The Mythological Creature Tag!

For my monthly bookish blogging adventure: Slumps are for Chumps (get deets here), one of the prompts in the upcoming week is to do the Mythological Creatures Tag.  Since I haven’t seen one floating around, I decided to make it and publish it early so everyone can get it on time.

Instructions: For each mythological creature, think of a character/creature from a book that shares a similar theme (or fits it perfectly!).  Serpents, automatons, sea monsters, etc – this tag has it all! :).

Note: this isn’t really popping up in Reader, so you might need to go to my blog to see all the pictures + gifs.


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The most epic serpent in any book I’ve read was, of course, Nagini in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling.  As Voldemort’s sidekick and one of his many horcruxes,  Nagini wins all the awards.

As an aside, I got into a debate with two people on the best serpent in literature (Nagini vs. the basilisk) and Nagini undoubtedly wins each time.  If you think there’s a better serpent out there leave it in the comments.

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I have yet to read an awesome mermaid-themed book.  However, one that incorporated them perfectly was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  This is my absolute favorite HP book (and movie!) because of how well Rowling tied weird Olympic-like games with mythology and magic.

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But alas, I am going to choose Eragon … from Eragon by Christopher Paolini.  An epic fantasy book that really should be on everyones “Read” shelves.

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I think one of my most favorite sea monster scene in a book was the huge squid-like (Kraken?) one in the Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck.  It was awesome.  I thought about considering Moby Dick but does that really count? Whales be whales, yo.

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100%. HANDS DOWN. FOREVER.  The moment I saw automatons I knew I had to include them.  They were so crazy badass in The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare.  PS. It is so unfair that these new covers are so beautiful! I want them all @_@

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For those who have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I have a love for the book Halfway to the Grave.  There’s a super funny scene where a ghost fools around with the one of the characters in a graveyard. It’s prime. :]

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I was actually in a fierce debate with which book I’ve read had the best spider (I tend to go for the best ;)).  I got tied between Aragog from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling and Charlotte from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.  Two totally different spiders with two totally different plans.

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I’m settling on Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, because I seriously loved it.  I loved the demons, downworlders, nephilim, angels, all dat.
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Although I’m using a Harry Potter still above, I’m going to choose The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis as having some awesome centaurs in it.  I was looking at Goodreads and apparently P. C. Cast has 7 top rated centaur books?  So that’s a thing.

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You know what I’ve realized? Harry Potter has it all.  However, Tigers Curse by Colleen Houck has a portion devoted to a phoenix because Kishan is a little shit (fact).

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I’m going to plainly lay it out there: I have not read a good sirens book.  The last two (possibly only two) I read were The Siren by Kiera Cass and Atlantia by Ally Condie. UGH.  Unless I’m missing something, YA authors have not gotten it right.


9 thoughts on “The Mythological Creature Tag!

  1. Beth (Reading Every Night) says:

    Wow this seems like an amazing tag (I am a sucker for anything mythological!) also I probably would have put Harry Potter for most of the categories as well! It just seems to fit with so many of them 😀
    But I love the Night Huntress books they are so amazing, and I need to re-read Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter books and this post has just madde me that little bit more excited for them. Great picks for this tag Cat!


  2. Lola @ Hit or Miss Books says:

    hahaha, indeed: Harry Potter does have it all! But you still managed to add great alternatives 😉 What a fun tag! Sadly, I don’t think my answers would be much more different from yours, so I’ll have to ship this one – or come back to it later. Great answers! It’s when doing these kinds of tags that I thank Goodreads for the shelving! 😛


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