I'm a writer working in a book and I need a set of creatures for a fantasy book. To give you an idea of what I intend I already use the animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac in an idea with each one corresponding to a different god of a different pantheon, another idea handles the twelve signs of the Western Zodiac but with monsters that a heroe needs to fight, and another uses the 12 animals of Xinyiquan for another idea.

But, I still one more set. Are there any traditions with a like the above, that numbers more than 7?

  • Wikipedia has a long list that could help and it's grouped by various categories en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_legendary_creatures_by_type Is this what you're looking for?
    – Matt
    Mar 6, 2021 at 12:13
  • Wait, are you looking the any random seven creatures, or a group of seven?
    – cmw
    Mar 6, 2021 at 13:15
  • Preferably a group of seven (or any other number) that is not random
    – Daniel
    Mar 7, 2021 at 0:29

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All I can think of right now are several groups of female deities that appear in various Indo-European mythologies.

The best-known ones are the nine Muses and the seven Pleiades from Greek Mythology. But there are also the nine daughters of Ægir and Rán in Norse myth, and the seven daughters of the Sea of Irish folklore. These last ones are rather obscure Irish goddesses who are invoked in an incantation (translated here).

  • Interesting, I would check on that
    – Daniel
    Mar 7, 2021 at 0:28

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