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Journeying the realms of virtu-reality where wo-man strives to decipher the conundrum........Note that: 1) may contain content inappropriate or scary for children. 2)In my ken, all beings thought of being gods are entities from other dimensions with supernatural powers way beyond regular human capacity. This made many people who experienced their presence misconcept them as gods, demi-gods, and.....Things are going to change when proportion of us evolves into 'luminous'
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Yale, Eale, (rarely) Centicore

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The Yale is a mountain dweller antelope- or goat-like four-legged creature with large horns that it can swivel in any direction.

 

The name might be derived from Hebrew "yael", meaning "mountain goat"..

 

This creature is native to the land of Aithiopia (Ethiopia) (sub-Saharan Africa), but mentioned in some tales throughout Europe...

 

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Catoblepas, Katobleps

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The Katobleps is a four-legged bull-like creature from Ethiopia with a head that is large for its body, and blood-shot eyes that always look down.

(Catoblepas is Greek for "that which looks downward.)

 

It has a "high and thick" eyelids, and a long hanging mane.

 

Like the Basilisk, it can kill any creature merely by looking at it.

 

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Ningishzida

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Ningishzida in Sumerian folklore resides in the underworld.

 

His name in Sumerian is translated as "lord of the good tree".

 

In Mesopotamian tales, he appears in Adapa's legend as one of the two guardians of Anu's celestial palace, alongside Dumuzi.

 

He is sometimes depicted as a serpent with a human head...

 

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Satyr

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Satir (Pl.Satyroi or Satirs)  is a rustic fertility daimon (spirit) of the wilderness and countryside.

 

The Satyr is half-man and half-goat in Greek folklore.

 

The Faunish satirs mate with the tribes of Nymphai in the mountain wilds.

 

 

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See the Ourea:

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See Ipotane:

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Kobalos

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The Kobalos (pl. Kobali) is a Greek mischievous goblinish creature fond of tricking and frightening people.

 

Kobali master shape-shifting...

 

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FAE: Ellerwoman

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The Ellerwomen are Fairies from Scandinavia that look like beautiful, normal-sized women, though inside they are completely hollow (as are their hearts)....

 

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Undine, ondine (Elemental)

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 Undines are water spirits from Europe. 

 

Though more frequently they have the appearance of a beautiful human but they lack souls.

 

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Wererat

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A race of lycanthropes so devious, so cunning, and so insidious that they conquer entire kingdoms without ever being seen. These are the wererats.

 

A wererat is a lycanthrope common in urban areas.

 

Wererats transform into dire rats.

 

A wererat is part of the wereclans the most common of the clans are Werewolves.

 

Wererats are wicked rogues and assassins...

 

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*Werehyena:

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Tuatha Dé Danann

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In Irish-Celtic folklore, the Tuatha Dé Danann ("People of the goddess Danu") are the Irish race of gods, founded by the goddess Danu.

 

These gods, who originally lived on 'the islands in the west', had perfected the use of magic.

 

They traveled on a big cloud to the land that later would be called Ireland and settled there.

 

Shortly after their arrival they defeated the Firbolg at the first battle of Mag Tuireadh.

 

In the second battle of Mag Tuireadh they fought and conquered the Fomorians, a race of giants who were the primordial inhabitants of Ireland.

 

The Tuatha Dé dealt more subtly with the Fomorians than with the Firbolg, and gave them the province of Connacht. There was also some marrying between the two races.

 

The Tuatha Dé themselves were later driven to the underworld by the Milesians, the people of the fabulous spanish king Milesius.

 

There they still live as invisible beings and are known as the Aes sidhe. In a just battle, they will fight beside mortals.

 

When they fight, they go armed with lances of blue flame and shields of pure white...

 

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See the Formorii:

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See Lug:

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See Nuala:
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Dragoniae 11: Tiamat

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Tiamat is a huge Mesopotamian (Babylonian-Akkadian) female sea-dragon, presumably originating from the Sumerian monster Labbu begot and killed by Enlil...

 

Tiamat personifies the saltwater ocean, the water of Chaos...

 

She created an army of monstrous creatures, which was to be led by her new...

 

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Arimaspian

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Arimaspians or Armisapi are One-eyed, shaggy-haired tough cyclop-warriors of northern Scythia that fought off winged griffon like creatures for gold...

 

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Alicanto, Allicanto

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The Alicanto is a legendary bird of the desert of Atacama, pertaining to Chilean folklore...


The legend says that the alicanto's wings shine during the night with beautiful, metallic colors, and their eyes emit strange lights; making a luminous flight some would not project shade on the desert...


This bird brings luck to any miner who sees it...

 


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Dragoniae 2: Jaculus, Iaculus, Javelin snake

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The jaculus (or iaculus, pl. jaculi) is a small mythical serpent or dragon.

 

It can be shown with wings and sometimes has front legs.

 

It is also sometimes known as the javelin snake...

 

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Basajaun

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In Basque folklore, Basajaun (pl. basajaunak) is a huge, hairy humanoid dwelling in the woods who protects flocks of livestock and teaches skills such as agriculture and ironworking to humans.

 

He is known as the first farmer from whom man learned about the cultivation of cereals and as the first blacksmith and the first miller, from whom man stole the secret of making the saw, the axis of the mill and how to weld the metals.

 

He gives shouts in the mountains, when a storm approaches, so that the shepherds may withdraw their sheep...

 

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Dragoniae: Yamata no Orochi

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Yamata no Orochi is a serpent-dragon in Japanese folklore.

 

The Orochi has eight heads and eight tails, and its enormous body reaches across eight valleys and eight hills...

 

When an earth kami was trying their new powers they accidently touché a small garden snake, forcing it to grow into the monster known as Orochi...

 

This Dragon was the cause of great strife through storms.

 

It was killed by Susano-O-no-Mikoto, who took the sword that was contained in its tail...

 

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Dragoniae: Humbaba, Hubaba, Hum-ba, Humhum, Huwawa, Kumbaba, Khumbaba, Huwawa the Terrible

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Humbaba was the terrifying guardian of the Cedar Forest of Amanus, also called the Mountain of Cedars in Mesopotamian folklore.

 

This terrible monster was placed there to guard the Cedars and to kill any human that dare disturb its peace...

 

Humbaba is a giant, terrifying to look at.

 

He has a large, humanoid body with scale plates all over it...

 

Other sources claim that Humbaba took the form of a dragon who spits fire, though he was a giant at other times.

 

His breath raged on like a hurricane, and his voice spilled over the world as a storm...

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humbaba

 

See Gilgamesh:

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Graeae, Graiae, Graiai

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The three 'old women' or 'gray ones' from Greek folklore.

 

They are the daughters of Phorcys and Ceto, sisters and guardians of the Gorgons.

 

They were gray-haired from birth and have only one eye and one tooth, which they share among them...

 

The sisters formed the chorus of a play entitled the Phorcydes by Aeschylus, part of the dramatist's trilogy on the life of Perseus...

 

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On the margin: Zoological Mythology or the Legends of Animals

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Volume 2 of 2. This work discusses the legends of animals throughout time. This subject is interesting, novel, but historically significant.

 

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Jaguar man, Werejaguar

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Jaguar man is lycanthrope shapeshifter from the folklore of the Olmec people (Mesoamerica).

 

This werejaguar prey upon humans at night...

 

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Brownie, Brounie, Urisk

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The Brownie is a personage of small stature, wrinkled visage, covered with short curly brown hair, and wearing a brown mantle and hood.

 

Its residence is the hollow of the old tree, a ruined castle, or the abode of man, it is attached to particular families, with whom he has been known to reside, even for centuries, threshing the corn, cleaning the house, and doing everything done by its northern and English brethren.

 

The brownie is, to a certain degree, disinterested; like many great personages, it is shocked at anything approaching to the name of a bribe or douceur, yet, like them, allows his scruples to be overcome if the thing be done in a...

 

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Gullinbursti

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Gullinbursti (meaning "Gold Mane or Golden Bristles") is a boar in Norse mythology.

 

When Loki had Sif's hair, Freyr's ship Skíðblaðnir and Odin's spear Gungnir fashioned by the Sons of Ivaldi, he bet his own head with Brokkr that his brother Eitri wouldn't have been able to make items to match the quality of those mentioned above.

 

So to make gifts to Freyr, Eitri threw a pig's skin into a furnace as Brokkr worked on the bellows, and together they...

 

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Geryon, Geryones

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Geryones was a three-bodied, four-winged giant who dwelt on the red island of Erytheia in the westernmost reaches of the earth-encircling River Ocean...

 

He possessed a fabulous herd of cattle whose coats were tinged red by the light of sunset...

 

Herakles was sent to fetch these by Eurystheus as one of his twelve labours...

 

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Audhumla, Auðumla, Auðhumbla, Auðhumla

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The primeval cow on whose milk the Giant Ymir fed.

 

She was created from the melting ice at the beginning of time.

 

She sustained herself by licking the salt and hoar frost from the ice of Niflheim.

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Au%C3%B0umbla

 

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Dragoniae5: Amphisbaina; Amphisbaena

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Amphisbaena is a fabulous Libyan serpent with a head at each end of its body.

 

It is also called the "mother of ants", because it feeds on ants.

 

If it is chopped in half, the two parts will join again....

 

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Gremlin

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These first appeared during the First World War when things went wrong with a French submarine...

 

A crewman was reported saying ‘Gremlins sur la Manche’ on a radio before it cut out...

 

Gremlins have mischievous nature are quite similar to imps...

 

Their tendency to damage or dismantle machinery is more modern...

 

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