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List of reptilian humanoids

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For reptilian humanoids in conspiracy theories and ufology, see Reptilians.
The Dinosauroid, a speculated sapient dinosaur

Reptilian humanoids comprise a common motif in mythology, folklore, science fiction, fantasy, conspiracy theories, ufology, and cryptozoology.

In mythology

Reptilian humanoids in world mythology include:



  • Echidna, the wife of Typhon in Greek mythology, was half woman, half snake.
  • Enchanted Moura from Portuguese and Galician folklore appears as a snake with long blonde hair.
  • The Gorgons: Sisters in Greek mythology who had serpents for hair.
  • The Lamia: a child-devouring female demon from Greek mythology depicted as half woman, half serpent.
  • Nüwa: serpentine founding figure from Chinese mythology
  • Wadjet pre-dynastic snake goddess of Lower Egypt - sometimes depicted as half snake, half woman
  • The White Snake: a figure from Chinese folklore


  • Some djinn in Islamic mythology are described as alternating between human and serpentine forms.
  • Nāga (Devanagari: नाग): reptilian beings from Hindu mythology said to live underground and interact with human beings on the surface.
  • The Serpent: a character from the Genesis creation narrative occasionally depicted with legs, and sometimes identified with Satan, though its representations have been both male and female.

In cryptozoology

Purported reptilian humanoid cryptids include:

In ufology and conspiracy theories

In scientific speculation

In fiction

A wide range of fictional works depict reptilian humanoids.



Doctor Who

Star Trek








Roleplaying and strategy games

Dungeons & Dragons

Platform and fighting games

See also