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Postby nwinch » Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:11 pm

hi i an in the middle of a frenzy of making mythical characters for a (possible) game of brick quest

can anyone give me a few ideas of mythical beasts (centaurs, minotaurs etc. etc.)
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Postby Donut » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:14 pm

Are you looking for names to different types of fantasy creatures?
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Postby Maedhros » Sun Jun 17, 2007 5:32 pm

"Hinc satis elucet maiorem habere uim ad discenda ista liberam curiositatem quam meticulosam necessitatem.”
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Postby DARKspawn » Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:57 pm

Maedhros wrote:This might help...


Ant-lion Beast The offspring of an ant and a lion


hmmmm... & here I was thinking an antlion was a little insect that built tiny sarlaac pits ;)
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Postby Maedhros » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:55 am

DARKspawn wrote:
Maedhros wrote:This might help...


Ant-lion Beast The offspring of an ant and a lion


hmmmm... & here I was thinking an antlion was a little insect that built tiny sarlaac pits ;)


People weren't that enlightened during the Medieval you know ;)
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:30 pm

Hey,

In addition to the bestiary Maedhros linked, I've got a few more links at the bottom of this article; in particular check out the Aberdeen Bestiary.

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Postby LEGOFREAK » Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:55 pm

Ant-lion Beast The offspring of an ant and a lion



The mechanics of this just boggles the mind. :shock:
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Postby The Shadow Knight » Tue Jun 26, 2007 5:52 pm

Well my favorite mythical creature is a dragon, but unicorns and fairies are pretty easy to make! But your mythical creature project sounds pretty cool! Good luck creating! :D
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Postby nwinch » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:11 pm

heres a few,

fenris wolf,
four hoursemen,
brownies,
cyclops,
giants,
gnomes,
meanads,
minotaur,
trolls,
anzu,
dragons,
fanfer,
guarda,
griffins,
harpies,
pegasus,
simurgh,
sylphs,
valkyries.

and some more,

capricorn,
kelpie
mermaids,
naiads,
neries,
scylla,
typhoon,
undies,
pheonix,
roc,
salamanders,
simorgh,
serephim,
sphinxes,
basilisk,
chimeras,
centaurs,
cheubim,
minotaur,
dryads,
hamadryads,
fairies,
green man,
lephrecauns,
mandrakes,
phooka,
satyrs,
unicorns,
angels of death,
the beast of the apocalypse,
vampires,
grim reepers,
gorgon,
lamia,
lilith,
sin/plauge,
demon,


here is alink to a site
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Postby The Green Knight » Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:35 am

A few more…

Hydra
Manticore
Kraken
Gargoyles
Cockatrice

Ah, I know there’s more, but I’m coming up blank here.
On a related subject, those medieval bestiaries are interesting to read. I can’t think of one other instance where a dragon’s strength has been depicted in his tail versus his teeth. Never seen the elephant/dragon feud depicted ether, for that matter.

Also of interest to me is the selection of creatures that have received publicity in the works of modern authors. Tolkien took trolls, orks and dragons. Rowling did hippogriffs and Lewis did just about everything else from the Greeks. Fairies, gryphons and unicorns have had popularity as well… and yet, some beasts just aren’t used.

The Leucrota for example. Why not? Is it too dull for writers to use or something? Beats me. Others, however, are a little more understandable in their absence. The Bonnacon for example.
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