By Jack Goldstein
Do you know Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx normally has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This terrific e-book comprises info of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. even if you have an interest within the beasts of anyplace from old Greece to modern day Africa, this can be the publication for you!
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He thus became the only person to have heard their song and lived to tell the tale. 75. Gorgon: Gorgons are amongst the oldest creatures described in Greek Mythology, possibly dating back more than three thousand years. A female creature with the ability to turn anyone who laid eyes upon it into stone, the Gorgons (of which later accounts say they were three: Euryale, Sthenno and Medusa) possessed scales which would deflect any sword, hands made of brass, fangs, beards and of course a hairstyle of living snakes.
As well as consuming the blood for nourishment, she also trades for evil witchcraft powers with a demon known as Bazil who lives in a silk cotton tree. It is possible to catch one of these creatures by heaping rice at the village crossroads; the Soucouyant will begin to gather it up grainby-grain at night - a task which takes so long that she can be caught in the act the very next day. 69. Squonk: in Pennsylvania at the turn of the 20th century, stories began to circulate of a beast with ill-fitting skin, covered in warts and blemishes which spent most of its time weeping due to its hideous appearance.
An incredibly modern mythical creature whose first attack occurred in March 1995 (where eight sheep were discovered dead, drained of blood and with puncture wounds in their chests), the Chupacabra is believed to be the size of a small bear, possessing a row of spines across its back and tail. 63. Skunk Ape: essentially the Bigfoot of South-eastern USA, the Skunk ape is also referred to as the Swamp Ape, Stink Ape or Myakka Ape. A foul-smelling hominid, this ape-like creature who walks on two legs has even been captured on camera (although some dispute the photos, saying they have been manipulated).
101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures by Jack Goldstein