#AtoZChallenge: Quinotaur

19 Apr


This is my first year participating in the A to Z Challenge. The list of participants can be found here. Thanks to Arlee Bird and the co-hosts for hosting this awesome challenge. Check out the site here.

I’m also participating in a mini-hop that got started on theme reveal day when a few of us realized we had similar themes.  It’s called Supernatural A to Z. Click below to check out the list of participants.  🙂


Today’s interesting creature is the Quinotaur. It is believed to be a sea creature. It is mentioned in the Frankish Chronicle of Fredegar. The term means bull with five horns. The lore behind it is that it attacked the wife of a king and sired children with her. More information can be found here.


Image source Quinotaur wikipedia


Posted by on 04/19/2014 in blog hops


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7 responses to “#AtoZChallenge: Quinotaur

  1. Sophie Duncan

    04/19/2014 at 10:00 am

    I’ve never heard of the quinotaur before, only the minotaur – interesting 🙂
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    • sjledge2

      04/19/2014 at 12:25 pm

      It is. I found out about it when I was trying to come up with a creature that started with Q and it led me to a list and this one just sort of stood out against the rest.

  2. Alex J. Cavanaugh

    04/19/2014 at 11:20 am

    So it’s a sea cow? Wonder if the manatee inspired that creature as well?

    • sjledge2

      04/19/2014 at 12:26 pm

      That’s an interesting question. They could have.

  3. Cheryl Wright

    04/20/2014 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for making me aware of the quinotaurs. Had never head of it before.

  4. Tasha Duncan-Drake (@beren_writes)

    04/21/2014 at 10:28 am

    This is a new one on me, I always like to find out about new creatures. Five horns seems a little excessive :).
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    • sjledge2

      04/22/2014 at 2:36 pm

      I’m finding all kinds of new creatures myself. It’s been fun. 🙂


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