Mythical Hybrids

Mythical Hybrids are creatures that combine the features and body parts of more than one real species.

There are non-human versions that combine features of one or more animal species such as the basilisks, the chimera and griffins.

Then there are part human combinations such as the very popular centaurs and mermaids.

On the other hand, some of the combinations you will read about will make you wonder how such creatures could even sustain themselves, let alone survive.

This category is comprised of very well known, strong and mighty creatures. It also includes unsavoury beasts with all the necessary features and powers required to create the most horrifying and terrible nightmares possible.

I mean, think of just simply crossing paths with a skinless mouse (or a skinless anything) never mind a huge headed man-horse like the nuckelavee stretching his long arms about trying to grab at you – very creepy.

Mythical Hybrids A-Z List

Adaro – The Adaro are mean half-man and half-fish spirits. They had the overall shape of a human male with gills behind their ears and a shark-like dorsal fin on their backs.

They also had fins for feet and a spear growing out of their head. They would live in the Sun and travel back and forth to earth on rainbows.

These hybrid creatures were known to kill humans by shooting poisonous flying fish into their necks.

Source:  Ancient Mythology

Adlet – Mythical hybrids that are part human and dog with red fur

Ahuizolt – Dog and Monkey cross with five hands



Alkonost – The Alkonost is described as having the body of a bird with the head of a beautiful woman. It can make sounds that are so beautiful that whom ever hears them is mesmerized.

Source:  Russian Folklore

Ammit – Female demon that is part lion, hippopotamus & crocodile

Anubis – Tall human male with the head of a jackal

Mythical Hybrids Anubis

Basilisk – Head and claws of a rooster with a reptile’s body and tail

Bastet – Female human with the head of a domesticated cat

Catoblepas – Large boar’s head, small pig’s body with wings

Centaur – Human horse hybrids, top half human with the body of a horse

Cerberus – Three headed canine with a mane of serpents

Chimera – Head and body of a lioness, head of a goat, serpent’s tail

Cockatrice – Head, claws and wings of a rooster, reptile’s body and tail


Mythical Hybrids Bastet

Echidna – Upper half of a beautiful woman, lower body of a serpent

Formorians – Large mythical hybrids with deformed bodies made up of animal parts

Gargoyles – Grotesque stone statues

Gorgons – Woman’s upper half, snakes for hair and a serpents body

Griffin – Head, claws and wings of an eagle, body and tail of a lion


Mythical Hybrids Gargoyles

Harpies – Top half of a witch, claws and wings of a vulture

Hippocampi – Horses with a serpentine lower half

Hippogriff – Head, wings and claws of an eagle – body of a horse


Mythical Hybrids Harpies

Khnum – Strong human male with the head of a ram

Lamia – Woman’s head, scaly body, four legs and a tail

Leucrota – Horse’s head and legs, neck and body of a lion

Lusca – Large octopus/shark mythical hybrids


Manticore – Lion’s body, human head, poisonous scorpion-like tail

Merlion – This mythical hybrid has the head of a lion and the body of a large fish. This creature is used as the national symbol of Singapore.

Source:  Asian Mythology

Mermaids – Beautiful women with a fish-like lower body

Minotaur – Body of a human male with the head and tail of a bull

Mythical Hybrid Minotaur

Nuckelavee – Skinless monster, resembles the popular mythical hybrid – the Centaur

Onocentaur – Top half human & lower half donkey

Orthus – Two headed dog with a serpent’s tail


Perytons – Hybrid Mythical Creatures with the head of a deer with wings of an eagle

Piasa – Face of a man, antlers, wings and four legs

Quinotaur – Sea creature with the head of a bull and five horns

Satyr – Human upper body with goat-like legs & tail

Scorpion Men – Powerful half man and half scorpion mythical creatures

Scylla and Charybdis – Six headed monster and a deadly whirlpool

Sekhmet – Lion head with a large human-like female body


Serpopard – The Serpopard had the head of a falcon, a snake-like neck, the body of a leopard and some wings.

Some depictions of this strange creature have it resembling more like a long-necked lioness.

Source:  Egyptian Mythology

Sirens  – Head and body of a woman, legs and wings of a bird

Sphinx – Head of a woman, body of a lion with wings and a snake’s tail

Typhon  – Enormous multi-headed monster with wings, serpent’s body

Weretiger – Hybrid Mythical Creature that is Half human and half tiger

Werewolves – Large wolf-like body, long fangs, glowing eyes