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    Hipocampus- Greek myth: a horse with the back half of a fish. It had a fin as a mane and fins else where on the body. They had green scales all over. They were adults of sea-horses. They were ridden by water nymphs and water gods.

    Drop bears are commonly said to be unusually large, vicious, carnivorous marsupials related to koalas (although the koala is not a bear) that inhabit treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above. They are an example of local lore intended to frighten and confuse outsiders and amuse locals

    Agni is the Hindu god of fire. He is regarded as the friend and protector of humanity, in particular, he safeguards the home. Various forms of fire are associated with Agni and include the sun, lightning, comets, sacrificial fire, domestic fires, the fire of the funeral-pyre, and the digestive fire which is within all humans.

    Melek Taus (Kurdish: Tawusê Melek), translated in English as Peacock Angel is the Yazidi name for one of the central figures of Yazidi religion. In Yazidi creation stories, God created the world and entrusted it to the care of a Heptad of seven Holy Beings, often known as Angels or heft sirr (the Seven Mysteries). Preeminent among them is Tawûsê Melek (frequently known as "Melek Taus" in English publications), the Peacock Angel.Picture: Antoine Helbert

    In Japanese mythology Izanagi and Izanami are the creators of Japan and its gods. After their birth Izanagi and Izanami stood on the floating bridge of heaven and stirred the primeval ocean with a jeweled spear. When they lifted the spear, the drops that fell back into the water formed the first solid land, an island called Onogoro. They created many gods and goddesses to represent the mountains, valleys, waterfalls, streams, winds, and other natural features of Japan.

    Omphale by Byam Shaw, 1914. In Greek mythology she was the mistress of Hercules. Dressed in skin of Nemean lion and holding Hercules' club; the labors of Hercules are in the background

    In Greek mythology, Ipotanes were a race of half-horse, half-humans. The Ipotanes are considered the original version of the Centaur. Art by Liu Jianzhao

    Qalupalik is an Inuit mythological creature. The story was used to prevent children from wandering off alone, lest the qalupalik take them children in her amautik underwater and keep them forever. Qalupalik 1 by joy-ang.deviantar... on @DeviantArt

    Qalupalik is an Inuit mythological creature. It is a human-like creature that lives in the sea, with long hair, green skin, and long fingernails. The myth is that qalupaliks wear an amautiit (a form of pouch that Inuit parents wear to carry their children) so they can take babies and children away who disobey their parents. Qalupalik 2 by joy-ang.deviantar... on @DeviantArt

    A jiangshi, also known as a Chinese "hopping" vampire or zombie, is a type of reanimated corpse in Chinese legends and folklore. It is typically depicted as a stiff corpse dressed in official garments from the Qing Dynasty, and it moves around by hopping, with its arms outstretched. It kills living creatures to absorb their qi, or "life force", usually at night, while in the day, it rests in a coffin or hides in dark places such as caves

    In Norse mythology, Ratatoskr is a squirrel who runs up and down the world tree Yggdrasil to carry messages between the unnamed eagle, perched atop Yggdrasil, and the wyrm Níðhöggr, who dwells beneath one of the three roots of the tree. Art by Daniel Lieske

    The Fire Giants. In Norse mythology, Surtr is a jötunn. Surtr is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. In both sources, Surtr is foretold as being a major figure during the events of Ragnarök; carrying his bright sword, he will go to battle against the Æsir, he will do battle with the major god Freyr, and afterward the flames that he brings forth will engulf the Earth.

    Chalchihuitlicue goddess The Aztec goddess of bodies of water and wife of Tlaloc the rain deity. Anthropology museum Mexico City

    When the fairy race of the Tuatha dé Danann arrived in Ireland, they came like a mist across the waters, bringing with them magical gifts.

    In Irish mythology, Ériu, daughter of Ernmas of the Tuatha Dé Danann, was the eponymous matron goddess of Ireland. Her husband was Mac Gréine (‘Son of the Sun’).

    Semargl or Simargl (Old Church Slavonic:Семарьглъ,Симарьглъ) isa deity or mythical creature in East Slavic mythology. An idol ofSemargl was present in the pantheon of Great Prince Vladimir I ofKiev. It may be the equivalent of Simur

    CENTAURS - One of a race of monsters having the head, arms, and trunk of a man and the body and legs of a horse.

    The Konaki-Jiji is able to take the appearance of an old man or a baby - someone feeble looking. In either case, the spirit lures an unwary passerby toward it and allows him or her to pick it up. After the spirit is picked up, it suddenly becomes a heavy stone that crushes the victim to death

    Funa Yurei are said to be the souls of drowning victims. Bitter and wrathful towards the living, they rise up from the bottom of the sea to attack boats. Meeting one on the sea is fatal. They approach people on boats and ask to borrow a ladle. If they are given a ladle, they will pour sea water into the boat until it sinks. If the victims are lucky, they drown, and if they are unlucky they are captured, tortured and eaten by the "Isohime," a giant fantastical mermaid that likes to catch ...

    In Jewish mythology, a Dybbuk is a malicious and possessive spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of a dead person. It supposedly leaves the host's body once it has accomplished its goal, sometimes after being helped by other forces.

    Churel is a female ghost of South Asian folklore, which is equivalent of Lilith and well known in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    Buruburu is said to be the "Ghost of Fear." The ghost lives in the forests and graveyards. It takes the form of a shaking old man or woman and sometimes only has one eye. It will attach itself to the back of its victim sending a chill up and down their spine. The selected then dies of extreme fright.

    Oceanus (/oʊˈsiːənəs/; Greek: Ὠκεανός Ōkeanós,[2] pronounced [ɔːkeanós]) was a divine figure in classical antiquity, believed by the ancient Greeks and Romans to be the divine personification of the sea , an enormous river encircling the world.

    In Greek mythology, the Naiads (Ancient Greek: Ναϊάδες) were a type of water nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water. They are distinct from river gods, who embodied rivers, and the very ancient spirits that inhabited the still waters of marshes, ponds and lagoon-lakes, such as pre-Mycenaean Lerna in the Argolid.

    An archaic Gorgon (around 580 BC), as depicted on a pediment from the temple of Artemis in Corfu, on display at the Archaeological Museum of Corfu