Top Ten Coolest-Looking Asian Mythical Creatures

Asian mythologies are very interesting. Asian mythical creatures are pretty cool-looking and bizarre

The Top Ten

1 Kitsune Kitsune

I'm trying to write a story about them. - RoseWeasley

*TwilightKitsune kicks down the door* - RoseWeasley

I first heard of these creatures in Naruto and from TwilightKitsune's name. - Goku02

So cute! - Hermione_Granger220

2 Qilin Qilin

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

Qilin (麒麟) is a mythical creature from the Chinese mythology

Qilin is depicted as an ox, horse, or deer with Chinese dragon features, like the head, mane, thick eyelashes, and beard, and with flames all over its body. In modern days, the depiction of Qilin is often fused with the concepts of the unicorn. Qilin is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a sage or an illustrious ruler. In Japan, Qilin is known as Kirin - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

3 Chinese Dragon Chinese Dragon

These are decorated all over Chinatowns

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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

4 Raiju Raiju

These are absolutely amazing! - Hermione_Granger220

The Pokemon Raikou is based on 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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

5 Manananggal Manananggal

That's my 7th grade science teacher! - TwilightKitsune

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

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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

6 Uchchaihshravas Uchchaihshravas

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

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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

7 Bahamut Bahamut

Bahamuth looks absolutely beastly. It should be number one.

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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

8 Bifang 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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

9 Kappa

He is a river child AKA Kawatarō.-Vestalis

10 Baku

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

The Contenders

11 Bake-Kujira 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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

12 Manticore 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

13 Aswang
14 Tikbalang
15 Satori

It's said that this creature can read minds.

16 Santelmo 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 - XxDarkStorm_PhoenixMothxX

17 Oni

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

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

18 Yao Guai
19 The Naga
20 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

21 Tengu
22 Shenlong
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