done some research and thought I would start a monthy encyclopedia blog for you guys and gals out there
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A Bao A Qu:
This strange creature originates on the Malay Peninsula. Described as having many tentacles and a soft smooth skin, it waits for unwary pilgrims at the bottom of the Tower of Victory in Chitor. Pilgrims come to climb this tower, each level representing a further stage on the journey towards enlightenment. As the pilgrim climbs, the creature grows stronger, changing color and shape, drawing from the life fore from the unsuspecting victim. Supposely, the creature will only attain a final form, and be fully alive, when a pilgrim reaches the top of the tower. To date no one has been dedicated enough to do this. The A Bao A Qu is bound to the tower until such time as a truly enlightened seeker arrives and climbs to the top.
In African folklore, the Aardvark or ant-bear is much admired because of its diligent quest for food and its fearless response to soldier ants. Hausa magicians make a charm from the heart, skin, forehead and nails of the Aardvark, which they pound together with the root of a certain tree. Wrapped in a piece of skin and worn on the chest this gives the owner the power to pass through walls or roofs at night. The charm is widely used by burglars and those seeking to visit young girls without their parents permission.
In Basque mythology of Spain, Aatxe was a spirit in the form of a bull. He haunts the caves and gorges of the Pyrenees Mountains, coming forth at night, especially during stormy weather, to trouble wayfarers. The younger form of Aatxe is called Aatxegorri, who is a red steer.
A race of enormous birds described in the Koran as dropping red clay bricks on the army of elephants sent by the king of Yemen to attack the city of Mecca in the year 571 when the Prophet Mohammed was born.
A type of small unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo. The Abada is seldom seen for it is a shy animal.
In the myhtology of Melanesia, the Abaia is a gigantic eel-like creature that lives at the bottom of a lake. It considers all of the fish in the lake its children and protects them furiously against anyone attmpting to catch them. Those foolish enough to try are immediately overwhelmed by a tidal wave caused by the Abaia swishing its enormous tail.
Accounts of this animal were brought back by the 16th century European travellers to the Malay Peninsula. Described as female, with a single horn growing from its forehead, these were probably the result of a half glimpsed Javan or Sumatran rhinoceros. Like the unicorn, a powder made from the horn served both as an aphrodisiac and as an antidote to poison. However, since the unicorn was invariable represented as male, and since there was onlyever one in existence at any time, The Abath seems to have developed independently from the European mythos of the one-horned creature.
A race of tiny fairies who share the dwelling of ants in parts of South Africa. They only occasionally reveal themselves -- usually to children, wizards or pregnant women. To see one in the seventh month of pregnancy ensures the mother will give birth to a boy.
A kind of early form of the merman, the Abgal is meantioned in Sumerian mythos. It is one of a number of spirits, originally servants of Ea, the God of Wisdom. Like the centaurs of Greek mythos who helped civilize humanity, the task of these beings was to teach the arts and sciences to humanity. They did this during the day while fasting, only stopping to eat at night. Early carved reliefs show them men above the waist, fish below the waist.
The Abaminable Snowman is a name given to the Yeti which lives in the Himalayan Mountains.
These weather-fairies from Bolivia have special influence over rain, hail and frost. They live underground in caves and are rarely seen. When they do appear they usually take the form of small, wizened men.
Name of Cyclops in Greek Mythos.
In Greek Mythos, the Acephali were human beings whose features were situated in their chests. They had no heads at all. According to the accounts of Herodotus and Josephus, the Acephali lived in Libya. They are similar to the Blemyahs.
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