the equine monster (though I got the hint, but cannot solve the last word)
The last word is also written in reverse but you also have to substract one from each letter (b=a, c=b and so on)
I presume the monster you wake up is where you drop the treasures.
Yes, inside the cave you can find a message about this, but you don't have to drop them.
I also found some water before, but I can't remember where that was.
The water is in the room up from where you encounter the coloured bird
whatever potcheen is
Potcheen, is a traditional Irish distilled, highly alcoholic beverage (60%-95%) [Got this from wikipedia I also didn't know this
]. Drink it and you'll understand the message you'll get. Talking about food and drinks, did you find the coconut or try the beetle? It took me some while before I knew how to get them.
Stumbling blocks:the gorgon, the dragon, entering the city,
-you don't need an object to pass the gorgon. Just don't wake her up.
-You need an object to kill the dragon which you can find on the south eastern island but you need to amend it before you can use it.
-Entering the city just appears to be a trap. I thought that maybe I had to return the bird to them being from someone I guess because of the ring on it's leg but they still kill me.
The fisherman say no strangers are allowed to get off with the boat. Tried to use the bird here somehow but didn't succeed. Also stil can't find the small note which should be somewhere.