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Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:55 pm

list all info on unknown critters
some are from foklore and mythology, some are spectral but this is my complete list


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Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:58 pm

O'Flynn's Complete Cryptid listing world wide

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• Á Bao A Qu (Malay) - An entity that lives in the Tower of Victory in Chitor.
• Aatxe (Basque) - A spirit that takes the form of a bull.
• Abaasy (Yakuts) - Demons that have teeth of iron.
• Abada (African) - Small type of unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo.
• Äbädä (Tatar) - Forest spirit
• Abaia (Melanesia) - Huge magical eel
• Abarimon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Savage humanoid with backward feet.
• Abath (Malay) - One-horned animal
• Abura-sumash i (Japanese) - creature from a mountain pass in Kumamoto Prefecture.
• Acephal i (Greek) - Headless humanoids
• Acher i (Indian) - Disease-bringing ghost
• Achiyalabopa (Puebloan) - Rainbow-feathered birds
• Achlis (Roman) - Curious elk
• Adar Llwch Gwin (Welsh) - Giant birds that understand human languages.
• Adaro (Solomon Islands) - Malevolent merfolk
• Adhene (Manx) - Nature spirit
• Adle t (Inuit) - Vampiric dog-human hybrid
• Adroanz i (Lugbara) - Nature spirit
• Adze (Ewe people) - An African vampiric-forest being.
• Aerico (Greek) - Disease demon
• Afanc (Welsh) - Lake monster (exact lake varies by story).
• Agathodaemon (Greek) - Spirit of vinefields and grainfields.
• Agloolik (Inuit) - Ice spirit that aids hunters and fishermen.
• Agogwe (East Africa) - Small, ape-like humanoid.
• Ahkiyyin i (Inuit) - Animated skeleton that causes shipwrecks.
• Ahuizot l (Aztec) - Anthropophagous dog-monkey hybrid.
• Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) - Anthropophagous humanoid with eyes in its instep.
• Aigikampo i (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed goat
• Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) - Man-eating Ogres
• Aitu (Polynesian) - Malevolent spirits or demons
• Aitvaras (Lithuanian) - Household spirit
• Ajatar (Finnish) - Dragon
• Akabeko (Japanese) - Red cow involved in the construction of Enzō-ji in Yanaizu, Fukushima
• Akamataa (Japanese) - Snake spirit from Okinawa.
• Akateko (Japanese) - Tree-dwelling monster
• Akhlu t (Inuit) - Orca-wolf shapeshifter
• Akka (Finnish) - Female spirits or minor goddesses
• Akk i (Japanese) - Large, grotesque humanoid
• Akkorokamu i (Ainu) - Sea monster
• Akuma (Japanese) - Evil spirit
• Akupara (Hindu) - Giant turtle that supports the world.
• Akurojin-no-h i (Japanese) - Ghostly flame which causes disease.
• A l (Armenian and Persian) - Spirit that steals unborn babies and livers from pregnant women.
• Ala (Slavic) - Bad weather demon
• Ala l (Chaldean) - Demon
• Alan (Philippine) - Winged humanoid that steals reproductive waste to make children.
• Al Bast i (Turkish) - Female night-demon
• Alce (Heraldic) - Wingless griffin
• Aleya (Bengali) - Spirit of a dead fisherman.
• Alicanto (Chilean) - Bird that eats gold and silver.
• Alicorn - Technically a unicorn's horn, in modern times it is commonly misapplied to winged unicorns.
• Alkonos t (Slavic) - Angelic bird with human head and breasts.
• Allocamelus (Heraldic) - Ass-camel hybrid
• Allu (Akkadian and Sumerian) - Faceless demon
• Almas (Mongolian) - Savage humanoid
• Al-mi'ra j (Islamic) - One-horned rabbit
• Aloja (Catalan) - Female water spirit
• Alom-bag-winno-sis (Abenaki) - Little people and tricksters
• Alp (German) - Male night-demon
• Alphyn (Heraldic) - Lion-like creature, sometimes with dragon or goat forelegs.
• Alp-luachra (Irish) - Parasitic fairy
• Al Rakim (Islamic) - Guard dog of the Seven Sleepers
• Alseid (Greek) - Grove nymph
• Alû (Assyrian) - Leprous demon
• Alux (Mayan) - Little people
• Amaburakosag i (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Shikoku.
• Amala (Tsimshian) - Giant who holds up the world.
• Amamehag i (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Hokuriku.
• Amanojaku (Japanese) - Small demon
• Amarok (Inuit) - Giant wolf
• Amarum (Quechua) - Water boa spirit
• Amazake-babaa (Japanese) - Disease-causing hag
• Amemasu (Ainu) - Lake monster
• Ammi t (Ancient Egyptian) - Female demon with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile.
• Amorōnagu (Japanese) - Tennyo from the island of Amami Ōshima.
• Amphiptere (Heraldic) - Winged serpent
• Amphisbaena (Greek) - Serpent with a head at each end.
• Anakim (Jewish) - Giant
• Androsphinx (Ancient Egyptian) - Human-headed sphinx
• Ange l (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, and Zoroastrian) - Heavenly being, usually depicted as a winged humanoid.
• Angha (Persian) - Dog-lion-peacock hybrid
• Ani Hyuntikwalask i (Cherokee) - Lightning spirit
• Ankou (French) - Skeletal grave watcher with a lantern and a scythe.
• Anmo (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Iwate Prefecture
• Antaeus (Greek) - A giant who was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground
• Antero Vipunen (Finnish) - Subterranean giant
• Ao Ao (Guaraní) - Anthropophagous peccary or sheep
• Aobōzu (Japanese) - Blue monk who kidnaps children (See also pedophile.)
• Apkallu (Sumerian) - Fish-human hybrid that attends the god Enki
• Apsaras (Buddhist and Hindu) - Female cloud spirit
• Aqrabuamelu (Akkadian) - Human-scorpion hybrid
• Ardat-Lil i (Akkadian) - Disease demon
• Argus Panoptes (Greek) - Hundred-eyed giant
• Arikura-no-baba (Japanese) - Old woman with magical powers
• Arimasp i (Greek) - One-eyed humanoid
• Arion (Greek) - Extremely swift horse with a green mane and the power of speech
• Arkan Sonney (Manx) - Fairy hedgehog
• Asag (Sumerian) - Hideous rock demon
• Asakku (Sumerian) - Demon
• Asanbosam (West Africa) - Iron-toothed vampire
• Asena (Turkic) - Blue-maned wolf
• A-senee-ki-wakw (Abenaki) - Stone-giant
• Ashi-magar i (Japanese) - Invisible tendril that impedes movement
• Asiman (Dahomey) - Vampiric possession spirit
• Askefrue (Germanic) - Female tree spirit
• Ask-wee-da-eed (Abenaki) - Fire elemental and spectral fire
• Asobib i (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Kōchi Prefecture
• Aspidochelone (Medieval Bestiaries) - Island-sized whale or sea turtle
• Asra i (English) - Water spirit
• Astom i (Hindu) - Humanoid sustained by pleasant smells instead of food
• Aswang (Philippine) - Carrion-eating humanoid
• Atomy (English) - Surprisingly small creature
• Ato-oi-kozō (Japanese) - Invisible spirit that follows people
• Atshen (Inuit) - Anthropophagous spirit
• Auloniad (Greek) - Pasture nymph
• Avalerion (Medieval Bestiary) - King of the birds
• Awa-hon-do (Abenaki) - Insect spirit
• Axex (Ancient Egyptian) - Falcon-lion hybrid
• Ayakash i (Japanese) - Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil
• Ayakashi-no-ayashib i (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Ishikawa Prefecture
• Aziza (Dahomey) - Little people that help hunters
• Azukiara i (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides
• Azukibabaa (Japanese) - Bean-grinding hag who devours people
• Azukitog i (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides
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Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:59 pm


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• Ba (Egyptian) - word for the soul of the deceased. It was depicted as a bird or a human-headed bird.
• Baba Yaga (Slavic) - Forest spirit and hag
• Backoo (Guyanese) - Malevolent little people
• Bagiennik (Slavic) - Malevolent water spirit
• Bahamu t (Arabian) - Giant fish
• Bar Juchne (Abrahamic and Talmudic) - A bird
• Bashe (Chinese) - Elephant-swallowing serpent
• Bai Ze (Chinese) - Talking beast which handed down knowledge on harmful spirits
• Ba Jiao Gu i (Chinese) - Banana tree spirit
• Bake-kujira (Japanese) - A ghostly whale skeleton that drifts along the coastline
• Bakeneko (Japanese) - Magical cat
• Bakezōr i (Japanese) - Animated straw sandal
• Bakhtak (Iranian) - Night demon
• Baku (Japanese) - Dream-devouring, tapir-like creature
• Bakunawa (Philippine) - Sea serpent that causes eclipses
• Balaur (Romanian) - Multi-headed dragon
• Bannik (Slavic) - Bathhouse spirit
• Banshee (Irish) - Death spirit
• Baobhan Sith (Celtic Mythology) - Beautiful vampiric seductresses who prey on young travelers by night
• Barbegaz i (Swiss) - Dwarf with giant, snowshoe-like feet
• Bard i (Trabzon) - Shapechanging death spirit
• Barghes t - Yorkshire black dog
• Bar Juchne (Jewish) - Gigantic bird
• Barnacle Geese (Medieval folklore) - Geese which hatch from barnacles
• Barong (Balinese) - Tutelary spirit
• Basajaun (Basque) - Ancestral, megalith-building race
• BasCelik (Serbian) - A powerful and very evil winged man whose soul is not held by his body and can be subdued
only by causing him to suffer dehydration
• Basilisco Chilote (Chilota) - Chicken-serpent hybrid
• Basilisk (Medieval Bestiaries) - Multi-limbed, venomous lizard
• Batiba t (Philippine) - Female night-demon
• Batsu (Chinese) - Drought spirit
• Baubas (Lithuanian) - Malevolent spirit
• Baykok (Ojibwa) - Flying skeleton
• Beales - Ogar
• Bean Nighe (Irish) - Death spirit (a specific type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe)
• Bendigeidfran (Welsh) - Giant king
• Bennu (Egyptian) - Heron-like, regenerative bird, equivalent to (or inspiration of) the Phoenix
• Berehynia (Slavic) - Water spirit
• Bergrisar (Norse) - Mountain giant
• Bergsrå (Norse) - Mountain spirit
• Bestial beas t (Brazilian) - Centauroid specter
• Betobeto-san (Japanese) - Invisible spirit which follows people at night, making the sound of footsteps
• Bhūta (Buddhist and Hindu) - Ghost of someone killed by execution or suicide
• Bi-blouk (Khoikhoi) - Female, anthropophagous, partially invisible monster
• Bies (Slavic) - Demon
• Bigfoo t (American folklore) - Forest-dwelling apeman.
• Binbōgam i (Japanese) - Spirit of poverty
• Bishop-fish (Medieval Bestiaries) - Fish-like humanoid
• Biwa-bokuboku (Japanese)- Animated biwa
• Black Annis (English) - Blue-faced hag
• Black Dog (British) - Canine death spirit
• Black Shuck - Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk black dog
• Blemmyae (Medieval Bestiary) - Headless humanoid with face in torso
• Bloody Bones (Irish) - Water bogeyman
• Blue Crow (Brazilian) - a giant amazonian bird.
• Bluecap (English) - Mine-dwelling fairy
• Bodach (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
• Bogeyman (English) - Malevolent spirit
• Boggar t (English) - Malevolent household spirit
• Bogink i (Polish) - Nature spirit
• Bogle (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
• Boi-tatá (Brazilian) - Giant snake
• Bolla (Albanian) - Dragon
• Bonnacon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Bull-horse hybrid with flaming dung
• Boo Hag (American Folklore) - Vampire-like creature that steals energy from sleeping victims
• Boobrie (Scottish) - Roaring water bird
• Bozaloshtsh (Slavic) - Death spirit
• Brag (English) - Malevolent water horse
• Brownie (English and Scottish) - Benevolent household spirit
• Broxa (Jewish) - Nocturnal bird that drains goats of their milk
• Bokkenrijders (Dutch) - bandits
• Bugbear (English) - Bearlike goblin
• Buggane (Manx) - Ogre-like humanoid
• Bugul Noz (Celtic) - Extremely ugly, but kind, forest spirit
• Bukavac (Serbia) - Six-legged lake monster
• Bukit Timah Monkey Man (Singapore) - Forest dwelling immortal primate
• Bunyip (Australian Aboriginal) - Horse-walrus hybrid lake monster
• Buraq (Islamic) - Human-headed, angelic horse
• Bush Dai Da i (Guyanese) - Spirit that seduces and kills men
• Byangoma (Bengali) - Fortune-telling birds
• Bysen (Scandinavian) - Diminutive forest spirit
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• Cabeir i (Greek) - Smith and wine spirits
• Cacus (Roman) - Fire-breathing giant
• Caddos birdes (Sardinia) - Green-horses
• Cadejo (Central America) - Cow-sized dog-goat hybrid in two varieties: benevolent and white, and malevolent and
black
• Caipora (Tupi) - Fox-human hybrid and nature spirit
• Caladrius (Medieval Bestiary) - White bird that can foretell if a sick person will recover or die
• Caling i (Medieval Bestiary) - Humanoids with an eight-year lifespan
• Callitrix (Medieval Bestiary) - Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates
• Calydonian Boar (Greek) - Giant, chthonic boar
• Calygreyhound (Heraldic) - Wildcat-deer/antelope-eagle-ox-lion hybrid
• Camahueto (Chilota) - One-horned calf
• Cambion (Medieval folklore) - Hybrid between a human and an incubus or succubus
• Campe (Greek) - Dragon-human-scorpion hybrid
• Camulatz (Mayan) - A bird that ate the heads of the first men
• Candileja (Colombian) - Spectral, fiery hag
• Canaima (Guyanese) - Were-jaguar
• Canotila (Lakota) - Little people and tree spirits
• Caoineag (Scottish) - Death spirit (a specific type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe)
• Capa (Lakota) - Beaver spirit
• Căpcăun (Romanian) - Large, monstrous humanoid
• Carbuncle (Latin America) - A small creature with a jewel on its head
• Catoblepas (Medieval Bestiary) - Scaled buffalo-hog hybrid
• Cat Sidhe (Scottish) - Fairy cat
• Cilophyte or Cecaelia - Modern term for mermaid-like, human-octopus hybrid
• Ceffyl Dŵr (Welsh) - Malevolent water horse
• Centaur (Greek) - Human-horse hybrid
• Cerastes (Greek) - Extremely flexible, horned snake
• Cerberus (Greek) - Three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld
• Cercopes (Greek) - Mischievous forest spirit
• Cericopithicus (Medieval Bestiary) - Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates
• Ceryneian Hind (Greek) - Hind with golden antlers and bronze or brass hooves
• Cetan (Lakota) - Hawk spirit
• Chakora (Hindu) - Lunar bird
• Chamrosh (Persian) - Dog-bird hybrid
• Chaneque (Aztec) - Little people and nature spirits
• Changeling (European) - Non-human humanoid child (fairy, elf, troll, etc.) substituted for a kidnapped human child
• Charybdis (Greek) - Sea monster in the form of a giant mouth
• Chep i (Narragansett) - Ancestral spirit that instructs tribe members
• Cherufe (Mapuche) - Volcano-dwelling monster
• Chibaiskweda (Abenaki) - Ghost of an improperly buried person
• Chichevache (Medieval folklore) - Human-faced cow that feeds on good women
• Chickcharney (Bahamian) - Bird-mammal hybrid
• Chimbwe (hyena) in Tumbuka (an ethnic group living in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania) mythology
• Chimaera (Greek) - Lion-goat-snake hybrid
• Chind i (Navajo) - Vengeful ghosts that cause dust devils
• Chinthe (Burmese) - Temple-guarding feline, similar to Chinese Shi and Japanese Shisa
• Chitaul i (Zulu) - Human-lizard hybrid
• Chōchinobake (Japanese) - Animated paper lantern
• Chollima (Korean) - Supernaturally fast horse
• Chonchon (Mapuche) - Disembodied, flying head
• Choorile (Guyanese) - Ghost of a woman that died in childbirth
• Chromand i (Medieval Bestiary) - Hairy savages with dog teeth
• Chrysaor (Greek) - Son of the gorgon Medusa, imaged as a giant or a winged boar
• Chrysomallus (Greek mythology) - Golden haired winged ram
• Chukwa (Hindu) - Giant turtle that supports the world
• Chure l (Hindu) - Vampiric, female ghost
• Ciguapa (Dominican Republic) - Malevolent seductress
• Cihuateteo (Aztec) - Ghosts of women that died in childbirth
• Cikavac (Serbian) - Bird that serves its owner
• Cinnamon bird (Medieval Bestiaries) - Giant bird that makes its nest out of cinnamon
• Cipactl i (Aztec) - Sea monster, crocodile-fish hybrid
• Cirein cròin (Scottish) - Sea serpent
• Cluricaun (Irish) - Leprechaun-like Little people that are permanently drunk
• Coblynau (Welsh) - Little people and mine spirits
• Cockatrice (Medieval Bestiaries) - Chicken-lizard hybrid
• Cofgod (English) - Old English term meaning "cove-god"
• Colo Colo (Mapuche) - Rat-bird hybrid that can shapeshift into a serpent
• Corycian nymphs (Greek) - Nymph of the Corycian Cave
• Cretan Bul l (Greek) - Monstrous bull
• Crinaeae (Greek) - Fountain nymph
• Criosphinx (Ancient Egypt) - Ram-headed sphinx
• Crocotta (Medieval Bestiaries) - Monstrous dog-wolf
• The Cu Bird (Mexican) - El Pájaro Cu is a bird.
• Cuco (Latin America) - Bogeyman
• Cucuy (Latin America) - Malevolent spirit
• Cuegle (Cantabrian) - Monstrous, three-armed humanoid
• Cuélebre (Asturian and Cantabrian) - Dragon
• Curupira (Tupi) - Nature spirit
• Cu Sith (Scottish) - Gigantic fairy dog
• Cŵn Annwn (Welsh) - Underworld hunting dogs
• Cyclops (Greek) - One-eyed giants
• Cyhyraeth (Welsh) - Death spirit
• Cynocephalus (Medieval Bestiaries) - Dog-headed humanoid
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• Dacty l (Greek) - Little people and smith and healing spirits
• Daemon (Greek) - Incorporeal spirit
• Daidarabotch i (Japanese) - Giant responsible for creating many geographical features in Japan
• Daitengu (Japanese) - The most powerful class of tengu, each of whom lives on a separate mountain
• Daitya (Hindu) - Giant
• Danava (Hindu) - Water demon
• Daphnaie (Greek) - Laurel tree nymph
• Datsue-ba (Japanese) - Old woman who steals clothes from the souls of the dead
• Dark ange l (Swedish mythology Swedish) - An angel who fell from heaven and lost its magical glow.
• Dead Sea Apes (Islamic) - Human tribe turned into apes for ignoring Moses' message
• Deer Woman (Native American) - Human-deer hybrid
• Deity (Global) - Preternatural or supernatural being
• Demigod (Global) - Half human, half god.
• Demon (Global) - Malevolent spirit
• Dhampir (Balkans) - Hybrid between a human and a vampire
• Diao Si Gu i (Chinese) - Hanged ghost
• Dilong (Chinese) - Earth dragon
• Dip (Catalan) - Demonic and vampiric dog
• Di Penates (Roman) - House spirit
• Dipsa (Medieval Bestiaries) - Extremely poisonous snake
• Dirawong (Australian Aboriginal) - Goanna spirit
• Di sma undar jord i (Gotland) - Little people and nature spirits
• Diwata (Philippine) - Tree spirit
• Dobhar-chu (Irish) - Dog-fish hybrid
• Do-gakw-ho-wad (Abenaki) - Little people
• Dokkaeb i (Korean) - Grotesque, horned humanoids
• Dökkálfar (Norse) - Male ancestral spirits
• Dola (Slavic) - Tutelary and fate spirit
• Domovo i (Slavic) - House spirit
• Doppelgänger (German) - Ghostly double
• Drac (Catalan) - Lion or bull-faced dragon
• Drac (French) - Winged sea serpent
• Drakaina (Greek) - Dragons depicted with female characteristics
• Dragon (Many cultures worldwide) - Fire-breathing and winged (normally)
• Dragon turtle (Chinese) - Giant turtle with dragon-like head
• Draugr (Norse) - Undead
• Drekavac (Slavic) - Restless ghost of an unbaptised child
• Drop Bear (Australian) Large carnivorous koala that hunts by dropping on its prey from trees
• Drow (Scottish) - Cavern spirit
• Drude (German) - Possessing demon
• Druk (Bhutanese) - Dragon
• Dryad (Greek) - Tree nymph
• Duende (Spanish) - Little people and forest spirits
• Duergar (English) - Malevolent little people
• Dullahan (Irish) - Headless death spirit
• Duwende (Philippine) - Little people, some are house spirits, others nature spirits
• Dvergr (Norse) - Subterranean little people smiths
• Dvorovo i (Slavic) - Courtyard spirit
• Dwar f (Germanic) - Little people nature spirits
• Dybbuk (Jewish) - A spirit (sometimes the soul of a wicked deceased) that possesses the living.
• Dzee-dzee-bon-da (Abenaki) - Hideous monster
• Dzunukwa (Kwakwaka'wakw) - Child-eating hag
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• Each Uisge (Scottish) – Malevolent water horse
• Eachy (English and Scottish) – Humanoid lake monster
• Eagle Spiri t (Many cultures worldwide) – Leadership or guidance totem
• Ebu Gogo (Flores) – Diminutive humanoids, possibly inspired by Homo floresiensis
• Echeneis (Medieval Bestiaries) – Remora, said to attach to ships to slow them down
• Edimmu (Sumerian) – Ghosts of those not buried properly
• Egbere (Yoruba) – Humanoid that carries a magical mat
• Einherjar (Norse) – Spirits of brave warriors
• Ekek (Philippine) – Flesh-eating, winged humanoids
• Elbow Witch (Ojibwa) – Hags with awls in their elbows
• Eldjötnar (Norse) – Fire giant
• Eleionomae (Greek) – Marsh nymph
• Elementa l (Alchemy) – Personification of one of the Classical elements
• ‘ Elepaio (Hawaiian) – Monarch flycatcher spirit that guides canoe-builders to the proper trees
• Elf (Germanic) – Nature and fertility spirit
• Eloko (Central Africa) – Little people and malevolent nature spirits
• Emela-ntouka (Central Africa) – Gigantic, elephant-killing beast
• Emere (Yoruba) – Child that can move back and forth between the material world and the afterlife at will
• Emim (Jewish) – Giant
• Empusa (Greek) – Female demon that waylays travelers and seduces and kills men
• Encantado (Brazilian) – Dolphin-human shapeshifter
• Enchanted Moor (Portuguese) – Enchanted princesses
• Enfield (Heraldic) – Fox-greyhound-lion-wolf-eagle hybrid
• Enkō (Japanese) – Kappa of Shikoku and western Honshū
• Epimeliad (Greek) – Apple tree nymph
• Erchitu (Sardinia) - Ox-human, wereox
• Er Gu i (Chinese) – Hungry ghost
• Erinyes (Greek) – possibly winged spirits of vengeance or justice. Also known as Furies.
• Erlking (Germanic) – Death spirit
• Erymanthian Boar (Greek) – Giant boar
• Ethiopian Pegasus (Medieval Bestiaries) – Two-horned, winged horse
• Ettin (English) – Three-headed giant
• Eurynomos (Greek) – Blue-black, carrion-eater in the underworld
• Ewah (Cherokee) - Human-cougar hybrid
• Ežerinis (Lithuanian) – Lake spirit
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• Fachen (Irish and Scottish) - Monster with half a body
• Fairy (Many cultures worldwide) - Nature spirits
• Familiar (English) - Animal servant
• Far darrig (Irish) - Little people that constantly play pranks
• Faun (Roman) - Human-goat hybrid nature spirit
• Fear gorta (Irish) - Hunger ghost
• Feathered Serpen t - Mesoamerican dragon
• Fenghuang (Chinese) - Rooster-swallow-fowl-snake-goose-tortoise-stag-fish hybrid
• Fenodyree (Manx) - House spirit
• Fenris (Norse) - Gigantic, ravenous wolf
• Fetch (Irish) - Double or doppelgänger
• Fex t (Slavic) - Undead
• Finfolk (Orkney) - Fish-human hybrid that kidnaps humans for servants
• Fir Bolg (Irish) - Ancestral race
• Fire Bird (Many cultures worldwide) - Regenerative, solar bird
• Firedrake (Germanic) - Dragon
• Fish-man (Cantabrian) - Amphibious, scaled humanoid
• Fomorian (Irish) - Goat-headed giant
• Forest Bul l (Medieval Bestiaries) - Giant, red cattle with swiveling horns
• Freybug - Norfolk black dog
• Fuath (Celtic) - Malevolent water spirit
• Fucanglong (Chinese) - Underworld dragon
• Funayūre i (Japanese) - Ghosts of people who drowned at sea
• Furu-utsubo (Japanese) - Animated jar
• Futakuchi-onna (Japanese) - Woman with a second mouth on the back of her head
• Fylgja (Scandinavian) - Animal familiar
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• Gaasyendietha (Seneca) - Dragon
• Gagana (Russian) - Bird with iron beak and copper talons
• Gak i (Japanese) - Ghosts of especially greedy people
• Gallu (Mesopotamian) - Underworld demons
• Galtzagorriak (Basque) - Diminutive, demonic servants
• Gamayun (Russian) - Prophetic bird with human head
• Gana (Hindu) - Attendants of Shiva
• Gancanagh (Irish) - Male fairy that seduces human women
• Gandaberunda (Hindu) - Double-headed bird
• Gandharva (Hindu) - Male nature spirits, often depicted as part human, part animal
• Gargouille (French) - Water dragon
• Garmr (Norse) - Giant, ravenous hound
• Garuda (Hindu) - Human-eagle hybrid
• Gashadokuro (Japanese) - Giant, malevolent skeletons
• Gaueko (Basque) - Wolf capable of walking upright
• Ged (Heraldic) - The fish pike
• Gegenees (Greek) - Six-armed giant
• Genie (Arabian) - Elemental spirit
• Genius loc i (Roman) - Spirit that protects a specific place
• German (Slavic) - Male spirit associated with bringing rain and hail
• Geryon (Greek) - Giant with three heads, six arms, three torsos and (in some sources) six legs
• Ghillie Dhu (Scottish) - Tree guardian
• Ghos t - Disembodied spirits, specifically of those that have died
• Ghou l (Arabian) - Earth genie. Also a shapeshifting desert anthropophagus
• Giant (mythology)
• Giant animal (mythology)
• Gichi-anami'e-bizhiw (Ojibwa) - Bison-snake-bird-cougar hybrid and water spirit
• Gidim (Sumerian) - Ghost
• Gigantes (Greek) - Race of giants that fought the Olympian gods, sometimes depicted with snake-legs
• Gigelorum (Scottish) - Smallest animal
• Girtablilu (Akkadian) - Human-scorpion hybrid
• Gjenganger (Scandinavian) - Corporeal ghost
• Glaistig (Scottish) - Human-goat hybrid
• Glashtyn (Manx) - Malevolent water horse
• Gnome (Alchemy) - Diminutive Earth elemental
• Goblin (Medieval) - Grotesque, mischievous little people
• God (Christian) - All powerful diety.
• Gog (English) - Giant protector of London
• Gold-digging an t (Medieval Bestiaries) - Dog-sized ant that digs for gold in sandy areas
• Golem (Jewish) - Animated construct
• Gorgades (Medieval Bestiary) - Hairy humanoid
• Gorgon (Greek) - Fanged, snake-haired humanoids that turn anyone who sees them into stone
• Goryō (Japanese) - Vengeful ghosts, usually of martyrs
• Gremlin (Folklore) - Goblins that sabotage airplanes
• Griffin (Heraldic) - Lion-eagle hybrid
• Grigor i (Christian) - Fallen angels
• Grim (English and Scandinavian) - Tutelary spirits of churches
• Grindylow (English) - Malevolent water spirit
• Grine (Moroccan) - Genie duplicate of a person. Lives in a parallel world
• Gualichu (Mapuche) - Malevolent spirit
• Gud-elim (Akkadian) - Human-bull hybrid
• Guhin (Japanese) - Anthropomorphic bird
• Gui Po (Chinese) - Ghost that manifests as an old woman
• Gui Shu (Chinese) - Ghostly tree that confuses travelers by moving
• Gulon (Germanic) - Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid
• Gumiho (Korean mythology)- A demon fox with thousands of tails. Believed to possess an army of spirits and magic
in its tails.
• Gwyllg i (Welsh) - black dog
• Gwyllion (Welsh) - Malevolent spirit
• Gyascutus (American folklore) - Four-legged herbivore
• Gytrash (Lincolnshire and Yorkshire) - black dog
• Gyūk i (Japanese) - Bull-headed monster
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• Habrok (Norse) - the "best" hawk
• Hadhayosh (Persian) - Gigantic land animal
• Haetae (Korean) - Dog-lion hybrid
• Hag (Many cultures worldwide) - Wizened old woman, usually a malevolent spirit with this specific form, or a
goddess in disguise
• Haietlik (Nuu-chah-nulth) - Water serpent
• Hai-ur i (Khoikhoi) - Male, anthropophagous, partially invisible monster
• Hakutaku (Japanese) - Talking beast which handed down knowledge on harmful spirits
• Hākutur i (Māori) - Nature guardian
• Half-elf (Norse) - Hybrid of a human and an elf
• Haltija (Finnish) - Spirit that protects a specific place
• Hamadryad (Greek) - Oak tree nymph
• Hamingja (Scandinavian) - Personal protection spirit
• Hamsa (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) - Mystical bird
• Hanau epe (Rapa Nui) - Long-eared humanoid
• Hantu Air (Malay) - Shapeshifting water spirit
• Hantu Demon (Philippine) - Demon
• Hantu Raya (Malay) - Demonic servant
• Harionago (Japanese) - Humanoid female with barbed, prehensile hair
• Harpy (Greek) - Death spirit with the form of a bird with a human head
• Haugbu i (Norse) - Undead who cannot leave its burial mound
• Havsrå (Norse) - Saltwater spirit
• Headless Mule (Brazilian) - Fire-spewing, headless, spectral mule
• Hecatonchires (Greek) - Primordial giants with 100 hands and fifty heads
• Heikegan i (Japanese) - Crabs with human-faced shells, the spirits of the warriors killed in the Battle of Dan-no-ura
• Heinzelmännchen (German) - Household spirit
• Helead (Greek) - Fen nymph
• Hellhound (Many cultures worldwide) - Dog from underworld
• Hercinia (Medieval Bestiaries) - Glowing bird
• Herensuge (Basque) - Dragon
• Hesperides (Greek) - Nymph daughters of Atlas
• Hiderigam i (Japanese) - Drought spirit
• Hieracosphinx (Ancient Egypt) - Falcon-headed sphinx
• Hih i (Japanese) - Baboon monster
• Hiis i (Finnish) - Nature guardian
• Hippocamp (Etruscan, Greek, and Phoenician) - Horse-fish hybrid
• Hippogrif f (Medieval Bestiaries) - Hybrid of a griffin and horse, that is a lion-eagle-horse hybrid
• Hippopodes (Medieval Bestiary) - Horse-hoofed humanoid
• Hircocervus (Medieval Bestiary) - Deer-goat hybrid
• Hitodama (Japanese) - Ghosts of the newly dead, which take the form of fireballs
• Hitotsume-kozō (Japanese) - One-eyed child-like spirit
• Hob (English) - House spirit
• Hobbididance (English) - Malevolent spirit
• Hobgoblin (Medieval) - Friendly or amusing goblin
• Hodag (Native American) - part frog, part mammoth, part lizard, from Native American mythology
• Hokhokw (Kwakiutl) - a bird
• Hōkō (Japanese) - Dog-like tree spirit from China
• Homa (Persian) - Eagle-lion hybrid, similar to a griffin
• Hombre Caiman (Colombian) - Human-alligator hybrid
• Hombre Gato (Latin America) - Human-cat hybrid
• Homunculus (Alchemy) - Diminutive, animated construct
• Hō-ō (Japanese) - Rooster-swallow-fowl-snake-goose-tortoise-stag-fish hybrid
• Hoopoe - A near passerine bird common to Africa and Eurasia that features in many mythologies in those continents
• Horned Serpen t (Native American) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Hotoke (Japanese) - Deceased person
• Hour i (Islamic) - Heavenly beings
• Hraesvelg (Norse) - a giant, who in eagle form, creates the wind by beating his wings
• Hrímþursar (Norse) - Frost Giant
• Huaychivo (Mayan) - Human-deer hybrid
• Hugin and Munin (Norse) - Thought and Memory; a pair of ravens associated with the Norse god Odin
• Huldra (Scandinavian) - Forest spirit
• Huli jing (Chinese) - Nine-tailed fox spirit
• Huma (Persian) - Regenerative fire bird
• Humbaba (Akkadian) - Lion-faced giant
• Hundun (Chinese) - Chaos spirit
• Hupia (Taíno) - Nocturnal ghost
• Hyakume (Japanese) - Creature with a hundred eyes
• Hydra (Greek) - Multi-headed water serpent/dragon
• Hydros (Medieval Bestiary) - Snake whose poison causes the victim to swell up
• Hydrus (Medieval Bestiary) - Snake from the Nile River that would kill crocodiles from the inside
• Hyōsube (Japanese) - Hair-covered kappa
• Hypnalis (Medieval Bestiary) - Snake that kills its victims in their sleep
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• Iannic-ann-ôd (Breton) - Ghost of a drowned person
• Iara (Brazilian) - Female water spirit
• Ibong Adarna (Philippine) - Bird that changes color each time it finishes a song
• Ichchhadhari Nag (Hindu) - shape-shifting venomous snakes
• Ichimoku-nyūdō (Japanese) - One-eyed kappa from Sado Island
• Ichiren-Bozu (Japanese) - Animated prayer beads
• Ichneumon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Dragon-killing animal
• Ichthyocentaur (Greek) - Human-fish hybrid
• Iele (Romanian) - Female nature spirits
• Ifri t (Arabian) - Fire genie
• Ijiraq (Inuit) - Spirit that kidnaps children
• Ikiryō (Japanese) - can be considered a 'living ghost', as it is a person's spirit outside their body
• Ikuch i (Japanese) - Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil
• Iku-Turso (Finnish) - Sea monster
• Il-Belliegħa (Maltese) - Malevolent well spirit
• Imp (Medieval) - Diminutive, demonic servant
• Impundulu (Southern Africa) - Avian, vampiric lightning spirit
• Imug i (Korean) - Flightless, dragon-like creatures (sometimes thought of as proto-dragons)
• Inapertwa (Aboriginal) - Simple organisms, used by creator-gods to make everything else
• Incubus (Medieval folklore) - Male night-demon and rapist
• Indrik (Russian) - One-horned horse-bull hybrid
• Indus Worm (Medieval Bestiaries) - Giant, white, carnivorous worm
• Inkanyamba (Zulu) - Horse-headed serpent
• Inugam i (Japanese) - Dog spirit
• Ipotane (Greek) - Horse-human hybrid, two-legged (as opposed to the four-legged centaur)
• Ippon-datara (Japanese) - One-legged mountain spirit
• Iratxoak (Basque) - Diminutive, demonic servants
• Irin (Jewish) - Fallen angels
• Ishigaq (Inuit) - Little people
• Island Satyr (Medieval Bestiaries) - Savage human-goat hybrid from a remote island chain
• Isonade (Japanese) - Shark-like sea monster
• Ittan-momen (Japanese) - Ghostly aerial phenomenon that attacks people
• Iwana-bōzu (Japanese) - Char which appeared as a Buddhist monk
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• Jack-In-Irons (English) - Malevolent giant
• Jaculus (Medieval Bestiaries) - Winged serpent or small dragon
• Jasconius (Medieval folklore) - Island-sized fish
• Jasy Jatere i (Guaraní) - Nature guardian and bogeyman
• Jatayu (Hindu mythology) - A demi-god who has the form of a vulture
• Jaud (Slavic) - Vampirised premature baby
• Jenglo t (Java) - Vampiric little people
• Jengu (Sawa) - Water spirit
• Jenti l (Basque) - Megalith-building giant
• Jenu (Mi'kmaq) - Anthropophagous giant
• Jerf f (Swedish) - Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid
• Jersey Devi l - Demonic dragon that was given birth to by an American living in New Jersey
• Jian (Chinese) - One-eyed, one-winged bird who requires a mate for survival
• Jiang Sh i (Chinese) - Life-draining, reanimated corpse
• Jiaolong (Chinese) - Dragon
• Jibakure i (Japanese) - Spirit that protects a specific place
• Jievaras (Lithuanian) - House spirit
• Jikinink i (Japanese) - Corpse-eating ghost
• Jiufeng (Chinese) - a nine-headed bird worshiped by ancient natives in Hubei Province.
• Jiu tou niao (Chinese) - Nine-headed, demonic bird
• Jogah (Iroquois) - Little people nature spirit
• Jörmungandr (Norse) - Sea serpent
• Jorōgumo (Japanese) - Spider woman
• Jota i (Japanese) - Animated folding screen cloth
• Jötunn (Norse) - Gigantic nature spirits
• Jujak (Korean) - A bird
• Jumbee (Guyanese) - Malevolent spirit
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• Kabouter (Dutch) - Little people that live underground, in mushrooms, or as house spirits
• Kachina (Hopi and Puebloan) - Nature spirit
• Kahaku (Japanese) - Little people and water spirits
• Kajsa (Scandinavian) - Wind spirit
• Kalakeyas (Hindu) - Descendents of Kala
• Kallikantzaro i (Greek) - Grotesque, malevolent spirit
• Kamaitach i (Japanese) - Wind spirit
• Kam i (Japanese) - Nature spirit
• Kamikir i (Japanese) - Hair-cutting spirit
• Kanbari-nyūdō (Japanese) - Bathroom spirit
• Kanbo (Japanese) - Drought spirit
• Kanedama (Japanese) - Money spirit
• Kanglasha (Manipuri) - Dog/Wolf like creature with horns
• Kappa (Japanese) - Little people and water spirits
• Kapre (Philippine) - Malevolent tree spirit
• Karakoncolos (Bulgarian and Turkish) - Troublesome spirit
• Karakura (Turkish) - Male night-demon
• Karasu-tengu (Japanese) - Tengu with a bird's bill
• Karkadann (Persian) - One-horned giant animal
• Karkinos (Greek) - Giant crab
• Karura (Japanese) - Eagle-human hybrid
• Karzełek (Polish) - Little people and mine spirits
• Kasa-obake (Japanese) - Animated parasol
• Kasha (Japanese) - Cat-like demon which descends from the sky and carries away corpses
• Kashanbo (Japanese) - Kappa who climb into the mountains for the winter
• Katawa-guruma (Japanese) - Woman riding on a flaming wheel
• Katsura-otoko (Japanese) - Handsome man from the moon
• Kaukas (Lithuanian) - Nature spirit
• Kawa-uso (Japanese) - Supernatural river otter
• Kawa-zaru (Japanese) - Smelly, cowardly water spirit
• Keelu t (Inuit) - Hairless dog
• Kee-wakw (Abenaki) - Anthropophagous giant
• Kekka i (Japanese) - Amorphous afterbirth spirit
• Kelpie (Irish and Scottish) - Malevolent water horse
• Ker (Greek) - Female death spirit
• Kesaran-pasaran (Japanese) - Mysterious, white, fluffy creature
• Keukegen (Japanese) - Disease spirit
• Keythong (Heraldic) - Wingless griffin
• Khalkotauro i (Greek) - Bronze-hoofed bulls
• Kigatilik (Inuit) - Night-demon
• Kijimunaa (Japanese) - Tree sprite from Okinawa
• Kijo (Japanese) - She-devil
• Kikimora (Slavic) - Female house spirit
• Killmoulis (English and Scottish) - Ugly, mischievous mill spirit
• Kinnara (Hindu) - Human-bird hybrid
• Kin-u (Japanese) - a bird
• Kirin (Japanese) - Japanese Unicorn
• Kish i (Angola) - Malevolent, two-faced seducer
• Kitsune (Japanese) - Fox spirit
• Kitsune-Tsuk i (Japanese) - Person possessed by a fox spirit
• Kiyohime (Japanese) - Woman who transformed into a serpent-demon out of the rage of unrequited love
• Klabautermann (German) - Ship spirit
• Knocker (folklore) (Cornish and Welsh) - Little people and mine spirits
• Knucker (English) - Water dragon
• Kobalos (Greek) - Shape-shifting thieves and tricksters
• Kobold (German) - Little people and mine or house spirits
• Kodama (Japanese) - Tree spirit
• Kofewal t (Germanic) - House spirit
• Ko-gok (Abenaki) - Hideous monster
• Kokakuchō (Japanese) - Ubume bird
• Komainu (Japanese) - Protective animal
• Konaki-Jiji i (Japanese) - Infant that cries until it is picked up, then increases its weight and crushes its victim
• Kongamoto (Congo) - Flying creature
• Konoha-tengu (Japanese) - Anthropomorphic bird
• Koro-pok-guru (Ainu) - Little people
• Korrigan (Breton) - Little people and nature spirits
• Kraken (Scandinavian) - Sea monster
• Krasnoludek (Slavic) - Little people nature spirits
• Krasue (Southeast Asian) - Vampiric, floating head
• Kuarahy Jára (Guaraní) - Forest spirit
• Kubikajir i (Japanese) - Female corpse-chewing graveyard spirit
• Kuchisake-onna (Japanese) - Vengeful ghost of a woman mutilated by her husband
• Kuda-gitsune (Japanese) - Miniature fox spirit
• Kudan (Japanese) - Human-faced calf which predicts a calamity and then dies
• Ku i (Chinese) - One-legged monster
• Kulshedra (Albanian) - Drought-causing dragon
• Kumakatok (Philippine) - Death spirits
• Kumiho (Korean) - Fox spirit
• Kun (Chinese) - Giant fish
• Kupua (Hawaiian) - Shapeshifting tricksters
• Kurabokko (Japanese) - Guardian spirit of a warehouse
• Kurage-no-hinotama (Japanese) - Jellyfish which floats through the air as a fireball
• Kurma (Hindu mythology) - the second avatar of Vishnu in the form of a Turtle
• Kurup i (Guaraní) - Wild man and fertility spirit
• Kushtaka (Tlingit) - Shapeshifting otter spirit
• Kwakwakalanooksiwae (Kwakiutl) - a bird
• Kwame ([Ghanan religion]) - A giggling spirit of the night who kidnaps babies and has sex with livestock.
• Kye-ryong (Korean) - Chicken-lizard hybrid
• Kyourinrin (Japanese) - Animated scroll or paper
• Kyūbi-no-kitsune (Japanese) - Nine-tailed fox
• Kyūketsuk i (Japanese) - Vampire
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• La-bar-tu (Assyrian) - Disease demon
• Labbu (Akkadian) - Sea snake
• Lady midday (Slavic) - Sunstroke spirit
• Ladon (Greek) - Dragon guarding the golden apples of the Hesperides
• Laelaps (Greek) - Enchanted dog that always caught his prey
• Laestrygonians (Greek) - Anthropophagic giants
• Lakanica (Slavic) - Field spirit
• Lake monster (Worldwide) - Gigantic animals reputed to inhabit various lakes around the world
• La Llorona (Latin America) - Death spirit associated with drowning
• Lamassu (Akkadian and Sumerian) - Protective spirit with the form of a winged bull or lion with a human head
• Lambton Worm (English) - Giant worm
• Lamia (Greek) - Child-devouring monster
• Lamiak (Basque) - Water spirit with bird feet
• La Mojana (Colombian) - Shapeshifting, female water spirit
• Lampades (Greek) - Underworld nymph
• Landvættir (Norse) - Nature spirits
• Lares (Roman) - House spirit
• La Sayona (Venezuela) - Female ghost that punishes unfaithful husbands
• La Tunda (Colombian) - Nature spirit that seduces and kills men
• Laukų dvasios (Lithuanian) - Field spirit
• Lauma (Baltic) - Sky spirit
• Lavellan (Scottish) - Gigantic water rat
• Leanan sidhe (Celtic) - Fairy lover
• Leanashe (Irish) - Possessing spirit or vampire
• Leimakids (Greek) - Meadow nymph
• Leokampo i (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed lion
• Leontophone (Medieval Bestiary) - Tiny animal poisonous to lions
• Leprechaun (Irish) - Cobbler spirit
• Lesz i (Slavic) - Tree spirit
• Leuce (Greek) - White poplar tree nymph
• Leucrota (Medieval Bestiary) - Hybrid of a lion and crocotta
• Leviathan (Jewish) - Sea monster, as seen in Job 41
• Leyak (Balinese) - Anthropophagous flying head with entrails
• Libyan Aegipanes (Medieval Bestiaries) - Human-horse hybrid
• Libyan Satyr (Medieval Bestiaries) - Human-goat hybrid
• Lidérc (Hungary) - Magical chicken that transforms into a humanoid
• Lightning Bird (Southern Africa) - Magical bird that can be found at sites of lightning strikes
• Likho (Slavic) - One-eyed hag or goblin
• Lilin (Jewish) - Night-demoness
• Lilitu (Assyrian) - Winged demon
• Limnades (Greek) - Lake nymph
• Lindworm (Germanic) - Dragon
• Ljósálfar (Norse) - Sunlight spirit
• Llamhigyn Y Dwr (Welsh) - Frog-bat-lizard hybrid
• Lo-lo l (Abenaki) - Hideous monster
• Lóng - Chinese dragon
• Longana (Italian) - Female human-goat hybrid and water spirit
• Long Ma (Chinese) - Dragon-horse hybrid
• Loogaroo (French America) - Shapeshifting, female vampire
• Lou Carcolh (French) - Snake-mollusk hybrid
• Lubber fiend (English) - House spirit
• Luduan (Chinese) - Truth-detecting animal
• Luison (Guaraní) - Death spirit
• Lynn Dooms (Belgian) - Unicorn with magical singing power, she could kill humans when she started to sing
• Lutin (French) - Amusing goblin
• Lynx (Medieval Bestiaries) - Feline guide spirit
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• Maa-alused (Estonian mythology) - Subterranean spirit
• Machlyes (Medieval bestiaries) - Hermaphroditic humanoid
• Macrocephal i (Medieval bestiaries) - Giant-headed humanoid
• Madremonte (Colombian folklore) - Nature guardian
• Maero (Māori) - Savage, arboreal humanoids
• Magog (English folklore) - Giant protector of London
• Maha-pudma (Hindu mythology) - Giant elephant that holds up the world
• Mairu (Basque mythology) - Megalith-building giant
• Mājas gar i (Latvian mythology) - Benevolent house spirit
• Makara (Indian mythology) - Aquatic beings
• Makura-gaesh i (Japanese mythology) - Pillow-moving spirit
• Mami Wata (Africa and the African diaspora) - Supernaturally beautiful water spirits
• Mananangga l (Philippine mythology) - Vampires that sever their torsos from their legs to fly around
• Mand i (Medieval bestiaries) - Humanoid with a forty-year lifespan
• Mandrake (Medieval folklore) - Diminutive, animated construct
• Manes (Roman mythology) - Ancestral spirits
• Mannegish i (Cree) -Little people with six fingers and no noses
• Manticore (Persian mythology) - Lion-human-scorpion hybrid
• Mapinguar i (Brazilian mythology) - Giant sloth
• Mara (Scandinavian folklore) - Female night-demon
• Marabbecca (Italian folklore) - Malevolent water spirit
• Mareikura (Tuamotu) - Attendant of Kiho-tumu, the supreme god
• Mares of Diomedes (Greek mythology) - Man-eating horses
• Marid (Arabian mythology) - Jinn associated with open waters of the seas and oceans
• Maro deivės (Lithuanian mythology) - Disease spirits
• Maski-mon-gwe-zo-os (Abenaki mythology) - Shapeshifting toad spirit
• Matago t (French mythology) - Spirit that takes animal form, usually a black cat
• Matsya (Hindu mythology) - first Avatar of Vishnu in the form of a half-fish and half-man
• Mayura (Hindu mythology) - Peacock spirit
• Mazikeen (Jewish mythology) - Invisible, malevolent spirit
• Mbói Tu' ĩ (Guaraní mythology) - Snake-parrot hybrid
• Mbwir i (Central Africa) - Possessing demon
• Meliae (Greek mythology) - Ash tree nymph
• Melusine (Medieval folklore) - Female water spirit, with the form of a winged mermaid or serpent
• Menehune (Hawaiian mythology) - Little people and craftsmen
• Menninkäinen (Finnish mythology) - Little people and nature spirits
• Merlion (Singapore) - Combination of a lion and a fish, the symbol of Singapore
• Mermaid (multiple cultures) - Human-fish hybrid
• Merrow (Irish mythology and Scottish) - Human-fish hybrid
• Metee-kolen-o l (Abenaki mythology) - Ice-hearted wizards
• Mim i (Australian Aboriginal mythology) - Extremely elongated humanoid that has to live in rock crevasses to avoid
blowing away
• Minka Bird (Australian Aboriginal mythology) - Death spirit
• Minokawa (Philippine) - a giant swallow
• Minotaur (Greek mythology) - Human-bull hybrid
• Mishibizhiw (Ojibwa) - Feline water spirit
• Misi-ginebig (Ojibwa) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Misi-kinepikw (Cree) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Mizuch i (Japanese mythology) - Water dragon
• Mogwa i (Chinese mythology) - Vengeful ghost or demon
• Mohan (Latin American folklore) - Nature spirit
• Moko i (Australian Aboriginal mythology) - Malevolent spirit that kills sorcerers
• Moñá i (Guaraní mythology) - Giant snake with antennae
• Monocerus (Medieval bestiaries) - One-horned stag-horse-elephant-boar hybrid, sometimes treated as distinct from
the unicorn
• Mono Grande (South America) - Giant monkey
• Monopod (Medieval bestiaries) - Dwarf with one giant foot
• Mooinjer veggey (Manx folklore) - Nature spirit
• Mora (Slavic mythology) - Disembodied spirit
• Morgens (Breton and Welsh mythology) - Water spirits
• Morinji-no-okama (Japanese mythology) - Animated tea kettle
• Mormolykeia (Greek) - Underworld spirit
• Moro i (Romanian) - Vampiric ghost
• Moss people (Continental Germanic mythology) - Little people and tree spirits
• Mujina (Japanese mythology) - Shapeshifting badger spirit
• Muldjewangk (Australian Aboriginal mythology) - Water monster
• Muma Păduri i (Romanian folklore) - Forest-dwelling hag
• Muscalie t (Medieval bestiaries) - Extremely hot hare-squirrel-boar hybrid
• Muse (Greek mythology) - Spirits that inspire artists
• Musimon (Heraldic) - Sheep-goat hybrid
• Myling (Scandinavian folklore) - Ghosts of unbaptized children
• Myrmecoleon (Medieval bestiaries) - Ant-lion hybrid
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Re: Complete listing

Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:13 pm

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• Nachzehrer (German) - Anthropophagous undead
• Nāga (Buddhist and Hindu) - Nature and water spirits, serpentine or human-serpent hybrids
• Naga fireballs (Thai) - Spectral fire
• Nagua l (Mesoamerica) - Human-animal shapeshifter
• Naiad (Greek) - Freshwater nymph
• Näkk i (Finnish) - Water spirit
• Namahage (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from the Oga Peninsula
• Namazu (Japanese) - Giant catfish whose thrashing causing earthquakes
• Nando-baba (Japanese) - Old woman who hides under the floor in abandoned storerooms
• Nanom-keea-po-da (Abenaki) - Earthquake spirit
• Napaeae (Greek) - Grotto nymph
• Narasimha (Hindu mythology) - Avatar of Vishnu in the form of half-man/half-lion
• Narecnits i (Slavic) - Fate spirit
• Naree Pons (Thai) - Pod people
• Nargun (Gunai) - Water monster
• Nasnas (Arabian) - Half-human, half-demon creature with half a body
• Nav ' (Slavic) - Ghost
• Nawao (Hawaiian) - Savage humanoid
• N-dam-keno-we t (Abenaki) - Fish-human hybrid
• Necromancer (Global) - An evildoer that summons dead people
• Negre t (Catalan) - Little people that turn into coins
• Nekomata (Japanese) - Split-tailed magical cat
• Nekomusume (Japanese) - Cat in the form of a girl
• Nemean Lion (Greek) - Lion with impenetrable skin
• Nephilim (Jewish) - Giant
• Nereid (Greek) - Nymph daughters of Nereus
• Ngen (Mapuche) - Nature spirit
• Nguruvilu (Mapuche) - Fox-like water snake
• Nian (Chinese) - Predatory animal
• Nightmarchers (Hawaiian) - Warrior ghosts
• Nikusu i (Japanese) - Monster which appears as a young woman and sucks all of the flesh off of its victim's body
• Nimerigar (Shoshone) - Aggressive little people
• Ningyo (Japanese) - Monkey-fish hybrid
• Ninki Nanka (Western Africa) - Large reptile, possibly a dragon
• Nisse (Scandinavian) - House spirit
• Níðhöggr (Norse) - Dragon
• Nivatakavachas (Hindu) - Ocean demon
• Nix (Germanic) - Female water spirit
• Nobusuma (Japanese) - Supernatural wall. Also a monstrous flying squirrel
• Nocnitsa (Slavic) - Nightmare spirit
• Noppera-bō (Japanese) - Faceless ghost
• Nozuch i (Japanese) - Small sea serpent
• Nuckelavee (Scottish) - Malevolent human-horse-fish hybrid
• Nue (Japanese) - Monkey-raccoon dog-tiger-snake hybrid
• Nu Gu i (Chinese) - Vengeful female ghost
• Nukekub i (Japanese) - Disembodied, flying head that attacks people
• Nuku-mai-tore (Māori) - Forest spirit
• Nul i (Medieval Bestiary) - Humanoid with backwards, eight-toed feet
• Numen (Roman) - Tutelary spirit
• Nuno (Philippine) - Malevolent little people
• Nuppeppo (Japanese) - Animated chuck of dead flesh
• Nurarihyon (Japanese) - Head-sized ball-like creature that floats in the sea and teases sailors
• Nure-onna (Japanese) - Female monster who appears on the beach
• Nurikabe (Japanese) - Spirit that manifests as an impassable, invisible wall
• Nyami Nyam i (Tonga (Zimbabwean) mythology) - The snake-spirit of the Zambezi River
• Nykštukas (Lithuanian) - Cavern spirit
• Nymph (Greek) - Nature spirit
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Re: Complete listing

Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:14 pm

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• Obake (Japanese) - Shapeshifting spirits
• Obambo (Central African) - Homeless ghost
• Obariyon (Japanese) - Spook which rides piggyback on a human victim and becomes unbearably heavy
• Obayifo (Ashanti) - Vampiric possession spirit
• Obia (West Africa) - Gigantic animal that serves witches
• Oceanid (Greek) - Nymph daughters of Oceanus
• Ode i (Basque) - Storm spirit
• Odmience (Slavic) - Changeling
• Og (Jewish) - Giant king of the Amorites
• Ogre (Medieval folklore) - Large, grotesque humanoid
• Oiwa (Japanese) - Ghost of a woman with a distorted face who was murdered by her husband
• Ojáncanu (Cantabrian) - Giant cyclops who embodies evil.
• Okiku (Japanese) - Plate-counting ghost of a servant girl
• Ōkub i (Japanese) - Death spirit
• Okuri-inu (Japanese) - Dog or wolf that follows travelers at night. Similar to the Black dog of English folklore
• Ole-Higue (Guyanese) - Vampiric hag who takes the form of a fireball at night
• Ōmukade (Japanese) - Giant, human-eating centipede that lives in the mountains
• On i (Japanese) - Large, grotesque humanoid
• Onib i (Japanese) - Spectral fire
• Onmorak i (Japanese) - Bird-demon created from the spirits of freshly dead corpses
• Onocentaur (Medieval Bestiaries) - Human-donkey hybrid
• Onoskelis (Greek) - Shapeshifting demon
• Onryō (Japanese) - Vengeful ghost that manifests in physical (rather than spectral) form
• Onza (Aztec and Latin American folklore) - Wild cat, possibly a subspecies of cougar
• Oozlum bird (Unknown origin) - Bird that flies backwards
• Ophiotaurus (Greek) - Bull-serpent hybrid
• Opinicus (Heraldic) - Lion-eagle hybrid, similar to a griffin, but with leonine forelimbs
• Orang Bunian (Malay) - Forest spirit
• Orang Minyak (Malay) - Spectral rapist
• Ördög (Hungarian) - Shapeshifting demon
• Oread (Greek) - Mountain nymph
• Ork (Tyrolean) - Little people and house spirits
• Orobas (European) - Horse-headed, honest oracle classed as a demon
• Orphan Bird (Medieval Bestiaries) - Peacock-eagle-swan-crane hybrid
• Orthrus (Greek) - Two-headed dog
• Otso (Finnish) - Bear spirit
• Ouroboros (Worldwide) - Mystic serpent/dragon that eats its own tail
• Ovinnik (Slavic) - Malevolent threshing house spirit
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Re: Complete listing

Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:15 pm

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• Paasselkä devils (Finnish) - Spectral fire
• Pamola (Abenaki) - Weather spirit
• Panes (Greek) - Human-goat hybrids descended from the god Pan
• Pand i (Medieval Bestiary) - Humanoid with giant ears, eight fingers and toes, and white hair
• Panis (Hindu) - Demons with herds of stolen cows
• Panlong (Chinese) - Water dragon
• Panott i (Medieval Bestiaries) - Humanoid with gigantic ears
• Panther (Medieval Bestiaries) - Feline with sweet breath
• Parandrus (Medieval Bestiaries) - Shapeshifting animal whose natural form was a large ruminant
• Pard (Medieval Bestiaries) - Fast, spotted feline believed to mate with lions to produce leopards
• Pardalokampo i (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed panther
• Patagon (Medieval folklore) - Giant race reputed to live in the area of Patagonia
• Patasola (Latin America) - Anthropophagous, one-legged humanoid
• Patupairehe (Māori) - White-skinned nature spirits
• Pech (Scottish) - Strong little people
• Pegaeae (Greek) - Spring nymph
• Pegasus (Greek) - Winged horse
• Pelesi t (Malay) - Servant spirit
• Peluda (French) - Dragon
• Penanggalan (Philippine) - Vampires that sever their heads from their bodies to fly around, usually with their
intestines or other internal organs trailing behind
• Peng (Chinese) - Giant bird
• Penghou (Chinese) - Tree spirit
• Per i (Persian) - Winged humanoid
• Peryton (Allegedly Medieval folklore) - Deer-bird hybrid
• Pesanta (Catalan) - Nightmare demon in the form of a cat or dog
• Peuchen (Chilota and Mapuche) - Vampiric, flying, shapeshifting serpent
• Phoenix (Phoenician) - Regenerative bird
• Piasa (Native American mythology) - Winged, antlered feline-like dragon
• Piatek (Armenian) - Large land animal
• Pictish Beas t (Pictish stones) - Stylistic animal, possibly a dragon
• Pillan (Mapuche) - Nature spirit
• Pim-skwa-wagen-owad (Abenaki) - Water spirit
• Piru (Finnish) - Minor demon
• Pishacha (Hindu) - Carrion-eating demon
• Pita-skog (Abenaki) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Pixie (Cornish) - Little people and nature spirits
• Pixiu (Chinese) - Winged lion
• Pi yao (Chinese) - Horned, dragon-lion hybrid
• Plakavac (Slavic) - Vampire created when a mother strangles her child
• Pok-wejee-men (Abenaki) - Tree spirit
• Polevik (Polish) - Little people and field spirits
• Pollo Maligno (Colombian) - Man-eating chicken spirit
• Polong (Malay) - Invisible servant spirit
• Poltergeis t (German) - Ghost that moves objects
• Pombero (Guaraní) - Wild man and nature spirit
• Ponatur i (Māori) - Grotesque, malevolent humanoid
• Pontianak (Malay) - Undead, vampiric women who died in childbirth
• Pouka i (Māori) - Giant bird
• Preta (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain) - Ghosts of especially greedy people
• Pricolic i (Romanian - Roman) - Undead wolf
• Psoglav (Serbia) - Dog-headed monster
• Psotnik (Slavic) - Mischievous spirit
• Psycha i (Greek) - Butterfly-winged nymphs, daughters of Psyche
• Pterippus (Greek) - Winged horse
• Púca (Welsh) - Shapeshifting animal spirit
• Púk i (Icelandic) - malevolent little person
• Puck (English) - House spirit
• Putz (German) - house spirit
• Pugo t (Philippine) - Headless humanoid
• Puk (Frisian) - house spirit
• Pūķis (Latvian) - Malevolent house spirit
• Puckwudgie (Native American mythology) - Troll-like being with gray skin.
• Pygmy (Greek) - Little people
• Pyrausta (Greek) - Insect-dragon hybrid
• Python (Greek) - Serpentine dragon
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Re: Complete listing

Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:16 pm

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• Qareen (Islamic) - Personal demon
• Qilin (Chinese) - Dragon-ox-deer hybrid
• Qiqirn (Inuit) - Large, bald dog spirit
• Qliphoth (Jewish) - Evil spirits
• Questing Beas t (Arthurian legend) - Serpent-leopard-lion-hart hybrid
• Quetzalcoat l (Aztec) - half bird half lizard from Aztec mythology
• Quinotaur (Frankish) - Five-horned bull

• Rå (Norse) - Spirit that protects a specific place
• Rabisu (Akkadian) - Vampiric spirit that ambushes people
• Radande (Unknown) - Tree spirit
• Ragana (Lithuanian) - Malevolent wizard
• Raijū (Japanese) - Lightning spirit
• Rain Bird (Native American) - Rain spirit
• Rainbow crow (Lenape) - Crow spirit
• Rainbow Fish (Hindu) - Whale-sized, multi-colored fish
• Rainbow Serpen t (Australian Aboriginal) - Dragon
• Rakshasa (Buddhist and Hindu) - Shapeshifting demons
• Ramidreju (Cantabrian) - Extremely long, weasel-like animal
• Raróg (Slavic) - Whirlwind spirit
• Raven Mocker (Cherokee) - Life-draining spirit
• Raven Spiri t (Native American, Norse, and Siberian) - Trickster spirit
• Ratatoskr (Norse) - Squirrel spirit
• Redcap (English) - Malevolent, grotesque humanoid
• Re’em (Jewish) - Gigantic land animal
• Reichsadler (Heraldic) - Eagle, sometimes depicted with two heads
• Rephaite (Jewish) - Giant
• Reptilian humanoid (Global) - Human-lizard hybrid
• Revenan t (Medieval folklore) - Reanimated dead
• Roc (Arabian and Persian) - Gigantic bird
• Rokurokub i (Japanese) - Long-necked, humanoid tricksters
• Rompo (Africa and India) - Skeletal creature with elements of a rabbit, badger, and bear
• Rồng - (Vietnamese) Dragon
• Rougarou (French America) - Human-wolf shapeshifter
• Rusalka (Slavic) - Female water spirit
• Ryū - Japanese dragon

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Re: Complete listing

Post  O'Flynn on Sun Feb 05, 2012 10:18 pm

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• Sac i (Brazilian) - One-legged nature-spirit
• Sagar i (Japanese) - Horse's head that dangles from trees on Kyūshū
• Sakabashira (Japanese) - Haunted pillar, installed upside-down
• Salamander (Alchemy) - Fire elemental
• Samebito (Japanese) - Shark-man servant of the dragon king of the sea.
• Samodiva (Slavic) - Nature spirit
• Sampaat i (Hindu) - brother to the demi-god Jatayu
• Sandwalker (Arabian) - Camel-stealing, giant arthropod
• Sânziană (Romanian) - Nature spirit
• Sarimanok (Philippine) - Bird of good fortune
• Sarngika (Hindu) - Bird spirit
• Sarugam i (Japanese) - Wicked monkey spirit which was defeated by a dog
• Sator i (Japanese) - Mind-reading humanoid
• Satyr (Greek) - Human-goat hybrid and fertility spirit
• Satyrus (Medieval Bestiary) - Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates
• Sazae-on i (Japanese) - Shapeshifting turban snail spirit
• Sceadugenga (English) - Shapeshifting undead
• Scitalis (Medieval Bestiaries) - Snake which mesmerizes its prey
• Scorpion Man (Sumerian) - Human-scorpion hybrid
• Scylla (Greek) - Human-snake-wolf hybrid with a snake's tail, twelve wolf legs, and six long-necked wolf heads
• Sea-bee (Heraldic) - Fish-tailed bee
• Sea monk (Medieval folklore) - Fish-like humanoid
• Sea monster (Worldwide) - Giant, marine animals
• Sea serpen t (Worldwide) - Serpentine sea monster
• Sea-Wyvern (Heraldic) - Fish-tailed wyvern
• Seko (Japanese) - Water spirit which can be heard making merry at night
• Selkie (Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish) - Human-seal shapeshifter
• Senpoku-Kanpoku (Japanese) - Human-faced frog which guides the souls of the newly deceased to the graveyard
• Seps (Medieval Bestiaries) - Snake with highly corrosive venom
• Serpen t (Worldwide) - Snake spirit
• Serpopard (Ancient Egypt) - Serpent-leopard hybrid
• Shachihoko (Japanese) - Tiger-carp hybrid
• Shade (Worldwide) - Spiritual imprint
• Shahbaz (Persian) - Giant eagle or hawk
• Shang-Yang (Chinese) - Rain bird
• Shedim (Jewish) - Chicken-legged demon
• Shedu (Akkadian and Sumerian) - Protective spirit with the form of a winged bull or lion with a human head
• Shellycoa t (English, Scottish and German, as schellenrocc) - Water spirit
• Shen (Chinese) - Shapeshifing sea monster
• Shenlong (Chinese) - Weather dragon
• Shibaten (Japanese) - Water spirit from Shikoku
• Shikigam i (Japanese) - Child-sized servant spirit
• Shiki-ōj i (Japanese) - Child-sized servant spirit
• Shikome (Japanese) - Underworld hag
• Shiro-bōzu (Japanese) - White, faceless spirit
• Shirouner i (Japanese) - Animated mosquito netting or dust cloth
• Shiryō (Japanese) - Spirit of a dead person
• Shisa (Japanese) - Lion-dog hybrid
• Shish i (Chinese) - Protective animal
• Shōjō (Japanese) - Red-haired sea-sprites who love alcohol
• Shōkera (Japanese) - Creature that peers in through skylights
• Shtriga (Albanian) - An evil or dangerous witch
• Shui Gu i (Chinese) - Drowned ghost
• Shunka Warakin (also shunka warak'in), an animal mentioned in American folklore that is said to resemble a wolf or
hyena
• Shunoban (Japanese) - Red-faced ghoul
• Shuten-dōj i (Japanese) - Ruler of the Oni
• Sídhe - (Irish and Scottish) - Ancestral or nature spirit
• Sigbin (Philippine) - Goat-like vampire
• Sileni (Σειληνοί) (Greek) - Bald, fat, thick-lipped, and flat-nosed followers of Dionysus
• Simarg l (Slavic) - Winged dog
• Simurgh (Persian) - Dog-lion-peacock hybrid
• Singa (Batak) - Feline animal
• Sint Holo (Choctaw) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Siren (Greek) - Human-Fish Hybrid
• Sirin (Slavic) - Demonic human-headed bird
• Sirrush (Akkadian) - Dragon with aquiline hind legs and feline forelegs
• Sisiut l (Native American) - Two-headed sea serpent
• Si-Te-Cah (Paiute) - Red-haired giants
• Sjörå (Norse) - Freshwater spirit
• Sjövættir (Norse) - Sea spirit
• Skin-walker (Native American and Norse) - Animal-human shapeshifter
• Skogsrå (Scandinavian) - Forest spirit
• Skookum (Chinook Jargon) - Hairy giant
• Skrzak (Slavic) - Flying imp
• Sky Women (Polish) - Weather spirit
• Sleipnir (Norse) - eight-legged horse
• Sluagh (Irish and Scottish) - Restless ghost
• Sodehiki-kozō (Japanese) - Invisible spirit which pulls on sleeves
• Sōgenb i (Japanese) - Fiery ghost of an oil-stealing monk
• Soragam i (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon
• Soraki-gaesh i (Japanese) - Sound of trees being cut down, when later none seem to have been cut
• Sorobanbōzu (Japanese) - Ghost with an abacus
• Sōtangitsune (Japanese) - Fox spirit from Kyoto
• Soucouyan t (Trinidad and Tobago) - Vampiric hag who takes the form of a fireball at night
• Spearfinger (Cherokee) - Sharp-fingered hag
• Spectre (Worldwide) - Terrifying ghost
• Sphinx (Greek) - Winged lion with a woman's head
• Spiriduş (Romanian) - Little people
• Spriggan (Cornish) - Guardians of graveyards and ruins
• Sprite (Medieval folklore) - little people, ghosts or elves
• Strigo i (Romanian) - Vampire
• Strix (Roman) - Vampiric bird
• Struthopodes (Medieval Bestiaries) - Humanoid whose males have enormous feet, and females have tiny feet
• Strzyga (Slavic) - Vampiric undead
• Stuhać (Slavic) - Malevolent mountain spirit
• Stymphalian Bird (Greek) - Metallic bird
• Suang i (New Guinea) - Anthropophagous sorcerer
• Succubus (Medieval folklore) - Female night-demon
• Sudice (Slavic) - Fortune spirit
• Sunakake-baba (Japanese) - Sand-throwing hag
• Sunekosur i (Japanese) - Small dog- or cat-like creature that rubs against a person's legs at night
• Surma (Finnish) - Hellhound
• Suzaku (Japanese) - Japanese version of the Chinese Vermillion Bird
• Svaðilfar i (Norse) - unnatural strong horse, father of Sleipnir
• Svartálfar (Norse) - "swart-elves", Cavern spirit
• The Swallower (Ancient Egyptian) - Crocodile-leopard-hippopotamus hybrid
• Swan maiden (Worldwide) - Swan-human shapeshifter
• Sylph (Alchemy) - Air elemental
• Sylvan (Medieval folklore) - Forest spirit
• Syrbotae (Medieval Bestiaries) - African giant
• Syrictæ (Medieval Bestiaries) - Reptilian humanoid

• Tachash (Jewish) - Large land animal
• Taimatsumaru (Japanese) - Tengu surrounded in demon fire
• Takam (Persian) - Nature spirit
• Taka-onna (Japanese) - Female spirit which can stretch itself to peer into the second story of a building
• Talos (Greek) - Winged giant made of bronze
• Tangie (Scottish) - Shapeshifting water spirit
• Taniwha (Māori) - Water spirit
• Tantankororin (Japanese) - Unharvested persimmon which becomes a monster
• Tanuk i (Japanese) - Shapeshifting Raccoon dog
• Taotao Mona (Mariana Islands) - Ancestral spirits
• Taotie (Chinese) - Greed spirit
• Tapairu (Mangaia) - Nature spirit
• Tarasque (French) - Dragon with leonine, turtle, bear, and human attributes
• Tartalo (Basque) - One-eyed giant
• Tartaruch i (Christian) - Demonic punisher
• Tatami-tatak i (Japanese) - Poltergeist that hits the tatami mats at night
• Tatsu - Japanese dragon
• Taurokampo i (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed bull
• Tavara (Trabzon) - Night-demon
• Teju Jagua (Guaraní) - Lizard with seven dog heads
• Tecumbalam (Mayan) - a bird
• Tengu (Japanese) - Anthropomorphic bird
• Tennin (Japanese) - Angelic humanoid
• Te-no-me (Japanese) - Ghost of a blind man, with his eyes on his hands
• Tepegoz (Azerbaijani) - an Azerbaijani mythical creature similar to the cyclops Polyphemus
• Terrible Monster (Jewish) - Lion-eagle-scorpion hybrid made from the blood of murder victims
• Teumessian Fox (Greek) - Gigantic fox
• Theriocephalus (Medieval folklore) - Animal-headed humanoid
• Three-legged bird (Asia and Africa) - Solar bird
• The-mythical bus (Ireland and Ballymun) - The bus unleashes chaos, love and questions all at the same time, jump
on see life life mysteries will be solved on the bus
• Thule (Greek) - sea orca larger in Greek mythology
• Thunderbird (Native American) - Avian lightning spirit, bird
• Tiangou (Chinese) - Meteoric dog
• Tianlong (Chinese) - Celestial dragon
• Tibicena (Canarian) - Evil Dog
• Tiddy Mun (English) - Bog spirit
• Tigmamanukan (Philippine) - an Asian fairy bluebird believed in as part of Philippine mythology
• Tikbalang (Philippine) - Anthropomorphic horse
• Tikoloshe (Zulu) - Little people and water spirit
• Timingila (Hindu) - Sea monster
• Tipua (Māori) - Spirit that protects a specific place
• Titan (Greek) - Giant
• Tiyanak (Philippine) - Malevolent spirit in the form of a human infant
• Tizheruk (Inuit) - Sea serpent
• Tlahuelpuch i (Tlaxcalan) - Shapeshifting vampire
• Tōfu-kozō (Japanese) - Spirit child carrying a block of tofu
• Toire-no-Hanakosan (Japanese) - Ghost who lurks in grade school restroom stalls
• Tomte (Scandinavian) - House spirit
• Topielec (Slavic) - Water spirit
• Tōtetsu (Japanese) - Greed spirit
• Toyo l (Malay) - Servant spirit
• Trauco (Chilota) - Fertility spirit
• Trent i (Cantabrian) - Diminutive demon
• Tripurasura (Hindu) - Demonic inhabitants of Tripura
• Tritons (Greek) - Human-fish hybrid
• Trol l (Norse) - Nature spirit
• Trow (Orkney and Shetland) - Little people and nature spirits
• Tsi-noo (Abenaki) - Vampiric demon
• Tsuchigumo (Japanese) - Shapeshifting, giant spider
• Tsuchinoko (Japanese) - Plump snake-like creature
• Tsukumogam i (Japanese) - Inanimate object that becomes animated after existing for 100 years
• Tsul 'Kalu (Cherokee) - Giant nature spirit
• Tsurara-onna (Japanese) - Icicle woman
• Tsurube-otosh i (Japanese) - Monster which drops or lowers a bucket from the top of a tree to catch people
• Tugarin Zmeyevich (Slavic) - Evil shapeshifter
• Tylwyth Teg (Welsh) - Nature spirit
• Tupilaq (Inuit) - Animated construct
• Turehu (Māori) - Pale spirit
• Turu l (Hungarian) - a giant falcon that helped shape the origins of the Magyars
• Typhon (Greek) - Winged, snake-legged giant
• Tzitzimit l (Aztec) - Skeletal star spirit
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• Ubume (Japanese) - Ghosts of women who died in childbirth
• Uma-no-ash i (Japanese) - Horse's leg which dangles from a tree and kicks passersby
• Umibōzu (Japanese) - Ghost of drowned priest
• Umi-nyōbō (Japanese) - Female sea monster who steals fish
• Undead (Worldwide) - Dead that behave as if alive
• Underwater panther (Native American) - Feline water spirit
• Undine (Alchemy) - Water elemental
• Unhcegila (Lakota) - Dragon
• Unicorn (Medieval Bestiaries) - One-horned goat-lion-stag-horse hybrid. Also horse with magical healing horn.
• Unkteh i (Lakota) - Serpentine rain spirit
• Unktehila (Lakota) - Reptilian water monster
• Upinis (Lithuanian) - River spirit
• Urayul i (Native American) - Hairy giant
• Uriaş (Romanian) - Giant
• Urmahlullu (Mesopotamian) - Lion-human hybrid guardian spirit
• Ushi-on i (Japanese) - Bull-headed monster
• Utukku (Akkadian) - Underworld messenger spirit
• Uwan (Japanese) - Spirit that shouts to surprise people

• Vadātājs (Latvian) - Spirit that misleads people
• Vættir (Norse) - Nature spirit
• Valkyrie (Norse) - Female spirit that leads souls of dead warriors to Valhalla
• Vâlvă (Romanian) - Female nature spirit
• Valravn (Danish) - Supernatural raven
• Vampire (Slavic) - Reanimated corpse that subsists on blood
• Vanara (Hindu) - Human-ape hybrid
• Vântoase (Romanian) - Female weather spirit
• Varaha (Hindu mythology) - third Avatar of Vishnu in the form of a boar
• Vârcolac (Romanian) - Vampire or werewolf
• Vardøger (Scandinavian) - Ghostly double
• Vedrfolnir (Norse) - a hawk sitting between the eyes of an eagle in the crown of Yggdrasill, the World Tree
• Veļ i (Latvian) - Ghost, shade, formed after a death of a human
• Věri Şělen - Chuvash dragon
• Vetala (Hindu) - Corpses possessed by vampiric spirits
• Víbria (Catalan) - Dragon with breasts and an eagle's beak
• Vielfras (German) - Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid
• Vila (Slavic) - Weather spirit
• Vilkacis (Latvian) - Animalistic, werewolf-like monster
• Viruñas (Colombian) - Handsome demon
• Vision Serpen t (Mayan) - Mystical dragon
• Víðópni r, (Norse) - Rooster that sits atop the tree
• Vodyanoy (Slavic) - Male water spirit
• Vrykolakas (Greek) - Undead wolf-human hybrid

• Waldgeis t (German) - Forest spirit
• Wana-games-ak (Abenaki) - Water spirits
• Wan i (Japanese)- A crocodilian water monster
• Wanyūdō (Japanese) - Demon in the form of a burning ox cart with a human head
• Warak ngendog (Indonesian Muslim) - Egg-laying bird
• Warg (English and Scandinavian O.N. vargr) - Giant, demonic wolf
• Wassan-mon-ganeehla-ak (Abenaki) - Aurora spirits
• Water monkey (Chinese) - Water spirit
• Water sprite (Alchemy) - Water elemental
• Wati-kutjara (Australia Aboriginal) - Iguana spirit
• Wa-won-dee-a-megw (Abenaki) - Shapeshifting snail spirit
• Weisse Frauen (German) - Female spirit
• Wekufe (Mapuche) - Demon
• Wendigo (Algonquian) - Anthropophagous spirit
• Wentshukumishiteu (Inuit) - Water spirit
• Wereca t (Worldwide) - Feline-human shapeshifter
• Werehyena (Africa) - Hyena-human shapeshifter
• Werewolf (Worldwide) - Wolf-human shapeshifter
• White Lady (Worldwide) - Ghost of a murdered or mistreated woman
• Wild man (European) – Hairy, bipedal man-like creature
• Will-o'-the-Wisp (Worldwide) - Spectral fire
• Wirry-cow (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
• Witte Wieven (Dutch) - Female, ancestral spirit
• Witch (Global) - A magical human female
• Wizard (Global) - A magical human male
• Wolpertinger (German) - a forest animal comprised from various animal parts (similar to a Chimera)
• Wondjina (Australia Aboriginal) - Weather spirit
• Wraith (Scottish) - Water spirit or ghostly apparition
• Wulver (Scottish) - Wolf-headed human
• Wu Tou Gu i (Chinese) - Beheaded ghost
• Wyrm - English dragon
• Wyvern (Germanic Heraldic) - Flying reptile, usually with two legs and two wings
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• Waldgeis t (German) - Forest spirit
• Wana-games-ak (Abenaki) - Water spirits
• Wan i (Japanese)- A crocodilian water monster
• Wanyūdō (Japanese) - Demon in the form of a burning ox cart with a human head
• Warak ngendog (Indonesian Muslim) - Egg-laying bird
• Warg (English and Scandinavian O.N. vargr) - Giant, demonic wolf
• Wassan-mon-ganeehla-ak (Abenaki) - Aurora spirits
• Water monkey (Chinese) - Water spirit
• Water sprite (Alchemy) - Water elemental
• Wati-kutjara (Australia Aboriginal) - Iguana spirit
• Wa-won-dee-a-megw (Abenaki) - Shapeshifting snail spirit
• Weisse Frauen (German) - Female spirit
• Wekufe (Mapuche) - Demon
• Wendigo (Algonquian) - Anthropophagous spirit
• Wentshukumishiteu (Inuit) - Water spirit
• Wereca t (Worldwide) - Feline-human shapeshifter
• Werehyena (Africa) - Hyena-human shapeshifter
• Werewolf (Worldwide) - Wolf-human shapeshifter
• White Lady (Worldwide) - Ghost of a murdered or mistreated woman
• Wild man (European) – Hairy, bipedal man-like creature
• Will-o'-the-Wisp (Worldwide) - Spectral fire
• Wirry-cow (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
• Witte Wieven (Dutch) - Female, ancestral spirit
• Witch (Global) - A magical human female
• Wizard (Global) - A magical human male
• Wolpertinger (German) - a forest animal comprised from various animal parts (similar to a Chimera)
• Wondjina (Australia Aboriginal) - Weather spirit
• Wraith (Scottish) - Water spirit or ghostly apparition
• Wulver (Scottish) - Wolf-headed human
• Wu Tou Gu i (Chinese) - Beheaded ghost
• Wyrm - English dragon
• Wyvern (Germanic Heraldic) - Flying reptile, usually with two legs and two wings

• Xana (Asturian) - Female water spirit
• Xecotcovach (Mayan) - a bird
• Xelhua (Aztec) - Giant
• Xing Tian (Chinese) - Headless giant
• Xiuhcoat l (Aztec) - Drought spirit

• Yacumama (South America) - Sea monster
• Yadōka i (Japanese) - Malevolent, nocturnal spirit
• Yagyō-san (Japanese) - Demon who rides through the night on a headless horse
• Yaksha (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) - Male nature spirit
• Yaksh i (Keralite) - Vampire
• Yakshin i (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) - Female nature spirit
• Yakubyō-gam i (Japanese) - Disease and misfortune spirit
• Yale (Medieval Bestiaries) - Antelope- or goat-like animal with swiveling horns
• Yal i (Hindu) - Lion-like beast
• Yallery-Brown (English) - Nature spirit
• Yama-biko (Japanese) - Echo spirit
• Yama-bito (Japanese) - Savage, mountain-dwelling humanoid
• Yama-chich i (Japanese) - Monkey-like mountain spirit
• Yama-inu (Japanese) - Dog-like mountain spirit
• Yama-otoko (Japanese) - Mountain giant
• Yamata no Oroch i (Japanese) - Gigantic, eight-headed serpent
• Yama-uba (Japanese) - Malevolent, mountain-dwelling hag
• Yama-waro (Japanese) - Hairy, one-eyed spirit
• Yanar i (Japanese) - Spirit which causes strange noises
• Yaogua i (Japanese) - Animalistic demon
• Yara-ma-yha-who (Australian Aboriginal) - Diminutive, sucker-fingered vampire
• Yatagarasu (Japanese) - Three-legged crow of Amaterasu
• Yato-no-kam i (Japanese) - Serpent spirits
• Yeth hound (English) - Headless dog
• Yilbegän (Turkic) - Either a dragon or a giant
• Yobuko (Japanese) - Mountain dwelling spirit
• Yōka i (Japanese) - Supernatural Monster
• Yomotsu-shikome (Japanese) - Underworld hag
• Yong - Korean dragon
• Yōse i (Japanese) - Fairy
• Yosuzume (Japanese) - Mysterious bird that sings at night, sometimes indicating that the okuri-inu is near
• You Hun Ye Gu i (Chinese) - Wandering ghost
• Yowie (Australian Aboriginal) - Nocturnal human-ape hybrid, also Yahoo
• Ypotryl l (Heraldic) - Boar-camel-ox-serpent hybrid
• Yuan Gu i (Chinese) - Distressed ghost
• Yukinko (Japanese) - Childlike snow spirit
• Yuki-onna (Japanese) - Snow spirit
• Yūre i (Japanese) - Ghost
• Yuxa (Tatar) - 100-year-old snake that transforms into a beautiful human

• Zahhak (Persian) - Dragon
• Žaltys (Baltic) - Serpentine fertility spirit
• Zamzummim (Jewish) - Giant
• Zână (Romanian) - Nature spirit
• Zashiki-warash i (Japanese) - House spirit
• Zburator (Romanian) - Wolf-headed dragon
• Zduhać (Slavic mythology) - Disembodied, heroic spirit
• Zennyo Ryūō (Japanese) - Rain-making dragon
• Zhar-Ptitsa (Slavic) - Glowing bird
• Zhulong (Chinese) - Pig-headed dragon
• Zhū Què (Chinese) - Fire elemental bird
• Žiburinis (Lithuanian) - Forest spirit in the form of a glowing skeleton
• Zilan t (Tatar) - Flying reptile with chicken legs
• Zin (West Africa) - Water spirits
• Ziz (Jewish) - Giant Bird
• Zlatorog (Slovenia) - White deer with golden horns
• Zmeu (Romanian folklore) - Giant with a habit of kidnapping young girls
• Zmiy - Slavic dragon
• Zombie (Vodou) - Re-animated corpse
• Zorigam i (Japanese) - Animated clock
• Zuijin (Japanese) - Tutelary spirit
• Zunbera-bō (Japanese) - Faceless ghost
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