What is everyone's favourite mythological creature ??

Jul 26, 2016
1,167
1,809
113
39
#9
This is some serious nightmare fuel stuff
Mesopotamian mythology is full of nightmare fuel if you are interested. I got interested in the stuff when I read the Giglamesh mythos back in elementary school. Seeing a variation of that appearing in Movies & tv is always cool.


I remember being at an Anime/Manga convention where there was a bunch of various artists in book/film/toons/etc industry during a discussion thingy that said they regularly use old myths to create the monsters they are hired to make. I remember one artist, she was saying that was the reason why you see a lot of similarity between monsters and creature made for works across the board is because the source is the same.
 

Faeryl

Omni Ace
Greeter
Base Commander
Jul 26, 2016
394
1,276
93
Planet Earth, USA, East Coast
discord.gg
#12

I couldn't decide on ONE mythological creature so, I'll share the group of them.

@Wyntyr you beat me to what has always been my FIRST favorite, vampires. Even several of my favorite vampires. :cool: You only missed one ...

Bram Stoker's Dracula



Dragons.
See Rasgulla's dragon image. :cool:


Werewolves


Unicorns
 

Pandagnome

Kaiju Slayer
Happy Kaiju
Jul 27, 2016
4,147
4,903
113
Island of Tofu
mechadrive.com
#13
I also like the gnome!

1564485366330.jpeg

&

1564485784732.jpeg
Umbrella ghost (karakasa-obake) looks weird i like it :p

&

1564486981034.jpeg
Elephant god (Ganesha)

The remover of obstacles!



I remember being at an Anime/Manga convention where there was a bunch of various artists in book/film/toons/etc industry during a discussion thingy that said they regularly use old myths to create the monsters they are hired to make. I remember one artist, she was saying that was the reason why you see a lot of similarity between monsters and creature made for works across the board is because the source is the same.
There must be 1000s of mythical creatures and variations of them from different sources and regions.
I wonder if there are particular one's that inspire the creature development in em8er hmm
 

EvilKitten

Well-Known Member
Ark Liege
Jul 26, 2016
731
1,419
93
#15
While I do not personally have a problem with the above image it is technically NSFW and should probably be hidden by default with spoiler tags.
 
Likes: Faeryl

Degiance

Deepscanner
Jul 5, 2017
1,691
4,048
113
Finland
degiance.deviantart.com
#16
Dragons as there is so many types of them. I rather like the snow dragons.
Other mythological creature i rather like is Qilin (or Kilin) which to me is like a dragon unicorn in some cases when it can be both twin horned or single horned there is some interesting mythology attached to it too. (Couldn't decide on the picture too many great and equally bad ones xD)
 

Mahdi

Firstclaimer
Jul 26, 2016
637
1,343
93
Montana, US
#18
Dragons here too, I mean...look at my avatar.

Chris Achilleos and Luis Royo have some of my favorite art for dragons. Careful on random viewing as they have topless women in some of their artwork. But I'll take it a step further to specify medieval dragons, NOT Asian dragons. Give me the neck, tail and four legs with large wings....not a serpent thank you!

https://images.app.goo.gl/yFtvzNKkEtj3y4db6

https://images.app.goo.gl/yoD8mVJTz5ouaFs88

https://images.app.goo.gl/RkJ6v2zfQ66qwdcP8

https://images.app.goo.gl/J76UVgYH2cZfgZFT7