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AI Creates Images of Mythological Creatures From Their Description

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Topics: Creativity, AI, Internet

Let’s have some more fun with Midjourney AI.

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney
I have already illustrated songs , re-created animals from their dictionary descriptionscreated illustrations for the most beautiful words in the English language and even made TikToks using this amazing tool.

Now it’s time for mythological creatures. Nobody knows for sure what most of these should look like. We have some accepted standards, artist interpretations, and 3D generations in movies of these creatures. But who is there to say that we have got it right?

Let’s take another look at these creatures from the perspective of Artificial Intelligence.

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney
To create all of the images in this article I will be using an AI image-generation tool Midjourney AI. If you would like to try doing something similar yourself, I have created some tutorials that will get you started:

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Let’s get to the part you’ve been waiting for:

1. A Dragon

A dragon is usually represented as a huge, bat-winged, fire-breathing, scaly lizard or snake with a barbed tail. The belief in these creatures apparently arose without the slightest knowledge on the part of the ancients of dinosaurs, which have some remblance to dragons.

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The text prompt for Midjourney:a huge, bat-winged, fire-breathing, scaly lizard or snake with a barbed tail. The belief in these creatures apparently arose without the slightest knowledge on the part of the ancients of dinosaurs

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

2. A Phoenix

phoenix (in classical mythology) a unique bird, resembling an eagle but with rich red and gold plumage, that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert (it is also known as the Arabian bird), after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre ignited by the sun and fanned by its own wings, and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle.

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The text prompt for Midjourney:a unique bird, resembling an eagle but with rich red and gold plumage, that lived for five or six centuries in the Arabian desert, after this time burning itself on a funeral pyre ignited by the sun and fanned by its own wings, and rising from the ashes with renewed youth to live through another cycle

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

3. A Centaur

Centaurs are half-human, half-horse creatures in Greek mythology. They have the body of a horse and the torso, head and arms of a man. They were considered to be the children of Ixion, king of the Lapiths, and Nephele, a cloud made in the image of Hera. According to a different myth, however, they were all born from the union of a single Centaurus with the Magnesian mares.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: half-human, half-horse creature. body of a horse and the torso, head and arms of a man.

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

Well, this one didn’t come out quite right, did it?

4. A Minotaur

Minotaur, Greek Minotauros (“Minos’s Bull”), in Greek mythology, a fabulous monster of Crete that had the body of a man and the head of a bull.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: a fabulous monster of Crete that had the body of a man and the head of a bull

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

5. Medusa

In Greek mythology, the most famous of the monster figures known as Gorgons. She was usually represented as a winged female creature having a head of hair consisting of snakes; unlike the Gorgons, she was sometimes represented as very beautiful. Medusa was the only Gorgon who was mortal; hence her slayer, Perseus, was able to kill her by cutting off her head.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: a beautiful winged female creature with a head of hair consisting of snakes

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

6. Bigfoot

Sasquatch is normally described as a bipedal primate that is anywhere from 6 to 15 feet (2 to 4.5 metres) tall. It is often said to give off a foul smell and either moves silently or emits a high-pitched cry. Alleged Sasquatch footprints have measured up to 24 inches (about 60 cm) long.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: a bipedal primate that is anywhere from 6 to 15 feet tall. With a foul smell, moves silently or emits a high-pitched cry

Result:

Created by HungryMindedusing MidJoruney

7. Sphinx

The Sphinx was a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and breast of a woman, eagle’s wings and, according to some, a serpent’s tail.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: a female monster with the body of a lion, the head and upper body of a woman, eagle’s wings, and a serpent’s tail.

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

8. Leprechaun

leprechaun, in Irish folklore, fairy in the form of a tiny old man often with a cocked hat and leather apron. Solitary by nature, he is said to live in remote places and to make shoes and brogues. The sound of his hammering betrays his presence. He possesses a hidden crock of gold; if captured and threatened with bodily violence, he might, if his captor keeps his eyes on him, reveal its hiding place. But usually the captor is tricked into glancing away, and the fairy vanishes.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: fairy in the form of a tiny old man with a cocked hat and leather apron. Solitary by nature, lives in remote places and makes shoes and brogues

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

9. Hydra

Hydra, also called the Lernean Hydra, in Greek legend, the offspring of Typhon and Echidna (according to the early Greek poet Hesiod’s Theogony), a gigantic water-snake-like monster with nine heads (the number varies), one of which was immortal

The text prompt for Midjourney: a gigantic water-snake-like monster with nine heads , one of which was immortal

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

10. A Goblin

A goblin is a small, grotesque, monstrous creature that appears in the folklore of multiple European cultures. First attested in stories from the Middle Ages, they are ascribed conflicting abilities, temperaments, and appearances depending on the story and country of origin, ranging from mischievous household spirits to malicious, bestial thieves. They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon, such as the ability to shapeshift.

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The text prompt for Midjourney: a small, grotesque, monstrous creature, mischievous household spirit, malicious, thief, shapeshifter

Result:

Created by HungryMinded using MidJoruney

Where there any creatures you wanted to see that I left out? Leave a comment below and I might make part 2 in the future. Also, let me know which ones you liked the best.

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Can one make TikTok and YouTube short videos using mid journey AI?

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Well, not exactly with midjourney only. I used midjourney to create a lot of variations of the same image, and then used editing software to turn those into animations. But it looks like text-to-video is also a thing now. Meta came out with a new tool make-a-video!

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