In the old days the forces of nature stood on the highest pedestal. Faith in them was unconditional. Ancient mythical creatures serve God. They worshiped, sacrificed in gratitude for a good harvest successful hunt successful outcome of business. To get out and insult, mythical creature feared.
World folklore is inhabited by a large number of amazing, fantastic animals. In different cultures, it shall be assigned incredible qualities or abilities. Despite the diversity and otherness, all mythical creatures have different assessment – there is no scientific evidence of their existence in real life.
That did not stop writers roads, he talked about animal life of the planet, where real facts connected with fiction, tales and legends. Most of them are described in the papers in biology this is called “Bestiary mythical creatures.”