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In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr, or "Midgarðsormr" was a sea serpent so long that it encircled the entire world, Midgard. Some stories report of sailors mistaking its back for a chain of islands.

Wulver- Scottish folklore: a wolf headed man like creature. It wasnt a werewolf nor was it ever a human. It was an immortal, solitary being. It enjoyed fishing. It wasnt bad towards people, but if you messed with him he would mess with you.

"Awehai is the Iroquois Goddess of the Sky and the Earth. Before there were people on the earth, Awehai lived with her husband in the sky. Her husband thought that she had her sights on another man, and in a jealous rage, pulled up the tree at the center of the sky. This left a giant hole, and he threw Awehai to earth. She grabbed seeds and animals as she fell, and brought them with her. As she neared the waters below, birds flew up to catch her and help her to land safely"

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Greek Mythology, The Three Fates -- The Fates have the subtle but awesome power of deciding a man's destiny. They assign a man to good or evil. Their most obvious choice is choosing how long a man lives. There are three Fates. Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life. Lachesis, the measurer, who choses the lot in life one will have and measures off how long it is to be. Atropos, she who cannot be turned, who at death with her shears cuts the thread of life.

Louhi is a queen of the land known as Pohjola in Finnish mythology and the mythology of Lapland. Louhi is described as a powerful witch, with the ability to change shape and weave mighty enchantments. She is also the main opponent of Väinämöinen and his group in the battle for the magical artifact Sampo in the Kalevala. She has a number of beautiful daughters, whom heroes attempt to win their hand. Louhi in true fairy tale form sets them difficult tasks to perform in order to claim such a prize.

Macha is an Irish war Goddess, strongly linked to the land. Several Goddesses or heroines bear Her name, but She is generally thought of as one aspect of the triple death Goddess the Mórrígan ("Great Queen" or "Phantom Queen"), consisting of Macha "Raven," Badb "Scald Crow" or "Boiling," and Nemain "Battle Fury." Macha is associated with both horses and crows.

Aldrovandi's 'History of Monsters'

BibliOdyssey: Monstrorum Historia

this is a thrush sprite. there AMAZING potion makers and always found living in deep deep forests. always hop pop zip zap around the forest in every season except winter in winter there getting ready to use potions to help winter come back sometimes they can be a little late though

Ravens figure heavily in Celtic mythology and legend. They were linked to darkness and death – especially the death of warriors in battle. Celtic war goddesses often took the form of a raven. In “The Dream of Rhonabwy”, the knight Owein battles King Arthur in a dream world assisted by ravens. Some tales suggest that the great King Arthur himself was turned in to a raven upon his death.

Artume (also called Aritimi, Artames, or Artumes) was an Etruscan goddess who was the goddess of night, of the moon (like another goddess, Losna), death, nature, woods and fertility. She was associated with the Greek goddess Artemis in later history.

Dobies are usually jovial and mellow if not too bright, and provide good company for the old folks.

Although called Hedley Kow, this spirit could transform itself into almost any shape to work its pranks

Hedley Kow - Mythical Archive

A troll is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, troll may have been a negative synonym for a jötunn (plural jötnar), a being in Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as trolls dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings.

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A very cool and scary Crone by Brian Froud. Crones have always inspired fear and respect due to their close connection to and understanding of death.

he púca (or pooka, phouka, phooca, púka; Irish for goblin[1]) is a creature of Irish folklore and Welsh mythology,[2] one of the myriad fairy folk, both revered and feared by those who give credence to their existence. Their belief extends as far as the West of Scotland[citation needed]. It has counterparts in Welsh (the pwca or pwwka), and in Cornish folklore (the Bucca).

Suffer from excruciating nightmares? Ever wake up with a weight on your chest, unable to move or breathe? That may be the work of the Bakhta...

By day the Encantado lives as either a freshwater dolphin or sea snake. When they transform into humans though they behold superior musical ...

Don’t invite a tribe of Blemmyes to dinner — unless you want to be on the menu. The Blemmyes was a tribe which became fictionalized as a rac...

The Leshy is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests. A leshy usually appears as a tall man, but he...

These Nursery Bogies are most active come the night, when they move from house to house checking that the children are on the road to sleep....

Leprechaun-many stories from Ireland surround tales of fairies, pixies and the 'little people' as they are known. These stories and myths have been told for thousands of years and derive their origins from Celtic times and beyond. The leprechaun is an iconic symbol of Irish mythology and evokes a sense of mischief.

Gwyllion - A Scottish water fairy. They are mostly seen as a hairy men or hideous female spirits who waylay and mislead travelers by night on the mountain roads. Mountain fairies like to sit on rocks on either side of a mountain path and silently watch people as they pass by.

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