This is the first in my Fantasy Fridays series…in which I share ongoing snippets of stories I’ve written. Child of the Serpent began years ago, when I was but a young Scribbler, and has been given new life within realm of Iyastera. I hope you enjoy it!
Tag Archives: Inspiration
Animals in Mythology: Guides, Guardians, and Tricksters
Ever see a bird outside your window and get the feeling that it’s trying to tell you something? Well, perhaps it is!
Warrior Women of Lore
History books are filled with tales of heroic and inspiring men…but what about the women who helped shape our stories and legends? Some names have survived the ages– the Amazons, Joan of Arc, Mulan, Boudicca– but there are many that you may not have heard of.
Keep on reading!
“Welcome to the Himalayas!”: Discovering the Abominable Snowman
“Abominable! Can you believe that? Do I look abominable to you? Why can’t they call me the Adorable Snowman or…or the Agreeable Snowman, for crying out loud? I’m a nice guy!”
~ The Yeti, Monsters Inc.
Eternal Guardians: Nature Spirits
Long ago, our ancestors fostered a close connection to the natural world, honoring the spirits of nature as guardians and stewards of the earth that sustained them. Although this practice has dwindled over the years, remnants of the spirits remain and can be found all over the world, continuing to anchor local communities to the natural formations around them. Even if some of those old tales have faded from memory, the significance of such places will remain in our traditions and art. Here are a couple of my favorite examples!