Mythical Creatures

10 Mythical Creatures You Didn’t Know Actually Existed

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As a child, you were always told to be careful when you go out in the woods. There are many mythical creatures that live there and some can be dangerous. These creatures were often mentioned in fairy tales and by mothers to scare their children.

As you grew older, you learned that these creatures didn’t really exist, but there are still stories about them. Mythical creatures are an integral part of the human imagination. They have existed since time immemorial, in the minds of people around the world. In this article, we will reveal some of these mythical creatures and share stories with you if they ever existed or not.

Here’s a list of 10 Mythical Creatures that you didn’t know actually exist:

1. Pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncates)

This little guy looks like a miniature version of the armored creature in the movie “Despicable Me”. They are nocturnal, and dig burrows in the ground to sleep in at night.

2.The phantom cat

The phantom cat of the shipwrecks of Bermuda is a large black feline that was said to have haunted the shipwrecks of Bermuda in the early 1900s. The phantom cat is often seen walking on water when sailors are close to death or on their deathbeds. It’s believed that the phantom cat comes to collect its victims.

3. Sasquatch

This legendary creature is also known as Bigfoot. It is believed to live in the Pacific Northwest region of Canada, and it resembles a human being and walks on two feet. It is said to be over 8 feet tall with brown or black hair and weighs between 500 to 1


The Chimera has been a popular creature since ancient times. The earliest recorded mentions of this creature appear in Greek mythology, but there are also accounts from ancient India and Persia. The Chimera was an extremely powerful monster with the head of a lion and the body of a goat. It breathed fire and had a serpent’s tail.

5. Wampus Cat

This creature is well-known for being an elusive creature that makes its home in the deep parts of the forest. The Wampus Cat is a mix between a panther and a cougar, and has been reported to stalk people in their homes as well as venture out into the open to steal food from unsuspecting campers.

6.The Mokèlé-mbèmbé

The Mokèlé-mbèmbé is an enormous reptilian creature that lives in the Congo. Larger than an elephant, it is said to be a very aggressive creature, hunting animals such as elephants for food. It has never been proven to exist, but there are many people who claim to have seen it or know someone who has.

7.The Yeti

The Yeti is a furry creature that appears in Tibetan folklore. It is known as “The Abominable Snowman”: This creature is a lot like North America’s Bigfoot; It’s said to be very hairy and walks on its hind legs, but it also has red eyes and a furry face. The Yeti is said to be muscular, covered with dark grayish or reddish-brown hair, and weigh between 200 and 400 lbs. (91 to 181 kilograms) It sometimes leaves tracks in snow, It is also said to dwell below the Himalayan snow line. During the conquering the Indus Valley. Alexander the Great demanded to see the Yeti.

The Yetii

8. Sirens

Sirens lure sailors to their death by singing beautiful songs. It is also said that they can even charm the winds. Sirens were believed to look like a combination of women and birds in various different forms. They liked to live in the islands surrounded by cliffs and rocks.


Another fabled creature from Australia is the Yowie, an ape-like cousin of the Himalayan Yeti. This creature has long existed in the aboriginal myths and lores. Despite many reported sightings, the existence of this creature is still not proven. Also, the varying details of its shape and size question its existence to a large extent.

10.The Kappa

The Kappa, known as water-child, is a scaly humanoid with reptilian skin, It is founded in the ponds and rivers of Japan. They are portrayed as mischievous troublemakers and used by parents to warn children of the dangers lurking in water. Kappa are said to be most prevalent in Saga prefecture on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu, but have been reported all over Japan. It has been suggested that the Kappa is based on the hanzaki, a large aggressive salamander that grabs its prey in its powerful jaws. You’ll find them in Kyushu as well.

Most of us have heard these legends, but most don’t believe in the existence of mythical creatures. Theses mythical creatures have been written about for centuries, and despite the fact that science has debunked most of their existence, there are some who still believe. Despite their fantastic nature, many mythical creatures were inspired by real-life animals whose appearances were misinterpreted over time.

Featured image: Ulysses and the Sirens (1891) by John William Waterhouse 

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