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Germanic mythic creatures and monsters?

Post by Shroom Man 777 » 2018-02-15 02:07pm

For our 7th Sea campaign, I'm playing a Germanic not-Witcher monster hunter. Can anyone point me to a decent source of European mythic creatures and monsters, particularly Germanic ones? I'm also looking for mountain-dwelling German monsters specifically.
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Post by Tribble » 2018-02-15 02:13pm

Krampus! Lol
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Re: Germanic mythic creatures and monsters?

Post by Elheru Aran » 2018-02-15 05:39pm

Specifically Germanic stuff is a bit hard to come by. Viking stories will have some. You're going to see a lot of overlap with Nordic stuff because that's the best preserved pre-Christian mythology we have from Europe, English/French Celtic stuff aside. Most basic mythology books that manage to get around all the cliche Greco-Roman stuff is going to mention a few critters. There's always good ol Grimm, but the origins of those stories are largely medieval and post-Christian, so your mileage may vary; the Grimms' scholarship wasn't always the best either.

Wiki might be a place to start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... _creatures

As noted, Krampus is a thing. Kobolds are originally German and are more like pixies or elves than the little baby gator lizards they are in DnD. Drudes are a variety of malevolent spirit. Frau Holde seems to be some sort of forest or agricultural goddess. There's lots of corn-spirits, apparently.
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Re: Germanic mythic creatures and monsters?

Post by LadyTevar » 2018-02-15 06:28pm

Elheru Aran wrote:
2018-02-15 05:39pm
As noted, Krampus is a thing. Kobolds are originally German and are more like pixies or elves than the little baby gator lizards they are in DnD. Drudes are a variety of malevolent spirit. Frau Holde seems to be some sort of forest or agricultural goddess. There's lots of corn-spirits, apparently.
One thing to remember, "CORN" in this case refers to wheat and barley, not the Native American Maize "Corn".
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Post by Thanas » 2018-02-15 07:47pm

Shroom Man 777 wrote:
2018-02-15 02:07pm
For our 7th Sea campaign, I'm playing a Germanic not-Witcher monster hunter. Can anyone point me to a decent source of European mythic creatures and monsters, particularly Germanic ones? I'm also looking for mountain-dwelling German monsters specifically.

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Re: Germanic mythic creatures and monsters?

Post by K. A. Pital » 2018-02-16 01:20am

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