mythical creatures (centaurs, mermaids, unicorns, etc.)

by llizard (aka ejm)

updated 6 September 1998
MOST RECENT: centaur, flying elephant

C centaur
E flying elephant
F fairy . faun
G genie . griffin
L lochness monster
M mermaid . flying monkey
P Pegasus . phoenix
U unicorn

centaur:
(Thanks to Shanaka Dias for the idea of the centaur wielding a weapon.)

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I have made two animated gifs of a mermaid as well.

flying monkey:

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Pegasus:

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phoenix:

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If you haven’t already, please look at the ASCII-animation of the phoenix rising.

unicorn:

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  winged unicorn (is there such a thing?)

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