Mermaids, werewolves, Loch Ness monster, dragons, and zombies, are probably creatures you are often heard about. There are other mythical creatures you might have never heard before.


One of the most beautiful things that the fiction genre is how authors can bring mythical creatures to life on the page. Some people question the ability of how a person could imagine such creatures they have never seen before, or do they?

Perhaps one time in their life, a crazy thought would be that these authors have seen the creature in their life. As the world has yet to fully be discovered, 80 percent is still left untouched. Believe it or not, we have rounded up some of the mythical from all over the world. Coming from various folklores in multiple countries, here are some of them. 


From the Jewish folklore, a dybbuk is a malicious possessing spirit believed to be the dislocated soul of the deceased. Although exorcised, Dybbuk may not leave the host body. Etymologically, its name stems from the Hebrew verb "Dabaq" which means "adhere" or "cling". The creature uses and manipulates the host's body to complete any unfinished business. 


Best known as the evil spirits in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia, Pontianak forms the pregnant woman with pale skin, long hair, and a white dress. According to its legends, she was killed whilst carrying baby in her womb. In several Indonesian cities, the name of this spirit is named differently. They have been known to lure and kill unsuspecting men after revealing their true form with blood or a hole around their belly. Be warned, Pontianak's typical scent is similar to the frangipania. 


A cross-breed of a rooster and serpent, Basilisk is a legendary serpent reputed as the serpent king in European legends. In Hellenic and Roman folklores, a basilisk, also called a cockatrice, is capable of destroying or killing other creatures with a single stare. Not content with just one power, other myths suggest that this creature has the ability to turn silver into gold. 


Head of bull and the body of man, Minotaurs are known to be angry fellows. The creature dwelt and was trapped at the center of a labyrinth built by the architect Daedalus and his son Icarus, on the command of King Minos of Crete, which lends him their name. From ancient Greek mythology, the minotaur was eventually killed by the Athenian hero, Theseus. 


Aqrabuamelu or Girtablilu is the Scorpio man. Featured in the Akkadian language myths, the creature is described to have the head, torso, and arms of a man, but the body of a scorpion. The creature derived from the ancient Mesopotamian religion from the offspring of Tiamat and Abzu. Tiamat is a primordial goddess of the sea, while Abzû is the god of the groundwater. 


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