Mythical Creatures A-Z
A complete list of all mythological creatures and beasts that are and ever were is simply too massive to even try to compile onto one site and still be able to give each creature the spotlight it deserves.
There are many variations and recorded facts on each and every creature – and yes, some are in fact much more popular than others and information is more easily found.
Sometimes, the recorded history on these mythical beings changes the image we had envisioned of a particular being and it’s purpose. Here is a compilation of few of the ones that we have found to be especially interesting and captivating.
Mythical Creatures A-Z List
Abominable Snowman – Giant human-like body, white shaggy fur, big feet
Aigamuxa – Human-like mythical creatures with eyes on their feet
Amarok – Enormous wolf that hunts alone. This beast is a gigantic wolf that roams about in the deep woods waiting to hunt down and devour anyone foolish enough to venture out there alone.
Source: Inuit Mythology
Amphisbaena – Snake with a head at each end
Antmen – Four weapon bearing arms, red eyes and a crushing jaw
Bonnacon – Wild bull-like creature with horns. The Bonnacon (also known as Bonasus) is a bull-like beast with a horses mane. It also has two horns that are curved inward.
It protects itself by discharging foul fumes and a long trail of dung. This dung is so hot that it sets fire to and burns anything it comes in contact with.
Bunyip – Large water monster, huge mouth, crocodile tail
Caladrius – The Caladrius is a snow-white bird that will refuse to look at anyone who is ill and dying. It is also said to be able to cure a sick individual by taking their illness onto itself.
It then flies away dispersing the sickness, purging and curing itself in the process.
Source: Roman Mythology
Camazotz – Gigantic vampire bat
Cerastes – This large serpent was said to be incredibly flexible. It would lie in the sand with only its horns sticking out waiting for its victims. It is described as either having two large ram-like horns or four smaller horns.
Source: Greek Mythology
Erymanthian Boar – Huge wild boar with shart teeth
Gogmagog – Distorted human-like body and twice the size
Golems – Human-like body made of clay, rock or wood
Gremlins – Small pesky little monsters with point ears
Grendel – Giant and deformed, troll-like human
Jack-O-Lantern – A carved out and sometimes possessed vegetable or pumpkin head
Jersey Devil – Deformed body and head of a horse, horns & wings
Jormungand – Enormous snake with huge fangs and a flat tail
Mythical Creatures A-Z List
Kelpie – Deadly shape-shifting water pony
Kludde – Though the Kludde is usually described as being a large black dog, it can also have the appearance of a horse, cat, bat or even a frog. It is identified by the blue flame that flickers about its head and the sound of rattling chains.
This beast jumps on the back of travelers that venture onto lonely roads and tears them apart with its sharp teeth and claws.
Source: Belgian Folklore
Kongamato – Large bird with teeth, leathery skin and bat-like wings
Kraken – Gigantic squid or octopus
Krampus – Evil Christmas time monster
Mister Hyde – Evil version of Dr. Jekyll
Mngwa – Oversized and out of control, deadly tabby cat
Mokele-mbembe – Large water creature with a long flexible neck
Mongolian Death Worm – Enormous, sand worm with long fangs
Morgawr – Popular, large hump-backed water serpent
Nandi Bear – Overgrown hyena-like beast
Nemean Lion – Super strong lion with impenetrable skin
Ogre – Large and ugly humanoid with deformed facial features
Orcs – Evil mythical creatures with long fangs, red eyes and long arms
Pegasus – Magnificent legendary white horse
Phoenix – Multi-colored fire bird
Roc – Gigantic bird with forked tongue
Skunk Ape – Large orange and furry beast with long forearms
Sleipnir – Giant eight-legged black horse
Sping-heeled Jack – Mask wearing entity that breaths blue flame
Stymphalian Bird – Large bird with bronze feathers, metal beak & claws
Talos – Gigantic human-like body made of bronze
Thunderbird – Extremely large bird that could shoot lightning bolts
Trolls – Large and ugly beast-like monsters