Other Creatures Of Myth

A Mythical Creature is one that is renowned in folklore and myth. Mythical Creatures are also based on or told of in traditional stories; lacking factual basis or historical validity.

Top 10 Beasts and Dragons: How Reality Made Myth by Ker Than

Dragons are awe-inspiring patchwork creatures found in the myths and legends of cultures all around the world. In Europe, they are nightmarish fire-spewing reptiles, large and lizard-like, with the forked tongue of a snake and wings like a bat. In the legends, they are reviled and feared because they liked to imprison maidens, destroy villages and hoard over mountains of gold.

In the ancient cultures of Mexico and South America, a divine feathered serpent known by various names was believed to renew the world after each cycle of destruction.

In China, dragons are amphibious creatures that dwell in oceans, lakes, rivers and even raindrops. They are revered as life-giving symbols of fortune and fertility, capable of unleashing rain in times of drought. They are animal mosaics, possessing the body of a snake, the scales of a fish, the talons of an eagle, the antlers of a stag, and the face of a gilin—another mythical creature that resembles a deer but whose body is wreathed in flames.

Despite their differences, many of the mythical dragons found throughout the world all began as vague serpentine ideas modeled after real creatures, beginning with a snake or some other fearsome reptile. Over time, they acquired more definite and exotic shapes as they absorbed the hopes and superstitions of the local people and borrowed the traits of local animals.

Our short list of creatures and natural phenomenon reveal what may have inspired the look of dragons as well as creatures that are truly dragon-like


ENCHANTED EVENING JIGSAW PUZZLE

ENCHANTED EVENING JIGSAW PUZZLE $10.99

This fantasy jigsaw puzzle featuring artwork by Kirk Reinert contains 500 pieces. The image shows a unicorn being approached by a young woman dressed in white. The completed puzzle measures approximately 19" x 13.5".

Please note: Due to the nature of her sheer gown, this puzzle has some mild nudity.

FAERY REFLECTION GLITTER AND GLOW JIGSAW PUZZLE

FAERY REFLECTION GLITTER AND GLOW JIGSAW PUZZLE $12.99

This 550 piece puzzle features art by Kinuko Craft. The image shows a faery sitting on a toadstool, looking behind her at her reflection in a pond. When completed, this puzzle measures 18" by 24" and sparkles with glitter during the day and glows-in-the-dark when you turn the lights off!

FAIRY FANTASY JIGSAW PUZZLE

FAIRY FANTASY JIGSAW PUZZLE $6.99

This wooden jigsaw puzzle contains 48 pieces. The image shows unicorns and fairies frolicking about in front of a castle with the princess looking on. It comes in a high quality wooden base, and measures 15 1/2" by 11 3/4".

FAIRYOPOLIS JIGSAW PUZZLE - WILLOW FAIRY

FAIRYOPOLIS JIGSAW PUZZLE - WILLOW FAIRY $9.99

This jigsaw puzzle showcases the work of Cicely Mary Barker. It shows writings from her journal as well as the painting of the Willow fairy shown on the right. The puzzle contains 513 pieces, scrapbooking parts, a bonus poster, and measures 15" x 21 1/4" when completed.

GLOW IN THE DARK FANTASY JIGSAW PUZZLE SET

GLOW IN THE DARK FANTASY JIGSAW PUZZLE SET $17.99

This is a set of 10 glow in the dark puzzles with fantastic scenes ranging from unicorns on the run and dragons on the hunt to lions on the prowl and wolves on the howl. The set has 2 puzzles containing 100 pieces each, 4 puzzles containing 300 pieces each, and 4 puzzles containing 500 pieces each. The 100 piece puzzles measure 9" 7", the 300 piece puzzles measure 15" x 11", and the 500 piece puzzles measure 18" x 14".

KISS FOR MOMMY JIGSAW PUZZLE

KISS FOR MOMMY JIGSAW PUZZLE $15.99

This is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle with artwork by Sharlene Lindskog-Osorio. The image shows a Mother unicorn enjoying a quiet moment with her foal. This puzzle measures 20" by 27".

MAGICAL UNICORN JIGSAW PUZZLE

MAGICAL UNICORN JIGSAW PUZZLE $8.99

This is a 60 piece jigsaw puzzle with artwork by Mimi Jobe. The image shows a fairy princess meeting a unicorn out in front of her castle. This puzzle measures approximately 10" by 14".

THE BRIDE JIGSAW PUZZLE

THE BRIDE JIGSAW PUZZLE $19.99

This jigsaw puzzle features the famous artwork of James Christensen. The image shows a bride standing in a fanciful boat accompanied by six very distinct looking fairies. The 1000 piece puzzle measures approximately 27" x 19" when completed.

TINKER BELL NIGHT MAGIC JIGSAW PUZZLE

TINKER BELL NIGHT MAGIC JIGSAW PUZZLE $2.99

This jigsaw puzzle showing Tinker Bell and her friends contains 100 pieces. The assembled puzzle measures 10" x 13".

TINKER BELL TEA PARTY JIGSAW PUZZLE

TINKER BELL TEA PARTY JIGSAW PUZZLE $2.99

This jigsaw puzzle showing Tinker Bell and her friends contains 100 pieces. The assembled puzzle measures 10" x 13".

UNICORN KINGDOM SHAPED JIGSAW PUZZLE

UNICORN KINGDOM SHAPED JIGSAW PUZZLE $15.99

This puzzle that contains 1000 pieces is shaped like a unicorn. Inside the unicorn is a fanciful image of a knight, wizard, dragon, princess and more unicorns. The assembled puzzle measures approximately 26-3/4" x 36".

WAITING FOR NEPTUNE JIGSAW PUZZLE

WAITING FOR NEPTUNE JIGSAW PUZZLE $15.99

This is a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle with artwork by Linda Ravenscroft. The image shows mermaids relaxing on under-water ruins surrounded by bubbles and sea-horses. This puzzle measures 16" by 34".