©ollecting mascarons and stone faces of Kyiv since 2010

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Creatures

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

The number of stone mythical creatures were found in Kyiv – 164

Most of them are green men – 43

Angels and demons, dragons and gargoyles, fauns and griffins are not a rarity on ancient buildings in Kyiv. It is also common to find "green men" – humanoid creatures of leaves and twigs. This symbol of rebirth is used in many world cultures, and it was found even in images since ancient Persia or Egypt.

Photo above: a dragon- houri (fair maiden) on an old tenement building on Olginskaya Street 2/1.

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