Fantasy creatures are a timeless fascination of people all over the world. There are mystical mythical creatures that inhabit land, the sea and the air. Many have their basis in Mythology and some have emerged from cultural folklore.
They range from monstrous creatures and chimera, hybrids like the Minotaur of ancient Greece, to humanoid mythicals like the mischievous elves of the Norse. Great sea and lake monsters have spanned centuries, their characteristics evolving over time. Cryptozoologists continue to study them worldwide today.