So, this wiki is in need of change and I think everyone has agreed on this, without getting into too much of the hows and whys I think we should work to define what a "monster" is and ensure the content of the wiki reflects that:
So : What is a "monster"?
A monster is generally speaking a "scary creature that goes against nature", not a very helpful definition when one is making a wiki though as it can be taken so many ways..
A monster (for purpose of the wiki) should be about what the word invokes in the popular mind visually - a monster should be notably abnormal in appearance, mannerism and so on.. they are "alien" (even if they do not always come from other planets).. if they have human appearance it is fleeting at best and one always sees something deeply off in them, they are a fun-house mirror to our senses of what is normal.
A monster can be a shadow under the bed, a giant lizard stomping around Tokyo or a hairy bipedal ape wandering the forests - what unites them is they are strange, fantastical and above all else uncanny.
They unsettle us, even monsters that are designed to be good have a kind of unnatural vibe to them, because that's what they are..
Not every magical creature is going to be a monster, Zeus and the gods for example are simply magnified versions of humanity - for all the power and might they are still ultimately a reflection of ourselves, while a monster is a *warped* reflection.. we look to the mythological heroes and so on and see ourselves, beefed up to heroic proportions.
We look upon a "monster" (even a good one) and we struggle, we see parts of ourselves but altered and twisted, again like a fun-house mirror.
So as the wiki grows and the content changes I'd like to have it focus on this theme.. that monsters are not just magical creatures of any variety.. monsters should be *weird*, other-worldly.. it's far from a perfect definition but maybe it's a start.