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, …

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Advent: December 6th

Today's creature is the Centaur. The Soundcloud clip is here. I'm afraid don't have anything much to add about centaurs to the clip Ellaria kindly recorded! Centaurs are a horse/human hybrid with the horses body and the torso of a man. Perhaps this myth came about when non-riding cultures first encountered the sight of people …

Advent: December 5th

Today's fibre is a blend inspired the Moomin characters. The Soundcloud clip is here. The Moomins were created as a cartoon strip and series of books by the Finnish artist and writer Tove Jansson. Originally published in Swedish, the characters she created that dwell in the fictional Moominvalley have entranced adult and children alike since …

Advent: December 4th

Today's creature is the Selkie. The Soundcloud clip is here. Selkies are found in the mythology of of northern coasts, around the British Isles, Ireland and Iceland. They are said to be shape-shifters, both seal and human. They are not like mermaids which live their lives half and half permanently, they can move between their …