After reading The Shadowfae Chronicles by Erica Haynes, we are introduced to the protagonist Jade, who we learn to be a succubus. The novel only explores her abilities through sexual exploits, which most succubi are known for, but after doing some research they harness many other abilities that make these beautiful temptresses more-deadly.
Many can recall the iconic moment in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, when the school is under attack by a fifty-foot snake called a basilisk. This king of snakes is a mythical creature created with the myths and legends found in Roman and Greek mythology. They are evil creatures whose intentions are to harm the world around them and kill mankind. Yet, there are tales where basilisks are protectors to homes from spiders and scared temples of Apollo and Diana.
Many of the Roman Gods and Goddesses have similar attributes for the Greek counterparts, for Venus, the Goddess of Love her Greek counterpart is Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty. Venus is always depicted in art as being a vision of purity and beauty.
The Shrek series created by DreamWorks is a popular series of films that take a unique twist on faerytales. Scared Shrekless is a Halloween film created for the spooky holiday. The film shows how Shrek and his friends spend Halloween when the family of ogres aren’t busy scaring humans.
Crash Bandicoot is one of Sony’s most popular franchises. Many wondered if they saw the success of Sega’s usage of a loveable mascot by having Sonic the Hedgehog and wanted to profit the same commercial success. They drew inspiration from Australia–New Guinea with bandicoots.
Many young girls and boys wish to have a magical godmother. A guardian that protects them from harm while using magic to make their dreams come true. In the film. Scary Godmother by Jill Thompson decided to give this classic faery godmother a spooky update.
Most parents fear the day their child wants to leave home and explore the world outside of the world they grew up in; even those that come from the monster realm. Sony Picture’s Hotel Transylvania takes this concept adding a vampire twist to the tale. The movie shows how monsters are more human then mortals give them credit for.
Jan Edwards was born in Sussex, despite her thoroughly Celtic parentage, Jan is currently living in Staffs Moorlands with three cats and husband, Peter Coleborn. In addition to being a writer, she is also a Reiki Master teacher and meditational healer and has been Master Locksmith, motorcycle seller, bookseller, civil servant, ostler, market gardener, and librarian.
Morgana Le Fey is the Queen of the Faeries but the Goddess was a shapeshifter giving her other form in Celtic mythology. She was given other names including Morgana, Fate Morgana, and The Morrigan’s. Each represented a different form of the Goddess. The Goddess had many ties with war but like all women there was a softer side to the battle-weary Goddess.
In Ancient Egypt, the Sun God Ra was believed to rule in all parts of the created world; the sun, the sky, the earth, and the Underworld. He was commonly depicted with the head of a falcon. Some people mistake the images of Ra with Horus. You can tell them apart from their headdress. Ra is shown with a sun disk on its falcon head, while Horus is depicted with having a Pschent headdress, which is a double crown worn by rulers in ancient Egypt.