The Angha, commonly known as the Simurgh, from Persian mythology.
She's a benevolent fertility figure who hangs out in Hom, the Tree of Life. She's so old she's seen the world destroyed three times over, and knows all knowledge. She figures heavily in Sufi poetry as a manifestation of God, but was culturally assimilated into the Arabic tradition and became known as the Roc. Aspects of her also resemble the phoenix.
this is an entry for the Alphabestiary blog: [link]
Not too happy with this one, I lost my job last week, and in the jumble, I lost the large-sized file of this drawing. Slapped a quick color pass on, and there ya go! D:
The Bush Dai Dai is a succubus-like creature from the Afro-Caribbean tradition of Guyana. she prowls around the camps around Guyanese mines and seduces the miners into the woods, where she has her way with them, transforms into a terrible hybrid beast, and eats them.
The Dai Dai is classified as a Jumbee, a categorization of evil spirits of the Caribbean. These spirits are unique in that they draw on African, Amerindian, East Indian, Dutch, English, and even Chinese mythology. Crazy!
another quick-color pass critter. meh.