Bestiary of Chinese Mythological Creatures

Four Divine BeastsAnother addition to the glossary!

Here’s a Bestiary of Chinese mythological creatures which I’ve seen mentioned in Xianxia or Xuanhuan novels.

That’s an important qualifier, since there are way too many obscure Chinese creatures out there. There are probably hundreds just in the Classic of Mountains and Seas alone! Haha.

Anyway, this is still a work-in-progress. I’ll be continually adding to it in the future. If you’ve noticed any mythological creatures I’ve missed, please let me know! The requirement is that there must be at least a brief mention of them in a Chinese cultivation or martial arts novel.

Addition to the Glossary!

I’ve added a list of Other Miscellaneous Terms. This is meant to complement the “Miscellaneous Terms” section of the main glossary. As always, feel free to make suggestions.

Also, I realized that I never announced the other parts of the glossary… so here it is!

The Glossary:

Terms in Wuxia, Xianxia & Xuanhuan Novels

Chinese Idioms and Phrases

Terms of Address