List of legendary creatures

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J.F. Bertuch, Kinderbuch Fabelwesen 2, Anno 1806

This is a list of legendary creatures from various historical mythologies. Its entries include species of legendary creature and unique creatures, but not individuals of a particular species. Creatures of modern invention are not included.


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Buraq from a 17th-century Mughal miniature

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A representation of a Clurichaun in T. C. Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

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Chinese dragon, color engraving on wood, Chinese school, nineteenth century

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"The Erlking", by Albert Sterner, ca. 1910

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Baroque Medusa (A gorgon) combined beauty and horror: Medusa, after 1590, by Caravaggio.

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Hippocampus drawn from a fresco in Pompeii

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Incubus, 1870

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Thor goes fishing for Jörmungandr in this picture from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript.

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Depiction of a "Korrigan", small elf of the Celtic forests

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A statue of Rangda, the queen of the Leyak.

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Contemporary poster of a Mami Wata, "serpent priestess" painted by Hamburg, German artist Schleisinger, ca. 1926, displayed in shrines as a popular image of Mami Wata in Africa and in the Diaspora. [1][2]

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A Hoysala sculpture of a Naga couple. Halebidu.

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1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos of an Ouroboros, in alchemical tract titled Synosius.

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A modern painting of the "Piasa Bird", on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Alton. Wings were not present in the original painting.

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A qilin of the Qing dynasty in Beijing's Summer Palace

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Australian Aboriginal rock painting of the "Rainbow Serpent".

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Saci Pererê

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Urmahlullu relief from a bathroom in the palace of Assurbanipal in Ninevah

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A Vision Serpent, detail of Lintel 15 at the Classic Maya site of Yaxchilan

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A German woodcut of a Werewolf from 1722

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Heraldic image of a Yale.

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[edit] See also

[edit] References

  1. ^ Jell-Bahlsen 1997, p. 105
  2. ^ Chesi 1997, p. 255)

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