List of reptilian humanoids

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The Dinosauroid, a hypothetical anthropomorphic sapient dinosaur.

Reptilian humanoids appear in folklore, science fiction, fantasy, and conspiracy theories.


  • Boreas (Aquilon to the Romans): the Greek god of the cold north wind, described by Pausanias as a winged man, sometimes with serpents instead of feet.[1]
  • Cecrops I: the mythical first King of Athens was half man, half snake.
  • Chaac: the Maya civilization rain god, depicted in iconography with a human body showing reptilian or amphibian scales, and with a non-human head evincing fangs and a long, pendulous nose.
  • Dragon Kings: creatures from Chinese mythology sometimes depicted as reptilian humanoids.
  • Some djinn in Islamic mythology are described as alternating between human and serpentine forms.
  • Echidna, the wife of Typhon in Greek mythology, was half woman, half snake.
  • Fu Xi: serpentine founding figure from Chinese mythology.
  • Glycon: a snake god who had the head of a man.
  • The Gorgons: Sisters in Greek mythology who had serpents for hair.
  • The Lamiai: female phantoms from Greek mythology depicted as half woman, half-serpent.
  • Nāga (Devanagari: नाग): half-human half-snake beings from Hindu mythology[2] said to live underground and interact with human beings on the surface.
  • Nüwa: serpentine founding figure from Chinese mythology.
  • Shenlong: a Chinese dragon thunder god, depicted with a human head and a dragon's body.
  • Serpent: an entity from the Genesis creation narrative occasionally depicted with legs, and sometimes identified with Satan, though its representations have been both male and female.[3]
  • Sobek: Ancient Egyptian crocodile-headed god.
  • Suppon No Yurei: A turtle-headed human ghost from Japanese mythology and folklore.
  • Tlaloc: Aztec god depicted as a man with snake fangs.
  • Typhon, the "father of all monsters" in Greek mythology, had a hundred snake-heads in Hesiod,[4] or else was a man from the waist up, and a mass of seething vipers from the waist down.
  • Xian: immortal beings in Taoism who were sometimes depicted as humanoids with reptile and human features in the Han Dynasty[5]
  • Wadjet pre-dynastic snake goddess of Lower Egypt - sometimes depicted as half snake, half woman.
  • Zahhak, a figure from Zoroastrian mythology who, in Ferdowsi's epic Shahnameh, grows a serpent on either shoulder.


Fringe theories

Scientific speculation


A wide range of fictional works depict reptilian humanoids.



A Draconian mask, on display at the National Space Centre

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Roleplaying and strategy games

Dungeons & Dragons

Platform and fighting games

See also


  1. ^ Pausanias (2012). Pausanias's Description of Greece. Cambridge University Press. pp. 616–. ISBN 978-1-108-04725-8.
  2. ^ Elgood, Heather (2000). Hinduism and the Religious Arts. London: Cassell. p. 234. ISBN 0-304-70739-2.
  3. ^ Olson, Dennis T. (1996). Numbers. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press. pp. 135–8. ISBN 978-0-8042-3104-6.
  4. ^ Hesiod, Theogony 823–835.
  5. ^ Wallace, Leslie V. (2001). "BETWIXT AND BETWEEN: Depictions of Immortals (Xian) in Eastern Han Tomb Reliefs". Ars Orientalis. 41: 73, 79.
  6. ^ Idema, Wilt L. (2009). The White Snake and Her Son: A Translation of the Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak with Related Texts. Hackett Publishing. ISBN 9781603843751.
  7. ^ Lewis, Tyson; Richard Kahn (Winter 2005). "The Reptoid Hypothesis: Utopian and Dystopian Representational Motifs in David Icke's Alien Conspiracy Theory". Utopian Studies. 16 (1): 45–75. doi:10.5325/utopianstudies.16.1.0045. S2CID 143047194.
  8. ^ Frel, Jan (1 September 2010). "Inside the Great Reptilian Conspiracy: From Queen Elizabeth to Barack Obama – They Live!". Alternet. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
  9. ^ Russell, D. A.; Séguin, R. (1982). "Reconstruction of the small Cretaceous theropod Stenonychosaurus inequalis and a hypothetical dinosauroid". Syllogeus. 37: 1–43.