Top 200 Mythical Creatures and Monsters from Around the World Part 6

Top 200 Mythical Creatures and Monsters from Around the World Part 6

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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