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 beast resembling ass or horse with single horn on its forehead
Article by: linyok, KOT; 10-29-2008 / 09-11-2023 at 11:06
Visits: 105065; comments: 51, last — korg, 01-23-2018 at 01:11
According to portuguese popular beliefs, the anthropomorphic female beings that lost souls become
Article by: KOT; 08-10-2017 / 09-05-2023 at 05:29
Visits: 6001; comments: 1, last — korg, 08-10-2017 at 01:10
According to Tagalog myths, a lethargic looking yet dangerous giant crocodile monster with a chest or coffin-like saddle on its back
Article by: KOT; 07-20-2018 / 08-28-2023 at 12:15
Visits: 10241; without comments
One of the most malignant of old Border goblins
Article by: KOT, Ezik, korg; 01-06-2014 / 08-25-2023 at 11:06
Visits: 31691; comments: 8, last — korg, 05-23-2017 at 05:15
A monster from Welsh folklore, a huge toad with bat wings and a snake tail
Article by: KOT; 02-19-2009 / 08-18-2023 at 02:15
Visits: 18867; comments: 3, last — KOT, 05-25-2015 at 10:03
The Highland water-horse, is perhaps the fiercest and most dangerous of all the water-horses
Article by: KOT; 04-17-2009 / 08-05-2023 at 12:19
Visits: 29470; comments: 6, last — korg, 06-12-2017 at 02:43

Latest Stuff

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ИсточникА.Степанов "Толковый словарь по оккультизму, эзотерике и парапсихологии" — Классикс Стиль, 2004 (1018) 120.09.2023
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Страница существаКостомахи 520.09.2023
Страница существаБишу-ду-Сидран 319.09.2023
Страница существаХаечи 218.09.2023
ImageКрокотта. Иллюстрация Самиты Чаттерджи из книги "Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India" 015.09.2023
ПерсоналииЛеблинг, Роберт (Robert W. Lebling) 014.09.2023
ИсточникRobert Lebling "Legends of the fire spirits: Jinn and genies from Arabia to Zanzibar" — Berkeley, Calif.: Counterpoint, 2010 (1643) 014.09.2023
СказкаСказка о бибибе. Сказка мальгашей (Мадагаскар) 012.09.2023
Страница существаБибибе 012.09.2023
Страница существаПиаса 310.09.2023
Страница существаНаяды 510.09.2023
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ImageТибицена. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023
ImageХимера. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023
ImageНанук. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023
ImageСедна. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023
ImageКатакан. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023
ImageКелпи. Иллюстрация Тарана Фиддлера 026.08.2023

Our site chronology

10-03-2023 — 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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