Witchfield worm

A myths, legends and folklore can be a traditional story which embodied a belief regarding some fact or phenomenon of experience, and in which often the forces of nature and of the soul were personified; a sacred narrative regarding a god, a hero, the origin of the world or of a people, etc. A myth with a degree of historical basis is called a legend. The search of mythical creatures is called cryptozoology.

Anomalies and mythology

Creatures which came through Anomalies into points in pre-21st century human history have influenced ancient human civilisations' myths, legends and folklore.

Shortly after Professor Nick Cutter first discovered the Anomaly phenomenon, he suggested that the "monsters and dragons" ancient civilisations had spoken of in their lore may have actually been creatures which had come through the Anomalies into said civilisations' time periods. (Episode 1.3) He later made a device to predict Anomalies based on their possible appearances when a mythological creature appeared in history. (Episode 3.1, 3.2, 3.3)

Known Anomaly-influenced mythology and folklore



Mentioned myths and legends


  • In Extinction Event, a female Tyrannosaurus rex which had come through an Anomaly to Russia an uncertain length of time before the events of the novel was referred to by the local Russians as Baba Yaga, due to its loose resemblance to Baba Yaga's chicken house in Russian folklore. Some fans have theorised that the female T. rex may have in fact influenced the mythology of Baba Yaga.