Myths and legends is an archive filled with old and new myths and legends. You get inspired by these stories? Then you’re in the right place!

What makes a good creature design

Creature design is a wonderful subject. Few artists didn’t attempt at least once to make a creature design work. Be that a hybrid, a whole new creature, or maybe a design that roots into some form of technology. But what makes a good creature design?
Surrounded by fauns and mermaids, chimera and centaurs, one may think ‘oh, creature design is easy, we take one part, and add another animal part, maybe even a third and we’re done. But it isn’t that simple. Sure, we can make wonderful creature designs by cutting and pasting animal parts, but true creature design is FAR more than that.

How a dragon god made the jellyfish lose its shell

How the jellyfish lost its shell is one story of many about the dragon god Ryujin. Jellyfish are strange creatures. These days we know what they are and we know much about how they go about their lives, but imagine living in a time when everything new in your life was a good chance of being something nobody ever had seen before? That was food for legends, and that’s how a dragon god made the jellyfish loose its shell.