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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 folklore

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 folklore

Belgian folklore

British mythology and folklore

Anglo-Saxon mythology

Medieval England beastiary and heraldic beasts

Modern British folklore

Celtic mythology

Chinese mythology

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bambuti mythology

  • Negoogunogumbar
  • Obrigwabibikwa

Egyptian mythology

French folklore

Germanic mythology

Greek mythology

Himalayan folklore

Hindu mythology and Indian Folklore

Islamic mythology

Pre-Islamic mythology

Japanese mythology

For further information see Yōkai and obake

Jewish folklore

Judeo-Christianity religion

Laotian/Thai folklore

  • Banana Leaf Ghost
  • Nyuk (Ogre)
  • Pi Boph
  • Pi Kasu
  • Serkahn

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

Aztec myth

Chilota myth

Guaraní myth

Mapuche myth

Maya myth

Mesopotamian myth

Norse mythology

North American mythology and folklore (USA & Canada)

For more information on North American folkloric creatures see Fearsome critters

Occult mythology

Thelema and Enochian magic

Persian mythology

For more information see Persian mythology.

Scandinavian mythology

Scottish folklore

Slavic mythology

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

For more information see Ghosts in Malay culture and Hantu Demon

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

Tanzanian folklore

Turkish folklore

  • Abasi
  • Abra
  • Alkarisi
  • Badi Kara
  • Çarsamba Karisi
  • Demirkiynak
  • Germakoçi
  • Gûlyabâni
  • Hinkir Munkur
  • Hirtik
  • Hortlak
  • Itbarak
  • Karabasan
  • Karakoncolos
  • Kamos
  • Karakura
  • Öcü
  • Umacı

Indeterminate origin


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

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

Television from the United Kingdom

Doctor Who

German fiction

Literature from Germany

Irish fiction

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

Japanese fiction


Science Ninja Team Gatchaman

Film from Japan



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

Television from Japan

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

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

Video games from Japan

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

Scottish fiction

Literature from Scotland

United States of America fiction

Comics from the USA

Films from the USA

Games from the USA

Dungeons & Dragons

Other from the USA

Literature from the USA

Television from the USA

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters
Drawn Together
Looney Tunes
Sesame Street
South Park
Star Trek: The Next Generation

Video games from the USA

A Vampyre Story
Age of Mythology
City of Heroes/City of Villains
  • Baphomet
  • Bat'Zul the Imprisoned
  • Caleb
  • The Clockwork King
  • Crystal Titan
  • Deathsurge
  • Hamidon
  • Hydra
  • Jurassik
  • Koago
  • Kraken
  • Stheno
  • Terra
  • Winter Lord
Grim Fandango
Maniac Mansion / Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island series
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Sam & Max Save the World
Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space
Zork series


See also

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