The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

May 22, 2015 0
The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

Cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals. It is a pseudoscience that involves the search for animals or creatures whose existence has not been proven.  Many species that appear in cryptozoological literature are a part of cultural folklore, myths, or legends.

There’s one critical thing they all have in common:  a lack of evidence of their existence.  All we’ve got are stories, anecdotes, alleged sightings, blurry pictures, shaky videos, samples that fail DNA analysis (misidentifications that turn out to be “regular” animals), and of course, hoaxes and frauds.

What we do have, however, are fun, interesting stories that make for excellent tourist traps.  So enjoy this collection of infographics which shed light on some of creatures, cryptids, monsters, myths, and legends.

Click each infographic to see a larger, more legible version.

What is crytozoology?

Source: http://aidenguinnip.com/cryptozoology/

 

Anthology of Mythical Creatures from Around the World

An Anthology of Mythical Creatures

Source: http://visual.ly/anthology-mythical-creatures

 

 

Map of World Mythology

Map of World Mythology

Designed by Simon E. Davies

 

North American Cryptids

North American Cryptids

Designed by Dan Meth

 

Scottish Myths and Legends

Scottish Myths and Legends

Source: http://www.scotland.org/infographics/myths-and-legends/

 

Mountain Folklore

Mountain Folklore

Source: BlueridgeCommunities.com

 

Several Sea monsters and Cryptids

Sea Monsters and Cryptids

 

Each American State’s Supernatural Claim to Fame

Each State's Cryptid or Monster

Lesser Known Cryptids (a joke)

Lesser known, umm, cryptids...