By Jack Goldstein
Were you aware Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx as a rule has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This great e-book comprises information of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. no matter if you have an interest within the beasts of at any place from old Greece to modern day Africa, this can be the publication for you!
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Some have speculated that the legend of the Cyclops may have come from ancient people finding the skull of a dwarf elephant; the single hole in its middle (actually for the trunk) would have looked to them like an eye socket in a giant head. 80. Sphinx: possessing the body of a lion and the head of a human (and sometimes the wings of a bird), the Sphinx would ask a riddle of those who wished to pass; those who could not answer correctly were devoured. Whereas the Greek Sphinx was female and merciless, the Egyptian Sphinx was male and benevolent.
Glawackus: the lumberjacks of early 20th century North America say this creature looked like a cross between a bear, a lion and a panther. Said to have attacked livestock in Connecticut and Massachusetts, the animal has never been caught despite a number of expeditions to find it. 65. Nimerigar: according to the Shoshone people who inhabit the Rocky Mountains in North America, a race of aggressive people called the Nimerigar lived around the Wind River in Wyoming; they were said to fire poisoned arrows at anyone who approached, using tiny well-crafted bows.
89. Grindylow: should a child get too close to a lake, a Grindylow with its long, sinewy arms will reach out and pull them in. Hailing from Yorkshire and Lancashire, the word Grindylow is thought to be associated with that of Grendel, a giant referenced in the epic poem Beowulf who is feared by all but the hero himself. 90. Kelpie: usually appearing as a horse (but in fact able to take on the form of a man or woman), this creature is a common water spirit inhabiting lochs and pools of water in Scotland.
101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures by Jack Goldstein