Mythological Figures

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Mythological Figures was a weekly column on EN World by Mike Myler, originally inspired by Deities & Demigods. It included both historical and fictional figures built as NPCs using class levels and standard ability scores, and mythical monsters designed with statblocks that adhere to the stories told about them in our world. The first entry was Achilles in March 2018, and the last was Alexander the Great in April 2022.

Hardcover​

This column is partially collected in a full-colour hardcover compilation called Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters available on ENPublishingRPG.com or DriveThruRPG.
Achilles. Lancelot. Robin Hood. Thor. Heroes, all.​
The world is full of myths and legends which inspired those in our modern fiction and games. Iconic warriors and wizards, vampires and things from the deep, these legends are universally known.​
Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters delves into these paragons of literature, fable, and folklore. From Ancient Greece to the Outer Realms, deepest Transylvania to the High Seas, you’ll meet champions and thieves, pirates and knights, demigods and fey queens, ancient evils and urban legends. Archetypal heroes meet exemplars of villainy like Blackbeard, Rasputin, Dracula, and Baba Yaga.​
From Mike Myler’s popular column, this epic compilation of over 100 legendary heroes, villains, and monsters brings these characters to life for the 5th Edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.​

The hardcover includes a foreword by James M. Ward, author of AD&D's Deities & Demigods.

Methodology​

Challenge ratings are calculated using both the DMG guidelines, and the Blog of Holding's rubric, with a little manual adjustment. The mythological figures strictly use player character build rules. Most classes used are from the D&D official rulebooks, but occasionally another class might be requisitioned when needed:

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Mythological Figures​

NameClasses
Challenge
Notes
Abraham Van Helsingrogue 2/artificer 2/ranger 1
3​
Dutch
Achillesfighter (champion) 18
12​
Greek
Aladdinrogue (thief) 8
8​
Middle East
Alan-a-Dalebard (lore) 8
5​
British
Alexander the Greatfighter (banneret) 20
11​
Greek
Allan Quatermainfighter (archer) 12/ranger 1
9​
British
Anne Bonnyrogue (thief) 4/fighter (archer) 5
6​
Irish
Aphra Behnrogue (mastermind) 5/bard (lore) 3
5​
British
Arthur, Kingfighter (warmaster) 4/paladin (oath of royalty) 15
12​
British
Atalantaranger (hunter) 8
5​
Greek
Bass Reevesfighter (sharpshooter) 14/ranger 1
11​
American
Beowulfbarbarian (berserker) 20
17​
British
Billy the Kidgunfighter (drifter) 8
6​
American
Blackbeardrogue (thief) 7/fighter (warmaster) 7
8​
British
Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta, Admiralrogue (duelist) 5/fighter (brutal) 11
11​
Spanish
Boudica, Queenbard 5 (battle)/fighter (skirmisher) 6
6​
British
Calico Jack Rackhamrogue (mastermind) 12
7​
British
Captain Ahabranger 1/rogue (swashbuckler) 5/fighter (brutal) 7
7​
American
Cathay Williamsrogue (genius) 5/fighter (champion) 3
3​
American
Charles Vanerogue (mastermind) 5/fighter (brute) 7
8​
British
Ching Shih, Pirate Queenbard (battle) 5/rogue (genius) 7/fighter (warmaster) 8
11​
Chinese
Cleopatrarogue (genius) 10
4​
Egyptian
Comte de Saint Germainbard (eloquence) 6/artificer (alchemist) 10
9​
European
Conan the Barbarianbarbarian 1/ranger 1/rogue (thief) 3/fighter 11 (champion)
9​
American
Confuciusrogue (genius) 6/cleric (knowledge) 4
5​
Chinese
Cú Chulainnbarbarian (berserker) 9/fighter (brute) 11
14​
Irish
Daedalusrogue (genius) 9
3​
Greek
Davidfighter (archer) 8
4​
Middle East
Didorogue (mastermind) 6
1​
Phoenician
Don Quixotefighter (cavalier) 4
2​
Spanish
Dr. Moreauartificer (alchemist) 12
7​
British
Dronabard (blade) 5/fighter (master of battle) 11
9​
Indian
Elizabeth I, Queenrogue (mastermind) 5/bard (college of lore) 8
6​
British
Elizabeth Bathoryrogue (genius) 5/bard (whispering) 5
7​
Hungarian
Enkidubarbarian (primal) 4 / fighter (champion) 13
13​
Mesopotamia
Eric Bloodaxefighter (brute) 12/barbarian (juggernaut) 4/rogue 2
16​
Norwegian
Fairest Queenbard (glamour) 14
8​
Europe
Fionn mac Cumhailranger (monster slayer) 20
15​
Ireland
Florence Nightingalerogue (scout) 5
1​
British
Francis Drakerogue (swashbuckler) 6/fighter (scout) 6
7​
British
Friar Tuckrogue (thief) 5/ fighter (brute) 4
5​
British
George, Saintfighter (cavalier) 6/cleric (protection) 8/paladin 2
10​
British
George Washington, Generalfighter (warmaster) 16
8​
American
Ghengis Khanranger (animal master) 3/fighter (warmaster) 12/rogue (genius) 5
10​
Asian
Gilgameshranger (hunter) 8/monk (open hand) 8/cleric (nature) 4
12​
Mesopotamian
Grace O'Malleyfighter (brutal) 11/rogue (thief) 5
10​
Irish
Guineverebard (glamour) 10
5​
British
Harald Hardradarogue 2/barbarian (overwhelming) 4/fighter (master of battle) 12
12​
Norwegian
Harry Houdinifatebender (mascot) 6/rogue (thief) 6
7​
American
Hayreddin Barbarossafighter (warmaster) 11/bard (valorous) 5/ranger (hunter) 4
11​
Middle East
Helcleric (mind) 20
19​
Norse
Herculesbarbarian (holy) 8/fighter (champion) 11
17​
Greek
Hippolytaranger (hunter) 4/fighter (champion) 15
9​
Greek
Hua Mulanmonk (kensei) 4/fighter (warmaster) 12
8​
Chinese
Huon of Bordeauxfighter 2/paladin (oath of the crown) 11
13​
French
Imhotepcleric (knowledge) 8
6​
Egyptian
Irene Adlerrogue (inquisitive) 9/bard 4 (college of lore)
4​
British
Jan "One-Eyed" Žižkamarshal (swift strategist) 11
—​
Czech
Jasonrogue (swashbuckler) 7/fighter (scout) 11
11​
Greek
Joan of Arcbard (valorous) 5/fighter (master of battle) 8/paladin 2
12​
French
John Henryfighter (brutal) 20
13​
American
John "Jack" Broughtonfighter (brutal) 7/monk (drunk) 3
6​
British
Julie d'Aubigny (aka La Maupin)rogue (duelist) 9/fighter (master of battle) 7
10​
French
Khutulunranger (animal master) 4/fighter (inspirational) 8/rogue 2
8​
Mongolian
King Shakamonk (kensei) 3/fighter (warmaster) 15
9​
Zulu
Lancelot, Sirfighter (champion) 7/paladin (oath of devotion) 6
12​
British
Leonidasfighter (battlemaster) 20
13​
Greek
Little Johnfighter (scout) 11
7​
British
Lokirogue (genius) 17/bard 1/druid (lunar) 8
16​
Norse
Maid Marianranger 1/rogue (swashbuckler) 11
6​
British
Mary Fields ("Stagecoach Mary")fighter (scout) 6
4​
American
Mary Readrogue (genius) 6/fighter (champion) 5
6​
British
Melankomasmonk (merciful) 8/fighter (master of battle) 6
14​
Greek
Merlin Ambrosiuswizard (illusionist) 17/druid (herdmaster) 8
20​
British
Miyamoto Musashifighter (samurai) 18
10​
Japanese
Moctezuma IIfighter (banneret) 12
7​
Aztec
Mordredfighter (banneret) 18
12​
British
Morgan le Faysorcerer (holy blood) 16
16​
British
Muso Gonnosukefighter (samurai) 11
6​
Japanese
Nemo, Captainartificer (gunsmith) 9
9​
French
Nikola Teslatinkerer (mechanic) 9
5​
American
Nymue, Lady of the Lakewizard (inventor) 20
13​
British
Paul Bunyanmonster tamer (animalist) 11/ranger 1/fighter 2
11​
American
Penthesilea, Queenranger (hunter) 4/fighter (brutal) 14
12​
Greek
Perseusrogue (thief) 7/fighter (champion) 5
10​
Greek
Peter Jacksonfighter 6 (battlemaster)/monk (open hand) 4
5​
Australian
Piri Reisfighter (banneret) 17
9​
Turkish
Prosperowizard (enchantment) 11
8​
British
Rasputinrogue 1/barbarian 1/fighter (brutal) 10
6​
Russian
Robin Hoodrogue (thief) 5/fighter (archer) 7
8​
British
Sadie Farrellrogue (thief) 3/monk (open hand) 3/fighter (battlemaster) 3
5​
American
Sage Doubanartificer (alchemist) 5
2​
Middle East
Saladinrogue (genius) 6/fighter (warmaster) 11
10​
Middle East
Seh-Dong-Hong-Behfighter (battle master) 6/monk (kensei) 8
11​
Dahomean/Benin
Semiramisrogue (genius) 10/bard (loquacious) 5
7​
Assyria
Sherlock Holmessavant (coordinator) 13
9 | 7​
British
Sheriff of Nottinghamrogue (mastermind) 6/ranger (gloom stalker) 6
5​
British
Sinbadrogue 2/ranger 1/fighter (archer) 7
5​
Middle East
Sir Guy of Gisborneranger (hunter) 3/fighter (brute) 8
7​
British
Snow Whitesorcerer (divine soul) 8/bard 1
5​
Europe
Sun Wukongrogue (thief) 12/monk (open hand) 8
14​
Chinese
Talosfighter (archer) 6
4​
Greek
Tamar, Queenrogue (genius) 6/fighter (warmaster) 8
9​
Georgian
Tarzanbarbarian (animalist) 9
5​
American
Thor Odinsonfighter (eldritch knight) 14/barbarian (lightning harbinger) 4/paladin 2
15​
Norse
Titaniabard (fey) 20
13​
British
Tomoe Gozenfighter (samurai) 15
8​
Japanese
Ulysses/Odysseusrogue (genius) 9/fighter (master of battle) 11
11​
Greek
Vlad the Impaleroccultist (vampire) 15
12​
Romanian
William the Conquerorfighter (cavalier) 16
11​
French (and British?)
Will Scarletfighter (battle master) 11
8​
British
Zhuang Zhougeomancer (architect) 7
4​
Chinese

Epic Monsters​

Name
Challenge
Notes
Abraxas
20​
Basilidean
Antaeus
4​
Greek
Anzu
15​
Mesopotamian
Arachne
5​
Greek
Baba Yaga
24​
Russian
Balor
15​
Irish
Black Shuck
5​
British
Brunnhilde
12​
Norse
Bunyip
8​
Australian
Caliban
2​
British
Catoblepas
2​
Africa
Cerberus
8​
Greek
Cheshire Cat
3​
British
Cherub
9​
Biblical
Chupacabra
13​
American
Circe
7​
Greek
Coyote
n/a​
Native American
Cthulhu
30​
Lovecraft
Cu-Sith
7​
British
Dagon
27​
Lovecraft
Donn Cúailnge
15​
Irish
Dorian Gray
7​
British
Dracula, Count
23​
British
Drop Bear
3​
Australian
Elizabeth Bathory
9​
Hungarian
Escornáu
5​
Spanish
Fafnir
12​
Norse
Fenrir
20​
Norse
Four Horsemen: Death
23​
Biblical
Four Horsemen: Famine
23​
Biblical
Four Horsemen: Strife
23​
Biblical
Four Horsemen: War
23​
Biblical
Frankenstein's Monster
9​
British
Geryon
8​
Greek
Ghatanothoa
27​
Lovecraft
Goldhorn
1​
Slovenia
Great Sphinx
25​
Egyptian
Green Knight
8​
British
Gremlin
4​
British
Grendel
9​
British
Grendel's Mother
14​
British
Grootslang
8​
South Africa
Grýla
8​
Iceland
Hastur
29​
Lovecraft
Headless Horseman
6​
Various
Hodag
4​
American
Horus
29​
Egypt
Invisible Man, the
4​
British
Jackalope
4​
American
Jekyll (Dr.) & Hyde (Mr.)
2 | 8​
British
Jersey Devil
6​
American
Joe Magarac
11​
American
Jörmungandr
23​
Norse
Karkaddan
7​
Middle East
Kongamato
3​
Zambia (also Angola, Congo)
Krampus
9​
German
Leannán Sídhe
6​
Irish
Loch Ness Monster
5​
British
Loveland Frog Man
2​
American
Lucifer I, Falling Angel
12​
Various
Lucifer II, Fallen Angel
24​
Various
Lucifer III, Lord of Hell
35​
Various
Mad Hatter
6​
British
Mari Lwyd
5​
Iceland
Māui
25​
Polynesian
Mongolian Death Worm
2​
Asian
Morrígan
22​
Irish
Mothman
4​
American
Níðhǫggr
26​
Norse
Nyarlathotep
25​
Lovecraft
Oberon
14​
British
Odin
35​
Norse
Onocentaur
2​
Various
Ōphan
10​
Biblical
Orang-Bati
4​
Indonesian
Orthos
3​
Greek
Pan
25​
Greek
Pecos Bill
18​
American
Peter Pan
8​
British
Poukai
8​
Māori
Púca
3​
Celtic
Reynard the Fox
6​
France
Rusalka
6​
Slavic
Sea Witch
6​
Danish
Seraph
12​
Biblical
Sharur
5​
Mesopotamian
Shub-Niggurath
30​
Lovecraft
Skin-Walker
5​
Native American (predominantly Navajo)
Slue-Foot Sue
14​
American
Storm Hag
5​
American
Subus
2​
Africa
Thoth
33​
Egyptian
Triton
16​
Greek
Typhon
28​
Greek
Wendigo
6​
Native American (First Nations)
White Rabbit
7​
British
World Turtle
30​
Various
Xiezhi
3​
Various
Yig, Father of Serpents
28​
Lovecraft
Yog-Sothoth
n/a​
Lovecraft
 

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Casimir Liber

Adventurer
Love(d) seeing these.....is there are "request" thread somewhere? Was planning on creating buffing the Four Archangels (y'know....Gabriel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael...devil-hunters) sometime...free time permitting, but am a bit of a neophyte crunching numbers in 5e....
 

dave2008

Legend
Love(d) seeing these.....is there are "request" thread somewhere? Was planning on creating buffing the Four Archangels (y'know....Gabriel, Michael, Uriel, Raphael...devil-hunters) sometime...free time permitting, but am a bit of a neophyte crunching numbers in 5e....
Just make the request in one of the threads (Mythological Figures or Epic Monsters) to @Mike Myler , then he typically adds it to the list
 

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