Legendary creature

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The Red Dragon on the Flag of Wales

A legendary, mythical, or mythological creature, traditionally called a fabulous beast or fabulous creature, is a fictitious, imaginary and often supernatural animal, often a hybrid, sometimes part human, whose existence has not or cannot be proved. Legendary creatures may be described in legends, fantasy, mythology, fables, folklore, poetry, fairy tales, novels, or other fiction but also in historical accounts before history became a science.[1] Some examples are:

References[change | change source]

  1. Brenda Rosen, The Mythical Creatures Bible: The Definitive Guide to Legendary Beings (London; New York: Godsfield Press 2008; Sterling, 2009), p. 8

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