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    Ok. I’m tired of the typical vampire, werewolf and fairy.I’m also tired of the occidental-centrism in mythology. Hence, this list. 

    I tried to included as many cultural variants as I could find and think of. (Unfortunately, I was restricted by language. Some Russian creatures looked very interesting but I don’t speak Russian…) Please, add creatures from your culture when reblogguing (if not already present). It took me a while to gather all those sites but I know it could be more expansive. I intend on periodically editing this list. 

    Of note: I did not include specific legendary creatures (Merlin, Pegasus, ect), gods/goddesses/deities and heroes.

    • Dragons

    The Chinese Dragon

    The Japanese Dragon

    The Korean Dragon

    The Vietnamese Dragon

    The Greek Dragon

    The Indian Dragon

    The Polish Dragon

    The Austrian Dragon

    The British Dragon

    The Ancient Dragon (Egypt, Babylon and Sumer)

    The Spanish Basque Dragon

    Of the Cockatrice (creature with the body of a dragon)

    Alphabetical List of Dragons Across Myths (Great way to start)

    • Little creatures (without wings)

    The Legend of the LeprechaunsThe Leprechaun

    Chanaque /Alux (the equivalent of leprechauns in Aztec/Mayan folklore)


    Elves in Mythology and Fantasy

    Elves in Germanic Mythology

    Kabeiroi or Cabeiri (Dwarf-like minor gods in Greek mythology)

    Norse Dwarves

    The Myth of Loki and the Dwarves

    Ten Types of Goblins


    Tengu: Japanese Goblins


    More on Gnomes

    Pooka: an Irish phantom

    • Creatures with wings (except dragons)


    All sorts of Cultural Fairies

    Fairies in Old French Mythology 

    A Fairy List

    Bendith Y Mamau (Welsh fairies)

    Welsh Fairies

    Peri (Persian fairies)

    Yü Nü (Chinese fairies)

    The Celtic Pixie

    Angels in Judaism

    Angels in Christianity

    Hierarchy of Angels

    Angels in Islam

    Irish Sylph

    Garuda (Bird-like creature in Hindu and Buddhist myths)

    Bean Nighe (a Scottish fairy; the equivalent of a banshee in Celtic mythology)


    • Spirited Creatures


    Jinn (Genies in Arabic folklore)

    Types of Djinns

    Aisha Qandisha and Djinn in Moroccan Folklore

    Oni (demons in Japanese folklore)


    Spirits in Asturian Mythology



    Boggarts: The British Poltergeist

    Phantom black dogs (the Grim)

    Demons in Babylonian and Assyrian Mythology (list)

    Demons in the Americas (list)

    European Demons (list)

    Middle-East and Asia Demons (list)

    Judeo-Christian Demons (list)

    Nephilim, more on Nephilim

    Mahaha (a demon in Inuit mythology)

    Flying Head (a demon in Iroquois mythology)

    • Ghosts

    Toyol (a dead baby ghost in Malay folklore)

    Malay Ghosts

    Yuki-onna (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

    The Pontianak (a ghost in Malay mythology)

    Funayurei (a ghost in Japanese folklore)

    Zagaz (ghosts in Moroccan folklore)

    Japanese Ghosts

    Mexican Ghosts

    • Horse-like mythical creatures

    Chinese Unicorns


    The Kelpie (Could have also fitted in the sea creatures category)

    The Centaur

    The Female Centaur

    Hippocamps (sea horses in Greek mythology)

    Horse-like creatures (a list)

    Karkadann, more on the Karkadann (a persian unicorn)

    Ceffyl Dwfr (fairy-like water horse creatures in Cymric mythology)

    • Undead creatures

    The Melanesian Vampire 

    The Ewe Myth : Vampires

    The Germanic Alp

    The Indonesian Vampire

    Asanbosam and Sasabonsam (Vampires from West Africa)

    The Aswang: The Filipino Vampire

    Folklore Vampires Versus Literary Vampires

    Callicantzaros: The Greek Vampire

    Vampires in Malaysia

    Loogaroo/Socouyant: The Haitian Vampire

    Incubi and Sucubi Across Cultures

    Varacolaci: The Romanian Vampire

    Brahmaparusha: The Indian Vampire

    Genesis of the Word “Vampire”

    The Ghoul in Middle East Mythology

    Slavic Vampires

    Vampires A-Z

    The Medical Truth Behind the Vampire Myths

    Zombies in Haitian Culture

    • Shape-shifters and half-human creatures (except mermaids) 

    Satyrs (half-man, half-goat)

    Sirens in Greek Mythology (half-woman and half-bird creatures)

    The Original Werewolf in Greek Mythology

    Werewolves Across Cultures

    Werewolf Syndrome: A Medical Explanation to the Myth

    Nagas Across Cultures

    The Kumiho (half fox and half woman creatures)

    The Sphinx


    Scorpion Men (warriors from Babylonian mythology)

    Pooka: an Irish changelings

    Domovoi (a shape-shifter in Russian folklore)

    Aatxe (Basque mythology; red bull that can shift in a human)

    Yech (Native American folklore)

    Ijiraat (shapeshifters in Inuit mythology)

    • Sea creatures

    Selkies (Norse mermaids)

    Mermaids in many cultures

    More about mermaids


    The Kraken (a sea monster)

    Nuckelavee (a Scottish elf who mainly lives in the sea)

    Lamiak (sea nymphs in Basque mythology)

    Bunyip (sea monster in Aboriginal mythology)

    Apkallu/abgal (Sumerian mermen)

    An assemblage of myths and legends on water and water creatures

    Slavic Water Creatures

    The Encantado (water spirits in Ancient Amazon River mythology)

    Zin (water spirit in Nigerian folklore)

    Qallupilluk (sea creatures in Inuit mythology)

    • Monsters That Don’t Fit in Any Other Category

    Aigamuxa, more details on Aigamuxa




    Myrmidons (ant warriors)

    TrollMore on Trolls


    Golems in Judaism

    Giants: The Mystery and the Myth (50 min long documentary)

    Inupasugjuk (giants in Inuit mythology)

    Fomorians (an Irish divine race of giants)

    The Minotaur

    The ManticoreThe Manticore and The Leucrouta

    The Ogre

    The Orthus (two-headed serpent-tailed dog)

    The Windigo

    The Windigo Psychosis

    Rakshasa (humanoids in Hindu and Buddhist mythology)

    Yakshas (warriors in Hindu mythology)

    Taqriaqsuit (“Shadow people” in Inuit mythology)

    • References on Folklore and Mythology Across the Globe

    Creatures of Irish Folklore 

    Folklore and Fairytales

    An Overview of Persian Folklore

    Filipino Folklore

    Myths, Creatures and Folklore

    Alaska Folklore

    Spanish (Spain) Mythology

    Mythical Archive

    Mythology Dictionary

    List of Medieval and Ancient Monsters

    Native American Animals of Myth and Legends

    Native American Myths

    Bestiary of Ancient Greek Mythology

    Mythology, Legend, Folklore and Ghosts

    Angels and Demons

    List of Sea Creatures

    Yoruba Mythology

    Ghosts Around the World, Ghosts From A to Z

    Strange (Fantastic) Animals of Ancient Egypt

    Egyptian Mythology

    Creatures from West Africa

    On the Legendary Creatures of Africa

    Myths, Creatures and Folklore

    • References on writing a myth or mythical creatures

    Writing a MYTHology in your novel?

    How to Write a Myth

    10 Steps to Creating Realistic Fantasy Creatures

    Creating Fantasy Creatures or Alien Species

    Legendary Creature Generator

    Book Recommendations With Underrated Mythical Creatures

    (I have stumbled upon web sites that believed some of these mythical creatures exist today… Especially dragons, in fact. I just had to share the love and scepticism.)

    Fearsome Critters - creatures of American frontier lore

    Lists of Legendary Creatures


    Reblogging for read-through later~

    reblogging this so I can find this post in the future to pad my monsters’ lists. Thanks!


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  8. showslow:

    Figurative Paintings by Lee Price | Previously

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    Photographer Bing Wright has found a creative way to capture the beautiful color palette of the evening sky, in his series titled Broken Mirror/Evening Sky.

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    Unknown artist, shunga: female self-examination
    c.1850, woodblock print 

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    Charles August Mengin: Sappho, 1877.