Monsters and Mythical Creatures List

The Piasa Bird

Monsters and Mythical Creatures List

The Monsters and Mythical Creatures List contain the names of legendary beasts, monsters or massive animals that are based on the stories, myths and legends of the different tribes of Native American Indians that have been brought to life in their stories, dances, ceremonies and works of art.

Refer to the article on Mythical Creatures for interesting information about this fascinating subject of Native American Mythology.

Monsters and Mythical Creatures List
Many of the beasts found on Monsters and Mythical Creatures List are a combination of two or more animals. An example of this type of mythical creature is the Piasa Bird that is shown in the top picture.

Monsters and Mythical Creatures List
The Monsters and Mythical Creatures List contains details of beasts and supernatural beings such as mythical humanoids and beings, flying creatures, water creatures, wolves, mythical animals, winged creatures, sea monsters, sea creatures, birds, dragons, dogs, winged monsters. These beasts feature in the ancient stories of Native American tribes.

  • Achiyalatopa: Zuni: Bird: The bird monster has celestial powers, and possesses feathers made of stone knives, which it throws at objects.
  • Adlet: Artic and Sub-Artic tribes: Wolf: Humanoid wolf - fur is snowy white and its eyes piercing blue. The Adlet grips an ornate spear in its fist
  • Aglebemu: Penobscot, Maliseet, Passamaquoddy: Giant frog. Evil creature in the form of a bullfrog
  • Agloolik: Artic and Sub-Artic tribes: Humanoid Fish: Half man - Half fish. Lives beneath the ice and helps fishermen
  • Akhlut: Inuit: Half wolf - Half whale: Dorsel fin rises over the body of a black and white wolf. it changes from an orca to a wolf when hungry
  • Amala: Artic and Sub-Artic tribes: Giant who holds up the world on a pole
  • Anguta: Inuit: Deity: Ferryman to the underworld
  • Ani Hyuntikwalaski: Cherokee: Thunder being. Causes thunder and lightening
  • Apotamkin: Maliseet, Passamaquoddy: Cannibal: A giant fanged sea serpent
  • Atshen: Inuit: Cannibal: Supernatural spirit who eats men
  • Avanyu: Hopi and Pueblo: Snake like creature with horns
  • Azeban: Abenaki: A raccoon trickster spirit
  • Baykok: Ojibwe: Monster: Skeleton like figure, with thin translucent skin and glowing red points for eyes
  • Basket Woman: Tlingit, Heiltsuk, Salish: Female Giant: Stupid but cannibalistic female giant
  • Bigfoot: Pacific Northwest tribes: Ape Man: Large hairy ape-like humanoid
  • Big Owl: Apache: Cannibal: A cannibalistic giant
  • Cetan: Sioux: Bird Spirit: Hawk-like spirit
  • Chickcharney: Southeast tribes: Bird Creature: Large Owl-like creature - dirty, furry, feathered, about three feet tall
  • Chihalenchi: California tribes: Cannibal: A cannibal giant monster covered with hair
  • Culloo: Passamaquoddy, Mikmaq: Bird Monster: A massive bird who carried children away holding then by its talons
  • Dakwa: Cherokee: Fish: Monster fish able to swallow a man whole
  • Deer Woman: Southwestern tribes: Shape shifter: Deer Woman has hooves for feet
  • Feathered Serpent:  Algonquin speaking tribes, Apache & Abenaki: Serpent: Flying serpent having the body of a snake and wings
  • Gaasyendietha: Seneca: Dragon: Dragon like monster that lives in deep rivers and lakes
  • Gici Awas: Abenaki, Penobscot: Great Hairless Bear: Man-eating creature resembling an enormous stiff legged hairless bear with an oversized head
  • Glooscap: Abenaki: Transformer: Humanoid creator deity
  • Haietlik: Nootka: Water Serpent: Lightning Snake whose head was as sharp as a knife and its tongue shot lightning bolts
  • Hiintcabiit: Arapaho: Water Monster: A great horned water serpent
  • Jenu: Mikmaq: Giant: A wild and cannibalistic hairy giant
  • Keelut: Inuit: Dog: A Monstrous, hairless dog
  • Kee-wakw: Abenaki: Half man - Half elk: Creator deity
  • Kokopelli: Zuni and Hopi: Humanoid. Kokopelli is a trickster spirit
  • Lox: : Maliseet, Passamaquoddy, Mikmac: Wolverine: A deadly wolverine monster
  • Maneto: Sauk, Fox, Kickapoo, Potawatomi, Miami, Illini: Horned Serpent: An underwater giant serpent
  • Pamola: Abenaki: Bird Monster: This monster has the head of a moose, the body of a man and the wings and feet of an eagle
  • Piasa: Ancients: Bird: Horned monster horns red eyes, a body covered with scales and enormous tail
  • Pukwudgie: Wampanoag: Transformer: Small, gray, half troll half porcupine creatures with glowing skin
  • Rugaru: Cree: Werewolf: Man-eating ice monster
  • Sasquatch: Pacific Northwest tribes: Ape Man: Large hairy ape-like humanoid
  • Sky Snake: Algonquin speaking tribes, Apache & Abenaki: Serpent: Flying serpent having the body of a snake and wings
  • Tizheruk: Inuit: Snake / Serpent: Large snake-like water creature with a seven foot head and a tail with a flipper.
  • Thunderbird: Various tribes: Giant Bird: A large raptor-like bird usually with curling horns, long legs, a long beak and a featherless head.
  • Tricksters: Various tribes: Animal guises: Tricksters are mischievous supernatural beings who take the form of animals such as the coyote, spider and raven
  • Tsul 'Kalu: Cherokee: Giant Ape-like: A slant-eyed or sloping giant
  • Underwater Panther: Algonquians, Ojibwe and the Potawatom: Water Monster: Head of a panther, snake-like tail and feet have the claws of a bird of prey.
  • Unhcegila: Sioux: Dragon: A dragon-like creature who inhabits the water
  • Water Panther: Algonquians, Ojibwe and the Potawatomi
  • Water Monster: Head of a panther, snake-like tail and feet have the claws of a bird of prey
  • Wendigo: Cree: Giant: A wild and cannibalistic hairy giant
  • Wuchowsen: Abenaki, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy: Bird Creature. Massive immortal bird spirit whose wings make the wind
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