Wednesday, April 20, 2011



The quanlier is a Cherokee lengend. The creature has the head of a wolf, torso of a man, arms of a dog, and legs of a jackal. It’s diet consists of humans and small animals. There are not many of them, and it’s a close relation to the werewolf. Some differences are it is not able to become human, and will not change into human form when killed. It runs very fast, and at speeds of up to 300 mph.

The above information was found at the Mythical Creatures Guide.


The Quetzalcoatl is a Mesoamerican deity. It appears as a feathered serpent.  Symbolic of fertility and internal political structures, it was also believed to be part of a triad of agricultural deities including: Tialoc, god of rain, lightning and thunder, and the goddess of the cave symbolizing motherhood, reproduction, and life, leaving Quetzalcoatl as being the feathered serpent, the god of vegetational renewal. It was also connected to Venus because of its importance as a mark of the beginning of the rainy season. 

The above information and picture are from Wikipedia.


  1. that is an awesome picture! so colorful =)
    but I think he's camped out at my house. Today marks the third game cancelled (hasn't played yet!)
    Quetzalcoatl, Quetzalcoatl go away...
    happy q day!

  2. What you decided to do with AtoZ is fascinating. I love myths and legends and the like. Great fodder for stories. :) Nice bumping into you.

  3. Tara, LOL! Isn't that the truth. As long as it's not the scary tornadoes, I guess we shouldn't complain. Happy q day to you, too!

    M Pax, Thanks for the kind words about my idea for the challenge. It kind of just came to me quickly, and I'm glad. Otherwise, I would have been lost each day, I'm sure. I was thinking I could benefit for stories, like you mentioned, and that others could, as well. I'm glad you enjoyed!

    Thank you both for stopping by! :)

  4. I've never heard of a Quanlier before - it would make for an interesting adversary some time. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Yes, I believe it sure could be one heck of a scary creature! I had never heard of either of these before I did the research. I have really enjoyed this challenge! :)

    Thank you for stopping by!