This is a list of monsters, mythical, legendary, and fictional. The list is organized by region and the mythologies, legends, and literature that came from said region. They are then organized alphabetically. It is by no means complete or definitive, yet.


Within this section lie the various sources of monsters. These sources include the mythologies and religions that were once (or still are) worshiped, regional folklore that is spread by word of mouth, legends that could be real but with no proof towards one way or another, cryptozoological creatures that are may or may not exist, and the various works of fiction in literature, song, film, and more. Each source is alphabetized as are its subcategories.

Mythology, religion, legends, and folkloreEdit

Included in this are the mythological stories and legends that hail from certain regions or countries. If it is, or was, believed to exist (even if it has been proven that it does not) then it is included here.

Aboriginal mythology and folkloreEdit

  • Bunyip - a large creature said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, and creeks. [1]
  • Drop bear -vicious koala that inhabits treetops and drops onto the heads of its prey [2]
  • The Great Boo
  • Mimi - "fairy-like beings with extremely thin and elongated bodies" [3]
  • Muldjewangk - gargantuan water-creature at the Murray River [4]
  • Yara-ma-yha-who - a little red man with a very big head and large mouth, that catches its victims and drains their blood using the suckers on its hands and feet [5]
  • Yowie - hybrid of lizard and ant that emerges from the ground at night [6]
  • Konankada (or Gonankadet)
  • Wasgo

Belgian folkloreEdit

British mythology and folkloreEdit

Anglo-Saxon mythologyEdit

Medieval England beastiary and heraldic beastsEdit

Modern British folkloreEdit

Celtic mythologyEdit

Chinese mythologyEdit

Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

Bambuti mythologyEdit

Egyptian mythologyEdit

French folkloreEdit

Germanic mythologyEdit

Greek mythologyEdit

Himalayan folkloreEdit

Hindu mythology and Indian FolkloreEdit

Arab mythology (Post-Islamic)Edit

Arab mythology (Pre-Islamic)Edit

Japanese mythologyEdit

For further information see Yōkai and obake

Jewish folkloreEdit

Judeo-Christianity religionEdit

Laotian/Thai folkloreEdit

Latin American folklore (Caribbean, Central America & South America)Edit

Aztec mythEdit

Chilota mythEdit

Guaraní mythEdit

Mapuche mythEdit

Maya mythEdit

Mesopotamian mythEdit

Norse mythologyEdit

North American mythology and folklore (USA & Canada)Edit

For more information on North American folkloric creatures see Fearsome critters

Occult mythologyEdit

Thelema and Enochian magicEdit

Persian mythologyEdit

For more information see Persian mythology.

Scandinavian mythologyEdit

Scottish folkloreEdit

Slavic mythologyEdit

Southeast Asian folklore (Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines)Edit

For more information see Ghosts in Malay culture and Hantu Demon

Oceanean folklore (Guam, Saipan, Rota, Tinian and Micronesia)Edit

Tanzanian folkloreEdit

Turkish folkloreEdit

Indeterminate originEdit


Monsters in this category were never believed to exist, and most can be attributed to a creator who originally thought up the idea for said monster. While some monsters may be based on myths or legends, the specific monster, or monster species, in question is credited with a distinct creator and was never believed to be real to begin with.

Whenever possible, the person or persons responsible for the creation of a specific monster are listed in parentheses next to the monster they created.

NOTE ON FILMS: In the event that more than one person can be credited with the creation of a specific monster, then the origin of said monster goes to whichever theater audience it was originally made for.

British fictionEdit

This section includes all monsters created by British authors, songwriters, film makers, and TV producers. Any works created by natives of Ireland (regardless of whether they are part of Northern Ireland or not) can be found in the section for Irish Fiction.

Literature from the United KingdomEdit

Television from the United KingdomEdit

Doctor WhoEdit

German fictionEdit

Literature from GermanyEdit

Irish fictionEdit

This section includes all monsters created by Irish authors, songwriters, film makers, and TV producers. Any works created by natives of Ireland (regardless of whether they are part of Northern Ireland or not) can be found here.

Literature from IrelandEdit

Japanese fictionEdit


Science Ninja Team GatchamanEdit

Film from JapanEdit



Bleach (Tite Kubo)Edit
Death Note (Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata)Edit
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Kazuki Takahashi)Edit

Television from JapanEdit

Kamen Rider Series (Shotaro Ishinomori)Edit
Super Sentai Series (Shotaro Ishinomori, Tōei Company)Edit
Ultra Series (Eiji Tsuburaya)Edit

For more information on monsters from Ultra Q, see List of Ultra Q monsters.

Video games from JapanEdit

Dragon Quest series (Yuji Horii)Edit
Final Fantasy series (Hironobu Sakaguchi)Edit
The Legend of Zelda series (Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma)Edit
Pokémon video game series (Satoshi Tajiri)Edit
Resident Evil series (Shinji Mikami)Edit

Scottish fictionEdit

Literature from ScotlandEdit

United States of America fictionEdit

Comics from the USAEdit

Films from the USAEdit

Games from the USAEdit

Dungeons & DragonsEdit

Other from the USAEdit

Literature from the USAEdit

Television from the USAEdit

Aaahh!!! Real MonstersEdit
Drawn TogetherEdit
Looney TunesEdit
Sesame StreetEdit
South ParkEdit
Star Trek: The Next GenerationEdit

Video games from the USAEdit

A Vampyre StoryEdit
Age of MythologyEdit
City of Heroes/City of VillainsEdit
Grim FandangoEdit
Maniac Mansion / Day of the TentacleEdit
Monkey Island seriesEdit
Sam & Max Hit the RoadEdit
Sam & Max Save the WorldEdit
Sam & Max Beyond Time and SpaceEdit
Zork seriesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. E.E.Morris, Austral English; A Dictionary of Australasian words, Phrases and Usages (Gale Research Company, 1968) pp65-66
  2. David Wood, "Yarns spun around campfire", in Country News, byline May 2, 2005, accessed Apr. 4, 2008
  3. Robert Lawlor, Voices Of The First Day: Awakening in the Aboriginal Dreamtime (Inner Traditions International, Ltd., 1991)
  4. J. Isaacs Australian Dreaming: 40,000 Years of Aboriginal History (Lansdowne Press)
  5. J. Gordon Melton The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead (Omnigraphics, Inc., 1999) p3
  6. "Australian Yowie research"
  7. Gawker - Jul 29 2008 - Dead Monster Washes Ashore in Montauk

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