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- Historic references and legends of various mythological denizens; traditional properties of stones, metals, and herbs.
- Translated Japanese tales of the supernatural, weird, and strange spirits, creatures, and beasts from history.
Little Vision Tricksters
- An exploration of tricksters, elves, spooks, and spirits at the fringe of the human imagination and around the world.
- Hypothesis of creatures being based on unknown and real animals from the Western, Chinese, and Japanese dragons and covering sea-serpents, unicorns and the Chinese phoenix; by Charles Gould, published 1886.
- Creatures ranging from the basilisk to the unicorn; origins, lore, and traditional tales.
The Swan Maidens
- Essay by Sabine Baring-Gould offering a cross-cultural overview of swan maidens; first published in 1866-1868.
- Japan's shape-shifting and mischievous racoon-dog spirit.
Tengu: The Legendary Mountain Goblins of Japan
- Overview article by Charles C. Goodin.
- Contains information on dolphins, mermaids, fairies, angels and the Living Goddess.
- Introduction to the traditional myths and legends of water monsters, weird animals and humanoids.
Virtual Institute of Cryptozoology: Fabulous Animals and Cryptozoology
- Summaries on the possible real-world origins of unicorns, mermaids, centaurs, griffins, and satyrs.
Wikipedia: Legendary Creature
- Encyclopedic entry with lists and a description of fabulous creatures as defined in historical literature.
Wikipedia: Phoenix (Mythology)
- Encyclopedic article of the mythological version.
- Encyclopedia article on appearance, behavior and origins of these Japanese supernatural creatures; folk tales and traditions.
Mythical Brazilian creatures
- Article pertaining to the mythical creatures and their local variations of Brazilian folklore. (May 11, 2003)
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