~ BGAW: Glaistig ~

15 January 2007

introducing the fifth Beautiful Ghosts Around the World: Glaistig.


Glaistig is a Scottish mythical creature. the upper half of the body is a beautiful girl with pale greyish skin and long blond hair, while the bottom half is of a goat. it is believed that she might be a water spirit, so she’s often found near body of water such as ponds and river.

i wish i could draw the goat part, it’d be fun. unlike Lamia’s snake bottom, goat legs don’t bend upwards so they don’t fit in the frame. oh well.

anyways, in some legends, Glaistig appears pretty evil: she lures men with her dance and singing, and later she drinks their blood. or that she’s mischievous enough to cause travelers lost on their way.

while in others, she seems to be a helpful and kind spirit, who protects cattle and herders, and will watch over children whose parents are out on the field milking cows and farming.

the other BGAW are: Kuntilanak, Yuki Onna, Huli Jing, Lamia, Manananggal
and La Llorona.

~ comment (8) ~

It’s awesome! Love your work! ^^

wiffygal | 15 January 2007 - 11:00 | reply

thank you ms. wiffy :)

thalia | 15 January 2007 - 02:11 | reply

cantiiiiiiiikkkkkk! ;)

cynthia | 15 January 2007 - 09:06 | reply

ihiy! untung deh, soalnya kalo ga cantik, nama serinya mesti berubah jadi Ugly Ghosts Around the World.

thalia | 16 January 2007 - 12:48 | reply

ck ck thalia.. you are very talented, this looks beautiful

Irene | 15 January 2007 - 10:25 | reply

yay, thank you!

thalia | 16 January 2007 - 12:49 | reply

maybe you can draw the tail or something? or draw goat horns on her??

btw you should turn these into collectible cards or something, they’re so pretty~!!

feli | 17 January 2007 - 09:35 | reply

hmm, that could be a good idea, except that according the legend, she doesn’t have goat horns, so that can’t do… and goat’s tail is too short to show up on the side (unlike kitsune). ah well… thanks, though!

maybe if i can make around 12 of them, they can be a calendar, or something :D

thalia | 18 January 2007 - 09:37 | reply