The Fates, Grey Sisters, or Grey Witches

 

They shared one eye and one tooth, which they took turns using. By stealing their eye, the hero Perseus forced them to tell the whereabouts of the Medusa, so that he may behead her.

In Greek mythology these sisters were the daughters of the sea deities Phorcys and Ceto and are related to the Gorgons. The three sisters usually were referred to as one and had many names; Graeae, Grey Witches, Grey Sisters, Phorcides and more.

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Gendel from Beowulf

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"Till the monster stirred, that demon, that fiend

Grendel who haunted the moors, the wild

Marshes, and made his home in a hell.

Not hell but hell on earth. 

He was spawned in that slime

Of Cain, murderous creatures banished

By God, punished forever for the crime

Of Abel’s death.”

 

— from the epic poem Beowulf, Author Unknown

 

For the upcoming Monsters of Literature coloring book.

Gug from the Dreamlands

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"It was a paw, fully two feet and a half across, and equipped with formidable talons. After it came another paw, and after that a great black-furred arm to which both of the paws were attached by short forearms. Then two pink eyes shone, and the head of the awakened gug sentry, large as a barrel, wabbled into view. The eyes jutted two inches from each side, shaded by bony protuberances overgrown with coarse hairs. But the head was chiefly terrible because of the mouth. That mouth had great yellow fangs and ran from the top to the bottom of the head, opening vertically instead of horizontally."

— The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, H. P. Lovecraft

 

For the upcoming Monsters of Literature coloring book.

The Green Martian of Bassoon

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"Coming, as they did, over the soft and soundless moss, which covers practically the entire surface of Mars with the exception of the frozen areas at the poles and the scattered cultivated districts, they might have captured me easily, but their intentions were far more sinister."

- Edgar Rice Burroughs, Princes of Mars

These green skinned warriors where the first creatures John Carter encountered on Bassoon (Mars). They stood 15' in height, had six limbs as is common on Bassoon, and wore no clothing. Two white pearly tusk pultrude from both male and females. Most are nomadic but some gather to old cities.

The recent John Carter of Mars (Disney) movie did a wonderful job depicting these creatures and their culture.

 

For the upcoming Monsters of Literature coloring book.

Cthulhu - The Great Dreamer of R’lyeh

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“Sleeping in the sunken city of R’lyeh, Cthuhlu is said to lay dreaming until the stars are right. At that time R’lyeh will rise and he will awaken. 

“At the proper time, the secret priests would take great Cthulhu from his tomb to revive his subjects and resume his rule of earth... Then mankind would have become as the Great Old Ones; free and wild and beyond good and evil, with laws and morals thrown aside and all men shouting and killing and reveling in joy. Then the liberated Old Ones would teach them new ways to shout and kill and revel and enjoy themselves, and all the earth would flame with a holocaust of ecstasy and freedom.”

The Call of Cthulhu, H. P. Lovecraft

 

This image available in the up coming Monsters of Literature book and Color of Lovecraft coloring bundle on Etsy.

New MythosMonsters.com and creature blog

After a year of existence, MM now has its own fully dedicated site. Here is a brief recap of what lead to the book and the site.

At the start of 2016 I was bogged down with freelance work and wanted an outlet to create something for myself. I began drawing a Lovecraft inspired monster each morning and quickly fell in love with the rutein and returning to ink work. It only took a couple weeks of drawing for me to decide to make a book collecting the art, and last April I ran the Mythos Monsters kickstarter campaign. It was a success far beyond what I had imagined. The campaign lead to Mythos Monsters and The Colouring Book Out of Space being published and sent to 1000 backers. It also allowed me to switch my focus to more creator driven projects and making what I love.

One of the neatest benefits that came out of the campaign were the new friends that I made in the community and several new artist whoe's work I had not seen before. When I set up at conventions, there always seems to be somebody that backed the book who comes and says hi. Connecting at events and having great conversations is awesome.

This site will be the hub for my creations of weird fiction inspired art, books and who knows. I look forward to sharing more projects, art and freebees here on the new MythosMonsters.com. Thanks for visiting!

- Jacob Walker  // creator of MM.

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It was a ton of work and even more fun. Thanks to those that were a part it! - Jacob