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 legendary creature from Inuit mythology, large leathery-skinned sea monster attacking kayakers boats
Article by: KOT; 12-09-2017 / 09-10-2019 at 10:06
Visits: 5541; comments: 4, last — KOT, 09-10-2019 at 10:03
Bogey with long tongue by which it can lick the skin off the child's body usually living in wells or vegetable gardens in folklore of Northern Belarus
Article by: KOT; 01-16-2017 / 09-09-2019 at 04:12
Visits: 4674; comments: 5, last — korg, 08-25-2017 at 03:59
According to the folk beliefs from northern Belarus, the house-hold enrichening spirit that brings wealth to the owner. But if this spirit is offended, it will burn the house
Article by: KOT; 05-20-2016 / 09-02-2019 at 02:05
Visits: 5449; without comments
According to Belarusian and Ukrainian folklore, a mythical being that kidnaps naughty children and Jews regardless of age
Article by: Monster, KOT; 08-16-2010 / 08-30-2019 at 12:22
Visits: 18004; comments: 17, last — KOT, 08-01-2016 at 10:47
In Belarusian folklore is a bogey that lives in the fields and vegetable gardens
Article by: korg, KOT; 01-13-2015 / 08-26-2019 at 10:25
Visits: 9604; comments: 31, last — korg, 06-01-2017 at 02:31
According to folklore of Shetland islands, malicious sea monster, that drags boats to the deep in its deadly embrace
Article by: KOT (ru); 08-23-2019 / 08-24-2019 at 01:18
Visits: 259; without comments

Latest Stuff

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ИсточникBane Th. "Encyclopedia of vampire mythology" — Jefferson, N.C.; London: McFarland & Company, 2010 (1314) 216.09.2019
Страница существаХайраг 014.09.2019
Запись в блогеLampijerovic. Статья из "Энциклопедии вампирской мифологии" Т.Бэйн 214.09.2019
Страница существаА-Ми-Кук 410.09.2019
Страница существаДзикининки 905.09.2019
Место на картеПаре — деревня вампиров 104.09.2019
ImageХут. Рисунок Евгения Кота 002.09.2019
Страница существаБигфут 027.08.2019
ImageЙети. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageБигфут. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageЕдинорог. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageВампир. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageФеникс. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageНинген. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageКаппа. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageДроп-беар. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageОборотень-скинуокер. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageЯкумама. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageНинки-нанка. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageБуньип. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageВаллийский дракон. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageЛох-Несское чудовище. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ImageИмпундулу. Иллюстрация Александрии Хантингтон 027.08.2019
ИсточникЮхан Эгеркранс "Нежить" — М.: АСТ, 2019 (1382) 026.08.2019
ImageКуко, воздушная лиса. Иллюстрация Мэтью Мэйера 026.08.2019

Our site chronology

09-18-2019 — 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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