Extraordinary, supernatural, even extraterrestrial stories arouse the admiration of young and old alike. In this article, you will discover or rediscover 15 Legends Of Mythical And Mythological Animals. Most of them are based on completely far-fetched facts that nevertheless leave a great deal of unexplained and mysterious. Others come from historical mythologies, such as Japanese myths, relayed by monks whose wisdom is only equalled by their consumption of Matcha Tea. Stemming from ancient mythologies that have been proven to be beliefs over the centuries, mythical creatures still populate our imaginations today, sometimes with delight. Even though we know that this is totally false and irrational. These are creatures that have their place in many fictions today. Wear your best Unicorn Bed Set and enjoy the reading.
Stemming from ancient mythologies that have been proven to be beliefs over the centuries, mythical creatures still populate our imaginations today, sometimes with delight. Even though we know it’s totally false and irrational. These are creatures that have their place in many fictions today. This helps to keep the myth alive in relation to religious beliefs or legendary stories. From the Loch Ness Monster to the Unicorn to the Evil Dragon, focus on monsters from urban legends and Greek mythology.
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The Big Foot
➡️ The Big Foot is a kind of huge gorilla that would have existed in North America. In Canada, the Big Foot is called Sasquatch. Many individuals have tried to prove its existence because of its droppings, or other animal species that have died in specific ways. These people have also bet on giant footprints. Alas, No BigFoot Corpse Has Been Found Or Caught.
➡️ The Yeti, nicknamed the Abominable Snowman, is a cousin of the Big Foot. His tracks can be found in the Himalayan mountains. Like big football, Many Footprints Have Been Identified. Some people claim to have seen him, but no one has been able to take a picture of him. It would present similarities with the polar bear.
The Loch Ness Monster
➡️ The Loch Ness monster also called Nessie is linked to a legend from Scotland dating back to 565. The Myth Came Back In 1930 With A “New Appearance” Of Nessie. Since the 60’s, an investigation office has been analyzing the phenomena related to the Loch Ness lake. The monster would be similar to a species of dinosaur. The legend came back to the first one with the appearance of Nessie and an Apple app.
The beast of gevaudan
➡️ The Beast Of Gévaudan is a Huge Wolf That Is Said To Have Attacked Many Humans between the 1700s and 1767. The beast of Gévaudan would in fact be an alibi to give the Count of Morangiès the opportunity to satisfy his serial killer impulses. If you are passionate about this legend, you can watch the film Le Pacte des Loups.
➡️ Synonymous with purity, the unicorn is a mythical animal. There has never been a horse with Narwhal horn. The First Stories About Unicorns Date Back To The Time Of Ancient Greece called Pegasus. A time when chimeras and griffins existed in the unconscious of individuals. There is also the Chinese Unicorn the Qilin!
➡️ The big octopus we see in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean never existed either. However, several fishermen have explained that they were attacked by a gigantic beast that lived in the sea. Scientists have in fact realized that The Fishermen Had Mistaken The Supposed Animal For Giant Squid. Giant squids are very real, and can grow up to 20 meters long.
➡️ The dahu is an animal similar to the chamois, and lives in the Swiss and French Alps. Legend has it that this animal only moves on the sides of mountains because Its Left And Right Legs Are Not The Same Size. This is obviously a legend passed on by the mountain people to make fun of the city people . The idea is to hunt the Dahu but to never find its trace.
➡️ The so-called “goat sucker” is a Creature That Is Believed To Have Originated In South America. It has a morphology that includes red eyes, two holes in the nostrils, a mouth with fangs and black hair. Its body resembles that of a bat. To other people it is similar To The Roswell Monster. The first traces of this animal date back to the early 90s. At that time, many goats and cows were found dead with circular holes at the base of their necks and completely drained of their blood !
The new jersey devil
➡️ At the beginning of the 20th century, a monster had a ram’s head, a long neck, and very long wings. As well as front legs shorter than its hind legs. This one is thought to have appeared in the United States. The legend says that the devil of New Jersey would be the 13th child of a witch who would have said at the time of the delivery of her 12th child that if she gave birth again, her child would be the devil. The Child Was Eventually Born Human But Would Have Transformed after its birth. He would have killed his infant before fleeing up the chimney.
The roswell monster
➡️ It’s the world’s most popular alien, but it’s still a myth. There’s Never Been An Autopsy Of A Man From The Far Reaches Of Space. The video that was released 50 years after the Roswell story was a joke.
➡️ It’s a fabulous bird that appeared 3000 years ago in Egypt. It is connected to the sun worship in Greek mythology. It is so noble and sacred that There Is Only One. According to the legend, the Phoenix has a lifespan of 500 years, and assures its descendants by making a nest of aromatic branches and incense in which it will burn to be Reborn From Its Ashes. It evokes the concepts of immortality, resurrection and purity.
➡️ The Leviathan is a monster from the Bible. It appeared in the Old Testament as a multi-headed aquatic monster. It is a hybrid creature. A Mixture Of A Dragon, A Snake And A Fish. It is very famous in the art world. We find traces of him in many paintings. It is also very present in literature (Moby Dick, or Paul Auster’s Leviathan…). Takes a preponderant place in the history of the 7th art. (Atlantis in particular) and even the universe of video games.
➡️ A creature that is a mixture of man and horse, the Centaurs are a wild tribe that in Greek mythology meant The Reactions Of Human Beings Approaching Animals. The forces of nature such as the mountain and the forest are personified.there are in fact different Centaurs: the centaur, which has a horse’s body with a bust of a man. The bucentaur, with a body of a bull. The onocentaur, with a body of a bull. The onocentaur is crossed with a donkey. Finally, we have the triton centaur, who has a body of a seahorse.
➡️ Mermaids are mythical creatures in the form of women. Thus, they are represented as a mixture half woman, half fish. However, they were, according to Greek Mythology, Half-Woman, Half-Bird Beings. They flew over the sea and attracted the sailors with their songs to the coasts in order to devour them.
The fish mermaid did not appear until the early Middle Ages. Its current representation is linked to Andersen’s tale, published in 1837, and to Disney’s cartoon.
The animals of Greek mythology
➡️ In the following lines are listed the animals of Greek mythology.
- CAUCASIAN EAGLE – Eagle that was called the “winged dog of Zeus”, which gnawed on Prometheus’ liver. It was by Heracles.
- ARGOS – Dog of Odysseus who recognized him when he returned from Ithaca and died shortly after.
- AMALTHEA – Naiad, nurse of Zeus, represented by a goat. One of her horns was used to make the horn of plenty; Amalthea was put in the rank of stars with her two kids.
- ARION – Name of the immortal horse that Poseidon raised from the earth to show his benevolence towards Attica. It is also the same name of the horse resulting from the union of Demeter and Poseidon. He was the horse of Heracles and then of Adraste.
- BASILIC – Snake born of the blood that came from the severed head of the Gorgon Medusa.
- BALIOS – Immortal horse of Achilles, born of the Podargé Harpy and Zephyr. He was bequeathed by Poseidon to Peleus when he married Thetis.
- DOE OF CERYNIA – A large doe that was captured by Heracles during his work number 3.
- ARES HORSES – Those horses that were immortal were the children of Boreas and an Erinye. They were capable of blowing fire through their nostrils.
- HORSES OF THE DIOSCURI – Immortal horses born of the Podargé Harpy and Zephyr.
- EOS HORSES – Immortal horses (Lampos and Phaeton) that pulled the chariot from Eos.
- HORSES OF ERCHTE – Immortal horses born of Boreas and Alopos who were to pull the chariot of the king of Athens Erechteus.
- HORSES OF HELIOS – Immortal horses (Actaeon, Asterope, Bronte, Chronos, Eritrea, Ethion, Euos, Lampos, Phlegon, Pyrenees) that pulled the chariot of the Sun and several gods.
- POSEIDON HORSES – Immortal horses pulling Poseidon’s chariot.
- MARES OF DIOMEDES – Cavales raised by Diomedes and who ate human flesh. They were tamed by Heracles when he carried out his 8th work.
- LAELAPS – Infallible dog that always managed to catch its prey. Artemis entrusted him to Minos who gave him to Procris as a gift.
- NEMESIS LION – This lion, whose skin was so hard that neither iron nor bronze could damage it, was the monstrous offspring of Echidna and Apollodore’s Typhon. And in another version, Chimera and the dog Orthros, children of Echidna, according to Hesiod. However, some authors like Epimenides of Knossos think that it was the work of Selene. He was then his child, a creation that was part of the sea foam at the request of Hera who raised him, as Hesiod indicates. Enormous Lion killed by Heracles during his first work.
- PEGASE – Winged horse
- PHENIX – Legendary bird
- PHLOGEOS – Horse of the Dioscuri
- TAWNY VIXEN – This fox had been sent by Dionysus because the descendants of Cadmos had been removed from the throne of Thebes to avenge the death of the Sphinx). The animal could never be caught and ravaged the country so much that the inhabitants gave it a child every month to make sure that it did not catch any more.
- CALYDON BOAR – Wild boar that was sent by Artemis to destroy the land of Aeneas, king of Calydon. The boar of Calydon was hunted by Meleagre.
- ERYMANTHEM BOAR – A gigantic boar that filled the inhabitants of Erymanthe in Arcadia with terror. He was killed by Heracles on his fourth job.
- CROMMYON SOW – Child of Typhon and Echidna after Apollodore, and mother of Calydon’s boar. Killed by Theseus. Her name is also Phaea, after the woman who fed her.
- XANTHOS – Immortal horse of Achilles, born of the Podargé Harpy and Zephyr. He was given by Poseidon to Peleus at the time of his marriage with Thetis.
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