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Epic Monsters: Frankenstein's Monster
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Epic Monsters is going for one of the—if not the—most iconic creatures in all of literature, one who simply cannot stay dead and very frequently is misnamed. Did you guess Frankenstein? You’re the target of a hundred internet memes but you’re close: we’re talking about Frankenstein’s Monster!
Mythological Figures: Hayreddin Barbarossa
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Mythological Figures is tackling a man of many, many names today—titles well earned and somehow less numerous than the seemingly countless battles he won on land and sea on behalf of the Ottoman Empire. Prepare yourself for Hayreddin Barbarossa!
Epic Monsters: Mothman
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Epic Monsters is off to the valleys of West Virginia today, chasing after a furry flying cryptid known in the region as the Mothman!
Mythological Figures: Hippolyta
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Today the Mythological Figures column is returning to Ancient Greece and once again we’re looking at a queen of the Amazons. This one however is infamous for being the only one to ever wed, and plays a part in not just the tales of Theseus but Heracles as well (although boy howdy is it up for debate as to how). We’re talking about Hippolyta!
Epic Monsters: Anzû
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Epic Monsters is going way, way back for today’s post—we’re talking Gilgamesh or earlier. The divine creature in this post is known for soaring through the skies, keeping the company of goats, and appearing in many ancient religions: if you guessed Anzû give yourself a star!
Mythological Figures: Admiral Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta
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The Mythological Figures column gets a lot of interesting requests but this one will stick with you like a peg-leg caught in a hole on deck. The astute historians among you may get the clue but if that’s not you, read onward and check out Admiral Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta!
Epic Monsters: Jackalope
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Today Epic Monsters is headed even deeper into the rural regions of the USA with a personal favorite of mine, something of an oddity you absolutely do see in bars throughout the states. Whether you just like cute things, weird americana, or rabbits, or hate all three, you’ll find it hard to hate the jackalope!
Mythological Figures: Pirate Queen Ching Shih
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This edition of Mythological Figures has been in the queue for a long time now and after doing the research, I wish I’d have gotten to her sooner. We're taking a look at the incredible Pirate Queen Ching Shih!
Epic Monsters: Cù-Sìth
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Humanity so often today personifies death as the Grim Reaper but not always! Today’s Epic Monsters subject brings our species’ best friend into the mix to take on the job with the cù-sìth!
Mythological Figures: General George Washington
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We’re getting positively colonial today in Mythological Figures with the man most often credited with finding the United States of America. I’m of course talking about the Delaware River-crossing, (not really) cherry tree-chopping, ironic enemy of hero worship George Washington!
Epic Monsters: Hodag (5E)
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This week’s Epic Monsters entry comes to us from the heartland of Dungeons & Dragons, hailing specifically from Rhinelander in Wisconsin—I could only be referring to the legendary Hodag!
Mythological Figures: Queen Penthesilea (5E)
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Today Mythological Figures features a daughter of Ares, amazonian queen, and badass warrior who went toe-to-toe with Achilles in the Trojan War: Penthesilea!
Epic Monsters: Jersey Devil (5E)
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On today’s Epic Monsters post we’re going after the Devil of Leeds or as it is more commonly known: the Jersey Devil!
Mythological Figures: Atalanta (5E)
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Mythological Figures is headed back to Ancient Greece today with a huntress by the name of Atalanta!

Mythological Figures: Brünnhilde (5E)

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Are you ready for a valkyrie? Let’s hope so because today in Mythological Figures we’re getting into one of Norse mythology’s premier shield-maidens: Brünnhilde!

Epic Monsters: Shub-Niggurath (5E)

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Great Old One or Outer God? That’s not what we’re determining here with the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young and instead I’ve conjured some statistics for the dubiously named Shub-Niggurath!

Mythological Figures: Sinbad (5E)

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Today’s a bit of a shipwreck because Mythological Figures is taking on the erstwhile sailor Sinbad!

Epic Monsters: Storm Hag (5E)

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Epic Monsters is getting a little obscure today with a legend from the Great Lakes in the United States, specifically Lake Erie: the Storm Hag!

5E Mythological Figures: Morgan le Fay (5E)

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Mythological Figures is back in Britain and more specifically Camelot with today’s entry: the enchantress Morgan le Fay!

Epic Monsters: Cerberus (5E)

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Today on Epic Monsters we visit the underworld which means of course crossing paths with Hades’ guard dog: Cerberus!

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