Legends of Belize

Cryptids, paranormal, ghosts, and the unknown, discover and learn about the mythological creatures that haunt Belize, in Central America, with the Legends of Belize Books and Ebooks

Legends of Belize Books

Book Reviews

“...This latest presentation of Belize legends, myths, and stories just proves how firmly they have remained in our universal psyche. What GrissyG and Dismas have done is to use the backgrounds to pinpoint the specific locations in Belize and that is so unique. This is a wonderful addition to our very limited collection of Belize-oriented literature.”
Araceli “Lita” Hunter Krohn,
Belizean Educator and Historian.
“I liked how you said one purpose for the existence of these characters is to make young and old more careful how they live their lives and help them avoid trouble and horrors befalling them...Good work.”
Tom Tenowich
Writer/Producer of TV series “Saved By The Bell” and “Mork and Mindy”
“Not only are the images amazing, the book serves as an invaluable reference source for Belizean Folklore.”
Debra Wilkes
Coordinator of Corozal house of Culture, National Institute of Culture And History, Belize


Dismas and GrissyG

Dismas and GrissyG Artists, Animators, and Authors

Artists, GrissyG and Dismas established GrisDismation in 2003, as their collaborative signature to produce out of the ordinary Art and Animations that fascinate, inspire, and entertain. With over a decade of research and dedication learning about Belize culture and folklore, they are experts in the field of Belizean mythology. Authors of two books on the mythical creatures of Belize, they have presented at Universities and schools since 2004 in California and Belize. The Legends of Belize series have captured the interest of many in addition to the Daily News in Los Angeles California, Channel 5, and Love TV/FM News in Belize, and was also featured in a documentary airing worldwide.

Legends of Belize

There are monsters of scary stories and nightmares but in Belize, Central America, there are terrifying legends about creatures that roam the jungles and waters.

We remember the warnings told to us by our grandparents and elders about horrifying creatures, when growing up in Belize. Some stories were about an encounter with a hideous gnome who protects the jungles and is known to rip your thumbs off, other stories were about a seduction from a shape-shifting demon that would take you into the jungle to end your life. As Artists of the 21st century we collaborated to document and share the myths of our culture in a series titled: Legends of Belize.

Born in Corozal Town, Belize, Central America, we met in 1999 in art class while earning our Associates Degree at Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) in Sylmar, California. In 2003 during Painting class taught by Barbara Kerwin, studio Arts chairwoman at LAMC, we began the series titled Legends of Belize. To develop Legends of Belize, information was compiled from childhood memories of tales, books, Internet research, and interviews with family, and fellow Belizeans. Sketchbooks were filled with our concept drawings to develop the mythic creatures with visual clues and iconography of our Belizean culture. Art logos also incorporate each individual myth and the series in graphic text form. We collaborated both conceptually and physically to sculpt and paint the creatures in our unique styles and mediums to bring the myths into this century like never before.

Legends of Belize is a series of 14 paintings, 15 graphic art logos, 14 descriptions, 2 books, and currently in production; animation and films, which capture and document the Belizean mythological creatures that have taught, scared, and intrigued people for many generations.

Legends of Belize is a fascinating, terrifying, informative, and cultural experience for everyone.

Reserve Dismas and GrissyG for Speaking Engagements

GrissyG and Dismas

Discover Tata Duende, a legendary jungle gnome and other ancient Central American mythology from Belize with an entertaining and educational slide show and presentation titled, “Legends of Belize.” Learn about Belizean landmarks, iconography, and the importance of diversity and mythology in culture. Visit our website www.LegendsofBelize.com for more info and to reserve your date for the Legends of Belize Slide Show and Speaking Presentation. Also be sure to inquire about special package discounts.


♦ Original Digital art presentation with14 Belizean folklore characters and descriptions

♦ Compare and contrast the Legends of Belize with other mythology across the world

♦ Belize cultural symbols, iconography, and landmarks

♦ Educational insight into the importance of folklore in culture

♦ Encouragement for love, appreciation, diversity, and respect of natural resources

The Legends of Belize slide show and presentation is a fascinating and educational topic for your audience. We also provide presentations at keynote speaking events, paranormal conventions, museums, galleries and more.


Contact: GrisDismation@gmail.com


“Very enjoyable, Loved learning about the history. Definitely an event to do in the future.”
Bryanna Allen Smith
California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) Student
“The art was beautiful, presentation was great. Keep it up!.”
Karen Aguilar
Presentation at Cleveland High School, Student
“It is really interesting seeing different myths from around the world and personally I got into myths.”
Kevin Gorgonia
Rowland High School, Student
“Very impressive paintings/sculptures, although feared in the land of Belize, it is a remarkable way to express and share them with the rest of this side of the land. Again, impressive and very skilled/talented professionals I have met today.”
Silvi Morales
Culturathon event at California State University Northridge (CSUN) Student
“This is great stuff that is being done to preserve these parts of our history that is so important and vital for us.”
Rene Villanueva Sr.
Radio and TV journalist and host of “Belize Watch” in Belize.

TV Interview about Legends of Belize

“Belize Watch” TV’s host on LoveTV, Rene Villanueva Sr., interviews Dismas and GrissyG about Legends of Belize, the art, process, and stories that inspired the series.


GrisDismation’s Art and Animation Blog


Legends of Belize T-shirts in all sizes and colors at Spreadshirt:

Legends of Belize Mugs and home Decorations at Zazzle:

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GrisDismation is an Independent Art and Animation studio established by Dismas and GrissyG since 2003 to produce original Art and Animation that inspire, fascinate, and entertain.

We specialize in frame by frame hand drawn digital animation. 

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