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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

Abominable Snowman
Abominable Snowman

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

 

Camazotz
Camazotz

Chupacabra – Small bear-like, hairless beast with spikes

Ciguapa – Blue or brown nude females with backwards feet

Cretan Bull – A giant and beautiful white bull

Cyclopes – Giants with only one eye

Dragons – List of various dragons

Erymanthian Boar – Huge wild boar with shart teeth

Fenrir – Large wolf from Norse Mythology

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

 

Hecatoncheires – Giants with fifty heads and one hundred arms

Huitzilopochtli – Blue human dressed in feathers

Hybrids – List of mythical hybrids, human and animal creatures

Mythical Creatures A-Z List

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

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

Kelpie
Kelpie

Lernaean Hydra – Serpent with nine heads

Loch Ness Monster – Long neck, large body, flippers and a tail.  Read more about Nessie.

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

Mythical Creatures List A-Z

Nandi Bear – Overgrown hyena-like beast

Nemean Lion – Super strong lion with impenetrable skin

 

Nandi Bear

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

Mythical Creatures A to Z

Skunk Ape – Large orange and furry beast with long forearms

Sleipnir – Giant eight-legged black horse

Spring-heeled Jack – Mask wearing entity that breaths blue flame

Stymphalian Bird – Large bird with bronze feathers, metal beak & claws

Sping-heeled Jack
Spring-heeled Jack

Talos – Gigantic human-like body made of bronze

Thunderbird – Extremely large bird that could shoot lightning bolts

Trolls – Large and ugly beast-like monsters

Undead – List of undead mythical entities

Unicorns – Horse-like mythical creatures with a horn on their foreheads

Valkyrie – A Valkyrja is a term used to describe an often beautiful female figure that is also a soldier of battle.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie

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