Mythological creatures, by Elisaul Belis Paulino

Bruja, Witch, Dominican Myth
"Bruja" (witch), reimagined in a folkloric dance dress from Dominican Republic.

Aracne, Greek Myth
"In Greek and Roman myths, Aracne was a talented mortal weaver who challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and crafts, to a weaving contest; this hubris resulted in her being transformed into a spider. There are many versions of the story's weaving contest, with each saying that one or the other won."

Demeter, Greek Myth
Demeter, the middle daughter of Cronus and Rhea, was the Ancient Greek goddess of corn and agriculture, one of the original Twelve Olympians. Her grief over her daughter Persephone – who has to spend one-third of the year with her husband Hades in the Underworld – is the reason why there is winter; her joy when she gets her back coincides with the fertile spring and summer months.

Doris, Greek Myth
Doris (whose name means gift, present, pure water) was one of the earliest daughters of Okeanos & Tethys. Doris would marry the Sea-God Nereus and would bare to him fifty (or more) daughters known as the Nereids and one son.

A harionago is a Japanese being, characterized as a woman with long hair and thorns in it. She is beautiful and smiles to a man, if he smiles back, she captures him with her hair.

Kurupi, Guarani Myth
Kurupi is an spirit from the Guaraní mythology. He is characterized as short, ugly and hairy. Also he is considered the lord of the forests and protector of wild animals. His most distinguished feature is a prehensile penis, wound several times around his waist like a belt. The legend tells that it is able to extend through doors and windows and impregnate a sleeping woman without even having to enter to the house.

Orobas, Greek Myth
In demonology, Orobas is a powerful Great Prince of Hell, having twenty legions of demons under his control. He supposedly gives true answers of things past, present and to come, divinity, and the creation of the world; he also confers dignities and prelacies, and the favour of friends and foes. Orobas is faithful to the conjurer, does not permit that any spirit tempts him, and never deceives anyone. He is depicted as a horse that changes into a man under the conjurer's request.

Wendigo, Native American Myth
The wendigo is a malevolent, cannibalistic, supernatural being. They were strongly associated with winter, the north, coldness, famine, and starvation.

Elisaul Belis Paulino is from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.