Mythical Hybrids

Mythical Hybrids are creatures that combine the features and body parts of more than one real species.

There are non-human versions that combine features of one or more animal species such as the basilisks, the chimera and griffins.

Then there are part human combinations such as the very popular centaurs and mermaids.

On the other hand, some of the combinations you will read about will make you wonder how such creatures could even sustain themselves, let alone survive.

This category is comprised of very well known, strong and mighty creatures. It also includes unsavoury beasts with all the necessary features and powers required to create the most horrifying and terrible nightmares possible.

I mean, think of just simply crossing paths with a skinless mouse (or a skinless anything) never mind a huge headed man-horse like the nuckelavee stretching his long arms about trying to grab at you – very creepy.

Mythical Hybrids A-Z List

Adaro – The Adaro are mean half-man and half-fish spirits. They had the overall shape of a human male with gills behind their ears and a shark-like dorsal fin on their backs.

They also had fins for feet and a spear growing out of their head. They would live in the Sun and travel back and forth to earth on rainbows.

These hybrid creatures were known to kill humans by shooting poisonous flying fish into their necks.

Source:  Ancient Mythology

Adlet – Mythical hybrids that are part human and dog with red fur

Ahuizolt – Dog and Monkey cross with five hands

Alkonost – The Alkonost is described as having the body of a bird with the head of a beautiful woman. It can make sounds that are so beautiful that whom ever hears them is mesmerized.

Source:  Russian Folklore

Ammit – Female demon that is part lion, hippopotamus & crocodile

Anubis – Tall human male with the head of a jackal

Mythical Hybrids Anubis
Anubis

Basilisk – Head and claws of a rooster with a reptile’s body and tail

Bastet – Female human with the head of a domesticated cat

Catoblepas – Large boar’s head, small pig’s body with wings

Centaur – Human horse hybrids, top half human with the body of a horse

Cerberus – Three headed canine with a mane of serpents

Chimera – Head and body of a lioness, head of a goat, serpent’s tail

Cockatrice – Head, claws and wings of a rooster, reptile’s body and tail

 

Mythical Hybrids Bastet
Bastet

Echidna – Upper half of a beautiful woman, lower body of a serpent

Formorians – Large mythical hybrids with deformed bodies made up of animal parts

Gargoyles – Grotesque stone statues

Gorgons – Woman’s upper half, snakes for hair and a serpents body

Griffin – Head, claws and wings of an eagle, body and tail of a lion

 

Mythical Hybrids Gargoyles
Gargoyle

Harpies – Top half of a witch, claws and wings of a vulture

Hippocampi – Horses with a serpentine lower half

Hippogriff – Head, wings and claws of an eagle – body of a horse

 

Mythical Hybrids Harpies
Harpy

Khnum – Strong human male with the head of a ram

Lamia – Woman’s head, scaly body, four legs and a tail

Leucrota – Horse’s head and legs, neck and body of a lion

Lusca – Large octopus/shark mythical hybrids

 

Manticore – Lion’s body, human head, poisonous scorpion-like tail

Merlion – This mythical hybrid has the head of a lion and the body of a large fish. This creature is used as the national symbol of Singapore.

Source:  Asian Mythology

Mermaids – Beautiful women with a fish-like lower body

Minotaur – Body of a human male with the head and tail of a bull

Mythical Hybrid Minotaur
Minotaur

Nuckelavee – Skinless monster, resembles the popular mythical hybrid – the Centaur

Onocentaur – Top half human & lower half donkey

Orthus – Two headed dog with a serpent’s tail

 

Serpopard – The Serpopard had the head of a falcon, a snake-like neck, the body of a leopard and some wings.

Some depictions of this strange creature have it resembling more like a long-necked lioness.

Source:  Egyptian Mythology