Before there were books and movies, there were legends and myths. With powerful heroes, compelling arcs and, most importantly, fascinating and sometimes deadly beasts, these were the stories that our ancestors spread and preserved as a representation of their hopes, dreams, and fears. More than anything else, the beasts that they imagined can tell us something about their culture.

There’s a great diversity to the creatures they imagined, too! We all know about dragons and valkyries, but what about shojo or black shucks? This infographic from is a collection of fifty different mythical beasts, on display to hopefully fascinate us all over again.

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David Wallace

David Wallace is a search & social media marketer who lives in Ahwatukee Arizona with his lovely wife. Interests & hobbies include all things Disney, roller coasters, musicianship and Christianity.

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