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

According to Bretonian Folklore, large, black, and fearsome beings, like the Highland ourisk
Article by: KOT; 01-07-2021 / 01-07-2021 at 10:08
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According to Bretonian Folklore, a species of dwarfs or gnomes
Article by: KOT; 04-01-2020 / 01-07-2021 at 09:39
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According to Bretonian Folklore, evil spirits who appear at night on the banks of streams and call on the passers-by to assist them to wash the linen of the dead
Article by: KOT; 01-07-2021 / 01-07-2021 at 09:36
Visits: 385; without comments
A female spirit in Scottish and Irish folklore, regarded as an omen of death, a type of banshee that haunts desolate streams and washes the clothing of those about to die
Article by: KOT; 01-07-2021 / 01-07-2021 at 09:19
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A one of female spirits in Scottish folklore and a type of Highland banshee
Article by: KOT; 01-07-2021 / 01-07-2021 at 09:07
Visits: 382; without comments
Highland spirit from the class of Fuaths, a harbinger of death, similar to banshee but entirely invisible
Article by: KOT; 01-07-2021 / 01-07-2021 at 08:44
Visits: 388; without comments

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Our site chronology

01-18-2021 — 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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