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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The artwork, titled Qilin and incorporating a range of blue hues, vividly portrays the image of the mythological beast which appears in a variety of Chinese literary works.
Our exclusive pictures show actor Christof King portraying a version of Cerberus - a mythological beast known as the Hound of Hades.
In "The Last Guardian," a boy and a mythological beast try to escape from a crumbling castle while in "Shadow of the Colossus" a young man named Wander goes on a quest with his trusty steed Agro to bring a deceased maiden back to life.
(2) Tongue in cheek, the video lectures the bemused viewer that franchising is a complex system and 'like the mythological beast Hydra, when one Law and Order meets its demise, two more sprout in its place'.
In Korea, this mythological beast is a symbol of authority, longevity, strength and balance.
Unlike the celestial Hydra, the mythological beast had multiple heads.
When Shima's capricious young shogun hears that the legendary sky tiger, or griffin, has been spotted, he orders his master hunter to board a sky ship and bring back the mythological beast. If Masaru succeeds, he will be amply rewarded, but failure means death.
They used a new cluster of high-performance computers at WHOI called "Scylla" (named after the many-headed, multi-tentacled mythological beast).
All of this material contrived to tell a convincing yet utterly fictional story about an archeologist, an ornithologist and a paleontologist who, in the calm between two world wars, discovered evidence supporting the existence of a mythological beast in Jerusalem.
Maintenance is a mythological beast that will not harm them.
The dig also unearthed part of a sculpture of a horse and an antefix, a giant mask depicting a Gorgon or mythological beast dating from the 2nd century AD.