Mythology lovers, I'm looking at you
June 5, 2012 12:55 AM Subscribe
Please tell me about mythical creatures, particularly humanoid ones, besides vampires, and werewolves. My protagonist needs some origins.
posted by goosechasing to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in the really preliminary stages of figuring out the mythology for a (barebones, more idea than actual story) story I've had rolling around in my head for ages. I'm pretty put out with the usual suspects, though I haven't ruled out making my heroine a fairly traditional witchy-type. I'm also kinda digging on valkyries, but neither of these has stuck. I've already ruled out the succubus and siren options. Google and his girlfriend Wikipedia are treating me right in the search, but the triumvirate is incomplete without AskMe's input. What mythical creature could you see leading in an urban fantasy story?