From Greek and Roman mythology to old Norse legends human literature is littered with heroes and villains. From griffins and satyrs to titans and hydras, these are the 25 craziest mythical creatures ever conceived.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phoenix-Fabelwesen.jpg This long-lived bird is cyclically born from the ashes of its predecessor.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Banshee.jpg In the folklore of the British Isles, the banshee is seen as an omen of death who starts wailing whenever someone is about to die.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Krampus_at_Perchtenlauf_Klagenfurt.jpg A mythical alpine creature that supposedly captures naughty children in his sack and carries them off to his lair.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hippogriff2.jpg Remember the griffin? Well this is what happens when you cross the griffin with a horse. The body of a winged horse with the head of an eagle.
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