Definition of Mythical monster
1. Noun. A monster renowned in folklore and myth.
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being, Monster
Specialized synonyms: Legendary Creature, Amphisbaena, Basilisk, Centaur, Cerberus, Hellhound, Chimaera, Chimera, Cockatrice, Dragon, Firedrake, Geryon, Gorgon, Griffin, Griffon, Gryphon, Harpy, Hydra, Leviathan, Mantichora, Manticora, Manticore, Mantiger, Minotaur, Nemean Lion, Roc, Salamander, Sphinx, Troll, Typhoeus, Typhon, Loup-garou, Lycanthrope, Werewolf, Wolfman
Specialized synonyms: Python, Erinyes, Eumenides, Fury
Lexicographical Neighbors of Mythical Monster
Literary usage of Mythical monster
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"This (possibly) mythical monster has been reported as seen in Malayan waters. Capt. WEBSTER of the SS Nestor and his officers, crew, and passengers saw one ..."
2. The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead by James George Frazer (1913)
"... but like other tribes in this part of New Guinea toP^°sed they apply the same term to the bull-roarer and also to the swallowed mythical monster who is ..."
3. The Western Antiquary by William Henry Kearley Wright (1887)
"... in which there have been related, with all the appearance of authenticity, the observations of those who have sighted this "mythical monster," the great ..."
4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"This mythical monster if supposed to have had its origin in the volcano of the same name, near Phaselis, in Lycia, round the top of which, according to ..."
5. The Book of Genesis in the Light of Modern Knowledge by Elwood Worcester (1901)
"The question is: Does the idea of chaos, conceived in the form of a mythical monster which resists the will of God, and which must be destroyed before the ..."