Mythical Creatures in Space

The other day I was casually considering where various mythical creatures would thrive in space. Here were some of those thoughts:

Werewolves – any¬†moon of Jupiter: There’s almost guaranteed to be a full moon somewhere amongst those 67 orbiting bodies. It would be perpetual werewolf.

Vampire – the dark side of a planet tidally locked with its sun. Convenient but for the likely lack of food.

Zombies РAs far as I can imagine, Zombies really have no limitations in space. Though I wonder if the cold of deep space would freeze their postmortem animation. Jen points out that the Reavers in Firefly were kinda like Zombies. Great point Jen!

Sirens – Space Sirens sound like they could make for an amazing sci-fi story, although probably more along the lines of Kirk’s star trek than Picard’s. I’m not sure how Space Sirens would work. A quick google search reveals that apparently there’s an adult video game called Space Sirens. Way to be innovated adult industry, way to be innovative.

Chupacabras – What with their dependency on goats and other livestock, I think these are fated to stay on Earth. Again, google returns results: a comical children’s play called The Secret of the Space Chupacabra!

And that’s about where the thought experiment ended. Like the Chupacabras, most other mythical monsters seem to be bound to Earth in one way or another: Loch ness – specific to that lake in Scotland. Mummies? Consistently Egypt. Headless horsemen? Sleepy Hollow in the 1800’s.

A fun topic of thought regardless.

3 comments on “Mythical Creatures in Space”

  1. Kevin Reply

    Sirens in space don’t make any sense because you wouldn’t be able to hear them in space. It is literally the worst place for a Siren.

    • mike d. Reply

      I would contest that sirens are much More dangerous when they have to evolve technologies to increase their range of seductive broadcasting.

      A siren with a radio is dangerous as heck.

  2. Wazzap Reply

    How about mermaids in the boiling ocean of a gas giant?

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