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Mythical Creatures Quiz #1

Name the mythical creatures described below.
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Last updated: June 13, 2019
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First submittedAugust 28, 2010
Times taken584,375
Average score63.6%
Rating4.88
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Description
Creature
Horse with a horn on its forehead
Unicorn
Half woman - half fish
Mermaid
Half man - half horse
Centaur
Irish spirit with a piercing wail
Banshee
Head of a bull - body of a man
Minotaur
Pacific Northwest name for bigfoot
Sasquatch
One-eyed giant
Cyclops
Latin American animal that drinks
the blood of livestock
Chupacabra
What Medusa was
Gorgon
Arabic spirit that might appear
from a magic lamp
Genie
Huge, stupid creature that might
live under a bridge
Troll
Description
Creature
Bird that rises from its own ashes
Phoenix
Many-headed water serpent
Hydra
Gigantic octopus-like sea monster
Kraken
Tiny, mischievous, gold-hording Irish spirit
Leprechaun
Human who becomes a
wolf-like beast under the full moon
Werewolf
Three-headed dog that guards Hades
Cerberus
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
Rooster / serpent hybrid that can kill
with a glance
Basilisk
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Level 71
Aug 20, 2015
I tried Hugh Hefner as the 'Half man half goat with a permanent erection'
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Level 57
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 37
Nov 13, 2017
yes poor fluffy
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Level 59
May 25, 2021
No.
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Level 22
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 76
Jul 26, 2019
Well, the main characters were all teenagers, so it's safe to say that that particular affliction was not limited to the satyrs.
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Level 22
Nov 12, 2015
Could you plz accept Cereberus for the 3 heade dog? Thanx!!
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Level 22
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 23
Mar 7, 2016
Permission to add 'Scylla' in place of the kraken or at least make it another option.
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Level 59
May 25, 2021
Syclla is a serpent, and is not even close to a kraken
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Level 32
Feb 2, 2024
scylla is acceptable for hydra
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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 76
Jul 26, 2019
Same reason they didn't include vampires, thunderbirds, manticores, chimeras, dryads, sphinxes, jackalopes, and rocs: they've only got so much room, and there are a LOT of mythological creatures.
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Level 20
May 26, 2016
Great Quiz, 100% with 2:40 remaining :)
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Level 51
Jun 19, 2016
Very creative! I loved this quiz! 👍
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Level 8
Jun 23, 2016
It accepts gryphon for griffin lol... I missed hydra, typed in leviathan...
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Level 22
Jul 3, 2016
Try Hippogriff. >;D
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Level 34
Jun 28, 2019
A Hippogriff has the body of a horse. A Griffin has the body of a lion.
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Level 57
Jul 4, 2016
Couldn't the the description of the Satyr also fit Baphomet?
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Level 33
Aug 18, 2016
For Griffin I thought it meant Manticore! :D
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Level 74
Aug 29, 2016
Harry Potter was a real help with this:

Banshee, centaur, phoenix, werewolf, basilisk

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Level 66
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 57
Nov 20, 2016
A surprising amount of people don't know what a Basilisk is.
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Level 36
Nov 23, 2016
Isn't the Sphinx the same as a griffin, based on the griffin's description?
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Level 34
Jun 28, 2019
A sphinx has nothing to do with an eagle. It has the body of a lion and the head of a human.
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2019
Sphinxes do sometimes have wings, but they always have the head of a human, not of a bird.
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Level 20
Dec 19, 2016
I really miss:

-Half man, half amazing - Vince Carter

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Level 48
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 56
Apr 10, 2021
Totally agree - it would not accept beann sidhe!
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Level 22
Mar 2, 2017
Half the things I couldn't spell.
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Level 33
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 76
Apr 26, 2017
Lernaean Hydra should be accepted also, as it is the correct name.
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Level 74
May 23, 2017
You should accept "Human" for the last one. That's what I tried at first.
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2021
I'm at least reasonably sure that humans aren't mythical.
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Level 63
Jul 18, 2017
please accept "yetti," seems petty not to.
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Level 82
Oct 2, 2017
Doesn't seem pety to me at all.
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Level 66
Oct 3, 2017
cyclops - isn't it a plural version of cyclop? If so, why cyclop is not acceptable
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Level 63
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 63
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 76
Jul 26, 2019
Yes, Quizmaster, please make sure to include every possible mythological creature from every culture.
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Level 68
Jul 27, 2019
Read the comments looking for the Supernatural fandom... and was not disappointed. (You forgot ghoulpires, though. haha!)
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Level 9
Oct 25, 2017
some of these were easy
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Level 63
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 37
Nov 13, 2017
The amount of these that were on the tip of my tongue is insane
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Level 16
Dec 18, 2017
100% with 1:55 left
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Level 18
Jun 28, 2018
Got 22/22 time remaining 1:13
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Level 33
Sep 1, 2018
Easy, but I don't like scary things cuz I'm not even 11 right now!
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2018
Ugh was just too late for basilisk. Couldnt remember gorgon, typed gargantua..

And tried so many for the banshee one (while I know the term) based on different parts of the question. Tried: siren, fairy (couldnt bother with alternate spellings like fae and faery) ghoul, wisp, will o the wisps, and another one I believe.

For the satyr I first tried pan, which it didnt accept, then faun which it did accept.

Quite easy but very fun quiz. Could think of quite a few more mystical beasts, is there a part two?

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Level 65
Dec 8, 2019
Again went for gargantua haha (no issue with banshee this time but missed basilisk this time as well. Only thought of chimera
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Level 38
Jan 12, 2019
I kept trying to spell cockatrice for that basilisk one
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Level ∞
Jun 13, 2019
Cockatrice will work now
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Level 22
Mar 14, 2019
Didn't get mermaid but got basilisk

I feel dumb.

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Level 34
Mar 31, 2019
you should include bann sidhe as a correct answer for banshee as that's the spelling in irish gaelic. it literally translate as "woman of the sidhe(fair folk)."
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2021
That's not the correct spelling though. Bean, not bann.
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Level 77
Jun 6, 2019
Vampire?
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2021
What about them?
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2019
Fauns, Pans and Satyrs. Oh My!
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Level 65
Jul 26, 2019
Rabbit with antlers: ______________
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Level 88
Jul 26, 2019
Jackalope :)
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Level 63
Jul 26, 2019
Between Supernatural, Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and classical myths I was SET. 22/22 with 2:41 left.
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Level 85
Jul 26, 2019
*hoarding
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Level 76
Jul 26, 2019
For some reason I had a real hard time coming up with "chupacabra." All I could think was "capybara," and I knew THAT wasn't right.
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Level 67
Dec 4, 2019
20. I was thinking of basilisk from Chamber of Secrets but I forgot what it was called. Never really thought of hydra as a water serpent. I was thinking loch ness :/
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Level 43
Dec 10, 2019
Castlevania helped out a lot for this
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Level 50
May 28, 2020
Shoutout to Percy Jackson and Harry Potter
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2020
indeed
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2020
2:42 remaining
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2020
One question says "What Medusa Is." Medusa is cursed, so it should be an acceptable answer.
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Level 76
Nov 7, 2021
She's also "female," "a sister," and "dead," but the quiz is specifically looking for answers that are mythical creatures.
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Level 59
Oct 1, 2020
It's also quite weird that I got griffin from watching My Little Pony as a kid...
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Level 58
Oct 27, 2020
Haha I had no idea that banshees were Irish, I missed that and Chupacabra, which I didn't even know was a thing.
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Level 45
Nov 10, 2020
22 out of 22 first try. I liked this quiz. I'm surprised that I got every one of them
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Level 20
Jan 31, 2021
Same it was actually really enjoyable
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Level 56
Nov 14, 2020
Please accept Fawn for Satyr
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2021
Bambi is a fawn. Faun is accepted.
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Level 37
Dec 11, 2020
Who else got them because of Percy Jackson?
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Level 20
Jan 31, 2021
I didn't even know a basilisk was half rooster half serpent xD
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Level 28
Feb 16, 2021
0:00

Scoring

You scored 21/22 = 95%

This beats or equals 89.7% of test takers

The average score is 14

Your high score is 22

Your fastest time is 1:42

Forgot the last one :(

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Level 28
Feb 19, 2021
2:35

Scoring

You scored 22/22 = 100%

10.3% of test takers also scored 100%

The average score is 14

Your high score is 22

Your fastest time is 1:25

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Level 58
May 19, 2021
It annoyed me, that it wouldn't take capybara - until I remembered the beast was called chupacabra.

Oh those frightening, blood-drinking capybaras :D

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Level 29
Oct 19, 2021
Ugh I can't spell phoenix
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2021
A centaur is more like one third man and two thirds horse.
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Level 71
Nov 7, 2021
It's kinda funny because a vampire bat is a REAL LIFE Latin American creature which sucks from blood of livestock.
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Level 76
Aug 2, 2023
Well, yeah, that's why they're called vampire bats.
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Level 58
Nov 7, 2021
Understand if this is a no but my immediate though for the banshee was 'bean si' which is in the Irish, maybe this could be a type in also?
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Level 31
May 18, 2022
Possibly...
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Level 41
May 19, 2022
You know you've read to much Percy Jackson and Harry Potter if you get everything in quizzes like this!
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Level 57
Nov 27, 2022
i tried typing in Dee Reynolds for the ugly bird woman clue but couldn't figure out what it was...
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Level 50
Dec 29, 2022
so much percy jackson fans... i like it
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Level 37
Jan 17, 2023
Deeply thankful Cockatrice works for Basilisk. Attention to detail right there!
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2023
For chupacabra I typed Capybara -__-
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Level 35
Nov 28, 2023
okay I pull up
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Level 29
Mar 21, 2023
Harpy and ugly?
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Level 46
Sep 14, 2023
It doesn't seem fair to include sasquatch and yeti as "mythical creatures" as there is at least a fair chance and scientific evidence that they are as real as any other animals.
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Level 51
Sep 14, 2023
Please accept lep ER Chaun, I tried it like 10 times
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Level 49
Nov 23, 2023
Cockatrice as an alternate answer for basilisk?
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Level 35
Nov 28, 2023
The perpetual erection part ruined my childhood
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Level 35
Feb 3, 2024
The Basilisk is from Harry Potter right?