Posted in EpicTable Blog on September 3, 2008 at 12:35 am
I’ve always had a certain fondness for the yeti, who along Bigfoot/Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster, rounds out the "Big Three" cryptozoological creatures. Living in the Himalayas, out of reach of modern society, the yeti or "abominable snowman" has a certain mystique and a few grains more plausibility than the other two.
I recently saw the third of the Brendan Fraser mummy movies, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, which had a scene involving yetis, and well…at least it got me thinking about yetis….
I can’t say that I’d recommend The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. I won’t argue that the first two were great, but the combination of mummies, Egypt, and Rachel Weisz destroys my objectivity in a way that China and Maria Bello cannot.
The best thing about this movie, for me, was the yetis. Here we see one making his intimidate check against a villainous goon. The yetis do a nice job of leaping about and throwing bad guys this way and that. (I’m steadfastly refusing to acknowledge that the yetis play American rules football—don’t ruin them for me, they’re all I’ve taken away from that 112 minutes.) Also, the concept of a Tibetan girl who can call the yetis in times of need is an awesome one. Very much a summon nature’s ally kind of trick and one that I’d love to use in a game.
So, fresh from the movie and full of enthusiasm for all things yetian, I collected some yeti lore for you, the kind readers of the EpicTable blog.
At considerable risk to my own sense of self-worth, I have slogged through thousands of yeti pics to bring you the very best yeti art the web has to offer. (No warranty express or implied is made by Realityforge LLC regarding the extent to which these are, indeed, the best yeti pictures available, nor as to the number of yeti pics actually perused in pursuit of those shown here.)
Hover for a quick blurb about each.