List of Hybrid Creatures in Mythology - Non-human

Non-human

  • Allocamelus – A Heraldic creature that has the head of a donkey and the body of a camel.
  • Ammit – An Egyptian creature that has the head of a crocodile, the front legs of a lion, and the back legs and hindquarters of a hippopotamus.
  • Baku – A Japanese creature that has an elephant's trunk, the eyes of a rhinoceros, the tail of an ox, and the paws of a tiger.
  • Basilisk, Cockatrice – Both of them are depicted of being a mix between a chicken and a reptilian.
  • Chimera – A Greek mythology creature that has the head and front legs of a lion, the head and back legs of a goat, and a snake-headed tail.
  • Fenghuang – A Japanese creature that has the head of a golden pheasant, the body of a mandarin duck, the tail of a peacock, the legs of a crane, the mouth of a parrot, and the wings of a swallow.
  • Gajasimha – A creature that has the head of an elephant and the body of a lion.
  • Griffin – A creature that has the head front legs, and wings of an eagle and the hindquarters of a lion.
  • Hippalectryon – The front half is that of a horse and the rear half has a rooster's wings, tail, and legs.
  • Hippocampus – A Greek mythology creature that is half-horse half-fish.
  • Hippogriff – A creature that resembles a Griffin with the hindquarters of a horse.
  • Jackalope – A jackrabbit with the antlers of a deer.
  • Ophiotaurus – A creature that is half-bull half-serpent.
  • Owlbear – A creature that is a hybrid of an owl and a bear.
  • Pegasus – A horse with the wings of a bird.
  • Peryton – A deer with the wings of a bird.
  • Qilin – A Chinese creature with the head of a dragon, the antlers of a deer, the scales of a fish, the hooves of an ox, the tail of a lion. The Japanese version is depicted as a deer-shaped dragon with the tail of an ox.
  • Questing Beast – A creature that has the head and tail of a serpent, the body of a leopard, the haunches of a lion, an the feet of a deer.
  • Sea-lion - A creature that is half-lion half-fish.
  • Skvader – A Swedish creature that has the forequarters and hind-legs of a European hare and the back, wings and tail of a female wood grouse.
  • Wolpertinger – A creature that has the head of a rabbit, the body of a squirrel, the antlers of a deer, and the wings and legs of a pheasant.
  • Wyvern – A bird/dragon-like creature.
  • Yali – A Hindu creature that has head of a lion, the tusks of an elephant, the body of a cat, and the tail of a serpent.
  • Ypotryll – A Heraldic creature with the tusked head of a boar, the humped body of a camel, the legs and hooves of an ox or goat, the tail of a snake.

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