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by Tricia Glensor, illustrations by Scott Pearson

This article describes a selection of mythical creatures and monsters from around the world, including Kāhui Tipua (Aotearoa), Afinemata/Gāhehelevao (Tokelau), kraken (Norway), oni (Japan), sphinx (Ancient Greece and North Africa), dragons (Asia and Europe), chinthe (Myanmar/Cambodia/Laos), and the bunyip (Australia), and discusses the possible origins of such creatures and some of the reasons for their universal appeal.

Series: School Journal Level 2 May 2020

Learning area: English, Social Sciences

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Related titles: See TSM

Topics: Afinemata, bunyip, chinthe, creature, culture, dragon, fear, Gāhehelevao, kāhui tipua, kraken, monster, oni, sphinx, story, storytelling, tale, traditional story

In: School Journal Level 2 May 2020

Publication date: May 2020

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