Learn English – the term for a group of liches


What is the term for a group of liches?

In fantasy fiction, a lich (/ˈlɪtʃ/; cognate to Dutch lijk, German Leiche, Norse lík and Swedish lik all meaning "corpse") is a type of undead creature. [Wikipedia]

A group of unicorns is a blessing. So what is a group of liches?

Best Answer

Terms of venery are a linguistic amusement from the Late Middle Ages.

The Book of St. Albans, printed 1486, offered names for 165 different animal groups, including a gaggle of women, and a diligence of messengers, and influenced the Standard English Lexicon through Gervase Markham's The Gentleman's Academic in 1595.

Modern group names often reflect an essential quality of the creatures, for example:

  • a flight of butterflies
  • an intrusion of cockroaches
  • a bask of crocodiles
  • a gaggle of geese
  • a pride of lions
  • a sneak of weasels


Naming groups of animals is fun, and naming sci-fi creatures should be just as fun:

What if a blessing of unicorns ran into a:

  • curse of liches
  • graveyard of liches
  • Hydra of liches
  • morgue of liches
  • stench of liches

Use your goriest imagination of a lych.