Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part

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Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 36 - Recaps! Part 1

Welcome to the thirty-sixth issue of my fantasy features news article!  I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, :+fav:'s and :+devwatch:'s!
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Due to my long absence (I was busy having a baby girl!), I thought I should reintroduce my articles for those who may not have seen them before.  So, between this week's article and the next, I'm featuring a few more gems from every creature feature so far!


From Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy_… :

Some mythical creatures have their origin in traditional mythology and have been believed to be real creatures, for example the dragon, the unicorn, and griffin. Others were based on real encounters, originating in garbled accounts of travelers' tales, such as the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, which supposedly grew tethered to the earth (and was actually a type of fern).
Conversely, some creatures downplayed as just storytelling, have been rediscovered and found to be real in present times, such as the Giant Squid (the Kraken).
Often mythical creatures are hybrids, a combination of two or more animals. For example, a centaur is a combination of a man and horse, the minotaur of a man and bull, and the mermaid, half woman and half fish.
Other legendary creatures are thought to exist even today, but evidence is lacking. Famous examples are chupacabras, Bigfoot, Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, and even space aliens. These are called cryptids by cryptozoologists.
In medieval bestiaries, legendary creatures are listed together with real animals. Throughout history legendary creatures have been incorporated into heraldry and architectural decoration.
Many legendary creatures appear prominently in fantasy fiction. These creatures are often claimed to have supernatural powers or knowledge or to guard some object of great value, which becomes critical to the plot of the story in which it is found. Dragons, for instance, are commonly depicted as perched on a gleaming hoard of gold which becomes the target of adventurers.
Legendary creatures have also been accepted into many facets of popular culture, most notably in fantasy role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, video games, and Hollywood movies.


Now, for the features!  Works are featured from various categories, in no particular order:



Unicorns:

Unicorn picture by Elfs-Toyshop 'Sigil' ooak unicorn by AmandaKathryn My Little Pony Custom Sonata by eponyart Unicorn by Konsuello Wind Unicorn by KelleeArt

Merfolk:

The Mermaid by Viccolatte Princess Mermaid by Spectra22 Bathe in the Light by TheRealLittleMermaid moon white pearl shell by Elda-QD :thumb184714115:

Eastern Dragons:

Dragon Spirit by daxiong Eastern Dragon by drakhenliche Shenglong by GENZOMAN :thumb192680119:

Kitsune:

Kitsune by NerdStitch The Autumn Kitsune by Pharaonenfuchs :thumb251848994: Ninetails II by avodkabottle

Alicorn:

Tribal Alicorn by Katana-Tate Trade: Sky Goddess by Agaave Pony Trophy - Alicorn by KP-ShadowSquirrel Aashvi by sighthoundlady Nightmare Moon by Huussii

Gnomes:

:thumb19424610: Gnome in a Teacup by nimani-confused Power Word: Shield Hearthstone by Miladymorigane gnome by atosekpapierosek :thumb18518763:

Tanuki:

Tanuki by vantid Commission: TASHA TANUKI by miri-kun Tanuki by bunjikun Tanuki Tricks by VVjonez Tanuki and Chestnut with spike by enorapi

Centaurs:

Little Colt by Peanuttie The Sorceress Centaur by CarolMylius :thumb150170407: Archery Lesson by saeriellyn The Last Centaur painting by dashinvaine

Orcs:

orc update by Cok3ster Orcs at the gate by SeeEffEye The Slave by kerembeyit Orcs by Dubisch :thumb253206038:

Dryad:

Sweet Green Dryad by Weiss-gatto Gift Sakimichan - Tree Light by Zolaida Tree Light by sakimichan :thumb40010949: Dryad by shley77

Halflings:

Samwise the Brave by Cynthia-Blair Halfling by Taurina LOTRO - Hobbits by Gorrem Halflings by JonHodgson Perin Shadowblade by aggettzz

Elves:

The Eternal Forest by depingo Masquerade: Bluebird by Saimain :thumb163161729: Traveler's Gift by Graysun-D

Faeries:

Lotus Fairy by ValliantCreations IMAGO CARDS - Faerie by Vandrell A Clockwork Faerie - color - by Claudia-SG make me some cute by maruhana-bachi Second Star to the Right by ToolKitten

Vampires:

The Vampire by Elda-QD Vampire Embrace by Tammara Another Vampire by hgjart Vampire by Saehral

Sphinx:

Sphinx by GENZOMAN The Sphinx by hibbary Jean Sphinx by PookaWitch Elonia Rojelo by roan-aigaean Sphinx by Twisted-Existence

Griffin:

Gryphon - updated anatomy by MissChrysaalis White Griffin by VentralHound caught in light by hibbary

Phoenix:

Phoenix by GENZOMAN Rebirth Flame by Vyrilien Phoenix Dust by tyreenya phoenix by phoenixlu :thumb111882901:



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Thank you so much for viewing, and come back next time for a different inhabitant of the Realms of Fantasy and Myth!

:iconladyarah:
~Arah :heart:


Previous Issues:
Week 1 - Unicorns: news.deviantart.com/article/78…
Week 2 - Merfolk: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 3 - Eastern Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/79…
Week 4 - Kitsune: news.deviantart.com/article/80…
Week 5 - Alicorn: news.deviantart.com/article/81…
Week 6 - Gnomes: news.deviantart.com/article/82…
Week 7 - Tanuki: news.deviantart.com/article/83…
Week 8 - Centaurs: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 9 - Special Edition: news.deviantart.com/article/84…
Week 10 - Orcs: news.deviantart.com/article/85…
Week 11 - Dryad: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 12 - Halflings: news.deviantart.com/article/87…
Week 13 - Elves: news.deviantart.com/article/88…
Week 14 - Faeries: news.deviantart.com/article/92…
Week 15 - Vampires: news.deviantart.com/article/93…
Week 16 - Sphinx: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 17 - Griffin: news.deviantart.com/article/94…
Week 18 - Phoenix:  news.deviantart.com/article/95…
Week 19 - Djinn: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 20 - Werewolves: news.deviantart.com/article/97…
Week 21 - Selkie: news.deviantart.com/article/98…
Week 22 - Gargoyles: news.deviantart.com/article/99…
Week 23 - Western Dragons: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 24 - Drow: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 25 - Yeti: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 26 - Kirin: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 27 - Satyr: news.deviantart.com/article/10…
Week 28 - Hippocampus: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 29 - Manticore: news.deviantart.com/article/11…
Week 30 - Leprechauns: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 31 - Pegasus: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 32 - Lamia: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 33 - Kelpie: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 34 - Water Nymphs: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
Week 35 - Kraken: news.deviantart.com/article/12…
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Tammara's avatar
I'm sorry this is so late but, thank you very much for the feature.:love: