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Fairy Tale Illustration
Korean illustrator, Na Young Wu (also known as @00obsidian00 on Twitter), gives Western fairy tales a whimsical Eastern makeover ~ Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Princess and the Frog, Beauty and the Beast, Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Frozen, and Swan Princess.
loup garou...French werewolf.... What makes them different from the common werewolf is that they don't change with the cycles of the moon and have complete change over their actions. So, what makes these creatures so dangerous and terrifying is the fact that while in their wolf form they are completely aware and as intelligent as they are in their human form.
The stories of the creature known as a rougarou are as diverse as the spelling of its name, though they are all connected to francophone cultures through a common derived belief in the Loup-garou (pronounced [lu ga' Ru] in French and [lu gER Ru] in English). Loup is French for wolf, and garou (from Frankish garulf, cognate with English werewolf) is a man who transforms into an animal.
“Mad as a hatter” In 18th and 19th century England mercury was used in the production of felt, which was used in the manufacturing of hats common of the time. People who worked in these hat factories were exposed daily to trace amounts of the metal, which accumulated within their bodies over time, causing some workers to develop dementia caused by mercury poisoning. Thus the phrase “Mad as a Hatter” became popular as a way to refer to someone who was perceived as insane.
Hua Mulan circa 386-534 Hua Mulan is a legendary figure from ancient China who was originally described in a Chinese poem known as the Ballad of Mulan. In the poem, Hua Mulan takes her aged father's place in the army. She fought for 12 years and gained high merit, but she refused any reward and retired to her hometown instead. Whether Hua Mulan was a historical person or whether the poem was an allegory has been debated for centuries – it is unknown whether the story has any factual basis.