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Mythical Creatures Quiz #2

Name the mythical creatures described below.
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First submittedJuly 31, 2013
Last updatedJuly 18, 2016
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Description
Creature
Flying reptile that breathes fire
Dragon
Scythe-carrying harbinger of death
Grim Reaper
Vants to suck your blood
Vampire
Immortal being with pointy ears
and archery skills
Elf
Beautiful female creature who
lures men with song
Siren
Another name for a sasquatch
Bigfoot
What Tinkerbell is
Fairy
Imp who sabotages aircraft
Gremlin
Female spirit who seduces men
and saps their life
Succubus
Minor Greek deity associated with
a specific river or other place
Nymph
Description
Creature
Talking tree of Middle Earth
Ent
Winged horse ridden by Bellerophon
Pegasus
Jewish animated being, made from clay
Golem
Winged horse with an eagle's head
Hippogriff
Persian creature with the body of a lion,
tail of a scorpion, and head of a man
Manticore
Egyptian creature with the body of a lion,
wings of a bird, and face of a woman
Sphinx
Reanimated corpse who needs BRAAAINS
Zombie
Huge bird of prey of Arabic lore (3 letters)
Roc
Impossible to pronounce creature with
tentacled mouth and wings
Cthulhu
Fire-breathing Greek hybrid.
A lion with a goat's head on its back
Chimera
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level 28
Aug 5, 2013
I'm surprised so few people got hippogriff
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level 77
Oct 23, 2013
Were they invented in Harry Potter or around before that? Took me a while to get that one, too.
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level 52
Oct 23, 2013
Nah, they were around before Harry Potter.
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level 77
Oct 30, 2016
Are you sure? Griffins were around way before Harry Potter. And "hippo" just means horse. I assumed Rowling had just combined the two because as a child I was obsessed with mythology, Dungeons & Dragons and such and never came across hippogriffs.
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level 42
Oct 30, 2016
Hippogriffs were mentioned by name in Orlando Furioso, so Harry Potter was a few centuries too late to claim naming rights.
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level 77
Nov 2, 2016
ok if you say so
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level 67
Aug 14, 2018
Here's the relevant passage, from canto IV, verse VIII:

no fiction wrought magic lore,
But natural was the steed the wizard pressed;
For him a filly to griffin bore;
Hight hippogryph. In wings and beak and crest,
Formed like his sire, as in the feet before;
But like the mare, his dam, in all the rest.
Such on Riphaean hills, though rarely found,
Are bred, beyond the frozen ocean's bound.


And here's how Thomas Bulfinch describes it in 1863:

Like a griffin, he had the head of an eagle, claws armed with talons, and wings covered with feathers, the rest of his body being that of a horse. This strange animal is called a Hippogriff.
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level 18
Sep 18, 2013
Thx for adding sirens. In the first one i was hoping for them
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level 19
Oct 23, 2013
there is a boss in terraria called the eye of cthluhu
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level 66
Oct 23, 2013
Aliens can pronounce cthulhu - humans just aren't capable. The sleeping one is also one of my favorite deadmau5 songs.
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level 82
May 18, 2014
I am surprised everyone so far has gotten the "Vants to suck your blood" clue without whining about the "v" :)
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level 50
May 28, 2014
That's the vampire accent! That's how they talk! 'Don't be afraid, I only vant a bite of your throat...' etc. etc.
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level 76
May 26, 2014
Creature with pointy ears and archery skills immediately made me think of satyr. Would that be acceptable?
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level 50
May 28, 2014
Have you never watched Lord of the Rings?
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level 48
Sep 30, 2014
THANKS AGE OF MYTHOLOGY
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level 35
Mar 10, 2017
SAME
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level 39
Dec 5, 2014
I was so hoping that the Red cross was an acceptable answer for Vants to suck your blood. :)
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level 38
Dec 16, 2014
C'thulhu and ent shouldn't be on here as both are not mythological creatures. The clue for nymph is way to vague zombie really isn't mythological either.
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level 54
Oct 31, 2016
Zombies are definitely mythologically associated with various world beliefs, including those in the roots of voodoo.
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level 67
May 3, 2018
True, but if we're talking about voodoo zombies, then the "eating brains" thing isn't part ot that. That's a Hollywood invention. In voodoo, zombies are basically just mindless laborers that don't need food or rest.
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level 26
Nov 1, 2015
can you accept sphynx? and chimaera/chimæra?
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level 50
Apr 23, 2016
Can someone tell me the difference between Hippogriff and Griffin. If there isn't a difference then can you allow Griffin for an acceptable answer.
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level 67
Aug 14, 2018
Yes, a griffin has the head, wings, and front legs of an eagle, but the hindquarters of a lion. A hippogriff is the offspring of a griffin and a horse, and so has the hindquarters of a horse instead of those of a lion.
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level 15
May 25, 2016
i grew up knowing the term, " rak " rather than, " roc " could you please fix that for me? other than that, cool quiz!
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level 61
Jun 29, 2019
It is hereby fixed, now you know it is roc. You are welcome :)
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level 78
Oct 30, 2016
A garland of Martian fire flowers to Emerson Lake & Palmer for manticore.
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level 57
Oct 30, 2016
I'm surprised so few got manticore, obviously everyone needs to brush up on their Percy Jackson
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level 46
Oct 30, 2016
Isn't Grim Reaper just another name for Death. And there are actual real Zombis in Voudou which are people drugged so they are effectively dead and then brought back as a a slave to a magician so not quite a mythical creature
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level 77
Nov 2, 2016
Being drugged and then revived later doesn't make you dead, effectively or otherwise. And the people claiming to be zombies in Jamaica are obviously very much alive. Actual, brain-eating walking corpses are, of course, entirely fictional. And impossible.
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level 67
Sep 7, 2018
I'd agree that the Grim Reaper isn't really a creature, more like a mythical person? I don't have a solid argument for this, but I feel like it would be similar to including Zeus, say.
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level 36
Nov 19, 2016
Absolutely amazing quiz!, I'm obsessed with mythology and this is amazing
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level 7
Nov 30, 2016
Mythology is my favorite category/subject so this helps me study, keep making amazing quizzes!
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level 42
Feb 19, 2017
I didn't know elves were known for their archery skills...
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level 35
Mar 10, 2017
*Cough* Legolas *Cough*...
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level 77
May 3, 2018
Depends on which kind of elf you're talking about. Not all of them are immortal, either.
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level 46
Jan 27, 2018
Naiad should be acceptable for a river spirit.
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level 53
Jul 26, 2018
The definition for Nymphs can work also for Potamoi.
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level 56
Jun 7, 2019
Obviously, I find Cthulhu not just impossible to pronounce, but also impossible to spell.
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level 49
Oct 6, 2019
Tinkerbell is technically a Pixie and not a Fairy...