New Bestiary, the encyclopedia of imaginary beings

New Bestiary

Welcome to New Bestiary, the encyclopedia of imaginary beings. The word ‘bestiary’ itself comes from Middle Ages. Bestiaries were compendiums of beasts many of which never really existed.

Today there are many modern bestiaries such as Jorge Luis Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings and many others. Our goal is to create online encyclopedia of ancient and modern imaginary beings based on reliable sources. The major part of New Bestiary is Russian only for the time being. The list of articles in English can be found here.

We are fully aware that such ultimate mission is impossible but we’re trying our best and welcome you to join our journey.

Map of imaginary beings

Map for bestiary tourists, indicating places where we can meet mythological creatures, or at least monuments to them :)

Recent articles

A fictional fearsome critter of North America, described as a mouthless alligator extremely dangerous for lumberjacks
Article by: Алкэ; 07-10-2020 / 07-10-2020 at 11:49
Visits: 92; without comments
A fictional fearsome critter of North America described as a short, stubby, rather small animal resembling a Woodchuck, scaring people
Article by: Алкэ; 07-27-2019 / 07-10-2020 at 10:56
Visits: 570; without comments
A perfect but localized form of a bogy or bogey-beast from County Durham in North East England
Article by: KOT; 12-29-2008 / 06-26-2020 at 12:09
Visits: 13688; comments: 1, last — korg, 05-05-2017 at 11:58
The Cornish fairy guardian of the bees
Article by: KOT; 09-22-2015 / 06-26-2020 at 10:41
Visits: 4718; comments: 1, last — korg, 05-05-2017 at 11:34
A Welsh water horse analogous to the Scottish kelpie, can fly and turn incorporeal or into a mist
Article by: KOT; 06-24-2020 / 06-24-2020 at 01:06
Visits: 290; without comments
In Belarusian folklore is a bogey that lives in the fields and vegetable gardens
Article by: korg, KOT; 01-13-2015 / 06-19-2020 at 11:16
Visits: 12729; comments: 31, last — korg, 06-01-2017 at 02:31

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ИсточникMore English Fairy Tales. Collected and Edited by Joseph Jacobs — London: David Nutt, 1894 (1467) 026.06.2020
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ИсточникTrevelyan, Marie "Folk-lore and folk-stories of Wales" — London: Elliot Stock, 1909 (1466) 024.06.2020
ПерсоналииТревельян, Мари (Marie Trevelyan-Thomas, Emma Mary Paslieu) 024.06.2020
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Our site chronology

07-12-2020 — Your appearance on the site

25.10.2012 — the new bestiary took its rightful place on the main domain

04.01.2008 — the first stone was laid in the construction of a new bestiary

07.11.2005 — new address is Bestiary.us

22.09.2004 — new address is Bestiary.ru

22.03.2004 — we started the forum

07.03.2004 — "Encyclopedia Of Mythical Creatures" moved to Bestiary.com.ru

27.07.2003 — "Encyclopedia Of Mythical Creatures" first appeared online at x-zoo.narod.ru

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