And You Thought He was Just a Washington Irving Story!
So It’s October, time to start thinking festive holiday beasts, and to be quite honest even I was entertained to learn that the famed American haunting of Ichabod Crane seems to be based on a Beast of Celtic lore. Again in the interest of brevity I’m sourcing the following information from Wikipedia here:
The Irish dullahan (“dark man”) is a headless fairy, usually riding a black horse and carrying his head under one arm (or holding it high to see at great distance). He wields a whip made from a human corpse’s spine. When the dullahan stops riding, a death occurs. The dullahan calls out a name, at which point the named person immediately perishes. In another version, he is the headless driver of a black carriage. A similar figure, the gan ceann (“without a head”), can be frightened away by wearing a gold object or casting one in his path.
So there you go! No head on his shoulders, rides a horse, carries a whip made of human spines and while not entirely like Dune’s Muad’Dib. It would seem he is at least capable of using his victim’s name as a killing word. Draw the American one, draw the Celtic one, hell there’s even a German one if you want to be drab… Just make it fun, make it festive and careful who’s names you put in the captions, cause you just never know!
I’ll have to admit I f’d up… wrote this week off as a flop and postponed our judge… So here’s what we’re gonna do, we’ll let fan favorite decide the mug… won’t even worry about the 10 like threshold… so most likes in the fan favorite vote by 3pm sunday afternoon (10/13) Wins…. And my apologies for doubting you…