Mythical Monsters of the World

Descrição
From the Loch Ness Monster to the Jersey Devil, the Japanese demon Oni to the Inuit ogress Amautalik—the world is full of mythical monsters. Our List of the Month this October is devoted to their stories. Each participant may vote on ten titles. Please only downvote titles if they do not fit the theme.
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hipdeep, conceptDawg, anglemark, deckla, kleo, malloyd, Cecrow, Heather39, sturlington, gypsysmom, al.vick, ahef1963, Boand, Charon07, DoomLuz, Thelamon1, awerling
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Boand: The original classic tale of a vampire which is the source material for many subsequent modern stories.
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hipdeep, deckla, malloyd, FAMeulstee, al.vick, ahef1963, Book-Man-CMA, Thelamon1, awerling, AmbientSpiritLamb,conceptDawg , ,elahrairah
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malloyd: More than anything else, I think this book resurrected the dragon as a legitimate monster, not just an allegory for Satan.
elahrairah : great book but not our world!
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deckla, abbottthomas, sinki, tnilsson, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, AmbientSpiritLamb
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abbottthomas: The Green Knight is usually portrayed as very human-looking but he is green and can carry his lopped off head around so I guess he qualifies as monstrous.
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deckla, ahef1963, ManWithAnAgenda, elahrairah, Yuki-Onna, Thelamon1, AmbientSpiritLamb,
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elahrairah: All of the myths, all at once.
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conceptDawg, Morphidae, vwinsloe, elahrairah, DoomLuz, Thelamon1,ahef1963
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elahrairah: i really enjoyed the zombie-apocalypse-as-sunday-supplement style of this. it turned an otherwise run-of-the-mill story into something special.
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terran, Cecrow, EMS_24, ahef1963, jsebrasky, ManWithAnAgenda, awerling, ,yoyogod
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: I'd vote for this in a heartbeat for metafiction, but while Grover is undoubtedly a monster he is not mythical.
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hipdeep, stealth.librarian, EMS_24, Elyssa523, Book-Man-CMA,ahef1963
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hipdeep: Banshees and fairies and selkies, oh my!
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Aquila, EMS_24, Kesterbird
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Aquila: Kurangaituku is the bird woman in the tale of Hatupatu and the Birdwoman from Aotearoa
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paradoxosalpha, elenchus, rrjchristopher, Elyssa523,ahef1963
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paradoxosalpha: "the old race throwing angry primordials": a heady brew that makes you wonder what monsters are and whether you know any
elenchus: A monster from prehistoric times is found to be much closer than you might ... think.
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lquilter, jsebrasky, Boand, sarahkhl, AmbientSpiritLamb,yoyogod
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Boand: The devil and an archangel toy with humans in this fun loving romp
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paradoxosalpha, EMS_24, maschi
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paradoxosalpha: The centerpiece of this late-antique romp is the fable of Cupid and Psyche, which is the germ of later monsters like Bluebeard and the Beast of Beauty and the Beast. (Yes, Eros is a monster of myth!)
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paradoxosalpha, deckla, stealth.librarian
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paradoxosalpha: Current scholarship on Medieval demonology
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dougb56586, rrjchristopher, ForAttentionPress
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ForAttentionPress: The Wheelers and Princess Langwidere
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anglemark, lquilter, ahef1963
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lquilter: Lovely story about trolls.
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hipdeep, Morphidae, malloyd
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malloyd: The deep influence of D&D on the video game industry, and hence modern media in general, gives even the inauthentic monsters here a shot at immortality...
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paradoxosalpha, EMS_24, Patricia.Ralston
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paradoxosalpha: An adult fantasy that draws on biblical and other ancient Hebrew myths
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terran, tnilsson
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EerierIdyllMeme, stealth.librarian
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EerierIdyllMeme: A fun take on the vampire myth.
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lquilter, gypsysmom
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lquilter: Into the Drowning Deep features a discovery of mermaids - who are not the creatures of yore.
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conceptDawg, EerierIdyllMeme
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EerierIdyllMeme: The narrator imagines herself and the people around her as various mythical monsters.
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kleo, Boand, Patricia.Ralston,pstgeorge2
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Boand: A modern take on an ancient mythic monster
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Aquila, Kesterbird
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Aquila: Taniwha from Aotearoa
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ManWithAnAgenda, Boand
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Boand: A modern fairy tale based on characters from the ancient Welsh book The Mabinogion
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hipdeep, DoomLuz
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Morphidae, malloyd
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malloyd: My first (long ago elementary school) exposure to the monsters of Greek myth.
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lquilter, vwinsloe
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lquilter: A wonderful story of a 19th century woman and her cryptozoological adventure ....
vwinsloe: Featuring Bigfoot, or Bigfeet, or Sasquatches?
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yoyogod, sturlington
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yoyogod: A "classic" 70s horror novel about a killer bigfoot.
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EMS_24, Book-Man-CMA
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EMS_24: Will they find the owner of these big paw marks?
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elahrairah, AmbientSpiritLamb
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elahrairah: monsters of london below
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hipdeep, Ciarda
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malloyd
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Ciarda
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RaeCreated
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RaeCreated: Death and terror in the woods and Bigfoot may be the cause.
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dewasus1
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noveltea
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nrmay
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slimikin
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elahrairah
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elahrairah: sometimes the monsters are us.
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yoyogod
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yoyogod: The albatwitch is a cryptid said to be native to my area of Pennsylvania. It is essentially a small bigfoot that throws apples at people.
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SLVMuseum
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paradoxosalpha
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paradoxosalpha: Insightful scholarship concerning Rabelaisian giants and their conceptual forebears
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JalenV
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JalenV: This is an illustrated (cartoon style) guide to mythical monsters of many countries, most of which I had not heard of before.
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Yuki-Onna
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timspalding
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timspalding: Ctesias was the first author to describe the "Manticore," among other criters.
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gypsysmom
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tina1969
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Morphidae
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Morphidae: (Ignore the cover. It's atrocious.) Whenever I hear "monsters", I think of Verity Price, who has been raised to be a cryptologist (monster hunter) since she was old enough to hold a knife in her tiny fist. What she wants to do, however, is to be a professional ball room dancer. Now if those pesky monsters would simply stay out of her way...
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Heather39
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yoyogod
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sturlington
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sturlington: An abandoned amusement park that is a labyrinth, a monster at the middle of it, and a sacrifice.
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JalenV
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JalenV: It's very scholarly, even if the author made a habit of quoting in original languages without always translating them.
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karenb
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nrmay
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EerierIdyllMeme
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EerierIdyllMeme: One of my favourite surprise appearances of this mythical creature.
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slimikin
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terran
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sarahkhl
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gypsysmom
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sturlington
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sturlington: A troll living in a cave in the heart of Queens.