30 Mythical Creature Designs

I’ve already touched on the prevalence of Bigfoot in modern culture, but the hairy hominid isn’t the only mythical creature that’s rumored to walk the planet. Legends both ancient and contemporary fuel speculation for other mythical creatures. One of the best parts of cryptozoology lore is that no one has found a real live creature to examine; though a disappointing fact for some, it’s also a fact that grants designers plenty of creative liberties to craft their own versions. And we get to delight in their creations by viewing the following 30 mythical creature designs.

1.  Forest Unicorn by Ironshod

Forest Unicorn by Ironshod on deviantART - Google Chrome_2013-08-21_05-46-42

2.  Centaur by Elvire

Centaur_by_Elvire

 

3.  Dragon by GBrush

dragon_by_GBrush

 

4.  Mermaid by sharandula

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5.  The Cyclops by MAOI

The_Cyclops_by_M0AI

 

6.  Genie by inSOLense

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7.  The Giant by Jtumburus

The_Giant_by_Jtumburus

 

8.  Trolls by karatastamer

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9.  Sirens on the Rocks by ReddEra

sirens_on_the_rocks_by_reddera-d34nv16 (1)

 

10.  Phoenix by GENZOMAN

phoenix_by_genzoman-d3cqnzj

 

11.  Harpy by Carolina-Eade

harpy_by_infraberry-d4q6v2y

 

12.  Felarya Fairies by gamera1985

Felarya_Fairies_by_gamera1985

 

13.  Attack of the Kraken by VegasMike

Attack_of_the_Kraken_by_VegasMike (1)

 

14.  Pegasus by Varges

Pegasus_by_Varges

 

15.  Elf by asuka111

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16.  Goblin by Pervandr

goblin_by_pervandr-d2yoydw

 

17.  Gnome by YngveMartinussen

gnome_by_yngvemartinussen-d6e2e0k

 

18.  Leprechaun by oke27

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19.  Minotaur by Speeh

Minotaur_by_Speeh

 

20.  Gorgon by Vivengros

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21.  Sphinx’s Day Off by sandara

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22.  Hydra by Evolvana

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23.  Basilisk by MysteryOne617

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24.  Manticore by kikicianjur

manticore_by_kikicianjur-d384nro

 

25.  Chupacabra by Light-Schizophrenia

Chupacabra_by_Light_Schizophrenia

 

26.  Thunderbird Returns by Chromamancer

Thunderbird_Returns_by_Chromamancer

 

27.  Ice Chimera by Tacimur

Ice_Chimera_by_Tacimur

 

28.  Imp by VegasMike

Imp_by_VegasMike

 

29.  Hippogriff by Templado

Hippogriff_by_Templado

 

30.  Banshee by gothika248

Banshee_by_gothika248

 

Which of these mythical creatures would you most like to see? Which do you even believe in, if any?  Do any of them stack up to “Sharknado?” Let me know in the comments!