mythical creature

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Noun1.mythical creature - a monster renowned in folklore and mythmythical creature - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
amphisbaena - (classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body
basilisk - (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
centaur - (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
Cerberus, hellhound - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
Chimaera, Chimera - (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
cockatrice - monster hatched by a reptile from a cock's egg; able to kill with a glance
dragon, firedrake - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
Geryon - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules
Gorgon - (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone
griffin, griffon, gryphon - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
Harpy - (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman
Hydra - (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones; "Hydra was slain by Hercules"
leviathan - monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
mantichora, manticora, manticore, mantiger - a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion
Minotaur - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus
Nemean lion - (Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors
roc - mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength
salamander - reptilian creature supposed to live in fire
Sphinx - (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon
troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
Typhoeus - (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire
Typhon - (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx
loup-garou, lycanthrope, werewolf, wolfman - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
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Dec 21-Jan 20 CAPRICORN THIS week you will be surprised to see a supposedly mythical creature, half-man, half-horse, carrying a Bag for Life.
Pointing to the "Mermaid Syndrome," the medical term being Sirenomelia, Fitzharris said that it could have inspired the stories regarding the mythical creature.
According to Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at the university, the most likely explanation for the existence of the mythical creature, which is believed to reside in the High Himalayas, is that it is a hybrid, the Mirror reported.
An 18-strong group from Stockton Diving Club hauled a 30ft-long effigy of Scotland's famous mythical creature while snorkelling from the Jubilee Bridge, in Ingleby Barwick, to the Princess Diana Bridge, Stockton, in just over four hours.
The festivities to see in the Year of the Dragon included a dramatic firecracker display and dancers in outfits representing the mythical creature.
This year is the Year of the Dragon, a powerful, mythical creature that is believed to bring good luck in many Asian countries.
The topiaries, which stand up to 30ft (9m) tall, include the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Opera House, Temple of Heaven, and Singapore's very own statue of the mythical creature, the Merlion.
A tatty triangular sign at the side of the A487 near St David's shows a silhouette of the mythical creature - said to be immortal and only likely to be captured by virgins according to legend.
As a group, we looked at dragon and mythical creature visuals.
Which mythical creature, used as a symbol in heraldry, was half eagle, half lion?
They broke the tail off the sculpture of a mythical creature in South Marine Park in South Shields.
LANGUAGE ARTS: Write a short story in which a mythical creature is a central character.