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

In Belarusian folklore is a female spirit of the fields, “the beautiful Lady of the field”
Article by: KOT; 06-20-2015 / 03-03-2021 at 01:57
Visits: 10144; comments: 1, last — KOT, 03-02-2021 at 11:58
One of the most cruel and dreaded of the Icelandic illhveli, or "Evil Whales"
Article by: KOT; 11-19-2020 / 02-23-2021 at 01:58
Visits: 1954; without comments
A restless female house spirit in Slavic mythology, the wife or a sister of domovoy
Article by: KOT; 01-19-2009 / 02-22-2021 at 11:11
Visits: 44854; comments: 23, last — KOT, 03-05-2021 at 01:40
According to folklore of the Onge people of the Andaman Islands, ghost-beings of the deceased by natural death
Article by: KOT; 02-20-2021 / 02-20-2021 at 12:30
Visits: 498; without comments
According to East Slavic beliefs, a small imp with horns on his head bared as a Tatar boy, with a pig's snout, and duck's legs
Article by: Адонис, KOT; 07-14-2008 / 02-17-2021 at 12:56
Visits: 34151; comments: 22, last — KOT, 03-02-2021 at 11:54
According to slavic folk beliefs, a small domestic imp, an assistant (or child) of Domovoy
Article by: KOT; 01-19-2009 / 02-08-2021 at 05:25
Visits: 18239; comments: 2, last — KOT, 03-02-2021 at 11:49

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Запись в блогеТха (Тхашхо) 025.02.2021
Запись в блогеАхына 025.02.2021
Запись в блогеЗейкутх 025.02.2021
Запись в блогеМорокам 024.02.2021
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Страница существаИнене 020.02.2021
ИсточникGanguly P. "Religious beliefs of the Negritos of Little Andaman" // The Eastern Anthgropologist, Vol. XIV, No.3, 1961 — pp.243-248 (1534) 020.02.2021
ПерсоналииГангули, Пранаб (Pranab Ganguly) 020.02.2021
ПерсоналииБхайрав, Джей Фурцифер (J. Furcifer Bhairav) 019.02.2021
ИсточникBhairav, J.F. and Khanna, R. "Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India" — Chennai: Blaft Publications, 2020 (1533) 019.02.2021
ПерсоналииХанна, Ракеш (Rakesh Khanna) 019.02.2021
СказкаКикимора. Сказка Натальи Манасеиной 019.02.2021
ПерсоналииМанасеина, Наталия Ивановна 019.02.2021
Источник"Тропинка", журнал для детей. №20, 15 октября 1909 // Ред.-изд. П.С.Соловьева и Н.И.Манасеина — Спб., 1909 (1532) 019.02.2021

Our site chronology

03-05-2021 — 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

22.09.2004 — new address is

22.03.2004 — we started the forum

07.03.2004 — "Encyclopedia Of Mythical Creatures" moved to

27.07.2003 — "Encyclopedia Of Mythical Creatures" first appeared online at

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