Mythical Creatures List: 5 Fiction Favorites

You can have fun, even without dragons

Mythical Animals:

5. Griffin

Talk about a legendary creature. The griffin is an incredibly popular choice for fantasy travel. With the body of a lion and the face and wings of an eagle, you definitely don’t want to mess with this creature! This mythical creature makes an appearance in my short fantasy The Shadowed Assassin. You can also get this story for free by joining my newsletter!

4. Golem

The golem comes from Jewish folklore, typically made from clay or mud, and brought to life and controlled by someone. Typically they are a servant or protector for whoever created it, essentially doing whatever it was they were created for. After that, they typically just get in the way.

3. Mermaids

Mermaid or siren? Take your pick. The mythical sea creature with the head and torso of a human and the tail of a fish has been a myth for thousands of years. They even make appearances across different cultures, each with their own unique spin on the creature. Some associate them with floods, storms, shipwrecks, and luring victims, while others see them as benevolent creatures.

2. Oubastet

The oubastet is my own creation! This mythical beast is derived from many different creatures. The oubastet is a mixture of dragon and ‘bastet’, a magical monster that is similar to a large cat with bat-like wings. You might have also heard of Bastet, an Egyptian goddess of the sun. She is a warrior lioness with the body of a woman and the head of a lion.

1. Scylla

Pulled from Greek mythology, Scylla is a legendary sea monster typically seen teaming up with Charybdis, who controlled a whirlpool in a narrow strait. In avoiding Charybdis, sailors would inevitably run into Scylla’s trap. You might be familiar with Homer’s depiction in The Odyssey where Scylla plucks six men off the ship and devours them.

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