The Stoakes-Whibley Natural Index of Supernatural Collective Nouns

I have to thank Michael over at aNadder for this one. I’m a big fan of collective nouns. There are the old favourites like a murder of crows or a parliament of owls. But what about collective nouns for supernatural creatures? We’ve all heard of a host of angels. Well, thanks to Michael pointing this out to me over at Wondermark, here’s a full list of all the collective nouns for supernatural critters you could want. I have no idea how accurate or made up this is, but I like it nonetheless. There are some absolute blinders listed here:

supernatural collective nouns


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11 thoughts on “The Stoakes-Whibley Natural Index of Supernatural Collective Nouns

  1. Very cool – but I’m not supposed to be reading ultra cool things like this on the net – I have other things to do…………

  2. this is fantastic. I enjoyed it immensely. thanks for sharing. I shall forever know how to describe a gossip of mermaids and bureau of mole men.

  3. I’m running a little experiment encouraging people to submit novel collective nouns to All Sorts. It works by searching Twitter for the #collectivenouns hashtag. If you see one you like, you can retweet it, and it counts as a vote. That way the best suggestions bubble up to the top.

  4. Dear Santa

    For Christmas, please send me:

    A harem of sexbots
    An opulence of succubi
    A delectation of nymphs
    A cavalry of valkyries
    A gossip of mermaids
    And maybe a large tub of Viagra



  5. Interesting AND useful. I’m currently writing a novel featuring nephilim, and I had no idea they were collectively known as a tromp!

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