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Werewolves: The Nahual!

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A Nagual or Nahual (both pronounced [na’wal]) is a human being who has the power to transform either spiritually or physically into an animal form, such as a puma, jaguar, coyote, wolf,dog or sometimes even a donkey or bird.

A Nagual is believed to use their powers for good or evil according to their personality. n modern rural Mexico, “nagual” is sometimes synonymous with “brujo”, or “witch” one who is able to shapeshift into an animal at night,drink blood from human victims, steal property, cause disease, and the like. One’s birth date often determines if a person will be a Nagual. Mesoamerican belief in tonalism, in which every person has an animal counterpart to which his life force is linked, is also part of the definition of nagualism. Each day is associated with an animal which has strong and weak aspects. A person born on “The Dog Day” would have both strong and weak “dog”aspects.

Halloween Countdown 2015: More Sketching Fun!

So I’m posting a few more additions to the Halloween Countdown 2015 Book. I will probably use up all my child/teen memories of Halloween in this book, and here is one of them, the maggot costume.

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A green sleeping bag and a foam head. Guaranteed to get you kicked by panicking idiots when you’re squirming by in the bushes.

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Had fun with these werewolves. Often when I draw a wolf I think of the one pursuing Wart in The Sword in the Stone.

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Devil dogs.

Halloween Countdown 2015: Tiny Clyde’s Wolf!

WP_20150925_007 One of my best pals since high school, Bekah, has almost the same birthday as me. We send each other Target giftcards every year and I love the funny little exchange. I decided to sit on mine until Hallowe’en items began to arrive at Target stores, and bought this amazing wolf statue yesterday. My kitty TIny Clyde has been hanging out with it for a couple of hours now. 😀

Halloween Countdown 2015: My Own Little Woof Woof! Almost.

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While running errands today I checked out our local Target’s Halloween section and it looks to be nearly complete. I spied a bunch of little monsters on a bottom shelf that looked like the type that you squeeze and they scream or howl or say mean Halloweeny things. One of them was a wee werewolf!! When you squeeze him his eyes light up bright red and he yells things like “I’M COMING FOR YOU” and “YOU HAVE NOWHERE TUH HIDE”. But he packs an amazing punch for a guy so little, and he reminds one of my favorite TV props, Eddie Munster’s beloved toy Woof-Woof:

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I may never have a toy Woof-Woof, but darnitall,I now have my Wee Wolfie!