imaginary creature

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Noun1.imaginary creature - a creature of the imaginationimaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
hypothetical creature - a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
mermaid - half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
merman - half man and half fish; lives in the sea
Cadmus - (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
character, fictional character, fictitious character - an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
psychopomp - a conductor of souls to the afterworld; "Hermes was their psychopomp"
sylph - an elemental being believed to inhabit the air
unicorn - an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
References in classic literature ?
There appeared in the papers caricatures of every gigantic and imaginary creature, from the white whale, the terrible "Moby Dick" of sub-arctic regions, to the immense kraken, whose tentacles could entangle a ship of five hundred tons and hurry it into the abyss of the ocean.
Upon this imaginary creature rested the responsibility of all these shipwrecks, which unfortunately were considerable; for of three thousand ships whose loss was annually recorded at Lloyd's, the number of sailing and steam-ships supposed to be totally lost, from the absence of all news, amounted to not less than two hundred!
an imaginary creature with various mythological traits, some of them charming, some irritating, many of them contradictory.
Using only things from nature make a doll, an animal, or an imaginary creature.
Also included are art projects that range from creating an imaginary creature, to making a photomontage.
Perplexed over the fictitiousness and/or truthfulness of the manuscript (or notebook), she says: "It is the life story of an utterly fictional person, one whom everybody, in actual fact the entire literary world, has always seen as a wholly imaginary creature.
Haechi," an imaginary creature signifying justice and distinguishing good from evil, is a character that also represents the city of Seoul.
By incorporating children's picture books (see sidebar) the students were able to compare and contrast how a variety of illustrators have handled the imaginary creature.
Thurston is a fictional character; Charles only plays like an imaginary creature.
I asked them to think about an imaginary creature that had a long snake like body with one or more heads.
Creating unusual ways to draw made-up beings is so much fun; after all an imaginary creature can have several heads, six arms and can be any assortment of zany colors.
ELBEDRITSCH Imaginary creature which, as a practical joke, a naive youngster is sent to hunt or capture in southeastern Pennsylvania.