Monsters Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Monsters


  1. Abominable Snowman enigmatic yeti of the Himalayas. [Tibetan Lore: Wallechinsky, 443]
  2. Aegaeon gigantic monster with 100 arms, 50 heads. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 5]
  3. Ahuizotl small creature with monkey hands and feet, a hand at the end of its long tail. [Mex. Myth.: Leach]
  4. Ammit part hippopotamus, part lion, with jaws like a crocodile’s. [Egypt. Myth.: Leach]
  5. Amphisbaena two-headed monster, either scaled like a snake or feathered; one head remains awake while the other sleeps. [Roman Myth.: White]
  6. Anubis jackal-headed god. [Egypt. Myth.: Jobes, 105]
  7. Argus hundred-eyed giant who guarded Io. [Gk. Myth. and Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  8. banshee spirit with one nostril, a large projecting front tooth, and webbed feet. [Irish Folklore: Briggs, 14]
  9. basilisk lizard supposed to kill with its gaze. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 93]
  10. beasts of the Apocalypse one has ten horns, seven heads, and ten crowns on the horns; the other has two horns and speaks like a dragon. [N.T.: Revelation 13:1,11]
  11. bonnacon Asian monster with bull’s head and horse’s body, and fatally incendiary excrement. [Gk. & Rom. Myth.: White]
  12. bread-and-butter fly its head is a lump of sugar, its wings are made of thin slices of buttered bread, and its body is a crust. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
  13. Briareus, Cottus, and Gyges the three Hecatoncheires (or Centimani), giants each having 50 heads and 100 arms. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 118]
  14. Brontes cruel thunder-maker of the three Cyclopes. [Gk. Myth.: Pan finder, 47; Jobes, 251, 400]
  15. cactus cat has thorny hair and ears, knifelike leg bones, and a branched tail. [Am. Folklore: Botkin]
  16. Cacus fire-breathing giant monster. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 49]
  17. Caliban misshapen “missing link.” [Br. Lit.: The Tempest]
  18. capricornus half goat, half fish. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 450]
  19. Cecrops the traditional founder of Athens was half man, half serpent. [Gk. Myth.: Hamilton, 393]
  20. Cerberus three-headed watchdog of Hades. [Gk. Myth.: Avery, 270]
  21. Charybdis Poseidon’s daughter; monster of the deep. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  22. chimera mythical creature: goat-lion-dragon; vomited flames. [Classical Myth.: LLEI, I: 325]
  23. cockatrice half-serpent, half-cock; kills with glance. [Heraldry: Brewer Dictionary, 243]
  24. Cyclopes Poseidon’s sons, each with one eye in the center of his forehead. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey]
  25. divis devils shown as cat-headed men with horns and hooves. [Pers. Myth.: Barber & Riches]
  26. Echidna half nymph, half snake; never grew old. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 85]
  27. Fenris frightful wolf, grew sinisterly in size and strength. [Scand. Myth.: LLEI, I: 328]
  28. Frankenstein’s monster created from parts of corpses. [Br. Lit.: Frankenstein]
  29. Geryon celebrated monster with three united bodies or three heads. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]
  30. Gorgons monsters with serpents for hair and brazen claws. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 114; Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
  31. Grendel giant in human shape; lives in a murky pond. [Br. Lit.: Beowulf]
  32. griffin fabulous animal, part eagle, part lion. [Gk. Myth. and Art: Hall, 143; Ital. Lit.: Purgatory]
  33. harpy foul-smelling creature; half-vulture, half-woman. [Gk. Myth.: Mercatante, 212–213]
  34. hippocampus fabulous marine creature; half fish, half horse. [Rom. Myth. and Art: Hall, 154]
  35. hippogriff offspring of griffin and mare. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
  36. Hydra seven-headed water snake; ravaged Lerna, near Argos. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
  37. Jabberwock frightful burbling monster with flaming eyes. [Br. Lit.: Carroll Through the Looking-Glass]
  38. Kirtimukha the Face of Glory, depicted as a lion’s head, without body or limbs. [Hindu Myth.: Barber & Riches]
  39. Kraken giant snakelike sea creature. [Dan. Folklore: Merca tante, 194–195]
  40. Ladon dragon who guarded the Apples of the Hesperides. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 145]
  41. Lamia scaly, four-legged, hermaphrodite creature. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 260–262]
  42. Leviathan frighteningly powerful sea serpent. [O.T.: Job 41; Psalms 74:14; 104:26; Isaiah 27:1]
  43. Loch Ness monster “Nessie”; sea serpent said to inhabit Loch Ness. [Scot. Folklore: Wallechinsky, 443]
  44. Medusa the only mortal Gorgon. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 161]
  45. Midgard serpent monstrous serpent that encircles the earth. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 723]
  46. Minotaur beast with bull’s head and man’s body. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 714]
  47. mock turtle turtle with a calf’s head, hooves, and tail. [Br. Lit.: Lewis Carroll Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland]
  48. Naga semi-divine beings with serpent bodies and human heads of terrible and ferocious aspect. [Hindu Myth.: Leach]
  49. Nicor Scandinavian sea monster; whence, “Old Nick.” [Br. Folklore: Espy, 44]
  50. Nidhogg terrible beast in Nastrond; gnaws ashtree, Yggdrasil. [Norse Myth.: Wheeler, 259]
  51. nix or nixie siren-like water-sprite, sometimes fish-tailed, that lured men to drown. [Teutonic Myth.: Barber & Riches]
  52. opinicus fabulous amalgam of dragon, camel, and lion. [Heraldry: Brewer Dictionary, 782]
  53. Orc monstrous sea creature; devours human beings. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso]
  54. Orthos two-headed dog; brother of Cerberus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 186]
  55. python huge serpent which sprang from stagnant waters after the Deluge. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 227]
  56. Questing Beast serpent-headed leopard that emitted loud noises. [Br. Lit.: Malory Le Morte d’Arthur]
  57. roc white bird of enormous size. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “Second Voyage of Sindbad the Sailor”]
  58. Sagittary half man, half beast with eyes of fire. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Handbook, 947]
  59. Sasquatch giant hairy hominid said to lurk about the Pacific Northwest. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 601]
  60. Scylla half beautiful maiden, half hideous dog. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
  61. siren half-woman, half-bird, enticed seamen to their death with song. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 934]
  62. 666 number of the blasphemous beast with seven heads and ten horns. [N.T.: Revelation 13–14]
  63. Sphinx head and breasts of a woman, body of a dog, and wings of a bird. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 246; Gk. Lit.: Oedipus Rex]
  64. Typhoeus hundred-headed beast killed by Jovian thunderbolt. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1111]
  65. Typhon tallest of the giants; his arms and legs ended in serpents. [Gk. Myth: Benét, 1034]
  66. werewolf a man transformed into a wolf. [Eur. Folklore: Benét, 1082]