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.

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Sources[edit | edit source]

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 folklor[edit | edit source]

lo-Saxon mythology

Medieval England beastiary and heraldic beasts[edit | edit source]

Modern British folklore[edit | edit source]

Celtic mythology[edit | edit source]

Chinese mythology[edit | edit source]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit | edit source]

Bambuti mythology[edit | edit source]

Egyptian mythology[edit | edit source]

French folklore[edit | edit source]

Germanic mythology[edit | edit source]

Greek mythology[edit | edit source]

Himalayan folklore[edit | edit source]

Hindu mythology and Indian Folklore[edit | edit source]

Arab mythology (Post-Islamic)[edit | edit source]

Arab mythology (Pre-Islamic)[edit | edit source]

Japanese mythology[edit | edit source]

For further information see Yōkai and obake

Jewish folklore[edit | edit source]

Judeo-Christianity religion[edit | edit source]

Laotian/Thai folklore[edit | edit source]

Latin American folklore (Caribbean, Central America & South America)[edit | edit source]

Aztec myth[edit | edit source]

Chilota myth[edit | edit source]

Guaraní myth[edit | edit source]

Mapuche myth[edit | edit source]

Maya myth[edit | edit source]

Mesopotamian myth[edit | edit source]

Norse mythology[edit | edit source]

North American mythology and folklore (USA & Canada)[edit | edit source]

For more information on North American folkloric creatures see Fearsome critters

Occult mythology[edit | edit source]

Thelema and Enochian magic[edit | edit source]

Persian mythology[edit | edit source]

For more information see Persian mythology.

Scandinavian mythology[edit | edit source]

Scottish folklore[edit | edit source]

Slavic mythology[edit | edit source]

Southeast Asian folklore (Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines)[edit | edit source]

For more information see Ghosts in Malay culture and Hantu Demon


Oceanean folklore (Guam, Saipan, Rota, Tinian and Micronesia)[edit | edit source]

Tanzanian folklore[edit | edit source]


Turkish folklore[edit | edit source]

Indeterminate origin[edit | edit source]

Fiction[edit | edit source]

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 fiction[edit | edit source]

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 Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Television from the United Kingdom[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who[edit | edit source]

German fiction[edit | edit source]

Literature from Germany[edit | edit source]

Irish fiction[edit | edit source]

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 Ireland[edit | edit source]

Japanese fiction[edit | edit source]

Anime[edit | edit source]

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman[edit | edit source]

Film from Japan[edit | edit source]

Daiei[edit | edit source]
Toho[edit | edit source]

Manga[edit | edit source]

Bleach (Tite Kubo)[edit | edit source]
Death Note (Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata)[edit | edit source]
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Kazuki Takahashi)[edit | edit source]

Television from Japan[edit | edit source]

Kamen Rider Series (Shotaro Ishinomori)[edit | edit source]
Super Sentai Series (Shotaro Ishinomori, Tōei Company)[edit | edit source]
Ultra Series (Eiji Tsuburaya)[edit | edit source]

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

Video games from Japan[edit | edit source]

Dragon Quest series (Yuji Horii)[edit | edit source]
Final Fantasy series (Hironobu Sakaguchi)[edit | edit source]
The Legend of Zelda series (Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma)[edit | edit source]
Bosses[edit | edit source]
Enemies[edit | edit source]
Pokémon video game series (Satoshi Tajiri)[edit | edit source]
Resident Evil series (Shinji Mikami)[edit | edit source]

Scottish fiction[edit | edit source]

Literature from Scotland[edit | edit source]

United States of America fiction[edit | edit source]

Comics from the USA[edit | edit source]

Films from the USA[edit | edit source]

Games from the USA[edit | edit source]

Dungeons & Dragons[edit | edit source]

Other from the USA[edit | edit source]

Literature from the USA[edit | edit source]

Television from the USA[edit | edit source]

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters[edit | edit source]
Drawn Together[edit | edit source]
Futurama[edit | edit source]
Looney Tunes[edit | edit source]
Lost[edit | edit source]
Sesame Street[edit | edit source]
South Park[edit | edit source]
Star Trek: The Next Generation[edit | edit source]

Video games from the USA[edit | edit source]

A Vampyre Story[edit | edit source]
Age of Mythology[edit | edit source]
CarnEvil[edit | edit source]
City of Heroes/City of Villains[edit | edit source]
Grim Fandango[edit | edit source]
Maniac Mansion / Day of the Tentacle[edit | edit source]
Monkey Island series[edit | edit source]
Psychonauts[edit | edit source]
Sam & Max Hit the Road[edit | edit source]
Sam & Max Save the World[edit | edit source]
The Witcher[edit | edit source]

Max Beyond Time and Space

Zork series[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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