Top 200 Mythical Creatures and Monsters from Around the World Part 7
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.