In this second episode of Wench Village, we dive into the murky legends surrounding the fearsome manticore. Tales of the manticore can be traced as far back as the 1st century, and its name derives from the Persian mantichora (thought to loosely translate to ‘man-eater’). This creature bears the head of an old man, the body of a lion, and the tail of a scorpion, from which it shoots poisoned spines. Rumor has it the manticore has a taste for human flesh and likes to devour its prey whole. It has been said that no man can best this mighty beast.
Luckily for us wenches, we’re not men.
Remember, if you’re intrigued by cryptids, creatures, beasts, or the medieval ages (roughly 5th century – 15th century Europe), this is the show for you!
Tune in Friday, Sept. 25th at 8 p.m. Central to be transported to a tavern somewhen in the Middle Ages, delve into some medieval folklore, and hear a jaunty tune or two.
Take it easy, cryptids, bards, and wenches.