mythical monster


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Noun1.mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and mythmythical monster - 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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Which reptile is named after a mythical monster whose breath and glance were fatal?
Little 'uns will be delighted by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's tale of a mouse scaring off predators aided by a mythical monster.
Tony, whose band found fame and fortune with Ozzy as their singer in the 70s, said: "Someone suggested a concept album about a mythical monster visiting a Welsh pit village.
This mythical monster has been kind of watered down all this time, and we've tried to bring it back to its roots and embrace that message of nature's beast responding to radioactive pollution," Gareth Edwards, director of the new "Godzilla" movie (http://www.
It's a safe bet those four Florida men with the flying boat didn't have a dragon painted on it - but mythical monster Smaug is now flying round the world on an Air New Zealand jet (above).
He chose the name because his wife is a big fan of Cthulhu - a mythical monster created by horror writer HP Lovecraft.
The 38-year-old told of his desire to finish with a flourish at a place he and his family have come to love - although he admits searching for a mythical monster has never been on their agenda, unlike the Mickelsons.
FEATURES such as Whorlton's ruined church and castle along with Whorl Hill, lair of a mythical monster, add interest to the route between the attractive village settings of Swainby and Faceby.
Trout successfully answers these questions by looking at the mythical monster as predator, animal predators transforming into greater monsters, and the natural sources or forms that help to create the mythical monsters.
AUG 13-14: Join the Monster Bass Festival in Ramsgate, which celebrates the mythical Monster Bass with a parade and fireworks, street theatre and live music.
Taghreed Najjar has put a mythical monster into the limelight
On the menu is frog blancmange, bone marrow rice pudding and a mythical monster - inspired by one ordered by Henry VIII to impress the king of France.