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Legendary creature

often supernatural animal, often a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence cannot be proven, described in legends, myths, fables, folklore, poetry, fairy tales, etc
The Red Dragon on the Flag of Wales

A legendary, mythical, and mythological creature, also called a fabulous beast and fabulous creature, is a supernatural animal, often a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence has not or cannot be proved. Legendary creatures may be described in legends, fantasy, mythology, fables, folklore, poetry, fairy tales, novels, or other fiction but also in historical accounts before history became a science.[1] Some examples are:

ReferencesEdit

  1. Brenda Rosen, The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (London; New York: Godsfield Press 2008; Sterling, 2009), p. 8

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