imaginary creature

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Noun1.imaginary creature - a creature of the imaginationimaginary creature - 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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Upon this imaginary creature rested the responsibility of all these shipwrecks, which unfortunately were considerable; for of three thousand ships whose loss was annually recorded at Lloyd's, the number of sailing and steam-ships supposed to be totally lost, from the absence of all news, amounted to not less than two hundred!
That he was making a supreme effort to render his imaginary creatures deadly was apparent.
Santa Claus is an imaginary creature but Albert Einstein said, 'Imagination is more important than knowledge.
In biology class, studying mammals, students were told to draw an imaginary creature made out of two separate mammals.
It is an imaginary creature which appears in tomb murals from Korea's ancient Kingdom of Goguryeo.
In his documentary -- which could be defined as a social satire -- Marker relates how these grinning felines were present in political incidents, scandals and protests, showing how an imaginary creature played a role in real events.
Participants will create an imaginary creature using various techniques with paper and cardboard and other recycled materials.
Is Steven Spielberg's imaginary creature E.T., for example, fit for the Jewish plate?
an imaginary creature with various mythological traits, some of them charming, some irritating, many of them contradictory."
He hewed to his original self-conception with unrepentant ferocity, engaging in a type of human alchemy, changing himself into an imaginary creature who lived in place of the ordinary man.
Also included are art projects that range from creating an imaginary creature, to making a photomontage.