Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Endangered Mythical Beast Awareness Day - "E"



Mythical beast often get overlooked by "traditional" activists despite the fact that they are also on the Endangered list - "E"


To remedy this egregious oversight, I am featuring some overlooked beasts that I've come across on your blogs and in your blogfest entries.

  • The Forest Dragon. - In this video we see the mighty creature besting a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the age old struggle for survival. Or consider the sleek Marine Dragon as seen here, with its tiny wings that resemble a dorsal fin. Quite a striking creature.
  • Unicorn - the fierce and ruthless beast seen here is apparently nothing like I've been told. Rainbows do not, in fact, emanate from their horn as children have been duped into believing. Warrior steeds, these ferocious creatures were worth their weight in Goblin gold. Not to be confused with the Pegasus, which, as we all know, is completely fake.
  • Chimera - Head of a lion, body of a goat, tail of a serpent; this creature breathes fire when startled or angry. Many have been run off their hunting grounds by the more aggressive and populous urban squirrel.



  • Sirens or Mermaids - Those misunderstood gals of the sea. Their numbers are dwindling due to the sailor education classes and frequent cruise liner propeller mishaps.  
We're all aware of the social injustices and unfair hunting laws suffered by the Vampire and Werewolf population, but I hope that you keep in mind that there are other mythical beasts that need your attention.  

This message brought to you by the A-Z April Blogging Challenge. Until next time...Go write! 

15 comments:

Trisha said...

Great entry!! hehe. I think this is a very worthy cause!

Sarah Mäkelä said...

That's really cool! I've been writing about mythical beasts and folklore for my A to Z challenge. =)

Rachael Harrie said...

LOL, great post. Definitely worth remembering the other beasts!

Hugs,

Rach

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Great post. Really interesting

Laura Marcella said...

Excellent post! I love mythical creatures. :) When I was little I wanted to be a mermaid when I grew up, hahaha.

Ann said...

Ohhh how I long for the return of the Unicorn. Enjoyed your post.

Joyce Shor Johnson said...

Love this post!

Taryn Tyler said...

I could not agree more. Forgeting to champion these beings is the fastest way to ensure their extinction.

Matthew Vanacore said...

You can't go wrong with mythical beasts, not to mention, some cool ass pictures.

Nice post!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Fun post! I especially enjoyed the sailor education classes causing trouble for mermaids. I did my best for that species in my book Tears on a Tranquil Lake, a love triangle between a mermaid, merman, and pirate captain. Nice to meet you, Raquel!

Raquel Byrnes said...

So glad you guys liked it. Was a lot of fun to research and write. I especially like the dragon 'scientific' breakdown on Animal Planet.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Endangered mythical beasts - now that's clever!

Elena Solodow said...

Thank you for drawing attention to this important issue! Fangs are fur aren't the only creatures in need!

stu said...

Don't forget Things. You can never have too many Things.

G E N E V I E V E said...

Spot on! I'm currently researching old-style beasts. I purposely didn't include any of them in my writings until now. I thought they were over done. Now that I've actually read more (instead of just assuming) I see they are either not done much or not done well.

I like your blog! Good to meet you!