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14. Ge-no'sqwa



The What:
Ge-no'sqwa is the Iroquois term meaning "stone giant," but many native groups in the United States and Canada have their own term to describe the same sort of creature.  The picture above was drawn by an Iroquois child and shows the stone giants chasing a group of warriors.  The giants were woodland creatures who were thought to be flesh eaters and possibly cannibals.  They had rock-hard skin; hence the name stone giant.  They are often described as throwing rocks and other projectiles in an effort to stun or injure their prey.  And they have also come to be associated with Bigfoot lore in that descriptions of the stone giants is often very similar to descriptions of a Sasquatch.

How It Could Work In An Episode:
A Sasquatch with rock-hard skin that throws things?  That would be freaking scary, especially if an earlier episode had the nice version of the Sasquatch.  Sam and Dean could go in somewhere to investigate another Bigfoot sighting, thinking it was going to be a nice one, when bam!  Rocks go flying by their heads.  Double bonus for two episodes in a season where a monster dwarfs Jared.

13. Oni
  
 

The What:  Oni is kind of a catchall phrase that is translated as demon, ogre, troll, or devil.  There is a great variety in their depiction, but generally they are giant creatures with sharp claws, crazy hair, and two horns coming from their head.  Red and blue skin are the most common skin colors, and they often carry large iron clubs.  As you can imagine from a description like that, they aren't generally nice creatures.  Pretty nasty stuff here.

How It Could Work In An Episode: Giant red demon with big claws, two horns, nasty sharp pointy teeth, and a large iron club?  Yes, please!  Supernatural has depicted a lot of different cultural creatures, but Asia has been pretty underrepresented, which is a shame because they have some crazy cool spirits and creatures.  Seriously, if you want an interesting read, take a look at the Wikipedia entry The List of Legendary Creatures.  There are some amazingly specific Japanese monsters on there.  But I digress.  I think an Oni could work as a sort of Bruce Banner/Hulk situation where you have a seemingly normal person transforming into one of these nasties when they get really mad. 

12. Golem

 

The What: A golem comes from Jewish folklore and is a large humanoid creature comprised entirely of inanimate material.  And yes, the golem is on the right in the picture above.  I love that I feel the need to clarify that because we've seen so many creepy little girls on Supernatural.  At any rate, they aren't evil in and of themselves but are at the mercy of their creators, answerable to their every beck and call.

How It Could Work In An Episode: Here I like the idea of someone creating a golem for protection, intending it merely to help them in a tough situation and nothing more.  But then the power goes to the creator's head, and the creator has the golem do more and more vicious and horrible things.  This would create a very interesting dilemma because the human here would be the evildoer.  The golem itself wouldn't be at fault per se, so what would Sam and Dean do with it?  Clearly, it would still be a dangerous commodity, but once the human controller was out of the picture, would it need to be destroyed?

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That's it for part one.  There are 11 more monsters and creatures in store for you in part 2, my top 11 picks.  What do you think about my choices for part 1?  Do you want to see any of these things in an episode?  Let me know in the comments!

Comments  

valkyrie
# valkyrie 2010-08-11 22:48
nice list though the whole bigfoot thing wouldn't work. does anyone remember dean saying "any hunter worth his rock salt knows bigfoot isn't real"? (that might not b his exact words, but you get the gist) i do like the whole medusa paralyzes one of the bros thing, that sounds like a good ep idea. like to c the other half, hurry up!!!
elle2
# elle2 2010-08-11 23:14
Hey, Ardeospina,

First off, great list!! I love that you've included pictures to give us an idea of what these things are supposed to look like.

Personally, I love your idea for the Imp...that would be hilarous! As for the Golem, that too would be cool (and yes, thank you for the clarification.. .I hesitated!)

Great list and cool ideas you've put together. I'm up for anything in Season 6 and perhaps the creative minds behind Supernatural will include some or portions of some of what you have on your list...we can always dream.

Looking forward to Part 2.
Tigershire
# Tigershire 2010-08-12 01:44
And Hastor the Unspeakable. Oh! I said Hastor! Oh! I said Hastor again!

Sam and Dean could investigate weird goings on at Miskatonic U. GRIN.

Cthulu would be awesome.
Karen
# Karen 2010-08-12 03:09
Hi Ardeospina
Definitely on board with the Zombie Alligator.
Nymph? There was a female Nymph in the picture? That’s funny I only saw a man.:shock:;-)
As for the Black Shuck, I’ve seen these beaties before hanging around my campsite. We call them Raccoons.
I love the Imp idea. It would be quite interesting to have the Imp and Gabriel competing with each other. (I loved Gabriel/Trickst er and I am holding onto the delusional belief that he was resurrected by his Father/God).
Thanks Ardeospina, can’t wait for part two.
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-08-12 05:56
Flamey, that is indeed a great list - can't wait for part 2!
Of course I am rooting for the Zombiegator, and I would so love to see the Medusa (please cast Uma Thurman again for that part, she looked fabulous as that Gorgon in that Percy movie, I'd love to have that gorgeous face there again)... But the Golem just creeps me out, always has.
HOw about one of our Slavic baddies, like Baba Jaga? Or the good old classic Nosferatu ('I neverrrrrr drrrrink wyne' :lol:-)

Thanks so much for this fun piece and the research you put into it! Love, Jas
Randal
# Randal 2010-08-12 11:22
You had me at Cthulhu.

Though the rest receive a big thumbs up as well. I love this list so very much please writers pay careful attention thank you.
Daldos
# Daldos 2010-08-12 13:07
That harpy one could get some good brotherly baner back, I think... *lol*

My favs of this part are:
Nymph, black shuk, imp, mummy's curse (could be done in a BTVS "Inca mummy girl" kind of way), sasquatch (rotfl-thats just too funny...althoug h like someone said, Dean did say they weren't real...), golem

Kinda on the fence with Medusa. could be cool though
Bevie
# Bevie 2010-08-12 13:19
Love the zombie alligator and the sasquatch ideas. (Remember, Dean didn't think vampires existed either). I like the idea of a nice sasquatch family. ;-)

Thumbs up for the Jersey Devil. I think the X-files did an episode about him.

Another Tall Tales type episode would be great using Imps. Perfect tale to bring back Gabriel.

In fact, most of these would be great if only Supernatural had an unlimited budget for the CGI.

The nymph would be good. Not much CGI needed. She could cast her spell over one of the boys, leaving the other angsting how to combat the spell and defeat her. (And maybe she could manage to get the shirts off of one of the boys)

Cthulhu would be too powerful for the boys, but there are many Lovecraftian creations that could be cool. :o

Still rooting for the Chucky doll episode. Sorry, Jas. :-?
Jasminka
# Jasminka 2010-08-12 14:46
Ah, Bevie, you ARE trying to scare the living daylights out of me, eh? Not working, not working, not working (I am trying to convince myself) :o
Shocked, Jas
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-08-12 17:10
Thanks for commenting, everyone! In response...

Valkyrie, you're right. Dean did say Bigfoot didn't exist. But they also didn't think vampires were real until their father told them they were, like Bevie said, and no one had ever seen an angel before they showed up back on earth, so it could just be that no one has ever seen them. Or maybe they could end up being some sort of mutated shapeshifter. And the other half of the list is already done, so I'm sure it will be posted in the near future. Keep checking back!

Elle2, thanks and you're welcome! The pictures were also partly selfish as I needed to get a good visual image to go with what I was writing about. Imps would be too fun, and I am really enamored with the golem thing. So many shades of gray there to play with.

Tigershire, yes, please! Let's have them do that. I would also settle for them playing a round of Arkham Horror with Cass and Bobby.

Karen, raccoons as Black Shuck...it all makes sense! My husband and I go camping annually with some of his coworkers, and this year, a raccoon got into someone's tent, drank two Red Bulls, stole a bag of marshmallows, and took the marshmallows up a tree to eat. We saw him run up there, and watched as he ate a few, dropped the bag, and had a major sugar crash. Raccoons are insane. An Imp vs. Gabriel showdown sounds awesome. I vote for that!

Jas, thanks! Zombie gator would be too fun. Maybe he can live in the trunk of the Impala or something. Baba Yaga is definitely making an appearance on the list, fear not! But I did not even think of Nosferatu! *face palm* That guy is insanely creepy.

Randal, thanks! I am not at all surprised that Cthulhu was your favorite. Nope. Not one bit.

Daldos, Dean would probably hate the harpy because it would steal his food! I like the idea of an Inca Mummy Girl, too. Good one.

Bevie, the CGI budget would definitely have to be stretched for some of these. You're so right. Or they could just pull a "Wendigo" on us and barely show the creature! That can be just as scary. If the nymph shows up in an episode, she had better get someone's shirt off. I think she loses membership in the nymph club if she doesn't.

Also, a Chucky episode? Creepy! If they could get Brad Dourif to do the voice, I'm in.
Yirabah
# Yirabah 2010-08-12 17:34
Love that list and as others said before I hope too the writers get to see this.

Laughed at the sasquatch one. Since it is one of the names for Sam. Would be really funny if they would run across one.
Paintgirl770
# Paintgirl770 2010-08-12 19:59
Great list! Yes, please, please, on the imps, that would be awesome (remember Dean's phobia about"little hands"? I can just see the nasty little buggers trying to climb up Sam, Hee.

As for the Jersey Devil, wouldn't you love to see our boys interact with Snookie and that gang from Jersey Shore? The mind reels. . . . .
Evelyn
# Evelyn 2010-08-14 02:19
Cool list. Some of these would really be interesting. I just recently read a Fanfic about Golems and would love to see this creature played out on the show. The fic was pre-series, so it was with Dean and John and had the Golem going after Dean because the Golems master wanted revenge on John for killing his son. Very good story and I think it would make for a good episode.
Ardeospina
# Ardeospina 2010-08-16 22:39
Yirabah, thanks! If the writers saw this and used something, that would make me a very happy fan! But I'm sure it's a pipe dream. Still...

Paintgirl770, thank you, too. Imps seems to be the popular choice for an episode, and I can't say I disagree! It would be too fun. It's funny you mention Snooki because Jenniffer, a site admin, had the exact same thought when she saw The Jersey Devil!

Evelyn, thanks to you, too. I had no idea there was a golem fanfic. That does sound like a pretty good premise for an episode. Bonus points if the Golem turned out to be like the Golem in one of the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes, too.
abdul makise
# abdul makise 2012-03-01 12:30
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