mythical creature


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Noun1.mythical creature - a monster renowned in folklore and mythmythical creature - a monster renowned in folklore and myth
mythical being - an imaginary being of myth or fable
legendary creature - a monster that is unverifiable but popularly accepted as possibly factual
monster - an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts
amphisbaena - (classical mythology) a serpent with a head at each end of its body
basilisk - (classical mythology) a serpent (or lizard or dragon) able to kill with its breath or glance
centaur - (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
Cerberus, hellhound - (Greek mythology) the three-headed dog guarding the entrance to Hades; son of Typhon
Chimaera, Chimera - (Greek mythology) fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head and a goat's body and a serpent's tail; daughter of Typhon
cockatrice - monster hatched by a reptile from a cock's egg; able to kill with a glance
dragon, firedrake - a creature of Teutonic mythology; usually represented as breathing fire and having a reptilian body and sometimes wings
Geryon - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with three heads that was slain by Hercules
Gorgon - (Greek mythology) any of three winged sister monsters and the mortal Medusa who had live snakes for hair; a glance at Medusa turned the beholder to stone
griffin, griffon, gryphon - winged monster with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion
Harpy - (Greek mythology) vicious winged monster; often depicted as a bird with the head of a woman
Hydra - (Greek mythology) monster with nine heads; when struck off each head was replaced by two new ones; "Hydra was slain by Hercules"
leviathan - monstrous sea creature symbolizing evil in the Old Testament
mantichora, manticora, manticore, mantiger - a mythical monster having the head of man (with horns) and the body of a lion and the tail of a scorpion
Minotaur - (Greek mythology) a mythical monster with the head of a bull and the body of a man; slain by Theseus
Nemean lion - (Greek mythology) an enormous lion strangled by Hercules as the first of his 12 labors
roc - mythical bird of prey having enormous size and strength
salamander - reptilian creature supposed to live in fire
Sphinx - (Greek mythology) a riddling winged monster with a woman's head and breast on a lion's body; daughter of Typhon
troll - (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
Typhoeus - (Greek mythology) son of Gaea and Tartarus who created the whirlwinds; had a terrifying voice and 100 dragon heads that spurted fire
Typhon - (Greek mythology) a monster with a hundred heads who breathed out flames; son of Typhoeus and father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx
loup-garou, lycanthrope, werewolf, wolfman - a monster able to change appearance from human to wolf and back again
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On their way to the shoreline, Putugug and Kublu run into their grandfather, who has a stern warning: Always beware when playing on the shore, because you never know if a qalupalik, a mythical creature that snatches children, is lying in wait under the ice.
The name comes from "the knocker", a mythical creature who would knock on mine walls as a warning just before cave-ins.
A photo of a balloon art installation styled as an ancient Chinese mythical creature by a junior high school student, surnamed Hung (?), has wowed a great number of netizens and garnered more than 48,000 likes after it was posted on the Facebook community.
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The aim is to keep your mythical creature alive for as long as you can.
The cute mythical creature is currently tipped to be one of the top sellers this Christmas (only a couple of hundred days to go!) Fortunately, you can already pre-order at Smyths for expected availability in September, but it is due to be in stock at Argos this month for PS49.99 from August.
Pointing to the "Mermaid Syndrome," the medical term being Sirenomelia, Fitzharris said that it could have inspired the stories regarding the mythical creature.
According to Bryan Sykes, professor of human genetics at the university, the most likely explanation for the existence of the mythical creature, which is believed to reside in the High Himalayas, is that it is a hybrid, the Mirror reported.
The festivities to see in the Year of the Dragon included a dramatic firecracker display and dancers in outfits representing the mythical creature.
This year is the Year of the Dragon, a powerful, mythical creature that is believed to bring good luck in many Asian countries.