Animalia / Battle of Drepana
Battle of Drepana is the sea Battle between Roman Republic with the fleets of Carthage around 249 BC.
After several victories The Roman listed the Carthaginian Stronghold Lilybaeum as they next target. A strategy was made by Claudius Pulcher as the roman navy commanders to took the Drepana Harbor first by surprise morning attack.
The morning Before battle begin the Roman seek an omen by feed their Sacred chicken on board. it’s been their belief if the Sacred chicken accepted the grain it will be a good omen, because the Gods will fully supported through the battle.
Unexpectedly the Sacred Chickens refuse to eat the grain, in the way to calm the terrifying crews, Pulcher make his own interpretations about it and threw the sacred chicken overboard. The battle results was Roman defeat with almost their ships sunk.
Further reading : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Drepana
Artist: Mario Pinheiro
Project: A, B, Creatures
Artist: Yusi Chen
Project: The Black Happening
A deadly poisonous frog has been mutating slowly into a humanly creature. His venom, stronger than ever, runs through his blood, his flesh, and his very skin, killing every single living thing he touch.
A Mysterious virus is spreading around the world. It is more prone to infect the weak. The infected start to mutate depending on what they most desire, from brain capacity to physical strength and more. At the same time, love fades while evil takes its place. One by one the infected become monsters driven by their cravings, rampaging the earth. This is the black happening.
Abi’s Gods and Monsters #2
A Japanese demon called a Futakuchi-onna.
Wiki syas: A futakuchi-onna (二口女?, lit. “two-mouthed woman”) is a type of yōkai or Japanese monster. They are characterized by their two mouths – a normal one located on her face and second one on the back of the head beneath the hair. There, the woman’s skull splits apart, forming lips, teeth and a tongue, creating an entirely functional second mouth.
In Japanese mythology and folklore, the futakuchi-onna belongs to the same class of stories as the rokurokubi, kuchisake-onna and the yama-uba, women afflicted with a curse or supernatural disease that transforms them into yōkai. The supernatural nature of the women in these stories is usually concealed until the last minute, when the true self is revealed.
Artist: Russell Taysom
Project: Creatures of the Night
Come December The Spirit of Christmas descends upon the earth and drives the people of Earth insane.