imaginary being


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Noun1.imaginary being - a creature of the imaginationimaginary being - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
imagination, imaginativeness, vision - the formation of a mental image of something that is not perceived as real and is not present to the senses; "popular imagination created a world of demons"; "imagination reveals what the world could be"
hypothetical creature - a creature that has not been observed but is hypothesized to exist
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
giant - an imaginary figure of superhuman size and strength; appears in folklore and fairy tales
hobbit - an imaginary being similar to a person but smaller and with hairy feet; invented by J.R.R. Tolkien
mermaid - half woman and half fish; lives in the sea
merman - half man and half fish; lives in the sea
Cadmus - (Greek mythology) the brother of Europa and traditional founder of Thebes in Boeotia
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
witch - a being (usually female) imagined to have special powers derived from the devil
character, fictional character, fictitious character - an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story); "she is the main character in the novel"
psychopomp - a conductor of souls to the afterworld; "Hermes was their psychopomp"
sylph - an elemental being believed to inhabit the air
unicorn - an imaginary creature represented as a white horse with a long horn growing from its forehead
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" (The Book of Imaginary Beings, Jorge Luis Borges, Vintage Books London, translated by Normal Thomas di Giovanni)
The geoglyphs depict living creatures, stylized plants, and imaginary beings, as well as geometric figures several miles long.
Hosted by Taipa Village Art Space, the exhibition entitled "Imaginary Beings" will showcase a unique collection of abstract illustrations of building features which are drawn spontaneously in a multitude of different forms and shapes.
Characters in Fictional Worlds: Understanding Imaginary Beings in Literature, Film, and Other Media (reprint, 2010)
This is the place peopled by imaginary beings including the "pie-pie van van", who lead you astray at night in the forest, and the "nutons" who work all night long repairing your shoes and saucepans.
Three paintings on copper (You Look like a Perfect Fit, Homeward Bound, and You Were Always on My Mind, all 2014) feature psychologically charged portraits of imaginary beings so outlandish that even Borges couldn't have dreamed them up.
He says hallucinations from whatever cause can create a world of imaginary beings. The folklore of every culture includes supernatural figures like the incubus and succubus, which assault the sleeper sexually, or the Old Hag, which paralyzes its victims and sucks their breath away.
Other Stratasys 3D printed pieces featured in the TED Talk that were developed by Oxman and her team, included an acoustic chair designed to absorb sound, a second skin' cape and skirt designed by Oxman with Iris Van Herpen for Paris Fashion Week 2013, and a bone and muscle inspired helmet from Oxman's Imaginary Beings: Mythologies of the Not Yet' collection.
Being a life-long, albeit minimally accomplished, user of the English language with access to the odd good dictionary, I am fully aware that neither the use of the word "awe" nor the word "wonder" requires recourse to imaginary beings of any kind or the invoking of some new-age spirituality hoo-ha for me to express marvel about the physical world around me.
Masters of the surreal, Delirium Lumens' astonishing live projections create vividlycoloured, spectacular landscapes full of imaginary beings and their float at this year's South Liverpool event promises to be something extra special.