From those that go bump in the night to ones that offer hope, mythical creatures and monsters are abound in fiction. You can find them in anything from horror to science fiction and fantasy. But where do our ideas for creatures to scare or inspire come from? Throughout October, Writing Roots will be delving into the myths of monsters across the world to help bring inspiration for anyone seeking to write a classic creature or one with a bit of a twist.
Some monsters of legend and myth predate human existence. They are the ones who lived and ruled the earth before mankind came to be. In many stories, they’re simply lurking below, waiting for their time to return and reign supreme. We’re talking gods and ancient monsters in this episode, from the Greek Titans to Lovecraft’s Cthulu mythos.
First aired October 29, 2020.