mythical being

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Noun1.mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fablemythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
halcyon - a mythical bird said to breed at the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea and to have the power of calming the winds and waves
imaginary being, imaginary creature - a creature of the imagination; a person that exists only in legends or myths or fiction
mythical creature, mythical monster - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
phoenix - a legendary Arabian bird said to periodically burn itself to death and emerge from the ashes as a new phoenix; according to most versions only one phoenix lived at a time and it renewed itself every 500 years
houri - (Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise
Amazon - (Greek mythology) one of a nation of women warriors of Scythia (who burned off the right breast in order to use a bow and arrow more effectively)
Gog and Magog - biblical names of the enemies of God's people who wage war against God at the end of the world; "in the Book of Ezekiel Gog is a ruler from the land of Magog but in the Book of Revelation Gog and Magog are nations under the rule of Satan"
golem - (Jewish folklore) an artificially created human being that is given life by supernatural means
hero - (classical mythology) a being of great strength and courage celebrated for bold exploits; often the offspring of a mortal and a god
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