Describe a Mythical Creature in Great Detail

This week English Teacher Online explains how to describe a mythical creature in great detail.

Suddenly I noticed a large snake-like form. Its small red eyes were hardly visible within its red armoured head. I could see large pointy horns and a wide grinning mouth full of razor sharp teeth. It stood on four legs with two enormous powerful wings and a long slithering tail. Its skin was covered with hard red and white scales, and it walked like a king. Suddenly it saw me and turned its head …..


Your Turn

1. Take a piece of A4 paper and mentally divide it into 3, turn it landscape.

2. In the middle 3rd of the landscaped A4, draw your mythical creature in great details to include key features starting with the eyes, mouth, teeth. horns, hair, plume, antlers, ears, nose, beak, body, arms, legs, wings, fingers, toes, claws, talons, hooves etc.

3. Choose each feature in turn and add some adjectives to it.


Example: Eyes

two eyes, two red eyes, two fiery red eyes

Keep playing with the words, adding and throwing them away, reordering them etc., until you are happy.

4. Label all parts of your mythical creature with adjectives describing each noun.

5. Go back and identify your best descriptions and try to improve some of the others.

6. Use your labeled picture to write a paragraph (5+ full sentences) describing your mythical creature as if the reader had never seen it before. Try to write your own sentences or use these to guide you.

Suddenly I saw (the shape or name of your creature).

Its (body feature) was/were (description of what they were doing/how they made you feel)

It had (start with the eyes and head)

I could see

I noticed

It looked like

Post your paragraph in the comment section. Thanks.

Author: Teacher Steve

Teacher Steve is 52 years old, happily married but has no children of his own. He's a fully qualified teacher who has been teaching English in sunny Thailand for over 15 years. Teacher Steve loves to write and decided to start English Teacher Online, in December 2016, to help students study English for free. He works tirelessly so that students can become fluent in English, empowering them to work and travel the world. You can also watch him teaching live at

17 thoughts on “Describe a Mythical Creature in Great Detail”

  1. I like it because it learn about amonster and some monster I don’t know about it and some monster that I don’t know it is Medusa

  2. Mythical creat ure is snow cat. It has magical ears and eyes small pink mouth,blue round hands and feet, and a big brown squild tail.

  3. Suddenly,I saw the turtle corn. It looked like a turtle and unicorn mixed together.It had beautiful green eye.It had green magical hair and a green mane.He had a small mouth,watery blue skin,pointy blue horn and blue watery earn.

  4. My Mythical creature the Unimermaid. She has a sad watery blue eye with a small white face. She has long brown hair and a long blue tail. She also has 100s of scales

  5. My favorite mythical creature is a Dragon because dragon are legendary.most m0vies have dragon and a cartoon that I like is Dragon Ball so it why to.

  6. Suddenly I saw pegasus. Its eyes were blue. Its wings were white and feathery. Its hooves were hard and yellow. I noticed that its hair and tail were golden. Suddenly it saw me ……..

  7. My mythical creature is gozimamarhuman. It has gozilar head, medusa hair, mermaid tail,human feet,rainbow axe tail,green body and razor sharp teeth.

  8. My mythical creature looks ugly and weird,very,very weird.My mythical creature is a scarecrow with a pitch fork,It’s an evil creature.

  9. My mythical creatures can make people die. she has shiny blue,long orange tail and white skin like a human and fox mixed together.
    Question: In real life have moster? it is cute?

  10. My mythical creature is shreaker.
    It looked like a shrek and saitama from one punch man mixed together.
    It is a good mythical creature

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