mythical creature

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mythical creature a monster renowned in folklore and myth
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Usage

In literature:

Creatures mythical and real, extinct monsters and animals of to-day, dwell at peace within this book of many tales.
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
Augustus Smith lingered in my memory as a vague, mythical creature of no account.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Conaire the Great, a mythical king of Ireland, was the son of a Bird King and was therefore forbidden to kill any feathered creatures.
"Human Animals" by Frank Hamel
This error of our modern heraldic artists displays remarkable lack of proper knowledge of this mythical creature and his attributes.
"Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures in Art" by John Vinycomb
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In news:

Because when you're looking for a mythical creature famous for eluding all who search for it, a giant, buzzing, looming balloon is clearly the way to go.
So the whole conversation starts today because I was watching TV last night and was wondering how many people believe in mythical and wondrous creatures, aliens or even spirits or ghosts.
The Jersey Comeback and other mythical creatures.
Golden barges shaped like swans and mythical sea creatures glided down the Chao Phraya river that winds through the Thai capital of Bangkok on Friday in a 700-year-old ceremony, with more than 2,000 rowers taking part.
Get into the holiday spirit with Cee Lo as he decorates the tree with mythical half woman/half giraffe creatures and sings to a reindeer audience.
In news that will delight fans of mythical creatures everywhere, North Korea claims to have found the burial site of a unicorn supposedly ridden by King Dongmyeong, the founding monarch of the ancient kingdom of Goguryeo.
This is particularly true when that dream involves becoming a mythical half-human creature of the sea.
When you stand next to a mythical creature you are reminded of just how fragile you are considering this one can eat you.
'Epic' Trailer Features Josh Hutcherson, Aziz Ansari and Tiny, Mythical Creatures (Video).
We've all heard or read stories about mythical creatures, whether it be from the old Greek stories, or some that are a little more modern.
Well, what if those mythical creatures were real.
Anyone whose knowledge of these mythical part-human sea creatures stops with Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale can get up to swimming speed with Mermaids 101 by Doreen Virtue (Hay House, Nov.).
For decades people have trekked north to discover the mythical creature that is Bigfoot.
A new video has surfaced, so has someone actually spotted the mythical creature.
As we were putting the finishing touches on this issue of Smithsonian, scientists announced they had seen an almost mythical creature long thought extinct—an ivory-billed woodpecker.
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