Cactus Cat - The cactus cat was generally described being a bobcat-like creature, covered in hair-like thorns, with particularly long spines extending from the legs and its armored, branching tail. The creature was said to use its spines to slash cacti at night, allowing juice to run from the plants. On later nights, the creature was said to return to drink the now fermented juice. The then-drunken creature was said to shriek throughout the night
The gudiao is a bird from ancient Chinese belief that features in the early bestiaries. It lived in the mountains and had the form of an eagle but with horns on its head. It made the cry of a baby. Thing is, it's not very avian at all.
Preta- Buddhist myth: a ghost of a person who was corrupted, deceitful, jealous or greedy. They now appear as a skeletal creature with a slender neck and a bulging stomach. They have an insatiable hunger for specific things.
Gytrash- English legend: a benevolent creature that haunts lonely roads awaiting lost travelers. It guides them to the right road. They can take the form of a horse or a mule, but usually of a black dog. Though they are helpful, they are still feared.
Name: Manticore, Martyaxwar, Martichora Area of Origin: Persia The Manticore or Martyaxwar (Man-Eater in Middle Persian) is a legendary beast, similar to a sphinx. The beast had the body of a lion, a human head with three rows of sharp teeth, akin to...