Top 200 Mythical Creatures and Monsters from Around the World Part 8
25 - Thunderbird
The thunderbird is a legendary creature in certain North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It is considered a supernatural being of power and strength. The thunderbird is said to create thunder by flapping its wings, and lightning by flashing its eyes.
24 - Incubus and Succubus
An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon to seduce women and feed off the sexual energy to the point that the target is weakened..Its female counterpart is a succubus. Salacious tales of incubi and succubi have been told for many centuries in traditional societies.
23 - Centaur
A centaur is a creature from Greek mythology with the upper body of a human and the lower body and legs of a horse. Centaurs possess extraordinary strength, enhanced stamina, and outstanding reflexes. They can use their front hooves as formidable weapons.
22 - Echidna
In Greek mythology, Echidna was a monster, half-woman, and half-snake, who lived alone in a cave. She was the mate of the fearsome monster Typhon and was the mother of many of the most famous monsters of Greek myth. She was considered the mother of all monsters.
21 - Kappa
A kappa is an amphibious creature found in traditional Japanese folklore. They are typically depicted as green, human-like beings with webbed hands and feet and a turtle-like carapace on their back. They are often accused of assaulting humans in water and removing a mythical organ called “the Shirikodama” from their victim's anus.
20 - Hydra
The Hydra, is a nine headed serpentine water monster in Greek mythology. It was said that it had the power of regeneration: if you cut one of its heads two will grow instead. In the canonical Hydra myth, the monster is killed by Hercules as the second of his Twelve Labors. The largest of the Hydra's heads is immortal, and cannot be damaged by conventional weapons. The only way Hercules was able to kill this head was to cut it off with a golden sword, gifted to him by Athena.
19 - Grim Reaper
The Grim Reaper is a spectral entity that is said to be the sentient manifestation of Death itself. Although the image has changed slightly over the centuries, the Grim Reaper is almost always shown in a large black cloak, a skeletal face and hands, glowing eyes, and a scythe.
18 - Chimera
The Chimera, according to Greek mythology, was a monstrous hybrid creature, composed of different animal parts. It is usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat protruding from its back, and a tail that might end with a snake's head. The Chimera was reputed to be “near invincible,” for she had the strength of a lion, the cunning of a goat, and the venom of a snake. But this monster’s most unusual and deadly weapon, by far, was her ability to breathe fire. The fire spewed out from the goat’s head and devastated any challengers who approached the beast.
17 - Banshee
A banshee is a female spirit in Irish folklore who heralds the death of a family member, usually by wailing, shrieking, or keening. Sometimes she has long streaming hair and wears a grey cloak over a green dress, and her eyes are red from continual weeping.
16 - Phoenix
The Phoenix is an immortal bird associated with Greek mythology that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. Some legends say it dies in a show of flames and combustion, others that it simply dies and decomposes before being born again.
15 - Frankenstein
Frankenstein is an English fictional character who first appeared in Mary Shelley's 1818 novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. Shelley's title thus compares the monster's creator, Victor Frankenstein, to the mythological character Prometheus, who fashioned humans out of clay and gave them fire. In Shelley's Gothic story, Victor Frankenstein builds the creature in his laboratory through an ambiguous method based on a scientific principle he discovered. Shelley describes the monster as 8 feet tall and terribly hideous, but emotional.
14 - Trolls
A troll is a being in Scandinavian folklore, including Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated areas of rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings. Depending on the source, their appearance varies greatly; trolls may be ugly and slow-witted, or look and behave exactly like human beings, with no particularly grotesque characteristic about them.
13 - Chupacabra
The chupacabra is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico in 1995. The name comes from the animal's reported vampirism—the chupacabra is said to attack and drink the blood of livestock, including goats. Its name means in Spanish: "Goat-sucker".
12 - Leviathan
The Leviathan is a sea serpent noted in theology and mythology. It is referenced in several books of the Hebrew Bible, including Psalms, the Book of Job, the Book of Isaiah, the Book of Amos, and, according to some translations, in the Book of Jonah; it is also mentioned in the Book of Enoch. The Leviathan is often an embodiment of chaos and threatening to eat the damned after life. In the end, it is annihilated.
11 - Mermaid
In folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including Europe, Asia, and Africa. At a first glance you could say that it is the same creature I told you earlier, The Siren. They practically look the same, but Mermaids are typically harmless, while Sirens are evil and are found only in Greek Mythology.
10 - Leprechaun
A leprechaun is a diminutive supernatural being in Irish folklore, classed by some as a type of solitary fairy. They are usually depicted as little bearded men, wearing a coat and hat, who partake in mischief. In later times, they have been depicted as shoe-makers who have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the leprechaun has the magical power to grant wishes in exchange for their release.
9 - Zombie
A zombie is a mythological undead corporeal revenant created through the reanimation of a corpse. The term comes from Haitian folklore, in which a zombie is a dead body reanimated through various methods, most commonly magic like voodoo. Modern media depictions of the reanimation of the dead often do not involve magic but rather science fictional methods such as carriers, radiation, mental diseases, vectors, pathogens, parasites, scientific accidents, etc
8 - Wendigo
The Wendigo, is a creature found in the mythology of the Algonquin people, being described as a large canine beast, that has an enormous pleasure from killing and devouring humans. These beings are the appearance of excess and greed, and according to the legend, any human being who commits an act of cannibalism will turn into a Wendigo.
7 - Werewolf
In folklore, a werewolf is a human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf, or some kind of a wolf, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (often a bite or scratch from another werewolf) with the transformations occurring on the night of a full moon. The appearance of a werewolf in its animal form varies from culture to culture, though it is most commonly portrayed as being indistinguishable from ordinary wolves save for the fact that it has no tail, is often larger, and retains human eyes and a voice.
6 - Kraken
The Kraken is a legendary sea monster of enormous size said to appear off the coasts of Norway. It often appears as a large creature with many arms. In many cases, the arms reach as high as the top of a ship's main mast. Legends hold that no ship could stand up to the Kraken. The creature could easily sink ships by wrapping its many arms around them.
5 - Gremlin
A gremlin is a mischievous folkloric creature that causes malfunctions in aircraft or other machinery. Depictions of these creatures vary. Often, they are described or depicted as animals with spiky backs; large, strange eyes; and small, clawed frames featuring sharp teeth. Their intelligence and strength also vary and they are all very mischievous, dangerously violent, and crazily fun-loving. They were believed to have brought down hundreds of planes in WWII.
4 - Vampire
A vampire is a creature from folklore that subsists by feeding on the vital essence (generally in the form of blood) of the living. Their origins are ancient, even in Egyptian mythology such beings are depicted. But they became popular due to Romanian Folklore. Here, the vampires are undead creatures that often visited loved ones and caused mischief or deaths in the neighbourhoods they inhabited while they were alive. Vampires are typically said to be of pale skin and range in appearance from grotesque to preternaturally beautiful, depending on the tale.
Another frequently cited physical characteristic is the inability to cast a reflection or shadow, which often translates into an inability to be photographed or recorded on film. They are immortal and have unnatural strength and speed. They have the ability to control animals, and they can read another person’s thoughts, communicate with them mentally and influence their thoughts. They can only be killed with a wooden stake to the heart or by direct sunlight.
3 - Unicorn
The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiralling horn projecting from its forehead. Most often, a unicorn is depicted as a white horse with a single horn growing from its forehead. Unicorns are thought to be good and pure creatures with magical powers. Their horns have powers to heal wounds and sickness and to neutralize poison. Unicorns also have super-speed and super-strength.
2 - Fairy
A fairy is a type of mythical being or legendary creature found in the folklore of multiple European cultures, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical and supernatural. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Diminutive fairies of various kinds have been reported through centuries, ranging from quite tiny to the size of a human. Various folk theories about the origins of fairies include casting them as either demoted angels or demons in a Christian tradition, as deities in Pagan belief systems, as spirits of the dead, as prehistoric precursors to humans, or as spirits of nature.
1 - Dragon
The most popular legendary creature of all is the Dragon! Mainly because it is found in all the major mythologies but also the fact they have dinosaur-like features which led our imagination to believe that they were once real! A dragon is usually represented as a huge, bat-winged, fire-breathing, scaly lizard or snake with a barbed tail. Dragons in eastern cultures are usually depicted as wingless, four-legged, serpentine creatures. All the dragons are extremely powerful, strong, and intelligent creatures. Their hard scales cannot be easily pierced by swords, arrows, and other weaponry. Some dragons also have deadly poisons in their teeth and claws.
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50 - Nymph
A nymph in ancient Greek folklore is a minor female nature deity. Different from Greek goddesses, nymphs are generally regarded as personifications of nature, are typically tied to a specific place or landform, and are usually depicted as beautiful maidens. They were not necessarily immortal, but lived much longer than humans. Nymph powers depend on what aspect of nature they control, however, they each have the ability to transform and manipulate the part of nature that they control. They also have extra powers depending on the species.
49 - Jormungandr
In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr, also known as the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent, is a sea serpent and the middle child of Loki and the giantess Angrboda. The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the Earth and grasp its own tail. As a result of it surrounding the Earth, it received the name of World Serpent. When it releases its tail, Ragnarök (the end of the world in Norse Mythology) will begin. Jörmungandr's arch-enemy is the thunder-god, Thor.
48 - Ymir
In Norse mythology, Ymir was the father of all giants. It is said that he had a hermaphroditic body, and that both male and female giants emerged from his body, springing from the sweat of his armpits.
47 - Baak
Baak is a creature that frequently appears in folktales in Assam. The baak is believed to live near water bodies and is usually malevolent in nature, troubling fishermen among others. It can be murderous, drowning its victim to death. It often assumes the form of its victim after death or possesses the victim. It then goes on to live with the victim's family, attempting to kill them too.
46 - Satyr
In Greek mythology, a satyr is a male nature spirit with ears and a tail resembling those of a horse, as well as a permanent, exaggerated erection. In archaic and classical Greek art, satyrs are shown with the ears and tails of horses. They walk upright on two legs, like human beings. They are usually shown with bestial faces, snub noses, and manelike hair. They are often bearded and balding. They can run at superhuman speeds, along with climbing, as a result of goat legs. They can sense nature's magic . They can sense the emotions of demigods and mortals.
45 - Gingerbread Man
The Gingerbread Man (also known as The Gingerbread Boy) is a folktale about a gingerbread man's escape from various pursuers until his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox. "The Gingerbread Boy" first appeared in print in the May 1875, issue of St. Nicholas Magazine.
44 - Minotaur
In Greek mythology, the Minotaur is a mythical creature portrayed during classical antiquity with the head and tail of a bull and the body of a man or, as described by Roman poet Ovid, a being "part man and part bull". He dwelt at the centre of the Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze-like construction designed by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete. The Minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus.
43 - Lavellan
In Scottish folklore, a Lavellan is a creature from northern Scotland. It was generally considered to be a kind of rodent. It was however, reportedly larger than a rat, very noxious, and lived in deep pools in rivers. Its poisonous abilities were legendary, and it was said to be able to injure cattle over a hundred feet away.
42 - Yeti
Yeti in Himalayan folklore, is an ape-like creature purported to inhabit the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. Supposed evidence of the Yeti's existence include anecdotal visual sightings, disputed video recordings, photographs, and casts of large footprints. Some of these are speculated or known to be hoaxes.
41 - Jackalope
The Jackalope is a mythical animal of North American folklore, in the category of fearsome critters, described as a jackrabbit with antelope horns. The jackalope is an aggressive species, willing to use its antlers to fight. They also possess the ability to mimic human sounds almost perfectly.
40 - Pegasus
Pegasus is a mythical winged divine horse, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually he is depicted as pure white. Myths about him vary as the Greek myths evolve and reflect progression through successive generations of deities. In Archaic Greek mythology, Pegasus is the offspring of the Gorgon Medusa; in Classical Greek mythology, the Olympian god Poseidon is identified as the father of Pegasus.
39 - Sprite
A sprite is a supernatural entity in European mythology. They are often depicted as fairy-like creatures or as an ethereal entity. Sprites travel in swarms and can bite if provoked. They are playful, and at times obnoxious.
38 - Hippocampus
The Hippocampus is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician, Etruscan, Pictish, Roman and Greek mythology, though its name has a Greek origin. The hippocampus has typically been depicted as having the upper body of a horse with the lower body of a fish. It is said that Poseidon created it to serve him.
37 - Ghosts
A ghost is the soul or spirit of a dead person or animal that can appear to the living. In ghostlore, descriptions of ghosts vary widely from an invisible presence to translucent or barely visible wispy shapes, to realistic, lifelike forms. They are found in almost all mythologies but also they are found in real happenings and events.
36 - Siren
In Greek mythology, the sirens were dangerous creatures who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and singing voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island. It is also said that they can even charm the winds. Generally, they are depicted as beautiful women with the tails of fish, but they can also be shown as scary, humanoid creatures with sharp teeth for tearing apart humans.
35 - Baku
Baku are Japanese supernatural beings that are said to devour nightmares. They have the body of a bear, the head of an elephant, the eyes of a rhinoceros, the tail of an ox, and the legs of a tiger. Despite their monstrous appearance, baku are revered as powerful forces of good, and as one of the holy protectors of mankind. According to legend, they were created by the spare pieces that were left over when the gods finished creating all other animals.
34 - Kitsune
In Japanese folklore, kitsune, literally the Japanese word for "fox" are foxes that possess paranormal abilities that increase as they get older and wiser. According to yōkai folklore, all foxes have the ability to shapeshift into human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others - as foxes in folklore often do - other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, and lovers.
33 - Giant
In folklore, giants are beings of human-like appearance, but are at times prodigious in size and strength or bear an otherwise notable appearance. They are found in most mythologies under different names.
32 - Mothman
In West Virginia folklore, the Mothman is a humanoid creature reportedly seen in the Point Pleasant area from 1966 to 1967. According to legend, Mothman is a black 10-foot creature with wings and red eyes.
31 - Baba Yaga
In Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, is a supernatural being who appears as a deformed and ferocious-looking woman. In fairy tales Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. In most of the stories she is not the main character. In general, these are heroes who meet her on their pilgrimages. She temporarily prevents the hero from achieving his goals.
30 - Griffin
The Griffin, is a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and sometimes an eagle's talons as its front feet. Since classical antiquity, Griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions.
29 - Gnome
A gnome is a mythological creature and diminutive spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus in the 16th century and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Its characteristics have been reinterpreted to suit the needs of various storytellers, but it is typically said to be a small humanoid that lives underground.
28 - Cerberus
In Greek mythology, Cerberus, often referred to as the hound of Hades, is a multi-headed dog that guards the gates of the Underworld to prevent the dead from leaving. He was the offspring of the monsters Echidna and Typhon, and was usually described as having three heads, a serpent for a tail, and snakes protruding from multiple parts of his body. Cerberus is primarily known for his capture by Heracles, the last of Heracles' twelve labours.
27 - Bigfoot
Bigfoot, also commonly referred to as Sasquatch, is a purported ape-like creature said to inhabit the forests of North America. Many dubious articles have been offered in attempts to prove the existence of Bigfoot, including anecdotal claims of visual observations as well as alleged video and audio recordings, photographs, and casts of large footprints.
26 - Goblin
A goblin is a small, grotesque, monstrous creature that appears in the folklore of multiple European cultures. First attested in stories from the Middle Ages, they are ascribed conflicting abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin, varying from mischievous household spirits to malicious, bestial thieves. They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon, such as the ability to shapeshift.
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75 - Ghoul
A Ghoul is a demon-like being or monstrous humanoid originating in pre-Islamic Arabian religion, associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh. In modern fiction, the term has often been used for a certain kind of undead monster.
74 - Elves
An elf is a type of humanoid supernatural being in North Germanic mythology and folklore. In medieval Germanic-speaking cultures, elves generally seem to have been thought of as beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty. Male elves were described as looking like little old men, though elf maidens were invariably young and beautiful. Like men of the time, elves lived in kingdoms found in forests, meadows, or hollowed-out tree trunks.
73 - Typhon
Typhon deadliest monster of Greek mythology, Typhon possesses the strongest powers at his disposal, like controlling earth and wind, fire, poison and perhaps the power of killing deities, making him a serious threat and a force to be reckoned with. He was depicted as a huge winged monster, whose head "brushed the stars", human in form above the waist, with snake coils below, and fire flashing from his eyes: In size and strength he surpassed all the offspring of Earth. Typhon and his mate Echidna were the progenitors of many famous monsters.
72 - Boogeyman
The Bogeyman is a type of mythic creature used by adults to frighten children into good behaviour. Bogeymen have no specific appearance and conceptions vary drastically by household and culture, but they are most commonly depicted as masculine or androgynous monsters that punish children for misbehavior.
71 - Duende
A duende is a humanoid figure of folklore, with variations from Iberian, Ibero American, and Filipino cultures, comparable to dwarves, gnomes, or leprechauns. These creatures live inside the walls of homes, especially in the bedroom walls of young children. It is known that they had the ability to make thunder and lightning.
70 - Pixie
A pixie is a mythical creature of British folklore. In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and childlike; they are fond of dancing and gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance. In the modern era, they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat. Pixies had a number of innate magical abilities, such as being naturally invisible or changing shapes.
69 - Ogre
An ogre is a legendary monster usually depicted as a large, hideous, man-like being that eats ordinary human beings, especially infants and children. In mythology, ogres are often depicted as inhumanly large, tall, and having a disproportionately large head, abundant hair, unusually colored skin, a voracious appetite, and a strong body.
68 - Kobold
The Kobold, in German folklore, is a mischievous household spirit who usually helps with chores and gives other valuable services but who often hides household and farm tools or kicks over stooping persons. He is temperamental and becomes outraged when he is not properly fed. He sometimes sings to children.
67 - Harpy
In Greek mythology and Roman mythology, a harpy is a half-human and half-bird personification of storm winds. They were generally depicted as birds with the heads of maidens, faces pale with hunger and long claws on their hands. Their name means "snatchers" or "swift robbers" and they steal food from their victims.
66 - Manticore
The manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx that proliferated in western European medieval art as well. It has the head of a human, the body of a lion and a tail of venomous spines similar to porcupine quills, while other depictions have it with the tail of a scorpion. There are some accounts that the spines can be shot like arrows, thus making the manticore a lethal predator.
65 - Golem
A golem is an animated anthropomorphic being in Jewish folklore which is entirely created from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). In the Psalms and medieval writings, the word golem was used as a term for an amorphous, unformed material.
64 - Selkie
In Celtic and Norse mythology, selkies are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin. Male selkies are described as being very handsome in their human form, and having great seductive powers over human women. They typically seek those who are dissatisfied with their lives, such as married women waiting for their fishermen husbands.
63 - Yokai
Yōkai are a class of supernatural entities and spirits in Japanese folklore. Yokai are not literally demons in the Western sense of the word, but are instead spirits and entities, whose behaviour can range from malevolent or mischievous to friendly, fortuitous, or helpful to humans.
62 - Dullahan
The Dullahan, is a type of mythological creature in Irish folklore. He is depicted as a headless rider, on a black horse, who carries his own head held high in his hand. It is said to be the embodiment of the Celtic god Crom Dubh. Dullahan is able to see distant objects in magnified scale and detail. Fear inducement: Dullahan possesses the ability to magically induce fear.
61 - Imp
An imp is a European mythological being similar to a fairy or demon, frequently described in folklore and superstition. Imps are often described as troublesome and mischievous more than seriously threatening or dangerous. The attendants of the devil are sometimes described as imps. They are usually described as lively and having small stature. There is no absolute determination of what powers they possess, but numerous sources have described imps as being immortal, capable of flight, teleporting, invisibility and conjuring fire.
60 - Behemoth
Behemoth is a beast from the biblical Book of Job, and is a form of the primeval chaos- monster created by God at the beginning of creation; Metaphorically, the name has come to be used for any extremely large or powerful entity. He is described as a powerful, grass-eating animal whose “bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron”.
59 - Gargoyle
The gargoyle is a fantasy and horror monster inspired by the gargoyle architectural element. While they were believed in mythology to frighten away evil spirits, the idea of such statues physically coming to life is a more recent notion. Like golems, they are usually made of magically animated or transformed stone, and are often guardians of a place such as a cathedral or castle.
58 - Wyvern
A wyvern is a legendary dragon that has two legs instead of four. It is typically depicted resting upon its legs and tail, but may be depicted with its claws in the air and only supported by its tail. On occasion, a wyvern may be depicted as wingless and with its tail nowed.
57 - Fenrir
In Norse mythology, Fenrir is a giant monster under the guise of a wolf. The beast is the eldest son of the god Loki and the female giant Angerboda. It is said that Fenrir was so strong that he was able to break any kind of chains and so large that he could walk on the mountains, and the distance between his steps was as great as the size of a lake. The wolf plays one of the most important roles in Ragnarok ( the end of the word in Norse Mythology), being the one who kills the all-father of the gods, Odin.
56 - Wraith
A wraith is an undead creature whose name originated in Scottish folklore. A type of ghost or spirit, wraiths were traditionally said to be the embodiment of souls who are either on the verge of death, or who have recently passed on. A wraith can alter the perceptions of any person they touch, making them hallucinate or unbalancing them emotionally.
55 - Familiar
In European folklore of the medieval and early modern periods, familiars were believed to be supernatural entities that would assist witches and cunning folk in their practice of magic. It was considered a low-ranking demon that assumed any animal shape, such as a toad, dog, insect, or black cat.
54 - Cyclops
In Greek mythology are giant one-eyed creatures. The Cyclopes were known for their great strength, and also their ability of craftsmanship. They created Zeus' lightning bolts, in return for freeing them, while he was fighting the Titans. They also forged Poseidon's trident. They were also known for going around eating humans.
53 - Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster affectionately known as Nessie, is a creature in Scottish folklore that is said to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. It is often described as large, long-necked, and with one or more humps protruding from the water. Popular interest and belief in the creature has varied since it was brought to worldwide attention in 1933. Evidence of its existence is anecdotal, with a number of disputed photographs and sonar readings.
52 - Lich
In fantasy fiction, a lich is a type of undead creature. Often such a creature is the result of a willful transformation, as a powerful wizard skilled in necromancy who seeks eternal life uses rare substances in a magical ritual to become undead. Unlike zombies, which are often depicted as mindless, liches are sapient, retaining their previous intelligence and magical abilities. Liches are often depicted as holding power over lesser undead soldiers and servants.
51 - Basilisk
In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk is a legendary reptile reputed to be a serpent king, who can cause death with a single glance. The beast is credited with powers of destroying all animal and vegetable life by its mere look or breath.
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100 - Camazotz
In Maya mythology, Camazotz is a bat god. It; name means "death bat" in the Kʼicheʼ language. In Mesoamerica, the bat is associated with night, death, and sacrifice.
99 - Arachne
In Greek mythology, Arachne was a peasant girl who became an expert spinner and weaver of cloth. Athena turned Arachne into a spider for assuming that the gods were “untouchable.” She justified her actions with the assumption that Arachne was too prideful and ungrateful for the gift the gods gave her.
98 - Satori Satori in Japanese folklore are mind-reading monkey-like monsters said to dwell within the mountains.
97 - Qilin
The Qilin is a legendary hooved chimerical creature that appears in Chinese mythology, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or illustrious ruler. Qilin generally have Chinese dragon-like features: similar heads with antlers, eyes with thick eyelashes, manes that always flow upward, and beards.
96 - Garuda
Garuda is a Hindu god and divine creature. Garuda is described as the king of birds and a kite-like figure. He is shown either in zoomorphic form (a giant bird with partially open wings) or an anthropomorphic form ( a man with wings and some bird features). It is generally a protector with the power to swiftly go anywhere, ever watchful and an enemy of the serpent.
95 - Dhampir
In Balkans folklore, Dhampirs are creatures that are the result of a union between a vampire and a mortal human. Dhampirs are usually depicted as more human-looking than vampires, but still not quite human, putting them in an odd middle-ground between the two. Dhampirs inherit powers from Vampires such as superhuman strength, agility, even immortality and hypnosis.
94 - Pooka The Pooka is primarily a creature of Celtic folklore. Considered to be bringers both of good and bad fortune, they could help or hinder rural and marine communities. The Pooka will most commonly appear as a horse, cat, rabbit, raven, fox, wolf, goat, goblin, or dog. No matter what shape the Pooka takes, its fur is almost always dark.
93 - Ziz
The Ziz is a giant bird in Jewish mythology, said to be large enough to be able to block out the sun with its wingspan.
92 - Sea Serpent
A sea serpent or sea dragon is a type of sea monster described in various mythologies, most notably Mesopotamian under the name of Tiamat, Judaeo-Christian (Leviathan), Greek (Cetus, Hydra, Scylla), and Norse (Jörmungandr).
91 - The Dover Demon
The Dover Demon is a creature reportedly sighted in the town of Dover, Massachusetts in the 70s. The witnesses said that it looked like an unpleasant little creature, to say the least, with a watermelon-shaped head and the body of an emaciated monkey.
90 - Ifrit
Ifrit, is a powerful type of demon in Islamic mythology. The afarit are often associated with the underworld and also identified with the spirits of the dead. Their physical appearance is often portrayed as having monstrous deformities, such as claw-like or thorny hands, flaming eyes or seven heads.
89 - Hellhound
A hellhound is a mythological hound which embodies a guardian or a servant of hell, the devil, or the underworld. Hellhounds occur in mythologies around the world, with the best known example being Cerberus from Greek mythology. Usually it resembles a mangy, skinny, somewhat demonic hyena-like creature with red eyes and draconic ears. It has the ability to breathe fire.
88 - Kelpie
A kelpie, or water kelpie, is a shape-shifting spirit inhabiting lochs in Scottish folklore. It is usually described as a black horse-like creature, able to adopt human form.
87 - Gorgon
A Gorgon is a creature in Greek mythology. Gorgons occur in the earliest examples of Greek literature. While descriptions of Gorgons vary, the term most commonly refers to three sisters who are described as having hair made of living, venomous snakes and horrifying visages that turned those who beheld them to stone. The most known gorgon is Medusa.
86 - Apophis
Apophis (also known as Apep) is the Great Serpent, enemy of the sun god Ra, in ancient Egyptian religion. He was a sort of void or "black hole" forcing those he swallowed into that non-existence which the Egyptians feared so greatly.
85 - Sleipnir
In Norse mythology, Sleipnir was the eight-legged horse born of Loki, and belonged to Odin, the all-father god.
84 - Hippogriff
The Hippogriff is a legendary creature with the front half of an eagle and the hind half of a horse. It is extremely fast and is presented as being able to fly around the world and to the Moon.
83 - Pricolici
Pricolici is a unique creature from Romanian Folklore. It is unique because it is a combination of werewolf and vampire. But not at the same time. Some Romanian folklore delineates that Pricolici are werewolves in life and after they die, return as vampires.
82 - Jinn
Jinn, also romanized as Djinn or anglicised as Genie, are supernatural creatures in early pre-Islamic Arabian religious systems and later in Islamic mythology and theology. Individual jinn are commonly depicted as monstrous and anthropomorphized creatures with body parts from different animals or humans with animal traits. The Jinns are capable of assuming human or animal form and are said to dwell in all conceivable inanimate objects.
81 - Charybdis
Charybdis is a female sea monster in Greek mythology. Among the monster Scylla, appears as a challenge to epic characters such as Odysseus. Charybdis was cursed by Zeus and transformed into a hideous monster, with flippers for arms and legs, and an uncontrollable thirst for water. So, she drank the water from the sea three times a day to quench it, which created whirlpools that sank ships and drowned people.
80 - Shen
In Chinese mythology, the shen is a shapeshifting dragon or shellfish-type sea monster believed to create mirages.
79 - Scylla
In Greek mythology, Scylla is a legendary monster who lives on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite her counterpart Charybdis as I told you earlier. The two sides of the strait are within an arrow's range of each other—so close that sailors attempting to avoid Charybdis would pass dangerously close to Scylla and vice versa.
78 - Mare
A "mare" is a malicious entity in Germanic and Slavic folklore that rides on people's chests while they sleep, bringing on nightmares.
77 - Naga
The Naga is a semi-divine race of half-human half-serpent beings that reside in the underworld of Indian Mythology, and can occasionally take human form. They are principally depicted in three forms: wholly human with snakes on the heads and necks, common serpents, or as half-human half-snake. They bring rain, and thus fertility and prosperity, and are guardians of treasure, but are also able to cause natural disasters such as floods and drought.
76 - Dryad
A dryad is a tree nymph or tree spirit in Greek mythology. They were normally considered to be very shy creatures except around the goddess Artemis, who was known to be a friend to most nymphs. Dryad had the mutant ability to communicate with plants much like a telepath can with people, which allowed her to manipulate plant life.
Top 200 Mythical Creatures and Monsters from Around the World Part 4
125 - Valkyries
In Norse mythology, a valkyrie also known as "the chooser of the slain" is one of a host of female figures who guide the souls of deceased Nordic soldiers in one of two paths: Fólkvangr, Freyja's afterlife, and Valhalla, the hall of the gods.
124 - Cetus
In Ancient Greek, Cetus is a huge sea creature. According to the mythology, Perseus slew Cetus to save Andromeda from being sacrificed to it.
123 - Boggart
In English Folklore, a Boggart is a household spirit, sometimes mischievous, sometimes helpful. It causes mischief and things to disappear, milk to sour, and dogs to go lame. There are also Boggarts inhabiting marshes or holes in the ground and these ones are often attributed to more serious evildoing, such as the abduction of children.
122 - Rusalka
Rusalka is an evil spirit, which comes from a young woman who was killed or killed herself, near a river. She lures beautiful young men into the turbulent waters, and then mercilessly kills them! It is said that if a Rusalka's hair dries completely, she will die.
121 - Ogopogo
In Canadian folklore, the Ogopogo is a lake monster said to inhabit Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Canada. It's been described as a multi-humped serpentine beast, with green or black skin and the head of a horse, snake or sheep.
120 - Lamassu
Lamassu are human-headed, eagle-winged, with the body of a lion or a bull, that once protected cities in Mesopotamia.
119 - Yowie
Yowie is one of several names for an Australian folklore entity reputed to live in the very low populated areas of Australia. The Yowie is usually described as a hairy and ape-like creature standing upright much taller than a man. Behaviourally, some report the Yowie as timid or shy. Others describe the Yowie as sometimes violent or aggressive.
118 - Bennu
The Bennu Bird is said to be the sacred bird of Egypt that escorted souls to heaven. This creature is the symbol of the Egyptian god Osiris.
117 - Wolpertinger
In German folklore, a wolpertinger is an animal said to inhabit the alpine forests of Bavaria. The most widespread description portrays the Wolpertinger as having the head of a hare, the body of a squirrel, the antlers of a deer, and the wings and occasionally the legs of a bird.
116 - Spriggan
A spriggan is a legendary creature from Cornish faery lore. Spriggans were depicted as grotesquely ugly, wizened old men with large childlike heads. They were said to be found at old ruins, cairns, and barrows guarding buried treasure. They were notorious for their unpleasant dispositions, and delighted in working mischief against those who offended them.
115 - Manananggal
The Manananggal is an old mythical creature in the Philippines and it is described as hideous, scary, usually female, and it is also capable of severing its upper torso and sprouting huge bat-like wings to fly into the night in search of its victims. The Manananggal is said to favor preying on sleeping, pregnant women, using an elongated proboscis-like tongue to suck the hearts of fetuses, or the blood of someone who is sleeping.
114 - Kikimora
Kikimora is an evil spirit that enters the house through the keyhole and hides behind the oven or in the basement. A dirty house upsets her and she starts breaking dishes and making a lot of noises, especially at night. Kikimora is known to sit on the chest of some of the inhabitants of the house and causes what is called: “sleep paralysis”.
113 - The Jersey Devil
In the Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia folklore of the United States, the Jersey Devil is a legendary creature said to inhabit the forest of Pine Barrens in South Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations. For over 250 years, tales have circulated about the nocturnal ramblings of a creature emerging from the mists of a lonely desolate marsh.
112 - Ondine
Ondines are a category of elemental beings associated with water. They appear in European folklore as fairy-like creatures; the name may be used interchangeable with those of other water spirits. Ondines were said to be able to gain a soul by marrying a human and bearing his child.
111 - Bakeneko
Bakeneko are monster cats that have lived long enough to become supernatural entities in Japanese mythology. As they get old these cats gain more powers and grow larger, even to the size of a human. It is said that they have the ability to change their forms and sometimes speak human languages.
110 - Gashadokuro
Gashadokuro, which means "starving skeleton", are mythical creatures in Japanese mythology. They are spirits that take the form of giant skeletons and are fifteen times larger than an average person, said to be created from the ghosts of the people who died in battle and were not buried.
109 - Bunyip
The Bunyip is a creature from the aboriginal mythology of southeastern Australia, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. Some legends portray them as bloodthirsty predators of humans, particularly women and children. It seems that they are most annoyed by the fishermen who took more than their fair share of fish from the waterways.
108 - Naiad
In Greek mythology, the naiads are a type of female spirit, or nymph, presiding over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of freshwater. These enchanting ladies are deeply attached to their homes, and if a town happens to spring up near their waters, they will offer blessings and protection to the town—as long as its inhabitants don’t offend them.
107 - Zu
Zu was an enormous dragon, sometimes considered a storm-bird, in the mythologies of Ancient Mesopotamia. He was born on the mountain Hehe, and he nested at the top of the Sabu Mountains. The myths presented Zu as a half-demonic, half-divine dragon with both benevolent and sinister aspects.
106 - Melusine
Mélusine is a figure of European folklore, a female spirit of fresh water in a holy well or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent or fish from the waist down. The story says that she was cursed by her mother to have a fish's body every Saturday until she married a man who would respect her privacy on Saturdays and not look upon her or accept her as she was.
105 - Luan
Luan is a mythological bird in East Asian mythology. The Luan is one of the birds which have been deitified in ancient China.
104 - Leshy
He is an unfriendly giant, the spirit of the forest. Leshy has no shadow, he wears his boots upside down but he can still reach an impressive speed. He has superhuman strength and feeds on human flesh. He enjoys playing tricks on people, though when angered he can be treacherous. He is seldom seen, but his voice can be heard in the forest laughing, whistling, or singing.
103 - Tsuchinoko
In Japanese folklore, the Tsuchinoko literally translating to "child of hammer", is a snake-like being. According to legend, some tsuchinoko have the ability to speak and a propensity for lying, and they are also said to have a taste for alcohol. Legend records that it will sometimes swallow its own tail so that it can roll like a wheel.
102 - Kun Peng
Kun-pengs are a species of mythical magical beasts that originated from China, but have now spread around the world. Kun-pengs are massive beasts that look like hybrids of fish and birds. They tend to have fish-like bodies, but their pectoral fins have been replaced by bird-like wings.
101 - Automaton
The Automaton is a creature with origins in Greek mythology, legend and folklore. In particular, their origins lie mainly with the Greek god of fire, metal, craftsmanship and volcanic activity, Hephaestus. An automaton is a relatively self-operating machine, or control mechanism designed to automatically follow a sequence of operations, or respond to predetermined instructions.
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