My Favourite Monsters A-Z – Yeti

October 30, 2012 at 10:41 pm (fantasy, writing) (, , , , , , , )

The yeti is a creature known by many names, including the Abominable Snowman, Meh-Teh, Mi-Go, and several other translations of “snowman,” “wild-man” and “man-bear”. It is one of the cryptid monsters, like bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster and the Jersey devil, where there have been plenty of sightings and anecdotal evidence that suggests the creatures might exist, but there is no scientific evidence to substantiate these claims.

The yeti of legend is a solitary creature, shy and reserved, who inhabits the Himalayans and was even worshipped by pre-Buddhist Nepalese cultures. They are frightening nonetheless, just because of its sheer size and bestial appearance. Some believe its footprints and hair have been found, signs of the bipedal beast, but so far all expeditions and testing of “proof” have failed to produce legitimate results, prints and hair samples proving to belong to something other than the frosty monster.

Here’s my sketch of a yeti.



  1. Christina Westover said,

    I believe Yetis and perhaps even BigFoot exists. We don’t know everything about our planet, and there is still so much to learn about animals whose remains are hidden in the dust. Very cool post–made me giggle, I just remember Miss Doubtfire saying “I must look like a Yeti in this get-up,” and it always makes me laugh: )

  2. Beechmount said,

    Much has been said about Yetis some have claimed to have seen them, but no-one have ever caught of photographed one. The fact that it is a legend amongst the Buddhist no doubt keeps the story alive. Your image of a Yeti is funny- he needs a manicure a shave and haircut–he-he-he.

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