Mythical creatures gained popularity through literary circulation and story-telling. They are creatures which are believed to be real beings, but there isn’t enough evidence out there to prove that.
List of 10 Popular Mythical Creatures
1. Loch Ness Monster
The Loch Ness Monster is said to be a large aquatic animal which looks like a plesiosaur like reptile, reportedly seen in the waters of Loch Ness, Scotland.
Reports of the mysterious creature date back to the 6th century.
2. Mongolian Death Worm
The Mongolian Death Worm is said to exist in the Gobi Desert. It supposedly looks like a bright red worm with a wide body.
The mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature of the sea with the head and torso of a human female and the tail of a fish. In some cultures the Mermaid was considered to be a sea Goddess and the earliest of mermaid stories comes from Assyria around 1000 BCE.
4. Sea Serpent
Sea serpents are a kind of sea monster either fully or partly serpentine. The sightings of these creatures go back to hundreds of years. Although these creatures have been sighted on a number of occasions, there is no physical evidence available to prove that these serpents actually exist.
Abaddon means destruction, ruin, and perdition. Abaddon is also used to refer to the place of the dead. An Abaddon is regarded as the angel of the bottomless pit.
According to legend, Leviathan originally had a sea monster, crocodile or large snake as its mate. The Leviathan was a monstrous fish created on the fifth day of Creation.
In Greek mythology, the centaurs are a race of creatures that are part human and part horse. Their body consisted of the head, torso and arms of a man and the body and legs of a horse. Centaurs, it is believed, fought against anything evil.
Cyclops are a race of giants, with a single eye in the middle of the forehead.
A Minotaur is a creature from Greek mythology that is half human and half bull. It was said to have lived at the center of a great labyrinth built for King Minos.
The Abominable Snowman, or Metch-Kangmi in Tibetan, is a huge, hairy creature that walks upright and haunts the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
For more such mythical creatures also read: Mythical Creatures – Part 2.