An example of a Chimera; an animal that has more than one distinct genetic trait.
I like researching cryptids and other mythological beasts so I thought I would share all of the different fantasy creatures I have learned about over the years.
Fantasy Creatures From Around The World:
Á Bao A Qu (Malay) – Entity that lives in the Tower of Victory in Chitor.
Aatxe (Basque) – Evil spirit that takes the form of a bull.
Abada (African) – Small type of unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo.
Äbädä (Tatar) – Forest spirit.
Abaia (Melanesian) – Huge magical eel.
Abarimon (Medieval Bestiaries) – Savage humanoid with backward feet.
Abath (Malay) – One-horned animal.
Abatwa (Zulu) – Little people that ride ants.
Abumi-guchi (Japanese) – Furry creature formed from the stirrup of a mounted military commander.
Abura-akago (Japanese) – Oil-drinking infant.
Abura-bō (Japanese) – Spectral fire from Shiga Prefecture, in which the shape of a monk can often be seen.
Abura-sumashi (Japanese) – Ghost of oil thieves.
Acephali (Greek) – Headless humanoids.
Acheri (Indian) – Disease-bringing ghost.
Achiyalabopa (Puebloan) – Rainbow-feathered birds.
Achlis (Roman) – Curious elk.
Adar Llwch Gwin (Welsh) – Giant birds that understand human languages.
Adaro (Solomon Islands) – Malevolent merfolk.
Adhene (Manx) – Nature spirit.
Adlet (Inuit) – Vampiric dog-human hybrid.
Adroanzi (Lugbara) – Nature spirit.
Adze (Ewe people) – African vampiric forest being.
Aerico (Macedonian) – Disease demon.
Afanc (Welsh) – Lake monster (exact lake varies by story).
Agathodaemon (Greek) – Spirit of vinefields and grainfields.
Agloolik (Inuit) – Ice spirit that aids hunters and fishermen.
Agogwe (East Africa) – Small, ape-like humanoid.
Ahkiyyini (Inuit) – Animated skeleton that causes shipwrecks.
Ahuizotl (Aztec) – Anthropophagous dog-monkey hybrid.
Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) – Anthropophagous humanoid with eyes in its instep.
Aigikampoi (Etruscan) – Fish-tailed goat.
Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) – Man-eating Ogres.
Aitu (Polynesian) – Malevolent spirits or demons.
Aitvaras (Lithuanian) – Household spirit.
Ajatar (Finnish) – Dragon.
Akabeko (Japanese) – Red cow involved in the construction of Enzō-ji in Yanaizu, Fukushima.
Akamataa (Japanese) – Snake spirit from Okinawa.
Akaname (Japanese) -Bathroom spirit.
Akashita (Japanese) – Giant beast.
Akateko (Japanese) – Tree-dwelling monster.
Akhlut (Inuit) – Orca-wolf shapeshifter.
Akka (Finnish) – Female spirits or minor goddesses.
Akki (Japanese) – Large, grotesque humanoid
Akkorokamui (Ainu) – Sea monster.
Akuma (Japanese) – Evil spirit.
Akupara (Hindu) – Giant turtle that supports the world.
Akurojin-no-hi (Japanese) – Ghostly flame which causes disease.
Al (Armenian and Persian) – Spirit that steals unborn babies and livers from pregnant women.
Ala (Slavic) – Bad weather demon.
Alal (Chaldean) – Demon.
Alan (Philippine) – Winged humanoid that steals reproductive waste to make children.
Al Basti (Turkish) – Female night-demon.
Alce (Heraldic) – Wingless griffin.
Alicanto (Chilean) – Bird that eats gold and silver.
Alicorn – Technically a unicorn’s horn. In modern times is commonly misapplied to winged unicorns.
Alkonost (Slavic) – Angelic bird with human head and breasts.
Allocamelus (Heraldic) – Ass-camel hybrid.
Allu (Akkadian and Sumerian) – Faceless demon.
Almas (Mongolian) – Savage humanoid.
Al-mi’raj (Islamic) – One-horned rabbit.
Aloja (Catalan) – Female water spirit.
Alom-bag-winno-sis (Abenaki) – Little people and tricksters.
Alp (German) – Male night-demon.
Alphyn (Heraldic) – Lion-like creature, sometimes with dragon or goat forelegs.
Alp-luachra (Irish) – Parasitic fairy.
Al Rakim (Islamic) – Guard dog of the Seven Sleepers.
Alseid (Greek) – Grove nymph.
Alû (Assyrian) – Leprous demon.
Alux (Mayan) – Little people.
Amaburakosagi (Japanese) – Ritual disciplinary demon from Shikoku.
Amala (Tsimshian) – Giant who holds up the world.
Amamehagi (Japanese) – Ritual disciplinary demon from Hokuriku.
Amanojaku (Japanese) – Small demon.
Amarok (Inuit) – Giant wolf.
Amarum (Quechua) – Water boa spirit.
Amazake-babaa (Japanese) – Disease-causing hag.
Amefurashi (Japanese) – Child-like monster.
Amefurikozō (Japanese) – Child-like weather spirit.
Amemasu (Ainu) – Lake monster.
Ameonna (Japanese) – Female rain spirit.
Amikiri (Japanese) – Snake-bird-lobster hybrid.
Amorōnagu (Japanese) – Tennyo from the island of Amami Ōshima.
Amphiptere (Heraldic) – Winged serpent.
Amphisbaena (Greek) – Serpent with a head at each end.
Anakim (Jewish) – Giant.
Androsphinx (Ancient Egyptian) – Human-headed sphinx.
Angel (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, and Zoroastrian) – Heavenly being, usually depicted as a winged humanoid.
Angha (Persian) – Dog-lion-peacock hybrid.
Ani Hyuntikwalaski (Cherokee) – Lightning spirit.
Ankou (French) – Skeletal grave watcher with a lantern.
Anmo (Japanese) – Ritual disciplinary demon from Iwate Prefecture.
Antaeus (Greek) – A giant who was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground.
Antero Vipunen (Finnish) – Subterranean giant.
Aoandon (Japanese) – Spirit summoned at the end of a story-telling contest.
Ao Ao (Guaraní) – Anthropophagous peccary or sheep.
Aobōzu (Japanese) – Blue monk who kidnaps children.
Aonyōbō (Japanese) – Female ghost who lurks in an abandoned imperial palace.
Aosaginohi (Japanese) – Glowing heron.
Apkallu (Sumerian) – Fish-human hybrid that attends the god Enki.
Apsaras (Buddhist and Hindu) – Female cloud spirit.
Aqrabuamelu (Akkadian) – Human-scorpion hybrid.
Ardat-Lili (Akkadian) – Disease demon.
Argus Panoptes (Greek) – Hundred-eyed giant.
Arikura-no-baba (Japanese) – Old woman with magical powers.
Arimaspi (Greek) – One-eyed humanoid.
Arion (Greek) – Extremely swift horse with a green mane and the power of speech.
Arkan Sonney (Manx) – Fairy hedgehog.
Asag (Sumerian) – Hideous rock demon.
Asakku (Sumerian) – Demon.
Asanbosam (West Africa) – Iron-toothed vampire.
Asena (Turkic) – Blue-maned wolf.
A-senee-ki-wakw (Abenaki) – Stone-giant.
Ashi-magari (Japanese) – Invisible tendril that impedes movement.
Asiman (Dahomey) – Vampiric possession spirit.
Askefrue (Germanic) – Female tree spirit.
Ask-wee-da-eed (Abenaki) – Fire elemental and spectral fire.
Asobibi (Japanese) – Spectral fire from Kōchi Prefecture.
Aspidochelone (Medieval Bestiaries) – Island-sized whale or sea turtle.
Asrai (English) – Water spirit.
Astomi (Hindu) – Humanoid sustained by pleasant smells instead of food.
Aswang (Philippine) – Carrion-eating humanoid.
Atomy (English) – Surprisingly small creature.
Ato-oi-kozō (Japanese) – Invisible spirit that follows people.
Atshen (Inuit) – Anthropophagous spirit.
Auloniad (Greek) – Pasture nymph.
Avalerion (Medieval Bestiary) – King of the birds.
Awa-hon-do (Abenaki) – Insect spirit.
Axex (Ancient Egyptian) – Falcon-lion hybrid.
Ayakashi (Japanese) – Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil.
Ayakashi-no-ayashibi (Japanese) – Spectral fire from Ishikawa Prefecture.
Aziza (Dahomey) – Little people that help hunters.
Azukiarai (Japanese) – Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides.
Azukibabaa (Japanese) – Bean-grinding hag who devours people.
Azukitogi (Japanese) – Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides.
Baba Yaga (Slavic) – Forest spirit and hag.
Backoo (Guyanese) – Malevolent little people.
Bagiennik (Slavic) – Malevolent water spirit.
Bahamut (Arabian) – Giant fish.
Bashe (Chinese) – Elephant-swallowing serpent.
Bai Ze (Chinese) – Sheep-like animal.
Ba Jiao Gui (Chinese) – Banana tree spirit.
Bake-kujira (Japanese) – Ghost whale.
Bakeneko (Japanese) – Magical cat.
Bakezōri (Japanese) – Animated straw sandal.
Bakhtak (Iranian) – Night demon.
Baku (Japanese) – Dream-devouring, tapir-like creature.
Bakunawa (Philippine) – Sea serpent that causes eclipses.
Balaur (Romanian) – Multi-headed dragon.
Bannik (Slavic) – Bathhouse spirit.
Banshee (Irish) – Death spirit.
Barbegazi (Swiss) – Dwarf with giant, snowshoe-like feet.
Bardi (Trabzon) – Shapechanging death spirit.
Barghest – Yorkshire black dog.
Bar Juchne (Jewish) – Gigantic bird.
Barnacle Geese (Medieval folklore) – Geese which hatch from barnacles.
Barong (Balinese) – Tutelary spirit.
Basajaun (Basque) – Ancestral, megalith-building race.
Basan (Japanese) – Fire-breathing chicken.
BasCelik (Serbian) – A powerful and very evil winged man whose soul is not held by his body and can be subdued only by causing him to suffer dehydration.
Basilisco Chilote (Chilota) – Chicken-serpent hybrid.
Basilisk (Medieval Bestiaries) – Multi-limbed, venomous lizard.
Batibat (Philippine) – Female night-demon.
Batsu (Chinese) – Drought spirit.
Baubas (Lithuanian) – Malevolent spirit.
Baykok (Ojibwa) – Flying skeleton.
Bean Nighe (Irish) – Death spirit (a specific type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe).
Behemoth (Jewish) – Primal, gigantic land animal.
Bendigeidfran (Welsh) – Giant king.
Bennu (Egyptian) – Heron-like, regenerative bird, equivalent to (or inspiration of) the Phoenix.
Berehynia (Slavic) – Water spirit.
Bergrisar (Norse) – Mountain giant.
Bergsrå (Norse) – Mountain spirit.
Bestial beast (Brazilian) – Centauroid specter.
Betobeto-san (Japanese) – Invisible spirit which follows people at night, making the sound of footsteps.
Bhūta (Buddhist and Hindu) – Ghost of someone killed by execution or suicide.
Bi-blouk (Khoikhoi) – Female, anthropophagous, partially invisible monster.
Bies (Slavic) – Demon.
Binbōgami (Japanese) – Spirit of poverty.
Bishop-fish (Medieval Bestiaries) – Fish-like humanoid.
Biwa-yanagi (Japanese) – Animated biwa.
Black Annis (English) – Blue-faced hag.
Black Dog (British) – Canine death spirit.
Black Shuck – Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk black dog.
Blemmyae (Medieval Bestiary) – Headless humanoid with face in torso.
Bloody Bones (Irish) – Water bogeyman.
Bodach (Scottish) – Malevolent spirit.
Bogeyman (English) – Malevolent spirit.
Boggart (English) – Malevolent household spirit.
Boginki (Polish) – Nature spirit.
Bogle (Scottish) – Malevolent spirit.
Boi-tatá (Brazilian) – Giant snake.
Bolla (Albanian) – Dragon.
Bonnacon (Medieval Bestiaries) – Bull-horse hybrid with flaming dung.
Boobrie (Scottish) – Roaring water bird.
Bozaloshtsh (Slavic) – Death spirit.
Brag (English) – Malevolent water horse.
Brownie (English and Scottish) – Benevolent household spirit.
Broxa (Jewish) – Nocturnal bird that drains goats of their milk.
Bokkenrijders (Dutch) – Damned bandits.
Bugbear (English) – Bearlike goblin.
Buggane (Manx) – Ogre-like humanoid.
Bugul Noz (Celtic) – Extremely ugly, but kind, forest spirit.
Bukavac (Serbia) – Six-legged lake monster.
Bukit Timah Monkey Man (Singapore) – Forest dwelling immortal primate.
Bunyip (Australian Aboriginal) – Horse-walrus hybrid lake monster.
Buraq (Islamic) – Human-headed, angelic horse.
Buruburu (Japanese) – Spirit which causes the shivers.
Bush Dai Dai (Guyanese) – Spirit that seduces and kills men.
Byangoma (Hindu) – Fortune-telling birds.
Bysen (Scandinavian) – Diminutive forest spirit.
Cabeiri (Greek) – Smith and wine spirits.
Cacus (Roman) – Fire-breathing giant.
Cadejo (Central America) – Cow sized dog-goat hybrid in two varieties: benevolent and white, and malevolent and black.
Caipora (Tupi) – Fox-human hybrid and nature spirit.
Caladrius (Medieval Bestiary) – White bird that can foretell if a sick person will recover or die.
Calingi (Medieval Bestiary) – Humanoids with an eight-year lifespan.
Callitrix (Medieval Bestiary) – Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates.
Calydonian Boar (Greek) – Giant, chthonic boar.
Calygreyhound (Heraldic) – Wildcat-deer/antelope-eagle-ox-lion hybrid.
Camahueto (Chilota) – One-horned calf.
Cambion (Medieval folklore) – Hybrid between a human and an incubus or succubus.
Campe (Greek) – Dragon-human-scorpion hybrid.
Candileja (Colombian) – Spectral, fiery hag.
Canaima (Guyanese) – Were-jaguar.
Canotila (Lakota) – Little people and tree spirits.
Caoineag (Scottish) – Death spirit (a specific type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe).
Capa (Lakota) – Beaver spirit.
Căpcăun (Romanian) – Large, monstrous humanoid.
Carbuncle (Latin America) – A small creature with a jewel on its head.
Catoblepas (Medieval Bestiary) – Scaled buffalo-hog hybrid.
Cat Sidhe (Scottish) – Fairy cat.
Cecaelia – Modern term for mermaid-like, human-octopus hybrid.
Ceffyl Dŵr (Welsh) – Malevolent water horse.
Centaur (Greek) – Human-horse hybrid.
Cerastes (Greek) – Extremely flexible, horned snake.
Cerberus (Greek) – Three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld.
Cercopes (Greek) – Mischievous forest spirit.
Cericopithicus (Medieval Bestiary) – Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates.
Ceryneian Hind (Greek) – Hind with golden antlers and bronze or brass hooves.
Cetan (Lakota) – Hawk spirit.
Chakora (Hindu) – Lunar bird.
Chamrosh (Persian) – Dog-bird hybrid.
Chaneque (Aztec) – Little people and nature spirits.
Changeling (European) – Non-human humanoid child (fairy, elf, troll, etc.) substituted for a kidnapped human child.
Charybdis (Greek) – Sea monster in the form of a giant mouth.
Chepi (Narragansett) – Ancestral spirit that instructs tribe members.
Cherufe (Mapuche) – Volcano-dwelling monster.
Chibaiskweda (Abenaki) – Ghost of an improperly buried person.
Chichevache (Medieval folklore) – Human-faced cow that feeds on good women.
Chickcharney (Bahaman) – Bird-mammal hybrid.
Chimaera (Greek) – Lion-goat-snake hybrid.
Chindi (Navajo) – Vengeful ghosts that cause dust devils.
Chinthe (Burmese) – Temple-guarding feline, similar to Chinese Shi and Japanese Shisa.
Chitauli (Zulu) – Human-lizard hybrid.
Chōchinobake (Japanese) – Animated paper lantern.
Chollima (Korean) – Supernaturally fast horse.
Chonchon (Mapuche) – Disembodied, flying head.
Choorile (Guyanese) – Ghost of a woman that died in childbirth.
Chromandi (Medieval Bestiary) – Hairy savages with dog teeth.
Chrysaor (Greek) – Son of the gorgon Medusa, imaged as a giant or a winged boar.
Chukwa (Hindu) – Giant turtle that supports the world.
Churel (Hindu) – Vampiric, female ghost.
Ciguapa (Dominican Republic) – Malevolent seductress.
Cihuateteo (Aztec) – Ghosts of women that died in childbirth.
Cikavac (Serbian) – Bird that serves its owner.
Cinnamon bird (Medieval Bestiaries) – Giant bird that makes its nest out of cinnamon.
Cipactli (Aztec) – Sea monster, crocodile-fish hybrid.
Cirein cròin (Scottish) – Sea serpent.
Cluricaun (Irish) – Leprechaun-like Little people that are permanently drunk
Coblynau (Welsh) – Little people and mine spirits.
Cockatrice (Medieval Bestiaries) – Chicken-lizard hybrid.
Cofgod (English) – Old English term meaning “cove-god”.
Colo Colo (Mapuche) – Rat-bird hybrid that can shapeshift into a serpent.
Corycian nymphs (Greek) – Nymph of the Corycian Cave.
Cretan Bull (Greek) – Monstrous bull.
Crinaeae (Greek) – Fountain nymph.
Criosphinx (Ancient Egypt) – Ram-headed sphinx.
Crocotta (Medieval Bestiaries) – Monstrous dog-wolf.
Cuco (Latin America) – Bogeyman.
Cucuy (Latin America) – Malevolent spirit.
Cuegle (Cantabrian) – Monstrous, three-armed humanoid.
Cuélebre (Asturian and Cantabrian) – Dragon.
Curupira (Tupi) – Nature spirit.
Cu Sith (Scottish) – Gigantic fairy dog.
Cŵn Annwn (Welsh) – Underworld hunting dogs.
Cyclops (Greek) – One-eyed giants.
Cyhyraeth (Welsh) – Death spirit.
Cynocephalus (Medieval Bestiaries) – Dog-headed humanoid.
Dactyl (Greek) – Little people and smith and healing spirits.
Daemon (Greek) – Incorporeal spirit.
Daidarabotchi (Japanese) – Giant responsible for creating many geographical features in Japan.
Daitengu (Japanese) – The most powerful class of tengu, each of whom lives on a separate mountain.
Daitya (Hindu) – Giant.
Danava (Hindu) – Water demon.
Daphnaie (Greek) – Laurel tree nymph.
Datsue-ba (Japanese) – Old woman who steals clothes from the souls of the dead.
Dead Sea Apes (Islamic) – Human tribe turned into apes for ignoring Moses’ message.
Deer Woman (Native American) – Human-deer hybrid.
Deity (Global) – Preternatural or supernatural being.
Demon – Malevolent spirit.
Dhampir (Balkans) – Hybrid between a human and a vampire.
Diao Si Gui (Chinese) – Hanged ghost.
Dilong (Chinese) – Chthonic dragon.
Dip (Catalan) – Demonic and vampiric dog.
Di Penates (Roman) – House spirit.
Dipsa (Medieval Bestiaries) – Extremely poisonous snake.
Dirawong (Australian Aboriginal) – Goanna spirit.
Di sma undar jordi (Gotland) – Little people and nature spirits.
Diwata (Philippine) – Tree spirit.
Dobhar-chu (Irish) – Dog-fish hybrid.
Dodomeki (Japanese) – Ghost of a pickpocket, her arms are covered in eyes.
Do-gakw-ho-wad (Abenaki) – Little people.
Dokkaebi (Korean) – Grotesque, horned humanoids.
Dökkálfar (Norse) – Male ancestral spirits.
Dola (Slavic) – Tutelary and fate spirit.
Domovoi (Slavic) – House spirit.
Doppelgänger (German) – Ghostly double.
Dorotabō (Japanese) – Ghost of an old man whose rice fields were neglected and sold.
Drac (Catalan) – Lion or bull-faced dragon.
Drac (French) – Winged sea serpent.
Dragon (Many cultures worldwide)
Dragon turtle (Chinese) – Giant turtle with dragon-like head.
Draugr (Norse) – Undead.
Drekavac (Slavic) – Restless ghost of an unbaptized child.
Drow (Scottish) – Cavern spirit.
Drude (German) – Possessing demon.
Druk (Bhutanese) – Dragon.
Dryad (Greek) – Tree nymph.
Duende (Spanish) – Little people and forest spirits.
Duergar (English) – Malevolent little people.
Dullahan (Irish) – Headless death spirit.
Duwende (Philippine) – Little people, some are house spirits, others nature spirits.
Dvergr (Norse) – Subterranean little people smiths.
Dvorovoi (Slavic) – Courtyard spirit.
Dwarf (Germanic) – Little people nature spirits.
Dybbuk (Jewish) – A spirit (sometimes the soul of a wicked deceased) that possesses the living.
Dzee-dzee-bon-da (Abenaki) – Hideous monster.
Dzunukwa (Kwakwaka’wakw) – Child-eating hag.
Each Uisge (Scottish) – Malevolent water horse.
Eachy (English and Scottish) – Humanoid lake monster.
Eagle Spirit (Many cultures worldwide) – Leadership or guidance totem.
Ebu Gogo (Flores) – Diminutive humanoids, possibly inspired by Homo floresiensis.
Echeneis (Medieval Bestiaries) – Remora, said to attach to ships to slow them down.
Edimmu (Sumerian) – Ghosts of those not buried properly.
Egbere (Yoruba) – Humanoid that carries a magical mat.
Einherjar (Norse) – Spirits of brave warriors.
Ekek (Philippine) – Flesh-eating, winged humanoids.
Elbow Witch (Ojibwa) – Hags with awls in their elbows.
Eldjötnar (Norse) – Fire giant.
Eleionomae (Greek) – Marsh nymph.
Elemental (Alchemy) – Personification of one of the Classical elements.
‘Elepaio (Hawaiian) – Monarch flycatcher spirit that guides canoe-builders to the proper trees.
Elf (Germanic) – Nature and fertility spirit.
Eloko (Central Africa) – Little people and malevolent nature spirits.
Emela-ntouka (Central Africa) – Gigantic, elephant-killing beast.
Emere (Yoruba) – Child that can move back and forth between the material world and the afterlife at will.
Emim (Jewish) – Giant.
Empusa (Greek) – Female demon that waylays travelers and seduces and kills men.
Encantado (Brazilian) – Dolphin-human shapeshifter.
Enchanted Moor (Portuguese) – Enchanted princesses.
Enenra (Japanese) – Monster made of smoke.
Enfield (Heraldic) – Fox-greyhound-lion-wolf-eagle hybrid.
Enkō (Japanese) – Kappa of Shikoku and western Honshū.
Epimeliad (Greek) – Apple tree nymph.
Er Gui (Chinese) – Hungry ghost.
Erlking (Germanic) – Death spirit.
Erymanthian Boar (Greek) – Giant boar.
Ethiopian Pegasus (Medieval Bestiaries) – Two-horned, winged horse.
Ettin (English) – Three-headed giant.
Eurynomos (Greek) – Blue-black, carrion-eater in the underworld.
Ežerinis (Lithuanian) – Lake spirit.
Fachen (Irish and Scottish) – Monster with half a body.
Fæcce (English) – Old English Animal protection spirit.
Fairy (Many cultures worldwide) – Nature spirits.
Familiar (English) – Animal servant.
Far darrig (Irish) – Little people that constantly play pranks.
Faun (Roman) – Human-goat hybrid nature spirit.
Fear gorta (Irish) – Hunger ghost.
Feathered Serpent – Mesoamerican dragon.
Fenghuang (Chinese) – Rooster-swallow-fowl-snake-goose-tortoise-stag-fish hybrid.
Fenodyree (Manx) – House spirit.
Fenris (Norse) – Gigantic, ravenous wolf.
Fext (Slavic) – Undead.
Finfolk (Orkney) – Fish-human hybrid that kidnaps humans for servants.
Fir Bolg (Irish) – Ancestral race.
Fire Bird (Many cultures worldwide) – Regenerative, solar bird.
Firedrake (Germanic) – Dragon.
Fish-man (Cantabrian) – Amphibious, scaled humanoid.
Fomorian (Irish) – Goat-headed giant.
Forest Bull (Medieval Bestiaries) – Giant, red cattle with swiveling horns.
Freybug – Norfolk black dog.
Fuath (Celtic) – Malevolent water spirit.
Fucanglong (Chinese) – Underworld dragon.
Funayūrei (Japanese) – Ghosts of people who drowned at sea.
Furu-utsubo (Japanese) – Animated jar.
Futakuchi-onna (Japanese) – Woman with a second mouth on the back of her head.
Fylgja (Scandinavian) – Animal familiar.
Gaasyendietha (Seneca) – Dragon.
Gagana (Russian) – Bird with iron beak and copper talons.
Ga-gorib (Khoikhoi) – Anthropophagous monster.
Gagoze (Japanese) – Demon who attacked young priests at Gangō-ji temple.
Gaki (Japanese) – Ghosts of especially greedy people.
Gallu (Mesopotamian) – Underworld demons.
Galtzagorriak (Basque) – Diminutive, demonic servants.
Gamayun (Russian) – Prophetic bird with human head.
Gana (Hindu) – Attendants of Shiva.
Gancanagh (Irish) – Male fairy that seduces human women.
Gandaberunda (Hindu) – Double-headed bird.
Gandharva (Hindu) – Male nature spirits, often depicted as part human, part animal.
Gangi-kozō (Japanese) – Fish-eating water-monster.
Garappa (Japanese) – Kappa from Kyūshū.
Gargouille (French) – Water dragon.
Garmr (Norse) – Giant, ravenous wolf.
Garuda (Hindu) – Human-eagle hybrid.
Gashadokuro (Japanese) – Giant, malevolent skeletons.
Gaueko (Basque) – Wolf capable of walking upright.
Ged (Heraldic) – The fish pike.
Gegenees (Greek) – Six-armed giant.
Genie (Arabian) – Elemental spirit.
Genius loci (Roman) – Spirit that protects a specific place.
German (Slavic) – Male spirit associated with bringing rain and hail.
Geryon (Greek) – Giant with three heads, six arms, three torsos and (in some sources) six legs.
Ghillie Dhu (Scottish) – Tree guardian.
Ghost – Disembodied spirits, specifically of those that have died.
Ghoul (Arabian) – Earth genie. Also a shapeshifting desert anthropophagus.
Giant animal (mythology)
Gichi-anami’e-bizhiw (Ojibwa) – Bison-snake-bird-cougar hybrid and water spirit.
Gidim (Sumerian) – Ghost.
Gigantes (Greek) – Race of giants that fought the Olympian gods, sometimes depicted with snake-legs.
Gigelorum (Scottish) – Smallest animal.
Girtablilu (Akkadian) – Human-scorpion hybrid.
Gjenganger (Scandinavian) – Corporeal ghost.
Glaistig (Scottish) – Human-goat hybrid.
Glashtyn (Manx) – Malevolent water horse.
Gnome (Alchemy) – Diminutive Earth elemental.
Goblin (Medieval) – Grotesque, mischievous little people.
Gog (English) – Giant protector of London.
Gold-digging ant (Medieval Bestiaries) – Dog-sized ant that digs for gold in sandy areas.
Golem (Jewish) – Animated construct.
Gorgades (Medieval Bestiary) – Hairy humanoid.
Gorgon (Greek) – Fanged, snake-haired humanoids that turn anyone who sees them into stone.
Goryō (Japanese) – Vengeful ghosts, usually of martyrs.
Gremlin (Folklore) – Goblins that sabotage airplanes.
Griffin (Heraldic) – Lion-eagle hybrid.
Grigori (Christian) – Fallen angels.
Grim (English and Scandinavian) – Tutelary spirits of churches.
Grindylow (English) – Malevolent water spirit.
Grine (Moroccan) – Genie duplicate of a person. Lives in a parallel world.
Gualichu (Mapuche) – Malevolent spirit.
Gud-elim (Akkadian) – Human-bull hybrid.
Guhin (Japanese) – Anthropomorphic bird.
Gui Po (Chinese) – Ghost that manifests as an old woman.
Gui Shu (Chinese) – Ghostly tree that confuses travelers by moving.
Gulon (Germanic) – Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid.
Gumiho (Korean mythology)- A demon fox with thousands of tails. Believed to possess an army of spirits and magic in its tails.
Gwyllgi (Welsh) – black dog.
Gwyllion (Welsh) – Malevolent spirit.
Gytrash (Lincolnshire and Yorkshire) – black dog.
Gyūki (Japanese) – Bull-headed monster.
Hacker (Scandinavian) – Primitive little people.
Hadhayosh (Persian) – Gigantic land animal.
Haetae (Korean) – Dog-lion hybrid.
Hag (Many cultures worldwide) – Wizened old woman, usually a malevolent spirit with this specific form, or a goddess in disguise.
Haietlik (Nuu-chah-nulth) – Water serpent.
Hai-uri (Khoikhoi) – Male, anthropophagous, partially invisible monster.
Hakutaku (Japanese) – Sheep-like animal.
Hākuturi (Māori) – Nature guardian.
Half-elf (Norse) – Hybrid of a human and an elf.
Haltija (Finnish) – Spirit that protects a specific place.
Hamadryad (Greek) – Oak tree nymph.
Hamingja (Scandinavian) – Personal protection spirit.
Hamsa (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) – Mystical bird.
Hanau epe (Rapa Nui) – Long-eared humanoid.
Hantu Air (Malay) – Shapeshifting water spirit.
Hantu Demon (Philippine) – Demon.
Hantu Raya (Malay) – Demonic servant.
Harionago (Japanese) – Humanoid female with barbed, prehensile hair.
Harpy (Greek) – Death spirit with the form of a bird with a human head.
Haugbui (Norse) – Undead who cannot leave its burial mound.
Havsrå (Norse) – Saltwater spirit.
Headless Mule (Brazilian) – Fire-spewing, headless, spectral mule.
Hecatonchires (Greek) – Primordial giants with 100 hands and fifty heads.
Heikegani (Japanese) – Crabs with human-faced shells, the spirits of the warriors killed in the Battle of Dan-no-ura.
Heinzelmännchen (German) – Household spirit.
Helead (Greek) – Fen nymph.
Hellhound (Many cultures worldwide) – Dog from underworld.
Hercinia (Medieval Bestiaries) – Glowing bird.
Herensuge (Basque) – Dragon.
Hesperides (Greek) – Nymph daughters of Atlas.
Hiderigami (Japanese) – Drought spirit.
Hieracosphinx (Ancient Egypt) – Falcon-headed sphinx.
Hihi (Japanese) – Baboon monster.
Hiisi (Finnish) – Nature guardian.
Hippocamp (Etruscan, Greek, and Phoenician) – Horse-fish hybrid.
Hippogriff (Medieval Bestiaries) – Hybrid of a griffon and horse, that is a lion-eagle-horse hybrid.
Hippopodes (Medieval Bestiary) – Horse-hoofed humanoid.
Hitodama (Japanese) – Ghosts of the newly dead, which take the form of fireballs.
Hitotsume-kozou (Japanese) – One-eyed little people.
Hob (English) – House spirit.
Hobbididance (English) – Malevolent spirit.
Hobgoblin (Medieval) – Friendly or amusing goblin.
Hōkō (Japanese) – Dog-like tree spirit from China.
Homa (Persian) – Eagle-lion hybrid, similar to a griffin.
Hombre Caiman (Colombian) – Human-alligator hybrid.
Hombre Gato (Latin America) – Human-cat hybrid.
Homunculus (Alchemy) – Diminutive, animated construct.
Hone-onna (Japanese) – Skeletal ghost that take the form of a young woman to seduce men.
Hō-ō (Japanese) – Rooster-swallow-fowl-snake-goose-tortoise-stag-fish hybrid.
Hoopoe – A near passerine bird common to Africa and Eurasia that features in many mythologies in those continents.
Horned Serpent (Native American) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Hotoke (Japanese) – Deceased person.
Houri (Islamic) – Heavenly beings.
Hrímþursar (Norse) – Frost Giant.
Huaychivo (Mayan) – Human-deer hybrid.
Huldra (Norse) – Forest spirit.
Huli jing (Chinese) – Nine-tailed fox spirit.
Huma (Persian) – Regenerative fire bird.
Humbaba (Akkadian) – Lion-faced giant.
Hundun (Chinese) – Chaos spirit.
Hupia (Taíno) – Nocturnal ghost.
Hyakume (Japanese) – Creature with a hundred eyes.
Hydra (Greek) – Multi-headed water serpent/dragon.
Hydros (Medieval Bestiary) – Snake whose poison causes the victim to swell up.
Hydrus (Medieval Bestiary) – Snake from the Nile River that would kill crocodiles from the inside.
Hyōsube (Japanese) – Hair-covered kappa.
Hyōtan-kozō (Japanese) – Gourd spirit.
Hypnalis (Medieval Bestiary) – Snake that kills its victims in their sleep.
Iannic-ann-ôd (Breton) – Ghost of a drowned person.
Iara (Brazilian) – Female water spirit.
Ibong Adarna (Philippine) – Bird that changes color each time it finishes a song.
Ichimoku-nyūdō (Japanese) – One-eyed kappa from Sado Island.
Ichiren-Bozu (Japanese) – Animated prayer beads.
Ichneumon (Medieval Bestiaries) – Dragon-killing animal.
Ichthyocentaur (Greek) – Human-fish hybrid.
Iele (Romanian) – Female nature spirits.
Ifrit (Arabian) – Fire genie.
Ijiraq (Inuit) – Spirit that kidnaps children.
Ikiryō (Japanese) – can be considered a ‘living ghost’, as it is a person’s spirit outside their body.
Ikuchi (Japanese) – Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil.
Iku-Turso (Finnish) – Sea monster.
Il-Belliegħa (Maltese) – Malevolent well spirit.
Imp (Medieval) – Diminutive, demonic servant.
Impundulu (Southern Africa) – Avian, vampiric lightning spirit
Imugi (Korean) – Flightless, dragon-like creatures (sometimes thought of as proto-dragons).
Inapertwa (Aboriginal) – Simple organisms, used by creator-gods to make everything else.
Incubus (Medieval folklore) – Male night-demon and rapist.
Indrik (Russian) – One-horned horse-bull hybrid.
Indus Worm (Medieval Bestiaries) – Giant, white, carnivorous worm.
Inkanyamba (Zulu) – Horse-headed serpent.
Inugami (Japanese) – Dog spirit.
Ipotane (Greek) – Horse-human hybrid, two-legged (as opposed to the four-legged centaur).
Ippon-datara (Japanese) – One-legged mountain spirit.
Iratxoak (Basque) – Diminutive, demonic servants.
Irin (Jewish) – Fallen angels.
Ishigaq (Inuit) – Little people.
Island Satyr (Medieval Bestiaries) – Savage human-goat hybrid from a remote island chain.
Isonade (Japanese) – Shark-like sea monster
Ittan-momen (Japanese) – Ghostly aerial phenomenon that attacks people.
Iwana-bōzu (Japanese) – Char which appeared as a Buddhist monk.
Jack-In-Irons (English) – Malevolent giant.
Jaculus (Medieval Bestiaries) – Winged serpent or small dragon.
Jakotsu-babaa (Japanese) – Old woman who guards a snake mound.
Jasconius (Medieval folklore) – Island-sized fish.
Jasy Jaterei (Guaraní) – Nature guardian and bogeyman.
Jatai (Japanese) – Obi which has transformed into a snake.
Jaud (Slavic) – Vampirised premature baby.
Jenglot (Malay) – Vampiric little people.
Jengu (Sawa) – Water spirit.
Jentil (Basque) – Megalith-building giant.
Jenu (Mi’kmaq) – Anthropophagous giant.
Jerff (Swedish) – Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid.
Jian (Chinese) – One-eyed, one-winged bird who requires a mate for survival.
Jiang Shi (Chinese) – Life-draining, reanimated corpse.
Jiaolong (Chinese) – Dragon.
Jibakurei (Japanese) – Spirit that protects a specific place.
Jievaras (Lithuanian) – House spirit.
Jikininki (Japanese) – Corpse-eating ghost.
Jiu tou niao (Chinese) – Nine-headed, demonic bird.
Jogah (Iroquois) – Little people nature spirit.
Jörmungandr (Norse) – Sea serpent.
Jorōgumo (Japanese) – Spider spirit.
Jotai (Japanese) – Animated folding screen cloth.
Jötunn (Norse) – Gigantic nature spirits.
Jumbee (Guyanese) – Malevolent spirit.
Kabouter (Dutch) – Little people that live underground, in mushrooms, or as house spirits.
Kachina (Hopi and Puebloan) – Nature spirit.
Kage-onna (Japanese) – Shadow of a woman cast on the paper doors of a haunted house.
Kahaku (Japanese) – Little people and water spirits.
Kajsa (Scandinavian) – Wind spirit.
Kalakeyas (Hindu) – Descendents of Kala.
Kallikantzaroi (Greek) – Grotesque, malevolent spirit.
Kamaitachi (Japanese) – Wind spirit.
Kami (Japanese) – Nature spirit.
Kamikiri (Japanese) – Hair-cutting spirit.
Kanbari-nyūdō (Japanese) – Bathroom spirit.
Kanbo (Japanese) – Drought spirit.
Kanedama (Japanese) – Money spirit.
Kappa (Japanese) – Little people and water spirits.
Kapre (Philippine) – Malevolent tree spirit.
Karakoncolos (Bulgarian and Turkish) – Troublesome spirit.
Karakura (Turkish) – Male night-demon.
Karasu-tengu (Japanese) – Tengu with a bird’s bill.
Karkadann (Persian) – One-horned giant animal.
Karkinos (Greek) – Giant crab.
Karura (Japanese) – Eagle-human hybrid.
Karzełek (Polish) – Little people and mine spirits.
Kasa-obake (Japanese) – Animated parasol.
Kasha (Japanese) – Cat-like demon which descends from the sky and carries away corpses.
Kashanbo (Japanese) – Kappa who climb into the mountains for the winter.
Katawa-guruma (Japanese) – Woman riding on a flaming wheel.
Katsura-otoko (Japanese) – Handsome man from the moon.
Kaukas (Lithuanian) – Nature spirit.
Kawa-akago (Japanese) – Infant monster that lurks near rivers and drowns people.
Kawa-uso (Japanese) – Supernatural river otter.
Kawa-zaru (Japanese) – Smelly, cowardly water spirit.
Keelut (Inuit) – Hairless dog.
Kee-wakw (Abenaki) – Anthropophagous giant.
Kekkai (Japanese) – Amorphous afterbirth spirit.
Kelpie (Irish and Scottish) – Malevolent water horse.
Ker (Greek) – Female death spirit.
Kerakera-onna (Japanese) – Giant, cackling woman who appears in the sky.
Kesaran-pasaran (Japanese) – Mysterious, white, fluffy creature.
Keukegen (Japanese) – Disease spirit.
Keythong (Heraldic) – Wingless griffin.
Khalkotauroi (Greek) – Bronze-hoofed bulls.
Kigatilik (Inuit) – Night-demon.
Kijimunaa (Japanese) – Tree sprite from Okinawa.
Kijo (Japanese) – She-devil.
Kikimora (Slavic) – Female house spirit.
Killmoulis (English and Scottish) – Ugly, mischievous mill spirit.
Kinnara (Hindu) – Human-bird hybrid.
Kishi (Angola) – Malevolent, two-faced seducer.
Kitsune (Japanese) – Fox spirit.
Kitsune-Tsuki (Japanese) – Person possessed by a fox spirit.
Kiyohime (Japanese) – Woman who transformed into a serpent-demon out of the rage of unrequited love.
Klabautermann (German) – Ship spirit.
Knocker (folklore) (Cornish and Welsh) – Little people and mine spirits.
Knucker (English) – Water dragon.
Kobalos (Greek) – Shape-shifting thieves and tricksters.
Kobold (German) – Little people and mine or house spirits.
Kodama (Japanese) – Tree spirit.
Kofewalt (Germanic) – House spirit.
Ko-gok (Abenaki) – Hideous monster.
Kokakuchō (Japanese) – Ubume bird.
Koma-inu (Japanese) – Protective animal.
Konaki-Jijii (Japanese) – Infant that cries until it is picked up, then increases its weight and crushes its victim.
Kongamoto (Congo) – Flying creature.
Konoha-tengu (Japanese) – Anthropomorphic bird.
Koro-pok-guru (Ainu) – Little people.
Korrigan (Breton) – Little people and nature spirits.
Kosode-no-te (Japanese) – Short-sleeved kimono with its own hands.
Kraken (Scandinavian) – Sea monster.
Krasnoludek (Slavic) – Little people nature spirits.
Krasue (Southeast Asian) – Vampiric, floating head.
Kuarahy Jára (Guaraní) – Forest spirit.
Kubikajiri (Japanese) – Headless ghost.
Kuchisake-onna (Japanese) – Vengeful ghost of a woman mutilated by her husband.
Kuda-gitsune (Japanese) – Miniature fox spirit.
Kudan (Japanese) – Human-faced calf which predicts a calamity and then dies.
Kui (Chinese) – One-legged monster.
Kulshedra (Albanian) – Drought-causing dragon.
Kumakatok (Philippine) – Death spirits.
Kumiho (Korean) – Fox spirit.
Kun (Chinese) – Giant fish.
Kupua (Hawaiian) – Shapeshifting tricksters.
Kurabokko (Japanese) – Guardian spirit of a warehouse.
Kurage-no-hinotama (Japanese) – Jellyfish which floats through the air as a fireball.
Kurupi (Guaraní) – Wild man and fertility spirit.
Kushtaka (Tlingit) – Shapeshifting otter spirit.
Kye-ryong (Korean) – Chicken-lizard hybrid.
Kyōkotsu (Japanese) – Ghost of a corpse discarded in a well.
Kyourinrin (Japanese) – Animated scroll or paper.
Kyūbi-no-kitsune (Japanese) – Nine-tailed fox.
Kyūketsuki (Japanese) – Vampire.
La-bar-tu (Assyrian) – Disease demon.
Labbu (Akkadian) – Sea snake.
La chusa (Spanish) – Death spirit.
Lady midday (Slavic) – Sunstroke spirit.
Laelaps (Greek) – Enchanted dog that always caught his prey.
Laestrygonians (Greek) – Anthropophagic giants.
Lakanica (Slavic) – Field spirit.
Lake monster (Worldwide) – Gigantic animals reputed to inhabit various lakes around the world.
La Llorona (Latin America) – Death spirit associated with drowning.
Lambton Worm (English) – Giant worm.
Lamia (Greek) – Child-devouring monster.
Lamiak (Basque) – Water spirit with bird feet.
Lammasu (Akkadian and Sumerian) – Protective spirit with the form of a winged bull or lion with a human head.
La Mojana (Colombian) – Shapeshifting, female water spirit.
Lampades (Greek) – Underworld nymph.
Landvættir (Norse) – Nature spirits.
Lares (Roman) – House spirit.
La Sayona (Venezuela) – Female ghost that punishes unfaithful husbands.
La Tunda (Colombian) – Nature spirit that seduces and kills men.
Laukų dvasios (Lithuanian) – Field spirit.
Lauma (Baltic) – Sky spirit.
Lavellan (Scottish) – Gigantic water rat.
Leanashe (Irish) – Possessing spirit or vampire.
Leimakids (Greek) – Meadow nymph.
Lenanshee (Celtic) – Fairy lover.
Leokampoi (Etruscan) – Fish-tailed lion.
Leontophone (Medieval Bestiary) – Tiny animal poisonous to lions.
Leprechaun (Irish) – Cobbler spirit.
Leszi (Slavic) – Tree spirit.
Leuce (Greek) – White poplar tree nymph.
Leucrota (Medieval Bestiary) – Hybrid of a lion and crocotta.
Leviathan (Jewish) – Sea monster.
Leyak (Balinese) – Anthropophagous flying head with entrails.
Libyan Aegipanes (Medieval Bestiaries) – Human-horse hybrid.
Libyan Satyr (Medieval Bestiaries) – Human-goat hybrid.
Lidérc (Hungary) – Magical chicken that transforms into a humanoid.
Lightning Bird (Southern Africa) – Magical bird that can be found at sites of lightning strikes.
Likho (Slavic) – One-eyed hag or goblin.
Lilin (Jewish) – Night-demoness.
Lilitu (Assyrian) – Winged demon.
Limnades (Greek) – Lake nymph.
Lindworm (Germanic) – Dragon.
Lizardman (Global) – Human-lizard hybrid.
Ljósálfar (Norse) – Sunlight spirit.
Llamhigyn Y Dwr (Welsh) – Frog-bat-lizard hybrid.
Lo-lol (Abenaki) – Hideous monster.
Lóng – Chinese dragon.
Longana (Italian) – Female human-goat hybrid and water spirit.
Long Ma (Chinese) – Dragon-horse hybrid.
Loogaroo (French America) – Shapeshifting, female vampire.
Lou Carcolh (French) – Snake-mollusk hybrid.
Lubber fiend (English) – House spirit.
Luduan (Chinese) – Truth-detecting animal.
Luison (Guaraní) – Death spirit.
Lutin (French) – Amusing goblin.
Lynx (Medieval Bestiaries) – Feline guide spirit.
Maa-alused (Estonian) – Subterranean spirit.
Machlyes (Medieval Bestiary) – Hermaphroditic humanoid.
Macrocephali (Medieval Bestiary) – Giant-headed humanoid.
Madremonte (Colombian) – Nature guardian.
Maero (Māori) – Savage, arboreal humanoids.
Magog (English) – Giant protector of London.
Maha-pudma (Hindu) – Giant elephant that holds up the world.
Maikubi (Japanese) – Quarreling heads of three dead miscreants.
Mairu (Basque) – Megalith-building giant.
Mājas gari (Latvian) – Benevolent house spirit.
Majin (Japanese) – Magical beings.
Makara (Indian) – Aquatic beings.
Makura-gaeshi (Japanese) – Pillow-moving spirit.
Mami Wata (Africa and the African diaspora) – Supernaturally beautiful water spirits.
Manananggal (Philippine) – Vampires that sever their torsos from their legs to fly around.
Mandi (Medieval Bestiary) – Humanoid with a forty-year lifespan.
Mandrake (Medieval folklore) – Diminutive, animated construct.
Manes (Roman) – Ancestral spirits.
Mannegishi (Cree) -Little people with six fingers and no noses.
Manticore (Persian) – Lion-human-scorpion hybrid.
Mapinguari (Brazilian) – Giant sloth.
Mara (Scandinavian) – Female night-demon.
Marabbecca (Italian) – Malevolent water spirit.
Mareikura (Tuamotu) – Attendant of Kiho-tumu, the supreme god.
Mares of Diomedes (Greek) – Man-eating horses.
Marid (Arabian) – Water genie.
Maro deivės (Lithuanian) – Disease spirits.
Maski-mon-gwe-zo-os (Abenaki) – Shapeshifting toad spirit.
Massacooramaan (Guyanese) – Savage woodland humanoid.
Matagot (French) – Spirit that takes animal form, usually a black cat.
Mayura (Hindu) – Peacock spirit.
Mazikeen (Jewish) – Invisible, malevolent spirit.
Mbói Tu’ĩ (Guaraní) – Snake-parrot hybrid.
Mbwiri (Central Africa) – Possessing demon.
Mekurabe (Japanese) – Multiplying skulls that menaced Taira no Kiyomori in his courtyard.
Meliae (Greek) – Ash tree nymph.
Melusine (Medieval folklore) – Female water spirit, with the form of a winged mermaid.
Menehune (Hawaiian) – Little people and craftsmen.
Menninkäinen (Finnish) – Little people and nature spirits.
Merfolk (Worldwide) – Human-fish hybrid.
Merlion (Singapore) – Combination of a lion and a fish, the symbol of Singapore.
Merrow (Irish and Scottish) – Human-fish hybrid.
Metee-kolen-ol (Abenaki) – Ice-hearted wizards.
Miage-nyūdō (Japanese) – Spirit which grows as fast as you can look up at it.
Mikoshi-nyūdō (Japanese) – Spirit which grows as fast as you can look up at it.
Mimi (Australian Aboriginal) – Extremely elongated humanoid that has to live in rock crevasses to avoid blowing away.
Minka Bird (Australian Aboriginal) – Death spirit.
Minotaur (Greek) – Human-bull hybrid.
Mishibizhiw (Ojibwa) – Feline water spirit.
Misi-ginebig (Ojibwa) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Misi-kinepikw (Cree) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Mizuchi (Japanese) – Water dragon.
Mogwai (Chinese) – Vengeful ghost or demon.
Mohan (Latin America) – Nature spirit.
Mokoi (Australian Aboriginal) – Malevolent spirit that kills sorcerers.
Mokumokuren (Japanese) – Spirits that live in torn shōji.
Momonjii (Japanese) – Old man that meets victims at the fork of every road.
Moñái (Guaraní) – Giant snake with antennae.
Monocerus (Medieval Bestiary) – One-horned stag-horse-elephant-boar hybrid, sometimes treated as distinct from the unicorn.
Mono Grande (South America) – Giant monkey.
Monopod (Medieval Bestiaries) – Dwarf with one giant foot.
Mooinjer veggey (Manx) – Nature spirit.
Moon-Gazer (Guyanese) – Brain-eating spirit.
Mora (Slavic) – Disembodied spirit.
Morgens (Breton and Welsh) – Water spirits.
Morinji-no-okama (Japanese) – Animated tea kettle.
Mormolykeia (Greek) – Underworld spirit.
Moroi (Romanian) – Vampiric ghost.
Mōryō (Japanese) – Long-eared, corpse-eating spirit.
Moss people (Germanic) – Little people and tree spirits.
Mujina (Japanese) – Shapeshifting badger spirit.
Mula Retinta (Colombian) – Malevolent storm spirit that takes the form of a mule.
Muldjewangk (Australian Aboriginal) – Water monster.
Muma Pădurii (Romanian) – Forest-dwelling hag.
Muscaliet (Medieval Bestiary) – Extremely hot hare-squirrel-boar hybrid.
Muse (Greek) – Spirits that inspire artists.
Musimon (Heraldic) – Sheep-goat hybrid.
Myling (Scandinavian) – Ghosts of unbaptized children.
Myōbu (Japanese) – Fox spirit.
Myrmecoleon (Medieval Bestiaries) – Ant-lion hybrid.
Nachzehrer (German) – Anthropophagous undead.
Nāga (Buddhist and Hindu) – Nature and water spirits, serpentine or human-serpent hybrids.
Naga fireballs (Thai) – Spectral fire.
Nagual (Mesoamerica) – Human-animal shapeshifter.
Naiad (Greek) – Freshwater nymph.
Näkki (Finnish) – Water spirit.
Namahage (Japanese) – Ritual disciplinary demon from the Oga Peninsula.
Namazu (Japanese) – Giant catfish whose thrashing causing earthquakes.
Nando-baba (Japanese) – Old woman who hides under the floor in abandoned storerooms.
Nanom-keea-po-da (Abenaki) – Earthquake spirit.
Napaeae (Greek) – Grotto nymph.
Narecnitsi (Slavic) – Fate spirit.
Naree Pons (Thai) – Pod people.
Nargun (Gunai) – Water monster.
Narikama (Japanese) – Kettle spirit.
Nasnas (Arabian) – Half-human, half-demon creature with half a body.
Nav’ (Slavic) – Ghost.
Nawao (Hawaiian) – Savage humanoid.
N-dam-keno-wet (Abenaki) – Fish-human hybrid.
Nebutori (Japanese) – Mystical disease which causes women to grow fat and lethargic.
Negret (Catalan) – Little people that turn into coins.
Nekomata (Japanese) – Split-tailed magical cat.
Nekomusume (Japanese) – Cat in the form of a girl.
Nemean Lion (Greek) – Lion with impenetrable skin.
Nephilim (Jewish) – Giant.
Nereid (Greek) – Nymph daughters of Nereus.
Ngen (Mapuche) – Nature spirit.
Nguruvilu (Mapuche) – Fox-like water snake.
Nian (Chinese) – Predatory animal.
Nightmarchers (Hawaiian) – Warrior ghosts.
Nikusui (Japanese) – Monster which appears as a young woman and sucks all of the flesh off of its victim’s body.
Nimerigar (Shoshone) – Aggressive little people.
Ningyo (Japanese) – Monkey-fish hybrid.
Ninki Nanka (Western Africa) – Large reptile, possibly a dragon.
Nisse (Scandinavian) – House spirit.
Níðhöggr (Norse) – Dragon.
Nivatakavachas (Hindu) – Ocean demon.
Nix (Germanic) – Female water spirit.
Nobusuma (Japanese) – Supernatural wall. Also a monstrous flying squirrel.
Nocnitsa (Slavic) – Nightmare spirit.
Noppera-bō (Japanese) – Faceless ghost.
Nozuchi (Japanese) – Small sea serpent.
Nuckelavee (Scottish) – Malevolent human-horse-fish hybrid.
Nue (Japanese) – Monkey-raccoon dog-tiger-snake hybrid.
Nu Gui (Chinese) – Vengeful female ghost.
Nukekubi (Japanese) – Disembodied, flying head that attacks people.
Nuku-mai-tore (Māori) – Forest spirit.
Nuli (Medieval Bestiary) – Humanoid with backwards, eight-towed feet.
Numen (Roman) – Tutelary spirit.
Nuno (Philippine) – Malevolent little people.
Nuppefuhofu (Japanese) – Animated lump of decaying human flesh.
Nuppeppo (Japanese) – Animated chuck of dead flesh.
Nurarihyon (Japanese) – Creature who sneaks into houses on busy evenings.
Nure-onna (Japanese) – Female monster who appears on the beach.
Nuribotoke (Japanese) – Animated corpse with blackened flesh and dangling eyeballs.
Nurikabe (Japanese) – Spirit that manifests as an endless wall.
Nykštukas (Lithuanian) – Cavern spirit.
Nymph (Greek) – Nature spirit.
Nyūbachibō (Japanese) – Mortar spirit.
Obake (Japanese) – Shapeshifting spirits.
Obambo (Central African) – Homeless ghost.
Obariyon (Japanese) – Spook which rides piggyback on a human victim and becomes unbearably heavy.
Obayifo (Ashanti) – Vampiric possession spirit.
Obia (West Africa) – Gigantic animal that serves witches.
Oboro-guruma (Japanese) – Ghostly oxcart with the face of its driver.
Oceanid (Greek) – Nymph daughters of Oceanus.
Odei (Basque) – Storm spirit.
Odmience (Slavic) – Changeling.
Og (Jewish) – Giant king of the Amorites.
Ogre (Medieval folklore) – Large, grotesque humanoid.
Ohaguro-bettari (Japanese) – Female ghost lacking all facial features except for a large, black-toothed smile.
Oiwa (Japanese) – Ghost of a woman with a distorted face who was murdered by her husband.
Ōkamuro (Japanese) – Giant face which appears at the door.
Okiku (Japanese) – Plate-counting ghost of a servant girl.
Ōkubi (Japanese) – Death spirit that manifests as a giant head.
Okuri-inu (Japanese) – Dog or wolf that follows travelers at night. Similar to the Black dog of English folklore.
Ole-Higue (Guyanese) – Vampiric hag who takes the form of a fireball at night.
Ōmukade (Japanese) – Giant, human-eating centipede that lives in the mountains.
Oni (Japanese) – Large, grotesque humanoid.
Onibi (Japanese) – Spectral fire.
Onikuma (Japanese) – Monstrous bear.
Onmoraki (Japanese) – Bird-demon created from the spirits of freshly-dead corpses.
Onocentaur (Medieval Bestiaries) – Human-donkey hybrid.
Onoskelis (Greek) – Shapeshifting demon.
Onryō (Japanese) – Vengeful ghost that manifests in physical (rather than spectral) form.
Onza (Aztec and Latin American folklore) – Wild cat, possibly a subspecies of cougar.
Oozlum bird (Unknown origin) – Bird that flies backwards.
Ophiotaurus (Greek) – Bull-serpent hybrid.
Opinicus (Heraldic) – Lion-eagle hybrid, similar to a griffin, but with leonine forelimbs.
Orang Bunian (Malay) – Forest spirit.
Orang Minyak (Malay) – Spectral rapist.
Ördög (Hungarian) – Shapeshifting demon.
Oread (Greek) – Mountain nymph.
Ork (Tyrolean) – Little people and house spirits.
Orobas (European) – Horse-headed, honest oracle classed as a demon.
Orphan Bird (Medieval Bestiaries) – Peacock-eagle-swan-crane hybrid.
Orthrus (Greek) – Two-headed dog.
Otoroshi (Japanese) – Hairy creature that perches on the gates to shrines and temples.
Otso (Finnish) – Bear spirit.
Ouroboros (Worldwide) – Mystic serpent/dragon that eats its own tail.
Ovinnik (Slavic) – Malevolent threshing house spirit.
Paasselkä devils (Finnish) – Spectral fire.
Pamola (Abenaki) – Weather spirit.
Panes (Greek) – Human-goat hybrids descended from the god Pan.
Pandi (Medieval Bestiary) – Humanoid with giant ears, eight fingers and toes, and white hair.
Panis (Hindu) – Demons with herds of stolen cows.
Panlong (Chinese) – Water dragon.
Panotti (Medieval Bestiaries) – Humanoid with gigantic ears.
Panther (Medieval Bestiaries) – Feline with sweet breath.
Parandrus (Medieval Bestiaries) – Shapeshifting animal whose natural form was a large ruminant.
Pard (Medieval Bestiaries) – Fast, spotted feline believed to mate with lions to produce leopards.
Pardalokampoi (Etruscan) – Fish-tailed panther.
Patagon (Medieval folklore) – Giant race reputed to live in the area of Patagonia.
Patasola (Latin America) – Anthropophagous, one-legged humanoid.
Patupairehe (Māori) – White-skinned nature spirits.
Pech (Scottish) – Strong little people.
Pegaeae (Greek) – Spring nymph.
Pelesit (Malay) – Servant spirit.
Peluda (French) – Dragon.
Penanggalan (Philippine) – Vampires that sever their heads from their bodies to fly around, usually with their intestines or other internal organs trailing behind.
Peng (Chinese) – Giant bird.
Penghou (Chinese) – Tree spirit.
Peri (Persian) – Winged humanoid.
Peryton (Allegedly Medieval folklore) – Deer-bird hybrid.
Pesanta (Catalan) – Nightmare demon in the form of a cat or dog.
Peuchen (Chilota and Mapuche) – Vampiric, flying, shapeshifting serpent.
Phoenix (Phoenician) – Regenerative bird.
Piasa (Native American) – Winged, antlered feline.
Piatek (Armenian) – Large land animal.
Pictish Beast (Pictish stones) – Stylistic animal, possibly a dragon.
Pillan (Mapuche) – Nature spirit.
Pim-skwa-wagen-owad (Abenaki) – Water spirit.
Piru (Finnish) – Minor demon.
Pishacha (Hindu) – Carrion-eating demon.
Pita-skog (Abenaki) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Pixie (Cornish) – Little people and nature spirits.
Pixiu (Chinese) – Winged lion.
Pi yao (Chinese) – Horned, dragon-lion hybrid.
Plakavac (Slavic) – Vampire created when a mother strangles her child.
Pok-wejee-men (Abenaki) – Tree spirit.
Polevik (Polish) – Little people and field spirits.
Pollo Maligno (Colombian) – Man-eating chicken spirit.
Polong (Malay) – Invisible servant spirit.
Poltergeist (German) – Ghost that moves objects.
Pombero (Guaraní) – Wild man and nature spirit.
Ponaturi (Māori) – Grotesque, malevolent humanoid.
Pontianak (Malay) – Undead, vampiric women who died in childbirth.
Poukai (Māori) – Giant bird.
Preta (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainist) – Ghosts of especially greedy people.
Pricolici (Romanian) – Undead wolf.
Psoglav (Serbia) – Dog-headed monster.
Psotnik (Slavic) – Mischievous spirit.
Psychai (Greek) – Butterfly-winged nymphs, daughters of Psyche.
Pterippus (Greek) – Winged horse.
Púca (Welsh) – Shapeshifting animal spirit.
Púki (Icelandic) – malevolent little person.
Puck (English) – House spirit.
Putz (German) – house spirit.
Pugot (Philippine) – Headless humanoid.
Puk (Frisian) – house spirit.
Pūķis (Latvian) – Malevolent house spirit.
Pygmy (Greek) – Little people.
Pyrausta (Greek) – Insect-dragon hybrid.
Python (Greek) – Serpentine dragon.
Qareen (Islamic) – Personal demon.
Qilin (Chinese) – Dragon-ox-deer hybrid.
Qiqirn (Inuit) – Large, bald dog spirit.
Qliphoth (Jewish) – Evil spirits.
Questing Beast (Arthurian legend) – Serpent-leopard-lion-hart hybrid.
Quinotaur (Frankish) – Five-horned bull.
Rå (Norse) – Spirit that protects a specific place.
Rabisu (Akkadian) – Vampiric spirit that ambushes people.
Radande (Unknown) – Tree spirit.
Ragana (Lithuanian) – Malevolent wizard.
Raiju (Japanese) – Lightning spirit.
Rain Bird (Native American) – Rain spirit.
Rainbow crow (Lenape) – Crow spirit.
Rainbow Fish (Hindu) – Whale-sized, multicolored fish.
Rainbow Serpent (Australian Aboriginal) – Dragon.
Rakshasa (Buddhist and Hindu) – Shapeshifting demons.
Ramidreju (Spanish) – Extremely long, weasel-like animal.
Raróg (Slavic) – Whirlwind spirit.
Raven Mocker (Cherokee) – Life-draining spirit.
Raven Spirit (Native American, Norse, and Siberian) – Trickster spirit.
Redcap (English) – Malevolent, grotesque humanoid.
Re’em (Jewish) – Gigantic land animal.
Reichsadler (Heraldic) – Eagle, sometimes depicted with two heads.
Rephaite (Jewish) – Giant.
Revenant (Medieval folklore) – Reanimated dead.
Roc (Arabian and Persian) – Gigantic bird.
Rokurokubi (Japanese) – Long-necked, humanoid tricksters.
Rompo (Africa and India) – Skeletal creature with elements of a rabbit, badger, and bear.
Rồng – (Vietnamese) Dragon.
Rougarou (French America) – Human-wolf shapeshifter.
Rusalka (Slavic) – Female water spirit.
Ryū – Japanese dragon.
Saci (Brazilian) – One-legged nature-spirit.
Sagari (Japanese) – Horse’s head that dangles from trees on Kyūshū.
Sakabashira (Japanese) – Haunted pillar, installed upside-down.
Salamander (Alchemy) – Fire elemental.
Samebito (Japanese) – Shark demon.
Samodiva (Slavic) – Nature spirit.
Sandwalker (Arabian) – Camel-stealing, giant arthropod.
Sânziană (Romanian) – Nature spirit.
Sarimanok (Philippine) – Bird of good fortune.
Sarngika (Hindu) – Bird spirit.
Sarugami (Japanese) – Wicked monkey spirit which was defeated by a dog.
Satori (Japanese) – Mind-reading humanoid.
Satyr (Greek) – Human-goat hybrid and fertility spirit.
Satyrus (Medieval Bestiary) – Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates.
Sazae-oni (Japanese) – Shapeshifting turban snail spirit.
Sceadugenga (English) – Shapeshifting undead.
Scitalis (Medieval Bestiaries) – Snake which mesmerizes its prey.
Scorpion Man (Sumerian) – Human-scorpion hybrid.
Scylla (Greek) – Human-snake-wolf hybrid with a snake’s tail, twelve wolf legs, and six long-necked wolf heads.
Sea-bee (Heraldic) – Fish-tailed bee.
Sea monk (Medieval folklore) – Fish-like humanoid.
Sea monster (Worldwide) – Giant, marine animals.
Sea serpent (Worldwide) – Serpentine sea monster.
Sea-Wyvern (Heraldic) – Fish-tailed wyvern.
Seko (Japanese) – Water spirit which can be heard making merry at night.
Selkie (Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish) – Human-seal shapeshifter.
Senpoku-Kanpoku (Japanese) – Human-faced frog which guides the souls of the newly deceased to the graveyard.
Seps (Medieval Bestiaries) – Snake with highly corrosive venom.
Serpent (Worldwide) – Snake spirit.
Serpopard (Ancient Egypt) – Serpent-leopard hybrid.
Setotaishō (Japanese) – Warrior composed of discarded earthenware.
Shachihoko (Japanese) – Tiger-carp hybrid.
Shade (Worldwide) – Spiritual imprint.
Shahbaz (Persian) – Giant eagle or hawk.
Shang-Yang (Chinese) – Rain bird.
Shedim (Jewish) – Chicken-legged demon.
Shedu (Akkadian and Sumerian) – Protective spirit with the form of a winged bull or lion with a human head.
Shellycoat (English, Scottish and German, as schellenrocc) – Water spirit.
Shen (Chinese) – Shapeshifing sea monster.
Shenlong (Chinese) – Weather dragon.
Shibaten (Japanese) – Water spirit from Shikoku.
Shikigami (Japanese) – Child-sized servant spirit.
Shiki-ōji (Japanese) – Child-sized servant spirit.
Shikome (Japanese) – Underworld hag.
Shin (Japanese) – Giant clam which creates mirages.
Shiro-bōzu (Japanese) – White, faceless spirit.
Shirouneri (Japanese) – Animated mosquito netting or dust cloth.
Shiryō (Japanese) – Spirit of a dead person.
Shisa (Japanese) – Lion-dog hybrid.
Shishi (Chinese) – Protective animal.
Shōjō (Japanese) – Red-haired sea-sprites who love alcohol.
Shōkera (Japanese) – Creature that peers in through skylights.
Shtriga (Albanian) – An evil or dangerous witch.
Shui Gui (Chinese) – Drowned ghost.
Shunoban (Japanese) – Red-faced ghoul.
Shuten-dōji (Japanese) – Oni.
Sídhe – (Irish and Scottish) – Ancestral or nature spirit.
Sigbin (Philippine) – Goat-like vampire.
Silenoi (Greek) – Bald, fat, thick-lipped, and flat-nosed followers of Dionysus.
Simargl (Slavic) – Winged dog.
Simurgh (Persian) – Dog-lion-peacock hybrid.
Singa (Batak) – Feline animal.
Sint Holo (Choctaw) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Siren (Greek) – Human-headed bird.
Sirin (Slavic) – Demonic human-headed bird.
Sirrush (Akkadian) – Dragon with aquiline hind legs and feline forelegs.
Sisiutl (Native American) – Two-headed sea serpent.
Si-Te-Cah (Paiute) – Red-haired giants.
Sjörå (Norse) – Freshwater spirit.
Sjövættir (Norse) – Sea spirit.
Skin-walker (Native American and Norse) – Animal-human shapeshifter.
Skogsrå (Scandinavian) – Forest spirit.
Skookum (Chinook Jargon) – Hairy giant.
Skrzak (Slavic) – Flying imp.
Sky Women (Polish) – Weather spirit.
Sluagh (Irish and Scottish) – Restless ghost.
Sodehiki-kozō (Japanese) – Invisible spirit which pulls on sleeves.
Sōgenbi (Japanese) – Fiery ghost of an oil-stealing monk.
Soragami (Japanese) – Ritual disciplinary demon.
Soraki-gaeshi (Japanese) – Sound of trees being cut down, when later none seem to have been cut.
Sorobanbōzu (Japanese) – Ghost with an abacus.
Sōtangitsune (Japanese) – Fox spirit from Kyoto.
Soucouyant (Trinidad and Tobago) – Vampiric hag who takes the form of a fireball at night.
Spearfinger (Cherokee) – Sharp-fingered hag.
Spectre (Worldwide) – Terrifying ghost.
Sphinx (Greek) – Winged lion with a woman’s head.
Spiriduş (Romanian) – Little people.
Spriggan (Cornish) – Guardians of graveyards and ruins.
Sprite (Medieval folklore) – little people, ghosts or elves.
Strigoi (Romanian) – Vampire.
Strix (Roman) – Vampiric bird.
Struthopodes (Medieval Bestiaries) – Humanoid whose males have enormous feet, and females have tiny feet.
Strzyga (Slavic) – Vampiric undead.
Stuhać (Slavic) – Malevolent mountain spirit.
Stymphalian Bird (Greek) – Metallic bird.
Suangi (New Guinea) – Anthropophagous sorcerer.
Succubus (Medieval folklore) – Female night-demon.
Sudice (Slavic) – Fortune spirit.
Sunakake-baba (Japanese) – Sand-throwing hag.
Sunekosuri (Japanese) – Small dog- or cat-like creature that rubs against a person’s legs at night.
Suppon-no-yūrei (Japanese) – Ghost with a face like a soft-shelled turtle.
Surma (Finnish) – Hellhound.
Svartálfar (Norse) – “swart-elves”, Cavern spirit.
The Swallower (Ancient Egyptian) – Crocodile-leopard-hippopotamus hybrid.
Swan maiden (Worldwide) – Swan-human shapeshifter.
Sylph (Alchemy) – Air elemental.
Sylvan (Medieval folklore) – Forest spirit.
Syrbotae (Medieval Bestiaries) – African giant.
Syrictæ (Medieval Bestiaries) – Reptilian humanoid.
Tachash (Jewish) – Large land animal.
Taimatsumaru (Japanese) – Tengu surrounded in demon fire.
Takam (Persian) – Nature spirit.
Taka-onna (Japanese) – Female spirit which can stretch itself to peer into the second story of a building.
Talos (Greek) – Winged giant made of bronze.
Tangie (Scottish) – Shapeshifting water spirit.
Taniwha (Māori) – Water spirit.
Tankororin (Japanese) – Unharvested persimmon which becomes a monster.
Tanuki (Japanese) – Shapeshifting Raccoon dog.
Taotao Mona (Mariana Islands) – Ancestral spirits.
Taotie (Chinese) – Greed spirit.
Tapairu (Mangaia) – Nature spirit.
Tarasque (French) – Dragon with leonine, turtle, bear, and human attributes.
Tartalo (Basque) – One-eyed giant.
Tartaruchi (Christian) – Demonic punisher.
Tatami-tataki (Japanese) – Poltergeist that hits the tatami mats at night.
Tatsu – Japanese dragon.
Taurokampoi (Etruscan) – Fish-tailed bull.
Tavara (Trabzon) – Night-demon.
Teju Jagua (Guaraní) – Lizard with seven dog heads.
Tengu (Japanese) – Anthropomorphic bird.
Tenjōname (Japanese) – Ceiling-licking spirit.
Tennin (Japanese) – Angelic humanoid.
Te-no-me (Japanese) – Ghost of a blind man, with his eyes on his hands.
Terrible Monster (Jewish) – Lion-eagle-scorpion hybrid made from the blood of murder victims.
Teumessian Fox (Greek) – Gigantic fox.
Theriocephalus (Medieval folklore) – Animal-headed humanoid.
Three-legged bird (Asia and Africa) – Solar bird.
Thunderbird (Native American) – Avian lightning spirit, bird.
Tiangou (Chinese) – Meteoric dog.
Tianlong (Chinese) – Celestial dragon.
Tibicena (Canarian) – Evil Dog.
Tiddy Mun (English) – Bog spirit.
Tikbalang (Philippine) – Anthropomorphic horse.
Tikoloshe (Zulu) – Little people and water spirit.
Timingila (Hindu) – Sea monster.
Tipua (Māori) – Spirit that protects a specific place.
Tiyanak (Philippine) – Malevolent spirit in the form of a human infant.
Tizheruk (Inuit) – Sea serpent.
Tlahuelpuchi (Tlaxcalan) – Shapeshifting vampire.
Tōfu-kozō (Japanese) – Spirit child carrying a block of tofu.
Toire-no-Hanakosan (Japanese) – Ghost who lurks in grade school restroom stalls.
Tomte (Scandinavian) – House spirit.
Topielec (Slavic) – Water spirit.
Tōtetsu (Japanese) – Greed spirit.
Toyol (Malay) – Servant spirit.
Trauco (Chilota) – Fertility spirit.
Trenti (Cantabrian) – Diminutive demon.
Tripurasura (Hindu) – Demonic inhabitants of Tripura.
Tritons (Greek) – Human-fish hybrid.
Troll (Norse) – Nature spirit.
Trow (Orkney and Shetland) – Little people and nature spirits.
Tsi-noo (Abenaki) – Vampiric demon.
Tsuchigumo (Japanese) – Shapeshifting, giant spider.
Tsuchinoko (Japanese) – Small sea serpent.
Tsukumogami (Japanese) – Inanimate object that becomes animated after existing for 100 years.
Tsul ‘Kalu (Cherokee) – Giant nature spirit.
Tsurara-onna (Japanese) – Icicle woman.
Tsurube-otoshi (Japanese) – Ambush predator.
Tugarin Zmeyevich (Slavic) – Evil shapeshifter.
Tylwyth Teg (Welsh) – Nature spirit.
Tupilaq (Inuit) – Animated construct.
Turehu (Māori) – Pale spirit.
Turul (Hungarian) – Giant bird.
Typhon (Greek) – Winged, snake-legged giant.
Tzitzimitl (Aztec) – Skeletal star spirit.
Ubume (Japanese) – Ghosts of women who died in childbirth.
Uma-no-ashi (Japanese) – Horse’s leg which dangles from a tree and kicks passersby.
Umibōzu (Japanese) – Ghost of drowned priest.
Umi-nyōbō (Japanese) – Female sea monster who steals fish.
Undead (Worldwide) – Dead that behave as if alive.
Underwater panther (Native American) – Feline water spirit.
Undine (Alchemy) – Water elemental.
Ungaikyō (Japanese) – Mirror monster which can display assorted wonders in its surface.
Unhcegila (Lakota) – Dragon.
Unicorn (Medieval Bestiaries) – One-horned goat-lion-stag-horse hybrid.
Unktehi (Lakota) – Serpentine rain spirit.
Unktehila (Lakota) – Reptilian water monster.
Upinis (Lithuanian) – River spirit.
Urayuli (Native American) – Hairy giant.
Uriaş (Romanian) – Giant.
Urmahlullu (Mesopotamian) – Lion-human hybrid guardian spirit.
Ushi-oni (Japanese) – Bull-headed monster.
Utukku (Akkadian) – Underworld messenger spirit.
Uwan (Japanese) – Spirit named for the sound it shouts when surprising people.
Vadātājs (Latvian) – Spirit that misleads people.
Vættir (Norse) – Nature spirit.
Valkyrie (Norse) – Female spirit that leads souls of dead warriors to Valhalla.
Vâlvă (Romanian) – Female nature spirit.
Vampire (Slavic) – Reanimated corpse that subsists on blood.
Vanara (Hindu) – Human-ape hybrid.
Vântoase (Romanian) – Female weather spirit.
Vârcolac (Romanian) – Vampire or werewolf.
Vardøger (Scandinavian) – Ghostly double.
Veļi (Latvian) – Ghost.
Věri Şělen – Chuvash dragon.
Vetala (Hindu) – Corpses possessed by vampiric spirits.
Víbria (Catalan) – Dragon with breasts and an eagle’s beak.
Vielfras (German) – Gluttonous dog-cat-fox hybrid.
Vila (Slavic) – Weather spirit.
Vilkacis (Latvian) – Animalistic monster.
Viruñas (Colombian) – Handsome demon.
Vision Serpent (Mayan) – Mystical dragon.
Vodyanoy (Slavic) – Male water spirit.
Vrykolakas (Greek) – Undead wolf-human hybrid.
Waldgeist (German) – Forest spirit.
Wampus cat (Cherokee) – Human-cougar hybrid.
Wana-games-ak (Abenaki) – Water spirits.
Wani (Japanese)- A crocodilian water monster.
Wanyūdō (Japanese) – Demon in the form of a burning ox cart with a human head.
Warak ngendog (Indonesian Muslim) – Egg-laying bird.
Warg (English and Scandinavian O.N. vargr) – Giant, demonic wolf.
Wassan-mon-ganeehla-ak (Abenaki) – Aurora spirits.
Water monkey (Chinese) – Water spirit.
Water sprite (Alchemy) – Water elemental.
Wati-kutjara (Australia Aboriginal) – Iguana spirit.
Wa-won-dee-a-megw (Abenaki) – Shapeshifting snail spirit.
Weisse Frauen (German) – Female spirit.
Wekufe (Mapuche) – Demon.
Wendigo (Algonquian) – Anthropophagous spirit.
Wentshukumishiteu (Inuit) – Water spirit.
Werecat (Worldwide) – Feline-human shapeshifter.
Werewolf (Worldwide) – Wolf-human shapeshifter.
White Lady (Worldwide) – Ghost of a murdered or mistreated woman.
Will-o’-the-Wisp (Worldwide) – Spectral fire.
Wirry-cow (Scottish) – Malevolent spirit.
Witte Wieven (Dutch) – Female, ancestral spirit.
Wondjina (Australia Aboriginal) – Weather spirit.
Woodwose (English) – Savage woodland humanoid.
Wraith (Scottish) – Water spirit or ghostly apparition.
Wulver (Scottish) – Wolf-headed human.
Wu Tou Gui (Chinese) – Beheaded ghost.
Wyrm – English dragon.
Wyvern (Germanic Heraldic) – Flying reptile, usually with two legs and two wings.
Xana (Asturian) – Female water spirit.
Xelhua (Aztec) – Giant.
Xing Tian (Chinese) – Headless giant.
Xiuhcoatl (Aztec) – Drought spirit.
Yacumama (South America) – Sea monster.
Yadōkai (Japanese) – Malevolent, nocturnal spirit.
Yagyō-san (Japanese) – Demon who rides through the night on a headless horse.
Yaksha (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) – Male nature spirit.
Yakshi (Keralite) – Vampire.
Yakshini (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jainism) – Female nature spirit.
Yakubyō-gami (Japanese) – Disease and misfortune spirit.
Yale (Medieval Bestiaries) – Antelope- or goat-like animal with swiveling horns.
Yallery-Brown (English) – Nature spirit.
Yamaarashi (Japanese) – Porcupine spirit.
Yama-biko (Japanese) – Echo spirit.
Yama-bito (Japanese) – Savage, mountain-dwelling humanoid.
Yama-chichi (Japanese) – Monkey-like mountain spirit.
Yama-inu (Japanese) – Dog-like mountain spirit.
Yama-oroshi (Japanese) – a Radish-grater spirit.
Yama-otoko (Japanese) – Mountain giant.
Yamata no Orochi (Japanese) – Gigantic, eight-headed serpent.
Yama-uba (Japanese) – Malevolent, mountain-dwelling hag.
Yama-waro (Japanese) – Hairy, one-eyed spirit.
Yanari (Japanese) – Spirit which causes strange noises.
Yaoguai (Japanese) – Animalistic demon.
Yara-ma-yha-who (Australian Aboriginal) – Diminutive, sucker-fingered vampire.
Yatagarasu (Japanese) – Three-legged crow of Amaterasu.
Yato-no-kami (Japanese) – Serpent spirits.
Yeth hound (English) – Headless dog.
Yeti (Tibet) – Abominable Snowman.
Yilbegän (Turkic) – Either a dragon or a giant.
Yobuko (Japanese) – Mountain dwelling spirit.
Yofune-nushi (Japanese) – Sea monster.
Yōkai (Japanese) – Monstrous spirit.
Yomotsu-shikome (Japanese) – Underworld hag.
Yong – Korean dragon.
Yōsei (Japanese) – Nature spirit.
Yosuzume (Japanese) – Mysterious bird that sings at night, sometimes indicating that the okuri-inu is near.
You Hun Ye Gui (Chinese) – Wandering ghost.
Yowie (Australian Aboriginal) – Nocturnal human-ape hybrid, also Yahoo.
Ypotryll (Heraldic) – Boar-camel-ox-serpent hybrid.
Yuan Gui (Chinese) – Distressed ghost.
Yukinko (Japanese) – Childlike snow spirit.
Yuki-onna (Japanese) – Snow spirit.
Yūrei (Japanese) – Ghost.
Yuxa (Tatar) – 100-year-old snake that transforms into a beautiful human.
Zahhak (Persian) – Dragon
Žaltys (Baltic) – Serpentine fertility spirit
Zamzummim (Jewish) – Giant
Zână (Romanian) – Nature spirit
Zashiki-warashi (Japanese) – House spirit
Zburator (Romanian) – Wolf-headed dragon
Zduhać (Slavic mythology) – Disembodied, heroic spirit
Zennyo Ryūō (Japanese) – Rain-making dragon
Zhar-Ptitsa (Slavic) – Glowing bird
Zhulong (Chinese) – Pig-headed dragon
Zhū Què (Chinese) – Fire elemental bird
Žiburinis (Lithuanian) – Forest spirit in the form of a glowing skeleton
Zilant (Tatar) – Flying reptile with chicken legs
Zin (West Africa) – Water spirits
Ziz (Jewish) – Giant Bird
Zlatorog (Slovenia) – White deer with golden horns
Zmeu (Romanian folklore) – Giant with a habit of kidnapping young girls
Zmiy – Slavic dragon
Zombie (Vodou) – Re-animated corpse
Zorigami (Japanese) – Animated clock
Zuijin (Japanese) – Tutelary spirit
Zunbera-bō (Japanese) – Faceless ghost