The Phoenixian Book of Creatures

Creatures by Type » Birds (fabulous)

Overview - Fantastic creatures related to birds.
 Carbuncle - A small bird that collects crystallized dragon brains and wears them on its forehead.

Cockatrice - A noxious rooster-like creature with a barbed tongue and the tail of a snake. (Greek, Roman)

Each Uisge - A shapeshifter that feeds on human flesh. Takes the form of a horse, human, or giant bird. (Scottish, Irish)

Firebird - A large, magical bird that glows with the colors of fire.

Griffin - A beast resembling a lion with the head and wings of an eagle. (European)

Harpy - A creature with the upper body of a woman and the lower body of a vulture. (Greek)

Hippogriff - A creature with the body of a horse and the head, wings, and front legs of a griffin. (Greek)

Langsuyar - The vampiric ghost of a woman who died in childbirth, often in the form of an owl. (Malaysian)

Phoenix - A supernatural bird with the ability to live forever by recreating itself from its own ashes. (Egyptian, Greek)

Phooka - A pitch black being with glowing red eyes. Takes the shape of a horse, dog, or giant bird. (Irish)

Pontianak - The ghost of a still-born child in the form of an owl. (Malaysian)

Raicho - A majestic bird that can mimic the sound of thunder. (Japanese)

Raven - Creator of the world, the heavens, and the first humans. (Native North American)

Roc - A gargantuan bird strong enough to fly through the air carrying an elephant. (Arabian, Persian)

Siren - A sea nymph with the upper body of a woman and a bird-like lower body. (Greek)

Strix - A nocturnal bird-like creature believed to feed on human flesh. (Roman)

Xorguinae - A type of vampiric bird from Portugal. (Portuguese)

Ziz - An enormous bird with a wingspan that eclipses the sun. (Jewish)

Books of Mythical Beasts & Beings
An online collection of highly recommended books with wonderful artwork and information on fabulous creatures in legend and lore.

Encyclopedia Chimerica - The Phoenixian Book of Creatures™
© Copyright 2005 - 2010 Liza Phoenix. All rights reserved.
Copyright Information - Disclaimer - Bibliography