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This is a list of legendary creatures from various historical mythologies. Its entries include species of legendary creature and unique creatures, but not individuals of a particular species. Creatures of modern invention are not included.

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B

Image:Al-Buraf Hafifa.jpg
Buraq from a 17th-century Mughal miniature

C

Image:Leprechaun or Clurichaun.png
A representation of a Clurichaun in T. C. Croker's Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland

D

Image:Dragon chinois.jpg
Chinese dragon, color engraving on wood, Chinese school, nineteenth century

E

Image:Erl king sterner.jpg
"The Erlking", by Albert Sterner, ca. 1910

F

G

Image:Medusa by Caravaggio.jpg
Baroque Medusa (A gorgon) combined beauty and horror: Medusa, after 1590, by Caravaggio.


H

I

J

Image:Thor and Hymir.jpg
Thor goes fishing for Jörmungandr in this picture from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript.

K

Image:Korrigan.jpg
Depiction of a "Korrigan", small elf of the Celtic forests

L

Image:Rangda statue.jpg
A statue of Rangda, the queen of the Leyak.

M

Image:Mami Wata poster.png
Contemporary poster of a Mami Wata, "serpent priestess" painted by Hamburg, German artist Schleisinger, ca. 1926, displayed in shrines as a popular image of Mami Wata in Africa and in the Diaspora. <ref>Jell-Bahlsen 1997, p. 105</ref><ref>Chesi 1997, p. 255)</ref>

N

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A Hoysala sculpture of a Nāga couple. Halebidu.

O

Image:Ouroboros.png
1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos of an Ouroboros, in alchemical tract titled Synosius.

P

Image:Piasa Bird May06.jpg
A modern painting of the "Piasa Bird", on the bluffs of the Mississippi River in Alton. Wings were not present in the original painting.

Q

R

Image:RainbowSerpent.jpg
Australian Aboriginal rock painting of the "Rainbow Serpent".

S

T

U

Image:Urmahlullu.jpg
Urmahlullu relief from a bathroom in the palace of Assurbanipal in Ninevah

V

Image:YaxchilanDivineSerpent.jpg
A Vision Serpent, detail of Lintel 15 at the Classic Maya site of Yaxchilan

W

Image:GermanWoodcut1722.jpg
A German woodcut of a Werewolf from 1722

X

Y

Image:Yale salient.gif
Heraldic image of a Yale.

Z

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