Karl Shuker

Karl Shuker

Dr Karl Shuker is an internationally-renowned zoologist specialising in cryptozoology and animal mythology. He is the author of 21 books and countless articles.
Karl Shuker
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Grindylow- European legend: a little swamp creature said to drown children that got to close to the edge of the water that it dwelled in. It was described as the size of a child but with light green skin, and long thin fingers

Grindylow- European legend: a little swamp creature said to drown children that got to close to the edge of the water that it dwelled in. It was described as the size of a child but with light green skin, and long thin fingers

Manticore-Persian myth: a man faced lion beast. It had bat like wings and a scorpion tail that shoot venomous quills. It was known as a man eater. Not leaving any clothes, bones, or belongings of the people it devours.

Manticore can be also be depicted as having wings, horns or both and although they are usually described as having the paws of a normal lion some depict them with the feet of dragons - the tail can either resemble that of a scorpion or that of a dragon.

Ah Muzen Cab- Mayan myth: the god of bees and honey

Ah Muzen Cab- Mayan myth: the god of bees and honey

Chrysaor- Greek myth: this sprang from the neck of medusa as soon as it was cut off along with pegasus. It is a winged boar but sometimes it is depicted as a giant man with golden armor.

Chrysaor- Greek myth: this sprang from the neck of medusa as soon as it was cut off along with pegasus. It is a winged boar but sometimes it is depicted as a giant man with golden armor.

Aniwye- Native American legend: a giant skunk that killed people by farting at them. It would then eat the body. It was defeated by a hero and turned into a regular sized skunk.

Aniwye- Native American legend: a giant skunk that killed people by farting at them. It was defeated by a hero and turned into a regular sized skunk.

Lavellan- Scottish myth/cryptid: a large rat or shrew that was extremely poisonous. It was so poisonous it could injure cattle from 100 feet away. It is the most poisonous of all the monsters.

Levellan- Scottish myth/cryptid: a large rat or shrew that was extremely poisonous. It was so poisonous it could injure cattle from 100 feet away. It is the most poisonous of all the monsters.

Psoglav (doghead) Serbian mythology: belief about it existed in parts of Bosnia and Montenegro. Psoglav was described as having a human body with horse legs, and dog's head with iron teeth and a single eye on the forehead.  Psoglavs were described to live in caves, or in a dark land, which has plenty of gemstones, but no sun. They practice anthropophagy, by eating people, or even digging out corpses from graves to eat them.

Psoglav (doghead) Serbian mythology: belief about it existed in parts of Bosnia and Montenegro. Psoglav was described as having a human body with horse legs, and dog's head with iron teeth and a single eye on the forehead.