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  • Á Bao A Qu (Malay) - An entity that lives in the Tower of Victory in Chitor.
  • Aatxe (Basque) - A spirit that takes the form of a bull.
  • Abassy (Yakuts) - Demons that have teeth of iron.
  • Abada (African) - Small type of unicorn reported to live in the lands of the African Congo.
  • Äbädä (Tatar) - Forest spirit
  • Abaia (Melanesian) - Huge magical eel
  • Abarimon (Medieval Bestiaries) - Savage humanoid with backward feet.
  • Abath (Malay) - One-horned animal
  • Abatwa (Zulu) - Little people that ride ants.
  • Abura-bō (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Shiga Prefecture, in which the shape of a monk can often be seen.
  • Abura-sumashi (Japanese) - creature from a mountain pass in Kumamoto Prefecture.
  • Acephali (Greek) - Headless humanoids
  • Acheri (Indian) - Disease-bringing ghost
  • Achiyalabopa (Puebloan) - Rainbow-feathered birds
  • Achlis (Roman) - Curious elk
  • Adar Llwch Gwin (Welsh) - Giant birds that understand human languages.
  • Adaro (Solomon Islands) - Malevolent merfolk
  • Adhene (Manx) - Nature spirit
  • Adlet (Inuit) - Vampiric dog-human hybrid
  • Adroanzi (Lugbara) - Nature spirit
  • Adze (Ewe people) - An African vampiric-forest being.
  • Aerico (Macedonian) - Disease demon
  • Afanc (Welsh) - Lake monster (exact lake varies by story).
  • Agathodaemon (Greek) - Spirit of vinefields and grainfields.
  • Agloolik (Inuit) - Ice spirit that aids hunters and fishermen.
  • Agogwe (East Africa) - Small, ape-like humanoid.
  • Ahkiyyini (Inuit) - Animated skeleton that causes shipwrecks.
  • Ahuizotl (Aztec) - Anthropophagous dog-monkey hybrid.
  • Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) - Anthropophagous humanoid with eyes in its instep.
  • Aigikampoi (Etruscan) - Fish-tailed goat
  • Aigamuxa (Khoikhoi) - Man-eating Ogres
  • Aitu (Polynesian) - Malevolent spirits or demons
  • Aitvaras (Lithuanian) - Household spirit
  • Ajatar (Finnish) - Dragon
  • Akabeko (Japanese) - Red cow involved in the construction of Enzō-ji in Yanaizu, Fukushima
  • Akamataa (Japanese) - Snake spirit from Okinawa.
  • Akateko (Japanese) - Tree-dwelling monster
  • Akhlut (Inuit) - Orca-wolf shapeshifter
  • Akka (Finnish) - Female spirits or minor goddesses
  • Akki (Japanese) - Large, grotesque humanoid
  • Akkorokamui (Ainu) - Sea monster
  • Akuma (Japanese) - Evil spirit
  • Akupara (Hindu) - Giant turtle that supports the world.
  • Akurojin-no-hi (Japanese) - Ghostly flame which causes disease.
  • Al (Armenian and Persian) - Spirit that steals unborn babies and livers from pregnant women.
  • Ala (Slavic) - Bad weather demon
  • Alal (Chaldean) - Demon
  • Alan (Philippine) - Winged humanoid that steals reproductive waste to make children.
  • Al Basti (Turkish) - Female night-demon
  • Alce (Heraldic) - Wingless griffin
  • Aleya (Bengali) - Spirit of a dead fisherman.
  • Alicanto (Chilean) - Bird that eats gold and silver.
  • Alicorn - Technically a unicorn's horn. In modern times it is commonly misapplied to winged unicorns.
  • Alkonost (Slavic) - Angelic bird with human head and breasts.
  • Allocamelus (Heraldic) - Ass-camel hybrid
  • Allu (Akkadian and Sumerian) - Faceless demon
  • Almas (Mongolian) - Savage humanoid
  • Al-mi'raj (Islamic) - One-horned rabbit
  • Aloja (Catalan) - Female water spirit
  • Alom-bag-winno-sis (Abenaki) - Little people and tricksters
  • Alp (German) - Male night-demon
  • Alphyn (Heraldic) - Lion-like creature, sometimes with dragon or goat forelegs.
  • Alp-luachra (Irish) - Parasitic fairy
  • Al Rakim (Islamic) - Guard dog of the Seven Sleepers
  • Alseid (Greek) - Grove nymph
  • Alû (Assyrian) - Leprous demon
  • Alux (Mayan) - Little people
  • Amaburakosagi (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Shikoku.
  • Amala (Tsimshian) - Giant who holds up the world.
  • Amamehagi (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Hokuriku.
  • Amanojaku (Japanese) - Small demon
  • Amarok (Inuit) - Giant wolf
  • Amarum (Quechua) - Water boa spirit
  • Amazake-babaa (Japanese) - Disease-causing hag
  • Amemasu (Ainu) - Lake monster
  • Ammit (Ancient Egyptian) - Female demon with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile.
  • Amorōnagu (Japanese) - Tennyo from the island of Amami Ōshima.
  • Amphiptere (Heraldic) - Winged serpent
  • Amphisbaena (Greek) - Serpent with a head at each end.
  • Anakim (Jewish) - Giant
  • Androsphinx (Ancient Egyptian) - Human-headed sphinx
  • Angel (Christian, Islamic, Jewish, and Zoroastrian) - Heavenly being, usually depicted as a winged humanoid.
  • Angha (Persian) - Dog-lion-peacock hybrid
  • Ani Hyuntikwalaski (Cherokee) - Lightning spirit
  • Ankou (French) - Skeletal grave watcher with a lantern and a scythe.
  • Anmo (Japanese) - Ritual disciplinary demon from Iwate Prefecture
  • Antaeus (Greek) - A giant who was extremely strong as long as he remained in contact with the ground
  • Antero Vipunen (Finnish) - Subterranean giant
  • Ao Ao (Guaraní) - Anthropophagous peccary or sheep
  • Aobōzu (Japanese) - Blue monk who kidnaps children
  • Apkallu (Sumerian) - Fish-human hybrid that attends the god Enki
  • Apsaras (Buddhist and Hindu) - Female cloud spirit
  • Aqrabuamelu (Akkadian) - Human-scorpion hybrid
  • Ardat-Lili (Akkadian) - Disease demon
  • Argus Panoptes (Greek) - Hundred-eyed giant
  • Arikura-no-baba (Japanese) - Old woman with magical powers
  • Arimaspi (Greek) - One-eyed humanoid
  • Arion (Greek) - Extremely swift horse with a green mane and the power of speech
  • Arkan Sonney (Manx) - Fairy hedgehog
  • Asag (Sumerian) - Hideous rock demon
  • Asakku (Sumerian) - Demon
  • Asanbosam (West Africa) - Iron-toothed vampire
  • Asena (Turkic) - Blue-maned wolf
  • A-senee-ki-wakw (Abenaki) - Stone-giant
  • Ashi-magari (Japanese) - Invisible tendril that impedes movement
  • Asiman (Dahomey) - Vampiric possession spirit
  • Askefrue (Germanic) - Female tree spirit
  • Ask-wee-da-eed (Abenaki) - Fire elemental and spectral fire
  • Asobibi (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Kōchi Prefecture
  • Aspidochelone (Medieval Bestiaries) - Island-sized whale or sea turtle
  • Asrai (English) - Water spirit
  • Astomi (Hindu) - Humanoid sustained by pleasant smells instead of food
  • Aswang (Philippine) - Carrion-eating humanoid
  • Atomy (English) - Surprisingly small creature
  • Ato-oi-kozō (Japanese) - Invisible spirit that follows people
  • Atshen (Inuit) - Anthropophagous spirit
  • Auloniad (Greek) - Pasture nymph
  • Avalerion (Medieval Bestiary) - King of the birds
  • Awa-hon-do (Abenaki) - Insect spirit
  • Axex (Ancient Egyptian) - Falcon-lion hybrid
  • Ayakashi (Japanese) - Sea-serpent that travels over boats in an arc while dripping oil
  • Ayakashi-no-ayashibi (Japanese) - Spectral fire from Ishikawa Prefecture
  • Aziza (Dahomey) - Little people that help hunters
  • Azukiarai (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides
  • Azukibabaa (Japanese) - Bean-grinding hag who devours people
  • Azukitogi (Japanese) - Spirit that washes azuki beans along riversides
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