:phoenix: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Magickal Creatures

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Bind Runes :heavy_plus_sign:

After exploring the world of rune crafting, we’re looking to the skies (or the woods, or the oceans, or anywhere else where they call home) on a bit of a magickal safari :cowboy_hat_face:

This challenge was suggested by the clever @Cosmic_Curiosity and is…

Magickal Creatures Beast Challenge

:dragon: :phoenix: Magickal Beasts & Mythical Creatures :unicorn: :vampire:

From mermaids to harpies, fairies and Fae to dragon-kind, sphynx and qilin to so many more - when it comes to magickal creatures, there is so much to explore!

A part two of the previous Bestiary Challenge, this popular topic is wide open and can be pursued in many ways. Whether you work directly with a magickal creature in your practice, use or create spellwork tied to a mythical beast, or simply find inspiration and fascination in their lore, feel free to pursue your passions and go wild with your entry this week :japanese_ogre:

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This week’s challenge is all about magickal creatures - how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…



From Canva: Phoenix

STEP 1 : Choose Your Magickal Creature :point_up_2:

This challenge is all about legendary beasts and magickal creatures - but as always, how you choose to take on this theme is up to you!

Still not sure where to begin? To help you get started, here are a few ways in which a witch might approach this challenge.

(Please make sure you are logged in to your Spells8 Account so you can access all of the resources shared here - thank you!)

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Dragons & Draconic Magick :dragon_face:

Dragons are creatures of epic tales and impressive magick- they are symbols of both inspiration and power. Depicted in legends both fantastical and historical, dragons bring awe, fear, and reverence whenever they appear. Consider exploring dragons and their magick as your entry this week!

Elemental Dragon Invocation Ritual

Dragon Flame: Oolong Tea Meditation

dragon magick
Dragon Magick Challenge: Info & Entries

More dragon magick in the forum:

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Fairies, Fae, and Fair Folk :fairy:

From tricksters of lore to protectors of the woods, winged pixiekind to animal-folk and more- when it comes to the illusive and mysterious world of “fairies”, there is a lot to explore! From the Celtic-based “Fae” to the wide variety of nature spirits categorized as “fairies”, feel free to run wild with your entry this week.

Types of Fairies & Fairy Facts for Witches

Working With Fairies: 8 Signs the Fairies are Near You

Fairies Fae Witch Challenge
Fairies & Fae Challenge: Info & Entries

More fairy discussions and resources:

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Unicorns, Kirin, Qilin :unicorn:

Creatures of legend blessed with magickal abilities and sacred status, unicorns and other horned beings (such as kirin and qilin) have an honored placed in mythical legends and a special place in the hearts of many. Consider exploring this type of magickal creature for your entry this week!

Unicorn’s Blessing: A Magickal Magnet

Related resources:

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Guardian Spirits & Personal Protectors :shield:

Does your guardian spirit take on the form of a mythical creature? Whether it’s a protective deity, guardian spirit or angel, spirit companion, or otherwise, if you work with a creature of magickal origin or appearance, feel free to think of them in your challenge entry this week.

Familiar Spirits & Power Animals

Your Spirit Guide: How to Find and Meet Them

A Familiar or a Pet? Companion Creatures

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… And More! :raised_hands:

The suggestions above are just a few ideas to help kickstart your creativity- if you feel called to explore magickal creatures in another way, you are welcome to do so!

Additional resources and ideas:

As always, all witches are encouraged to embrace their own unique practice with how they explore the challenge theme :star2:

Sphynx by Cosmic_Curiosity
Sphynx Photo by @Cosmic_Curiosity, shared in Cat Magick: Egyptian Cat Deities

STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Click here for a note about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

Getting Your Credit :white_check_mark:

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

Click here to learn where to share your challenge entry

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new post in the forum (this is good for when you have a lot to share and/or would like to discuss aspects of your entry not related to the current theme)

Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:

Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, March 19 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)

(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for your time zone!)

Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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From Mythology Source: The Minotaur: Complete Guide

A warm reminder that the challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team.

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

From Canva: Guardian Lions

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Found by fire, in sea, by air, and in stone-
Creatures unbound by book nor by tome
In legends and life, they’re all around
They’re there for you - just waiting to be found!

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Blessed Be! :phoenix: :sparkles:


Ohhh… this gives me an excuse to write a full post about a certain mythical creature that I’ve been meaning to write. Perfect! :clap:


Ohhhh I can’t wait to hear about the lucky creature you choose! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Have fun and happy writing! :sparkles:


Yayyyy! So excited for this one!! Fae, unicorns, dragons! Love them all! :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:


Yes, the creatures are already preparing this challenge :rofl:


love this invite!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:


Since there’s a grounding oil for protection against energy vampires, does that mean vampires would count? :thinking:

Hmm… What to do…

I think I at least have to partake in this dragon flame wulong tea meditation. It’s my favourite tea and seems to heal me unbelievably well. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Well ok, my Buddy gets to play! Buddy is my rabbit, he’s gonna get some extra bunnie “Buddy Love” this week! :rabbit2::revolving_hearts::rabbit::two_hearts:


@starborn Yes, Vampires count. Let’s not upset them, remember they’re gorgeous :heart_eyes:


Cracking the f#$% up right now! :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::joy::joy::joy::wink::wink:


Excited for this challenge. @starborn & @tracyS yall always bring the laughs. I appreciate you both…


I don’t think Klaus would be very happy if I called him a “creature.” :sweat_smile:



@starborn Oh yes, I forgot, he’s a sensitive soul. :rofl:


Just a little. :laughing:



I love him though. He’s sooo cute. I think I’ll accept the vampire challenge if I can draw my eyes away long enough to write anything :rofl::heart_eyes:


It’s not a challenge if there’s no struggle. :wink:

…and now that I’ve said that, I can’t shy away from it. I was on the fence, wondering if I have the energy to talk about something so controversial. But sounds like I have to now. :laughing:


he looks at us and seems to say
I’m scandalous :rofl: :rofl:

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a poem about the Night Fairy
the fairy went out to the mountain of the moon to cast a spell
the eyes of the handsome lad he asks to steal
Collect cold water from the crystal spring
and from the stone , roots, shoots and ears of corn
She kindled fires, nailed her stick
gathered the birds of the night to say her prayer…
Boy, never say you don’t think
the beauty of the fairy not afraid of her
He has a way of touching your heart
and in a dark well to steal your dreams…


Beautiful poem, @AIRAM. :black_heart:


@starborn thank you my dear sister :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:


Greek mythology is full of interesting creatures. I’ll pick one of them for this challenge.