The word Simurgh comes from Iranian mythology, but don’t look it up ’cause spoilers.
I find it interesting that the Simurgh, whom Tattletale describes as monsters, when in Persian mythology simurghs were entirely benevolent birds of wisdom..
Hmm, interesting. Certainly does sound like the kind of being who might have telepathic abilities, among other things.
As for “monsters”, I originally interpreted that as, like, monstrously immoral humans, but if they’re literally monstrous beings (from a human perspective) like I theorized in 3.11, that kind of puts that bit in quite a different light.
(New theory: The Simurgh is a mostly normal person, except with the power to occasionally go “SQUAWK!”)