List of legendary creatures by type
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This is a list of legendary creatures from mythology, folklore and fairy tales, sorted by their classification or affiliation. Creatures from modern fantasy fiction and role-playing games are not included.
Animals, creatures associated withEdit
Antelopes and deerEdit
Aquatic and marine mammalsEdit
- Balayang (Australian)-
- Chupacabra (Latin American)- Alleged creature reputed to attack and drink the blood of livestock, occasionally described with bat-like features.
- Camazotz (Mayan bat-god)
- Leutogi (Polynesian)
- Minyades (Greek)- Three sisters who refused to take part in the worship of Dionysus, and turned into bats by Hermes.
- Nyctimene (Roman)- Transformed into a bat by Minerva.
- Tjinimin (Australian)
- Vetala (Hindu)- Vampiric entity that takes over cadavers.
- Allocamelus – A donkey-headed camel.
Musteloids, mongoose and civetsEdit
Pigs and boarsEdit
Rabbits and haresEdit
Note: see Dragon
Serpents and wormsEdit
- Azeban is a lower-level trickster spirit in Abenaki mythology. The traditional homeland of the Abenaki is Wobanakik (Place of the Dawn), what is now called northern New England and southern Quebec. Azeban (also spelled Azban, Asban or Azaban) is a raccoon, the Abenaki trickster figure. Pronounced ah-zuh-bahn. Azeban does many foolish and/or mischievous things in Abenaki folktales, but unlike animal tricksters in some other tribes, is not dangerous or malevolent.
- Lavellan A Lavellan, làbh-allan, la-mhalan or la-bhallan etc. is a mythological creature from northern Scotland. It was generally considered to be a kind of rodent, and indeed the name "làbh-allan" is also used for a water shrew or water vole in Scottish Gaelic. It was however, reportedly larger than a rat, very noxious, and lived in deep pools in rivers. Its poisonous abilities were legendary, and it was said to be able to injure cattle over a hundred feet away.
This listing includes creatures that are man-made, mechanical or of alchemical origins.
Body parts, creatures associated withEdit
Note: see [[#* Alan
Concepts, creatures associated withEdit
Immortality and deathEdit
Fertility and human sexualityEdit
Birth and rebirthEdit
Luck and wealthEdit
Love and RomanceEdit
Dream and mindEdit
Note: see Talking animal
Time and technologyEdit
Elements, creatures associated withEdit
Air and windEdit
Earth and subterraneanEdit
Light and rainbowEdit
Metal and goldEdit
Thunder and lightningEdit
Habitats, creatures associated withEdit
Cave and undergroundEdit
Celestial and heavenEdit
Temperate forest and woodlandEdit
Tropical forest and jungleEdit
Temperate grassland and gardenEdit
Lake and riverEdit
Mountain and hillEdit
Swamp and marshEdit
Volcano and lavaEdit
Polar, ice, and winterEdit
Urban and houseEdit
Underworld and hellEdit
- see Mythic humanoids