Tag: Monster

There’s no smoke without fire

And no fire without dragons! Well, maybe some bonfire, campfire, foxfire, wildfire… you could probably name even more “fires” out there that have nothing to do with a dragon. But if you want a truly epic and legendary fire, then you simply can not do without…

Everything starts with a wolf

HOWL! Today we have here some really nice stuff, as we are going to look closer at the topic of lycanthropy. Off all the possible shapeshifters, the most popular nowadays are the werewolves. It seems that it was much the same way in the ancient times.…

Norse Mythology artbook is coming!

Great news from Milivoj Ćeran! I’ve been curiously watching his progress with the “Norse Mythology” artbook for some time and… I must say that if the author aims to keep all the artwork at the level of “Sköll and Hati” (title image of this post) it’s…

Echidna & Echidna

She Viper – in Greek language Echidna.  Contemporary artists often like to depict women with serpent body waist down, probably due to the exciting mixture of admiration and disgust that they potentially arouse in the viewers. Indeed, well-painted snake-women might give you chills – take a…

Path of Hydra #2: Typhon

Congratulations! We just managed to take the second step on the mythical Path of Hydra that started at the beast’s lair near the lake of Lerna. The next monster we shall meet is even more frightening! It is so terrible that even gods fled at the…

Path of Hydra #1

Mytho-maniacs! We urgently need your advice. Expanding Encyclopaedia can be a time consuming and sometimes boring process. You know – every single entry must be translated, corrected and put into page, preferably with a relevant image, linked, optimized… To make it more challenging and fun, and…

Lernaean Hydra

A long crawl from antiquity to present. Browsing through ArtStation I stumbled upon the image of a monster named Hydra by Stefan Kopinski, which instantly appealed to me (see above). Mostly because the depicted creature brings so many associations, which I’m going to share with you…