The Big Book of Mythological Creatures

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Step into the world of mythology, fantasy and fairy tales. Professor Egan-Blackmouth, a member of The Guild of Mythology (GOM) and the Head Professor of Cryptzoology at the Unveristy of the city of Adrastia, writes down her notes on all mythological creatures she studies. She documents the obvious, and the not so obvious animals and monsters of this world. Perhaps you shall learn a lot from this book, and Professor Blackmouth does hope you enjoy it.

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22. XXI - The Aspidochelone


7th Oxtombror 3796, 9th Eon 

Name:
The Aspidochelone

Habitat: 
The warmer waters of the equator

Size:
Absolutely monumental. 

About:
As the description of its size depicts, the Aspidochelone is the largest creature to ever live. The only of its kind to be alive, we're unsure whether there were more, once upon a time, and their humungous bodies sank down to the deep depths of the oceans, out of our reach. Perhaps there were many, many more in ages gone by, but that remains a mystery. 

Immortal, or just has a finite life span, the Aspidochelone swims ever so slowly in the seas, not evolved or built to swim at fast speeds away from predators because it has none. It may have done in the past, but if predators existed large enough to butcher one of these animals long ago, I shudder to think about them. Not even the Kraken of today has the strength to bring down this titan.

On the subject of the Krakens, after the ship was destroyed and I was left stranded on this "island", I fended for myself for weeks and months on end. My journey to research mythological creatures was scheduled to finish on 101st of Stepandor, 3795. Clearly, this did not come to fruition, and I waited till rescue arrived, from Maganin, or from the University sending out a search party. But whilst I stayed on the island, I noticed whilst I slept, that the horizon was... moving. I was starting to think I was losing my sanity. Until, when I walked up to the front of the island, I saw a head. The head of a huge turtle. I had no idea that such a creature existed, part I took notes nonetheless. Its shell was an entire, I grant small, but still an island. Mind boggling. After being rescued by airship, and accompanied by Maganin, I was heading home and after looking through the University's records, I looked upon something named the Aspidochelone, a legendary, giant turtle, the last one thought to be seen during the 1st Eon. Hard to recognise since people would mistake it for an island. But now I found it. The last one. Truly, the highlight of my travels. 

Subspecies:
There might have been. Once.
 

Egan Blackmouth 
Head Professor of Mythology and Cryptozoology at the University of Adrastia ​

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