carnivorous and will eat anything that's edible. Females are smaller and slender than the larger and muscular males but, both are equally fit. Mating only happens three times in a Weredingo's lifespan: as soon as it arrives to an accepting pack, when the human turns to an age between forty and fifty-seven; and a few years before the creature is about to die.

When a dying Weredingo (illustrated above) gets to an age when it knows it will die, the creature will instinctively travel to the same area where it was bitten by the previous attacker the first time to search/hunt it's successor.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The Juju Zombie: The Other Voodoo Zombie

Created from the dark magic of voodooism, the Juju Zombie (a.k.a Zuvembie) is a very dangerous and more intelligent species than it's common zombie cousin. Unlike normal zombies who process 'the virus', Juju Zombies do not have an infectious bite and/or blood. To become one, somebody must be reanimated by a voodoo priest or witch doctor. Native to Haiti, the Caribbean, and uninhabited regions of Eastern Africa; the Juju Zombie are used as laborers and protectors of whoever creates them. Their intelligence level can match a normal Voodoo Zombie, as they can understand simple commands but, can go beyond their Voodoo cousins. For example, you have two of the species: the Voodoo and Juju. You tell the Voodoo to walk downhill as well as the Juju the same thing. The Voodoo walks downwards but, trips on it's own feet as it catches speed downhill. The Juju, smarter than the Voodoo, decides to go downhill sideways to avoid tripping over it's feet.

What makes a Juju Zombie more dangerous than any other zombie species is that it can use magic for defense and attack. Their power comes from what reanimates them from the dead, the dark magic. Unlike the Voodoo Zombie, which is a non-carnivorous, reanimated 'strongman', the Juju uses range weapons to attack and devour it's victims. Like normal zombies but, uncommon for a Voodoo Zombie, the Juju Zombie does need food to survive. They mainly enjoy mammalian flesh such as from humans and large game like boar. Juju Zombies are known to survive long as twenty to thirty years until they fully decompose but, can survive even longer if they can tap in their ability to regenerate in which can allow them to survive even longer before their magical substance are used up. Their regeneration can't go to great lengths though such as regrowing entire limbs but, can regenerate flesh and even bone. The one thing that can fully kill a Juju Zombie is the element of fire, which cancels out the Juju's magic and burns away the flesh.

The Zuvembie (Juju Zombie) is immune to most human emotions like hesitation or fear, and even mortal deaths like being shocked by high voltage. Also like their Voodoo cousins, they're strong but, mainly rely on magic than strength.

The Gloom: The Aussie Gargoyle

The Gloom are one/two foot tall, sad-looking gargoyles that are only native to Australia. They are mainly found in heavily populated areas in Australia (such as cities, beaches, parks, etc...) but, tend to keep away from human contact as possible. Being shy, the Gloom makes no contact with other species except it's own kind. When threatened by a larger creature, like for example humans, the Gloom releases a pheromone that causes the intruder to become deeply depressed. This depression can last in the range of minutes, hours, days, or even months. While the intruder is in sorrow, the Gloom will simply glide away thanks to it's small wings on it's back. The Gloom are nocturnal hunters and will eat anything edible such as leftovers in trash bins, gum, small city birds (pigeons), and even loose pieces of debris from buildings like concrete. Their rock hard scales protects them from the rays of the sun (which all gargoyles hate) and tend to sleep in shadowing areas like in abandoned buildings. The Gloom can be domesticated but, can be a handful when raising thanks to their pheromone defense which can cause their owner (if exposed frequently) to committ suicide.
Though they hate the sun, all gargoyle species spend some time to absorb heat due to them being mainly reptiles. Beaches or on top of city buildings are perfect places where a Gloom can contain ultra-violet light but, has to be careful not to absorb too much or else it will become true stone.

The Lanx: Vampire Potatoes?

First originated in Peru, the potato is one of the world's most favorable vegetable that comes in many different forms including the famous french fry and the potato chip. Though can be dangerous due to being related to the nightshade family (some examples include wolfsbane, tobacco, and tomatoes), the potato has a far-off, supernatural cousin called the Lanx. The Lanx is referred as "a potato on the outside, but a vampire on the inside" by Monstrologists. Though closely related to the Grool, a supernatural species of land sponge that feeds off of bad luck, the Lanx is far more dangerous than it's cousins. Being vampiric, the Lanx uses it's frightening teeth to attach themselves onto their victims ( which is usually on the victim's back). Not completely sessile, the Lanx can move by rolling their potato-like bodies to areas where potatoes grow to hide amongst them. Waiting for a perfect victim to pass by (such as a human or farm animal), the Lanx will attach itself and won't let go until it drains all the life force. After feeding, the Lanx will be larger and darker in color. The only known way that someone can remove a Lanx before it can successfully drain its victim is by pouring large amounts of oil over the creature to lose it's grip on the victim's body or limb.
The Lanx is a parasite and must feed off of hosts to survive. A potato pile like this can hold a very dangerous creature that can kill anyone if not removed. Though they too originated in Peru, the Lanx follows wherever the potato goes. Lanx, unlike the potato, tastes bitter, bloody, and can cause food-borne illnesses.

The Drop Bear: The Killer Koala of Australia

The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) is one of Australia's most recognizable marsupials. This adorable creature only eats the leaves of the eucalyptus tree that only grows on the continent and aren't as aggressive toward humans. On the other hand, its cousin the Drop Bear, is another story. The Drop Bear is an over sized koala that instead devours meat from any game the creature can find in the forest areas of Australia and even in New Zealand. The Australian Drop Bear, less aggressive than the New Zealand species, is the starting point of a very invasive species. The Drop Bear are known to board ships and planes, travelling over great distances, in the search of food. Attacking from above, all Drop Bears jump from tall branches to either knock out or kill istantly their prey which includes anything smaller than a rabbit to the size of an adult human. Afterwards, depending if the prey source is dead/or alive, the Drop Bear will quickly eat it's victim then climb up a tree to avoid any other hungry predators.

Being extremely aggressive to certain extents, a Drop Bear will attack even dingoes or the Hooroo (a species of giant, aggressive kangaroos). Though mainly live in forests with high places to hide, the Drop Bear will occassionally travel into heavily populated areas to hunt. In Sydeny, Australia; Drop Bears are known to jump down from trees near parks and homes to attack dogs, cats, and even children. The Australian is twice the size of a regular koala, while the New Zealand and the Giant American Drop Bears are three/four times the size. The New Zealand are aggressive but, not as aggressive as the Giant American which are known to have killed other large carnivores such as bears and mountain lions. Drop Bears are known to adapt well to certain limits and after adapting, they become even more aggressive to fit it's enviroment. Humans who are in Drop Bear terroritory must at all times what for signs of Drop Bears. The best way to detect one is by spitting into the air to wait for a response for a drooling Drop Bear.

The Drop Bear is highly dangerous and locals do warn tourists to avoid heavily forest areas. More people are attacked or killed by a Drop Bear each year in Australia than any animal (including the Hooroo).

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Draggle: Australia’s Other Platypus

The Draggle is a related to the platypus, a duck billed marsupial. Similar looking toward a platypus, the only way to tell the difference is that the Draggle are known to walk on their powerful hind legs and have a light blue coloration around their eyes. Throughout the marshlands and swamps of Australia, the Draggle hunts for worms and digging insects as it digs for them in the wet soil with it's large digging claws. The claws are mainly used for digging but, if disturbed or threatened, the Draggle with leave a serious gash in the enemy's skin. Like their cousins the platypus, the Draggle do swim thanks to their oddly shaped, beaver-like tail. While in the water, it looks exactly like a platypus as it swims in search of crayfish and other small crustaceans. The Draggle is a daytime animal but, during full moons they become true 'wild animals'. During a full moon, the male Draggle attracts a mate by doing a type of daggy-dance. Daggy-dancing is a more harmless way these peaceful animals compete for territory and females.

After mating, the female will hide out in her underground den while the male goes out to hunt for food. Both the male and female Draggle stay together until the young grow to adulthood. The female will later lay two large, silver coated eggs. Draggle eggs are quite valuable in Australian culture and are favored by many predators so, in result both the male and female will take turns leaving the den to hunt for food. As soon as the eggs hatch, the female and male leave the den together to search for food. Each parent takes care of the same sex child if both a male and female are born. Sometimes one parent will have to take care of both children but, usually the other parent will help out in caring for their young. After learning to the basics of survival, the parents will start taking them along hunting. When they reach adulthood, the children leave the den to find a mate and the parents will stay together until one of them dies. Draggles are quite social animals and families from different generations are known to live nearby each other.

Some Monstrologists believe that the Draggle is the next evolutionary stage of the platypus (illustration above) but, the two species are quite different because the Draggle mainly lives on land, only venturing into the water if prey sources are low.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Hooroo: Australia’s Nastiest Kangaroo

In Australia, there are several monsters that shouldn't be bothered and this is one of them. Growing up to about forty to fifty feet tall, the Hooroo (name in Australian means 'good-bye') is a very aggressive creature. Due to it's size, the Hooroo is incredibly strong enough to lift a rig without breaking much of a sweat. Next to their strength, they have flesh-ripping teeth and sharp claws on five digit fingers that makes them twice as dangerous due to their appetite for flesh (includes cattle, camels, kangaroos, bunyips, drop bears, and even humans). The Hooroo lives only in the remote deserts in the Outback but, will occasionally wander further to human settlement if prey sources are extremely low. With powerful legs, the Hooroo can hop at speeds that can out run a helicopter if it wanted. With it's aggressive behavior, humans don't dare confront this creature or disturb it.

Foolish and amateur Monstrologists loose their lives each year as they try to creep up on a Hooroo. The Hooroo is solitary animal until mating season comes in place where the strongest of males mate while the weaker ones die off. If you happen to come upon a Hooroo in the Outback just remember these rules:

1) Stay down wind from it. The Hooroo can track a person through the desert just by smelling the sweat pouring down a person's face.

2) If creeping up on it, move whenever the creature turns it's head. It doesn't have eyes at the back of its head but, it can listen for you so move quietly and slowly.

3) If being chased, try running into thick areas or hide in tight spaces so then there's less of a chance that the Hooroo won't capture and consume you.

4) If there are other Hooroos around, run toward them. There's a chance that a fight will break out if males or females see another opponent (especially during mating season).

Females are smaller than males and tend not to attack as much unless disturbed or frightened. Males on the other hand with attack no rather what the circumstance.

The Yurg: The Subterranean Rhinoceros of ‘Middle Earth’

'Middle Earth' is a term used by Monstrologists of a time period when all the races were trying to gain control over Europe. Throughout this time period in Earth's history, a wide variety of species roamed this world either fighting in wars or trying to stay undetected. The Yurg is one of the species that lived during this era. A Yurg is part of the rhinoceros family with an odd horn protruding out of its head. Being mainly used as cattle/oxen, they were used for many labor jobs amongst the dwarfs and the orcs. The Yurg is a herbivore and will only eat the roots of the plants for their water. Being mostly subterranean, the Yurg digs it's way into a hill side or mountain with it's powerful hooves. Using them to scrape away both dirt and loose rocks. The horn of the Yurg is quite durable as well, as its used to break apart hard rocks as the Yurg charges at any hard solids their hooves can't dig through. They mainly live alongside dwarfs due to their subterranean nature of building homes, cities, and kingdoms underneath the ground in huge caves. The Yurg doesn't like the sun as much so, it would only come on to the surface as it rains or during the nighttime to graze for food that's not available underground. Though shy creatures, they are also strong and durable as well thanks to their large muscles and tough skin. To humans, they're not really known amongst are race but, asking a dwarf or even an orc can give away some helpful hints of handling/finding Yurgs underground.

Yurgs are rarely bought by humans but, in the orc or dwarf world. They're favored as both creatures of labor, companions, or even as food.

The Warg: Vicious Riding Canines of the Orcs

Being five feet tall at the shoulder and ten feet long in length, the Warg is a very dangerous predator. Originally from Scandinavia, this large wolf were used in the place of horses as vikings fought over territory. Like wolves, the Warg hunts in packs and rarely take down large prey by themselves. Alpha males of Warg packs are said to be the most ferocious and vicious amongst the entire pack. Wargs are unique creatures because they also carry features of other animals such as bears and hyenas. Like bears, Wargs have a bearlike face with a long muzzle full of teeth, and can climb trees due to processing strong dewclaws. Like hyenas, the body structure of the Warg has a hunched back (similar toward a spotted hyena), have short fur throughout most of its body that shows different types of patterns such as spots, and Wargs process a powerful bite in which they can crunch bones into pieces. Wargs, like hyenas, are also known to eat the bones either by accident or to contain marrow from within the bones themselves as food.

Both wild and captive Wargs are dangerous, ferocious, and vicious toward anyone who trains them. Wargs raised completely in captivity, over several generations, will later lose their aggression over their masters but, not over strangers. It takes over fifty generations to contain a docile Warg and its mainly impossible due to it being a very long process. The first group of people known to first used Wargs were the vikings, using them to strike fear into their enemies. Then the barbarians used them for awhile as another means of transportation. Though in earlier years, Orcs used them to become their riding partners or companions. Some Wargs easily bonded with their riders, while others turn out to became a snack. Wargs are known to turned their heads around to bite the leg of their rider, only to later consume him/or her due to flexibility in their necks. Wargs are illegal to own in the human world but, Orcs still have rights to their heritage.

Wargs are known for their speed as they can come upon their prey in only a few seconds and are extremely strong in which they can flip (and even dent) a Volkswagen on its side after hitting it with it's shoulders.

The Jasy Jatere: The GuaranĂ­ Protector of the Yerba Mate Plant

The Yerba Mate plant (Ilex paraguariensis) is a type of holly that grows in South America and is mainly used for making mate beverages which is similar towards tea. This special plant is also protected by a very powerful creature known as the Jasy Jatere. The Jasy Jatere is described as being a small, naked child-like creature with light blonde hair and blue eyes. It also carries around either a wand or a staff, which has magical properties. Being related to mainly elves, dwarfs, and gnomes; the Jasy Jatere is kind hearted and doesn't wish to harm anyone unless provoked. They are also bonded with the jungles wherever a Yerba Mate plant grows and will do anything to protect it. It is known by Monstrologists that when a Jasy Jatere is born, the father carves a special wand that grows alongside the newborn until adulthood when it turns into a powerful staff. The Jasy Jatere is also known to cast a powerful spell over its body to make it invisible, to camouflage while hunting or tracking.

The Jasy Jatere is also playful amongst human children. When a Jasy Jatere wants to play, they 'kidnap' a child who isn't going through a period of sleep known as the siesta (which is a short nap; 'cat-napping') from a nearby village. Then, it will take the child deep into the jungle to have mischievous fun. Afterwards, before anyone wakes up from their naps at the village, the Jasy Jatere just has to give the child a kiss which will teleport him/or her back to their home. Jasy Jatere kisses are quite valuable is one wants to get home the quickest way and can be harbored by their saliva. The only side effect though is that once kiss, you'll lose your memory for the the past twenty-four hours.

The Jasy Jatere (featured in photograph) are known to be both friendly and vicious. Like humans, elves, dwarfs, and gnomes; they can choose the path of good or evil. Evil Jasy Jatere are known to kidnap and kill children while the good ones kidnap children to play. A very powerful and deadly creature that the GuaranĂ­ people much watch out for, both good or bad.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Moko Jumbie: The Stilt Walking Spirit

Originated from Western Africa, the Moko Jumbie isn't just a character to dress up as during festivals but, a spiritual creature that takes either the path of good or evil. It is believed by many Monstrologists that the Moko Jumbie may be a servant of the African God known as Moko of the Nuapa people of the Congo/Nigeria. After the god had migrated to the Caribbean, the Moko Jumbies followed. In description, the Moko Jumbie appears to be human but, are known to mainly walk on stilts. They come in many shapes, sizes, and even colors depending on the path the individual had taken. The two fractions are in constant fighting against each other but, comes into a truce during the celebration of Carnival. There during this festival, the Moko Jumbies hide in plain sight amongst the humans to learn, communicate, and socialize. After Carnival, the two start fighting once again for control. Moko Jumbies are unique in their ways and can be found mainly in the Caribbean but, are known to migrate if needed to other islands.
The illustration above is what a Moko Jumbie may appear as.