The Mythical Kingdom Picture

Here it is again...Finally finished, my Magnum opus, The Mythical Kingdom 2. 121 avatars based mythology, folklore and legends. They are centralized largely by location, aside from those specialized categories of course.

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Virginal, warrior maidens of Odin who fly over the battlefield to take the souls of those defeated in battle to Valhalla. Their shining armor was said to be what caused the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights

Einherjar are the dead warriors whom the Valkyrie take to Valhalla, they fight and feast until Ragnarök the battle of the gods.

Golden Boar forged by the dwarven brothers, Brokk and Eitri.

Basically zombie/ghosts. They jealously guard the tombs and treasures they had in life. Can emerge from their caves/graves as mist or fog.

Similar to the ogres, they are smaller and more fiendish then giants. Live underground in hills, caves or mounds and turn to stone in daylight.

A squirrel who ferries insults from the Raven on top the Yggdrasil, the World Tree to the dragon at the bottom.

A horrible dragon whom gnaws at the roots of the Yggdrasil. Also said to eat corpses.

Alberich is Dwarf king whom guards over many wondrous treasures.

Founder of the Frost Giant race. When he died legend say his flesh became the earth, his blood formed seas and lakes, his bones mountains, his hair grew trees and maggots from his flesh became the race of dwarves.

Fire Giants said to wreak the final destruction of the world by setting fire to it at the end of Ragnarök.

A common mountain giant. They are brutish, cruel and not that smart.

The Kraken, a gargantuan octopus which will raise to the surface and die which will signify the beginning of Ragnarök.

Light elves are said to be fairer to look upon then the sun. They live in the Old Norse version of the heavens, in the place called Álfheim underneath the place of the Gods, which would be Asgard.

The greedy and troublesome dark elves often considered to be dwarves as they life underground.

A child of Loki's. This great wolf is foretold to kill Odin during Ragnarök.

British Isles
Faerie, Fairy or Fay are said to be mischievous sprites that were the offspring of angels and demons. The Beauty of an angel and the wickedness of a demon. Almost every single mythology, folklore and tradition has some type of Faerie.

A British boogieman that can appear in many forms, one of which is that of a burn victim. He rewards good children and punishes bad ones by stealing them away into the sewers. I believe to ether drown or eat them.

Gremlins are little creatures that were said to be responsible for the sabotaging British aircraft and electrical equipment during WW2.

Otherworldly dogs of Welsh tradition. They seek to kidnap mortals and to lead the souls of the damned to infernal regions.

Celtic god associated with horned male animals, produce and fertility, also as the God of the Underworld.

Female Faerie of Irish myth. Seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. Sometimes seen washing blood out of clothes of the person about to die or letting out horrific shrieking. Scottish counterpart is the bean-shìdh.

An evil fresh-water creatures in Scottish Gaelic folklore: the personification of the entangling bog grasses and water weeds.

The Kelpie is a supernatural water horse. Appears by a river or lake waits for a rider to get on its back. The rider is then unable to get off and the Kelpie jumps into the water to drown them. The Each Uisge works much the same way but drowns then eats the rider all but the liver.

A funny little thing from Welsh myth. A frog with bat wings instead of back legs and is said to tangle fishing lines as well eat fishermen.

Cat Sìth also known as the Fairy Cat in Scottish myth. A large spectral black cat that haunts the Scottish Highlands. (Also see Black dog similar creature of British legend.)

Solitary creatures, whose principal occupation is making and mending shoes, and who enjoys practical jokes.

Creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish folklore. They can shed their skin from seals to become humans.

Clad in white, able to leap great distances and breathe blue flames. This figure terrorized Victorian era England by attacking numerous woman with his razor sharp claws. (Predates the Ripper by nearly 81 years)

The Morrígan ("terror" or "phantom queen") Irish war goddess(yet never said to be) associated with sovereignty, prophecy, war, and death on the battlefield. Commonly appears in the form of a crow. Her role is similar to that of the Valkyrie in Norse myth.

A headless bòcan thought to be a kind of tutelary spirit of the Macdonalds of Morar. Haunts a mile-long path from the river of Morar to Morar House. He was extremely hostile to people outside the family, but would not harm women or children.

Spriggans were grotesquely ugly, found at old ruins and barrows guarding buried treasure and generally acting as fairy bodyguards. They had a poor disposition and they caused mischief.

Legendary creature, supposedly the offspring of a griffin and a mare.

Bee like nymphs, 3 virginal sisters with the power of divination which they taught to the youthful Apollo.

Dryads are specifically the nymphs of oak trees, though the term has come to be used for all tree nymphs in general.

Torch-bearing nymphs of the Underworld and companies of the Hecate, the Titaness of witchcraft, magic, crossroads, necromancy, wilderness, and childbirth. Looking into the Lampades torch was said to cause madness.

Monstrous fire-breathing creature of Lycia in Asia Minor, composed of the parts of multiple animals. Offspring of Typhon and Echidna and sibling to Cerberus and the Lernaean Hydra. The Term now is used in genetics for having 2 different strains of DNA in one being.

The butterfly-winged goddesses/nymphs that are the progeny of Psyche. Kin to the god Eros and his fellow Erotes. Are often confused with angels.

Charon, the grim ferryman who carries souls of the newly deceased across the rivers Styx and Acheron. One coin was to paid (usually an obolus or danake) otherwise the dead had to wander the shores for one hundred years.

Winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be "that which snatches".

Campe or Kampê was set by Cronus to guard the Hekatonkheires("Hundred-Handed Ones") and Cyclopes in Tartarus after Cronus had imprisoned them there; she was killed by Zeus when he rescued the Cyclopes for help in the battle with the Titans.

The Moirae or Moerae most often called the Three Fates. Clotho the "spinner" spun the thread of life, Lachesis the "allotter" measured the thread of life allotted to each person and finally Atropos the "inevitable" was the cutter of the thread of life.

Shades, the dead. They resided in Erebus the underworld. Shadows of the livings former self. Shades were often pitied rather then feared.

She was a great mortal weaver who boasted that her skill was greater than that Athena goddess of weaving. A contest took place which young Arachne won and Athena ether jealous of this or furious at the subject of Arachne's tapestry destroyed it and loom and slashed the girl's face. Then turned her into the greatest weaver of all. The spider.

Wise centaur unlike his brethren. He was intelligent, civilized and kind. He was also well versed in the ways of medicine. He was also the tutor many great heroes, such as Ajax, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, and Heracles in some stories.

One of the three gorgon sisters, serpentine creature with snake hair and a gaze that can turn the living into stone.

Shōjō are red skinned, red haired and orangutan-like sea spirits. They have a great fondness of alcohol. They are rather happy-go-lucky creatures and enjoy a good party now and again.

Nekomata are fork tailed supernatural cats. They haunt any household by creating ghostly fireballs and menacing sleepers.

Roughly the size of ten-year-old children, other then that they resemble bald Buddhist priests. Relatively benign creatures, content to run about frightening human beings or telling loud people to be quiet (they enjoy silence). It is considered bad omen to encounter one.

Tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war. Their image gradually softened, however, into one of protective, if still dangerous, spirits of the mountains and forests.

Mythical king of the tengu. He is an ancient yamabushi (mountain hermit) tengu with long, white hair and an unnaturally long nose. He carries a fan made from seven feathers as a sign of his position at the top of tengu society. He is extremely powerful.

Raccoon dogs reputed to be mischievous and jolly, masters of disguise and shape-shifting, but somewhat gullible and absent-minded.

The Japanese mermaids. They have a quiet voice like a skylark or a flute. Its flesh is pleasant-tasting, and anyone who eats it will attain remarkable longevity. A Ningyo washed onto the beach was an omen of war or calamity.

A snow woman spirit. Appears on snowy nights as beautiful and serene woman, yet will ruthlessly kill unsuspecting mortals.

Mythological birds of East Asia. Rainbow coloured phoenix. It is a symbol of high virtue and grace.

One of many types of yōkai. Appears as a young girl. Can be found in well-maintained and preferably large old houses. Brings the residence great fortune; should it depart, the domain soon falls into a steep decline.

Usually-benevolent spirit who presided over subterranean treasures and were worshiped as tutelary deities.

Karakasa or Kasa Obake, are a type of Tsukumogami, a form of Japanese Spirit that originate from objects reaching their 100th year of existence, thus becoming animate. Karakasa are paper parasols.

Faceless ghosts known primarily for frightening humans, but are usually otherwise harmless.

Fox demons with supernatural powers that can shape-shift, cause mischief or be helpful. Kitsune with 9 tails are considered older, wiser, and most powerful.

Sometimes on rainy evenings, this innocuous weather spirit can be seen running about and splashing playfully in the puddles.

A spider that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman to lures men to her for the purpose of consuming them.

The serpent which convinced Eve to eat the fruit from the forbidden Tree of Knowledge. Some believe the serpent was Satan or Lucifer trying to tempt Eve into sinning.

Adam's first wife. She refused to lay submissive to Adam and left the Garden of Eden, after she mated with archangel Samael and spawned daemons. Very predominant in Jewish mysticism, Mesopotamian mythology, Kabbalah and Greco-Roman mythology.

In religion and mythology, occultism and folklore, a demon (or daemon) is a supernatural being that is generally described as a malevolent spirit.

Angels are messengers of God in the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament and the Quran. Also other various notions of "spiritual beings" found in many other religious traditions. Other roles of angels include protecting and guiding human beings.

Also known as the Angel of Death it is the personification of the end of life in Christianity. Several other specters of death appear in nearly every myth or faith.

Animated anthropomorphic being created entirely from inanimate matter, such has clay or stone, sometimes flesh(example Frankenstein). Sometimes they are created to protect or defend something like a temple or synagogue but may grow out of the creator's control.

A sea monster referred to in the Tanakh and the Bible. In Demonology, Leviathan is one of the seven princes of Hell and its gatekeeper.

Inuit monsters that drink blood. They‘re the offspring of a woman and a red dog.

Shape-shifting woman in Native American mythology. She lures men into the woods so she can stomp them to death with her lower dear half.

Appearing in Algonquian myth. It is a malevolent cannibalistic spirit into which humans could transform, or which could possess humans.

Beings from the Native American Wampanoag. Said to have many powers that of appearing and disappearing at will, Transform into other animals, having poison arrows and creating fire at will.

Aboriginal mythology, cloud and rain spirits who with no mouths. It is said if they had mouths, the rain would never cease.

The Red Crayfish. He got his coloring and his inedible flesh when the primordial animals first set the Sun in the sky but set it too low so he was badly scorched. Cherokee folklore.

Venezuelan spirit of a woman that shows up only to men to have love affairs with them. She also in turn kills them for being unfaithful. The name "Sayona" refers to the clothes the ghost wears which is a long white dress similar to a medieval undergarment.

Originated in Mexico, where they are bound to the Aztec God Tezcatlipoca. Civatateos are Vampires or Witches who used to attend Sabbaths at crossroads and were believed to attack young children and to mate with human men, giving birth to children born as vampires.

Imaginary animal of North American folklore. Possible that the tales of jackalopes were inspired by sightings of rabbits infected with the Shope papilloma virus which cause antler-like tumors to grow.

Believed to have the ability to cast lightning, but the supernatural powers vary according to the traditions of different tribes.

A type of homeless ghost. Initially resides in the bush, but eventually gets tired of this and appears to a close relative, requesting that they build a special shrine house for him next to the family's. An alternative meaning is that of a ghost of somebody who died in the bush and has no grave.

Traditions tell of the spirit abducting her followers or random people whilst they are swimming or boating. She brings them to her paradisaical realm, which may be underwater, in the spirit world. Usually female, but are sometimes male.

Head of a jack rabbit, human ears, a skeleton like body, front arms of a badger, and the rear legs of a bear. It feeds only on human corpses and it is said to croon softly as it eats. Stories about the Rompo are found in India and Africa.

Legendary creature in the mythology of the Pygmy tribes. Around the size of an African Bush Elephant, it is basically a strange aquatic almost fish like rhinoceros. Its name is means "killer of the elephants"

A kind of fairies in the mythology of the Wolof people on Goree Island. The live beneath the Paps hills, and come out to dance in the moonlight. They feast on Corn which they steal from humans and fish which they gather themselves. They are served by partially invisible servants (only feet and hands are visible).

(Note: this creature belongs in the Indigenous section but I ran out of room)In Ojibwe the Mishibizhiw are powerful creatures in myths of tribes around the Great Lakes region(Canada/USA boarder). These underwater panthers are believed to be helpful, protective creatures, more often viewed as malevolent beasts that brought death and misfortune.

Legendary serpent said to be living in a waterfall lake area in the northern forests near Pietermaritzburg. Most active in the summer months, it is believed that the Inkanyamba's anger causes the seasonal storms. Cryptologists have suggested that they might be a form of eel, augmented by local myth.

Known by many names depending on the part of Africa. This Sasquatch-like creature lives in trees and jumps down on its prey. Loves eating humans, seems to be most fond of eating brains.

Lionesses with female human head. In Oedipus Rex, a Athenian tragedy by Sophocles c. 429 BC, the sphinx's asks a riddle of mortals that are seeking passage through her territory. What walks on 4 legs in the morning, 2 during the day and 3 at night. Most know the answer, so I won't bother to state it.

A mummy is a corpse whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or incidental exposure to various things. In fiction the fiction the mummy appears as a reanimated, lumbering, undead monster.

Similar to the griffin. Lion body, eagle/hawk/other birds of pray head, wings and talons.

Live, bejeweled crocodiles worshiped as a manifestation of the Egyptian god Sobek, God of the river, warfare and fertility.

An evil God, the deification of darkness and chaos and thus opponent of light and Ma'at (order/truth). Apep was seen as a giant snake/serpent, crocodile, or occasionally as a dragon

The Bennu bird serves as the Egyptian correspondence to the phoenix, and is said to be the soul of the Sun-God Ra

Middle eastern
Large mythical bird or bird-like creature. In Hindu religion, Garuda is a lesser Hindu divinity, usually the mount (vahanam) of Vishnu.

Serpentine creatures found in Hinduism and Buddhism. Great nemesis of the Nagas are the Garuda.

A folkloric monster associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead.

In Indian mythology, an Acheri is the ghost, or spirit, of a little girl who comes down from mountains and hilltops at night to bring sickness to humans, particularly children. The only defense against an Acheri was thought to be a red ribbon tied around one's neck.

Edimmu were a type of utukku(spirit or demon) in Sumerian mythology. Thought to be completely or nearly incorporeal "wind" spirit, caused disease and inspired criminal behavior in the living.

Legendary, Arabian creature, Very simply, it is a monstrous, nocturnal scorpion that feeds on horses and camels.

Arabic folklore, associated with open waters of the seas. Often described as the most powerful type of djinn(genie). They are also the most arrogant and proud as well.

In Arabic and Islamic cultures, a class of infernal djinn. As with the jinn, an ifrit may be either good or evil, but he is most often depicted as a wicked and ruthless being.

Arthurian Legend
A legendary British leader who, according to Medieval histories and romances, led the defense of Britain against Saxon invaders in the early sixth century.

Guinevere was the legendary queen consort of King Arthur. In tales and folklore, she was said to have had a love affair with Arthur's chief knight Sir Lancelot.

Merlin is a legendary figure best known as the wizard featured in the Arthurian legend. Biography casts him as a cambion; born of a mortal woman, sired by an incubus. Merlin seems to be more of a title then an actual name.

Morgan le Fay is a powerful sorceress in the Arthurian legend, said to be daughter of Arthur's mother, the Lady Igraine, and her first husband, Gorlois, Duke of Cornwall, so she's Arthur's half sister. Later in the folklore she becomes an antagonist to both the queen and king.

The Lady of the Lake is the name of several related characters who play parts in Arthurian legend. Depending on the variant, characters' roles include giving King Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father.

Dragons are legendary creatures, typically with serpentine or otherwise reptilian traits, that feature in the myths of many cultures. The dragon also plays a vital role in Arthurian legend.

Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a billy-goat beard, a lion's tail, and cloven hooves.

Alchemical Elementals
The term originates in Paracelsus(a Renaissance physician, botanist, alchemist, astrologer, and general occultist.), who describes sylphs as invisible beings of the air, his elementals of air.

Diminutive chthonic spirit in Renaissance magic and alchemy, first introduced by Paracelsus and later adopted by more recent authors including those of modern fantasy literature. Classified as earth elementals

The salamander is an amphibian of the order Urodela. Paracelsus suggested that the salamander was the elemental of fire, though it has been a subject of myths for centuries.

Ondines or undines are enumerated as the water elementals in works of alchemy by Paracelsus. They are usually found in forest pools and waterfalls. They have beautiful voices, which are sometimes heard over the sound of water.

Horrors of Lovecraft
An Outer God the represents the primal cosmic forces, Tulzscha specifically is connected to the very movement of the stars and planets and often appears as like a large pillar of green flames.

Great Old Ones, he is extremely powerful and can communicate telepathically to those who are willing to listen. He or It, lives in the ocean city of R'lyeh.

They live in the Dreamlands, harmless until provoked they will carry off victims to strange and or dangerous places. Shantaks birds have have an irrational fear of Nightgaunts.

Personification of fertility, but not necessarily birth itself, and certainly not motherhood. Usually referred to as female, but it might be male, or possibly even hermaphroditic.

Also known as The Lurker at the Threshold, The Key and the Gate, The Beyond One, and Opener of the Way. It is said to be the personification of Time and Space as well as the father to both Hastur and Cthulhu.

The soul and messenger of the Outer Gods, the personification of Telepathic powers. Seems to also have the power to appear in whatever form it wishes. A master of magic and technology. Often contacts a chosen person and gives them powerful magics or advanced technology.

Interstellar incestoid species that live on Pluto. They are a technologically advanced race and master of surgery so they can alter their physical appearance and attributes.

Dagon, another sea god in some of Lovecraft's mythos, however not wholly created by him. Dagon was a major northwest Semitic god, reportedly of fish and/or fishing. Lovecraft's pictures him as an immense half fish half man god that feasts on large whales. He is allied with Cthulhu and unlike his ally he is not restrained to the ocean floor.

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