Mythical creatures, legendary beasts, and supernatural, mystical, and god-like beings have fascinated us since ancient times. They have filled folklore, stories, songs, and works of art. Sometimes living animals or fossils have inspired these mythological creatures. Even today, these beings, from the powerful dragon to the soaring phoenix, continue to thrill, terrify, entertain, and inspire us.
11 Legendary Monsters of Asia
List of legendary creatures from Japan - Wikipedia
A complete list of all mythological creatures and beasts that are and ever were is simply too massive to even try to compile onto one site and still be able to give each creature the spotlight it deserves. There are many variations and recorded facts on each and every creature - and yes, some are in fact much more popular than others and information is more easily found. Here is a compilation of few of the ones that we have found to be especially interesting and captivating. Hopefully your favorite creature will remain true to form or even better yet, transform into something even more fantastic than you ever thought possible. Camazotz - A giant, evil vampire bat demon. Ciguapa - Blue or brown nude females with backwards feet. Erymanthian Boar - Huge wild boar with sharp teeth.
11 Japanese Mythical Creatures
However, there is no evidence to prove their existence which is why they are now considered mythical. Here are 10 most popular mythical creatures:. Kraken is a giant squid octopus like creature with unstoppable aggression, while Leviathan is Ridgeling seven headed monster famed for his spectacular size. But seas are unsafe with either of these monsters around.
Japanese folklore is full of strange monsters, ghosts , and demons. While many of these creatures are bizarre and unique , the ones listed below are especially fascinating. The gashadokuro is a gigantic skeleton said to be fifteen times taller than the average person. Their bodies are formed by the angry spirits of people who have died from starvation.