Creature Feature

Creature Feature: The Varua Ino: The Ravening Watchers

Creature Feature: The Varua Ino: The Ravening Watchers For today’s creature we venture into the tropical paradise of the South Seas: a place of warm, hospitable people, blue seas, palm-trees swaying in the trade-winds–and blood-thirsty elementals: the Varua ino.

Creature Feature: Something Between a Dog and a Calf

Today’s creature is the Black Dog. Called by a variety of names: Black Shuck, the Barghest, Trash, or Padfoot, the names shift with the location, reflecting the creature’s Trickster-like ability to assume first one animal form, then another, usually something canine or calf-like. Let us see what was haunting a lane near New Milford in Pembrokeshire in the years 1890-92.

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