Legendary creature

supernatural animal, generally a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence cannot be proven, described in legends, myths, fables, folklore

A legendary creature (mythical or mythological creature) is a type of fictional entity, typically a hybrid, that has not been proved. Legendary creatures may be described in legends, fantasy, mythology, fables, folklore, poetry, fairy tales, novels and fiction, but in historical accounts before history became a science.[1] Some examples are:

The Welsh Dragon the Flag of Wales


  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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