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Edo-period monster paintings by Sawaki Suushi

Youkai: Nureonna -- Nure-onna (lit. "wet woman") is a fast-swimming amphibious creature with the head of a human female and the body of a gigantic snake. Her appearance varies slightly from story to story, but she is usually described as having beady, snake-like eyes and long, sharp claws and fangs. Nure-onna is typically seen at the water's edge, washing her long, flowing hair. In some stories, she carries a small child, which she uses to attract potential victims. When a well-intentioned…

Kelpie by Simon Dominic. The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore, that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. Magical Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Legends And Myths, Fable, Celtic Mythology, Mythological Creatures, Gods And Goddesses, Conte, Illustrations

The kelpie is a supernatural water horse from Celtic folklore, that is believed to haunt the rivers and lochs of Scotland and Ireland. The horse’s appearance is strong, powerful and breathtaking. Its hide was supposed to be black (though in some stories it was white), and it will appear to be a lost pony, but can be identified by its constantly dripping mane.

Here's a weird gallery of Japanese folk art creatures that were painted during the Edo period. “cow devil”) is a malevolent sea monster with the head of a bull and the body of a giant spider or crab. Yuki Onna, Monster Art, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Japanese Monster, Japanese Mythology, Art Japonais, Sea Monsters, Monsters Inc

Edo-period monster paintings by Sawaki Suushi

Yōkai: Ushioni -- Ushi-oni (lit. "cow devil") is a malevolent sea monster with the head of a bull and the body of a giant spider or crab. It is most often encountered in the coastal waters of western Japan, particularly in Shimane prefecture, where it is feared for its vicious attacks on fishermen

A Manticore is a legendary creature similiar to a sphinx but described as a lion with the head of an old man, rows of incredibly sharp teeth and a tail that can fire deadly quills at its victim. 3d Fantasy, Fantasy Monster, Dark Fantasy, Manticore, Legends And Myths, Legendary Creature, Mythological Creatures, Greek Gods, Magical Creatures

The manticore is a legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), and a trumpet-like voice.

“Ukiyo-e print of the sailor Tokuso encountering an umibōzu (lett. sea bonze) a spirit from Japanese folklore by Utagawa Kuniyoshi ” Folklore Japonais, Art Japonais, Art Et Illustration, Illustrations, Arte Ninja, Japanese Monster, Japanese Mythology, Art Asiatique, Fine Art Drawing

Umibōzu is a spirit in Japanese folklore. The Umibōzu is said to live in the ocean and capsize the ship of anyone who dares speak to it. This spirit’s name, which combines the character for “sea” with the character of “Buddhist monk,” is possibly related to the fact that the Umibōzu is said to have a large, round head, resembling the shaven heads of Buddhist monks.

A "draugr" is an undead creature from Norse mythology. Draugar were believed to live in the graves of dead Vikings, being the body of the dead. As the graves of important men often contained a Mythological Creatures, Fantasy Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Norse Pagan, Norse Mythology, Evil Dead, Legends And Myths, 3d Fantasy, Legendary Creature

A draugr is an undead creature from Norse mythology. Draugar were believed to live in the graves of dead Vikings, being the body of the dead. As the graves of important men often contained a good amount of wealth, the draugr jealously guards his treasures, even after death. Draugar possess superhuman strength, can increase their size at will, and carry the unmistakable stench of decay.

the-cold-waters: “ A hidebehind is a nocturnal, fearsome critter from American folklore that preys upon humans that wander the woods, and was credited for the disappearances of early loggers when they. Wicca, Lago Ness, Wattpad, Creatures Of The Night, Urban Legends, Bedtime Stories, Story Inspiration, Story Ideas, Mythical Creatures

A hidebehind is a nocturnal fearsome critter from American folklore that preys upon humans that wander the woods, and was credited for the disappearances of early colonial loggers when they failed to return to camp. As its name suggests, the hidebehind is noted for its ability to conceal itself.

The Groke from the Japanese–European television-animation Tanoshii Moomin Ikka (Delightful Moomin Family). Painting Snow, Painting For Kids, Frat Guys, Forever Book, Troll Party, Tove Jansson, Weird Pictures, Pokemon Games, Totoro

15 Bogeymen From Around The World - Listverse

The bogeyman is a legendary ghost-like monster. The bogeyman has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror. This list

 Illustration for the fairy tale "Vasilisa the Beautiful", 1900 Ivan Bilibin. Baba Yaga is a Russian folk character. She shows up in many Russian fairytales. Ivan Bilibin is a famous Russian artist who created series of folk pictures. Ivan Bilibin, Baba Yaga, Art And Illustration, Folklore Russe, Russian Folk, Fairytale Art, Our Lady, Illustrators, Folk Art

15 Bogeymen From Around The World - Listverse

The bogeyman is a legendary ghost-like monster. The bogeyman has no specific appearance and conceptions of the monster can vary drastically even from household to household within the same community; in many cases he simply has no set appearance in the mind of a child, but is just an amorphous embodiment of terror. This list

odditiesoflife: “ Monstrosities of Evolution These bizarre illustrations are from Ulisse Aldrovandi’s 1642 book, History of Monsters (Monstrorum Historia). Although the illustrations are extremely. Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Dragons, Arte Horror, Middle Ages, Natural History, Occult

Pliny (in his Natural History, 77AD) gives us the first accounts of monstrous races in his attempt to describe the various unknown peoples of foreign lands. Some of the races he describes are hairy choromandae, which make a terrifying gnashing noise, half-beasts and half men created by the gods to terrify men for their amusement, and perhaps most horrifyingly a race of creatures who feed exclusively on the milk of dog-headed men (cynocephalae).

The Basilisk, or Cockatrice. A mythological beast who will turn you to stone if you look into its eyes. Greek Creatures, Creatures Of The Night, Mythological Creatures, Mythical Creatures, Serpent Animal, Dragons, Dark Stories, Fantastic Beasts, Faeries

listverse.com/2011/07/21/10-monsters-that-inspire-dread/ The Cockatrice can cause death with a single glance. Reports indicate that anything catching sight of the lethal bird’s eyes is turned instantly to stone. Just as deadly is their poisonous saliva, which can fell even an elephant. Also known as a Basilisk, a Cockatrice has the head and feet of a cockerel and the tail of a serpent.

Cats are meant to be furry and cute – but not when it is five feet high and shoots fireballs! A bakeneko (“monster-cat”) is, in Japanese folklore, a cat with supernatural abilities akin to those of the fox or raccoon dog. Japanese Mythology, Japanese Folklore, Japanese Drawings, Japanese Art, Ero Guro, Ancient Myths, Japanese Monster, Demonology, Weird Creatures

Cats are meant to be furry and cute – but not when it is five feet high and shoots fireballs! A bakeneko (“monster-cat”) is, in Japanese folklore, a cat with supernatural abilities akin to those of the fox or raccoon dog.

Carl G Jung's Archetypes. Psychoanalysis of Myth: Sigmund Freud's and Carl G. Jung's theories on the origin of gods, religion, and their myths. Aliens And Ufos, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Art, Totems, Jungian Archetypes, Bird People, Creation Myth, Sea Serpent, Ancient Mesopotamia

We are all familiar with dragons from various historical tales and myths, but Tiamat really takes the cake for inspiring terror. Tiamat comes to us from Babylonian mythology. She is often wrongly described as being a sea-serpent or dragon, but it is far worse than that. First, here is a description: “[Tiamat had] a tail, a thigh, “lower parts” (which shake together), a belly, an udder, ribs, a neck, a head, a skull, eyes, nostrils, a mouth, and lips.

10 Monsters That Inspire Dread - Listverse Paranormal Photos, Fantasy Concept Art, Supernatural Beings, Wrinkled Skin, Creatures Of The Night, Cryptozoology, Haunted Places, Archetypes, Dreads

Not only is the soucouyant scary – it is probably the most bizarre entry here. The soucouyant in Dominica, Trinidadian and Guadeloupean folklore, is a kind of vampire. The Soucouyant lives by day as an old woman at the end of the village. By night, however, she strips off her wrinkled skin, puts it in a mortar, and flies in the shape of a fireball through the darkness, looking for a victim.