View Full Version : Links for Creature References

09-02-2007, 03:45 PM
Below are a few links to some informative, easy-to-navigate sites for all your creature needs! If there are any broken links, please bring it to the attention of a fantasy/sci-fi forum moderator or guide. :)


Wikipedia - a massive listing of fantasy species found in fantasy fiction, includes those found in books, movies, RPGs, video games, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Races%28RPGs%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Races%28RPGs%29)

Mythical & Fantasy Creatures - has info on MANY creatures, as well as gods and goddesses
http://www.mythcreatures.co.uk/ (http://www.mythcreatures.co.uk/)

Wikipedia - a handy listing of legendary creatures by type/association, such as the elements, wealth, the undead, equine, etc.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures_by_type (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures_by_type)

Mostropedia - this site also lists by category
http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Public_html/ (http://www.monstropedia.org/index.php?title=Public_html/)

The Encyclopedia of Monsters - has creatures from mythology and folklore
http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/monsters.htm (http://webhome.idirect.com/~donlong/monsters/monsters.htm)


Massive chart on Wikipedia with a listing the world's known cryptids
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptid)

CryptoZoo - has some nice descriptions, as well as a link to books
http://cryptozoo.monstrous.com/ (http://cryptozoo.monstrous.com/)

The Cryptozoologist - has neat info, including the top 50 cryptids
http://www.lorencoleman.com/index.html (http://www.lorencoleman.com/index.html)

The Cryptid Zoo: A Menagerie of Cryptozoology - lists cryptids by category, as well as alphabetically
http://www.newanimal.org/ (http://www.newanimal.org/)


Dragon listing on Wikipedia - includes types of dragons from around the world
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon)

Sommerland - nice section on mythology and types of dragons
http://www.sommerland.org (http://www.sommerland.org/)

basic info on types of dragons
http://www.blackdrago.com/types.htm (http://www.blackdrago.com/types.htm)

STAR WARS (no creature listing would be complete without it!)

Star Wars: Databank - creature archive
http://www.starwars.com/databank/creature/ (http://www.starwars.com/databank/creature/)

Wookieepedia - creature category has a large two page listing
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Creatures (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Category:Creatures)

Note: I will be adding more categories in the future!
-BD (moderator)

12-13-2007, 06:42 PM
I stumbled up on this page with
Uploads of a variety of pose models.
posemaniacs.com (http://www.posemaniacs.com/)

06-25-2011, 10:37 AM
Awesome! descriptions of creatures are the best because they can evoke some good creative energies and imaginative artworks....also what has got me interested is the massive list of japanese demons here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures_from_Japan

And Japanese demon creatures just seem so inspiring to try and draw....

10-24-2011, 08:56 AM
Great links! Thanks for sharing!