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Are fantasy and mythical creatures real?

Updated on December 16, 2010

Well here's an interesting thought don't you think? The mythical and fantasy creatures have always been a fascination of mine, and not just mine, even the scientists are fascinated by them. Most people believe that mythical creatures don't exist and that they never existed. Unicorns, fairies, elfs, goblins, trolls, wizards, witches not to mention dragons etc. are all fantasy creatures that every culture in the world has its own version of them even before we were able to communicate with other cultures. Is it possible that all these different cultures have the same or similar creatures in their story arsenal without these creatures to exist. Maybe people function on some kind telepathic level that we haven't yet discovered or these stories have been planted to us by aliens so that they could observe our behaviour towards these stories and see what kind of sick people are on this world that would clame that they saw a unicorn, or a fairy. Or maybe they are real, but where is the proof? Maybe they are now in some ethereal world so we can't see them, or they were just a specie on the world that were extinct. These are all my theories and there are more theories that were made by many scientists.



We all know dragons from fantasy stories and myths, dragons were always important traditional part of some world cultures and they still are today, like in China for example. In legends dragons were scary creatures with serious power who were usually guarding big treasures and if someone stole these trasures the would unleash their terror on humankind by slaughtering them and killing the cattle.

The scientific explanation is that people in history who weren't educated as they are today found the remains of creatures like dinosaurus and worshipped them as dragons. Although there is no known findings that real dragons existed, some scientists claim that there is a possibility that dragons existed sometime in history that is too far behind for us to know and because of that their remains were destroyed by nature over time.

So we have come to conclusion that in this world anything is possible and that dragons are badass.



A magical horse with a horn on its forehead is also known in a lot of cultures all over the world. People believed that the horn of a unicorn has magical powers and that it can detect if someone poisoned your food (I wonder who started this story). There is even a traditional hunting method that involves entrapment by a virgin. Leonardo da Vinci claimed that unicorn because of its love towards virgins forgets his ferocity and wants to sleep in her lap, so the hunters can grab him precisely at that moment. It is a nice story but still there are always people who think that this is only a fairytale and that everything can be explained with science.
My opinion on this one is; "Yeah, sure, why the hell not, I mean unicorns as an animal might have existed before in the past, but I doubt they could fly or cure diseases or that they have silver blood, that they cure vampirism and all that nonsense going on for centuries, Someone started a story about a magical horse with a horn and after 24 hours whole city talked about it, and after a month whole country talked about it, and after 200 years it became worlds history. We all know that magical things were always kind of attractive but let's be real this time; Unicorns only exist in Barbie doll collection set.

Scientists don't really know the origin of the unicorn myth but there is a sea animal, more precisely a whale called the narwhal that has one horn on it's forehead, more precisely a big tooth that grows from it's jaws. It's a fact that whales are mammals so that animal like narwhal used to be a land creature before it evolved into a sea creature like all other water mammals. Centuries ago the sailors encountered narwhals and hunted them down to sell their horn as a unicorn horn for very high prices. That means that unicorns exist, the only thing different is that it's not a horse, but it's a whale with one horn.

I could go on and on about scientific explanations of mythical and fantasy creatures and I'm sure some pwople would agree and some wouldn't. The truth is that myths are beautiful stories that teach us some values that can be useful for our lives, so there is some truth in these stories and that truth is displayed in a really imaginative way. That also means that you don't need to tell your kids that Santa doesn't exist, let them believe that. After all I believe that Santa exists and I'm not a kid.. sort of... Enjoy the video :)


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      John Young 6 years ago from Florence, South Carolina

      Good information Alen. Just a few tips, check for spelling errors, and read a few hubs on writing tips. I think I have one or two that would help you. I'm a trained writer with many years of experience, so don't get upset. Just trying to help.

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      Alen Ostovic 6 years ago from Croatia

      No worries Jy, thank you for your advice, English is not my first language so I'm not even surprised. I will check your hubs on writing :)

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      While I can't say I agree on all points, just because unicorns are a warm fuzzy in this group, doesn't mean they could not have existed, this hub ruled. I love the video and have bookmarked it as a great reference for mythological creatures. Thank you.

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      The_Czar 5 years ago

      I do not understand; just because a person hasn't seen a unicorn, that means it doesn't exist? Of course, leave out the silvery blood and cures for poison, but is it so impossible to have a mammal from the horse family that grows a horn? If we had never seen cows before, having horns too, I believe, would be mythical? I really pity such people who have so sucked out the sweetness from their lives that they have no hope for the world to be beautiful. I can say that the Dodo was a mythical figure, can't I? Have you seen a dodo? No! Do we have its remains? Yes, but I say they are faked. Doesn't change the fact that they existed, does it?

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      The_Czar 5 years ago

      We must remember that nature doesn't exist according to Science, but the other way round.

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