Advent: Christmas Eve

I had to save the best 'til last. We're finishing off the Advent Calendar with the dragon, more specifically the emblem of Wales, The Red Dragon - known in Welsh as Y Ddraig Goch. I'm sure most people are familiar with the Y Ddraig Goch as the flag of Wales with the red dragon passant …

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Advent; December 22nd & 23rd

December 22nd: Today we looked at the Will o' the Wisp. The Soundcloud clip is here. Will o' the Wisp is less a "creature" and more ethereal. They are known by many names such as ignis fatuus or foolish fire and are also known as Jack 'o' Lanterns or Marsh Lights. Or even more macabre, …

Advent: December 18th

Today's creature is the Bunyip. The Soundcloud clip is here. I've explained in the clip Ellaria read about how I first heard of the Bunyip and so why I chose pink as the shade to describe a legendary swamp monster. I did wonder if the spinners would find this an odd choice of colour though …

Advent – catching up!!!

I've really got behind on posting on here! It's been a busy few days... December 13th - Chimera. Soundcloud clip is here. December 14th; Haggis. Soundcloud clip is here. December 15th; Jackalope. Soundcloud clip is here. December 16th: Yeti. Soundcloud clip is here.

Advent: December 12th

Today's mythical creature is the mermaid. The Soundcloud clip is here. Mermaids - maids of the sea - are hybrid creatures with the top half being a female human and the bottom half of a fish. They are rooted deep in the myths of many cultures for thousands of years. The first known mermaid story …

Advent: December 7th

Today's creature is the Jabberwock - the hideous winged sauropod beast from Lewis Carroll's nonsense poem, The Jabberwocky which is part of Through the Looking Glass, the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. The Soundcloud clip is here. The first lines must be one of the better known children's poems in English literature; Twas bryllyg, …