Valkyrie Bestiary

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The winged devil

March 16, 2084

Three blog posts in one week! You’d think I have nothing else to do. To be honest, I’m laid up at the moment, recovering from that peyochip sting. So I thought I’d catch up on some critter research. 

Lately, I’ve been fascinated by the mountain devil, a creature that has often been confused with the phoenix. Both have wings of flame, but the significance of those flames differs. A phoenix usually symbolizes rebirth, while a mountain devil is known to pluck the eyes from the deceitful. Instead of a regal raptor head, the mountain devil looks more like a vulture on fire. Not pretty, but pretty intimidating. 

I’m curious about other stories related to the mountain devil. There was a mention of it in Pylee’s Homestead Reference that suggested it once prowled the hills of Pennsylvania. I might be going crazy, but I think I saw one not too far from Montreal Ward. Has anyone heard about other sightings?

Comments (4)

Feel better, Valkyrie367! 
Toots12 (March 16, 2084)

Mountain devils have been long associated with tutelary deities. They are watch dogs of gods that guard the land and sky.
Professor-T (March 16, 2084)

          Gods of land and sky? Like Terra?
          Valkyrie367 (March 16, 2084)

                    Terra is only one name for something mutable and unnamable, but yes. You could call Terra a tutelary god. The Terran priests call the mountain devil a guard dog, though what it is supposed to be guarding is not clear. 
                    Professor-T (March 16, 2084)