Cambion are the offspring of human and demon - in a sense. Since demons are unable to create life, a cambion is created when an succcubus collects material from a human male, passes it along to an incubus who in turn impregnates a human female.
The Canaima (also called Kanima or Kanaime) is an animal spirit. Those intent on murder or revenge may seek to invite this spirit to possess their bodies, allowing them to assume the form of a ferocious jaguar to carry out their will.
The Centaur is a half human half horse creature most often associated with Greek mythology, though similar beings can be found in legends around the world. This type of human-animal hybrid seems to appear to address with the wild side of human nature. The theory has been presented that the origin of the centaur myth may have sprung from people witnessing riders on horseback for the first time and seeing them as some kind of unnatural union of man and beast.
According to the legends, sometimes fairies or trolls will steal away a human child and replace it with one of their own. The motivations for this deception are vary from tale to tale. Some say it is because the fairies wish to frolick and trick the human mother into carrying about their own parental duties. In other tales, the fairy children need to be suckled with human milk to grow strong. Whatever the case, one thing is certain - human children who were unruly, sickly or odd in some way were often deemed to be changelings and any number of horrific remedies were attempted to force the fairy parents into retrieving their offspring and returning the "normal" child. Often these superstitious remedies resulted in the abandonment or demise of the human child.
The word chimera has become synonymous with a creature comprised of a mishmash of parts of various beasts. The Greek version was originally said to be made of a lion, a goat and a serpent with at least one of the heads spewing fire. This particular variation of the beast was said to be a sibling of Cerberus the 3-headed guardian of Hades and the multi-headed Hydra.
Origin: South America
Powerful sorcerers who learn a secret dark magic are able to transform themselves into a Chonchon. By preparing a special ointment which is applied to the neck and reciting a spell, the sorcerer is able to detach its head from its body. The detached head sprouts wings and transforms into the hideous creature which flies off to feed on the blood of its sleeping victims.
Origin: Puerto Rico
The Chupacabra was first reported in Puerto Rico in modern times. It is described as a reptilian creature with a scaly greenish-grey hide and spines running from its head to its tail. It purportedly attacks livestock and completely drains the victim of blood, leaving only puncture marks.
The Cockatrice is a half-bird and half-reptile creature said to have a deadly gaze. It is supposedly created when an egg is laid by a rooster and fertilized by either a toad or a snake. In addition to the beast's deadly gaze, its touch and even its breath or said to be deadly.