Monday, April 29, 2024

The Snallygaster

Artist Evan Tortorelli brings us this amazingly detailed recreation of a snallygaster for the Hellfire Sculpting Club's Folklore Bestiary project.  If you're not familiar with this particular cryptid, Wikipedia says:

The snallygaster was described as half-reptile, half-bird having a metallic beak lined with razor-sharp teeth, occasionally alongside octopus-like tentacles. The snallygaster was rumored to swoop silently from the sky to pick up and carry off its victims. The earliest stories claim that this monster sucked the blood of its victims. Seven-pointed stars, which reputedly kept the snallygaster at bay, can still be seen painted on local barns.



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