Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Monsters

Oh this is a good one. I love scary things and I love mythological creatures!

According to Goodreads: “Although I used the word monsters, this can technically be any mythical creature. But if you want to go scary, by all means.”

I don’t see anything saying that we have to choose monsters that we’ve read in books so I’m just going to name 5 of my favorite monsters in general! I’m going to avoid naming the mainstream monsters like vampires, werewolves/shifters, zombies, and ghosts! Because of course, I love them all.

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KRAKEN

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RELEASE THE KRAKEN! I have yet to read a book that includes an armored Kraken, but at least I have Clash of the Titans to give me that visual. Even though that film was kind of disappointing and the Kraken was only in it for like 2 minutes, the appearance of the Kraken was awe-inspiring and just so damn cool. It made me actually appreciate the concept of a huge ass squid attacking hapless creatures all the more appealing. And let us not forget the amazing, ugly ass Kraken that ate Jack Sparrow in Pirates.


WENDIGO

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The appearance of a wendigo is not uniform, but some similar features that are often depicted are antlers or horns, a skull head, and a tall gaunt figure. For me though, I prefer the creepier, the better. If you’re not familiar with this creature and you’re interested in creepy myths and legends, I highly recommend you look into the Wendigo. It’s an Algonquian myth based on the wendigo psychosis and it serves as a representation of a cannibalism and maliciousness. You can find some modern representations of the Wendigo in the second episode of Supernatural and in the game Until Dawn.


SIREN

 

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While I also love the original Greek version of sirens (hybrid bird women), I’m more intrigued by the contemporary mermaid-like version of them. I’ve always loved the concept of merfolk, and I’m slightly weird in that I’m just fascinated with the idea of coaxing sailors to their death with song. And I know better than to get mermaids mixed up with sirens. One’s kind of nice and the other ain’t so nice at all. And that’s why I prefer menacing or unusual depictions of sirens in today’s art and media. It just makes more sense to me lol. Which means I definitely have to start watching Siren on Freeform.


DRAGON

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Who doesn’t like dragons? I like the badass looking ones. You know, the ones that you don’t even want to think about taming or even getting close to? I especially like the big, hulking ones with thick armored scales, large horns, and large jaws. But I also like the smaller ones with spikes and spindles along the spine and wings. The scarier, the better is my motto. The more mean looking is just the way I like it.


KAIJU (GODZILLA)

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I was going to try to keep the mythological theme going, but I just HAD to include this guy in here. I mean, he’s the king of monsters. I was introduced to Godzilla with the 1998 film that made him look like a T-Rex rather than a humongous iguana (which is what he is).  Little did I know that that version was crap and that the actual Godzilla was even more badass. He has crazy spikes along his spine and tale and he breathes Atomic Breath. I may be new to Godzilla, but I was fairly pleased with the 2014 film (though more Godzilla couldn’t have hurt). After seeing the new awesome trailer, I’m so extremely excited for 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. I can’t wait to see Godzilla back in action with some of the most iconic kaiju to ever grace the film world.

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This post turned out to be harder than expected. I LOVE monsters and scary things. So this was right up my alley. Some other picks I might have included would be the boogeyman, the grim reaper, griffins, manticores, gorgons, and even the xenomorphs! 

Anyways, thanks for stopping by. Hope you liked my list 😉 Until next time ❤

Azia Sig

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday | Favorite Monsters

  1. Oh there are so many monsters I love, and actually a lot of love to see featured in books as well. I haven’t seen Clash of the Titans but how epic would it be if there was a book that featured a kraken?! And there seem to be a fair few sea/pirate related books around now but not many that include sirens (I can only think of one or two).
    Dragons are always going to be my favourite mythological monster, and my favourite monster in general if I’m being honest! 😀 And I only know wendigos are a thing because of Supernatural, I’ve never seen or heard of them in another book or TV show. Basically we need more obscure monsters in books, because as much as I enjoy fantasy I feel like the whole vampire/werewolf/ghost thing is getting overdone you know?
    Great post Azia. 🙂 ❤️

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    1. Girl, yes, a book about the Kraken would be epic!!!
      Dragons are probably one of the best literary creations ever. The concept of them is unmatched.
      And yeah, I feel you. I love the vampire/werewolf/ghost/witch/zombie in YA, but more obscure monsters like wendigos, sirens, gorgons, and harpies would be amazing!!!
      Thank you Beth 💕💕

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