Common Eland
The common eland (Taurotragus oryx) lives in the vast savannas and steppes of the African continent
Legendary creature
A legendary creature is an animal described in non-historical or yet to be verified stories that sometimes involve the supernatural. Other legendary animals, such as the unicorn, were documented in ac...
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Jinnalaluo
The jinnalaluo (also called kimnaras, feiren, and yeishen) were divine creatures with human bodies and animal's heads that were featured in Buddhist mythology.
These beings resemble human bodies a...
Chiranjivi
Chiranjivi (Sanskrit nominative sing. ciranjīvī, चिरंजीवी) are immortal living beings in Hinduism who are to remain alive on Earth through this Kali Yuga till its very end.
The term is a combinati...
Common Eland
The common eland (Taurotragus oryx) lives in the vast savannas and steppes of the African continent
Divine twins
The Divine twins are a mytheme of Proto-Indo-European mythology.O'Brien (1982) reconstructs a horse goddess with twin offspring, pointing to Gaulish Epona, Irish Macha (the twins reflected in Macha's ...
Fictional depictions of worms
Worms have played major roles in world mythology and its associated literatures. The word was often used to describe creatures now classified as caterpillars, millipedes, snakes, maggots, and lizards,...
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Vanara
Vānara (Sanskrit: वानर) refers to a group of people living in forests in the Hindu epic Ramayana and its various versions. In Ramayana, the Vanaras help Rama defeat Ravana. The Vanaras also appear...
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New Zealand Globster
The New Zealand Globster was a large unidentified carcass that washed ashore at Muriwai, on the west coast of North Island, New Zealand, in 1968. It was 30 ft (9.1 m) long and 8 ft (2.4...
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Elephant's graveyard
An elephants' graveyard (also written elephant graveyard or elephant's graveyard) is a place in Africa where, according to legend, older elephants instinctively direct themselves when they reach a cer...
Ornithomancy
Ornithomancy (modern term from Greek ornis "bird" and manteia "divination"; in Ancient Greek: οἰωνίζομαι "take omens from the flight and cries of birds") is an Ancient Greek practice of reading omens ...
Brahmarakṣasa
Brahm Rakshas or Brahma-Rakshasa are fierce demon spirits in Hindu mythology.
Brahm Rakshas is actually the spirit of a Brahmin, a dead scholar of high birth, who has done evil things in his life ...
Shangyang (rainbird)
The Shangyang (or shang yang) in Chinese mythology was a rainbird. It was one of several important mythical birds in this tradition. The Shangyang was particularly associated with the Lord of Rain, Y...
Jingwei
Jingwei (simplified Chinese: 精卫; traditional Chinese: 精衛; pinyin: jīngwèi) is the name of a character in Chinese mythology. Originally the daughter of the emperor Yandi, she perished at a ...
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Vidyadhara
Vidyadhara(s) (Sanskrit: विद्याधर, Vidyādhara, literally "wisdom-holders") are a group of supernatural beings in Hindu mythology. They possess magical powers and dwell in the Himalayas. They also ...
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Maya jaguar gods
The pre-Columbian Maya religion knew various jaguar gods, in addition to jaguar demi-gods, (ancestral) protectors, and transformers. The main jaguar deities are discussed below. Their associated narra...
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Kanjirottu Yakshi
Kanjirottu Yakshi (Chiruthevi) is a folkloric vampire. She was born into an affluent Padamangalam Nair tharavad by name Mangalathu at Kanjiracode in Southern Travancore (now in Tamil Nadu). She was a ...
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Qingniao
The Qingniao (traditional Chinese: 青鳥; simplified Chinese: 靑鸟; pinyin: qīngniǎo; literally: "Blue (or Green) Bird (or birds)") were Blue or Green Birds which appear in C...
Gana
The word Gaṇa (Devanagari: गण), in Sanskrit, means "flock, troop, multitude, number, tribe, series, class" (Monier Williams's dictionary). It can also be used to refer to a "body of attendants" and c...
Nantucket Blob
The Nantucket Blob was an unidentified mass (globster) that washed ashore on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, sometime during November 1996. Analysis of samples in 2004 suggests that the Nantucket Blo...
Nantucket Blob - Wikipedia
Olmec were-jaguar
The were-jaguar was both an Olmec motif and a supernatural entity, perhaps a deity. The were-jaguar motif is characterized by almond-shaped eyes, a downturned open mouth, and a cleft head. It appears ...
Olmec were-jaguar - Wikipedia
Yamaduta
Yamaduts are messengers of death according to Hinduism, and are agents of Yamaraja. Yamaduts tell people or souls that they are dead and take them to the afterlife.
Fiery flying serpent
The fiery flying serpent is a creature mentioned in the Book of Isaiah (30:6).
References to "fiery serpents" lacking a mention of flight can be found in several places in the Hebrew Bible.