Mythical creatures: thunderbird. (Click for more creatures) - the Native Americans believed that certain birds brought storms with them. The myth probably originated when they noticed birds would soar long and high on the warm updrafts that roll through before a storm.
birdsofrhiannon: In Celtic mythology, Arduinna was the eponymous goddess of the Ardennes Forest and region, represented as a huntress riding a boar. Her cult originated in what is today known as Ardennes, a region of Belgium, Luxembourg and France. She was later assimilated into the Gallo-Roman mythology of goddess Diana. § illustration: Arduinna by CyrilBarreaux
The Thunderbird is a legendary creature in North American indigenous peoples' history and culture. It's considered a "supernatural" bird of power and strength. It is especially important, and richly depicted, in the art, songs and oral histories of many Pacific Northwest Coast cultures, but is also found in various forms among the peoples of the American Southwest and Great Plains.
Ditcin- Native American: a fat man. He was the leader of a group of evil people and he seemed to be hunger incarnate, because when threatened by a hero, he said that people would no longer find pleasure in eating or hunting if he was dead.
"The mythic hippocamp has been used as HERALDIC IMAGE aparticularly since the Renaissance, most often in the ARMORIAL BEARINGS of people and places with maritime associations. However, in a blazon, the terms hippocamp and hippocampus now refer to the real animal we call a seahorse, and the terms seahorse and sea-horse refer to the mythological creature.
Kirin are considered the highest beings of the furry animals in Chinese myths. Kirin often appear before good changes happen. They are often described as Eastern unicorns. Despite their fierce appearance, Kirin are known to be gentle creatures that never step on living things.