Under-used supernatural creatures:

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76 Mr.Cales28th Mar 2012 06:13:05 PM from Misty Mountains
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With balls that big, you can use them for anything. cool
77 lordGacek30th Mar 2012 03:34:57 PM from Kansas of Europe
I totally had to read twice that post about satyrs, before I understood they beat people to death with their clubs, not their raging boners. I was kinda disappointed, actually. cool
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78 YuriStrike30th Mar 2012 08:02:10 PM from I'm telling nobody!
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Wow. Can't read any of the text, but the pictures are alternately really cool and rather disturbing.
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[up]put the url through Google translate
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I did. That was mainly helpful as a humor-generating device. tongue
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I got fairly good translations out of it.I've founded using translation programs doesn't really translate it quite to english but a language that uses english words and is easier to mentally translate from.
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83 KuroBaraHime31st Mar 2012 08:20:32 PM from Somewhere...I think
I can tell you what a lot of those creatures are, in order:

The Four Gods, Qinglong, Baihu, Zhuque, and Xuanwu. (Not mentioned, by the way, is the fifth one, Huang Long.}

From here they start getting obscure enough almost no info at all, so it's just names.

  • Yingyu
  • Dijiang
  • Qingji
  • Xuangui
  • Chuyen
  • Bifang
  • Huoguangshou
  • Zhulong
  • Paoxiao
  • Jioa
Naga's are under used as well
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85 Nightwire31st Mar 2012 08:36:43 PM , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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I like the Monkey King.
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^ I love the Monkey King, and am in fact writing a story-ish thing about him.

Also, I agree Philippine is majorly underrated. There are some fucking terrifying things running around in there, like the Aswang.

Finally, if you want something really different, take a look at Norse mythology. Their concepts of faeries and elves are similar to those of the British isles, but with a lot of interesting differences. (Like malevolent church-dwelling, gnomeish creatures who heap the scorn on people who fail to pay tithes.) There's also the slattenpatte (link NSFW), a race of wild women with mystical powers, faeish curiosity, and ridiculously long, saggy breasts. According to some descriptions, their breasts were so enormous that they had to throw them over their shoulders to keep them out of the way while running. That's one creature I've only seen Humon use. XD

edited 31st Mar '12 9:05:29 PM by Takwin

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Also cyptozoolgical creatures as mythological creatures, these are sometimes more fun because on some you can play with the creature's origins a bit
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88 YuriStrike1st Apr 2012 02:57:14 AM from I'm telling nobody!
I'll edit this post from time to time.

Jiao: a dog-like beast with leopard spots and bull horns.

Huo Guang Shou: A huge, fiery rat that glows in the dark. Has fire-proof fur, making it a favorite target of hunters. One hit kill with water.

Pao Xiao: A human-faced, goat-bodied, tiger-toothed, infant-sounding beast that eats people. AND ITS EYES ARE IN ITS ARM PITS.

Bi Fang: The god of both fire and wood which lives in trees and devours flame. Mostly described as a single-legged blue crane with red spots and a white beak.

Zhu Yan: A mystic ape that betokens great war.

Xuan Gui: A turtle-like beast that has a eagle beak and a snake tail.

Qing Ji: A petit humanoid being clad in yellow and rides a carriage with the same color. It's said that it can travel thousands of miles in one day.

Di Jiang: A pouch looking bird with six legs and four wings, but has no eyes, ears, nose nor mouth. However, it can understand music, which is fucking creepy.

edited 1st Apr '12 3:26:25 AM by YuriStrike

89 lordGacek1st Apr 2012 04:11:19 AM from Kansas of Europe
Slavic Mythology knew weather spirits who brought rain and hail. In Serbia it was believed that certain people are bestowed with the power to combat bad weather, or leave their bodies and fight evil weather spirits in the sky. In some regions the good weather spirits were regarded as dragons, and people who had weather control powers as dragon's sons. That's pretty badass, I'd say.
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[up]That sounds pretty cool
91 Saturn1st Apr 2012 05:14:50 PM from On The Rings , Relationship Status: I-It's not like I like you, or anything!
I would say this thread needs more space creatures, but I'm not sure which space creatures could be considered legendary, or mythological, and didn't come from specific works of fiction. All I can think of is Martians.
I was thinking perhaps the moon rabbit from East Asian lore. But I don't think it's much different from a normal rabbit other than it's strong enough to pound rice/the elixir of life. Also, Sailor Moon made a reference to it.

edited 1st Apr '12 5:35:31 PM by CrystalGlacia

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93 Nightwire1st Apr 2012 07:25:13 PM , Relationship Status: I'm just a poor boy, nobody loves me
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In Vietnamese mythology, there is a character called Mr.Cuoi, The Man Stranded On The Moon: http://www.culture-4-travel.com/moon-boy.html. It's a pretty cool story.
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94 MajorTom1st Apr 2012 07:40:38 PM , Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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^^ Touhou has several Moon Rabbit characters and an entire civilization alongside them.
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Moon Rabbits are extremely common in the East, just not so much in the West. One western depiction I can think of, though, is the Moonfolk from Magic: The Gathering's Kamigawa block.

Matagots would be interesting to see more of. They have a lot to do with the Witchs Cat trope, but a whole lot weirder.
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97 judasmartel1st Apr 2012 11:48:54 PM from Philippines , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
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Philppine mythical creatures often border the line of Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot but they're just not as popular as the ones from other cultures, most likely because they are perceived to be Expies of other mythological creatures.

The Philippine TV version of Pedro Penduko featured them as the Monster of the Week.

For more information about these, click here.

edited 2nd Apr '12 12:23:47 AM by judasmartel

98 lordGacek2nd Apr 2012 04:04:59 AM from Kansas of Europe
I think dalaketnon is now on my list of Crazy Creatures, together with the Rapist Squad. A supernatural hipster who kidnaps you and forces you to eat organic food until you are a hipster too. cool
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99 fillerdude2nd Apr 2012 04:53:39 AM , Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
[up][up] Hey don't leave out the tiyanak, which is basically a vampiric baby.

I'd also like to mention just how messed up the manananggal is. For starters, it divides into an upper half and a lower half, the division being the torso. The lower half is the weak point; if you manage to sprinkle salt or smear garlic on it it'll die, and it is said that if a manananggal cannot rejoin its lower half by daybreak it will die.

But wait, the more awesome, creepier part of this creature is the bat-winged upper half. It preys on pregnant women, or more specifically, they use their elongated tongues to suck out either the woman's blood or the heart of the fetus.
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A similar one is the nuno sa punso, which can kill you if you do as much as touch their sacred mounds, even unintentionally. This is why you need to pay respects to this guy while you're around the vicinity of his mound.

Question: are you talking about actual mounds of dirt, or are you using "sacred mound" in the sexual euphanism sense? 'Cause the latter would be hilarious.
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