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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.

Animals, creatures associated with

Aquatic and marine mammals

Arthropods

Bats

Birds

Chickens

Eagles

Owls

See also: Category:Legendary birds

Carnivorans

Bears

See also: Category:Mythological bears

Canines

See also: Category:Mythological canines

Felines

Lions

See also: Category:Mythological felines

Hyenas

Musteloids, mongoose and civets

Procyonids

Fish

See also: Category:Mythical fish

See also: Category:Legendary fish

Insectivores

Marsupials

Molluscs

Primates

See also: Category:Mythological monkeys

Rabbits and hares

See also: Category:Mythological rabbits and hares

Reptiles, Limbed

See also: Category:Legendary reptiles

Reptiles, Serpents and Worms

See also: Category:Legendary serpents

See also: Snakes in the Bible

Rodents

See also: Category:Mythological rodents

Ungulates

Antelopes and deer

See also: Category:Mythological deer

Bovines

See also: Category:Mythological bovines

Camelids

Caprids

See also: Category:Mythological caprids

Equines

Main articles: List of horses in mythology and folklore and List of winged horses

See also: Category:Horses in mythology

Pachyderms

See List of elephants in mythology and religion

Pigs and boars

See also: Category:Mythological pigs

Xenarthrans

Megafauna

See List of megafauna in mythology and folklore

Giants

See List of giants in mythology and folklore

Artificial creatures

This listing includes creatures that are man-made, mechanical or of alchemical origins.

Body parts, creatures associated with

Blood

Bone

Eye

One-eyed

Main article: List of one-eyed creatures in mythology and fiction

Face

Hair

Head

Limbs

Mouth

Skin

Tail

Neck

Torso

Abdomen

Concepts, creatures associated with

Battle, Vengeance, Violence, and War

Birth and Rebirth

Death and Immortality

Dream, the Mind, and Sleep

Evil Eye and Sight

Fertility and Human Sexuality

Fortune, Luck, and Wealth

Light

Love and Romance

Sound

Speech

Note: see Talking animal

Time and Technology

Wisdom

Demons

Elements, creatures associated with

Aether

Air and wind

See also: List of flying mythological creatures

Darkness

Earth and subterranean

Fire

Further information: Fire-breathing monster

Light and rainbow

Metal and gold

Thunder and lightning

Water

See also: Category:Mythological water creatures

Habitats, creatures associated with

Cave and underground

Celestial and heaven

Desert

Temperate forest and woodland

Tropical forest and jungle

Temperate grassland and garden

Savanna

Lake and river

Mountain and hill

Sea

Swamp and marsh

Volcano and lava

Polar, ice, and winter

Urban and house

Underworld and hell

Cerberus

Humanoids

See Mythic humanoids

Hybrids

See List of hybrid creatures

Astronomical objects, creatures associated with

Sun

Moon

Constellation

World

See also: List of mythological places

Creatures associated with Plants

Shapeshifters

See List of shapeshifters

Creatures associated with Times

Day and diurnal

Night and nocturnal

Undead

See also: Category:Ghosts, and Ghosts in Hindu Mythology – Bhoot, Baital & Pishacha

Corporeal

See also: Category:Corporeal undead

Miscellaneous

References

  1. ^ a b Montecino Aguirre, Sonia (2015). "Alicanto". Mitos de Chile: Enciclopedia de seres, apariciones y encantos (in Spanish). Catalonia. pp. 47–48. ISBN 978-956-324-375-8.
  2. ^ Illinois, Reboot (30 October 2014). "5 Illinois Monster Stories That Will Make You Want to Check Under the Bed". HuffPost. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Quintana Mansilla, Bernardo. "El Carbunco". Chiloé mitológico (in Spanish).
  4. ^ a b c d Montecino Aguirre, Sonia (2015). "Carbunclo". Mitos de Chile: Enciclopedia de seres, apariciones y encantos (in Spanish). Catalonia. p. 130. ISBN 978-956-324-375-8.
  5. ^ a b c Montecino Aguirre, Sonia (2015). "Llamas". Mitos de Chile: Enciclopedia de seres, apariciones y encantos (in Spanish). Catalonia. p. 415. ISBN 978-956-324-375-8.
  6. ^ "Geryon". Theoi. Retrieved 10 February 2017. a three-bodied, four-winged giant
  7. ^ Platt, Rutherford (1926). The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden. Entry: The Book of the Secrets of Enoch chapter XII