Illustration Friday: Myth

zmeu

In Romanian, the word for “kite” and the word for the mythical creature that is usually known as “ogre” is the same: “zmeu”. When I was very young, I was not very knowledgeable in the field of mythical creatures and their terminology, so whenever I read in a fairy tale that some ditsy princess was kidnapped by a “zmeu” (therefore setting in motion the plot for the hero to come save her), I imagined something like what you see pictured above.

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