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Nauthveli- Icelandic myth: a large whale creature that is bicolored, is finless, and has a bull-like head. It makes a very loud bellow when it is hungry and it makes the ground shake and can be heard for many miles. This roar is hypnotic to cows and forces them to jump into the sea where the Nauthveli is waiting to eat them. Saying its name summons it.

Nauthveli- Icelandic myth: a large whale creature that is bicolored, is finless…

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Arenotelicon- European myth: a large carnivorous mustelid that had a maned neck, serrated ridged back, long claws, and short fur.

Arenotelicon- European myth: a large carnivorous mustelid that had a maned neck, serrated ridged back, long claws, and short fur.

Brethmechin- Arabic myth: a semi-aquatic creature. It had the head of a panther, the claws of a lion, and a my horse-like tuft of hair at the end of its pantherine tail. It was red with blue markings. They have long dorsal and ventral bristles.

Brethmechin- Arabic myth: a semi-aquatic creature. It had the head of a panther, the claws of a lion, and a my horse-like tuft of hair at the end of its pantherine tail. It was red with blue markings. They have long dorsal and ventral bristles.

Mastopogon- South American legend: a large fish that has rough scales, sharp teeth, spiny fins, a long dorsal spine reaching its tail, a straight tail, and a wattle resembling a goat udder under its chin. It eats all other sea creatures, and does not hesitate to drown and dismember any human it catches.

Mastopogon- South American legend: a large fish that has rough scales, sharp teeth, spiny fins, a long dorsal spine reaching its tail, a straight tail, and a wattle resembling a goat udder under its chin. It eats all other sea creatures, and does not hesitate to drown and dismember any human it catches.

The catoblepas is a legendary creature from Ethiopia, described first by Pliny the Elder and later by Claudius Aelianus. It is said to have the body of a buffalo and the head of a wild boar. Its back has scales that protect the beast, and its head is always pointing downwards due to its head being heavy. Its stare or breath could either turn people into stone, or kill them. - Victor Guerra

The catoblepas is a legendary creature from Ethiopia, described first by Pliny the Elder and later by Claudius Aelianus. It is said to have the body of a buffalo and the head of a wild boar. Its back has scales that protect the beast, and its head is always pointing downwards due to its head being heavy. Its stare or breath could either turn people into stone, or kill them. - Victor Guerra

Dakuwaqa- Fijian myth: the shark god. He can turn into many forms but his true form is a muscular man with the forebody of a shark.

The Shark Man trope as used in popular culture. Out of all the sea creatures, none sets in man a Primal Fear quite like a shark does.

Aziwugum- Inuit myth: a dog with black, fish-like scales. Its tail is so strong that it could kill a man with a single blow.

The Aziwugum (Inuit mythology) a dog with black fish scales, its long muscular tail is so powerful that it can allegedly kill a human with just a single blow from it.

Skoffín- Icelandic myth: a hybrid between a fox and a cat. It had a deadly gaze, and anything it looked at died immediately. Its parents are a male arctic fox and a female tabby cat. Its fur color changes with the seasons much like an arctic fox. It has the cunning of a fox with the cruelty of a cat. They are not immune to their own gaze, so a mirror can kill it. It can also be killed by a silver bullet. As a kitten, it is born with its eyes open and it then sinks into the ground. After…

Skoffín- Icelandic myth: a hybrid between a fox and a cat. It had a deadly gaze…

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