I want my novel to have more than just the real common mythical creatures. (Like dragons) Are there any websites or books with mythical creatures in them? I'd prefer they had pictures or at least a detailed description of what the creature would look like. At the moment I'm need more benevolent nature spirits like nymphs or dryads.

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    you can literally search for "encyclopedia of mythical creatures" on Amazon and come up with a page and a half of results. Nov 25, 2017 at 11:46
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is not about writing. It might be on topic on Worldbuilding; I've flagged it for the mods to take a look. Nov 25, 2017 at 19:29
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    That being said, go to Wikipedia, and look up 'List of Legendary Creatures by Type'. If you can't get ideas from that, nothing will help you. Nov 25, 2017 at 19:30
  • GURPS sourcebooks? D&D Monster manual? Ancient Aliens? Nov 26, 2017 at 12:58
  • I'd say this won't be on topic on Worldbuilding. Worldbuilding is for help with specific aspects of an imaginary world; not only is this asking for a kitchen sink list of imaginary creatures (which would itself be well enough off topic) but it's asking for books or web sites listing such creatures.
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    Nov 26, 2017 at 19:49

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Try this... it may help? It has lots of links that provide details on mythical creatures.



I really like this site because it is multicultural: http://mythology.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

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