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.
Pterosaurs, aka pterodactyls, were the flying cousins of dinosaurs and are considered to be the largest breed of ancient creatures that took flight.
Orangutans are ancient creatures, as old as the very first members of our own genus Homo.
While they are ancient creatures, having emerged long before the first dinosaurs, after 400 million years the 500 or so known shark species have adapted to their ecological role.
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.
A team of 50 costume designers and engineers have been working since last year to re-create the ancient creatures, The animatronic dinosaurs bat their reptilian eyelids and gnash their teeth with a startling ferocity.
Now, evidence suggests that pyroclastic flows--high-speed rivers of volcanic rock and gas--buried these ancient creatures and preserved them for 120 million years.

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