Mythological Bestiary

First collection of mythological creatures reinterpretations that I made based on real myths and folklore of different cultures. I learned fascinating things about it.

Icelandic mythology
- A legendary sea monster of giant size usually known to have the shape of a massive octopus, that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland. -
Norse mythology
- They live in the depths of the North Sea, and only come to the surface when the moon is full, which light gives them a bright hair. These mermaids always avoid all human contact. -
Japanese folklore
- They are mythical ghosts, generally umbrellas, with one eye and jump around with one leg, but sometimes they have two arms or two eyes among other features, and they also sometimes depicted to have a long tongue. -
Scandinavian folklore
- Male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown in lakes or streams. -
Japanese folklore
- It's described as having a flabby appearance and a pungent body odor. It appears as a blob of flesh with a hint of a face in the folds of fat. Though largely amorphous, fingers, toes. -
Japanese mythology
- It's a type of Japanese yōkai. There are two types, the ones whose necks stretch, and the ones whose heads come off and fly around freely. They often appear in classical kaidan and essays, and they are often the subject of yōkai depictions, but it has also been pointed out that they may have simply been created as a pastime for inventing supernatural stories. -
Bulgarian folklore
- Hellish creature that comes out of dark attics at night to terrorize little children. It's a common allusion to a mythical monster in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance. -
Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore

- They are very strong and dangerous, but slow and dim-witted, and as turning to stone upon contact with sunlight. -
Slavic folklore
- She is a supernatural being who appears as a deformed, old and ferocious-looking woman. Baba Yaga flies around in a mortar, wields a pestle, and dwells deep in the forest in a hut usually described as standing on chicken legs. -
Greek/Roman mythology
- They were members of a primordial race of giants, each with a single eye in the middle of his forehead. -

Austro-Bavarian Alpine folklore

- A horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon" who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved. -
Greek mythology
- It's a legendary creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle's talons as its front feet. Because the lion was traditionally considered the king of the beasts and the eagle the king of birds, the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. -
Japanese mythology
- It's a Japanese yōkai that steals the corpses of those who have died as a result of accumulating evil deeds. -

Greek mythology
- She was a monster, a Gorgon, generally described as a winged human female with a hideous face and living venomous snakes in place of hair. Gazers on her face would turn to stone. -
Southeast Asian folk mythology
- She is usually a female midwife who has made a pact with the devil to gain supernatural powers. It is said that the midwife has broken a stipulation in the pact "not to eat meat for 40 days"; having broken the pact she has been forever cursed to become a bloodsucking vampire/demon. The midwife keeps a vat of vinegar in her house. After detaching her head and flying around in the night looking for blood, the Penanggalan will come home and immerse her entrails in the vat of vinegar in order to shrink them for easy entry back into her body. -
Greek mythology
- It's a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor. -
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