Friday, April 1, 2011

A-Z Blog Challenge

I have signed up for a blog challenge that goes through the month of April. Each day, except for Sundays, there will be a blog post about a different letter of the alphabet.

What I have decided to do with this project, to make it a little of my own, is to make each entry about paranormal or supernatural creatures or elements. Who else is excited! Um, well, maybe just me, but anyway, it should be interesting. Check back to see what each letter brings.

To start off the month is the letter A.

The subjects for today are Angels, and the Abominable Snowman! :)

Let's do this...


Angels are the messengers of God. The word itself is a derivative of an ancient Green word meaning ‘messengers’ and a Greek verb ‘to bear a message, bring news’. They have been depicted as human looking, babies, with wings, without wings, floating in the air, well, in so many ways. A lot of times they have a glow around their head, which is known as a halo, or some even speculate, their aura.

Able to bring messages from God directly to humans, they are thought to carry them through dreams, daily experiences, and even intuitively.

There are different ranks among the angels, such as archangels, cherubim, and seraphim.

Their names usually end in –el. This can be traced back to Biblical terminology. Some of the more familiar angels are: Gabriel, Ezekiel, Ariel, Gabriel, Lucifer, Raphael, and Michael. Other lesser known are: Metatron, Raziel, and Melchizedek.

Many people have given accounts of their experiences with angels here on earth. From dreams, to physical contact, they vary widely along with the descriptions.

Guardian angels are a concept that is very familiar in Christianity. They supposedly are assigned to a person at birth and remain with them until death. During times of crisis, or near death experiences, they are rumored to be able to intervene. Also, some people claim to have contact with them. There are meditations available for people to reach them individually. 


The Abominable Snowman, or otherwise known as the Yeti, has been made popular through various TV shows , ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’, and movies. Cryptozoology fans have long searched for evidence to prove its existence. Parallel to the American Bigfoot, it is rumored to live in the harsher, cold climates of the Himalayas.

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  1. Hey, who doesn't like paranormal creatures? Fun theme! I'm enjoying seeing the creative things people have come up with for the challenge (though it makes me feel like a slouch). Also, thanks for leading me to Chuck Wendig and the flash fiction prompts. Good luck with the challenge!

  2. Hey Shannon! I know, Chuck Wendig and his dang challenges, right!?! Sheesh... I'm like an addict now. ;)

    Thanks for the compliments. It's harder than I thought to come up with a creature for each letter. It could get a bit desperate at times. Lol!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. HI, Amber -- love your choice of topics for the challenge. By the time you get to Z you'll have a great resource of fantasy/supernatural beings.

    MM the Queen of English

  4. Hello MM the Queen of English!

    I have cut down on many of the one's I originally planned out because there was little to nothing found about them.I have already noticed that I am thinking of using some of them in upcoming stories. :)

    Thanks for stopping by!