Tuesday, July 16, 2013


"Only the grim brooding desert gods know what really took place—what indescribable struggles and scrambles in the dark I endured or what Abaddon guided me back to life, where I must always remember and shiver in the night-wind 
till oblivion—or worse—claims me."
H.P. Lovecraft, The Nameless City
"Whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon-The name Abaddon means literally "destruction," and is the same as Apollyon."

"But in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon-From ἀπόλλυμι apollumi-"to destroy." The word properly denotes "a destroyer," and the name is given to this king of the hosts, represented by the locusts, because this would be his principal characteristic."
Albert Barnes, Notes On the Bible

"So he went on, and APOLLYON met him. Now the monster was hideous to behold; he had wings like a dragon; and out of his belly came fire and smoke; and his mouth was as the mouth of a lion."
John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress

"On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold.
They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle. They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.
 Revelations 9:7-10 


  1. To be honest, your rendering of Abaddon would be best suited to one of those 50s monster movies. Otherwise, you would make a great concept artist for any monster-horror movie.

    1. 50's monster movies must of been freaky as hell cause this thing gives me the creeps. It's color alone is menacing enough let alone its surreal and terrible form. Good work Mike on this obscure creature! glad to see you back in action!

  2. Yeah thanks c.johnson! I'm glad you like the colors. It was fun combining all the weird disparate elements from all the crazy descriptions.