Wolpertinger – Marceau Historical Fiction Novel #HistFic #Myth

by on Oct.26, 2013, under Myth and Legends

A Wolpertinger is a small rabbit-like looking animal known in Bavarian mythology and folklore known to inhabit Bavarian forests. It is a strange looking little rabbit with antlers, fangs and wings.  In German/Bavarian mythology, this little creature appears to beautiful women during a full-moon.  I happen to use this little creature in Marceau because of its mythological Bavarian past. You will find this little rabbit hanging amongst the tall stone walls at the Marceau’s family main chateau in Bavaria (Chapter Five – Marceau)

“The main hall to the chateau was fully lit and the two grand fireplaces were at a full blaze lighting stone walls long hidden by dark shadows. There were antler heads from moose and deer, a stuffed wolpertinger, mask carvings, and suits of armor from many places throughout the world. There were paintings, sculptures and large tapestries hung on the 20 metered walls that retained the austere and grim feel to the place. The grand table could seat a hundred and all ten candelabras were lit from end to end. The ancient magic to the place was summoned by primeval spirits whose fiery cosmic power governed during Regulus’s occultation with the Moon. Their binding into the bloodline of the Marceau family would bring upon decendants with incredible fame and power over people, money, sex, magic, fire, and the occult. The castle was aligned perfectly within the ecliptic path of the sun during the equinoxes and the solstices throughout the year. Yet the sun’s rays never reached the castle as it was often consumed by damp and fog and the long shadows brought about the trees by the surrounding forest.”


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