|Bookworm with the uni-horned dragon(?)|
One of my favorite things about fantasy worlds is the creatures. To list all the creatures in such worlds would probably be near impossible. There are too many to count. Some of the more well-known creatures that appear in fantasy are:
Seriously, the list could go on and on. One of my favorite books that includes fantasy creatures in them is Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling). As a fantasy writer, I love using well-known creatures as well as lesser known and even made-up ones. In the Phoenix Trilogy, I have dragons, phoenixes, centaurs, griffons, woodwoses, karshiptas, hippocampi, and more. In the Foxwick Chronicles, I have dragons, phoenixes, and unicorns. In my Gravity series (space fantasy romance), so far I have daimons, pegasiflies, and the draken to name a few.
I'm not sure which would be my favorite fantasy creature. I'm probably leaning more toward dragons, since I'm very fond of dinosaurs.
What is your favorite fantasy creature? If you're a writer, what fantasy creatures do you use in your stories?