"Here there be dragons!"
                    -- Phrase used to designate unexplored areas on
the Lenox Globe (ca. 1503-07), a very old map of the world.

Welcome to Monsters Here & There!

Monsters Here & There is a collection of marvelous and bizarre creatures and beings gathered from the depths of history and the span of the globe. Some are claimed to be real, others as entertaining folklore; and every single creature has, at one time or another, been considered important enough to be remembered. After all, monsters are important... otherwise, people wouldn't still be reporting them! Of course, the monsters people report change over time, as the ideas about what a monster is also change.

        Monsters Here & There gathers these tales, new and old, for the delight and thrill of all. New monsters are added often with short listings; and once a week I feature one monster by adding a long article and larger image. Find out what the true story is behind each bizarre being; if it's real, fake, or somewhere in-between, what it looks like, how to deal with it, and how the stories told about them have changed over time. Come explore a world of, well... Fantastic Beasts!


Start Exploring Now!
This website includes both brief and full descriptions of many monsters from all over the world. For a list of names, Click Here!

Check Out the Gallery!
The gallery page includes original images of monsters as well as fan art, plus more of Garth's doodles of strange creatures! To view the gallery, Click Here!

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