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Top Ten Mythological Creatures

Centaur​
Centaur​

A centaur (/ˈsɛntɔːr/; Greek: κένταυρος, Kéntauros, Latin: centaurus), or occasionally hippocentaur, is a mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse.

Phoenix​
Phoenix​

A phoenix depicted in a book of legendary creatures by FJ Bertuch (1747–1822) In Greek mythology, a phoenix (Ancient Greek: φοῖνιξ, phoînix) is a long-lived bird that cyclically regenerates or is otherwise born again.

Griffin​
Griffin​

Several ancient mythological creatures are similar to the griffin. These include the Lamassu, an Assyrian protective deity, often depicted with a bull or lion's body, eagle's wings, and human's head. Sumerian and Akkadian mythology feature the demon Anzu, half man and half bird, associated with the chief sky god Enlil.

Pegasus​
Pegasus​

Pegasus (Greek: Πήγασος, Pḗgasos; Latin: Pegasus, Pegasos) is a mythical winged divine stallion, and one of the most recognized creatures in Greek mythology. Usually depicted as pure white, Pegasus is a child of the Olympian god Poseidon.

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Manticore​
Manticore​

The manticore (Early Middle Persian Mardyakhor) is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the head of a human, body of a lion and a tail of poisonous spines similar to porcupine quills, while other depictions have it with the tail of a scorpion.

Minotaur​
Minotaur​

The Minotaur is one of the most legendary Greek mythological creatures. Born of man and beast the Minotaur was a hybrid and as such was kept hidden from the public in a secret labyrinth built by King Minos where the Minotaur would receive human sacrifices to keep it fed.

Sphinx​
Sphinx​

A sphinx was a mythical monster, which had the head of a human and the body of a lion. Sphinxes also appeared in Egyptian mythology; the two cultures had tight links and had considerably influenced each other.

Scylla​
Scylla​

In Greek mythology, Scylla (/ ˈ s ɪ l ə / SIL-ə; Greek: Σκύλλα, pronounced , Skylla) was a monster that lived on one side of a narrow channel of water, opposite her counterpart Charybdis.

Basilisk​
Basilisk​

In European bestiaries and legends, a basilisk (/ ˈ b æ s ɪ l ɪ s k / or / ˈ b æ z ɪ l ɪ s k /, from the Greek βασιλίσκος basilískos, "little king"; Latin regulus) is a legendary reptile reputed to be a serpent king who can cause death with a single glance.

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Medusa​
Medusa​

Medusa was a monster, one of the Gorgon sisters and daughter of Phorkys and Keto, the children of Gaea (Earth) and Oceanus (Ocean). She had the face of an ugly woman with snakes instead of hair; anyone who looked into her eyes was immediately turned to stone.

Charybdis​
Charybdis​

Charybdis was a sea monster in Greek mythology, which dwelt in the Strait of Messina. It was later rationalised as a whirlpool. It was believed that Charybdis lived under a rock on one side of the strait.

Lernaean ​Hydra​
Lernaean ​Hydra​

Lernaean Hydra. The Lernaean Hydra or Hydra of Lerna (Greek: λερναῖα ὕδρα, Lernaîa Hýdra), more often known simply as the Hydra, was a serpentine water monster in Greek and Roman mythology. Its lair was the lake of Lerna in the Argolid, which was also the site of the myth of the Danaids.

Kraken​
Kraken​

The kraken (/ ˈ k r ɑː k ən /) is a legendary sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. Authors over the years have postulated that the legend originated from sightings of giant squids that may grow to 12–15 meters (40–50 feet) in length.

Loch Ness ​Monster​
Loch Ness ​Monster​

The Loch Ness Monster is, as you might have guessed, a native of Loch Ness. This lake is a unique oasis, tucked away in the Scottish highlands. Spanning 22 square miles and 755 feet in depth, it contains more water than all the other lakes in the United Kingdom combined.

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Chupacabra​
Chupacabra​

The chupacabra or chupacabras (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃupaˈkaβɾas], literally "goat-sucker"; from chupar, "to suck", and cabra, "goat") is a legendary creature in the folklore of parts of the Americas, with its first purported sightings reported in Puerto Rico.

Nemean Lion​
Nemean Lion​

Nemean Lion The Nemean Lion was a legendary creature in Greek mythology that ravaged the area of Nemea. Its fur was impenetrable by the weapons of humans and hence, was unstoppable.

Fairy​
Fairy​

Nevertheless, "fairy" has come to be used as a kind of umbrella term in folklore studies, grouping comparable types of supernatural creatures since at least the 1970s. The following list is a collection of individual traditions which have been grouped under the "fairy" moniker in the citation given.

Kelpie​
Kelpie​

Kelpie, or water kelpie, is the Scots name given to a shape-shifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland. It has usually been described as appearing as a horse, but is able to adopt human form.

Cockatrice​
Cockatrice​

Cockatrice, also called basilisk, in the legends of Hellenistic and Roman times, a small serpent, possibly the Egyptian cobra, known as a basilikos (“kinglet”) and credited with powers of destroying all animal and vegetable life by its mere look or breath.

Siren​
Siren​

Sirens were believed to combine women and birds in various ways. In early Greek art, Sirens were represented as birds with large women's heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. Later, they were represented as female figures with the legs of birds, with or without wings, playing a variety of musical instruments, especially harps.

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Bigfoot​
Bigfoot​

Erik discusses the existence of mythical creatures. Some he’s sure about, others he’s going to gather more information about. Don’t get lost as we venture into the enchanted forest! (God, that was lame. I hear Erik saying so. I’m an incorrigible nerd. Sigh.) Channeling Transcript. Me: Okay, now for some fun stuff! Bigfoot.

Leprechaun​
Leprechaun​

Related creatures The leprechaun is related to the clurichaun and the far darrig in that he is a solitary creature. Some writers even go as far as to substitute these second two less well-known spirits for the leprechaun in stories or tales to reach a wider audience.

Selkie​
Selkie​

Selkies (also spelt silkies, sylkies, selchies) or Selkie folk (Scots: selkie fowk) meaning "Seal Folk" are mythological beings capable of therianthropy, changing from seal to human form by shedding their skin. These selkie folk are recounted in Scottish folkore, sourced mainly from the Orkney and Shetland.

Bunyip​
Bunyip​

The bunyip is a large mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes. The origin of the word bunyip has been traced to the Wemba-Wemba or Wergaia language of Aboriginal people of South-Eastern Australia.

Elf​
Elf​

An elf (plural: elves) is a type of human-shaped supernatural being in Germanic mythology and folklore. In medieval Germanic-speaking cultures, elves seem generally to have been thought of as beings with magical powers and supernatural beauty, ambivalent towards everyday people and capable of either helping or hindering them.

Banshee​
Banshee​

Banshee Mythology. Banshee mythology began centuries ago in the Celtic isles of Ireland, Scotland, and Great Britain. Primarily known now as an Irish fairy creature, the Banshee legend has been passed down through generations due to its consistent haunting quality. A banshee is a ghostly woman whose high pitched screams prophesy the death of someone soon to come.

Cerberus​
Cerberus​

Cerberus was a three-headed dog that guarded the entrance of the Underworld, allowing the dead to enter but letting none out. He was the son of Typhon and Echidna.

Demon​
Demon​

This is a list of legendary creatures from mythology, folklore and fairy tales, sorted by their classification or affiliation. Creatures from modern fantasy fiction and role-playing games are not included.

Chimera​
Chimera​

The term Chimera has come to describe any mythical or fictional animal with parts taken from various animals, or to describe anything composed of very disparate parts, or perceived as wildly imaginative, implausible, or dazzling. The sight of a Chimera was an omen for disaster.

DoppelgäNger​
DoppelgäNger​

Doppelgangers and the mythology of spirit doubles Print The mythology of spirit doubles can be traced back thousands of years and was present in many cultures of the past, holding a prominent place in ancient legends, stories, artworks, and in books by various authors.