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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Pick almost any mythical monster, and you'll find it via organized chapters: For records of vampires, try "The Dead Returned"; you'll find skin-crawling historical tales of doppel-gangers in "Our Other Halves"; and if you're into specters, try "Beyond the Veil.
That set us up nicely for the highlight of our trip north - a visit to Loch Ness, of course, home of the mythical monster.
Siobhan Finneran and Laura Fraser take the lead as the body of a man and maybe the mythical monster are washed up on the shore.
Of course in Westminster Palace our MPs and peers eat subsidised five-star cuisine, and food poverty is a mythical monster thought up by the overfed masses on the dole queues, and where to even whisper the words food banks would have you unceremoniously ejected to the strangers' bar.
Back then, spam meant canned meat, a troll was a mythical monster, and 'checking in' meant dropping off your bags at the airport.
Shane Hegarty has set the scene with a gripping first chapter, which sees our heroes, Emily and Damian, set-off on a whirlwind adventure across England in pursuit of a mythical monster.
Meacham (Robert Redford), often tells children odd tales about the mythical monster he saw in the woods some decades back.
A Dragon breaks through the banks of Caerphilly Castle - the mythical monster is part of Cadw's Historic Adventures campaign
However, this fabricated mythical monster has teeth and serious intent.
Which reptile is named after a mythical monster whose breath and glance were fatal?
For the presentation, titled "Modern Monsters: Death and Life and Fiction," he implemented the Chinese mythical monster Taowu--referenced from scholar David Der-Wei Wang's book The Monster That Is History--as a metaphor.
Little 'uns will be delighted by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's tale of a mouse scaring off predators aided by a mythical monster.