Strange Creatures in History

 For years stories have been told by the fire side about magical creatures who devour people who wander too far into the forest. Such storys have for centuarys kept children from wandering off into dangerous woods.

An example of a creature who devours humans would be the ogre, which is a large humaniod creature who would devour humans. This painting from 1624 show an ogre attacking a couple who are shipwrecked while on their honeymoon.

Other creatures show up in many different cultures miles apart, the dragon for instance has appeared quite a bit through the ages in different countries.