Hey fediverse, I'm trying to think of some cool, obscure and friendly mythical creatures from existing folklore. The kind who could plausibly be friends of a young child. Anyone have any suggestions? :D

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The problem is that classical mythic creatures have a standard for being seductive to children and then turn out to have cold, heartless goals in the end.

Modern "Monsters, Inc." style creatures were not common, as I recall.

@Algot I imagine that would vary pretty widely depending on the culture, though, wouldn't it?

@quinnstephens

My myth references lean heavily on the ones from Edith Hamilton's "Mythology" which I read several times in my youth. The Grimm brothers influenced me too.

I have not expanded much beyond that.

There probably are cultures in which "cautionary" isn't the core element of the story.

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