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Mythical Creatures Quiz

Name the mythical creatures described below.
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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Description
Creature
Horse with a horn on its forehead
Unicorn
Half woman - half fish
Mermaid
Irish spirit with a piercing wail
Banshee
Pacific Northwest bigfoot
Sasquatch
3-headed dog that guards Hades
Cerberus
Latin American animal that drinks
the blood of livestock
Chupacabra
One-eyed giant
Cyclops
Half man - half horse
Centaur
What Medusa was
Gorgon
Arabic spirit that might appear
from a magic lamp
Genie
Bird that rises from its own ashes
Phoenix
Description
Creature
Many-headed water serpent
Hydra
Gigantic octopus-like sea monster
Kraken
Tiny, mischievous, gold-hording Irish spirit
Leprechaun
Head of a bull - body of a man
Minotaur
Human who becomes a
wolf-like beast under the full moon
Werewolf
Abominable snowman
Yeti
Body of a lion - head and wings of an eagle
Griffin
Ugly, bird-winged woman
Harpy
Half man, half goat with a perpetual erection
Satyr
Small reptile that can kill with a glance
Basilisk
Huge, stupid creature that might
live under a bridge
Troll
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level ∞
Jul 31, 2013
Expanded!
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level 66
Jul 31, 2013
I kept putting Cerebus instead of Cerebrus. Man!!
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level 56
Dec 15, 2014
my first impulse was to write fluffy!
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level 46
Mar 1, 2015
Exactly!
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level 38
May 10, 2015
go harry potter. basilisks aren't small, you crazo author of this quiz!!
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level 11
Jun 10, 2018
I literally did the same thing!
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level 17
Aug 24, 2018
Both of those are wrong mate.
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level 55
Aug 8, 2013
Basilisks only look like serpents in Harry Potter. In real mythology they look like big reptilian chickens, because they are a chickens egg that is hatched under a snake.
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level 14
Aug 14, 2013
I know right. When the answer was revealed I was confused because i thought they were more of a creepy chicken-looking thing.
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level 59
Sep 3, 2013
Isn't it supposed to be a rooster's egg?
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level 16
Nov 10, 2013
Roosters don't lay eggs.
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level 71
Jul 21, 2014
That's right, roosters laying eggs is just silly! Not like a petite reptile with a lethal glance....
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level 36
Nov 10, 2014
Actually, I think you're confused with a Cockatrice, which was believed to be born from the egg of a 7 year old rooster
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level 21
Jul 27, 2015
the basilisk is a serpent's or toad's egg hatched by a rooster, not laid by the rooster or hatched by a snake, like the cockatrice is the opposite, like australian viking said.
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level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Actually, they also look like serpents in Percy Jackson, or, to be more precise, Heroes of Olympus. Much better than Harry Potter.
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level 7
Nov 24, 2015
Correct. The name "Basilisk" means "little crown".
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level 9
Apr 21, 2015
They look like serpents in Percy Jackson as well. They are small snake like creatures that breathe fire. But that might just be in HoO
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level 26
May 9, 2015
Pliny the Elder had it as a small snake, I guess that is what they are going from. Apparently weasels are deadly. Go figure. If I could kill stuff with a glance, and only weasels could resist, I would just make my minions kill all the weasels, but apparently it wasn't that smart.
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level 56
Oct 22, 2015
in harry potter the roosters call was deadly to it...
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level 69
Aug 11, 2013
I tried typing in "Alex Rodriguez" for "Half man - half horse" but the quiz wouldn't accept it. Puzzling.
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level 33
Nov 12, 2013
I typed in Sarah Jessica Parker.
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level 41
Nov 19, 2013
LOL
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level 74
Sep 3, 2013
Easy for a childhood mythology buff/adolescent AD&D player
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level 64
Sep 3, 2013
"Gigantic octopus-like sea monster". First I tried Cthulhu. Kraken is a squid.
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level 55
Apr 19, 2014
A squid is like an octopus.
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level 50
Jun 16, 2014
Actually, Erikthev, it is much like an octopus, see? Their blood, class, phylum, kingdom, subclass, and geographical distribution are all exactly the same. A spider and an ant are very different. However, the mythical Kraken is indeed an octopus, as seen in these pictures: Octopus: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/globalassets/images/slideshows/Marine%2520Wildlife/octopus1.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.flamboroughheadsac.org.uk/storyboards/marinewildlife/iframe.php?StoryID%3D7&h=194&w=259&tbnid=89fDcIpPgvk5EM:&zoom=1&q=octopus&tbnh=160&tbnw=213&usg=__D00DGwzP0iM2WHfZAUQGRp9YJbI=&docid=frFn_WlRqajYtM&itg=1&sa=X&ei=xJ6fU72qBo3uoAS_pIKgBw&ved=0CH4Q_B0wDA Squid: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squid#mediaviewer/File:Giant_squid_melb_aquarium03.jpg Kraken painting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kraken#mediaviewer/File:Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_Montfort.jpg
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level 24
May 21, 2015
Wow... Someone managed to count the tentacles of Kraken!?!
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level 70
Apr 28, 2016
Why don't we just settle on cephalopod?
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level 7
Nov 24, 2015
Hey! You should get: "The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were". The Kraken was an octopus!
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level 26
Sep 3, 2013
Thank you God of War.
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level 13
Sep 10, 2013
UGH! Its "Satyr" not "Saytr"!!! i'm so dumb lol
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level 13
Sep 10, 2013
Great quiz though, i got 20/22
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level 16
Sep 11, 2013
Couldn't spell Minotaur right... Kept saying menitar
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level 41
Nov 19, 2013
i kept thinking of lines from 'Role Models' after seeing that one...unleash the beast!!
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level 14
Sep 18, 2013
20/22. Percy Jackson and Harry Potter helped me with a majority of these.
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level 24
Apr 13, 2016
same i tried fluffy for the 3 headed dog
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level 44
Jun 6, 2016
Except Fluffy doesn't guard Hades, or even the underworld.
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level 36
May 14, 2016
Same here.
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level 18
Sep 18, 2013
What about the Sirens
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level 25
Jun 16, 2016
Siren are Greek
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level 5
Jul 25, 2016
So are the: --Cerberus, --Satyr, --Cyclops, --Centaur, --Gorgon, --Minotaur and, --Hydra.
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level 11
Oct 3, 2013
a basilisk is not small, its gigantic!
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level 74
Apr 19, 2016
You might be confused by Harry Potter.
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level 35
Jan 22, 2014
cockatrice should be accepted for basilisk- it's half reptile. And basilisks were huge reptiles in Harry Potter, not small.
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
Its a good thing HP isnt a reference to mythology....Basilisks are traditionally smaller reptiles.
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level 40
Jun 29, 2016
Totally agree. I kept trying to think of cockatrice, but couldn't remember the word! Then I looked at the comments and saw people talking about basilisks. But yeah, cockatrice should be accepted.
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level 14
Mar 17, 2014
Good quiz but........ PLEASE EXCEPT TYPOS IT IS SSSOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!
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level 69
Apr 29, 2014
You know that the word you probably mean is spelled "accept," not "except," don't you? Kind of undermines your request.
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
Lmao
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level 22
Dec 31, 2016
no ya gotta know how to spell it right dingus
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level 8
Apr 3, 2014
If u have watched Percy Jackson u can get a lot of these answers!
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level 50
Jun 25, 2014
Forget watching it, those movies were LAME! The books are MUCH better.
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level 26
May 9, 2015
Agreed, the movies were quite idiotic in comparison to the books.
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level 80
Feb 11, 2016
And since the books are poorly written in the first place, that's really saying something!
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level 22
Dec 31, 2016
plattitude your opinion is nothing to me. and i can have my opinion. PS that was supposed to be hypocritic and ironic
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level 80
Jan 11, 2017
On the flip side, I watched the Sea of Monsters with my kids over Christmas break, and there were a couple gems in there that made it worth watching. The first was when Dionysus pours himself a drink of wine and it turns into water in his glass, he looks at it and says "You know, the Christians have a guy who could do that trick in reverse. Now THAT'S a God!" The second was Nathan Fillion / Hermes talking about a tv show that was the best one ever... so of course it was cancelled.
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level 35
Feb 16, 2017
Those books are among the top three read by most kids I know. They have quite the cult following, unlike the movies, which barely even follow the storyline!
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level 32
Jun 23, 2016
Watch? Those movies were awful. They better not make another one.
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level 13
Apr 15, 2017
I love the books a LOT better. I watched some movies..and I thought...I'll just stick to the books.... :)
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level 8
Apr 3, 2014
100% in 1:14 yay!
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level 9
Apr 30, 2014
I can definitely give credit to Harry Potter for some of this knowledge ....
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
Piers Anthony...great author, been around alot longer than HP and PJ ;)
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level 80
Feb 11, 2016
Gonna have to go with Homer. Been around a LOT longer than any of the above. (Though Piers Anthony is awesome.)
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level 43
May 16, 2014
I'm surprised it took Polyphemus in place of Cyclops... I tried it just for the hell of it.
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level 31
Jun 9, 2014
got them all with 2:24 left, studdered a little on basilisk
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level 61
Jun 18, 2014
Perpetual Erection? Satyr? Right in the Childhood of every Percy Jackson reader ever
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
They always do lol...look at Disney's version of Hercules, phil with the nymphs, even they didnt screw that up.
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level 75
Nov 21, 2015
The fact that they're also known as fauns kinda puts a whole new perspective on Mr Tumnus's kidnapping of Lucy in the Chronicles of Narnia.
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level 12
Nov 30, 2016
OMFG
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level 23
Sep 20, 2017
i know right
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level 42
Oct 9, 2017
Well last time I checked Greece isn't New York. So I wouldn't rely on Percy Jackson too much. Still though. It is an amazing series and I will definitely read it to my kids.
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level 80
Jul 2, 2014
I wonder if the use of so many Harry Potter elements was intentional?
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
doubt it, there's way too many big titles that use mythology for them not to overlap with Harry Potter....that just happens to be the newest.
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level 80
Jul 20, 2014
For genie I think I tried Jinn which is the same thing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinn
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level 23
Sep 26, 2017
djinn is the actual spelling.
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level 28
Aug 7, 2014
have to give credit to MTG 100%
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level 16
Sep 17, 2014
Piers Anthony :)
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level 46
Dec 28, 2014
Honestly I've never heard of the word satyr. It's always been faun!
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level 48
Dec 6, 2016
same I know Faun from Narnia
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level 4
Mar 17, 2015
you should add the wee folk as a type in for the leprechaun that is what they were called in Ireland
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level 2
Feb 27, 2018
no its not
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level 55
Apr 14, 2015
Historically, unicorns were actually more like goats than horses. Not that it matters since in modern times, everyone will know what you're talking about. *puts on nerd cap*
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level 9
Apr 21, 2015
Ugh I couldn't spell phoenix right! And I totally blanked on the serpent question! I know what it was I just couldn't think of the name.... I got most of the creatures from PJO/HoO right....
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level 2
Apr 24, 2015
The only problem I have with this quiz is the description for the Baskilisk. The only time a Baskilisk is small is when its a baby! (Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone)
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level 76
May 1, 2016
It's "basilisk," and traditionally, a basilisk is small. Also, wrong Harry Potter book.
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level 12
Nov 3, 2017
yeah, its the chamber of secrets
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level 35
Apr 26, 2015
When I read the "Half man, half goat with a perpetual erection" hint I immediately thought of the traditional depiction of Baphomet.
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level 74
May 2, 2016
Charlie Sheen was my first thought.
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level 8
Apr 28, 2015
A HYDRA IS NOT A WATER SERPENT! Also, someone could answer Ladon and still be correct (ignoring the water part).
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level 26
May 6, 2015
I couldn't for the life of me remember banshee! I put harpy for banshee and got it lol
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level 38
Jun 4, 2015
What? No Hippogriff?!?!?!?!?!?!
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level 19
Jul 16, 2015
Darn it.. Looking at the answers after failing the quiz, I noticed I could have gotten a lot more if I just would have looked at the hints more closely. I just psyched myself out and figured if I couldn't get the very few I read, I may as well give up. XD
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level 70
Aug 5, 2015
You could add Yowie and Drop Bear for an Australian influence...
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level 38
Oct 13, 2016
nice. our beauty of a drop bear deserves a place.
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level 66
Aug 20, 2015
I tried Hugh Hefner as the 'Half man half goat with a permanent erection'
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level 59
May 1, 2016
Or Daryl Hannah for half woman, half fish?
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level 38
Aug 29, 2015
Did anyone else type in Fluffy for the 3-headed dog question?
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level 42
Nov 13, 2017
yes poor fluffy
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level 24
Sep 21, 2015
2:58 left :) Love my mythology
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level 39
Oct 4, 2015
Well Percy Jackson definitely never mentioned the whole eternal erection thing for satyrs. My whole childhood has been a lie!
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level 25
Nov 12, 2015
Could you plz accept Cereberus for the 3 heade dog? Thanx!!
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level 25
Jan 5, 2016
Could you please accept 'Cereberus' for 'Cerberus' please? I kept on trying variants of Cereberus and wasted a lot of time on that :(. It was the only one I didn't get.
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level 7
Feb 4, 2016
easy for me
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level 65
Feb 24, 2016
The "Small" part threw me off for basilisk. I always think of a basilisk as it was portrayed in harry potter, really big. I guess the original mythology is a bit different
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level 26
Mar 7, 2016
Permission to add 'Scylla' in place of the kraken or at least make it another option.
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level 4
Apr 25, 2016
It took me 3 tries to get it right.
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level 7
May 1, 2016
I was thinking that doesn't a dragon count as a mythical creature?If so why wasn't it on the quiz?^~^
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level 15
May 24, 2016
unless youve never read harry potter, a basilisk is not small. like that would be a HUGE understatement
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level 22
May 26, 2016
Great Quiz, 100% with 2:40 remaining :)
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level 16
Jun 3, 2016
siren should count for harpy
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level 17
Jun 19, 2016
Very creative! I loved this quiz! 👍
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level 10
Jun 23, 2016
It accepts gryphon for griffin lol... I missed hydra, typed in leviathan...
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Try Hippogriff. >;D
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level 41
Jul 4, 2016
Couldn't the the description of the Satyr also fit Baphomet?
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level 10
Aug 18, 2016
For Griffin I thought it meant Manticore! :D
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level 59
Aug 29, 2016
Harry Potter was a real help with this: Banshee, centaur, phoenix, werewolf, basilisk
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level 57
Nov 4, 2016
I wish I'd watched 'Jason and the Argonauts' again before doing this quiz. On the topic of movies, there's an awesome Norwegian film called 'Troll Hunter' you should all see.
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level 41
Nov 20, 2016
A surprising amount of people don't know what a Basilisk is.
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level 40
Nov 23, 2016
Isn't the Sphinx the same as a griffin, based on the griffin's description?
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level 4
Dec 17, 2016
got a 77% on this
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level 21
Dec 19, 2016
I really miss: -Half man, half amazing - Vince Carter
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level 35
Feb 16, 2017
Anyone beat 2:48?
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level 26
Feb 23, 2017
"perpetual erection"
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level 41
Feb 28, 2017
I don't want to be obnoxious, but could you accept traditional spellings? I grew up on Irish folklore, and so for me leipreachán and bean sí come to mind before the anglicized spellings. I don't have this problem with many other mythologies, but I'm sure other quiz-takers do, and it would really us help if you could accommodate that.
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level 22
Mar 2, 2017
Half the things I couldn't spell.
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level 37
Mar 17, 2017
I knew all the Greek Mythos ones from Destiny. And who said you don't learn from games
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level 56
Apr 26, 2017
Lernaean Hydra should be accepted also, as it is the correct name.
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level 23
May 14, 2017
I woulda been fine but I couldnt spell Chupacarbra
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level 57
May 23, 2017
You should accept "Human" for the last one. That's what I tried at first.
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level 25
Jul 2, 2017
question: small reptile that can kill with a glance answer: BASILISK SMALL BASILISKS?!?
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level 51
Jul 18, 2017
please accept "yetti," seems petty not to.
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level 74
Oct 2, 2017
Doesn't seem pety to me at all.
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level 53
Oct 3, 2017
cyclops - isn't it a plural version of cyclop? If so, why cyclop is not acceptable
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level 48
Oct 24, 2017
There is no such thing as "cyclop" - it has always been cyclops, and that IS the singular.
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level 48
Oct 24, 2017
You forgot: Rougaroo Wendigo Arachne Kitsune Kran Worm Lamia Okami Pishtaco Qareen Skinwalker Vetala Rakshasa Golem Witches (both types - those that get power from demons and those who don't) Familiars Leviathan and last but not least - Jefferson Starships - named by Dean himself
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level 9
Oct 25, 2017
some of these were easy
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level 13
Oct 30, 2017
Medusa was not actually a Gorgon her sisters were turned into the gorgons she was separate in the curse
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level 51
Nov 1, 2017
i thought "yeti" was spelled with two t's. any chance you could accept? seems nitpickish not to.
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level 42
Nov 13, 2017
The amount of these that were on the tip of my tongue is insane
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level 13
Nov 28, 2017
This is too easy... I had enough time to fill in the ones i knew (like half) and look up the rest.
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level 17
Dec 18, 2017
100% with 1:55 left
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level 15
Jan 22, 2018
1:56 Scoring You scored 22/22 = 100%. This beats or equals 100% of test takers The average score is 14 Your high score is 22 Your best time is 1:56 remaining
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level 20
Jun 28, 2018
Got 22/22 time remaining 1:13
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level 23
Sep 1, 2018
Easy, but I don't like scary things cuz I'm not even 11 right now!
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