11 Terrifying Mythological Creatures That Expose Humanity’s Worst Fears
Every culture has their own monster and each one tells its own story about what haunts or scares us. Mythological creatures are in essence the manifestations of our biggest fears.
The stories our ancestors left behind about the heroes who conquered mythological creatures weren’t just stories, they were insights into how we wished to take some control over an ancient world that was often overwhelming or overpowering.
We have not changed much since the superstitions of our ancestors. We’re still thrilled at the idea of these ancient monsters and at the heroes who defeated them. Some of the mythological creatures on this list and their horrifying legends are ones you’ll know well; others may be new horrors you’ve never imagined.