legendary creature

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Noun1.legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factuallegendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
abominable snowman, yeti - a large hairy humanoid creature said to live in the Himalayas
doppelganger - a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart
sea serpent - huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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"Our legends tell us of those ancient creatures that placed hallucinations upon the mind of their fellows.
But here were intermingled the voices of later eras--the scream of the panther, the roar of the lion, the baying of wolves and a thunderous growling which we could attribute to nothing earthly but which one day we were to connect with the most fearsome of ancient creatures.
Marine turtles are a group of reptiles that have adapted to live in the sea and are one of the most ancient creatures on earth.
The remains belong to ancient creatures such as giant bears, wolf-like dogs, saber-toothed cats, sloths, cougars, elephant-like gomphotheres, and others. The fossils were discovered in the Hoyo Negro (black hole) cave on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Readers will also find out how they can help preserve the varied and amazing habitats of these ancient creatures from the greatest danger to reptiles ever--climate change.
With his thoughtful prose and poetic text, James Gladstone draws attention to these silent and unassuming ancient creatures as they slowly and deliberately move through their days.
The young couple was spellbound as these ancient creatures slowly came and went from the sea, leaving their unborn young in sand-nests just out of reach of the surf.
The four heroes in a half-shell are reunited after the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, when New York is invaded by an army of ancient creatures who are threatening to take over the world (2007) ***
The book discusses six different species, with beautiful, detailed illustrations of both the ancient creatures and their modern counterparts.
The "mammoth conundrum," as it has been dubbed, revolves around what these ancient creatures ate.
It tells the saga of Geralt of Rivia, a beast slayer who searches for a pack of ancient creatures led by wraith commanders who prey on the human race.
"This is a rare instance when you can actually say something concrete about the feeding ecology of these types of ancient creatures with some confidence." The discovery also helps highlight just how productive the Cambrian period was, showing how vastly different species of anomalocaridids evolved at that time, and provides further insight into the ecosystems that existed hundreds of millions of years ago.

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