Top Ten Coolest-Looking Asian Mythical Creatures

Asian mythologies are very interesting. Asian mythical creatures are pretty cool-looking and bizarre
The Top Ten
Kitsune

Kitsune is a mythical creature from the Japanese mythology

Kitsune is depicted as a fox with powers and having tails from 1 to 9. The nine-tailed Kitsune, Kyuubi no Kitsune, is the strongest form of Kitsune. There are Chinese and Korean versions of the Kitsune: Huli Jing (origin of the Kitsune) and Gumiho

I first heard of these creatures in Naruto and from TwilightKitsune's name.

I'm trying to write a story about them.

Beautiful creature. I wish I was one, but would never happen. :(

Qilin

looks like a dragon/lion/fox mutation with antlers on top. plus I looked this thing up, its name is kirin. and, isn't it supposed to be riding on a cloud?

They only appear during world peace, and under the rule of noble and enlightend leaderships.-Vestalis

That looks Soooooo cool

kirin actually, but so graceful!

Chinese Dragon

Chinese dragon is a mythical creature from China (duh, obviously...)

There are many depictions of the Chinese dragon, but the most common one is a snake-like creature with 4 legs. Chinese dragon is the symbol of power, strength, and good luck for people who are worth it, and people who are excellent are usually compared to the Chinese dragon. Chinese dragon has the power to control water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods

These are decorated all over Chinatowns

Raiju

Raiju is a mythical creature from the Japanese mythology

Raiju is depicted as a blue-furred mammal, usually a cat, canine or a weasel, with the power of lightning. Raiju's cry sounds like thunder cracking. Raiju is the companion of Raijin, the Japanese God of lightning. Raiju is known to sleep in human's navel

These are absolutely amazing!

The Pokemon Raikou is based on Raiju.

Looks like Enternatus

Manananggal

Mananggal is a mythical creature from Filipino mythology

Manananggal is depicted as a hideous woman with bat wings. At day, she appears as a normal human, but at night, she shows her true form and hunts for fetus heart and blood. She goes to a house, separates her body, and seeks for a pregnant woman. Once she finds one, she'll use her long proboscis-like tounge to suck in the fetus heart and blood by shoving it into the pregnant woman's mouth. There's a way to repel the Manananggal: sprinkle salt on the vulnerable lower body. She won't be able to reconnect and will burn in the sunlight

She looks pretty, but sucking in the fetus and blood by shoving into the pregnant woman's mouth is, oh God I can't describe it...-Vestalis

That's my 7th grade science teacher!

Looks like Donald trumps wife

Uchchaihshravas

Uchchaihshravas is mythical creature from the Hindu mythology

Uchchaihshravas is depicted as a 7-headed snow-white flying horse, and is created during the churning of the milk ocean. He considered to be the king of all horses. Uchchaihshravas is often depicted as the vahana of Indra, the God-king of Heaven, but also depicted as the horse of Bali (not to be confused with the island in Indonesia), a demon king

I dare a random peoples to say this 5 times fast.-Vestalis

The Hydra as a horse

basicaly a hydra fused with a horse

Bahamut

Bahamut is a mythical creature from the Arabic Christian mythology

Bahamut it altered from Behemoth. Bahamut is depicted as a giant fish that acts as one of the 7 layers supporting the Earth. Sometimes depicted with an elephant or hippo head

Bahamuth looks absolutely beastly. It should be number one.

Bifang

Bifang (毕方) is a mythical creature from the Chinese mythology

Bifang is depicted as a fire-eating crane with red markings, a white beak, and only 1 leg. Bifang's appearence is believed to be the sign of a big fire coming

Has a long HootHoot leg (pokemon reference)

Baku

it can eat nightmares. so it can solve that reaccuring naked in public nightmare.
(it can be a reward for the baku if yu look sexy with yur clothes off. tehehehe XD )

It looks much like a regular Tapir, but it's supposed to devour your nightmares.

Jeez that’s creepy

Bake-Kujira

Name translates to "ghost whale". Bake-Kujira is a mythical creature from the Japanese mythology

Bake-Kujira is a Yōkai depicted as a skeleton whale accompanied with strange birds and fish. In a tale, a fisherman decided to catch it with a spear, but the spear just went through Bake-Kujira's body, and it floated away. Bake-Kujira is also said to bring misfortune and bad luck

Looks kinda like a hydra

looks like a dragon mixed with a seahorse.

The Contenders
Manticore

The Manticore is a Persian legendary creature similar to the Egyptian sphinx. It has the body of a red lion, a human head (sometimes) with 3 rows of sharp teeth, sometimes bat-wings (dadadadadada BATMAN), and a trumpet-like voice.-Vestalis

Kappa

He is a river child AKA Kawatarō.-Vestalis

Oni

The Oni (鬼) is a mythical creature from Japanese mythology.

Oni (鬼) is a term commonly referred to ogre or demon. Come in MANY varieties, though they are commonly depicted to have red or blue skin, savage and unkempt hair, woth two or more horns protruding from their heads, oni are formed when a truly evil Himan dies; ending up in one of many Buddhist Hells, then becomes the ogreish servant of the great Lord Enma, King of Hell. The Oni are tasked by Enma to administer horrific and gruesome punishments, such as flaying the victims and crushing their bones with large iron clubs. Though sometimes, if a human is so utterly and truly wicked in life that his soul falls beyond any form of redemption, his flesh will contort and warp as he transforms into an Oni remaining on Earth.-Vestalis

Now that I thought of it, there is this blue oni based from a horror game that I know..-Vestalis

he is a f-in demon, so yea... apperantly their supposed to punish naughty children? correct me if I'm wrong.

Aswang
Tikbalang
Satori

It's said that this creature can read minds.

Santelmo

Santelmo is a mythical creature from the Filipino mythology

Santelmo is actually a weather phenomenon where luminous plasma glow in the distance. The name is short for St. Elmo's Fire. In the mythology, Santelmo is depicted as a humanoid creature covered in flames

Yao Guai
The Naga
Fūjin

Fūjin ( 風神) or Futen is the Japanese god of the wind and one of the eldest Shinto gods.

He is portrayed as a terrifying (more like bad@ss) wizard-like demon, resembling a red-headed green-skinned humanoid wearing a leopard skin, carrying a large bag of winds on his shoulders.

In Japanese art, the deity is often depicted together with Raijin, the god of lightning, thunder and storms.

According to Fujiki, Fūjin (Shinatsuhiko) was born from Izanami, the goddess of creation and death, as well as Izanagi's former wife.-Vestalis

Tengu
Shenlong
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