In my World Mythologies class, our assignment from Tuesday (due tomorrow) was to come up with a Halloween myth or story. Well, I couldn’t think of a story, so I came up with a creature! Here’s my sketch of it, and it’s definitely not finished, but I want to go to bed now. I’ll scan the finished sketch tomorrow. LOL what anatomy? Anyway, here’s what I wrote on it.
“The Bana is a creature, neither dead in our world nor living in its, that ferries the souls of humans back to earth on All Hallow’s Night. It is a benevolent being, despite its gruesome appearance. It has been said that it kept the skull of the first human it ferried across worlds, and it wears it to this day, attached to its body by snaking, fleshy tendrils. The Bana doesn’t have a head per se — it cannot see out of the eye sockets of the skull, it cannot eat using the jaws, but it has grown some flesh on the sides of its head, where it has two holes for ears. It has six elongated limbs, designed for moving over a large area in a short amount of time, though when standing upright it holds its middle limbs to its body. Though the Bana does not have fur or hair on its body, thin, luminescent tendrils cover its head, arms, and back, and eventually form a long tail. These tendrils, each no thicker than spider silk, are the strings of the universe, and more tendrils stick to the Bana each time it passes into our world. These strings glow a faint white; it has been hypothesized that they glow to light a way for the souls to follow. The Bana cannot speak, and it is unknown if it is a singular creature or a species, though it has been seen socializing with similar creatures in its favorite haunt: graveyards. It was named after the same Old English word, “bana”, which means “devil; killer; murderer; slayer”, which is an unfortunate name for such a kindly creature.”
No stealing, please. He’s been growing in my head since 2004. :)