Monsters

Monsters are often misjudged.   Often these are just creatures that are not fully understood due ot the way that they look or their actions.   But in other cases, monsters are real.

Please note that this list is not complete and additional information is available on most creatures.  This information is being scrubbed for accuracy and will be added shortly.


The List of Monsters

Basilisk - A legendary lizard who could kill a man with its stare.

Bigfoot - A type of Sasquatch native to North American forests.

Black Dog - An evil spirit dog that stalks city streets at night.

Black Eyed Beings - They take human form but have black, soulless eyes and emanate a sense of pure evil.

Bray Road Beast - The nickname for a werewolf-like creature seen multiple times in Wisconsin.

Centaur - Half-men, half-horse creatures that ran wild and unruly.

Cerberus - The three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades.

Charybdis - The whirlpool on one side of the Strait of Messina that swallowed ships that came too close to it.

Chimera - Part-lion, part-goat, part-snake - all monster.

Cockatrice - A flying part-rooster/part-snake that could kill with its stare.

Count Dracula - The most famous vampire in all of legend.

Cyclops - The one-eyed giant who captured and ate people.

Cynocephalus - A member of an ancient race of men with the heads of dogs.

Demon - Malevolent spirits of Hell who try to take peoples souls.

Doppelganger - Apparitions of people that occur in impossible situations.

Dragon - Giant, flying, fire-breathing lizards who often guard treasure.

Echidna - The snake-woman who became the mother of most Greek monsters.

Elf - Pointy-eared humanoids who excel in magic and archery.

Frankenstein's Monster - Mary Shelley's patchwork monster built from body parts of the deceased.

Ghost - Spirits of the dead whose souls remain in the realm of the living.

Golem - Magically animated human-shaped creatures typically made of solid stone.

Gorgon - The snake-haired and snake-bodied humanoid that was created in its mother's image. Its stare could turn a person to stone. Medusa became one of these creatures in a later myth.

Griffin - A creature with the body of a lion, the tail of a snake, and the head and wings of an eagle.

Grim Reaper - The embodiment of death itself, the Grim Reaper comes to take your soul to the afterlife.

Hydra - The nine-headed serpent who grew two new heads for every one that was cut off.

Imp - Small, mischievous creatures who liked to play pranks on people.

Ladon (Python) - The snake that guarded the golden apples in the Garden of the Hesperides.

Loch Ness Monster - The elusive sea-monster from the Loch Ness in Scotland.

Manticore - A mythical beast with a lion's body and a human's head.

Medusa - The disciple of Athena who was turned into a gorgon. She had the hair of snakes and could turn men to stone with her gaze.

Mermaids - Sea creatures with the head and torso of a woman and the tail of a fish.

Minotaur - The creature with the head and legs of a bull and the torso of a man, who guarded the exit to The Labyrinth.

Mothman - A winged creature in the shape of a man with hypnotic red eyes sighted in West Virginia.

Mutants - A term describing abnormal creatures created by genetic or environmental mutations.

Nemean Lion - The giant lion with impenetrable hide who becomes the constellation Leo.

New Jersey Devil - A flying creature with a high-pitched scream and a horse-like head native to the New Jersey Pine Barrens.

Ogre - An ugly, oversized humanoid creature with great physical strength and little intelligence.

Orthros - The two-headed monster dog.

Pegasus - Technically the proper name of Bellerophon's winged horse, which became the general name for winged horses.

Phoenix - The golden bird who, at the end of its life, burst into flames only to be reborn again.

Sasquatch - Large, hairy, man-like beasts that live in the woods.

Satyr - Half-men, half-goats who were wild and lustful. The god Pan was one of these.

Scylla - The man-eating beast that lived on the opposite side of the Strait of Messina from Charybdis.

Sea Monsters - The generic term for several breeds of water-based monsters.

Sea-Goat - The half-goat, half-fish who are the children of Pricus, who becomes the constellation Capricorn.

Shade - The ghosts of dead people before they are admitted entrance to Hades.

Shapeshifters - Humans who can willingly take the form of an animal while maintaining their consciousness.

Sirens - Man-eating beautiful women whose song compels men to them.

Sphinx - The half-human, half-lion that forces those it meets to answer its riddles, or die.

Thunderbird - A giant bird that creates storms with its wings.

Typhon - The fire-breathing giant who challenged Zeus for control of Mount Olympus. Also the father of most Greek monsters.

Unicorn - A magical horse with a single horn on its forehead.

Vampire - The most charming bloodsucker in legend and lore. 

Wendigo - An evil spirit that possesses humans and turns them into cannibals.

Will-o'-the-wisp - Strange flame-like lights that seem to beckon travelers to follow.

Werewolf - Human by day, wolf by night.

Wraith - Evil spirits of the dead who are trapped on Earth.

Zombie - The living dead who feed on human flesh.