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List of reptilian humanoids

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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.
  • Kappa: Turtle-like humanoids from Japanese mythology and folklore.

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