How well do you know your mythical creatures? Become an expert in minutes with the help of this awesome infographic from the folks at the booking site Venere.com. This amazing image includes more than 50 mythical animals from five different parts of the globe.
You’ll recognize some of these creatures and monsters from your favorite books – though some might look a little different than you remember. The dragon and phoenix on this list appear pretty much as they do in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, but the Basilisk looks a whole lot different than it did in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
The reason that these creatures make so many appearances in books like A Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings, and The Last Unicorn is that they’re so iconic and memorable. Myths are a part of our common human heritage, so take a moment check out some of the coolest made-up creatures that world culture has to offer.