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]

Antelopes and deer[edit]

Aquatic and marine mammals[edit]

Arthropods[edit]

Bats[edit]

Bears[edit]

Birds[edit]

Bovines[edit]

Camelids[edit]

Canids[edit]

Caprids[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]

Procyonids[edit]

  • 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.

Insectivores[edit]

  • 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.

Ungulates[edit]

Cryptid animals[edit]

Main article: list of cryptids

Body parts, creatures associated with[edit]

Blood[edit]

Bone[edit]

Eye[edit]

Face[edit]

Hair[edit]

Head[edit]

Limbs[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 (love)|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 and subterranean[edit]

Fire[edit]

Light and rainbow[edit]

Metal and gold[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]

Corporeal[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geryon". Theoi. Retrieved 10 February 2017. a three-bodied, four-winged giant