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Mythical Creatures

Name: Mythical Creatures
Date of Issue: 16 June 2009
Country: Great Britain
Denominations:

1st class – Unicorns and Dragons;

62p – Giants and Pixies

90p – Mermaids and Fairies

Fantasy and myth are popular subjects for both films and books. Here fantasy artist Dave (who worked on the Harry Potter movies) takes a look at some of the most popular and unusual creatures from legend. The UK has a rich and diverse folklore around mythical creatures: some famous nationally and others regionally. This set features: unicorn, mermaid – legends very common around UK coast inc northern isles of Scotland), Giant (inspired by Finn McCool associated with the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland), Fairy queen (in a chariot pulled by birds), Pixie (which feature in Cornish folklore), and Dragon.

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