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|Noun||1.||imaginary 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