By Jack Goldstein
Do you know Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx commonly has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This really good e-book includes information of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. no matter if you have an interest within the beasts of at any place from historical Greece to modern day Africa, this can be the booklet for you!
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Not only does it possess this unusual ability, but it can also electrocute victims at will from a distance. Amazingly, this is another mythical beast referenced in this book for which many expeditions have set out attempting to locate it... It is thought that this creature could well exist! A Manticore And Finally... 101. Slenderman: some people will tell you that Slenderman is an invention of the internet - and as mythical creatures go, that would be quite interesting by itself. However, legends of a tall, thin skeletal figure have persisted for years across many cultures, even if they don’t have the abilities that current Slenderman mythos attributes - being able to cause Slender Sickness for instance.
If you catch a Leprechaun however, he will grant you three wishes in exchange for his release - although choose wisely, as things don’t always turn out the way you plan... 88. Ratatoskr: Ratatoskr is a squirrel from Norse mythology who carries messages up and down the world tree Yggdrasil between Hraesvelgr (the eagle perched at the top) and Niohoggr (the wyrm who lives underneath its roots). 89. Grindylow: should a child get too close to a lake, a Grindylow with its long, sinewy arms will reach out and pull them in.
With such poisonous breath and blood that even its tracks could kill, the serpent-like creature guarded an entrance to the underworld. It was only defeated when Heracles realised that if he burned the stump of a neck after cutting off a head, none would grow back. Despite a giant crab being sent to get in his way (which the hero stomped to death), Heracles eventually managed to cut off all of the Hydra’s heads. 77. Basilisk: the Basilisk was said to be the king of serpents, a snake that (according to Pliny) was so venomous that it left a deadly trail of poison in its wake and could even kill you with a single glance.
101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures by Jack Goldstein