WHAT IS A FANTASY?
Fantasy is a fiction genre set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world. Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting. Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds.
CREATE YOUR OWN FANTASY WORLD
Fantasies are much more that just a bunch of stories that are already written or have been told. You can create your own using only your imagination and perhaps inspired by dreams.
In Greek mythology, a phoenix is a long-lived bird that is cyclically regenerated or reborn. Associated with the Sun, a phoenix obtains new life by arising from the ashes of its predecessor.
Elves come in all shapes and sizes but all work very powerful magic Most resemble humans in their natural shape, but they can vanish in the blink of an eye. Not all elves are good some steal babies or even cause nightmares.
The most famous of these half man half horse creatures is Chiron, who served as a mentor to many young men destined for greatness including Hercules, Achilles and other heroes. Known for his wisdom and sense of justice.
Some fantastic / mythological creatures
THESE ARE THE MOST COMMON FANTASY TALES/STORIES CHARACTERISTICS
Characters can have special powers.
Animals act like people
Place is imaginary or of another world or universe.
Time is anytime or no time.
Fantasy time (Once upon a time sets the stage and They lived happily ever after closes the tale.) any time or any place, timeless or place less, or long long ago.
Time travel is possible.
Involving situations not possible in our realistic world.
Full of action and follows specific and simple patterns.
The plot starts right out with fast moving action that grabs the listeners interest and keeps it.
Conflicts are usually resolved with great deeds or acts of human kindness related to good and bad/evil.
The theme could be one of the following options:
Good versus bad or evil.
Uses magic or other ideas to achieve the extremely impossible.
Fear of not being loved or giving love.
Good and evil.
Right and wrong
Justice and injustice.
Happiness, kindness, friendship, loyalty.
Good triumphant over evil.
Love and loyalty.
Use of magic or possibly powers that have no scientific bases yet verified by repeatable evidence.
Use of mental powers or technologies that are not possible or not yet discovered.
A Banshee is a spirit usually a woman, they appear when an Irishman´s family member dies. Only the oldest Irish families who can trace their lineage to their legendary Irish heroes of the Middle Age can have Banshees.
A vampire is an undead being from folklore who subsists by feeding on the blood of the living. These man-like demons were made popular by Bram Stroker´s ''Dracula''.
Another term used for them is Lycanthrope. Under the influence of a full moon, they were men who turned into wolf-like creatures.
A mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. They are sometimes associated with dangerous events such as floods, storms, shipwrecks and drownings
They are imaginary creatures with magic powers and wings usually taking the shape of the fairest humans. The realm of the fairy are only discovered by chance.
The unicorn is a legendary creature that has been described since antiquity as a beast with a single large, pointed, spiraling horn projecting from its forehead. The horn had special qualities that could protect from poisons, convulsions and, epilepsy.