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 monster from Kashmiri folklore, the giant covered with long dark hair, with flaming torchlike eyes
Article by: KOT; 04-27-2022 / 04-28-2022 at 10:27
Visits: 414; without comments
According to Mah Meri folklore from western Malaysia, a serpent-eagle spirit whose appearance is a bad omen
Article by: KOT; 04-26-2022 / 04-26-2022 at 08:13
Visits: 210; without comments
A fangless vampiric revenant in Malaysia that is created when a woman dies giving birth
Article by: Алкэ, linyok; 03-11-2019 / 04-26-2022 at 06:06
Visits: 5306; without comments
Is a detached female head with the entrails hanging below that preys on blood of birthing mothers in Malayan folklore
Article by: linyok; 01-18-2015 / 04-26-2022 at 06:04
Visits: 26690; comments: 7, last — korg, 05-05-2017 at 10:54
According to Shetland folktales, the water-spirit which appears in the form of a pretty little horse
Article by: KOT; 04-25-2022 / 04-25-2022 at 12:54
Visits: 552; without comments
According to Japanese folklore, the elongated, white, ghostly-looking yōkai with drooping features, protruding teeth, and long tails
Article by: Matthew Meyer (en), Алкэ (ru); 04-24-2022 / 04-24-2022 at 05:50
Visits: 692; without comments

Latest Stuff

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Our site chronology

05-25-2022 — 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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