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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When Avery discovers some large footprints in the mud they wonder if they have been made by a 'loup garou' and she's sure that if they could find a living example of this legendary creature people would make a big effort to stop the decline of the area.
The investigator of myths and monsters sets out to discover the world's most legendary creature, the Missing Link (Zach Galifianakis).
His latest project is Missing Link, the newest stop-motion project from the animation studio Laika, in which he lends his voice to another dreamer - an explorer called Sir Lionel Frost, who embarks on an adventure to find proof of a legendary creature lost in time.
In the West, a unicorn is a mythical or legendary creature that has been described since time immemorial as a beast, usually in the form of a horse, with a single pointed horn, either straight or spiraling, projecting from its forehead.
The president is currently treating inflation as some kind of legendary creature that science can't confirm.
There are many folklores and urban myths about this creature, but there are no clinical evidence validating the existence of this legendary creature. Torsa Strict Nature Reserve Spreading over a location of 644sq km, Torsa Strict Nature Reserve dwells in the significant distance at the western region in the kingdom.
Hunt for clues to Bigfoot's new home, maybe even get a glimpse of the legendary creature. The first event in the Passport to Fun Series; pick up a passport and earn stickers to win a prize.
Dragons appear in Anglo-Saxon tales, including the legendary creature in Beowulf, and the Anglo-Saxons also liked to use the twisting shapes of dragons to decorate jewellery, armour and other objects."
A legendary creature with the upper body of a woman and the tail of a fish
One Pennsylvania family has made it their mission to prove the existence of the legendary creature Bigfoot.
Sarah Perry's The Essex Serpent is the only novel on the list and is said to be a gothic tale about a village living in terror of a legendary creature. It received the most nominations.
Monteith takes her Bigfoot work seriously, but she says hiking through the woods, hunting for tracks and other signs of the creature is just plain fun, too--the culmination of a lifetime of interest in the legendary creature. "I was just always curious about it," she says.