Mythical beings are believed to be fictional, some a relative of an extinct species. No matter how we view these creatures, the truth remains that the fascination we have for them remains to be as eager as it was in the past. Have a look at Top 10 mythical creatures in history.
Dragons have always been a favorite and included in most folklores and enchanted stories. It has been depicted as a massive creature with wings or without that can fly in the skies and breathe fire. Historical books depict dragons both as foes and allies. The present day Komodo dragon is believed to be a descendant of the mythical creatures minus the size, the flying prowess and the ability to breathe fire. It has been a favorite mythical legend included in books and movies, both in the past as well as now at present.
Amazons are often depicted as female warriors living in the deep heart of the forest without the presence of men. They are believed to be man-haters as well but would capture a few every now and then to continue their lineage. They are often described as trained archers, can climb and move from trees to trees and are very skilled in the art of fighting. However, their extinction were never explained concretely in history books and stories.
The massive wolves of the Stark family were not fictional after all but are already extinct. However, the dire wolf native to the North America was not as big as depicted in the TV series, although it was larger than the typical wolf. They are descendent of the genus Canis. The Canis Dirus or “fearsone dog” has a size roughly as big as the gray wolf but heavier. Carnivores in nature, the mammal has a smaller brain compared to the gray wolf and became extinct in North and South America during the Pleistocene epoch.
The unicorn, as well all grew knowing is a legendary horse with wings that gives it the capabilities to fly. It is considered as one of the most antique beasts in stories with a large, spiraling and pointed horn that is projected from its forehead. It is completely wild and is often a symbol of grace and purity. Many believed that it can only be captured by a virgin. The horns are considered very valuable with the capabilities to make poisoned water potable and heal various sicknesses.