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Posts tagged “supercategory

Otherworldly Figures

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It’s been a long time since I’ve done a bestiary entry. My initial thought was to tackle something off my running list-of-creatures, but I settled on Dryad and realized that there’s a lot more to it than just spirit-of-the-tree. So here we go with another super-category. I’ll be updating the Bestiary Page this week and adding a couple of related tags that I can expand on more easily. That being said –

San Marco Cupola

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Composite Creatures

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In the ancient Near East – bleeding historically over time into Europe and so on and so forth – there is a broad category of beasts conceptualized as “composite creatures.” Unsurprisingly given this name, the beings in question are a hodge-podge assembly of various animal parts. Without intending any kind of hierarchy, there are roughly three categories of composites: (more…)