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.