There's also Fenrir, the beast from the Norse pantheon who, although not a werewolf per se, deserves an honorable mention for being the gnarliest wolf ever. They also have a place in modern fiction and fantasy stories as well.

Anna Van Hooft, R Here are 12 most popular mythical creatures: Amazons are often depicted as female warriors living in the deep heart of the forest without the presence of men.

Michael Landes, 49,687 Centaur is yet another mythological creature having the body and legs of a horse and head, torso and arms of human.

| |

Dragons have always been a favorite and included in most folklores and enchanted stories. Warriors find them as a source of inspiration to take up arms. At number one in our list of popular mythical creatures is the Loch Ness Monster. Director: Yeti, perhaps, or something else, but no matter what you call this creature, all the stories tend to be same: somewhere in the mountains, there exists a bipedal, humanoid creature that leaves behind massive tracks but has never been seen or caught on film. The vampires we're familiar with today are the ones that tend be glamorous—they're rich and good looking but still have to suck down on blood to survive.

These creatures have also endured through the centuries, becoming especially popular in the last couple of years thanks to book series turned smash hit TV show, Game of Thrones. Anna Maria Monticelli, 45 min Dybbuk is an evil spirit, a dislocated soul of a dead body who has taken over a host body to accomplish its goal. The horns are considered very valuable with the capabilities to make poisoned water potable and heal various sicknesses. Stars: |

Nathaniel Arcand, Their brief happiness ends when Lukash is forced to marry the shrewish Kilina.

| It has been a favorite mythical legend included in books and movies, both in the past as well as now at present. The mythological Chimera is a terrifying creature that features a fire-breathing lion’s head attached to a goat's body and ending in a serpent tail. People now encounter them in theater and movies, television serials.

Mehcad Brooks, The monsters and mythological creatures in the Greek mythology are some of the most vivid and scary in known legend. |

These mythical creatures are known as Fauns, native nature spirits by Romans. In scientific terms, a chimera is an organism with two or more genotypes; a fetus that has absorbed a deceased twin, for instance, is a chimera. Maribel Verdú, Votes:

| Director: Tara Strong, Zach Galligan, | Gross: Stars: | Gross: Director: Stars: Forbid the entrance and immediately devour if anyone couldn’t solve the riddle given by him, hence is one of the most intellectual mythical characters. Tim Johnson |

But scientists constantly decline the existence of these creatures calling it a modern day myth and explain sightings as misidentified object, hoaxes and wishful thinking.

Some species have more positive reputation than others like horseman and Pegasus while some represent evilness like Chimera. Sirens are sometimes mentioned interchangeably with Harpies, another kind of mythological creature who are half bird, half human, but it varies myth to myth. Some predict these creatures to be gigantic fish and some as a serpent, a crocodile or a marine mammal monster roaming on the sea. Mya, Votes: Kirby Morrow, Brian Thompson, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sudsakorn is a curious young man, raised in the ancient traditions of magic by his mystical grandfather. | Though only nine at the time, Darius devoted his life to... See full summary », Director: The super rich pay a fortune to hunt human prey. Daedalus built the maze in such a way that anyone if enters there without a map would never be able to make his/her way out.

| Richard Wattis, 60 min The Best Volcanoes in Our Solar System, Ranked, The Strange Nightmare Creatures of Google Maps, Revealed. $61.56M, TV-MA Shortly after the beast was born, it sprouted wings, let out a loud screeching yell, and flew off into the night.

| Fionnula Flanagan, Votes: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, When Will's father is killed by a dragon, he embarks on an epic journey filled by vengeance that leads him to an ancestral home which he stays at and works for the tyrannical Sterling in ... See full summary », Director: Werewolves are shape shifter believed to be half men, half wolves and were living among us. Stars:

By using this method, Hercules was successful in killing the Hydra and completing his second labor. Director: 93 min Marina, Sinbad and his crew are resting on a small island. 97 min

They leave their foot impressions while walking. Director: Simon McBurney, You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at, The Best Gifts for the Sophisticated Geek. They are the undead popular mythical creatures that roam the country-sides and looking for a person to bite and suck all of the blood from their body. A former Marine has been kidnapped with three convicts, taken to a deserted island, and forced to participate in a deadly game. The Basilisk is the very definition of the saying, “if looks could kill.” This is why we included the creature in our ranking—anything that can kill people with a single glance and its rancid breath is pretty badass. |

This monster was mentioned by Swedish king Sverre of Norway in 1180. From the ash of old Phoenix, a new young Phonex or their eggs arrives, reborn to live again. Bum Kim, We've gone through several mythologies and folklore, picked our favorite beasts, and ranked them according to their badassery, abilities, origin stories, and other factors. Some reports say the Basilisk originated in Italian lore while others say it was born from Greek mythology. His wings had the ability to hide the sun and he could flash fire from his eyes. Siu-Tung Ching The Jersey Devil haunts New Jersey's Pine Barrens and has reportedly been around since 1735. Sea lion often represent the ancient symbol of sea and naval powers.

| Gross: A band of dimension hopping humanoid dogs need the help of two kids to return home. According to legends, these men were possessed by their animal spirits, the wolf, during in times of need and danger to protect their village.

But the island isn't deserted - it's home to Hydra the Beast. Centaurs (Greek and Roman)
The fairfolk are believed to be protectors and harnessers of the power of nature. Mark Rosman Action, Adventure, Drama. Swiss author Paracelsus first mentioned undine in his writing as the spirits who inhabit the element of water. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Vampire are the demonic beasts/animals that has a distinct place in folklore as well as modern fiction novels. | The legend of the phoenix appears in a variety of ancient mythologies, including Greek, Egyptian and Indian. Old civilizations, movies, stories, urban legends depicted them in various ways.

| It is completely wild and is often a symbol of grace and purity. They are often mentioned in folklore and the holy Bible has also mention of unicorn. They reside and haunt rivers and water bodies in the form of horse.

One tale tells of Medusa being born to Ceto with a hideous face and a serpents tail instead of legs. Crocotta is a mythical dog wolf from Ethiopia or India, ferocious beasts and enemy of dogs and humans.

But she would die if he is unfaithful to her. Miguel Ferrer, Any fantasy, fiction book lover or any person who loves watching fantasy movies must definitely have a fascination over the mythical creatures.

23 min Pete Postlethwaite, Votes: They lure the sailors in rocky sea and the sailors drive their boats and ships towards their beauty leading disaster. One thing is common in these creatures that they are the seducers of the legend.