The folklore of many cultures around the world include stories of magical little people. Although most people easily recall the leprechauns of Ireland, in Hawaii the mischievous Menehune roam the deep forests at night.
Posts in category Humanoid Creatures
Werewolves have been around as far back as written word. Have you ever been suspicious that someone you know was a little wolfy? But how can you be sure? You can’t go around accusing people willy-nilly. But don’t despair, as with witches, finding a werewolf largely seems to be a matter of looking hard enough. Let’s […]
Listing of Were-Creatures/Shape-Shifters from around the world In folklore, mythology or even fiction, shapeshifting is the act of metamorphosing from one physical form into another. This amazing feat can be accomplished in several ways : magical spells, magic powers of a talisman, divine intervention (whether for good or bad intention), or, that’s just the nature […]
Ningen (人間 – meaning ‘human being’) First sighted in the 1960’s, this large humanoid creature could be hiding out in the vast unexplored wilderness of the Antarctic. Primarily seen in the icy ocean waters by, government run, Japanese “whale research” vessels, the Ningen is said to be 65-95 feet in length (20-30 meters)! Crazy big! Witnesses […]
Werewolf – Lycanthropy Lycanthropy comes from the Greek lykoi, “wolf” and anthropos, “man” The legend of the werewolf is one of the most ancient and wide spread. Stories of werewolves can be found as far back as history has been written. These shapeshifter myths can be found all over the word from China to Iceland […]
Chiron (Pronounced Kai-RON/ˈkaɪrən/; also Cheiron or Kheiron; Greek: Χείρων “hand”) was a centaur, but unlike other centaurs, he was directly descended from the titan Cronus. Cronus had disguised himself as a horse to seduce Philyra (an Oceanid sea nymph) so his wife Rhea would not discover the affair. As an interesting side note, Rhea was also Cronus’ sister.
Centaurs, as most often stated in Greek mythological texts, were the offspring of Ixion (son of Ares, God of War), and Nephele (the cloud made in the image of Hera). These amazing creatures had the body of a man from the waist and above, but the body of a horse from the withers to the hindquarters. […]