They thought themselves mighty – the greatest seafaring civilisation the world had ever known. Their screams rose, then fell silent, as the ocean devoured them; and in those moments perhaps they knew, finally, how fragile and ephemeral they had been all along.
The mythical Aspidochelone is a fabled sea creature, variously described as a large whale or sea turtle, that is as large as an island. The name aspidochelone combines the Greek aspis (meaning either “asp” or “shield”), and chelone, the turtle. Rising to the surface from the depths of the sea, it entices unwitting sailors to make landfall on its huge shell. Illustration and flash fiction for fun and practice. Enjoy!
Aspidochelone A4 Print
A4 Art Print. UK P&P included.
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