A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Xena (and other female warriors)

My options were limited today, so I had to find a best fit. I was going to talk about Xelhua, one of the seven giants from Aztec mythology. But Xelhua doesn't work for two reasons: one, I've already done giants, and two, I cannot find any references to the giant in fiction. But I will tell you … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 28: Fantasy Squad – Xena (and other female warriors)

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 13: Fantasy Squad – Kelpie and The Kraken

You get a two for one deal again today because, although I'd planned on kelpies, you know I can't resist delving into a little myth and the Kraken is a particularly scary beast! So, let's call it a bonus, and the Kraken a formidable opponent to the squad! Not that kelpies are all puppies and … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 13: Fantasy Squad – Kelpie and The Kraken

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 11: Fantasy Squad – Jersey Devil and the Jabberwock

My topic de jour is actually two-fold. I'm hitting a run of difficult letters when it comes to creature representation in media, but both of the squad members today are kind of fun. There is also a link, tenuous though it might be, to dragons. Jersey Devil This creature comes from Native American folklore and … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 11: Fantasy Squad – Jersey Devil and the Jabberwock

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 10 : Fantasy Squad – Imps

We've hit one of those days again - a mythical creature who isn't represented in any particular form in media. There's the obvious reference from Game of Thrones, and a variety of others, but due to the mischievous nature of the imp, this trait is often overused, as is their link to witches and warlocks. In Germanic … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 10 : Fantasy Squad – Imps

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 9: Fantasy Squad – Harpies

Harpies are one of my favourite mythical creatures, next to Sirens. Granted, the two are often mixed up, but there is something fascinating about hybrids, especially those with wings! As this feature is about the portrayal of mythical creatures in media, at least in part, I did a little research. Most of my knowledge comes … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 9: Fantasy Squad – Harpies

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 3: Fantasy Squad – Centaurs

You might already know of my fascination with Greek mythology, and I could talk for hours on the subject. But this theme is not about focusing on one particular interpretation - it's about how centaurs are represented in media. Plus I think they make an excellent addition to any fantasy squad! I am slightly disappointed … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 3: Fantasy Squad – Centaurs

A to Z Blogging Challege – Day 2: Fantasy Squad – Banshees

Okay, so we're only on day two and we've hit a slight snag. My brain keeps yelling at me that this is B - a friendly letter, one which should conjure a bounty of beautiful beasts. And there are indeed creatures we could discuss, Brownies for example, and I'm not talking Girl Guides, but few are represented within media. If you're going to promise … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challege – Day 2: Fantasy Squad – Banshees

A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 1: Fantasy Squad – Angels

It might be an obvious choice, but in terms of a Fantasy Squad, angels are up there with the best of them. Certainly in terms of fictional beings, we have a variety to choose from. We've had the good, the bad, and, the devilishly handsome (yes, that's a reference to Denzel Washington). The characters who stand out, … Continue reading A to Z Blogging Challenge – Day 1: Fantasy Squad – Angels

Blogging A to Z 2015 Theme Reveal

copyright © Jojikiba Okay, this is it, my theme reveal for the Blogging A to Z Challenge 2015. I think I spent more time trying to decide on a title, than I did writing an outline for the posts. I could churn out a two thousand word essay on the subject, but a title. Nothing, nada, diddly-squat. So, because I … Continue reading Blogging A to Z 2015 Theme Reveal