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What are some legendary monsters?

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Legendary monsters include dragons, gorgons, kelpies, selkies and loogaroo. Other mythological monsters include Cerberus, the Minotaur, the Hydra, the Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster, among others.

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Dragons are mythological monsters in European, Asian, and other cultures. They are reptilian, fire-breathing creatures that may or may not have wings.

Legendary monsters from Greek and Roman mythology include Cerberus, the three-headed dog that killed all who tried to enter the underworld; Gorgons, who could turn men into stone with their gaze; the Minotaur with the head of a bull and the body of a man; and the Hydra, a multi-headed, serpentine water beast. Kelpies are shapeshifting black horses from Celtic mythology that lure humans into the water to eat them. Selkies, also from Celtic mythology, are shapeshifting seals that cause storms that sink ships.

The Kraken is a sea monster from Greek and Norse mythology that resembles a giant squid. The Loch Ness Monster, which has been a legend since 565 A.D., was purportedly photographed in 1933, and many people have claimed to have seen it since.

Many people claim to have seen the Mongolian Death Worm that supposedly lives in the Gobi Desert and kills people with an acidic spray. Bigfoot and the Loveland Frog are some modern legendary monsters with roots in the United States. The Beast of Bladenboro is a catlike monster purportedly sighted in North Carolina. Loogaroo are shapeshifting demons that haunt the West Indies.

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