An Underwater panther, called Mishipeshu or Mishibijiw has the head and paws of a giant cat but is covered in scales and has dagger-like spikes running along its back and tail.The creatures are thought to roar or hiss in the sounds of storms or rushing rapids.
Mishipeshu are said to live in the deepest parts of lakes and rivers, where they can cause storms. Some traditions believed the underwater panthers to be helpful, protective creatures, but more often they were viewed as malevolent beasts that brought death and misfortune. They often need to be placated for safe passage across a lake.
The draugr or draug, draugur, dreygur, draugen also called aptrganga is an undead creature from Norse mythology. Draugr possess superhuman strength, can increase their size at will, and carry the unmistakable stench of decay
Draugr live in their graves, often guarding treasure buried with them in their burial mound. They are animated corpses - unlike ghosts they have a corporeal body with similar physical abilities as in life. Older literature makes clear distinctions between sea-draugr and land-draugr.
In folklore, draugr slay their victims through various methods including crushing them with their enlarged forms, devouring their flesh, devouring them whole in their enlarged forms, indirectly killing them by driving them mad, and by drinking their blood. Animals feeding near the grave of a draugr may be driven mad by the creature’s influence. They may also die from being driven mad. Draugr are also noted as being able to drive living people insane.
The preferred method is to cut off the draugr’s head, burn the body, and dump the ashes in the sea; the emphasis being on making absolutely sure the draugr was dead and gone.
The banshee or banchee is a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the underworld.
In legend, a banshee is a fairy woman who begins to wail if someone is about to die. In Scottish Gaelic mythology, she is known as the bean sìth or bean nighe and is seen washing the bloodstained clothes or armour of those who are about to die.
Banshees are frequently described as dressed in white or grey, often having long, pale hair which they brush with a silver comb. Other stories portray banshees as dressed in green, red, or black with a grey cloak
The banshee can appear in a variety of guises. Most often she appears as an ugly, frightening hag, but she can also appear as a stunningly beautiful woman of any age that suits her. The banshee may also appear in a variety of other forms, such as that of a hooded crow, stoat, hare and weasel.
The, Leshy, Leshiy or Lesovik is a male woodland spirit in Slavic mythology who protects wild animals and forests.
A Leshy usually appears as a tall man, but he is able to change his size from that of a blade of grass to a very tall tree. He has hair and a beard of living grass and vines, and is sometimes depicted with a tail, hooves, and horns. He has pale white skin that contrasts with his bright green eyes.He has blue blood, which gives his cheeks a blue tinge. Legend describes him as having a red scarf and his left shoe on his right foot. He also is known to have no shadow.
The leshy has many tricks, including leading peasants astray, making them sick, or tickling them to death. They are also known to hide the axes of woodcutters. A person gets lost in the woods when a leshy crosses their path. To find the way out, you have to turn your clothes inside out and wear shoes on opposite feet.