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Monstropedia provides an extensive classification of monsters following a number of semantic criteria. For instance,a query into our database would gather all monsters having water as their primary element.
Monstropedia offers the traditional approach by analyzing all the monsters according to their lore of origin. Japanese yokai are specific monsters that derive from Japanese mythology.

Monstropedia is an electronic encyclopedia which aims at listing all monsters that belong to mythology, art and modern popular culture (games, comics, films).

The word Monstropedia is derived from two classical concepts: the Latin verb monstro, "to show", or "to point out"; and ἐγκύκλιος παιδεία (enkýklios paideía) which is the Greek word for "encyclopedia". The name has hence a dual symbolic meaning:

  • Monstropedia sets its focus on topics that are usually out of the boundaries of mainstream encyclopedias.
  • Monstropedia has a philosophical and historical purpose, to keep myths alive so that they can influence the mainstream debate, culture and historical view.

This is an ongoing project and you are heartily welcome to contribute to the growth of this valuable and unique encyclopedia.

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