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.

Contents

Animals, creatures associated with[edit]

Amphibians[edit]

Antelopes and deer[edit]

Aquatic and marine mammals[edit]

Arthropods[edit]

Bats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Birds[edit]

Bovines[edit]

Camelids[edit]

Canines[edit]

Caprids[edit]

Cnidarians[edit]

Equines[edit]

Felines[edit]

Fish[edit]

Hyenas[edit]

Marsupials[edit]

Molluscs[edit]

Musteloids, mongoose and Civets[edit]

Pachyderms[edit]

Pangolins[edit]

Pigs and Boars[edit]

Primates[edit]

Rabbits and hares[edit]

Reptiles, limbed[edit]

Rodents[edit]

Serpents and worms[edit]

Monotremes[edit]

Xenarthrans[edit]

Insectivores[edit]

Cryptid animals[edit]

See a list of cryptids

Artificial creatures[edit]

This listing includes creatures that are man-made, mechanical or of alchemical origins.

Body parts, creatures associated with[edit]

Blood[edit]

Bone[edit]

Eye[edit]

Face[edit]

Hair[edit]

Head[edit]

Limb[edit]

Mouth[edit]

Skin[edit]

Tail[edit]

Neck[edit]

Torso[edit]

Concepts, creatures associated with[edit]

Evil eye[edit]

Immortality and death[edit]

Fertility and human sexuality[edit]

Birth and rebirth[edit]

Luck and wealth[edit]

Sound[edit]

Love and romance[edit]

Dream and mind[edit]

Talk[edit]

Note: see Talking animal

Wisdom[edit]

Time and Technology[edit]

Light[edit]

Demons[edit]

Elements, creatures associated with[edit]

Aether[edit]

Air and wind[edit]

Darkness[edit]

Earth[edit]

This listing also includes subterranean and cave-dwelling creatures:

Fire[edit]

Light and rainbow[edit]

Metal and gold (metalsmith and treasure)[edit]

Thunder and lightning[edit]

Water[edit]

Habitats, creatures associated with[edit]

Cave and underground[edit]

Celestial and heaven[edit]

Desert[edit]

Temperate forest and woodland[edit]

Tropical forest and jungle[edit]

Temperate grassland and garden[edit]

Savanna[edit]

Lake and river[edit]

Mountain and hill[edit]

Sea[edit]

Swamp and marsh[edit]

Volcano and lava[edit]

Polar, ice, and Winter[edit]

Urban and house[edit]

Underworld and hell[edit]

Humanoids[edit]

see Mythic humanoids

Hybrids[edit]

see List of hybrid creatures

Astronomical objects, creatures associated with[edit]

Sun[edit]

Moon[edit]

Constellation[edit]

World[edit]

Plants, creatures associated with[edit]

Shapeshifters[edit]

see List of shapeshifters

Times, creatures associated with[edit]

Day and diurnal[edit]

Night and nocturnal[edit]

Undead[edit]

Incorporeal[edit]

Corporeal[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]