The letter “W” whirls around my brain like a washer on heavy duty spin. All my great ideas, the ones I took rigorous notes and scribbles about back in March, now smell as bad as a tri-color pasta salad left too long in the trunk.
No, I am just teasing. I decided to go with a monster theme here, naming one with "W" and the other with "X".
So here it is:
Wyvern: n. (heraldry) a two-legged dragon with outspread wings and a barbed tail [M.E. wyver fr. O.F. wyvre, var. of vivre, serpent]
It makes me wonder how this creature (mythical, I hope) was created. It took some creative minds and some frightened peasants to come up with such an extreme creature. Two legs! Wings! A dragon! Barbed tail! Nothing in God's animal kingdom existed like this Wyvern. Extremely creative. Extremely frightening!
From Wikipedia (God bless it!)
|This Wyvern relief carving is in Italy!|
|A Wyvern, which is apparently well-known to all except me|