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  • A Bao A Qu (Malay) - An entity that lives in the Tower of Victory in Chitor.
  • Aatxe (Basque) - A spirit that takes the form of a bull.
  • Abaasy (Yakuts) - Demons that have teeth of iron.
  • Abada (African) - Small type of unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo.
  • Abada (Tatar) - Forest spirit.
  • Abaia (Melanesia) - Huge magical eel.
  • Abarimon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Savage humanoid with backward feet.
  • Abath (Malay) - One-horned animal.
  • Abura-sumashi (Japanese) - Creature from a mountain pass in Kumamoto Prefecture.
  • Acephali (Greek) - Headless humanoids.
  • Acheri (Indian) - Disease-bringing ghost.
  • Achlis (Roman) - Curious elk.
  • Adar Llwch Gwin (Welsh) - Giant birds that understand human languages.
  • Adaro (Solomon Islands) - Malevolent merfolk.
  • Adhene (Manx) - Nature spirit.
  • Adlet (Inuit) - Vampiric dog-human hybrid
  • Adroanzi (Lugbara) - Nature spirit.
  • Adze (Ewe people) - An African vampiric-forest being.
  • Aerico (Greek) - Disease demon.
  • Afanc (Welsh) - Lake monster (exact lake varies by story).
  • Agni (Hindu) - God of fire and sacrifices.
  • Agathodaemon (Greek) - Spirit of vinefields and grainfields.
  • Agloolik (Inuit) - Ice spirit that aids hunters and fishermen.
  • Agogwe (East Africa) - Small, ape-like humanoid.
  • Ahkiyyini (Inuit) - Animated skeleton that causes shipwrecks.
  • Ahuizotl (Aztec) - Anthropophagous dog-monkey hybrid.
  • Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) - Anthropophagous humanoid with eyes in its instep.
  • Aigikampoi (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed goat.
  • Airavata (Hindu) - Divine Elephant.
  • Aitu (Polynesian) - Malevolent spirits or demons.
  • Aitvaras (Lithuanian) - Household spirit.
  • Ajatar (Finnish) - Dragon.
  • Akamataa (Japanese) - Snake spirit from Okinawa.
  • Akateko (Japanese) - Tree-dwelling monster.
  • Akhlut (Inuit) - Orca-wolf shapeshifter.
  • Akka (Finnish) - Female spirits or minor goddesses.
  • Akki (Japanese) - Large, grotesque humanoid.
  • Akkorokamui (Ainu) - Sea monster.
  • Akuma (Japanese) - Evil spirit.
  • Akupara (Hindu) - Giant turtle that supports the world.
  • Akurojin-no-hi (Japanese) - Ghostly flame which causes disease.
  • Al (Armenian and Persian) - Spirit that steals unborn babies and livers from pregnant women.
  • Ala (Slavic) - Bad weather demon.
  • Alal (Chaldean) - Demon.
  • Alan (Philippine) - Winged humanoid that steals reproductive waste to make children.
  • Alce (Heraldic) - Wingless griffin.
  • Aleya (Bengali) - Spirit of a dead fisherman.
  • Alicanto (Chilean) - Bird that eats gold and silver.
  • Alicorn - A winged unicorn from the Latin "ala" (wing) and "corn" (horn).
  • Alkonost (Slavic) - Angelic bird with human head and breasts.
  • Allocamelus (Heraldic) - Ass-camel hybrid.
  • Almas (Mongolian) - Savage humanoid.
  • Al-mi'raj (Islamic) - One-horned rabbit.
  • Aloja (Catalan) - Female water spirit.
  • Alom-bag-winno-sis (Abenaki) - Little people and tricksters.
  • Alp (German) - Male night-demon.
  • Alphyn (Heraldic) - Lion-like creature, sometimes with dragon or goat forelegs.
  • Alp-luachra (Irish) - Parasitic fairy.
  • Al Rakim (Islamic) - Guard dog of the Seven Sleepers.
  • Alseid (Greek) - Grove nymph.
  • Alu (Assyrian) - Leprous demon.
  • Alux (Mayan) - Little people.
  • Amaburakosagi (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Shikoku.
  • Amala (Tsimshian) - Giant who holds up the world.
  • Amamehagi (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Hokuriku.
  • Amanojaku (Japanese) - Small demon.
  • Amarok (Inuit) - Giant wolf.
  • Amarum (Quechua) - Water boa spirit.
  • Amazake-babaa (Japanese) - Disease-causing hag.
  • Amemasu (Ainu) - Lake monster.
  • Ammit (Ancient Egyptian) - Female demon with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile.
  • Amoronagu (Japanese) - Tennyo from the island of Amami Ōshima.
  • Amphiptere (Heraldic) - Winged serpent.
  • Amphisbaena (Greek) - Serpent with a head at each end.
  • Anakim (Jewish) - Giant.
  • Androsphinx (Ancient Egyptian) - Human-headed sphinx.
  • Angels (mainly Christian, Jewish, Islamic traditions) - From the Greek ángelos, divine beings of Heaven who act as mediators between God and humans; the counterparts of Demons.
  • Angha (Persian) - Dog-lion-peacock hybrid.
  • Ani Hyuntikwalaski (Cherokee) - Lightning spirit.
  • Ankou (French) - Skeletal grave watcher with a lantern and a scythe.
  • Anmo (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Iwate Prefecture.
  • Antaeus (Greek) - A giant who was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground.
  • Antero Vipunen (Finnish) - Subterranean giant.
  • Ao Ao (Guaraní) - Anthropophagous peccary or sheep.
  • Aobozu (Japanese) - Blue monk who kidnaps children.
  • Apkallu (Sumerian) - Fish-human hybrid that attends the god Enki.
  • Apsaras (Buddhist and Hindu) - Female cloud spirit.
  • Aqrabuamelu (Akkadian Mythology) - Human-scorpion hybrid.
  • Ardat-Lili (Akkadian) - Disease demon.
  • Argus Panoptes (Greek Mythology) - Hundred-eyed giant.
  • Arikura-no-baba (Japanese Mythology) - Old woman with magical powers.
  • Arimaspi (Greek Mythology) - One-eyed humanoid.
  • Arion (Greek) - Extremely swift horse with a green mane and the power of speech.
  • Arkan Sonney ([[Manx) - Fairy hedgehog.
  • Asag (Sumerian) - Hideous rock demon.
  • Asakku (Sumerian Mythology) - Demon.
  • Asanbosam (West Africa Mythology) - Iron-toothed vampire.
  • Asena (Turkic) - Blue-maned wolf.
  • A-senee-ki-wakw (Abenaki) - Stone-giant.
  • Ashi-magari (Japanese) - Invisible tendril that impedes movement.
  • Asiman (Dahomey) - Vampiric possession spirit.
  • Askefrue (Germanic) - Female tree spirit.
  • Ask-wee-da-eed (Abenaki) - Fire elemental and spectral fire.
  • Asobibi (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Kōchi Prefecture.
  • Aspidochelone (Medieval Bestiaries) - Island-sized whale or sea turtle.
  • Asrai (English) - Water spirit.
  • Astomi (Greek) - Humanoid sustained by pleasant smells instead of food.
  • Aswang (Philippine) - Carrion-eating humanoid.
  • Atomy (English) - Surprisingly small creature.
  • Ato-oi-kozo (Japanese) - Invisible spirit that follows people.
  • Atshen (Inuit) - Anthropophagous spirit.
  • Auloniad (Greek) - Pasture nymph.
  • Avalerion (Medieval Bestiary) - King of the birds.
  • Awa-hon-do (Abenaki)]] - Insect spirit.
  • Axex (Ancient Egyptian) - Falcon-lion hybrid.
  • Ayakashi (Japanese) - Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil.
  • Ayakashi-no-ayashibi (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Ishikawa Prefecture.
  • Aziza (Dahomey) - Little people that help hunters.
  • Azukiarai (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides.
  • Azukibabaa (Japanese) - Bean-grinding hag who devours people.
  • Azukitogi (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides.

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  • Ba (Egyptian) - Soul of the deceased, depicted as a bird or a human-headed bird.
  • Baba Yaga (Slavic) - Forest spirit and hag
  • Backoo (Guyanese) - Malevolent little people
  • Bagiennik (Slavic) - Malevolent water spirit
  • Bahamut (Arabian) - Giant fish
  • Bar Juchne (Abrahamic and Talmudic) - Bird
  • Bashe (Chinese) - Elephant-swallowing serpent
  • Bai Ze (Chinese) - Talking beast which handed down knowledge on harmful spirits.
  • Ba Jiao Gui (Chinese) - Banana tree spirit
  • Bake-kujira (Japanese) - Ghostly whale skeleton that drifts along the coastline of Shimane Prefecture.
  • Bakeneko (Japanese) - Magical cat
  • Bakezori (Japanese) - Animated straw sandal
  • Bakhtak (Iranian) - Night demon
  • Baku (Japanese) - Dream-devouring, tapir-like creature
  • Bakunawa (Philippine) - Sea serpent that causes eclipses
  • Balaur (Romanian) - Multi-headed dragon
  • Bannik (Slavic) - Bathhouse spirit
  • Banshee (Irish) - Death spirit
  • Baobhan Sith (Celtic Mythology) - Beautiful vampiric seductresses who prey on young travelers by night
  • Barbegazi (Swiss) - Dwarf with giant, snowshoe-like feet
  • Bardi (Trabzon) - Shapechanging death spirit
  • Barghest - Yorkshire black dog
  • Bar Juchne (Jewish) - Gigantic bird
  • Barnacle Geese (Medieval folklore) - Geese which hatch from barnacles
  • Barong (Balinese) - Tutelary spirit
  • Basajaun (Basque) - Ancestral, megalith-building race
  • BasCelik (Serbian) - Powerful, evil winged man whose soul is not held by his body and can be subdued only by causing him to suffer dehydration
  • Basilisco Chilote (Chilota) - Chicken-serpent hybrid
  • Basilisk (Italian) - Multi-limbed, venomous lizard
  • Batibat (Philippine) - Female night-demon
  • Batsu (Chinese) - Drought spirit
  • Baubas (Lithuanian) - Malevolent spirit
  • Baykok (Ojibwa) - Flying skeleton
  • Bean Nighe (Irish) - Death spirit; a type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe)
  • Behemoth (Jewish) - Massive beast, possibly like a dinosaur or crocodile
  • Bendigeidfran (Welsh) - Giant king
  • Bennu (Egyptian) - Heron-like, regenerative bird, equivalent to (or inspiration for) the Phoenix
  • Berehynia (Slavic) - Water spirit
  • Bergrisar (Norse) - Mountain giants who live alongside the Hrimthursar (lit. "Rime-Giants") in Jotunheim
  • Bergsra (Norse) - Mountain spirit
  • Bestial Beast (Brazilian) - Centauroid specter
  • Betobeto-san (Japanese) - Invisible spirit which follows people at night, making the sound of footsteps
  • Bhuta (Buddhist and Hindu) - Ghost of someone killed by execution or suicide
  • Bi-blouk (Khoikhoi) - Female, anthropophagous, partially invisible monster
  • Bies (Slavic) - Demon
  • Bigfoot (American folklore) - Forest-dwelling apeman.
  • Binbogami (Japanese) - Spirit of poverty
  • Bishop-fish (Medieval Bestiaries) - Fish-like humanoid
  • Biwa-bokuboku (Japanese)- Animated biwa
  • Black Annis (English) - Blue-faced hag
  • Black Dog (British) - Canine death spirit
  • Black Shuck - Norfolk, Essex, and Suffolk black dog
  • Blemmyae (Medieval Bestiary) - Headless humanoid with face in torso
  • Bloody Bones (Irish) - Water bogeyman
  • Blue Crow (Brazilian) - a giant amazonian bird.
  • Bluecap (English) - Mine-dwelling fairy
  • Bodach (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
  • Bogeyman (English) - Malevolent spirit
  • Boggart (English) - Malevolent household spirit
  • Boginki (Polish) - Nature spirit
  • Bogle (Scottish) - Malevolent spirit
  • Boi-tata (Brazilian) - Giant snake
  • Bolla (Albanian) - Dragon
  • Bonnacon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Bull-horse hybrid with flaming dung
  • Boo Hag (American Folklore) - Vampire-like creature that steals energy from sleeping victims
  • Boobrie (Scottish) - Roaring water bird
  • Bozaloshtsh (Slavic) - Death spirit
  • Brag (English) - Malevolent water horse
  • Brownie (English and Scottish) - Benevolent household spirit
  • Broxa (Jewish) - Nocturnal bird that drains goats of their milk
  • Bokkenrijders (Dutch) - bandits
  • Bugbear (English) - Bearlike goblin
  • Buggane (Manx) - Ogre-like humanoid
  • Bugul Noz (Celtic) - Extremely ugly, but kind, forest spirit
  • Bukavac (Serbia) - Six-legged lake monster
  • Bunyip (Australian Aboriginal) - Horse-walrus hybrid lake monster
  • Buraq (Islamic) - Human-headed, angelic horse
  • Bush Dai Dai (Guyanese) - Spirit that seduces and kills men
  • Byangoma (Bengali) - Fortune-telling birds
  • Bysen (Scandinavian) - Diminutive forest spirit

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  • Cabeiri (Greek) - Smith and wine spirit
  • Cacus (Roman) - Fire-breathing giant
  • Cadejo (Central America) - Cow-sized dog-goat hybrid in two varieties: benevolent and white; malevolent and black
  • Caipora (Tupi) - Fox-human hybrid and nature spirit
  • Caladrius (Medieval Bestiary) - White bird that can foretell if a sick person will recover or die
  • Calingi (Medieval Bestiary) - Humanoid with an eight-year lifespan
  • Callitrix (Medieval Bestiary) - Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates
  • Calydonian Boar (Greek) - Giant, chthonic boar
  • Calygreyhound (Heraldic) - Wildcat-deer/antelope-eagle-ox-lion hybrid
  • Camahueto (Chilota) - One-horned calf
  • Cambion (Medieval folklore) - Offspring of a human and an incubus or succubus; general term for any kind of human/demon hybrid
  • Campe (Greek) - Dragon-human-scorpion hybrid
  • Camulatz (Mayan) - Bird that ate the heads of the first men
  • Candileja (Colombian) - Spectral, fiery hag
  • Canaima (Guyanese) - Were-jaguar
  • Canotila (Lakota) - Little people and tree spirits
  • Caoineag (Scottish) - Death spirit (a particular type of Banshee/Bean Sídhe)
  • Chapa (Lakota) - Beaver spirit
  • Capcaun (Romanian) - Large, monstrous humanoid
  • Carbuncle (Latin America) - Small creature with a jewel on its head
  • Catoblepas (Medieval Bestiary) - Scaled buffalo-hog hybrid
  • Cat Sidhe (Scottish) - Fairy cat
  • Ceffyl Dwr (Welsh) - Malevolent water horse
  • Centaur (Greek) - Human-horse hybrid
  • Centicore Indian mythology Indian- Horse-Antelope-Lion-Bear hybrid
  • Cerastes (Greek) - Extremely flexible, horned snake
  • Cerberus (Greek) - Three-headed dog that guards the entrance to the underworld
  • Cercopes (Greek) - Mischievous forest spirit
  • Cericopithicus (Medieval Bestiary) - Apes who always bear twins, one the mother loves, the other it hates
  • Ceryneian Hind (Greek) - Hind with golden antlers and bronze or brass hooves
  • Cetan (Lakota) - Hawk spirit
  • Chakora (Hindu) - Lunar bird
  • Chamrosh (Persian) - Dog-bird hybrid
  • Chaneque (Aztec) - Little people and nature spirits
  • Changeling (European) - Humanoid child (fairy, elf, troll, etc.) substituted for a kidnapped human child
  • Charybdis (Greek) - Sea monster in the form of a giant mouth
  • Chepi (Narragansett) - Ancestral spirit that instructs tribe members
  • Cherufe (Mapuche) - Volcano-dwelling monster
  • Chibaiskweda (Abenaki) - Ghost of an improperly buried person
  • Chichevache (Medieval folklore) - Human-faced cow that feeds on good women
  • Chickcharney (Bahamian) - Bird-mammal hybrid
  • Chimbwe (hyena) in Tumbuka (an ethnic group living in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania) mythology
  • Chimaera (Greek) - Lion-goat-snake hybrid
  • Chindi (Navajo) - Vengeful ghost that causes dust devils
  • Chinthe (Burmese) - Temple-guarding feline, similar to Chinese Shi and Japanese Shisa
  • Chitauli (Zulu) - Human-lizard hybrid
  • Chochinobake (Japanese) - Animated paper lantern
  • Chollima (Korean) - Supernaturally fast horse
  • Chonchon (Mapuche) - Disembodied, flying head
  • Choorile (Guyanese) - Ghost of a woman that died in childbirth
  • Chromandi (Medieval Bestiary) - Hairy savage with dog teeth
  • Chrysaor (Greek) - Son of the gorgon Medusa, imaged as a giant or a winged boar
  • Chrysomallus (Greek mythology) - Golden haired winged ram
  • Chukwa (Hindu) - Giant turtle that supports the world
  • Chupacabra (Latin America) - Cryptid beast, named for its habit of sucking the blood of goats and other livestock
  • Churel (Hindu) - Vampiric, female ghost
  • Ciguapa (Dominican Republic) - Malevolent seductress
  • Cihuateteo (Aztec) - Ghost of women that died in childbirth
  • Cikavac (Serbian) - Bird that serves its owner
  • Cinnamon Bird (Medieval Bestiaries) - Giant bird that makes its nest out of cinnamon
  • Cipactli (Aztec) - Sea monster, crocodile-fish hybrid
  • Cirein croin (Scottish) - Sea serpent
  • Cluricaun (Irish) - Leprechaun-like Little people that are permanently drunk
  • Coblynau (Welsh) - Little people and mine spirits
  • Cockatrice (Medieval Bestiaries) - Chicken-lizard hybrid
  • Cofgod (English) - Cove god
  • Colo Colo (Mapuche) - Rat-bird hybrid that can shapeshift into a serpent
  • Corycian nymphs (Greek) - Nymph of the Corycian Cave
  • Cretan Bull (Greek) - Monstrous bull
  • Crinaeae (Greek) - Fountain nymph
  • Criosphinx (Ancient Egypt) - Ram-headed sphinx
  • Crocotta (Medieval Bestiaries) - Monstrous dog-wolf
  • The Cu Bird (Mexican) - El Pájaro Cu; a bird.
  • Cuco (Latin America) - Bogeyman
  • Cucuy (Latin America) - Malevolent spirit
  • Cuegle (Cantabrian) - Monstrous, three-armed humanoid
  • Cuelebre (Asturian and Cantabrian) - Dragon
  • Curupira (Tupi) - Nature spirit
  • Cu Sith (Scottish) - Gigantic fairy dog
  • Cwn Annwn (Welsh) - Underworld hunting dog
  • Cyclops (Greek) - One-eyed giant
  • Cyhyraeth (Welsh) - Death spirit
  • Cynocephalus (Medieval Bestiaries) - Dog-headed humanoid

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