European mythical creatures189 creatures (and 70 alternative names)
The 15th, 16th and 17th centuries gave rise to the age of exploration. The Europeans sought new worlds far beyond Europe and discovered many races of people and fabulous beasts of such bizarre description that their true nature of these creatures remains a mystery. Mermaids and weird water beasts were frequently spotted and documented by the new world explorers. The European section also includes 18th and 19th century myths with Town Giants, stories of Bogies to scare children and frightening Black Dogs.
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Background Illustrations (Left top-bottom, right top-bottom): Medusa by Gonzalo Ordonez, Loch Ness Monster by dyb,
Basilisk by JustMick, Shuck by Serphire, Ts Um A Kas - Illustration of a rock painting (from Dover publications).