A thread on mythic and legendary beasts and monsters
It was so vast that Ibn Battuta thought it a floating mountain over the China Sea.
It can be found nesting in the Hoama, the Avestan divine plant/tree of life
It can be summoned by burning its feathers.
Kuyutha is described as having tens of thousands of horns and his breath forms the tides.
Similarly, the Qutrub is a werewolf-like being associated with the ghul class of djinn/jinn
If you see an old man waiting by the side of the road, kneeling, and sighing dramatically, do not offer to carry him for he may be a daval-pa
Some accounts say the horn had multiple hollow branches that play beautiful music when the wind passed through them.
They are said to be found on Jezirat al-Tennyn, or Dragon Isle in the Indian Ocean.
It is said to be docile towards virgins and its horn has healing properties against poison.
It would use the multiple holes to play mesmerizing music that would lure its prey to it and then pounce.
In particular the Azdahar live there, or massive dragon-like serpents. These wingless, but massive beasts would terrorize villages and many of them were slain by heroes.
The waters are reputed to have healing properties
They can be warded off by salt, or by sleeping sole-to-sole