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
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
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
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
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
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
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