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Mythical Creatures from around the World - Part II

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Tales of mythical or legendary creatures have traveled through generations in folklore and stories of encounters. Some creatures are hybrids of 2 or more animals and some are said to be real(but there is a lack of evidence to support this theory).

Dragon : The creature called Dragon has two origins, European (derived from European, Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies) and Chinese (derived from Japanese, Chinese, Korean and other East Asian folklore). Common to both origins, the dragon is a huge reptilian, fire breathing creature living in caves, mountains or lakes.

Unicorn : The word unicorn comes from the Latin words uni meaning one and cornus meaning horn. A unicorn is said to be a beautiful and pure woodland creature which resembles a white horse with one single spiraling horn protruding from its forehead.

Werewolf : A werewolf is a mythical human with the ability or curse to turn into a wolf-like creature. This transformation is often associated with the appearance of a full-moon.

Cerberus: In Roman and Greek mythology, Cerberus is a 3 headed dog guarding the entrance to the Underworld. It would only allow people to enter the place of the dead, but never allowed them to leave.

Gorgons: The Gorgons were 3 frightful sisters, Medusa, Stheno and Euryale, who had hair of living, venomous snakes. In addition, Medusa is said to have a deadly stare which could turn a person to stone, Stheno, sharp fangs and Euryale is known for her bellowing cries.

Watch this video to learn about some mythical creatures from around the world and the stories surrounding them.

For more information on these mythical creatures, visit: http://mocomi.com/mythical-creatures-part-2/

For watching part I of this video, visit: http://mocomi.com/mythical-creatures-part-1/

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