Top Five Mythological Creatures In Legend & Myth

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Across the world in history, people came up with monsters and creatures which were capable of destroying the world and gods. These mysterious creatures were large in size and at the height of power.

 

Fenrir

In the Norse mythology, Fenrir is the giant wolf who was responsible for the end of the world. According to the legends, Fenrir was the son of Norse god named Loki who had attention for destroying the earth. Despite living separately from his father, the enormous wolf still has got his father’s ambition. It was him to kill Odin, the king god and killed by Odin’s son Vidar.


Fenrir

Fenrir


Fenrir

Fenrir

 

Typhon

Typhon was one of the fearsome monsters in Greek mythology and the terror of the Olympian Pantheon. According to the description in legends, he was as tall as the stars and had the lower part of body like a giant viper coils. His eyes could flash fires. Thanks to his strength, he was given the duty of destroying Zeus.


Typhon

Typhon

 

Thunderbirds


Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds


Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds

 

Jinshin-Mushi

Jinshin-Mushi is legendary beetles from Japan which were blamed for earthquake. According to the legends, Jinshin-Mushi’s bodies could generate sound which made minerals collapse in a very short time. The beetles are described as having a scaly body, a dragon head and ten spider legs.


Jinshin-Mushi

Jinshin-Mushi

 

Leviathan

Leviathan is known as the mythological sea monster with a gargantuan size and incredible power.


Leviathan

Leviathan

 

Top Five Mythological Creatures In Legend & Myth

 

Related links:

Mythological Meaning

Japanese mythology

Dragon Myths and Legends

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This article was published on 2011/06/15