Scholars divide the various creatures of Athe into several groups:
Beasts, the natural animals of Athe.
Abeasts, animals warped or created by the Change.
Horrors, monstrous and alien creatures, whose entry to the world caused the Scouring.
Dragons, reptile-like creatures with strong elemental associations that entered the world during the Change.
Ablife, magically created beings, such as undead or golems.
Daemons, free-willed elementals that dwell in the Aether.
Avatars, fragments of divine power, usually summoned by priests.