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 the folklore of the American colonists, an amazing creature with two contractile telescopic legs, a kangaroo tail and the 4-power ’scope, the rifled, gun-like beak
Article by: KOT, Алкэ; 08-05-2021 / 08-05-2021 at 02:43
Visits: 63; without comments
According to Japanese folklore, prophetic aquatic yōkai with bulbous shiny bodies and long necks stick straight up out of the center of their bodies
Article by: Matthew Meyer (en), Алкэ (ru); 07-24-2021 / 07-24-2021 at 05:17
Visits: 701; without comments
According to Philippine folklore, a large snake, with prominent red crest, long tongue with thorn-like hairs, sharp tusks and forked tail
Article by: KOT; 07-21-2021 / 07-21-2021 at 05:18
Visits: 465; without comments
According to Zimbabwean folklore, pale-skinned needle toothed mermaids that enjoy pulling fishermen and swimmers under the waves
Article by: KOT; 07-20-2021 / 07-20-2021 at 07:32
Visits: 623; without comments
According to Philippine folklore, a creature that collects the finger nails of children and use it to trade in the underworld
Article by: KOT; 07-14-2021 / 07-15-2021 at 01:20
Visits: 766; comments: 2, last — KOT, 07-15-2021 at 10:31
According to Philippine folklore, a creature that kidnaps children and turns them into its own kind
Article by: KOT; 07-14-2021 / 07-14-2021 at 10:41
Visits: 299; comments: 2, last — KOT, 07-15-2021 at 10:30

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Our site chronology

08-05-2021 — 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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