Creature Compendium

Here we have yet another baby snatching creature. Beware you little children, for you seem to make tasty snacks or pets.

The Qalupalik

Qalupalik by Joy Ang

The Qalupalik is a sea creature of Inuit legends, that steals disobedient children if they wander too close to the edge of the ice during the spring melt. It has long fingernails, green skin, and wears a sling for carrying babies. It makes a noise that sounds like underwater air bubbles, there is warning that one nearby. Stolen children are never seen again.

Further Information:

Related Creatures: Krampus, Bloody Bones

Origin: Arctic, Inuit people


Creature Compendium

There have been reported sightings of the Mongolian Death Worm in modern history. Is it a mythical creature, or has this mystery been solved by science? dun dun dun

The Mongolian Death Worm

Mongolian Death Worm by LornEmilee

The Mongolian death worm (olgoi khorkoi) is a creature that inhabits the Gobi desert. They’re described as being as thick as a human arm and around five feet in length, and sometimes adorned with spikes.  They can spit poison, and are so toxic that touching one is enough to kill you. Death worms live underground, but come up to the surface when it rains. If you’re looking for one, you may encounter a death worm around a water hole.

Some people believe that the death worm is a misidentified species of reptile, such as the sand boa or worm-lizard,  which may be found in the same places that the death worm supposedly inhabits.

Further Reading:

Related Creatures: Snake, Cobra

Region of Origin: Asia, Mongolia, Gobi Desert

There have been multiple expeditions to find the death worm, because you know: “He who controls the spice controls the universe” …. Sorry…I couldn’t resist…