© 2007, Musée du Louvre / Thierry Olivier

I used to do this series on Instagram, and I’m still flirting with the idea of a podcast on the subject. In the meantime, I figured it would be nice to do it on Medium, as well, because it gives me room to expand on each topic.

Loving all things of the occult and supernatural, I’ve amassed an interesting collection of books and encyclopedias, all filled with beastly creatures and lore that spans back thousands of years. We’ve…