Monday, August 19, 2013

Mythical Animals: Semi-Human: Yeti

Yeti (Central Asia): 

First reported by Pliny the Elder in 79CE, the Yeti was a part of the folklore of peoples who lived in the Himalayas. In the 19th Century, stories of this hairy humanoid became popular in American and Europe. Various theories of the origin of the Yeti abound. They range from this beast being a local God, mistaken identity of another animal, an actual animal not yet discovered, or a construct of the human imagination.

Krystek, Lee, “Yeti: Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas,” The UnMuseum, 1996,

Sullivan, Tim, “Yeti myth dying out as Bhutan modernizes,” San Francisco Chronicle, 17 August 2008,

Zell-Ravenheart, Oberon and Ash DeKirk, “A Wizard’s Bestiary,” New Page Press, Franklin Lakes, NJ, 2007.

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