July 30, 2017

In Mexican folklore, Chaneque or Chanekeh are legendary creatures associated with elemental forces and particular places. These creatures were first described by the Aztec (i.e., Ohuican Chaneque). Mentions of these creatures are common within the Mexica Mythology, while in Mayan folkloric tradition (Yucatán Peninsula), these elementals are known as Aluxob.

Traditionally, they are conceived as small, sprite-like beings, elemental forces, and guardians of nature. However, nowadays, Chaneque are mo...

July 23, 2017

Grendel (meaning literately “The Destroyer”) is one of three antagonists, alongside

with Grendel's mother and the dragon, in the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf.

Beowulf is an English heroic epic poem set in Scandinavia and cited as one of the most important Anglo-Saxon literature works of all time. Dated between the 8th and early 11th century (AD 700–1000), this epic poem tells the story of Beowulf, a great hero who comes to the aid of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, by defeating a beast known as...

July 16, 2017

According to the Scandinavian mythology, the Kraken is a giant sea creature generally described as an octopus or squid. Probably no legendary sea monster was as horrifying as this. A kraken would attack a ship by wrapping their arms around the hull and capsizing it, and the crew would drown or be eaten by the monster.

Tales of a huge, many armed, headed or horned sea creatures exist from ancient times.

Many cultures have legends of kraken-like monsters, which serve as evidence that this creature w...

July 9, 2017

Nundá, is a gigantic and ferocious nocturnal feline, said to live in Tanzania.

Legend has it that Nundá was once the cat of Sultan Majnún. Old tales say that as a cub, Majnún’s cat was unusually fierce and strong. The cat liked to roam the fields, and despite being well fed, one day it killed a calf. The Sultan was not worried, for it loved his cat, and dismissed the event saying, “The cat is mine, and the calf is also mine,” hence the beast had committed no crime. Soon enough, however, the cat k...

July 2, 2017

According to tales and legends, in ancient times, every year on the eve of Chinese New Year (the end of the lunar year) there was a fight against a mythical beast called Nian. This beast had the body of a bull, the head of a lion, sharp teeth and horns, and it was said it hunted for a living.

The ferocious Nian secluded itself in the dark sea for most of the year, however, towards the end of winter, when there was nothing to eat the beast would go onshore and hunt people and other creatures, eati...

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