What if we had dragons and unicorns existing in reality? What if magic wasn’t a long lost word. It really existed. What if there were werewolves and creatures like the famous buckbeak from Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban. Well, taking an inspiration from the movie itself, I would like to question you all. Which pet would you think would be best to keep among the myriad magical creatures you have ever come across. Here is a list of few pet candidates that you might want to chose from.
10. Cheshire cat
Remember the classic from your childhood Alice in Wonderland where Alice meets a mischievous cat with this grin that it would wear on its face all the time. Yes , Cheshire, the cat that would sometimes appear in cartoons and other television shows. The mystical thing about it was that it would tend to disappear every now and then, solely leaving behind its creepy grin. Making a disappearing cat a pet of yours would surely scare your friends away. You could even pull a prank on them with your fantastic feline friend.
As I had mentioned about ‘buckbeak’ from the Harry Potter movies, this mythological creature is more commonly called as griffin/ griffon or gryphon. With head and wings like an eagle and the hind part and talons of that of a lion, this creature is considered as the king of all. This majestic animal is known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. Riding one would surely be a memorable experience if it were true.
Now you must have heard of Unicorn, the magical horse alike creature with a single horn on its forehead. May be less likely about Pegasus, the winged horse in various mythological stories. Pegacorn is basically a hybrid of the two, with horn and the wings together in one, hence the name. OK, so equine owners can imagine better if their horses had a single horn and a pair of wings. If maintaining and caring for a single horse wasn’t enough, a Pegacorn would surely make their life a hell. Imagine while cleaning and grooming the horse would fly away or in anger would knock the owner down with its horn. Despite all this, the lucky person is surely going to enjoy a ride to heavens!
This is one of the creatures that is said to inhabit the underworld. If you are a Harry Potter fan, you might have remembered it by the two-headed dog that guarded the secret chambers. It is a Greek mythological creature who was said to be owned by a three-bodied giant called Geyron. No wonder a three bodied beast required to tame a two headed monster! Such creatures were made to protect priceless items from being stolen. Imagine this dog guarding your house, probably even a known visitor would keep away from coming to your place in its presence, forget thievery.
If Ben10 series were not made who would have related to this hideous creature today. WIldmut is the closest in resemblance to this legendary animal. It is more of a mix between an otter and a dog. With good sense of smell and also an excellent ability to swim like an otter, it is a beast that wins over water and land both. Having a Ben10 alien lookalike with athletic abilities beyond human imagination, Dobhar-chu becomes a deadly dog-beast. Speeding and jumping heights sitting on your pets back would be worth an experience though you better be careful avoiding him eat someone walking past you.
U mm-hmm, seems somebody needs a big catch. Bored of your goldfish circling round and round in the glass and doing nothing else? You are looking for a mermaid now. Half human half marine, too fishy isn’t it? Remember Pirates of Caribbean? Yes, where the mermaids got hold of men and dragged lulled them only to drown them to fathoms and tear them apart. Well, you can’t keep it as a pet though you can surely have one for a company probably if you don’t end up being a breakfast meal for the beautiful creature. Don’t say that I didn’t remind you before, mermaids are beautiful but equally dangerous. Or probably no one knows.
This one comes from the movie Brave. A will-o-the-wisp, is said to show the beholder, the path to destiny. It appears like slight scintillations in specially in marshy lands. It turns out to be a distorted shape flame-like flickering object that urges you to follow it, if you don’t it reappears in your path. Probably a pet to look forward to who can guide you on the right way in dark times.
3. Nemean Lion
Aslan! the majestic beast from the Chronicles of Narnia, displayed the pride of a lion and quite a bit smug on his face. With the roar that shakes up the whole Narnia to life, Aslan was surely the mighty king of that world. Nemean, the lion was double the size of a normal lion. This would surely give you an idea, how much the gigantic animal would eat in one go. Even the mighty Hercules couldn’t defeat the lion at once. A surely indestructible demon, a Nemean lion comes at number two on the mythical pet list.
Phoenix, even the word contains in itself certain impetus and a sense of power. The Greek mythological bird, is said to rejuvenate from its own ashes after its death. Associated with the sun it is considered as the bird of fire. According to legend, phoenix lives for up to 1400 years, so probably you are going to give it a good company for its lifetime. You might not live to see it take rebirth but this bird would prove to be a wise pet.
The majestic beasts of all times, a dragon is one of the most legendary and well known among many folklore and fables. As a dragon rider, gliding through the sky on the back of your fire-breathing pet would be one of the most terrific experiences ever. The ‘How to train your Dragon’ and ‘Eragon’ would literally come to life if this magical creature would come to life and be your pet someday.
These pets are figments of imagination that few people dare to dream of and yet if they actually come true, it would be no less than destruction for power will be misused and people will be misguided. Yet the fun in keeping a legendary creature would be beyond comprehension.