If you haven’t already noticed, this week’s mythological creature doesn’t have a photo. The reason behind this is mainly…there weren’t any paintings drawn up about this legend – more word of mouth. So do what you want with the information provided today! Or you can look up this creature to gather an idea of how modern adaptations portray this creature!
La Guita Xica | Spain
“Green, serpentine dragon that protects the people of Catalonia.”
- La Guita Xica was brought into Catalonia legends in 1890. It began as a demon but morphed into a protective entity over the villages.
- More known as La Guita Xica, there are MANY names given to this serpent.
- Labeled as a “dragon,” this creature is half-mule! Mainly because mules were prominent in the nearby mountains.
- Because La Guita Xica is considered a protector…there are festivals to celebrate the dragon, where the handcrafted dragons shoot fireworks.
- The neck of the dragon is compared to that of the Loch Ness monster. I think we may have solved something here…