Man Myth & Magic – Cover (1)

Man Myth & Magic - Siegfried Killing The Dragon

I’ve been running a little bit low on original Blog resource material until yesterday when a trip to my local antique centre yielded a selection of this obscure magazine publication ‘Man Myth & Magic’ with its tagline’s: ‘An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural’ & ‘The most Unusual Magazine ever Published’

Man Myth & Magic was a UK based publication that ran for 112 weekly issue’s starting in 1970 – as mentioned the magazine feature’s many Illustration’s ranging from quirky woodcut’s of Ye-olde spooky folklore; Werewolf’s, Witches’s, Demon’s through to double page spread reprint’s and analysis of the work of master Artist’s/Illustrator’s such as Albrecht Dürer, Matthias GrunewaldAubrey Beardsley and many more…

The cover art used here is Teutonic Mythology ‘Siegfried Killing The Dragon’ taken from a 19th-century German edition of nibelungenlied. (1) - The Film Journal


A selection of images taken from the excellent a mammoth resource/archive which seeks to document all visual references to that most elusive of enigma’s – “The Flying Saucer”. The site includes scans and Photos of magazines, books, comics, merchandising and toys, samples start from as far back as 1915! that’s well before the term “Flying Saucer” was first coined – June 1947 – when American pilot Keneth Arnold spotted several unidentified flying objects above Mt Rainer, Washington State. is run by dedicated Ufologists Jim Klotz and Les Trecce-Sinclair,  and whether your a believer, sceptic or just looking for some Retro Sci-fi nonsense do check it out –

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

Vegetable Lamb of Tartary

I came across the bizarre image and story reading about Cryptids on Wiki. A Cryptid is any animal, creature or in this case a plant that has been reported to have existed, but has not been proven ie: Loch Ness Monster or Yeti…

The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary (Latin: Agnus scythicus or Planta Tartarica Barometz) is a semi-legendary plant of central Asia, believed to grow sheep as its fruit. The sheep were connected to the plant by an umbilical and grazed the land around the plant. When all the plants were gone, both the plant and sheep died. Read more…

Image Taken from From: Lee, H. 1887. The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary: a Curious Fable of the Cotton Plant, to Which Is Added a Sketch of the History of Cotton and the Cotton Trade. S. Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London.