A pishtaco is a mythological boogeyman figure in the Andes region of South America, particularly in Peru. Some parts of the Andes refer to the pishtaco as kharisiri, or ñakaq.
According to folklore, a pishtaco is an evil monster-like man — often a stranger and often a white man — who seeks out unsuspecting Indians to kill them and abuse their bodies in disgusting ways. Primarily, this has been stealing their body fat for various nefarious cannibalistic purposes, or cutting them up and selling their flesh as fried chicharrones.
The griffin, griffon, or gryphon is a creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle; and an eagle’s talons as its front feet.
Griffins are known for guarding treasure and priceless possessions.In legend, griffins not only mated for life, but if either partner died, then the other would continue the rest of its life alone, never to search for a new mate.
The Patasola or “one foot” is one of many myths in South American folklore about female monsters from the jungle, appearing to male hunters or loggers in the middle of the wilderness when they think about women.
The Patasola appears in the form of a beautiful and seductive woman, often in the likeness of a loved one, who lures a man away from his companions deep into the jungle. There, the Patasola reveals her true, hideous appearance as a one-legged creature with ferocious vampire-like lust for human flesh and blood, attacking and devouring the flesh or sucking the blood of her victims.
According to popular belief, she inhabits mountain ranges, virgin forests, and other heavily wooded or jungle-like areas. At the edges of these places, and primarily at night, she lures male hunters, loggers, miners, millers, and animal herders. She also interferes with their daily activities. She blocks shortcuts through the jungle, disorients hunters, and throws hunting dogs off the scent of their game.
A Red Cap or Redcap, also known as a powrie or dunter, is a type of malevolent murderous dwarf, goblin, elf or fairy found in English Folklore. They are said to inhabit ruined castles found along the border between England and Scotland.
Redcaps are said to murder travelers who stray into their homes and dye their hats with their victims’ blood (from which they get their name).
Redcaps must kill regularly, for if the blood staining their hats dries out, they die. Redcaps are very fast in spite of the heavy iron pikes they wield and the iron-shod boots they wear. Outrunning a redcap is supposedly impossible.
They are depicted as sturdy old men with red eyes, taloned hands, and large teeth, wearing a red cap and bearing a pikestaff in the left hand.
This creature became known as a dead body that was without a soul but whose body was animated by the magical power of a Necromancer or Sorcerer.
It originated from African myth from the word ‘zumbi’ or ‘zombi’ meaning ‘enslaved spirit’. Zombies where people who where magically possessed by someone. Popular belief led people to understand that Sorcerers dug up the dead and brought them back to life to work.
Some believe that their tongues were slit so that they could not speak, while others believe that they could not speak because of the lack of oxygen in their body from being buried. If a Zombie sees the sea or eats salt then they will return to their graves to lie in eternal peace.
Oni are a kind of yokai from Japanese folklore, variously translated as demons, devils, ogres or trolls.
Depictions of oni vary widely but usually portray them as hideous, gigantic ogre-like creatures with sharp claws, wild hair, and two longhorns growing from their heads.
They are humanoid for the most part, but occasionally, they are shown with unnatural features such as odd numbers of eyes or extra fingers and toes.Their skin may be any number of colors, but red and blue are particularly common.They are often depicted wearing tiger-skin loincloths and carrying iron clubs calledkanabo.
In Greek mythology, the Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky coast of their island where they would be eaten.
Sirens are birds with large women’s heads, bird feathers and scaly feet. According to legend, sirens were fated to live only until the mortals who heard their songs were able to pass by them
They have been placed on some small islands called Sirenum scopuli. In some later traditions, the sirens are found on Cape Pelorum and at others in the islands known as the Sirenuse, near Paestum, or in Capreae.
A hulder is a seductive forest creature found in Scandinavian folklore.
A hulder is a stunningly beautiful naked woman with long hair, and has an animal’s tail. In Norway, she has a cow’s tail, and in Sweden she may have that of a cow or a fox. Further in the north of Sweden, the tail can be entirely omitted in favor of her hollow or bark-covered back
The huldrer were held to be kind to charcoal burners, watching their charcoal kilns while they rested. Knowing that she would wake them if there were any problems, they were able to sleep, and in exchange they left provisions for her in a special place.
The hulder has long been associated with hunting; she might blow down the barrel of a huntsman’s rifle, causing it never thereafter to miss a shot. Some men are not so lucky, or perhaps skilled, and escape her only after surrendering their sanity
Strix in the Ancient Roman and Greek legends was a bird of ill omen that fed on human flesh and blood.
They are birds with a long golden beak that they use to suck the blood of infants, their favorite victim. They also have wings, usually red, and four black legs, all with clawed feet. Their eyes are yellow and round, without pupils.
The manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth (like a shark), sometimes bat wings, and a trumpet-like voice.
The tail is that of either a dragon or a scorpion, and it may shoot poisonous spines to either paralyze or kill its victims. It devours its prey whole and leaves no clothes, bones, or possessions of the prey behind.
The bunyip, or kianpraty, is a large mythical creature from Aboriginal mythology, said to lurk in swamps, billabongs, creeks,riverbeds, and waterholes.
The bunyip kills and eats people, possessing a loud bellowing cry which is frightening to hear. It has been described with dog-like face, a crocodile like head, dark fur, a horse-like tail, flippers, and walrus-like tusks or horns or a duck-like bill.