European Heraldic creatures are all cool so I’m just gonna go ahead and say they all exist in Skin Deep and the vast majority have medallions. Because I love them.
I am home from VanCAF! It was so much fun! So much fun that I didn’t realize until two days later that I had scheduled these reader questions to go up on the wrong week!! I am sorry there were two days without reader questions!
Yay now I can stop bugging you about them!
Also calygreyhound is a fun word to say.
[I love my heraldic monsters.]
Looks like the Tyger and the Alphys have a bit of a rivalry going on…
Or it’s just an excuse for the alphyn to show off its long tongue by blowing raspberries at the tyger.
Can you recommend any reading (digital or physical I don’t care) on heraldic creatures? Usually I’d just look them up on Wikipedia but the heraldic creature pages are pretty bare. The calygreyhound page doesn’t even have a picture. Actually if you have any recommendations for books or websites about any mythical creatures I would be very grateful. Wikipedia isn’t very in depth and I’m not sure where to find reliable information. Where does your knowledge of so many creatures come from? You’re amazing!
The author of a classic heraldic reference or two is Arthur Charles Fox-Davies. Critters are featured, of course.
There are also dictionaries on heraldry that mention different monsters.
If you can find it, “A New Dictionary of Heraldry” by Stephen Friar is a good book, and a favourite of mine [don’t own a copy :(].
Another is [I do own a copy]: “An Heraldic Alphabet” by J.P.B. Brooke-Little.
Somebody has been playing Undertale too much.